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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

Preparing Your Home and Your Family

: News

7.10 tWSunday Papers
Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves Michael Saward reviews and selects readings from Money, Sex and Power by RICHARD FOSTER.


Unknown: Michael Saward
Unknown: Richard Foster.

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad
Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter TREVOR BARNES Producer DAVID COOMES


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

: Elizabeth Harwood

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the value of parish churches as part of the national heritage, and visits a 14th-century church in Northamptonshire.
Donations for Holy Trinity Parish Church. Rothwell, to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Hill Rothwell

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Christ's and Notre Dame College, Woolton, Liverpool
Staff and students join together for Mass celebrated by THE REV MICHAEL CHILD
Morning service in Advent explores the theme of hope
Readings (JB): Baruch 5, vv 1-9; Luke 3, w 1-6
Hymns: 0 come, 0 come
Emmanuel (HON 186); Gifts we bring; God is love (HON 87)
Communion Motet: Ave verum (Byrd)
Choirmaster RAYMOND GUINEE Organist NOEL RAWSTHORNE BBC Manchester


Choirmaster: Raymond Guinee

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


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

: The Colour Supplement

The glossy Sunday magazine presented by Margo MacDonald Today's edition includes A Year of My Own: Keith Waterhouse, the Mirror columnist, chooses the year
1961, which saw the production of his play Celebration.
Saturday Night: Nigel Farrell finds out how one group of people spent their Saturday night.
Sunday Beef: Rabbi Julia Neuberger talks about something which gets her hot under the collar.
International Exchange: a link-up with other countries for a broader perspective on topical matters.
High Noon: guests in the studio discuss one of the week's issues. Plus 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
Talks: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producers: 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

(Details on Wednesday at 10.0 am)

: The Afternoon Play

Vile Bodies adapted by BARRY CAMPBELL from the novel by EVELYN WAUGH ith and The Bright Young Things of the 1920s.... mostly of good stock, fairly intelligent, but equally anarchic and short-lived.
'Too sick making,' as Mr Waugh would say.
Directed by R. D. SMITH (R)


Adapted By: Barry Campbell
Novel By: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Mr Waugh
Directed By: R. D. Smith
Adam: John Standing
Agatha Runciple: Lynn Redgrave
Nina: Anna Cropper
Mrs Ape: Margaret Robertson
Faith: Patricia Gallimore
Customs man/Ginger/ Littlejohn/Rich young man: Sean Arnold
Fr Rothschild/Rector/ Prime Minister .: Gerald Cross
Customs chief/Judge/ Lord Metroland ..: Malcolm Hayes
Miles Malpractice: Richard Griffiths
Benfleet,apublisher: Leomaguire
Lottie: Julie Lang
Major: Alan Lawrance
Lord Balcairn: Ian Lubbock
Mrs Brown: Paullne Wynn
Col Blount: Anthony Jacobs
Mrs Florin: Lynn Carson
Margot Metroland: Carol Boyer
Divine Discontent/Matron: Diana Robson
Chastity: Ellzabeth Morgan
Social editress: Grizelda Hervey

: Talking about Antiques

Hugh Scully is in the Chair when Bernard Price and Lady Victoria Leitham 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 BBCBristol


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Bernard Price
Unknown: Lady Victoria Leitham

: Options

4.0 Alternative Medicine A series of six programmes 5: Herbalists and Hakims At a time of increasing concern about the side-effects of many synthetic drugs, the claims that herbal medicine is safe and natural are attracting many patients. In this programme ROBERT EAGLE tries to find out how justified these claims are. He also investigates the practices of Hakims, practitioners of traditional Asian medicine, some of whose activities have brought them into conflict with the law. Producer JANE WOOD (R) Revised
4.30 Inside Information A ten-programme course 9: Putting it All Together PAUL HEINEY examines the way in which many of the computer applications discussed earlier in the series come together when he orders a new talking car and goes to watch it being made at Austin Rover's Cowley plant. Researcher DAVE HARVEY Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
5.0 France Extra!
10: Du cote desfemmes Je considere que ... JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE discuss ways of expressing opinions and of talking about the past. CHANTAL CUER finds out whether French women are happy with their lot. Do you have any questions about the course so far? CHANTAL CUER. ELSPETH BROADY and ALAN MOYS answer your calls this evening between 5.30 and 6.30 on [number removed]and some will be included in next week's programme. Written by ELSPETH BROADY Producer NICOLE CHURCH (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.30Deutschdirekt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners 9: Darfich .. ? What you may or may not do, and asking to see a doctor With SABINE MICHAEL , PETER SAHLA Written by MARGARET WIGHTMAN Producer IRIS SPRANKLlNG


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Dave Harvey
Producer: Christopher Stone
Unknown: Jean-Michel Duffrene
Unknown: Elspeth Broady
Unknown: Alan Moys
Written By: Elspeth Broady
Producer: Nicole Church
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Written By: Margaret Wightman
Producer: Iris Sprankllng

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.5 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11.0am)

: News



Unknown: Simon Vance

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Bookshelf

(Details on Thursday at 4.5 pm)

: Johnson and Chippet

(Detailson Wed at 12.27pm) Stereo

: All or Nothing At All

Well, the beginning came when I was about 10 or 11 and I started singing with a school choir, a church choir and on picnics.
Then I realised - that far back - that I wanted to become a singer.
He had a way of thrusting out his lower lip in a kind of sidelong thrust which we considered extremely sexy. I used to bring binoculars to watch that lower lip and scream 'Oh Frankie!' whenever he did it.
Frank Sinatra , the first of the modern-day popular music youth idols, is 70 years old this week. Clancy Sigal , once a Chicago teenager who resented the effect this scrawny singer had on his girlfriends, presents a portrait of Sinatra.
With contributions from
Producer ROSEMARY HART. Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 98 and WODDIS ON: page 95


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Clancy Sigal
Unknown: Bing Crosby.
Unknown: Sammy Cahn.
Unknown: John Rockwell
Producer: Rosemary Hart.

: 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 his guests travel hopefully....
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The White Peacock

5: A New Start in Life


Unknown: D.H. Lawrence

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Bringing Up Parents by PETER SPENCE and KEVIN MALONE
The second of two programmes made in association with West Deutsche Rundfunk, Cologne tells the story of a scheme for which the Greenwich Young People's Theatre recruited youngsters to create and perform a play. For all 24 of the teenagers that sort of co-operation was a new and challenging experience, and this documentary shows how it helped them to develop as people and transcend their backgrounds. Taking part are members of Greenwich Young People's Theatre.
Narrator Martyn Read Producer CLARE TAYLOR


Unknown: Peter Spence
Unknown: Kevin Malone
Producer: Clare Taylor

: Searching for God: The Truth of Jesus

The last in 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. Reader Brian Gear
BBC Bristol


Speaker: 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

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.

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

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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