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: News

: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather: travel: programme news

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar fiamajhlye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God THE REV DAVID WINWOOD with a meditation for the fifth Sunday before Christmas
Matthew 24, w 37-44
7.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: David Winwood

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news from home andabroad.
Presenter Michael Cooke Producer ROGER hutching BBC Manchester


Presenter: Michael Cooke
Producer: Roger Hutching

: Week's Good Cause

LORD soper talks about the wotk of Crisis at
Christmas, which helps to relieve poverty and suffering among single homeless people who are in distress.
Donations by cheque or PO to: Lord Soper Crisis at Christmas [address removed]
8.SS Weather; travel: programme news

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Mass of Christ the King from the Roman
Catholic Chaplaincy of the Selly Oak Colleges InBirmingham
Readings: Daniel 7, vv 13-14; Apocalypse 1. w 5-8; John 18, w 33-37 Hymns: Praise to my Lord; Be a rock of refuge; Our God reigns: All that I am: Do not be afraid; Father, I place into your hands BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Dr Mary Hall

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Script editor
Agricuttural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Diane Culverhouse
Unknown: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer who talks to Lady Diana Cooper and her son John Julius Norwich ; and presents some
Woman's Hour highlights.


Unknown: Diana Cooper
Unknown: John Julius Norwich

: Smash of the Day

By popular request, another chance to hear some of the most successful comedy shows. All Gas and Gaiters The Bishop Takes a Holiday starring Robertson Hare William Mervyn , John Barron , Jonathan Cecil George Woodbridge Doris Hare
Nell McDermott Betty Baskeomb
Written and adapted for radio from the television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS
(First broadcast in 1972)


Unknown: Robertson Hare
Unknown: William Mervyn
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: George Woodbridge
Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: Nell McDermott
Unknown: Betty Baskeomb
Unknown: Pauline Devaney

: The Food Programme

Have a Good Dinner. You Folks!
Derek Cooper flies to
California, sampling a hot meal over the cold ice floes of Greenland and discovering why cabin crews never stop drinking.
In the Napa Valley he's told It's chic to own a ' boutique ' vineyard, meets an English couple running a ' gourmet diner ' and receives strange messages from the tube.
Producer joy hatwood
11.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

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


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derck Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Somerset where members of the Taunton and District
Gardeners' Association put their questions to Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones
■and Dr Stefan Buczackl
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczackl
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

1N0 Ordinary Light by HALLAM TENNYSON
. The light has gone out of our lives. The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong, for the light that has shone in this country was no ordinary light.' (NEHRU) Directed by DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Directed By: David Spenser
Mahatma Gandhi: Sam Dastor

: A Sideways Look At...

Fear by Anthony Smith

: News

long wave only

: Home-ing In

(Details: Thurs 10.2 am) long wave only

: The Living World

Foulness Island to the human eye is flat and featureless but a bird sees it as a rich haven alongside the huge expanse of Maplin Sands. Derek Jones and John Andrews join 5,000 geese on the Essex coast.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
long wave only


Producer: John Harrison

: News

followed by travel; programme news long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Ilminster in Somerset. He discovers a quiet country town but with a surprising amount ot industry, lots of associations with famous people, and a snuff-taking champion.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.3 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast Jong wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Feedback

: Prophets, Charlatans and Little Gurus

The last of four profiles of allegedly seminal figures by Ray Gosling. Peooy Duff
Chain-smoking sergeant-major of CND, she put her left, left, left foot forward and loud-hailed anti-Armageddonlst hordes towards portable toilets and hot sweet tea.... with James Cameron
Sheila Cooper. Michael Foot , Olive Gibbs and A. J. P. Taylor
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
7.0 Travel; programme news


Unknown: Ray Gosling.
Unknown: Peooy Duff
Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Sheila Cooper.
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Olive Gibbs
Unknown: A. J. P. Taylor
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The Left-Handed Sleeper

A serial in five parts adapted by the author from his novel. with Annette Crosbie and Richard Pasco 2: Death in West Hampstead
The police have discovered where Mark Ritchie is in hiding - but what about the papers that he left behind? Narrator TED WILLIS
(Richard Pasco is an associate artist olthe RSC)


Unknown: Ted Willis
Narrator: Ted Willis
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Patrick Cadwall: Richard Pasco
Christine Ritchie: Annette Crosbie
DC Supt Dell: David Daker
Curly: Alex Jennings
Col Badayev: Andrew Sachs
Willie Moffatt: Jim Reid
Letitia Parks: Wendy Murray
Marian Brown: Thelma Whiteley
Nurse: Theresa Streatfeild

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney presents the magazine programme lor browsers and bookworms.


Producer: Kate Penton

: Music to Remember

ORCHESTRA led by sergei bezkorvant conducted by JOHN lubsock Britten Four Sea
Interludes (Peter Grimes) Schumann Symphony No 3 (The Rhenish) BBC Scotland


Conducted By: John Lubsock

: News

: The Kellys and the O'Kellys



Unknown: Anthony Trollops

: Weather

: News

: You The Jury

Plastic bullets should not be issued to Securitu Forces in the UK

: A Place Apart

A series of 13 programmes
The Rev Stanley Brlnkman reflects on his experience of private prayer.
6: My Lady Poverty
Producer ROGER butchinoi BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Brlnkman

: Inside Parliament

Presenter Jon Sllvermaa
Producer peter robins


Presenter: Jon Sllvermaa
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.

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