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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of music
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

A selection of hymns and music for St David's Day introduced by Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff. Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.0 Arts Review: The State of the Faculty
7.20 Social Sciences: Grapevine
7.40 Technology: Bridging the Gap

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: The Local Network

Presented by Neil Walker and David Clayton
War Games - Room for Manoeuvres? .
In many parts of Britain the Ministry of Defence is buying up more land to use for training. But why is extra land needed when the MoD already owns so much?


Presented By: Neil Walker
Presented By: David Clayton

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad with Clive Jacobs and Rosemary Hartill
Producers STEPHEN LYNAS and DAVID COOMES. BBC Bristol VHF/M joins at 8.0am including at 8.0 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: David Coomes.

: Ian Wallace

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the importance of books to those who can't read and how a free library service of pre-recorded cassettes of books makes the lives of those who are blind, dyslexic or unable to read for any other reason, tolerable. Donations to: CALIBRE (Cassette Library for the Blind and Handicapped), [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Sung Eucharist to mark St David 's Day from
Eglwys Dewi Sant, Cardiff led by THE REV SAUNDERS DAVIES
Readings: Psalm 16; Matthew 16, w 24-27
Missa Brevis composed by RICHARD ELFYN JONES and sung by CANTORION MOTET CAERDYDD . Hymns: Am bawb o'r saint
(Emynau'r Eglwys 595); Duw pob gras (Mawl yr Ifanc 237); Gad i'n ddilyn (Emynau'r Eglwys 405)


Unknown: St David
Unknown: Saunders Davies
Composed By: Richard Elfyn Jones
Sung By: Cantorion Motet Caerdydd
Conductor: Royston Havard
Organist: Phillip Laugharne

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by CLIVE BRILL
Producer LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Clive Brill
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Anne Nightingale
Stereo (Extended re-broadcast of last Friday's programme)


Presented By: Anne Nightingale

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Nicholas Goodison speaks to Michael Parkinson
Stereo (Details on Friday at 9.5 am)


Guest: Sir Nicholas Goodison
Presenter: Michael Parkinson

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)

: Welsh Drama

Echo of the Dragon by ROB GITTINS
Five hundred years ago two Welshmen fulfilled the Arthurian prophecy and reclaimed the throne of England. One became Henry VII, the other sought retirement in a friary. But already a plot was in hand to turn back the pages of history - a plot that centres on the recluse himself. For Lord Rhys, the Battle of Bosworth has tragic memories.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY. Stereo


Unknown: Rob Gittins
Directed By: Adrian Mourby.
Rhys: Gareth Armstrong
the Irishman: Norman Rodway
Henry Twdor: Robert Blythe
Richard: Nigel Graham
Lord Stanley: James Benson
Boy: Alistair Jenkins

: A History of Wales in 29 1/2 Minutes

One of the few flourishing industries left in Wales is its past. As pits and steelworks close, historians thrive as never before. But they have yet to take on the true spirit of an entrepreneurial society. Patrick Hannan tries to show them how to treat Wales as a product, a public relations exercise, a soap opera. Key questions asked are: who was the Lord Lucan of the 15th century and how did Lloyd George keep his trousers on long enough to win World War I? Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS
BBC Wales


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Lloyd George
Producer: Herbert Williams

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 The Future of Work Four talks by PROFESSOR CHARLES HANDY
3: The Questions and the Worries Shifts in industrial structures and the growth of the working-age population make full employment a thing of the past. 'The most useful thing politicians can do is to accept that this is not a local difficulty, but a major shift in the life of our societies.' (e)
4.30 New series Education Matters Every week, SUSAN MARLING looks ahead at the fast changing world of education. A chance for everyone to keep up with the major issues. Producers CHRISTOPHER STONE JENNY LO and MERILYN HARRIS (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express!
9: Berlin - damals und heute What's life like in Berlin? Berliners describe what they feel and think about the changes they have seen. JORG WALESCH and IRMGARD MEYER revise ways of asking for information. (e) (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.30 Buongiorno Italia! 19: Parliamounpo' Presented by DENISE DE ROME and ENRICO VERDECCHIA (R) (e)


