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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather: travel programme news long wave only

: News

long wave only
7.10 Sunday Papers long wave only
7.15 Apna HI Ghar Samajhlye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV MELVYN MATTHEWS with a meditation for the sevemth Sunday before Easter: John 6, vv 1-14 BBC Bristol
7.55 Weather: travel: programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajhlye
Unknown: Melvyn Matthews

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly look at religious news
Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Week's Good Cause

DAVID HOCKNEY visits the Royal Academy of Arts and talks about its work enabling the public to enjoy great works of art and of its services to students and artists. Donations, by PO or cheque, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: David Hockney

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The Temple Methodist Church. Taunton led by the REV PAUL HULME Preacher
Deuteronomy 8, vv 1-6; II rhillipians 4. vv 10-13 Hymns (Methodist Hymn Book): Praise to ithe living God (15); In the cross of Christ I glory
(183); Be thou my vision (632)
Anthems: Thou knowest. Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purccll); Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace (Lee Williams )
Organist VALERIE COUCH Choirmistress CWENAN JONES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Paul Hulme
Conductor: Lee Williams
Conductor: Lindsay Gray
Organist: Valerie Couch
Unknown: Cwenan Jones

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by June Knox Mawer who visits Sawyers Farm. Suffolk, the home of John and Caroline Stevens , wild flower and herb seed growers; and presents some Woman s Hour highlights.


Unknown: Knox Mawer
Unknown: Caroline Stevens

: Charlie

adapted in seven episodes by David Wade from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (2)
The five winners of the golden ticket competition start their tour of Willy Wonka's Wonderful Chocolate Factory. The sights they see are amazing, but what happens to two of the five is even more amazing.
Music composed by STEPHEN BOXER. Songs performed by children from MYERS GROVE SCHOOL, SHEFFIELD under the direction of GEOFF CASSIDY
BBC Manchester
(Jason Littler, Liam Flannery, Jenny Luckraft and Mark Turner are members of the Theatre Workshop, Oldham)


Unknown: David Wade
Derek Smith: Willy Wonka
Composed By: Stephen Boxer.
Unknown: Geoff Cassidy
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Unknown: Jason Littler
Unknown: Liam Flannery
Unknown: Jenny Luckraft
Unknown: Mark Turner
Willy Wonka: Derek Smith
Charlie: Jason Littler
Grandpa Joe: Robert Keegan
Augustus Gloop: Liam Flannery
Mr Gloop/Radlo commentator: David Ross
Mrs GlOOp: Ann Rye
Violet Beauregarde: Jane Hazlegrove
Mr Beauregarde/Narrator: Christian Rodska
Mrs Beauregarde/ Mrs Bucket: Kate Lee
Veruca Salt: Jenny Luckraft
Mr Salt: Peter Wheeler
Mrs Salt/Grandma Josephine: Rosalie Williams
Mike Teavee: Mark Turner
Mr Teavee: Keith Clifford
Mrs Teavee/Grandma Georgina: Kathleen Helme

: The Food Programme

As the Chinese community celebrates the arrival of The Year of the Pig, Derek Cooper explores recent trading links between China and the West. In the land of rice and noodles, why is America promoting bread? And who benefits? Producer JOY IIATWOOD
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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

visits Wolverhampton, West Midlands, where members of the Sandy Lane Allotment and Gardeners' Association put their questions to Bill Sowerbutts Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)


Unknown: Sandy Lane Allotment
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Afternoon Theatre: When the Wind Blows

A radio play by Raymond Briggs based on his cartoon book of the same name with Brenda Bruce as Hilda and Peter Sallis as Jim.

In the event of the nuclear holocaust, an innocent, elderly couple take all the advised precautions.

Directed by John Tydeman.


Writer: Raymond Briggs
Director: John Tydeman
Hilda: Brenda Bruce
Jim: Peter Sallis

: Inspiration

An occasional series Do not believe when lovely lips report
That I lost anchor in rough seas of jest
f.udovlc Kennedy talks to Lady Diana Cooper for whom HILAIRE BELLOC wrote six sonnets.


Talks: F.Udovlc Kennedy
Unknown: Lady Diana Cooper
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc

: News

long wave only

: Talking About Antiques

Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss your questions with Hugh Scully
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking About Antiques, BBC Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

A magazine edition reflecting the changing world of plants and animals.
Presented by Peter France Producer
(Rptd: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Presented By: Peter France
Unknown: Anne Blair Gould

: News

followed by travel: programme news long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Leighton Buzzard and Llnslade in Bedfordshire. He finds out about an annual ceremony which involves a choirboy standing on his head. about the quarrying and processing of sand and he meets a man with a new heart.
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: Leighton Buzzard
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Kipling's India

Kipling was a knowing young man and what he did not know at first hand he could invent to a life-like marvel from a nod, a hint or an overheard word.
Marghanita Laski , in the last of four programmes, explores the world of 19th-century
India which is brought to life in the writings of Rudyard Kipling. The Indians
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling.
Readers: John Samson
Readers: Denys Hawthorne.
Readers: Nigel Anthony.
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Surendra Kochar
Producer: Helen Fry

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith
7.1 Travel: programme news


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: The Curious World of ...

1: The Theatre
Presenter Benny Green (Detoils: Wed 12.27 pm)


Presenter: Benny Green

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney presents the magazine programme for browsers and bookworms about all that's best between two covers.
(Repeated: Thurs 4.10pm)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Anne Howells

: Music to Remember

YITKIN seow (piano)
Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Gounod Symphony No 1. in D
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Andrew Orton
Conducted By: Michael Plasson

: News

: Emma

by JANE AUSTEN dramatised for radio in six parts by JOHN TYDEMAN with Angharad Rees as Emma and Alan Moore as Mr Knlghtley 1: Emma Woodhouse. handsome, clever, and rich. with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence ... Then an event occurred one late September which hr^usht with it an upheaval to the sublime state of domestic stability which reigned at
Hartfield and to the ordered existence of Mr ,and Miss Woodhouse ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 3.2 pm) J.58 Weather


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: John Tydeman
Unknown: Angharad Rees
Unknown: Alan Moore
Unknown: Mr Knlghtley
Unknown: Emma Woodhouse.
Directed By: Brian Miller
Jane Austen: Jean Trend
Mr Woodhouse: Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Weston: Ingrid Hafner
Harriet Smith: Juliet Waley
Mr Elton: Michael Drew

: News

: Simenon at 80

"I am like a blotting paper or a sponge. I just absorb and then give out what I have absorbed. I do not create consciously - I never start a novel knowing what will happen, and until the last chapter f don't know how it will finish. I am a man of instinct - not at all an intellectual."
Georges Simenon, creator of one of the world's most famous detective characters, Chief
Inspector Maigret, and author of over 400 novels, today celebrates his 80th birthday.
Richard Cobb, who recently visited him at his Swiss home, presents an anniversary portrait of the great Belgian writer, with the help of his family and friends.


Subject: Georges Simenon
Presenter: Richard Cobb
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Tunes of Glory

A series of six Srogrammes
. Colin Davis talks about some composers of our great Victorian hymns.
1: W. H. Monk
MICHAEL BUNDY (baritone) BARRY ROSE (organ)
Producer Shirley penrose


Talks: Colin Davis
Soprano: Elisabeth Crocker

: Inside Parliament

Presenter James Cox Producer peter ROBINS


Presenter: James Cox
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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