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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 Bells on Sunday from Christ Church, Southport Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.0 Sovereignty
7.20 17th-century Portraiture: 2
7.40 The Search for Secular Answers

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers

: Waterlines

Cliff Michelmore takes to the river this morning for the Henley Royal Regatta.
He meets competitors and visitors who've travelled from all over the world to be at
Britain's leading rowing event. Also, news of a Thames pleasure steamer restored to its former glory and the inflatable windsurfer.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Caroline Eluot

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Rosemary Hartill Researcher ALISON BOGLE
Producer MICHAEL WAKELIN Editor DAVID COOMES VHFIFM joins at 8.0am including at 8.0 News


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Researcher Alison Bogle
Producer: Michael Wakelin
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Joanna Lumley

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about a Trust which makes holidays abroad possible for a particular group of severely disabled people. Donations to: Ex RAF Severely
Disabled Holiday Trust, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Christian Aid National Conference at the Hayes
Conference Centre, Swan wick, Derbyshire led by THE REV MYRA BLYTH With FR ED DE LA TORRE
Preacher THE REV MICHAEL TAYLOR (Director of Christian Aid) Readings (niv): Exodus 16, vv 1-18; John 6, vv 34-51
Hymns: Morning has broken (Praise for Today 57); Jesus Christ is waiting (lona); 0 Lord hear my prayer (Taize); Father in heaven (pft 15) BBC Manchester


Unknown: Myra Blyth
Unknown: Michael Taylor

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Produced and directed by LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Liz Rigbey.

: News Stand

Francis Wheen explores the wealth of reporting and opinion to be found in Britain's periodicals.


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Pick of the Week

Selected by Margaret Howard Stereo (Revised re-broadcast of last Friday's programme)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Robert Maxwell was born in Czechoslovakia, the son of a peasant farmer. He arrived in Britain in September 1940, one of the remnants of the Czech Army that had escaped from occupied France. He subsequently became an MP and is now recognised as one of Britain's most formidable businessmen. In conversation with Michael Parkinson he recalls his remarkable career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Robert Maxwell
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
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

from the Royal National Rose Society, St Albans , Herts


Unknown: St Albans

: The Afternoon Play

Crossing the Frontier by Peter Tinniswood with Shirley Dixon as Jean, David Buck as Roy and Stephen Thorne as Richard.
Jean is 38, attractive and married. She decides to go on a cruise without her husband. On the first night out she sees a row of lights sticking straight out to sea. She feels as if she is entering a strange land with different customs, different values. As if she is becoming a different person.
Directed by Shaun Macloughlin BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Jean: Shirley Dixon
Roy: David Buck
Richard: Stephen Thorne
Mrs Emptage: Gwen Cherrell
Captain: William Eedle
Cruise director: Christian Rodska
Keep-fit lady: Melinda Walker
Keith Quarmby: Bill Wallis

: Origins

The Gift of the Nile
And when Augustus Caesar had taken the city, he forced Antony to put himself to death and Cleopatra to come into his power alive, but a little later she too put herself to death secretly by the bite of an asp. STRABO The last of six programmes in which Barry Cunliffe traces the development of a civilisation which flourished on the banks of the Nile - one of the greatest civilisations known to man and one which has fascinated
Europeans for hundreds of years.
6: Their Walls are Demolished and They are Gone
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Producer: John Knight.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 Dealing with Drugs PETER EVANS presents a survival guide for non-specialist workers.
5: Risks and Responsibilities AIDS and intravenous drug-users: how real is the risk? Unplanned pregnancy in drug-dependent women: where does the responsibility lie? (e)
4.30 Education Matters SUSAN MARLING looks ahead at the fast-changing world of education. Producers CHRISTOPHER STONE and MERILYN HARRIS (e)
5.0 Employment Counselling Four programmes in which MICHAEL BRETHERTON Counsels those in and out of work and discusses the problems both sides encounter.
1: Long-Term Unemployment Producers DANIEL SNOWMAN and FIONA GOODALL (R) (e)
5.30 Get By in Arabic A six-part introduction to everyday spoken Arabic, set in Cairo Presented by AHDAF soueif and ALIX RAFAIE
5: Out and About Written by HILARY WISE and SALAH EL-GHOBASHY (R) (e)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producers: Christopher Stone
Producers: Fiona Goodall
Presented By: Ahdaf Soueif
Presented By: Alix Rafaie
Written By: Hilary Wise

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling talks to George Adamson about his lions and their future in the Kora Game Reserve in Kenya.


Talks: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: George Adamson

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Through High Plains to Adventure
The second of two actuality documentaries
Last year, two British cousins,
Richard and Nick Crane , set out to cycle to the most remote place from any coastline in the world.


Unknown: Nick Crane

: News



Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley airs your complaints and queries.


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: East Lynne

4: Never to be Redeemed


Unknown: Mrs Henry Wood

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill


Presented By: Susan Hill

: A Word in Edgeways

Lisa Appignanesi
Waldemar Januszczak and Jan Vriend in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi
Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Unknown: Jan Vriend
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: George Gershwin

A survey in five parts by Alistair Cooke
4: Broadway, Carnegie Hall and a Hollywood Venture
Producer ALAN OWEN. Stereo
0 WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Alan Owen.

: Law in Action

Presented by John Eidinow


Presented By: John Eidinow

: News

: Victoria

with Compiled and written by RICHARD MULLEN and JAMES MUNSON Narrator Robert Powell with and SEAN BARRETT. DONALD DOUGLAS


Written By: Richard Mullen
Written By: James Munson
Narrator: Robert Powell
Narrator: Sean Barrett.
Unknown: Donald Douglas
Unknown: Kate Lee
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Queen Victoria: Anna Massey
Prince Albert: Paul Daneman

: Before The Ending Of The Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: Ghost Story

Midnight Express by ALFRED NOYES
Joss Ackland reads the first of five tales to chill the blood. Abridged and produced by RICHARD DUNN (R)


Unknown: Alfred Noyes
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Produced By: Richard Dunn

: Hermione

A tribute to Hermione Gingold who died in May
Compiled by ALAN HAYDOCK 1: Beginnings
In this series of six programmes one of the great entertainers of our time talks about herself in conversations recorded in her New York apartment, with recordings of some of her performances in a long and distinguished career. (R)

: *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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