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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather;
Programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God JOHN MATTHEWS reflects on the meaning of the Eucharist.
Grant Us Thy Peace long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: God John Matthews

: News

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: Sunday Papers

long wave only

: Sunday

A weekly look at religious news at home and abroad. Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long mate only


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

CLARE FRANCIS appeals on behalf of the Royal
Alfred Seafarers ' Society (reg no 209776), which runs retirement homes and helps with grants for those who have served their country at sea.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather;
Programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Alfred Seafarers
Unknown: Weston Acres

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Maternity Unit of Princess Margaret's Hospital, Swindon Led by THE REV DERRYCK EVANS Introduced by SISTER MARY KIBBLE
Readings: 2 Corinthians 5. vv 14-20; New Life (Kahlil Gibran )
Hymns: Now thank we all our God (BBC HB 277);
Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC HB 148); Vita Donum Dei (Shields); Love divine all loves excelling (BBC HB 328) Choirmistress RUTH BENNETT
Organist AUDREY PARKER BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Sister Mary Kibble
Unknown: Kahlil Gibran
Unknown: Vita Donum Dei
Organist: Choirmistress Ruth Bennett
Organist: Audrey Parker

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by June
Knox-Mawer who meets
David Dimbleby , television reporter, and his wife Josceline who writes cookery books; and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Earthsearch

A second chance to hear the ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT with and 1: Planetfall
The starship Challenger has been on a 115-year-long mission exploring other galaxies for suitable Earth-like planets to colonise The present crew of four were born on the Challenger and have never left it. From birth they have been looked after by two ' Angels ' - voices that surround them and guide their every move. The crew follows their advice without question. A dangerous situation, perhaps, if the ' Angels are not all that their names Imply. Sinclair.
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT Technical presentation for the series by LLOYD SILVERTHORNE Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
James Follett 's serial ... is a delight (OBSERVER) Book, same title, price £7.50 hardback, £1.65 paperback, from bookshops


Unknown: James Follett
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Directed By: James Follett
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darr: Haydn Wood
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Gillian Reynolds and Ned Sherrin to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 10.2 am)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

The Maintenance Man by RICHARD HARRIS with Bob leads a busy life.
Apart from his work as a television writer - ' I fill the gap between commercials ' - he is something of a dab hand at diy and everyone always seems to be wanting something done. In between making shelves for his ex-wife, his new girlfriend and his mother, Bob pauses to reflect on why his life is in such a mess. The break-up of his marriage has caused him more pain and anguish than he had ever imagined. Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Richard Harris
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Bob: Ray Brooks
Chris: Rosemary Martin
Diana: Elizabeth Bell
Des: Peter Baldwin

: News

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: Origins

A series of tenprogrammes 2:Petra
The ancient city of the Nabattean people is being prepared for the pressures of modern mass tourism. A new hotel, a rest house and cafeteria are being built, and the restoration of temples and tombs is going on. But archaeological investigation continues. A report from the site by Malcolm Billings accompanied by lain Browning Producer
ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Living World

Tom Eisner , Professor of Biology at Cornell
University, New York, describes the chemical defence systems of beetles, millipedes and grasshoppers. Introduced by Peter France
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: Tom Eisner
Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. He meets the former England cricketer Tom Graveney ; a man who has a railway museum in his back garden; he goes to
Winchcombe Pottery; the local paper mill; and in the footsteps of thousands of visitors, to Sudeley.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol .
(Repeated: Mon 11.5 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Give or Take

by WALLY K. DALY starring David Roper as Sam Baker and Sharon Duce as his wife Annabel.
Also featuring
Patsy Rowlands as Rose with this week:
David Tate. Gordon Clyde and Diana Bishop Theme music by JIM PARKER Producer
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Unknown: David Roper
Unknown: Sam Baker
Unknown: Sharon Duce
Unknown: Patsy Rowlands
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Music By: Jim Parker
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: Vincent Novello

A portrait of the man born 200 years ago who gave his name to the great firm of music publishers and helped to further the revival of music making in Britain. Written and presented by Michael Hurd
Other parts read by RANDAL HERLEY
Music specially recorded by DELIA FLETCHER accompanied by STEPHANIE BAMFORD and the BBC SINGERS Producer


Presented By: Michael Hurd
Read By: Randal Herley
Unknown: Delia Fletcher
Accompanied By: Stephanie Bamford
Novella: Nigel Stock
Mary Cowden Clarke: Valerie Georgeson

: Policing the 80s

A nine-part series with William Woollard 7: Complaints
'I would rather be a civilian being investigated by the police, than a police officer being investigated by the police. I think the job is done that thoroughly.'
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: John Stanley

: Music toRemember

Beethoven Overture: The Consecration of the House Balakirev Symphony No 1, in c major BBC Scotland


Unknown: Trevor Williams
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar

: News

: The Red and the Black: 6: The Confession

While making progress as secretary to the Marquis de la Mole, Julien dallies and then falls in love with the Marquis's beautiful but haughty young daughter Mathilde. Soon they are devising stratagems and once again Julien allows his passions to take risks with his career...
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm)
9.58 Weather


Writer: Stendahl
Translated by: C. K. Scott Moncrieff
Dramatised for radio in seven parts by: D. G. Bridson
Director: Brian Miller
Narrator: William Squire
Julien Sorel: Andrew Hall
Mile Mathilde: Margo Gunn
Marquise de la Mole: Margaret Robertson
Marquis de la Mole: Cyril Shaps
Prince Korasoff: John Rye
Mme la Margchal: Pauline Letts
Abbe Pirard: Malcolm Hayes

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Dr Una Kroll
Maurice Temple Smith and Prof John Weightman in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Prof John Weightman
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline.

: Past Impressions

Robert Hardy presents a series of sevenpictorial journeys through history, bringing together period songs and writings to create a kaleidoscope of British life as once it was lived. 5: The Smugglers and the Revenue Men
An attempt to separate the reality of smuggling and its organisation from the romantic image drawn by most 19th-century writers and balladeers.
Compiled by GERALD FROW Producer JOHN DYAS (Charles West is in ' Annie' at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London)


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Recalled By: Charles West
Recalled By: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Sheila Mathews
Unknown: Jamie Phillips
Producer: John Dyas
Unknown: Charles West

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.1512.23* am Shipping forecast; inshore forecast

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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