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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble MilL Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

Introduced by Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Mary's, Redenhall, Norfolk Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.0 Maths Foundation Tutorial
7.20 The Metaphysical Poets
7.40 Language in Hard Times

: The Local Network

People who haven't been to a football match in years would still fight tooth and nail to stop their local club from folding. Presenters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with the BBC's network of Local Radio stations to investigate why soccer is seen as more than just a game.
Football - When City Becomes United
This week The Local Network is at BBC Radio Leeds with stories from around the country and down your street.
Producers GLYN JONES and NEIL WALKER. BBC North East Send your letters to: The Local Network, BBC North East, Newcastle NE99 1RN


Presenters: Neil Walker
Presenters: David Clayton
Producers: Glyn Jones
Producers: Neil Walker.

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Libby Purves
Producers EDWARD LUCAS and ROGER HUTCHINGS VHF/FM joins at 8.0am including at
8.0 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Libby Purves
Producers: Edward Lucas
Unknown: Roger Hutchings

: Sunday Papers

: Wendy Craig

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about successful research being carried out, resulting in a new machine which helps in the early diagnosis of heart disease, still this country's biggest killer, likely to affect any one of us and often resulting in an early death.
Donations: CORDA [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Blackwood, Gwent led by THE REV R J. YOUNG Preacher DR DAVID COOKE
Questions of Christian Belief: Creation - Accident or Design? Readings: Psalm 8; n Corinthians 5, v 17 to 6, v 2
Hymns: AU things praise thee
(BHB 3); Great is thy faithfulness (BHB 576); Jesus is Lord
(Scripture and Song 360) Organist JOHN WALTERS BBC Wales


Unknown: Dr David Cooke
Organist: John Walters

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill
0 INFO: page 93


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: Liz Rigbey.

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

A tribute to David Penhaligon , the Cornish Liberal MP, who was killed in a road accident at the end of last year. In a conversation with Michael Parkinson , recorded j ust a few weeks before his death, he talked about his life and work and also chose the eight records he would have taken to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Unknown: David Penhaligon
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon dough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Dough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Detailson Wednesday at 10.0am) 0 GARDENING SUPPLEMENT: p9

: The Lord of the Rings

by J R R. TOLKIEN , adapted in 13 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY
3:The Knife in the Dark
'You may escape from Bree, and be allowed to go forward while the Sun is up; but you won't go far They will come on you in the wild in some dark place where there is no help. Do you wish them to find you? They are terrible!'
MATTHEW viNE (singer)
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OUVER
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: J R R. Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Conducted By: Stephen Ouver
Adapted By: Brian Sibley
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragom: Robert Stephens
Bilbo: John Le Mesurier
Sam: William Nighy
Merry: Richard O'Caliaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Legolas: David Collings
Boromir: Michael Graham Cox
Butterbur: James Grout
Elrond: Hugh Dickson
the Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Lord ofthe Nazgul: Philip Voss
Glorfindel: John Webb
Nob: Haydn Wood
Nazgul.: Sean Arnold
Nazgul.: John Church
Nazgul.: Graham Faulkner
Nazgul.: Christopher Scott
Nazgul.: Michael Spice

: Literary Walks

Jane Gardam takes Christopher Somerville on a walk around
Coatham Marshes near Redcar and to Saltburn-on-Sea, areas which form the background to her novels Crusoe's Daughter, A Long Way from Verona and God on the Rocks.
Readings by Rosalie Crutchley Producer JUDE HOWELIS(e)


