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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 Erdington Abbey, Birmingham, stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Living with Technology: Values
7.20 Into the Open: Completing the Course

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: The Local Network

Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with BBC Local Radio stations to discover what links Whitby with Tonga, Devon with Brittany and Manchester with Leningrad.
International Alignment A Tale of Two Cities


Unknown: David Clayton

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Producer CAROLINE DONNE Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH including at 8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Caroline Donne
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Sheila Hancock

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the work of St Christopher's Hospice over the past 21 years in caring for terminally ill patients and supporting their families. Donations to: St Christopher's
Hospice, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Mattins according to the Book of Common Pray er from
St Mary's Church, Nottingham introduced by The Rev Canon Michael Jackson
Preacher The Rev Eddie Neale Preces and Responses (Rose) Venite (Aldrich)
Psalm 43 (Bairstow)
First lesson (Rsv): Amos 5, vv 6-14
Office hymn: The heavenly
Child in stature grows (AMNS 50) Te Deum (Sumsion in G)
Second lesson: John 6, w 41-51 Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell (AMNS 100)
Anthem: Lully, lulla, thou little tiny Child (Leighton)
Hymn: Thou whom shepherds worshipped (AMNS 54) Service sung by THE REV JOHN PENNINGTON
Director of Music JOHN KEYS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Eddie Neale
Unknown: John Pennington

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by LIZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: Liz Rigbey

: News Stand

Martin Wainwright explores the wealth of reporting and opinion in Britain's periodicals. Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Pick of the Week

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


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Gemma Craven is one of Britain's most versatile actresses; she's won awards for her work in musicals and comedy and is currently appearing in the first West End revival of South Pacific.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson she looks back on her life and career and also chooses eight records to take with her to the mythical island. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY
Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: Australia

1: In the Dreaming
The Aborigines, Australia's oldest inhabitants, possess a very strange and very ancient civilisation. Their stories contain remarkable parallels to the geological and natural history of the continent. They were ill prepared, however, for the incursion of the Europeans, those fierce white warriors from the other side of the world. Narrators NICK ENRIGHT
(BBC Radiophonic Workshop) Technical presentation
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol. Stereo
● FEATURE: page 9


Narrators: Nick Enright
Narrators: Brian Syron
Narrators: Storytellers Athol Compton
Unknown: Justine Saunders
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Professors Geoffrey Blainey
Unknown: Humphrey McQueen
Unknown: Dr Eric Wilmot
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Unknown: Andrew Lawrence
Unknown: Iain Hunter
Unknown: Helen Thomas
Script By: Mike Walker
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Theopompus/Dampier: Peter Howell
St Augustine/Van Diemen: Eric Stovell
Roger Bacon/Banks: David Learner
Dutchman: Steve Ubels
Portuguese/Tasman/Official: Francis Mddleditch
Torres/Cook: Shaun Prendergast
Reader: Roger Leach

: Origins

The Great Cathedrals of Britain In a series of six programmes, Malcolm Billings and Tim Tatton-Brown tell the story of the development of British cathedrals from the time of St Augustine in 597 until the Reformation.
2: The Revolution of Archbishop Lanfranc
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Tim Tatton-Brown
Producer: John Knight.

: The Boyne Valley

Frank Delaney presents a portrait of this source of Irish antiquity.
(Details on Tuesday at 8.30pm)


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: Options

4.00 The Materials World
Presented by GRAEME GARDEN 4: Expanding
Telecommunications Fibre-optic cables, superconductors and super computers.
Series consultant
Producer JOHN ALLEN (e)
4.30 Education Matters
MAUREEN O'CONNOR explores the changing world of education. (e)
5.00 A vous la France!
French for beginners in a 15-part series
13: Tout sur vous (2)
PIERRICK PICOT talks to a young couple from his village about how they met and married, and YVES AUBERT and PHYLLIS ROOME describe how to tell people about your past life and your travels.
Script by DUNCAN SHIELS (R) (e)
Book, same title, £6.95: two cassettes £4.95 each; computer software £19.95, from retailers
5.30 Espana Viva
A 15-part Spanish course for beginners
Introduced by YOLANDA VÁZQUEZ, with SALVADOR ORTIZ-CARBONERES and his students
8: i Que approveche!
Eating out, and your favourite food (e)
(Extended re-broadcast next Saturday)
Book, same title, £6.95: two cassettes £4. 95 each: computer software pack £22.95, from retailers
5.45 Ganz spontan!
Third-stage German in 20 parts 4: Waren Sie gern noch maljung?(2)
LUTZ LIEBELT joins SABINE MICHAEL , PETER SAHLA and people in Bonn for the second Ganz spontan! Magazin.
Script by LUTZ LIEBELT (e)
Book, same title, £8.95: pack of two cassettes £9.95, from retailers


Presented By: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Christina Doyle
Producer: John Allen
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Phyllis Roome
Script By: Duncan Shiels
Unknown: Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Script By: Lutz Liebelt

: Even Further up the Tyne in a Flummox

Leonard Barras reads two more of his fairly likely stories: Laid On with a Trowel and Everything but Vertigo.
(Details on Friday at 11. 47am L W)


Unknown: Leonard Barras

: Down Your Way

Fred Dibnah visits the Astle Park Traction Engine RaUy in Chelford, Cheshire.
(Details tomorrow at 11. 00am L W)


Unknown: Fred Dibnah

: News



Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley airs your comments about the BBC.


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: The Maestro

Rummaging through an assortment of contemporary documents, Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting, and finds that all is not as it seems.
2: The Classical Giants
Haydn proves the servant to be a master, Mozart strikes out on his own, and Beethoven causes havoc - while the great British hooligan demonstrates that even in the 18th century he was in a class of his own.
Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R) revised


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Readers: John Westbrook
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Fear on 4

A series of 12 horror and suspense plays, introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black 4: Music Lovers by NICK WARBURTON with and The striving for ultimate musical perfection strikes a note of terror.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Nick Warburton
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Miss Eames: Prunella Scales
Mr Pauley: Nigel Anthony

: Bookshelf

Presented by Nigel Forde. Veteran adventure writer
Geoffrey Household, discusses the craft of suspense storytelling with reference to his latest novel, Face to the Sun.


Presented By: Nigel Forde.

: Never the Same Again

In the last of four programmes Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
'Our relationship developed very slowly - we knew to keep our distance.'
Raj and Alison met in 1982, but there were difficulties to be overcome within both families before they married.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBCPebble Mill


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Caribbean Drift

Five stories from the Black experience in Britain 4: A Passage of Time by MILLIE MURRAY


Unknown: Millie Murray
Producer: Joan Griffiths

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling


Presented By: Fergus Keeling

: News

: The Year of Dreams

A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968, when the post-war generation shook the world by challenging the power and ideas of their elders.
1: What Revolution?
Nigel Fountain ignores the advice of Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman , who said, 'Riots are holy, so don't screw around with explanations.'


Leader: Abbie Hoffman

: In Committee

A weekly report of the deliberations and dialogues that take place in Parliament's select committees.
Presented by Michael Fairbairn Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presented By: Michael Fairbairn
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night
God's Strugglers
In the first of four programmes reflecting on the writings of modern men of faith, John Rackley considers Dietrich Bonhoeffer 's struggle to find the relevance of Christianity in contemporary society. Producer JULIA WILLS BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: John Rackley
Unknown: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Producer: Julia Wills

: *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.

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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