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: News Briefing

: 'am Prelude

Marjorie Lofthouse looks ahead to St Patrick's Day on Friday. Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St Michael's Parish Church, Aughton, near Ormskirk, Lancashire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 The Country Seat
7.20 17th-Century England: Portraiture (1)
7.40 Language and the Novel

: News

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell takes breakfast with Charles Allen , who runs one of the largest outdoor pig units in Oxfordshire.
Producer SUE SMITH. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell
Unknown: Charles Allen

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Trevor Barnes.
Producer AMANDA HANCOX Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH FM joins at 8.00 including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Dr Stefan Buczacki

talks, for the Week's 's Good Cause, about the National Gardens
Scheme which raises money for nursing and gardening charities.
0 BOOK listing over 2, 000 mostly private gardens open in 1989 is available. Send £2.25 to:
National Gardens Scheme, [address removed]

: News

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Worship for Passion Sunday from St John Bosco's
High School, Liverpool. Preacher FR AUSTIN SMITH,
Worship led by JEAN JENKINS , Readings: John 12, w 20-33
(GNB); Psalms Now; The Prophet Music: Look around you; My song is love unknown;
0 sacred head ill-used; Isaiah 53; Like a lamb to the slaughter;
Here I am, Lord; Mystery maker Conductors SISTER MARGARET


Unknown: Jean Jenkins
Unknown: Jean Tremarco.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Producer JOHN SCOTNEY Directed by NIALL FRASER BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Producer: John Scotney
Directed By: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

Presented by Anne Karpf Producer salue DAVIES


Presented By: Anne Karpf
Producer: Salue Davies

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Satirical cartoonist
Gerald Scarfe talks with Sue Lawley about his life and work. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer OLIVIA SELIGMAN. Stereo


Talks: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

Presented by John Sergeant Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: John Sergeant
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: The Way We Live Now

by ANTHONY TROLLOPE , dramatised in eight parts by DAVID SPENSER , Episode 6
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo (R)


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: David Spenser
Narrator: Alan Dudley
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Lady Carbury: Rosalind Shanks
Sir Felix: Stephen Rashbrook
Hetta: Debby Cumming
Roger: Michael Tudor Barnes
Melmotte: David March
Mme Melmotte: Diana Olsson
Marie: Emily Richard
Mr Longstaffe: John Westbrook
Lady Longstaffe: Joan Matheson
Adolphus: Steve Hodson
Sophia: Zelah Clarke
Georgiana: Caroline Gruber
Paul Montague: John Levitt
Lord Nidderdale: Andrew Branch
Lord Grendall: Michael Deacon
Miles Grendall: Richard Pearce
Lord Grasslough: John Baddeley
Mr Alf: Peter Craze
Mr Broune: John Samson
Sir Monogram: Norman Bird
Lady Monogram: Liza Flanagan
Croll: Jonathan Scott
Speaker of the House: Edmund Dehn
Beauclerk: William Simons

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor presents 30 minutes of news and reviews about radio and its programmes.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Janice Smith
Producer: Keith Jones

: With Passport and Parasol

Seven true stories of travel and adventure, compiled and written by JULIA KEAY. 1: An Unforgettable Vision The story of Alexandra David-Neel , with Dorothy Tutin as Alexandra.
Narrator Daniel Massey.
'What decided me to go to Lhasa in 1923, when I was in my mid-50s, was above all the absurd prohibition which closes Tibet.' Producer JOHN POWELL (R)
0 BOOK: same title, £12.00, available from booksellers


Written By: Julia Keay.
Unknown: Alexandra David-Neel
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Narrator: Daniel Massey.
Producer: John Powell

