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7.10 Sunday Papers long wave only
7.15 Apna HI Ghar
Samalhlye: for Asians BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God FR IAN FALCONER with a meditation for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost: Mark 10, vv 2-16 long wave only

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8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Ted Harrison


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Julia Bicknell

: Week's Good Cause

GLENDA JACKSON talks about OPUS, voluntary groups (281011) which help parents under stress and In danger of abusing their children. Donations, by cheque or PO, to [address removed]


Talks: Glinda Jackson

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9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistalr Cooke


Unknown: Alistalr Cooke

: Morning Service

From Bethany Baptist
Church. Abergavenny, led by the Minister.
Hymns: Turn your eyes upon Jesus (Youth Praise
20);GodofgraceandGod of glory (BH 372); Head of the church (BH 258): Master speak! Thy servant heareth (BH 479); Who is ontheLord'sstde? (BH534) Readings: (Good News Bible) Luke 9, vv 57-62; Luke 14, vv 25-33
Organist HARRY WYATT conductor


Unknown: Vivian Rees
Organist: Harry Wyatt
Conductor: Ralph Dowdeswill

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer
BBC Birmingham


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

: Weekend

Introduced by Bob Prizeman who follows Kent Opera into the schoolroom: and presenti some highlights from Woman's Hour.


Introduced By: Bob Prizeman

: Smash of the Day

The Goon Show
4: Round the World in 80 Days starring Peter Sellers Harry Secombe Spike Milligan with MAX GELDRAY and the RAY ELLINGTON QUARTET
Orchestra conducted by WALLY STOTT
(First broadcast in 1957)


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Producer: Pat Dixon

: Home-ing In

In the final programme in the current series Lynn Davis , David Holloway and Tony Wilkins join the technical experts at The Building Centre In London.
In the Chair Bill Breckon Producer CATHY STEWART Editor JIM BLACK
9 HOME-ING IN: page 73


Unknown: Lynn Davis
Unknown: David Holloway
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: Bill Breckon
Producer: Cathy Stewart
Editor: Jim Black

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.0 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

The Cricket Mateh by HUGH DE SELINCOURT Dramatised for radio byJOHNEETALLACK
The best story about cricket or any other game that was ever written.
In the high Sussex summer of 1921. the Tillingford village cricket team meetslts arch-rivals. Music composed and played by ROBERT PETTIGREW Directed by PATRICK RAYNER


Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Played By: Robert Pettigrew
Directed By: Patrick Rayner

: Origins

Ten programmes presented by MalcolmBillings
9: Sicily -a Roman Shipwreck
Capo di Plemmirio is a jagged, inaccessible cliff-face south of Syracuse. In early autumn it is buffeted by strong sirocco winds from Africa, making the approach to Syracuse harbour extremely hazardous. It was 1.800 years ago that a Roman galley foundered and sank there. Now archaeologists are attempting to retrieve its treasuresfromthesea bed 80 feet below.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol long wave only

: The Living World

The shoreline world of anemones and barnacles. crabs and razorshells
Is invaded each summer by holiday-makers. John Barrett and Derek Jones join the throng on a Pembrokeshire beach to introduce the residents to the visitors.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thuns.9.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Down Your Way

(Details: Afon 11.0 am) long wave only

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Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Fat Man on a Roman Road

Tom Vernon rides his bicycle from Exeter to
Edinburgh; with an eye for the countryside and an ear for the people. Ill: The Waters and the Wolds
Bath to the Cotswolds


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Crotal and White

In five programmes Flnlay J. Macdonald recalls his boyhood in the Hebrides in the early days of World War II. 4: Spoils of War
It was hard to appreciate that the wealth of the flotsam washing up on the Atlantic shore was a token of disaster at sea. Producer LESLIE ROBINSON


Unknown: Flnlay J. MacDonald
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Pay Any Price

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Gillian Reynolds and Colin Shaw to pick some paperbacks.
ProducerPamelahowi BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Colin Shaw

: How to Become a Wizard

Th-e extraordinary career of Robert-Houdin, father of modern stage magic, writer, ambassador, scientist, inventor, with Maurice Denham as Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin Paul Daniels tells the story of the man whose Innovation, the performing and adaptation of ancient tricks and techniques and his unique style of presentation have assured him of a place in the history of conjuring. Commemorated in plaques and street names throughout France, the name of Robert-Houdin is revered internationally among magicians.
Script by BARRY CARMAN Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Eugene Robert-Houdin
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Script By: Barry Carman
Producer: John Knight

: High Street Africa Revisited

At the end of 1955, Anthony Smith mounted a small motorcycle in Cape Town and rode north. This year he set off to retrace his path. but this time from Cairo to Cape Town.
In the tenth of 12 talks, ANTHONY SMITH continues the story of his journey. The text of this talk is in the LISTENER, Thurs 8 Sept


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Wives and Daughters

by ELIZABETH GASKELL dramatised in nine parts by BARRY CAMPBELL with and 3: The New Mama Molly was positively unhappy, and her father did not appear to see It; he was absorbed with his new plans and his new wife that was to be. But he did notice it; and was truly sorry for his little girl; only he thought that there was a greater chance for the future harmony of the household, if he did not lead Molly to define her present feelings by putting them into words. It was his general plan to repress emotion by not showing the sympathy he felt.


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Music By: Rachel Portuan
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Molly: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Squire Hamley: Robert Lang
Clare: Angela Pleasence
Mr Gibson: Tom Wilkinson
Mrs Gaskell: Thelma Whiteley
Lord Cumnor: Kerry Francis
Lady Cumnor: Pauline Letts
Lady Harriet: Marian Diamond
Mr Preston: Brett Usher
Miss Browning: Diana Bishop
Miss Phoebe: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Hamtey: Lillias Walker
Osborne Hamley: Adam Bareham
ftoger Hamley: Michael Troughton
Maid: Carole Boyd

: News

: With Great Pleasure

(Details: Thurs 11.0 am)

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline.

: Man-Made Plants

The techniques of genetic engineering offer a timesaving method of overcoming the limitations of traditional plant breeding.
Colin Tudge explores the prospect that in the future man-made plants will be the source of our daily bread.


Presenter: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohin

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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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