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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Morning Has Broken

Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: Open University

7.0 Science: Look Before You Leap
7.20 Fielding's Tom Jones
7.40 Technology: Dome Sweet Home


Unknown: Tom Jones

: News

7.10 L WSunday Papers
7.15 LW Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 LW Bells
7.50-7.55 LW
Turning Over New Leaves Bob Prizeman reads from
Hymns of Praise and Songs of Faith by CHRISTOPHER IDLE


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Bob Prizeman

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad
Presented by Trevor Barnes Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: David Frost

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about working with people in need and despair, and about services being provided for counselling and support. Donations to:
Family Welfare Association, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Sketty Methodist Church, Swansea
Family Matters - Children in the Family led by THE REV WARD DAVIES
The speaker is THE REV DR GORDON BARRITT, Principal of the National Children's Home.
Hymns (HYMNS AND PSALMS): Now thank we all our God (566); As man and woman (364); Our
Father by whose Name (371);
Our Father whose creative love (372); Love divine (364)
Readings: I Samuel 3, vv 1-10; Luke 2, vv 39-52
0 INFO: page 77/8


Unknown: Ward Davies

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Producer: William Smethurst

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Ben Kingsley became a star almost overnight when he took the title role in the film Gandhi. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about the years before Gandhi, the difference fame made, his work in the theatre and his approach to a role like Othello. He also selects the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5am)
(Ben Kingsley is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

: 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 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

Who's Jimmy Dickenson ? by ALAN PLATER
The phrase 'Well, goodnight then....' usually indicates the end of an evening, but in this case it signals the start of an evening - and what an evening. Directedby CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Jimmy Dickenson
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Directedby Caroline Smith

: Origins

Britain - Outpost of Empire
The Romans do not wait for war to begin before handling their arms, nor do they sit idle in peacetime and take action only when the emergency comes. Their battle-drills are no different from the real thing. It would not befar from the truth to call their drills bloodless battles, their battles bloody drills. (JOSEPHUS) In the fifth of six programmes, Malcolm Billings and Mark Hassall tell the story of the Roman colonisation of Britain and describe how archaeologists are piecing together a picture of life during those 400 years when this country was a province of Imperial Rome.
A Day in the Life of Roman Soldier
Reader HUGH DICKSON Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Mark Hassall
Reader: Hugh Dickson

: Options

4.0 Modern European Authors Ten programmes on some of Europe's most admired 20th-century writers
7: Manuel Vazquez Montalbdn Novelist, essayist, dramatist, poet and 'gastronome' Manuel Vazquez Montalban is one of post-Franco Spain's most successful writers. His sense of humour and love of good food are often in evidence, but he is best known for his thrillers, featuring the satirical private eye and gourmet, Pepe Carvalho. Presented by PETER WILLIAM EVANS Reader JOHN TALBOT Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE
4.30 iDigame! A 20-part radio course for beginners in Spanish
17: Saying What You Think With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PEN ARANDA Script by BOB WINTERFLOOD (R) Boot £4.95: Tutors notes £2.75; three cassettes, £3.74 each: Records land 2. £2.88each: Record 3, £3.39
5.0 Get By in Arabic A six-part introduction to everyday spoken Arabic, set in Cairo and designed for holiday-makers and business people. Presented by AHDAF soueif and ALIX REFAIE
2: Eating and Drinking Written by HILARY WtSE and SALAH EL GHOBASHY (R) Book, same title, E2.25, two cassettes, £10.95 from booksellers
5.30 Deutsch direkt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners 17: Altstadt A stroll through the centre of Salzburg with SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA Script by MARGARET WIGHTMAN Book £5. 95. three cassettes £3. 75 (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Manuel Vazquez Montalbdn
Unknown: Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Unknown: Pepe Carvalho.
Presented By: Peter William Evans
Reader: John Talbot
Producer: Christopher Stone
Script By: Bob Winterflood
Presented By: Ahdaf Soueif
Presented By: Alix Refaie
Written By: Hilary Wtse
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Script By: Margaret Wightman

: The Natural History Programme

with Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway including a report from the Peruvian rain forest.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Dorking in Surrey.


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Clive Rosun

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Sally Feldman with highlights of the past week's programmes. Producer MARY HARDIMAN


Unknown: Sally Feldman
Producer: Mary Hardiman

: Lord of Misrule

2: The Conjurer's Women Stereo
(Details on Wednesday at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Gareth Jones

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley airs your comments, complaints and queries about BBC programmes and policies.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Streams in the Desert

A series of six meditations for Lent with The Rev Dr Charles Elliott , an Anglican priest and award-winning author of the book Praying the Kingdom.
In these reflections he explores the central Christian belief that it is the very darkest moments in human experience that can give rise to new life and new hope.
Listeners are invited to share in some Biblical meditations making them part of their own preparation for Easter.
Series producer BEVERLEY MCAINSH


Unknown: Dr Charles Elliott
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Bookshelf

Presented by Hunter Davies


Presented By: Hunter Davies

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: Jude the Obscure

4: The Usual Tragedy of Love Stereo
(Details on Friday at 3.0pm)


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Leslie Lemke is 33 and was born with brain-damage. His eyes were surgically removed because of an infection. Unable to fend for himself, he looks a sad, dispirited figure. But an amazing transformation takes place at the piano: he breaks into a broad smile, and his fingers, which under normal circumstances can't even hold a knife and fork. attack the keyboard with an ability that allows him to give concerts all over America.
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to
Leslie's family and doctors and assesses how the study of his condition - the Savant
Syndrome - may help other mentally handicapped people. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER (R)


Unknown: Leslie Leslie Lemke

: Hidden Glory

The Rev Richard Harries.
Dean of King's College, London, presents the second of six reflections on C.S. Lewis. C. S. Lewis and His God Reader RONALD HERDMAN Producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees Presented by Rodney Foster Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: Rodney Foster
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.

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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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