: Options

4.00 Education Matters SUSAN MARLING explores the fast-changing world of education. (e)
4.30 Up Before the Bench A four-part series on the work of magistrates, presented by LUDOVIC KENNEDY.
2: Sentencing Options To reform or to punish? (R) (e)
5.00 Deutsch direkt! Twenty radio programmes. 19: Schnee und Kaffee With SABINE MICHAEL , PETER SAHLA Script by MARGARET WIGHTMAN (R)(e)
5.30 Get By in Chinese An introduction in six parts to Mandarin Chinese. 4: A Trip to Xian Presented by uu YUAN and PAUL CROOK (R) (e)


Unknown: Susan Marling
Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Script By: Margaret Wightman

: Enquire Within

(Details on Friday 11. 47am LW)

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am LW)


: Next Door's Doorstep

Four atrabilious peregrinations around Wales by Ray Gosling. 1: Wiping It Up with the Cat Having been sacked from a teaching job by Gwent County Council, Mr G. vents his spleen on the folks next door....


Unknown: Ray Gosling.

: Cat's Whiskers

Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse introduce this week's birthday guest, Roland Rat.
Be a radio super sleuth with Kitty Purwell and Dick Dogsbody in The Spamchester Spookbusters , with Elizabeth Estensen and Timothy Spall ; script by LEE PRESSMAN .
Plus the next episode of NOEL STREATFEILD'S
When the Siren Wailed, dramatised by RICHARD PINNER. 9: Miss Justworthy
Narrated by Wendy Richard. Researcher Lis ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo
* LETTERS: Cat's Whiskers, BBC, PO Box 40, Manchester M60 1FR
0 CEEFAX: page 235


Unknown: Julie First
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown: Roland Rat.
Unknown: Dick Dogsbody
Unknown: SpamcHester Spookbusters
Unknown: Elizabeth Estensen
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Script By: Lee Pressman
Dramatised By: Richard Pinner.
Unknown: Wendy Richard.

: In My Opinion

'Equal opportunities shouldn't be seen as good for the black community. They are good for business and for society as a whole.'
In the second of six opinion programmes, Linbert Spencer , a leading figure in community development and Chief Executive of Project Fullemploy, argues that we need to take positive steps to ensure a black middle class in Britain.


Unknown: Linbert Spencer

: Fear on 4

A series of 13 plays. 9: His Last Card Stereo
(Details on Wednesday at 6.30pm)

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks with Pat Barker and Simon Raven.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Pat Barker
Unknown: Simon Raven.

: Cheltenham: The Irish Favourite

For 362 days a year Cheltenham is a sleepy, dignified spa town, but for the remaining three it's more like Dawson City at the height of the goldrush, as thousands of Irishmen descend on the town for the National Hunt Festival.
Music written and performed by STEVEN FAUX.
Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE Stereo (R) revised

: The Lent Talks

Falling into Grace
The fifth in a series of six meditations for Lent with The Rev James Jones. Stereo


Unknown: James Jones.

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm discover vast numbers of monarch butterflies taking refuge from the North American winter.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Unfinished Agenda

The first of two programmes.
When Bishop Lesslie Newbigin returned to Britain after 40 years as a missionary in India, he found that home thoughts on foreign missions had turned sour. Through conversations with leaders of the thriving churches of Asia and Africa,
Bishop Newbigin argues that a church that has lost its faith in missions has lost its faith. Angry Voices
Is the story of missions one of cultures destroyed, traditions lost and nothing gained? Researcher MICHAEL ROBERTS Producer IWAN RUSSELL JONES BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Lesslie Newbigin
Unknown: Bishop Newbigin
Unknown: Michael Roberts
Producer: Iwan Russell

: In Committee

Presented by Viv Robins Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presented By: Viv Robins
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Passion Sunday.
Our God Is Still Too Small Six programmes for Lent. 5: Crucified God
John Young continues to relate the themes of Lent to today.
Do Christians worship a 'killjoy' God? The Bible reveals a God beyond such expectations. Readers ALAN SYKES and GLENYS MILES .
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: John Young
Readers: Alan Sykes
Readers: Glenys Miles

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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