Unknown: Charles Handy
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producers: Christopher Stone
Producers: Jenny Lo
Unknown: Merilyn Harris
Unknown: Jorg Walesch
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer
Presented By: Denise de Rome
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia

: The Natural History Programme

Why are guillemots washing up dead on Scottish beaches? Are flatfish in the North Sea so diseased that they shouldn't be eaten? Will farmers of the future be breeding halibut and plaice? Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway report.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits the ancient market town of Much Wenlock in Shropshire. He discovers, among other things, how it is associated with the Olympic Games.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Feedback

Presented by Christopher Dunkley


Presented By: Christopher Dunkley

: Soundings

The Cost of Admission
Britain's cathedrals and major churches annually attract more visitors than all other national monuments put together. But many cathedrals are falling into serious disrepair as donations fail to meet maintenance costs. While MPs debate how best to tackle this problem, Hope Sealy looks at the role of the cathedral in Britain today.


Unknown: Hope Sealy
Unknown: Rustom Irani
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Martin Chuzzlewit

by CHARLES DICKENS , dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES and Narrator Simon Cadell
5: The Valley of Eden
'The wretch; the apostate: the false, mean, odious villain; has before my very face proposed to Mercy!' said his eldest daughter. 'Who has proposed to Mercy?' asked Mr Pecksniff. 'He has.
That thing, Jonas, downstairs.' with SUE BROOMFIELD and PAUL GREGORY
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Betty Davies
Narrator: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Sue Broomfield
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Martin Chuzzlewit: Valentine Pelka
Mark Tapley: Jonathan Tafler
Tom Pinch: David Collings
Old Martin: Patrick Troughton
Mr Pecksniff: Christopher Benjamin
Mrs Gamp: Patricia Hayes
Charity: Angela Pleasence
Mercy: Susie Brann
Jonas: Struan Rodger
Mary Graham: Zelah Clarke
Mr Mould: Tim Reynolds
Betsy Prig: Pauline Letts
Lewsome: Eric Stovell
Dr Jobling: Bernard Brown
Lafayette Kettle: Richard Durden
General Choke: Alan Dudley
Scadder: Tom Wilkinson
Captain Kedgwick: Stuart Organ
Elderly man: David Sinclair
Mrs Hominy: Rachel Gurney

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill talks to novelist Winston Graham.


Talks: Susan Hill
Unknown: Winston Graham.

: The Taste Trap

Blot on the landscape or national heritage? A redundant and vandalised factory in the South Wales valleys is the first post-war building to be officially listed and is now the subject of a public inquiry. Has taste really swung in favour of 1940s concrete? Does this unprecedented case suggest a further move to conserve Britain as a museum in the face of new development?
Jonathan Glancey considers the views of national conservationists, architects, local politicians and local people in weighing national interests against regional needs. Producer JUDITH BUMPUS


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Proof

by DICK FRANCIS , dramatised in eight parts by ERNEST DUDLEY
3: Tony has been asked by the police and by Gerard, an investigative consultant, to help with enquiries into a drinks fraud.
Stereo (Re-broadcast Wed 12.27pm) (Nigel Havers is in 'Don Wait Up' tomorrow at 8.30pm on BBC1)


Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Ernest Dudley
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Tony Beach: Nigel Havers
Gerard: George Parsons
Flora: Jennifer Piercey
Charter: Chas Bryer
Sgt Ridger: Stephen Hattersley
PC Horton: James Goode

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Explorers Extraordinary
The first of six programmes written by JOHN KEAY
1: Don't Worry - It's Only Me
Narrator John Rowe with David Sinclair
Mary Kingsley found herself in 1892 with nothing to do. She was 30, unmarried and virtually untravelled. She decided to explore West Africa. Her resulting adventures are among the most extraordinary ever recounted. She fought off crocodiles, was entertained by cannibals and eventually returned to England to tell her story.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo (R) Book, same title, £10.95, from booksellers


Written By: John Keay
Narrator: John Rowe
Unknown: David Sinclair
Producer: Alan Haydock.
Mary Kingsley: Geraldine James

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: In Committee

Presented by Viv Robins


Presented By: Viv Robins
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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