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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

A sequence of hymns presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: Open University

6.35 Technology: Values
6.55 Learning from Television and Radio

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers
7.15Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves John Witheridge reviews and selects readings from
Christianity: A World Faith.


Unknown: John Witheridge

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad
Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes ProducerDAVID COOMES BBC Manchester


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Reporter: Trevor Barnes
Producer: David Coomes

: The Week's Good Cause

Robert Hardy talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about training in a wide range of skills for men and women with many types of disability so that they can compete for job opportunities. Donations to: Robert Hardy,
Finchale Training College for the Disabled, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service for Advent Sunday

from the Parish Church of St Peter, Caversham
Holy Communion ASB, Rite B Preacher MOTHER FRANCES of Helen House Hospice, Oxford Celebrant
Morning Service in Advent explores the theme of 'Hope' Readings: Isaiah 51, vv 4-6; Romans 13, vv 8-14; Matthew 25, vv 31-40
Hymns: Hills of the north rejoice (A&MR 269); Come, thou long-expected Jesus (A&MR 54);
0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel
(A&MR 49); All my hope on God is founded (HFT 3);


Organist: Andrew Bosley

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Producer: William Smethurst

: The Colour Supplement

The glossy Sunday magazine presented by Margo MacDonald A Year of My Own: Sir Peter Hall recalls 1960, the year in which he brought the RSC to the Aldwych - and also the year of the Lady Chatterley trial and the one in which Mr Anthony Wedgwood Benn renounced his title.
Saturday Night: Nigel Farrell joins a group of people meeting up to recall their summer holiday together.
International Exchange: a link-up with other countries for a broader perspective on current issues.
Ian Hislop takes his personal view of the day's offerings from Fleet Street.
Rory Bremner continues his everyday story of broadcasting folk
And Stephen Fry reaching the parts other colour supplements can't reach.


Presented By: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Vanessa Harrison
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Detailson Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

The Queen's Arms by ALAN BERRIE
The Queen's Arms pub has been going downhill ever since Sam and Marge took it over. It has only been saved from closure by the hard work and loyalty of its Irish barman, Denis. But the major political events of early 1982 herald great changes - for the country, the pub and Denis. Directed by ROBERT COOPER


Unknown: Alan Berrie
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Sam: With Joss Ackland
Denis: Dermot Crowley
Marge: Maggie McCarthy
Mits: And Tony Caunter

: Talking about Antiques

Hugh Scully is in the Chair when Bernard Price and Eric Knowles answer listeners' questions on the origin, authenticity and value of their antiques. There is advice on objects worth collecting now and a tour around the private collection of a well-known person.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
Letters and queries to: Talking About Antiques Broadcasting House
Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Eric Knowles

: Options

4.0 Alternative Medicine A series of six programmes 4: Meridians and Microdoses ROBERT EAGLE investigates two of the most popular alternative therapies - acupuncture and homoeopathy. Producer JANE WOOD. (R) Revised
4.30 Inside Information A ten-programme course
8: The Intelligent Machine? Can computers think for themselves? PAUL HEINEY reports on the latest moves towards Artificial Intelligence and gardening expert ALAN TITCHMARSH discovers a computer program which can diagnose plant diseases. There's also a report on computers in the classroom and on what makes good software. Researcher DAVE HARVEY ProducerCHRISTOPHER STONE (R) Inside Information is a complete learning package and the accompanying book, computer software and radio cassettes are now on sale. Further details of these and of a special City and Guilds assessment scheme are available from: Inside Information, BBC Education, London W5 2PA.
5.0.France Extra! 9: A votre santg Vous avez mal? JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE suggest ways of talking about your health and how you feel. They also discover how some people treat their ailments with seawater. CHANTAL CUER reports on the social security system in France. Script by ELSPETH BROADY (Re-broadcast next Sat at 3. 30pm) Book £5.50; pack of three cassettes £10.29 from booksellers
5.30 Deutsch direkt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners based on conversations and interviews recorded in West Germany and Austria 8: Griifi Gott! Talking about your stay and about findingajob, with SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA Script by MARGARET WIGHTMAN Producer IRIS SPRANKLING (Re-broadcast next Sat at 4.30pm)
Book £5. 95; three cassettes £3. 75 each from booksellers


Producer: Jane Wood.
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Dave Harvey
Producer: Christopher Stone
Script By: Elspeth Broady
Script By: Margaret Wightman

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.5 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Barnsley, in South Yorkshire (Details tomorrow at 11. Oam)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Feedback

Colin Semper airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about the BBC.


