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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

7.0 Maths Foundation Tutorial
7.20 War and Peace in the Age of Reason
7.40 Foreground Battles

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers
7.15 LW
Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home A programme for Asian listeners
BBC Birmingham
Correspondence in English or your own language should be sent to: Make Yourselfat Home. BBC
Broadcasting Centre, Pebble Mill Road. Birmingham B5 7SA
7.45 LW Bells on Sunday from St Columba's, Collingtree, Northamptonshire
7.50-7.55 LW
Turning Over New Leaves Stephen Oliver reviews and selects readings from


Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad
Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer STEPHEN LYNAS BBC Bristol


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Stephen Lynas

: Harry Secombe

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about work being undertaken to raise money for research towards a cure for diabetes - a disease which affects one person in every 50. Donations to:
Sir Harry Secombe
British Diabetic Association [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The Holiness Meeting of the Salvation Army in the Blackpool Citadel
Preacher MAJOR ALAN ATHERTON Reading (GNB): John 14, vv 15-31 Songs (Salvation Army Song
Book): Thou Christ of burning, cleansing flame. 119 (Tucker): Our blest Redeemer ere he breathed, 116 (St Cuthbert); 0 Lamb of God thou wonderful sin-bearer. 397 (At thy feet I shall fall)
Chorus: In him abiding (297) BANDMASTER KENNETH WARD
Songster leader ROY POWERS
Singing company conducted by PATRICIA LANGLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Kenneth Ward

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Produced and directed by WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: William Smethurst

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of BBC radio and television programmes.


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Ismail Merchant, the film producer, went into partnership with the director James Ivory 24 years ago. Their films have included Shakespeare Wallah , The Bostonians, Heat and Dust, and A Room With a View.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson , Ismail Merchant talks about his childhood in India, about his break into films, and about the very successful Merchant-Ivory partnership. He also chooses the eight records that he would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo


Director: James Ivory
Unknown: Shakespeare Wallah
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: The World ThisWeekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Shropshire, where members of the Weston Rhyn and District Gardening Club put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Weston Rhyn
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Afternoon Play

Daybreak by DON HAWORTH (Winner of the Giles Cooper Award 1984) with and World War II, and two men travel back together by train to their RAF base. During their conversation one of them unburdens himself of a terrible secret.
Directed by KAY PATRICK


Unknown: Don Haworth
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Harold: David Threlfall
Fred: Christian Rodska

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse meets another of the eight finalists in the RADIO TIMEs/Radio 4
Enterprise competition for Britain's most enterprising small business of the year. 6: Quartzray Limited
The design of radiant heaters to lighten the fuel bills has generated a market ranging from churches to factories for this Manchester-based company.
Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Anne Hinds

: The Food Programme

Fast Food Finish
Derek Cooper hears about a competition to find Britain's answer to the hamburger.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 The Oldest Ally Three programmes on Portugal past. present and future
1: From Treaty to Dictatorship In May 1386, a treaty of friendship was signed between the kingdoms of England and Portugal. ROBERT GRAHAM examines the influence the treaty has had over the years and begins an analysis of Portugal's stormy
20th-century history. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
4.30 Plato to NATO An introduction to political thought The last of seven programmes presented by BRIAN REDHEAD The Moderns Is the 20th century devoid of political thinkers who can stand comparison with Locke, Mill or Marx; with Hobbes, Aristotle or Plato? ALAN RYAN of New College, Oxford and LIAM O'SULLIVAN of the University of Southampton join Brian Redhead to assess the contributions that the thinkers of this 'century of doubts about reason' have made to the history of political thought. Programme consultant IAIN HAMPSHER MONK Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R) Book. 'Political Thought from Plato to NA TO price £3. 95. from booksellers
5.0 Worldmakers Ten programmes in which ANGUS CALDER shows how human beings have responded to challenges in the past by developing the world's resources.
6: Ozymandias Rules - OK? Has management of large-scale resources always led to waste on a colossal scale, like the 90-foot statue of himself that Rameses II of Egypt (alias Ozymandias) erected? Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS (R) Book list with map and time-chart available. Send large SAE to: [address removed]
5.30 Get By in Spanish The last of five programmes for travellers on business or holiday Getting to Your Destination With MARIA ANTONIA MARCOS and EDUARDO DELGADO Course writer JANE FREELAND Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Alan Ryan
Unknown: Liam O'Sullivan
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Iain Hampsher
Unknown: Angus Calder
Producer: Joan Griffiths
Unknown: Maria Antonia Marcos
Unknown: Eduardo Delgado
Unknown: Jane Freeland

: The Natural HistoryProgramme

Presented from the deck of the MFV Osbourne Bay off Skomer Island. Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway discover how the waters round Britain are coping with the muck that goes in and the brass that comes out.


Unknown: Skomer Island.
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Exning, Suffolk.


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Sally Feldman. from the Woman s Hour team, brings you the highlights of the past week's programmes.


Unknown: Sally Feldman.
Producer: Mary Hardiman

: The Man Who Was Thursday

A Nightmare bye K CHESTERTON dramatised in four parts by PETER BUCKMAN
2: The Man in Spectacles Gabriel Syme has been elected as Thursday to the Supreme
Council of Anarchists, and has heard of their plot to assassinate the Tsar of Russia and the President of France.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Buckman
Unknown: Spectacles Gabriel Syme
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Gabriel Syme: Michael Hadley
Rosamond: Natasha Pyne
Wednesday (Marquis de St Eustache): Edward de Souza
Friday (Professor de Worms): Ronald Herdman
Saturday (Dr Bull): Andrew Branch
Colonel Ducroix: Garard Green
Innkeeper: Gordon Reid
Shopgirl: Deborah Makepeace
Bus conductor: Stephen Rashbrook
Barmaid: Avril Clark
Waiter: David Learner

: Bookshelf

P. D. James talks with Hunter Davies about A Taste for Death, her new novel.
Plus Alistair Cooke on reading, writing and rhetoric.


Talks: D. James
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: From My Life

A presentation in words and music of the life of Bedrich Smetana
Written and compiled by VERONICA SLATER with extracts from the composer's letters and diaries and including a complete performance of his String
Quartet No 1 (From My Life) with and Anne Jameson John Rye
Brian Sanders Tessa Worsley
The Medici String Quartet Paul Robertson (violin) David Matthews (violin)
Ivo-Jan van der Werff (viola) Anthony Lewis (cello) Producers IAN COTTERELL and PATRICK LAMBERT Stereo


Unknown: Bedrich Smetana
Unknown: Veronica Slater
Unknown: Anne Jameson
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Brian Sanders
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Violin: Paul Robertson
Violin: David Matthews
Viola: Ivo-Jan van Der Werff
Cello: Anthony Lewis
Producers: Ian Cotterell
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Smetana: Peter Barkworth

: News

: The Sunday Feature

In Two Worlds
The first of two programmes which look at how Indian and Pakistani people cope with living in two worlds.
0 INFO: page 91

: Seeds of Faith

Baptism by Blood
Stories of seven martyrs Teresa McLean talks to Bishop Leslie Brown about the saintly Ugandan
Archbishop. Janani Luwum , who was martyred at the hands of Idi Amin.


Talks: Teresa McLean
Unknown: Leslie Brown
Unknown: Janani Luwum
Unknown: Idi Amin.

: In Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees Presented by Steve McCormack Producer FRANK SMITH


Presented By: Steve McCormacK
Producer: Frank Smith

: 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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