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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather: travel: Programme news long wave only

: News

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7.10 Sunday Papers long wave only
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God 'With GILL MOODY John 10. vv 7-16 long wave only
7.55 Weather; travel: Programme news

: News

: Sunday

with Rosemary Hartlll Producer JOHN NEWBURY


Unknown: Rosemary Hartlll

: Week's Good Cause

FRANKIE HOWERD appeals on behalf of the Sir Winston Churchill Schools for the Deaf (reg no 282181). where profoundly deaf children learn to speak.
Donations by cheque or PO to: Sir Winston Churchill Educational Trust, [address removed]
8.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Prankie Howerd

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Holy Communion from St Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh
3-9. John 20, vv 26-31: Readings: I Peter 1, vv
Psalm 148: Hymns (cn3): [ greet thee. who my sure Redeemer art (86); The Saviour died. but rose again (293); Blessing and honour and glory and power (299)
Ministers THE REV


Unknown: Gilleasbuic MacMillan
Organist: Helen Alexander

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by Pamela Callaghan, who meets the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Lord Gowrle, and his journalist wife, Adelheld von der Schulenbcrg; and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.

: Earthsearch II

A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT with and Long. long ago ... the crew of the starship
Challenger abandoned their search for their
" me planet, Earth, and settled on Paradise, the third planet of a solar system on the fringe of the galaxy, leaving the two giant computers, Angel One ana Angel Two. to continue the search alone. Although
Paradise is very different from Earth, being seven-tenths covered with water. Telson, Sharna, Darv and Astra have learned to adapt and, after nearly four years, almost think of it as home - but all Is not as it should be ... 1: Return
Technical presentation by LLOYD SILVERTHORNE
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: James Follett
Presentation By: Lloyd Silverthorne
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Darv: Haydn Wood
Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutl
Tidy: David Gooderson
George: Stephen Garlick

: The Food Programme

New developments in food research in Scotland; and how the marketing people are trying to put farmed salmon on our summer shopping-lists.
Presenter Derek Cooper Producer JOY HATWOOD
12.55 Weather: programme news


Presenter: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough with voices and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Hereford, where members of the Hereford Gardening Club put their questions to BillSowerbults
Professor Alan Gemmell and Clay Jones
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am) Book, Down the Garden Path. £3.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell

: Afternoon Theatre

Immortal Bite by MALCOLM QUANTRILL with and 'His biting is Immortal: those that do die of it do seldom or never recover.'
Act V, Scene 11)
Mrs Bee is a wealthy old lady and the owner of a considerable estate. When news of her approaching death reaches the family most of them gather like hovering vultureff. Her son. Michael, has just been made redundant and sees a possible inheritance as a good way out of his situation. MARY NASH (piano)


Unknown: Malcolm Quantrill
Unknown: Mrs Bee
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Mrs Bee: Mary Ellis
Susan: Angela Down
Michael: Clive Francis
Kate: Kate Coleridge
Louise: Jill Lidstone
Wilson: Christopher Scott

: Inverewe - a Garden in Springtime

(Details: Friday 9.45 am)

: News

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: Origins

The last of four programmes in which basic questions about the past are given some sort of answer as a result of recent research.
The Domestic Scene
If it was possible to go backintimeasavisitor to the average person's house in the past, what would we expect to see? What would the inside of an Iron Age house look like? Where would you sit or sleep and on what? What was the interior of a Roman town house In Britain like? How was It furnished, and what would be on the menu for dinner? Presenter Caroline Parsons
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol long wave only


Presenter: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Living World

Highland Spring
Dick Balharry and Adam Watson take a look at the returning life of the mountain country in north-cast Scotland.
Presented and produced by John Arnott BBC Scotland
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: Dick Balharry
Unknown: Adam Watson

: News

followed by travel; programme news long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Dumfries in Scotland. Robert Burns is this town's most famous son and it was here that he wrote ' Auld Lang Syne ' and ' Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon '
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.3 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Auld Lang
Unknown: Bonnie Doon
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: You The Jury

(Details Friday 11.3 am)
7.0 Travel: programme news

: The Other Side of Silence

A serial in eight parts adapted by TED ALLBEURY from his novel of the same name with 4: What Happened to My Lord
John Powell has an encounter with Nina and is suddenly recalled.


Adapted By: Ted Allbeury
Unknown: John Powell
Directed By: Christopher Venning
John Powell: James Bolam
Kim Philby: Nigel Hawthorne
College lecturer: Alan Dudley
Lltzl: Jill Lidstone
Nina: Mary Zuckerman
Georgi Malik: Peter Forest
Man from the Embassy: David McAlister
Mr MillS: Adrian Stokes
Mr Kenrick: Hugh Dickson

: Mary Lavin

' I envy the skill of Mary Lavin ... she reminds us what literature is about.'
Frank Delaney talks to the Irish short story writer about her life and work Producer BRIAN COOK (First broadcast in Bookshelf)


Unknown: Mary Lavin
Talks: Frank Delaney
Producer: Brian Cook

: Young Musician of the Year 1982

Last night in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, four young instrumentalists - a pianist, a string player, a wind player and a brass player - each played a concerto with the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, leader Dennis Simons, conducted by Bryden Thomson. The winner, chosen by a distinguished Jury, gains a trophy, £400, and an invitation to take part in the International Young Musician of the Year, to be held on Tuesday 11 May.
(Simultaneous broadcast with BBC1)
See page 25


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson

: Letter from Bethesda

Clive Small talks about life on the suburban fringes of Washington. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

: Weather

: News

: Odyssey: Poets and Pioneers

' Ach lean Sinn am fasan 'bha againn 'bho thus
(But we followed our old customs nevertheless)
(JOHN MACLEAN , Balephuil and Brandon)
In the 19th century, hundreds of families left the Hebridean island of Tiree for new homes In Canada. Traditions among their descendants, music and poetry describe the process of adaptation and the survival of the old culture and values in the emigrant communities. Compiled by - MARGARET A. MACKAY
Fiddles DEREK hoy and HUGH LAMONT
Producer BILLY KAY (first broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: John MacLean
Readers: Margaret A. MacKay
Readers: Flora MacPii
Readers: Donald Meek
Singers: Donald Sinclair
Singers: Hector Kennedy
Unknown: Alistair MacNeill
Unknown: Derek Hoy
Unknown: Hugh Lamont
Producer: Billy Kay

: Gates of Heaven

A six-part series
II. Colin Davis visits his own holy ground and records what the places say to him.
3: Mells, Somerset
Reader robin HOLMES Producer


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Colin Semper

: Inside Parliament

Presenter John Sergeant Producer PETER ROBINS


Producer: Peter Robins

: 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.

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