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: Morning Has Broken

long wave only from 6.45

: News

long wave only
7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves: The Rev John Newbury selects readings from The Words of Martin Luther


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: John Newbury
Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Coretta Scott King

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: David Tomlinson

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about a charity which provides education and training to help mentally-handicapped people lead a purposeful life.
Donations to: [address removed]


Unknown: Grovebury Road
Unknown: Leighton Buzzard

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Mass from Our Lady of Dolours, the Servite Parish Earls Court, London
Principal Concelebrant and Preacher
Readings (JB): I Samuel 16, wl, 6-7, 10-13; Ephesians
5, vv 8-14; John 9, wl, 6-9, 13-17, 30-38
Hymns: Walk with me; The light of Christ; In bread we bring you Lord; Oh, the love of my Lord; Lord of all hopefulness; A banquet is prepared
Our Father (Estelle While) Mass setting: Servant Mass by ZOE FITZGERALD


Unknown: Fr Patrick Ryall
Unknown: Fr Brendan O'Brien
Music: Sheila Lawrence
Assisted By: Christopher Nightingale
Unknown: Zoe Fitzgerald

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


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

: Weekend

with Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour unit

: Smash of the Day

Steptoe and Son starring Wilfrid Brambell Harry H. Corbett 65 Today with Ian Burford
David Charlesworth
Written by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON and adapted for radio by GALE PEDRICK Producer BOBBY JAYE
(First broadcast in 1966)


Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Ian Burford
Unknown: David Charlesworth
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Radio By: Gale Pedrick
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper focuses in on the funnier side of the food business.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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

Too Late the Phalarope the novel by ALAN PATON dramatised by STEWART CONN
'He did not go to van Onselen Street , but crossed to where it is dark, away from the pools of light. And he came to the place where the blue gums are, and the kakiebos weed in the vacant ground. And he stood there waiting, with the mad sickness and the fear. And there, God forgive him, he possessed her.'
Directed by STEWART CONN


Novel By: Alan Paton
Dramatised By: Stewart Conn
Unknown: Onselen Street
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Tante Sophie: Yvonne Bryceland

: Heritage

In a new series of six programmes
Kenneth Hudson looks at the way we view history 1: The Landscape
The British landscape is like a book printed on transparent pages. You turn one page and something that's gone before shines through. It's a composite of many different ages; each one had added its little bit to the picture.
But the latest chapter in the story is of almost unrestrained destruction; we are in danger of obliterating much of the heritage it has taken us so long to acquire. How can we adapt and use our rural and urban landscape without damaging our inheritance?
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson

: Spring Across Europe

A six-part series with Michael Jordan 1: Follow the SwallowLike an enormous meteorological tidal wave, spring spreads gradually from the Mediterranean to the Arctic. With the help of naturalists from all over Europe, we follow the northward migration of birds and insects, uncover animals emerging from hibernation and trace the surge of new plant life. And, with the prolonged drought in Africa affecting over-wintering bird migrants we ask - will the birds return?
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT (Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Michael Jordan

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Pershore in the Vale of Evesham. It's proud of its ancient abbey, its College of Horticulture, of having its own variety of plums and a fine barbershop quartet.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.0 am) long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: Feedback

with Colin Semper


Unknown: Colin Semper

: A Passage Through the South Pacific

The last of four programmes
Crossroads of the South Pacific
For the past century Fiji has been the most cosmopolitan of the South Pacific island nations.
Now the Indians who were brought there from India in the 19th century to work as indentured labourers outnumber the native Fijians. Both maintain their traditional customs, and wait for an Indian to be elected Prime Minister.
Elisabeth Mardall reports on a visit to the country. Producer PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Elisabeth Mardall
Producer: Pat Taylor

: The Bird of Dawning

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: John Masefield

: Bookshelf

with Hunter Davies
(Repeated: Thurs 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Anne Howells

: In Spite of Ourselves

A six-part series
4: The Dark Journey
Israel's wandering in the wilderness with all their failures was preparation for life in the promised land.
Dame Maria Boulding , OSB, sees in human failings opportunities for knowing the Lord of the wilderness.


Unknown: Dame Maria Boulding

: With Respect, Ambassador

The last of a five-part inquiry into the Foreign Office
The Diplomats' New Clothes
Simon Jenkins evaluates the way that British diplomacy has adapted to a diminished role in the world and asks diplomats at every level how the Foreign Office is meeting the challenge to its professionalism at a time when traditional diplomacy is becoming a less central ingredient in the conduct of foreign affairs.
(Repeated: Mon 7.20 pm)


Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Ad Hoc Adventures

Bob Symes , steam enthusiast and amateur cook, sallies forth in search of leisure occupations.
Blaze Away.... with the Leyland Morris Troupe.


Unknown: Bob Symes
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Our Mutual Friend: 2: The Golden Dustman

by Charles Dickens dramatised in ten episodes by Betty Davies

'The jury found, That the body of Mr John Harmon had been found floating in the Thames, in an advanced state of decay, and much injured; and that the said Mr John Harmon had come by his death under highly suspicious circumstances.'
(For cast list: Fri 3.0 pm)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Betty Davies
Director: Jane Morgan
Mr Boffin: Michael Graham Cox
Mrs Boffin: Megs Jenkins
Silas Wegg: Douglas Livingstone
Rogue Riderhood: Robert Lang
John Rokesmith: Michael Kitchen
Bella Wilfer: Pippa Guard
Eugene Wrayburn: Michael Cochrane
Lizzie Hexam: Janet Maw
Narrator: Simon Cadell

: News

: The Paper Clip Spirit

When Norway was invaded by Nazi Germany in 1940 there was a brief period of understandable confusion among the population: but this was soon replaced by active resistance by many and passive resistance, at least, by most.
Murdoch McPherson presents this story of Norwegian Resistance that was typified, early on, when thousands of people wore paper clips in their lapels as a symbol of their hatred and rejection of this oppressive occupation. Producer
(Repeated: Wed 11.0 am)


Unknown: Murdoch McPherson
Unknown: Murdoch McPherson

: Survival or Life?

Canon John Davies of St Asaph Cathedral, Clwyd, reflects on the courage needed to face danger and martyrdom.
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Canon John Davies
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Inside Parliament

with David Davies


Unknown: David Davies
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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