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: News Briefing

: Prelude

Producer DAVID BELUNGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Mary's Church,
Handbridge, Cheshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 Z, WSunday Papers

: Open University

7.00 State and Society
7.20 The Romantic Legacy
7.40 Arts Foundation Course: Revision

: On Your Farm

with David Richardson


Unknown: David Richardson
Producer: Ann-Marie Clifford

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad with Jill Cochrane and Ted Harrison
Researcher ALISON BOGLE Producer ANDREW GREEN Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH VHFIFMjoinsat8.00am including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Researcher Alison Bogle

: Sunday Papers

: The Rev Donald Reeves

Rector of St James 's Piccadilly, talks, for the Week 's Good Cause, about the plight of single, homeless people in London.
Donations to: [address removed]


Unknown: St James

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton Devon
A Eucharist (ASB Rite B) service for harvest
Celebrant and preacher THE REV ANTHONY GEERING assisted by THE REV ANTONY LANE Hymns (AMR): Come ye thankful people (482); For the beauty of the earth (171); We plough the fields and scatter (483); Bread of Heaven (411); Now thank we all our God (379)
Choir Anthems: 0 sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; 0 taste and see
Musical director


Unknown: Crediton Devon
Unknown: Anthony Geering
Organist: Simon Honeyball

: The Archers

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


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Cuve Brill
Producer: Liz Rigbey

: News Stand

Paul Barker explores the wealth of reporting and opinion to be found in Britain's periodicals. Producer SAM COLLYNS


Unknown: Paul Barker
Producer: Sam Collyns

: Pick of the Week

Irene Thomas presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.


Unknown: Irene Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The pianist Jacques Loussier has won fame and fortune with a style that blends jazz with the music of J.S.Bach.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson , he looks back at a career of some 30 years and also selects his eight records to take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Pianist: Jacques Loussier
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Phil Longman Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Phil Longman
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Darley Dale
Horticultural Society in Derbyshire
(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: Globe Theatre

A series of six plays from around the world which, through simultaneous transmission by Radio 4 UK and BBC World Service, can be shared by the largest available English-speaking audience. This week, from the USA: The Glass Menagerie by TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
A play of memories. Tom has escaped the tenement building that trapped him with his demanding mother and crippled sister, locked in her private world of glass animals.
But his sense of guilt has tied him to the past more than he thought possible.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo A BBC World ServicelRadio 4 production


Directed By: Peter King.
Amanda: Elizabeth Bell
Tom: Colin Stinton
Laura: Nancy Gair
Gentleman Caller: Stuart Milligan

: Call the Midwife

A revealing glimpse into the work of today's midwife. Jane Marshall shadows a Warwickshire midwife from the time she forms the special relationship with a newly expectant mother, through the birth of the baby, to when she provides support in grappling with broken nights and feeding problems.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Jane Marshall

: Options

4.00 Global Village 4: Future Phone PETER GOODWIN investigates the telephone network. (R) (e)
4.30 Education Matters On the Road Introduced by SUSAN MARUNG 4: Cambridge Educator or accountant? What will be the headteacher's role in the future? Will governing bodies be able to cope with the financial management of schools? These are some of the questions explored by teachers, administrators and parents who join PROFESSOR TED WRAGG and a team of local experts at Sawston Village College. (e)
5.30 The Angry Decade MICHAEL BARBER looks back to the new generation of writers who made such an impact in, and upon, the 1950s.
2: Love on a Slag-Heap The 'Northern' writers - Sillitoe, Braine, Storey - revitalised the story of everyday folk, this time in the working-class industrial towns. Reader ALAN DOBIE (R) (e)


Unknown: Peter Goodwin
Introduced By: Susan Marung
Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg
Unknown: Michael Barber
Reader: Alan Dobie

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway
A report on Britain's first hedgehog hospital


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Lionel Kelleway

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am LW)

: News


: More Wrestling than Dancing

David Moreau attempts once more to come to grips with life. 4: Under Oath
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Moreau

: The Count of Monte Cristo

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS 6: Poison Stereo


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with Sandra Boler and Arthur Marshall


Unknown: Sandra Boler
Unknown: Arthur Marshall

: Meera

The actress, comedienne and writer Meera Syal takes time away from her role in Serious Money in the West End to talk about her complicated life, in a portrait entirely in her own words.
As an Asian born in Britain, she turns her sense of humour on herself to describe the conflict between her career and the expectations of her culture. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill
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: Let Saints on Earth In Concert Sing

I have every day more and more cause to regret that ever my good father suffered music to be my profession. The whole is a trivial and degrading business to any man of spirit or of any abilities
Few families have left such an imprint on English musical and cultural life as the Wesleys. Their legacy is enjoyed whenever a group of worshippers meet to sing one of Charles's hymns, or when a cathedral choir performs one of Samuel Sebastian 's choral masterpieces. Their personalities nalities were as diverse as their music; and life was never straightforward for the eccentric, musical Wesleys. Written and presented by Derek Wilson
Other parts played by BRIAN GEAR and JOHN HARTOCH Music performed by the HIGHBURY SINGERS, with soloists Margaret Thomas and Stephen Foulkes
Musical director JOHN BISHOP Producer ERNEST REA BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Samuel Wesley
Unknown: Samuel Sebastian
Presented By: Derek Wilson
Played By: Brian Gear
Played By: John Hartoch
Soloists: Margaret Thomas
Soloists: Stephen Foulkes
Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Patrick Malahide
Samuel Wesley: Bill Wallis

: News

: You the Jury

A national curriculum and a national strategy for testing are essential for the education of our children.

: Seeds of Faith

Ever Sacred
Michael Wakelin concludes his three-part investigation which examines the common roots of paganism and Christianity. 3: Fairies and Saints
Can paganism contribute to today's church?


Unknown: Michael Wakelin
Producer: Michael Workman

: John Morgan on Health

In the last of this occasional series of talks, John Morgan reflects on having cancer and recovering from it. (R)


Unknown: John Morgan

: Musicke That Goeth with a Whele

Barrel organs, polyphons, orchestrions ... In the first of four programmes
Denys Gueroult explores the amazing variety of mechanical musical instruments.
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT Stereo (R)


Unknown: Denys Gueroult

: *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.

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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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