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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather: programme news

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
BBC Birmingham

7.45 Bells

7.50 The Shape of God
The Rev Fraser Smith With a meditation for the second Sunday after Epiphany. John 1. vv 35-51
BBC Birmingham

7.55 Weather: programme news

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Week's Good Cause

DAVE LEE TRAVIS appeals on behalf of Henshaw's Society for the Blind which runs a school, a special centre and three homes, and offers subsidised holidays and sheltered housing for the blind.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Dave Lee Travis ,
Henshaw's Society for the Blind, [address removed]
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Trinity United Reformed Church, Plymouth led by The Rev Bob Irving
Readings (Good News Bible): Psalm 96; Philippians 4, vv 4-9
Hymns (Church Hymnary): Sing to the Lord a joyful song (366): Come, let us remember the joys of the town (384); Lord of all hopefulness (92); Now thank we all our God (368) Anthem: My eyes for beauty pine (Howells)

BBC Bristol


Service led by: The Rev Bob Irving
Choirmaster and Organist: Keith Casey

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by ANTON gill Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Anton Gill
Unknown: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

with June Knox-Mawer who meets David Smith. painter of Antarctica, and his wife, the singer
Elizabeth Hawes, who's recently returned from a study tour of the Far East; and presents highlights from Woman's Hour.

: Smash of the Day

Hancock's Half Hour starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James
Hattie Jacques , Bill Kerr Kenneth Williams
Written by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON ' Producer
(First broadcast in 1957)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Wally Stott
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper's guide to food and drink, with a report from the South West on how local producers and purveyors are faring in the current market place.
12.55 Weather: programme news


Producer: Joy Hatwood

: The World This Weekend: News

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


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

Jannie Yeldsmnn and his Struggle Against the Boer by MICHAEL PICARDIE Captain van Tonder of the South African Special
Branch pays a visit to the black Jannie Veldsman in his isolated cabin. The two men indulge in a duel, metaphorically and finally literally, as Jannie Veldsman struggles to reach the core of his adversary's crippling racial fear and hatred.


Unknown: Michael Picardie
Captain van Tonder: Antony Sher
Jannie Veldsman: Michael Picardie

: Daphne du Maurier

Dame Daphne first visited Cornwall when she was 5 years old.
Captivated by its beauty, she was later to make her home in the county which has been the setting for many of her novels. She reflects upon the changing face of the Cornish countryside.

: News

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: Talking About Antiques

Your queries about antiques are discussed by Arthur Negus and Bernard Price.
Introduced by Hugh Scully Producer sarah pitt BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

lona wave only

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Dartmouth in South
Devon, situated on the estuary of one of Britain's most beautiful rivers. It attracts thousands of holidaymakers and is world-famous as the home of the Britannia Royal Naval College.
Producer anthony SMITH BBC Bristol
long leave only
5.58 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news long tvave only


Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: Excursion to an Emperor

A portrait of Augustus
Smith of Scilly (1804-1872) bv JOHN WILKIfc
' ... He made no money in Scilly. He told me he had laid out more than he ever received. His rents he spent upon the people.' Narrator Christian RODSKA
BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Wilkifc
Narrator: Christian Rodska
Unknown: W. T. Johns Tim Rentinck
Unknown: Michael Spice
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Caroline Goodall
Unknown: Robert Dorrifin-Smith
Unknown: Mrs Christopher.
Unknown: Peter Clough
Unknown: Roy Cooper
Unknown: Frank Gibson
Unknown: Roy Graham
Unknown: Richard Jenkins
Unknown: John Woosnam
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Augustus Smith: Andrew Hilton

: Around the World in 25 Years

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thurs 4.15 pm)

: Down to the Sea Again

Richard Baker presents a celebration of Britain's most maritime counties - Devon and Cornwall - in words, music and song with Brenda Wootton Cyril Tawney Douglas Leach and Deborah Page
The Marazion Apollo Male Voice Choir conductor
John J. Matthews
The Cambourne Town Band conductor
Derek Greenwood direct from The Guildhall, Plymouth
Producers brian PATTEN and IAN CARSON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Brenda Wootton
Unknown: Cyril Tawney
Unknown: Douglas Leach
Conductor: John J. Matthews
Conductor: Derek Greenwood
Producers: Brian Patten
Producers: Ian Carson

: News

: A Pair of Blue Eyes

by Thomas Hardy dramatised for radio in three parts by Jane Beeson
1: The autobiographical nature of this early novel caused much intrigue when it was first published. Set on the wild Cornish coast; where Hardy courted his first wife, it tells the story of Elfride, the beautiful daughter of a local parson, whose fate it is to be loved by two very different men. Her first suitor is a young architect working on her father's church, but a mystery surrounds his past which when revealed is to cause her much anguish.
Directed by Cherry Cookson


Elfride Swancourt: Janet Maw
Stephen Smith: Michael Maloney
Parson Swancourt: Nigel Stock
John Smith: Alan Dudley
Mrs Smith: Katherine Parr
Martin/Driver: Sean Arnold
Postman/Guard: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Polly: Patience Tomlinson
Kate: Jill Lidstone
Pianist: Stuart Hutchinson
Author: Thomas Hardy
Adaptor: Jane Beeson
Director: Cherry Cookson

: Weather

: News

: Great Families of Britain

A new series of radio portraits by ALISON PLOWDEN 1:The Russells of WobnrnIntroduced by John Julius Norwich
"First Earl of Bedford
^Other excerpts from chronicles, letters and journals read by GEOFFREY BANKS . PETER BELL , KEITH CLIFFORD. RUSSELL DIXON , VALERIE GEORGESON , DAVID MAHLOWE , ANN RYE
The programme includes an interview with the MarquessofTavistock . Music composed by RICHARD HARVEY Theme by NIGEL HESS Producer
Bnc Manchester


Introduced By: John Julius Norwich
Read By: Geoffrey Banks
Read By: Peter Bell
Read By: Keith Clifford.
Read By: Russell Dixon
Read By: Valerie Georgeson
Read By: David Mahlowe
Read By: Ann Rye
Composed By: Richard Harvey
Unknown: Nigel Hess
Unknown: Trevor Hill4
cas John Russell,: Christopher Neame
Henry VIII: Geoffrey Wheeler
Lord William Russell: Clive Francis

: Epilogue

The Lord's Song in a Strange Land
2: ' Out of the deep have I called unto thee 0 Lord. Lord hear my tJoice!
A meditation on Psalm 130 IAN TRACEY pla.VS Howells' Psalm Prelude Set 2, No 1 Readings by ERIC WILKES Producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ian Tracey
Unknown: Eric Wilkes
Producer: David Craig

: The Voiceof Meadow Prospect

Gwyn Thomas, a man who could talk as inventively as he could write, died last April. Hear from the people who knew him best, critics who assess his work - and Thomas himself.
Presenter John Ormond
BBC Wales


Reader: Ray Smith
Presenter: John Ormond
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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