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Bookshelf

(Details on Thursday at 4.5pm)

: Johnson and Chippet

Three short stories dramatised for radio by PETER MELLORS
1: The Hearty Optimist with Jonathan Cecil as Charles Lane
Johnson and Chippet find themselves short of money, so they set up a business to remove, 'without cruelty and for a fee', people who are boring or tiresome. Their first job is to deal with Charles Lane , an insufferable optimist who is persistently cheerful and refuses to be upset by anything. His wife and children find him rather unbearable!
(First broadcast on the BBC World Service)
(Re-broadcast on Wed at 12.27pm) Stereo
* HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Peter Mellors
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Charles Lane
Unknown: Charles Lane
Directed By: Walter Acosta
Seymour Johnson: Bernard Hepton
Clarence Chippet: David Timson
Viola Lane: Miranda Forbes
Miss Allan: Mellnda Walker
Instructor: Robln Summers
Miss Sturgis: Gwen Cherrell

: Hot Tea and Tender Skins

Timetable of trouble:
8.0 am Toddler grabs flex of boiling kettle - severely scalded chest.
1.0 pm Harassed mother drops chip pan - fat splashes infant in baby walker.
3.0 Afternoon cuppa. Doorbell rings, child rushed to Burns Unit - skin grafting required.
7.0 Fun and bubbles at bathtime.
Father runs hot water - telephone distracts him. 6 year-old boy has scalds on buttocks, legs and feet.
From each of these incidents, which happen in thousands of homes every day, a child is scarred for life. They are patients in the Burns Unit at the Birmingham Accident Hospital, where Barbara Myers traces just one day's emergencies at this centre which is renowned for the treatment of burns and scalds.
Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Ann Tennant

: Law in Action

: A Word in Edgeways

Conversation was once defined as an unrehearsed intellectual adventure in which the journey matters more than the destination. Brian Redhead and guests travel hopefully.... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The White Peacock

4: An Arrow from the Impatient God
(Details on Fri at 3.0pm) Stereo


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Don't the Time Just Drag by RICHARD AND LISA HEY translated by ROY KlFT
The first of two features on the subject of youth made in association with West Deutsche Rundfunk in Berlin. This is a dramatised account of the life of a 15-year-old German girl,
Claudia - a life of some tension with clear similarities to the lives of many young people in Britain.
Other parts played by WILLIAM HOME PETER ACRE
Music performed by MR SPRATT 'S 21ST CENTURY MOTETS Composed by DON SHEEP Directed by ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Translated By: Roy Klft
Played By: William Home
Played By: Peter Acre
Played By: Clark Flanaghan.
Unknown: Gary Hailes
Unknown: Mr Spratt
Composed By: Don Sheep
Directed By: Alec Reid
Claudia ,: Oona Klrsh
Radio Bristol reporter: Pat Pryor
: Silvester Jackspratt
Nicole: Judith Arthy
KlaUS: Davtid Ponting
Suhela: Shlreen Shah
Marianne: Janice Somers
Ramona: Veronlque Choolhun
Sami: Ozzie Stevens
Cherokee: Adamfrench
Schulze: Michael Bilton

: Searching for God

A series of seven talks in which Sir Richard Acland reflects on his lifelong quest for a way of expressing religious truth which has meaning for 20th-century men and women. ReaderBRIAN GEAR 6: Getting There BBCBristol


Unknown: Sir Richard Acland
Reader: Brian Gear

: In Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees presented by Mike Baker Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: Mike Baker
Producer: Peter Robins

: * am News

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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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