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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer JANE WAR
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane War

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from All Saints Church, Holcombe Rogus , Devon.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: Holcombe Rogus

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

LW only until 8.00 with Clive Jacobs and Trevor Barnes
8.00am News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Christine Morgan
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Sunday Papers

: Roger Royle

speaks, for the Week's
Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation which helps young disabled in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
0 DONATIONS: ABCD.[address removed] or ring [number removed]with your credit card details.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Emmanuel Parish
Church, Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Conducted by THE REV TONY SMAILES. Hymns: To God be the glory (MP); Father, Lord of all creation (HFT);
Alleluya, sing to Jesus (EH); Jesu, gentlest saviour (EH); The church's one foundation (EH)
Readings: 1 Peter 2, w 1-10 (NEB); John 15, vv 1-5 (JB) Musical director
Organist JOHN LENG BBC North East


Unknown: Tony Smailes.
Organist: Patricia Fleming

: The Archers

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


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

: News Stand

Presented by Andrew Rawnsley. Producer SALLIE DAVIE


Presented By: Andrew Rawnsley.
Producer: Sallie Davie

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Former top diplomat
Sir Nicholas Henderson talks to Sue Lawley. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Talks: Sir Nicholas Henderson
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN cox


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

with Clay Jones.
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.


Unknown: Clay Jones.
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Comedy Classics

Arsenic and Old Lace by JOSEPH KESSELRING. With and
Athene Seyler will be 100 years old next Wednesday. As a tribute to her, this play. in which she starred with Dame Sybil Thorndike on the stage and on the radio, is being rebroadcast.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Joseph Kesselring.
Unknown: Athene Seyler
Unknown: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Martha Brewster: Athene Seyler
Abby Brewster: Sybil Thorndike
Elaine Harper: Prunella Scales
Mortimer Brewster: Dinsdale Landen
Teddy Brewster: Desmond Walter Ellis
Mr Witherspoon: Lockwood West
Dr Harper: Lewis Stringer
Officer Brophy: David Valla
Officer Klein: John Rye
Jonathan: Heron Carvic
Dr Einstein: Gerald Cross
Lieut Rooney: Edward Kelsey
Officer O'Hara: Alaric Cotter

: Wilko's Weekly

Six portraits of local communities written and presented by Tony Wilkinson. 5: Sutton Coldfield
Producer JULIAN HALE (R)


Presented By: Tony Wilkinson.
Producer: Julian Hale

: The Education of Hyman Kaplan

by LEO ROSTEN abridged in six parts by NEVILLE TELLER.
Read by Kerry Shale (5) Producer PAMELA HOWE
BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Leo Rosten
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Treasure Islands

Penelope Lively meets the award-winning writer Philippa Pearce.


Unknown: Philippa Pearce.

: Down Your Way

It's Glyn Worsnip 's regret that he isn't a child of the Forest of Dean. Born just outside its boundaries, he can never be a 'verderer' or a 'ship badger' but can only marvel at the rights and customs of this ancient and beautiful landscape twixt Severn and Wye.
Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Tales of a Dragon-Watcher

Our Two Oldest Friends Roger Worsley looks for evidence of our ancestors' pets on a sandy beach and m an old church vault. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Roger Worsley

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Cat's Whiskers

Introduced by Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse. This week's birthday guest is Jason Donovan. Be a radio super sleuth with Kitty Purwell and Dick Dogsbody in Who
Framed Roger Dogsbody? with Elizabeth Estensen and Timothy Spall; script by LEE PRESSMAN. Plus BILL TORRANCE'S Treasure Trail (week 3), and E NESBIT'S The House of Arden dramatised by chris CURRY 6: Films and Clouds with Penelope Keith as Edith Nesbit.
Researcher LIS ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. (Stereo)
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SWITCHED ON: page 95


Introduced By: Julie First
Introduced By: Adrian Moorhouse.
Unknown: Jason Donovan.
Unknown: Dick Dogsbody
Unknown: Roger Dogsbody
Unknown: Elizabeth Estensen
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Script By: Lee Pressman
Dramatised By: Chris Curry
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Edith Nesbit.

: Open Mind

Hugo Young brings together a selection of well-informed people and challenges them to open their minds on an issue. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Open University

7.00 War and Peace in the Age of Reason
7.20 Puritans and Church Music
7.40 Free Will or Utopia?

: The Local Network

The Carrot and the Brick Can you buy planning permission? Developers are offering free swimming pools and schools to councils that will allow them to build housing estates and factories. Is it community benefit or commercial inducement?
Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to
Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya and looks at literary pamphlets.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Tatyana Tolstaya

: All In the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare Producers KEITH JONES and FRANCES BYRNES Editor MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producers: Keith Jones
Unknown: Frances Byrnes
Editor: Michael Ember

: Byron in Exile

The eight-part story of his life in Italy and Greece, as told in his own letters. With
5: Evolutions and Revolutions
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear.
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Introduced By: Brian Gear.
Producer: Margaret Bradley
Lord Byron: Robert Powell

: The Natural History Programme

with Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Wandering Scholar

Brian Redhead investigates the life of Helen Waddell poet, translator and playwright, a patriot and an internationalist. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Helen Waddell

: In Committee

with Steve McCormack


Unknown: Steve McCormacK
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

Treasure Houses of the Spirit
Dr Paul Crossley considers the future of Britain's great medieval architecture and reflects upon its place within a secular society.
Producer JULIA ROBERTSON BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Paul Crossley
Reader: Alan Sykes
Producer: Julia Robertson

: News

: Options

4.00 New Series Education Matters Seven programmes in which Susan Marling explores the world of education. Producer CLARE CSONKA
4.30 Inside Science A series of 10 programmes with Paul Heiney. 6: Plastics (R)
5.00 Paso Doble The second step towards understanding and speaking Spanish, with Jen Sutton and Miguel Penaranda.
9: iQue piensas hacer? Written by CAROL STANLEY (R) * BOOK, £6.95; pack of two cassettes, £9.95; from retailers
5.30 Get By in Japanese A six.part introduction to everyday spoken Japanese. 3: Shopping Course writer CHIHOKO MORAN (R)


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Clare Csonka
Unknown: Paul Heiney.
Unknown: Paso Doble
Unknown: Jen Sutton
Unknown: Miguel Penaranda.
Written By: Carol Stanley
Unknown: Chihoko Moran

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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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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