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 More Than You Can Manage 2: Stress on the Job Do you dread going into work in the morning? JENNI MURRAY investigates tension at work and visits the Midland Electricity Board where coping with stress is all in a day's work. Plus Relax Now - part two of PENNY YENDELL'S instant relaxation routine. (e)
4.30 Education Matters Every week susAN MARLING looks ahead at the fast changing world of education. (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express! 12: Berlin im Freien JORG W ALESCH and IRMGARD MEYER offer more help with word order, and find out what Berlin has to offer to its tourists and inhabitants, particularly this year which marks the 750th anniversary of the city. (Re-broadcast next Saturday) (e)
5.30 Get By in Portuguese with SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOSALVES
2: Finding Somewhere to Stay: booking into a hotel; asking how much; getting a place at a campsite (R) (e)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer
Unknown: Suzette MacEdo

: The Natural History Programme

Lionel Kelleway joins the hunt for Britain's most elusive fish - the mysterious burbot. And
Fergus Keeling finds out why laws preventing cruelty to animals in pet shops might soon be repealed.


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Basingstoke in Hampshire.


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: David Symonds

: Feedback

with Christopher Dunkley


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: In Praise of God - For Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer , Archbishop of Canterbury, was burned at the stake for heresy on 21 March 1556. God gave Cranmer one supreme gift. He understood the power of the English language and bequeathed to future generations the majestic beauty of the Book of Common Prayer. Professor Brian Morris explores his life and work.


Unknown: Thomas Cranmer
Unknown: Professor Brian Morris
Organist: Andrew Lumsden
Directed By: John Poole.

: Martin Chuzzlewit: 8

by Charles Dickens
(for details see Friday at 3pm)


Author: Charles Dickens

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill


Presented By: Susan Hill

: An Infamous Address

Five programmes which visit the scenes of past celebrated crimes and scandals.
3: 7 Blythswood Square, Glasgow 'Madeleine today would be regarded as very normal. By Victorian standards she was regarded as completely abnormal.'
In this fine town house, a society beauty plotted the murder of a young Frenchman. The family fortunes lay in ruins after a verdict of 'not proven'.
Roger Wilkes meets the present occupants and recalls the famous trial of Madeleine Smith.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Unknown: Madeleine Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Resurrection of Christ

Six talks during Lent by The Rev Richard Harries ,
Dean of King's College, London 3: Seeing is Believing -
Appearances or Apparitions?
Peter, Mary Magdalene and Paul are among those who claimed to see Jesus of Nazareth after his crucifixion. The historical evidence for these claims is a battleground for modern scholars of the New Testament. Richard Harries explores the background to the Easter appearances, including the psychological condition of the main witnesses.


Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Mary Magdalene
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Proof

by DICK FRANCIS dramatised in eight parts by ERNEST DUDLEY
6: The trail of the fake scotch and the missing whisky tankers seems to lead directly to Paul Young. But how deeply is Flora's son involved?
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo


Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Paul Young.
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Tony Beach: Nigel Havers
Gerard: ,george Parsons
Flora: Jennifer Piercey
Mrs Palissey: Sheila Grant
Paul Young: Stuart Organ
Charter Jun/PC: Kim Wall
Sgt Ridger: Stephen Hattersley

: Law In Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Explorers Extraordinary Six programmes written byjOHNKEAY
4: The Most Amazing Story a Man Ever Lived to Tell with Nigel Graham , Clifford Norgate and Alan Thompson In August 1898 the Wide World Magazine began publishing an account of the astonishing adventures of Louis de Rougemont. The first instalment ended with the hero, shipwrecked two years before, watching from his desert island as a small catamaran appeared from over the horizon. Further instalments were eagerly awaited. The story tested the credulity of his readers. Certainly it was, as the magazine declared, 'the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell', but was it true? Producer ALAN HAYDOCK Stereo (R)


Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Alan Thompson
Louis de Rougemont: Olivier Pierre

: Seeds of Faith

Stanley Brinkman continues Towards the Cross: a Lenten Journey
Tonight's journey is with Elijah. Reader Glenys Miles Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Stanley Brinkman
Reader: Glenys Miles
Producer: Noel Vincent

: In Committee

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


Presented By: John Sergeant
Producer: Frank Smith

: * am 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.

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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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