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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St Martin's Church, Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

This week Spanish uncooked ham could be on the menu when
Oliver Walston takes breakfast with Michael and Joanna Hughes , a British couple who've been farming near Seville for more than a decade. Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Joanna Hughes

: Sunday

7.40-8.00 with Clive Jacobs and Andrew Green
Producer CHRISTINE MORGAN Editor DAVID COOMES including at


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Christine Morgan
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Spike Milligan

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation which, for 70 years, has helped former servicemen and women with psychiatric problems.
Stress, The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, [address removed] or phone [number removed]with your credit card details

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Christ Church, Cockfosters,
Hertfordshire. led by THE REV ANTONY REES Hymns (AHB):
Come let us join (16); What a friend (612);
All hail the power (265) Anthem: To Our God (Le Feuvre)
Reading: Matthew 6, w 25-34
Organist NORMAN ROSE Director of Music


Organist: Norman Rose

: 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

with Andrew Rawnsley Producer SALLIE DAVIES


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the director of Friends of the Earth, Jonathon Porritt , seen by many as the guru of all that's green.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Nick Clarke Editor MARTIN COX


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: A Long Wave Goodbye

by LALAGE HITCHCOCK. With and Gordon Clough,
Derek Cooper, Margaret Howard , Jenni Murray,
Valerie Singleton and Paul Vaughan
Laura cooks to PM and gardens to Woman's Hour. Desperate for her undivided attention,
Tom tries to reach her through the radio by writing a play.
Other parts played by RICHARD TATE.
JOHN BADDELEY and members of the cast.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Lalage Hitchcock.
Unknown: Gordon Clough,
Unknown: Derek Cooper,
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Jenni Murray,
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Played By: Richard Tate.
Played By: John Baddeley
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Tom: Michael Graham Cox
Laura: Zelah Clarke
Liz Montague: Caroline Gruber
C S Dearing: Diana Olsson
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor
Producer CHRIS PALING. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Researcher Janice Smith
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Faith and Fortune

There are more than 200 millionaires listed in the latest edition of Who's
Who of Asians in Britain. Mohini Patel looks at how three entrepreneurs have reconciled their religious and cultural backgrounds with the secular world of big business.


Producer: John Watkins

: Treasure Islands

with Penelope Lively. Jonathon Porritt and Sarah Hayes review recent publications with an ecological interest.


Unknown: Penelope Lively.
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Sarah Hayes

: Down Your Way

Writer Edna Healey makes a literary pilgrimage to Bronte country and follows paths where she and her own 'Heathcliffe' did their courting through the Yorkshire Dales. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Edna Healey
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Tales of a Dragon-Watcher

Gaia's Grandmother Roger Worsley finds himself inside a stone tomb on Anglesey in his quest for the original earth mother. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Roger Worsley

: News

: Six Encounters in France

Six programmes with Daniel Snowman. 2: Chantal de Grandpre, a French Canadian living in Paris.


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: Cat's Whiskers

Introduced by Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse. This week's birthday guest is Ken Livingstone. With guests
Fairground Attraction. Dr Pete Rowan answers your questions on treasure hunting.
BILL TORRANCE'S Treasure Trail (Week 5) Plus E. NESBIT 'S
The House of Arden dramatised by CHRIS CURRY 8: The Time Clock-Stops with Penelope Keith as Edith Nesbit.
Researcher LIS ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Introduced By: Julie First
Introduced By: Adrian Moorhouse.
Unknown: Ken Livingstone.
Unknown: Dr Pete Rowan
Unknown: E. Nesbit
Dramatised By: Chris Curry
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Edith Nesbit.
Unknown: John Hasler
Unknown: Russell Dixon

: Open Mind

with Edward Mortimer Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Edward Mortimer
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Open University

7.00 The Conquest of Scurvy
7.20 Milton in His Times
7.40 Lord Briggs on Victorian Culture

: The Local Network

An underground investigation leading to the 'hole' truth. Tunnel Vision
Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton visit secret passages and curious tunnels.
Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East


Reporters: Neil Walker
Reporters: David Clayton

: Bookshelf

Including Carol Easton , Howard Brenton , and a round-up of paperbacks from Kate Figes.


Unknown: Carol Easton
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: Kate Figes.

: 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 the poet's life in Italy and Greece, as told in his own letters. With
7: On a Desolate Shore
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

Jeremy Cherfas visits the wildlife of the Huleh Swamp in Israel, while Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm report on what's happening at home.


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Uncreated Light

A celebration of the life and works of the poet and priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89).
With Edward Petherbridge as Hopkins. Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Ffinch.
Unknown: Gerard Manley
Unknown: Edward Petherbridge
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin

: In Committee

Michael Fairbairn


Unknown: Michael Fairbairn
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

'Conflicts expressed courageously'
In the second of three talks about the relationship between art and religion, The Rev
George Pattison reflects that under The Protestant View of Art artistic expression echoes human alienation. Stereo


Unknown: George Pattison

: News

: Options

4.00 Education Matters Susan Marling explores the changing world of education.
4.30 Inside Science A series of 10 programmes 8: The Changing Earth Paul Heiney asks why we have earthquakes and volcanoes. Consultant DR HAZEL RYMER (R)
5.00 New Series Applying the Micro First of four programmes. Computers are now a regular feature of our lives at work, at school and in the home - but are we putting them to their best use? Presenters Nigel Forde and Dilly Barlow Producer CLIVE WILLIAMSON
5.30 Get By in Japanese A six-part introduction with Masae Marr and Takeyoshi Kawashima. 5: Out and About Course writer CHIHOKO MORAN (R)


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Dr Hazel Rymer
Presenters: Nigel Forde
Presenters: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Clive Williamson
Unknown: Masae Marr
Unknown: Takeyoshi Kawashima.
Unknown: Chihoko Moran

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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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