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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 Mary the Virgin, Uffculme, Devon Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Maths into the 90s
7.20 Milton's Readers
7.40 Measurefor Measure: Some Questions

: News

7.10 LWSundayPapers

: Waterlines

Come and test the water with Cliff Michelmore and discover some events and sporting activities taking place in, on or under the water.
Also, DiUy Barlow keeps up to date with all the latest news of the waterworld. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Diuy Barlow
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Kati Whitaker Producer juu WILLS Editor DAVID COOMES FM joins at 8.00 including at 8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Kati Whitaker

: David Kossoff

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about a charity which encourages disabled people of all ages to be more independent. Donations to: Disabled Living Services [address removed]


Speaker: David Kossoff

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from First Lisburn
Presbyterian Church, County Antrim.
The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper conducted by THE REV DR GORDON GRAY
Readings: Jeremiah 29, vv 10-13 and 31-34; 1 John 4, vv 7-11; John 6, vv 53-58
Hymns: Praise, my soul
(CH3 360); Ye gates, lift up your heads (cH3 566); Through the love of God (Songs of God's People 107)
Anthem: Fairest Lord Jesus;
Jesus calls us here to meet him Organist and choirmaster
ROSS MORROW. BBC Northern Ireland


Choirmaster: Ross Morrow.

: The Archers

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


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Antony Bellekom
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: News Stand

Philip Bergson explores the wealth of reporting and opinion to be found in Britain's periodicals. Producer ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Philip Bergson

: Pick of the Week

John Lloyd presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.


Unknown: John Lloyd

: Desert Island Discs

Having recently left television to become General Director designate of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
Jeremy Isaacs contemplates another change of direction - to the mythical island - in conversation with Sue Lawley. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer GILLIAN HUSH Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Telford Development Corporation Gardening Club in Shropshire.

: Lifetime

Giles Cooper Award winner
Archie spends his days on a park bench looking back on a long life spent in Jamaica and Britain with his wife, the formidable Marcy.


Unknown: Nigel D. Moffatt
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Directed By: Philip Martin
Archie: Rudolph Walker

: Tomticketatom

Sony Radio Award winner for Best Classical Music Programme. Love it or loathe it, Ravel's Boléro is one of the most performed pieces in the concert repertoire. For 338 out of the 340 bars the drum beats out the hypnotic rhythm which has pulled in the crowds since its first performance in 1928. For conductor Bramwell Tovey it's full of great moments; Jack Brymer thinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a sock full of wet sand. This is Boléro from the players' point of view. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Stereo (First broadcast in 'Kaleidoscope to mark the 50th anniversary of Ravel death)


Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Unknown: Jack Brymer
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor
(Re-broadcast on Tuesday at 8.00pm)


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Researcher Andrea Grahame
Producer: Keith Jones

: Options

4.00 Community Matters With ROISIN MCAULEY (e)
4.30 Education Matters With SUSAN MARLING (e)
5.00 Modern European Authors The last of seven programmes Ignazio Silone Presented by MICHAEL FOOT , MP Reader SEAN BARRETT Producer MICK WEBB (R) (e)
5.30 Euromagazine Thirteen reports from Europe 5: Français AveC JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE et PASCALE HUGUES (e)


Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Ignazio Silone
Presented By: Michael Foot
Reader: Sean Barrett
Producer: Mick Webb
Unknown: Jean-Michel Duffrene
Unknown: Pascale Hugues

: Oh, Mother Country

When a group of young
Jamaicans set sail for Britain in 1941, they had no plans to settle. They came to help with the war effort but marriage, children and time overtook them. Talking to Alex Pascall , 47 years on, they recount, with humour, their hitherto untold stories of life in the mother country.
Producer MARINA SALANDY BROWN (Re-broadcast Wednesday 8.45pm)


Unknown: Alex Pascall
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: Down the River Tyne

Cliff Morgan completes his journey along the River Tyne. Setting out from Wylam, he visits St James's Park , the home of Newcastle United, and then the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. He hears the story of oarsman Harry Clasper and finally searches out the Hawksey Hall Quoits Club at Tynemouth.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: St James'S Park
Unknown: Harry Clasper
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: News



Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: The Woody Allen Reader

Kerry Shale reads selections from WOODY ALLEN 'S books. 2: Death Knocks


Unknown: Woody Allen

: Viva Verdi!

Sony Radio Award winner for Technical Excellence and Achievement in Broadcasting An operatic life in three acts with Daniel Massey as Verdi
Act 1: The Life of a Galley-Slave with Geoffrey Mathews
Crawford Logan , John Rye Manning Wilson and Rosalind Shanks
Researched and compiled by MICHAEL OLIVER
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Geoffrey Mathews
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Martin Hollister
Unknown: Anne Marie Warmington
Directed By: John Powell.

: Raffles

byE.W.HORNUNG dramatised by DAVID BUCK with Jeremy Clyde as Raffles Michael Cochrane as Bunny 4: A Bad Night


Dramatised By: David Buck
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Michael Cochrane

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: A Word in Edgeways

Brian Redhead talks about freedom and responsibility in the media with Sir Denis Forman. Harriet Gilbert and Michael Mar land.
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN BBC Manchester


Talks: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sir Denis Forman.
Unknown: Harriet Gilbert
Unknown: Michael Mar

: The Hunters

Minister of State for Education, Angela Rumbold , mp, believes that signatures reveal a great deal, as she explains to
Alan Titchmarsh when they discuss her career as autograph hunter. Producer LUCY LUNT. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Angela Rumbold
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: The Natural History Programme

with Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: With Passport and Parasol

Seven true stories compiled and written by JULIA KEAY 4: Mere Mortals and Englishwomen The story of Amelia Edwards with and Narrator Peter Marinker 'We have come from
Alexandria; we have not dressed for dinner, having just driven from the station ahead of our luggage. Yes, we intend to go up the Nile - but never was a distant expedition entered upon with less premeditation.' Producer JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Written By: Julia Keay
Unknown: Amelia Edwards
Narrator: Peter Marinker
Producer: John Powell.
Amelia: Anna Massey
Murray's Guide: John Baddeley

: In Committee

Presented by Michael Fairbaim Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Presented By: Michael Fairbaim
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Seeds of Faith

Values and Beliefs
The last of four programmes with Lorraine Worsley 4: Older People
Are we more likely to reflect and take stock as the years pass? And are the questions older people ask that different from those of youth? Producer JULIA BROSNAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Lorraine Worsley
Producer: Julia Brosnan

: News

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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