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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Helen's Parish Church, Wheathampstead,
Hertfordshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Introduced by David Richardson


Introduced By: David Richardson
Producer: Ann Marie Clifford

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Margaret Howard Researcher SARAH RUTTY Producer CAROLINE DONNE Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Researcher Sarah Rutty
Producer: Caroline Donne
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Sunday Papers

: Richard Baker

talks, for the Week's 's Good
Cause, about the search for a cure for asthma. Donations to:
Asthma Research Council. [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire
Mass for 27th Sunday sung by the COMMUNITY OF BENEDICTINE MONKS and the BISHOPS CANNINGS SCHOLAR Celebrant and Preacher THE RT REV DOM ALDHELM CAMERON-BROWN , OSB, Abbot of Prinknash Introit: In voluntate tua
Kyrie and Gloria: Mass XI
Epistle (JB): Philippians 4, vv 6-9 Alleluia verse: In exitu
Gospel (JB): Matthew 21, vv 33-43 Credo I
Offertory: Vir erat Sanctus,
Benedictus, Agnus Dei : Mass XI Communion verse: In salutari tua Choirmaster


Unknown: Dom Aldhelm Cameron-Brown
Unknown: Agnus Dei
Organist: Dom Charles Watson
Organist: Dom Mark Hargreaves

: The Archers

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


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: News Stand

Paul Barker explores Britain's periodicals.


Unknown: Paul Barker
Producer: Sam Collyns

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Andy Kershaw Stereo (Revised re-broadcast of last Friday 's programme)


Presented By: Andy Kershaw

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is Lulu, who. in conversation with Michael Parkinson. recalls her upbringing in a Glasgow tenement and her subsequent career as a singer and actress. In choosing her eight records she reveals an admiration for the vocal styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9. 05am)


Unknown: Michael Parkinson.
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Ray Charles.
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

(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: Globe Theatre: Clouds

A series of six plays from around the world which, through simultaneous transmission by Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, can be shared by the largest English-speaking audience in the world.
This week, from the United Kingdom, Globe Theatre presents "Clouds" by Michael Frayn
Cuba: 1970s
"They're all the same these places ... guided tour of collective farms, national folk-dance company, kindergarten where they sing you a patriotic song. You go along with it for a couple of days then you put the boot in. Insist on seeing the jails. My name's Owen by the way. I'm doing it for one of the colour mags."
(Stereo) A BBC World Service/Radio 4 production


Author: Michael Frayn
Director: Matthew Walters
Owen Shorter: Dinsdale Landen
Mara Hill: Morag Hood
Ed Budge: Don Fellows
Angel: Paul Chapman
Hilberto: Arturo Venegas

: Options

4.00 Global Village presented by PETER GOODWIN 5: Safe in the Knowledge Two aspects of data protection: the security and accuracy of information. (R)(e)
4.30 Education Matters ANGELA RUMBOLD , Minister of State for Education, talks to SUSAN MARLING. (e)
5.00 Team Spirit: the Japanese at Play What do the people of Japan do when they are not working long and hard to achieve industrial and economic success? WILLIAM HORSLEY , the BBC's Tokyo Correspondent, takes time off to find out what the Japanese do with their limited leisure time. Producer FRANK WARWICK (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.
3: Sorry Chums, the Raj Is Over Reader MARTIN JARVIS (R) (e)


Presented By: Peter Goodwin
Unknown: Angela Rumbold
Unknown: Susan Marling.
Unknown: William Horsley
Producer: Frank Warwick
Unknown: Michael Barber
Reader: Martin Jarvis

: Origins

In a series of six programmes, Malcolm Billings explores the world of archaeology.
1: The Minoans and Their Gods At the end of the last century, Sir Arthur Evans obtained some exquisitely carved seal stones from fields in a valley a few miles behind Heraklion - the modern capital of Crete.
They led him to the discovery of a brilliant civilisation he called the 'Minoans', after the legendary King Minos. Now, finds are being made which shed a new light onto a society which flourished 3,000 years ago. Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol Book, 'Origins - The Roots of European Civilisation edited by Barry Cunliffe , £16.95 from bookshops
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Sir Arthur Evans
Producer: John Knight.
Edited By: Barry Cunliffe

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling


Presented By: Fergus Keeling

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11. 00am L W)

: News



Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Feedback

with Christopher Dunkley


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: The Count of Monte Cristo

by A1.EXANURK DUMAS 7: The Enquiry
Stereo (Details on Friday at 3.00pm)

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with Penelope Lively and William Nicholson


Unknown: Penelope Lively
Unknown: William Nicholson

: Words by Hart

Songs by Rodgers and Hart that perhaps you don't know
Sung by Barbara Rosenblat and Lindsay Benson with Gordon Langford (piano) Don Lawson (drums) Lenny Bush (bass)
Presented by Leslie Sands Written by DENNIS MOORE and LESLIE SANDS
Producer ALAN OWEN. Stereo (R)


Sung By: Barbara Rosenblat
Sung By: Lindsay Benson
Piano: Gordon Langford
Piano: Don Lawson
Bass: Lenny Bush
Presented By: Leslie Sands
Written By: Dennis Moore
Producer: Alan Owen.

: Kingsley Amis Sextet

A season of plays adapted from his short stories.
To See the Sun dramatised by John Scotney
Vampires, a mad Scots librarian, a handsome Englishman and a countess of uncertain age - all in Dacia in the 1920s.
(Moral Fibre: Wednesday 12.25pm)
Hear This! page 25


Author: Kingsley Amis
Dramatised by: John Scotney
Director: Jane Morgan
Stephen Hillier: Christopher Cazenove
Countess Valvazour: Gayle Hunnicutt
Robert McNeil: Graham Crowden
Innkeeper/Pall Mall Gazette: Alan Dudley
Magda: Jennifer Piercey
Connie: Zelah Clarke

: A Private World

For over 60 years, the Holly
Lodge Estate in North London has been a haven of quiet just a stone's throw from the busy
Al. In the 1920s several hundred flats known as Lady Workers' Homes were built to provide accommodation for single professional women. Residents talk to Hugh Sykes about the days when they had their own restaurant and theatre, and had to observe the strict rules laid down in the lease, and compare it to life there today. Producer BRIDGET CARTER


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Bridget Carter

: News

: You the Jury

(Details on Wednesday 11. 00am LW)

: Musicke that Goethe with a Whele

Denys Gueroult explores mechanical musical instruments.
Stereo (R)


Presenter: Denys Gueroult
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Before the Ending of the Day

Late evening Office of Compline

: 'amNews

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.

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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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