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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 Nicholas, Combe St Nicholas, Devon. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell takes breakfast with the Morrow family on their farm on the outskirts of Belfast.
Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Andrew Green Producer JULI WILLS Editor DAVID COOMES including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Juli Wills

: Sunday Papers

: Prunella Scales

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation that offers bereavement counselling.
0 DONATIONS: CRUSE, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

With the Sacrament of Baptism from Houston and Killellan Parish church, Renfrewshire, led by THE REV GEORGINA M. BAXENDALE.
Hymns (CH3): Again the morn of gladness (291); Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer (549);
Lord, in the fullness of my might (435); To God by the glory (374)
Readings: Psalm 8; St John 20, vv 11-16


Unknown: Georgina M. Baxendale.
Unknown: St John
Organist: Kenneth Walton

: The Archers

Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and edited by RUTH PATTERSON BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin

: News Stand

with Philippa Kennedy Producer SALUE DAVIES


Unknown: Philippa Kennedy
Producer: Salue Davies

: Pick of the Week

with Nigel Barley

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is photographer and conservationist
Lucinda Lambton. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough in Brighton for the Labour Party Conference.
Deputy editor ROD LIDDLE


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Rod Liddle

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Cornwall, where the Friends of Mount
Edgcumbe Country Park put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham , and Daphne Ledward. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
0 WRITE to: Gardeners'
Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.

: No Name

by WILKIE COLLINS adapted in six episodes by RAY JENKINS. With and Narrator Philip Sully 2: July 1846
Magdalen and Norah Vanstone find themselves with 'no name'.


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Ray Jenkins.
Unknown: Norah Vanstone
Music By: Peter Brewis
Played By: Maurice Cambridge
Directed By: Janet Whitaker
Magdalen Vanstone: Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge: Jack May
Mrs Wragge: Vivian Pickles
Norah Vanstone: Elizabeth Mansfield
Miss Garth: Kathleen Helme
Mr Clare: Peter Woodthorpe

: Man of Action, Man of Conscience

The first of two programmes looking back over 91 years.
Cecil Lewis talks about his remarkable life to Colin Semper ... from teenage pilot to founder member of the BBC. Producer ED THOMASON


Talks: Cecil Lewis
Unknown: Colin Semper

: Children of the Dragon Seed

'BBC' is how they describe themselves - British Born Chinese. They're in their teens and 20s, sociable, with expectations ... and often at odds with the values of their parents' generation.
Gabrielle Macphedran hears the stories of some of the young people from Britain's Chinese communities.


Unknown: Gabrielle MacPhedran

: Enquire Within

Last programme of the series with Dilly Barlow.


Unknown: Dilly Barlow.

: Down Your Way

In 22 years of covering news in over 35 countries Martyn Lewis has flown in everything from
Concorde to a Moroccan Hercules. On the night flight from Pittsburgh, USA, he investigates life behind the screens as a brand-new Boeing
747-400 goes into service. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Producer: Jill Marshall

: First Person - Second Time

Hugh John makes a special plea for an endangered species - the BBC commissionaire. (R)


Unknown: Hugh John

: News

: Viva Garibaidil

The last of the series with David Bean.
6: The Bitter Victory BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean.

: The Root of the Matter

reports on key issues from the perspective of the men and women most affected by them.
Presenter Stephen Beard. Producer CHARLES SIGLER


Presenter: Stephen Beard.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Open University

7.00 Social Sciences - Grapevine
7.20 The Romantic Poets
7.40 Arts Foundation Course: Revision

: Cat's Whiskers

The Cat's back! with Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse.
The first birthday guest is Caron Keating.
Be a radio detective with super-sleuths Kitty Purwell and Dick Dogsbody in The Riddle of Roman Ridge, with Elizabeth Estensen and Timothy Spall.
Script by LEE PRESSMAN . Bill Torrance sets the scene for the CWCT (Cat's Whiskers Castle Trail) and Victoria Wood reads The Last Vampire by WILLIS HALL adapted in six parts by ALFRED BRADLEY. 1: Castle Alucard Taking part:
Nigel Carrington Andy Hockley
Ken Cumberlidge Lesley Kaufman.
Researcher LIS ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo
0 WRITE to: Cat's Whiskers, BBC, PO Box 40, Manchester M60


Unknown: Julie First
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse.
Unknown: Caron Keating.
Unknown: Kitty Purwell
Unknown: Dick Dogsbody
Unknown: Elizabeth Estensen
Unknown: Timothy Spall.
Script By: Lee Pressman
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Alfred Bradley.
Unknown: Nigel Carrington
Unknown: Andy Hockley
Unknown: Ken Cumberlidge
Unknown: Lesley Kaufman.

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to
Miss Read and also meets poet Andrew Motion.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Andrew Motion.

: Beyond Belief

Can belief in a personal God be sustained in the 20th century?
The Bishop of Salisbury, The Rt Rev John Austin Baker, and Ludovic Kennedy debate before an invited audience in Salisbury Catheral. Producer ERNEST REA BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: John Austin
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy

: Odds Against

Nick Baker meets the last of four lone campaigners. John Owen , an ex-colonial administrator, is campaigning against the Channel Tunnel.


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: John Owen
Producer: John Watkins

: Just Three Wishes

Robert Booth 's guest is poet Brian Patten.
Producer VIV BLACK. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Robert Booth
Unknown: Brian Patten.

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm and Michael Scott discover the joys of an Everglades alligator pond.


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Michael Scott

: News

: A Large Room between Narrow Walls

Donald Allchin , Director of the Centre for the Study of Christian Spirituality, presents an appreciation of three major Welsh-language poets -
Gwenallt, Saunders Lewis and Waldo Williams.
Producer IWAN RUSSELL-JONES BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Donald Allchin
Unknown: Saunders Lewis
Unknown: Waldo Williams.

: The Christian Centuries

9: The Dream of Jerusalem Brian Redhead continues his 12-part journey.
Readers GARARD GREEN and ZELAH CLARKE Studio producer AMANDA HANCOX Series producer

: Seeds of Faith

In the last of her discussions,
Michele Guinness talks to Sister
Fay Williams , who was in the Far East when Japan invaded Singapore. Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Talks: Michele Guinness
Unknown: Fay Williams

: News

: Options -

4.00 The Health Show with Angela Rippon and guests. Today: Skin
0 PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open 3.30 to 5. OOpm.
5.00 Get By in Hindi and Urdu The last in a five-part series. Which Train Goes to Islamabad? With Shafl Jamie and Mira Kaushik. Producer KATHY FLOWER
5.30 When inltaly 5: Travelling The last in the series with Denise de Rome. Producer MICK WEBB (R)


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Shafl Jamie
Unknown: Mira Kaushik.
Unknown: Denise de Rome.
Producer: Mick Webb

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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