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: News Briefing

: Prelude

A selection of music
Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

A selection of hymns and music for Sunday morning introduced by Jack Hywel-Davies including at
6-50 Bells on Sunday from St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.10 Technology: Bridging the Gap
7.30 Into the Open: summer School and Beyond
7.50 Music interlude

: On Your Farm

David Richardson has breakfast with a well-known personality In the world of agriculture.
Producer ANN-MARIE CUFFORD BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: David Richardson

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad with CUve Jacobs and Rosemary Hartill
VHFIFM joins at 7.55am including at
8.0 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Cuve Jacobs
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Richard Lucas

: Brian Redhead

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about research into the Problems facing young people due to unemployment, and about campaigns to help young People to use their time productively. Donations to: Youthaid, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcastat 7.10am LW)

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

for the week of Prayer for
Christian Unity from the united congregation of Trinity Church, Enfield, Middlesex
Hymns (Hymns and Psalms): Blessed city, heavenly Salem (485); Christ from whom all blessings flow (764); Come sinners to the gospel feast (460); Father, whose everlasing love (520); Anthem hymn: Jesus lover of my soul
Readings: I Corinthians 12; Mark 2, w 15-17


Organist: Paul Hulme
Organist: Hilary Morgan
Choirmaster: M. Barrett

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Producer LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

As an actor, Jeremy Lloyd made his name playing the part of the archetypal English 'upper-class twit'. As a writer, his most recent success has been Allo 'Allo!
In conversation with Michael Parkinson , he recalls his life and career and also chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: 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

Conversations from the Engine Room by N WARBURTON with and the music teacher and children of ST GILDAS' SCHOOL. NORTH LONDON
Marriott, the school caretaker, calls his boiler room the engine room of a ship: the ship is the school and its cargo the pupils. One of these is Robert, a lonely boy, just as Marriott is a lonely man. But they have something else in common.... could it be innocence?
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: N Warburton
Directed By: John Tydeman.
Marriott: Colin Douglas
Fox: Hugh Dickson
Miss Murdoch: Avril Clark
Robert: Roy Merchant

: Heritage

The first of six programmes in which Kenneth Hudson looks at the way history is viewed. 1066 and All That
On a ridge above the Sussex village of Battle where William met and defeated Harold, the Conqueror built an Abbey. Legend has it that the High
Altar stands on the spot where Harold perished.
Kenneth Hudson and Alan Borg , Director of the Imperial War Museum, visit this historic site to reflect on an event which changed the course of English history. Reader MARTIN FRIEND
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol
• INFO: page 77


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Alan Borg
Producer: John Knight.

: Options

4.0 On the Cut A six-part series recalling life and work on the English canal system. 3: A Working Life 'One thing that always crabbed us - even during the War we weren't recognised. Boatmen to me always seemed to be the lowest of the low.' Interviews collected and presented by ARTHUR WOOD (e)
4.30 Not So Long Ago Eight programmes about world history since 1945 presented, with the help of archive recordings, by GEOFFREY STERN 3: Suez (First broadcast on BBC World Service) (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express! A 15-part second-stage German course
3: Staufen unter der Sonne JORG WALESCH and IRMGARD MEYER explain how to understand directions and weather forecasts. (Re-broadcast next Saturday) (e) Book, £7.50; set of three cassettes, £10.95, from retailers
5.30 Buongiomo Italia! Presented by DENISE DE RÔME and ENRICO VERDECCHIA 13: Vienefatto cosi (e) Book, £5.50; three cassettes, £3. 74 each; Notes for teachers, £4.00, from retailers


Presented By: Arthur Wood
Unknown: Geoffrey Stern
Unknown: Jorg Walesch
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer
Presented By: Denise de Rôme
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper goes in defence of pure food at a fair price.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Natural History Programme

Lionel Kelleway talks to
Alan Herscovici , a Canadian bioligist. Fergus Keeling meets a man who goes to work on a submersible.


Talks: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Alan Herscovici
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Slough in Berkshire
(Details tomorrow at 11.0am L W)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News


: Actuality

A series of montage documentaries
A House Exceeding Magnifical
Peterborough Cathedral rests in a walled, green oasis at the centre of the bustling and rapidly expanding city.
Twentieth-century visitors and citizens can be unaware of its presence, but for almost 750 years people have walked, worked and worshipped beneath its lofty Norman arches.
Compiled and produced by JANET THOMAS. Stereo


Produced By: Janet Thomas.

: Secret Lives: 3

by E.F. Benson
The last of three episodes dramatised and narrated by Aubrey Woods
A most treasured home is exactly what 25 Durham Square has become for Miss
Susan Leg; but will its treasure turn to dross with the threatened unravelling of the mystery surrounding her secret life?
Music by John Owen Edwards played by Roger Ward (piano) Perry Montague Mason (violin) and Frank Schaefer (cello)


Author: E.F. Benson
Dramatised by: Aubrey Woods
Music: John Owen Edwards
Piano: Roger Ward
Violin: Perry Montague Mason
Cello: Frank Schaefer
Director: Ian Cotterell
Susan Leg: Pauline Collins
Margaret Mantrip: Margot Boyd
Bosanquet: John Church
Minnie Mimps: Sheila Grant
Jimmie Mason: Ronald Herdman
Elizabeth Conklin: Rachel Gurney
Mr Cartwright: Peter Howell
Augustus: Andrew Branch
Lady Eva Lowndes: Pauline Letts
Vicar: Tim Reynolds
Mr Salt: Jonathan Tafler
Mr Gandish: George Parsons
Ellen/Duchess: Jennifer Piercey

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill
An interview with Doris Lessing who arrived in this country from Central Africa in 1949 with a 3-year-old son at her knee, two failed marriages behind her and a novel in her suitcase.


Presented By: Susan Hill
Unknown: Doris Lessing

: A Word in Edgeways

Julian Filochowski Prabhu Guptara and Robin Hyman in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Julian Filochowski
Unknown: Prabhu Guptara
Unknown: Robin Hyman
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Some Mother's Son: 3

A serial in six parts by John Fletcher
with Nick Chilvers as Andy

Andy Smith, ecology journalist, is investigating the smuggling in and out of Britain of refined uranium, believed to be going to a certain African dictator. Now he must quiz his former colleague Nigel about what goes on in Natural International...
BBC Bristol


Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Brian Miller
Andy: Nick Chilvers
Nigel: Cornelius Garrett
Anne: Caroline Blakiston
Julian: Clive Francis
Kite: Gregory de Polnay
Sir Jack: Conrad Phillips
Grey: Rex Holdsworth
BD: Pavel Douglas

: The Press Barons

The last few years have seen a dramatic change in Britain's national press.... new proprietors, new technology, new titles and even new printing houses away from Fleet Street.
In this series of conversations, Gordon Clough seeks to determine just how much influence today's proprietors have on the papers they own and therefore with the readers. 3: Lord Rothermere of Associated Newspapers - publishers of the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and the London Evening Standard
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Gardens of Eden by MICHELENE WANDOR
Music by MICHAEL NYMAN. Stereo (Details Wednesday 11.0 am L W)
• HEAR THIS! page 10


Music By: Michael Nyman.

: Seeds of Faith

The Case Against Christ 2: Historical Evidence
The Rev John Young , Chaplain at the College of Ripon and York St John, looks at the facts surrounding Jesus. Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: John Young

: In Committee

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


Presented By: Michael Fairbairn
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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