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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 Michael 's, Cornhill, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Michael

: News

: Open University

7.00 Modern Art: Images of Prostitution
7.20 Social Sciences: Grapevine Magazine
7.40 Mystery Plays

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell meets the Pugh family on their livestock farm in Powys. Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Andrew Green


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Christine Morgan
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Jon Snow

speaks for this Week's Good Cause about an organisation that works with homeless unemployed people between 16 and 21.
New Horizon Youth Centre [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Holy Communion from St Andrew's Church, Oxford, led by The Rev Colin Bennetts. The first in a series of sermons in Lent based on Luke 4, w 14-30.
The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me
Preacher, The Rev David Winter.
Readings: Isaiah 61. vv 1-4; Luke 4, vv 14-29
Introit: Open thou mine eyes; I heard the voice of Jesus (AMNS 247); The Servant King (SOF 120); There is a Redeemer (SOF 534); Lead us, heavenly Father (AMNS 224)


Service led by: Rev Colin Bennetts
Preacher: David Winter
Director of music: Veronica Bennetts
Organist: Pippa Mayfield

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Director: Niall Fraser
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer JANE BERESFORD


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Ian Trethowan , former Director-General of the BBC and currently Director of Thames Television, as well as Chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, talks to Sue Lawley.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY,


Unknown: Sir Ian Trethowan
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Robin Lustig
Deputy editor ROD LIDDLE Editor ROGER MOSEY


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Buckinghamshire, where members of the Marsh Gibbon
Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki
Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Classic Serial

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by CHARLES DICKENS concluded by LEON GARFIELD and dramatised in five parts by DAVID BUCK. 1: Orphans
The arrival in Cloisterham of Neville and Helena Landless sets in motion a chain of events leading to murder. Stereo (Part 2 this Friday at 3.00pm)


Unknown: Edwin Drood
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: David Buck.

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Researcher Clare Denning

: Lord Nelson Expects

The story of a seven-day voyage aboard the tall ship Lord Nelson during the season of equinoctial gales, as told by the captain, the able-bodied/ disabled crew and the shipping forecast. Diary entries by Frank Sutton and Carole Whitfield. Recordings collected by JAYNE ROSCOE


Unknown: Frank Sutton
Unknown: Carole Whitfield.
Unknown: Jayne Roscoe
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Options

4.00 Education Matters Mike Baker investigates the world of education.
4.30 The Waiting Game A nine-part month-by-month guide to pregnancy with Anneka Rice and midwife Caroline Flint. 4: Will My Baby Be OK?
5.00 A Long, Long Tale a-Winding The third of six programmes in which Michael Barber looks at the serial novel.
5.30 Buongiorno Italia!
20 programmes for beginners. 19: Parliamo un Po' with Denise de Rome and Enrico Verdecchia (R)


Unknown: Mike Baker
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Caroline Flint.
Unknown: Michael Barber
Unknown: Denise de Rome

: Profile

Is there a life for the independent publisher today? Following a shake-up at Viking
Penguin, Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson , a pillar of London's literary establishment, decided to leave and set up his own company.
Christopher Cook talks to Sinclair-Stevenson, his authors and publishing colleagues. Producer FIONA MCLEAN


Unknown: Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson
Talks: Christopher Cook
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Down Your Way

Director of the Science
Museum Dr Neil
Cossons recalls the genius of engineer
Thomas Telford in the Shropshire new town that bears his name. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Thomas Telford
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Lines of Communication

Six programmes. 5: History
Patrick Hannan wonders whether what happened really happened. BBC Wales (R)


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: News

: Letter from ...

England, Arkansas
In the first of a series of four talks by foreign correspondents,
Stephen Jessel samples the monotony and claustrophobia of small-town America.


Unknown: Stephen Jessel

: Europhile

(Details yesterday 11.30am)

: Cat's Whiskers

Presenter Andy Crane. Paul Copley reads
Stanley Bagshaw and the 22-Ton Whale by BOB WILSON.
Andy discovers a tropical rainforest.... in London! Plus part 4 of The Witch's Revenge by NIGEL HINTON adapted in six parts by NEIL SHENTON.
Taking part
Marc Murphy
Elizabeth Mansfield
John Bramwell
David King , David Ross and James Greene. Researcher LIS ROBERTS Serial directed by CAROLINE SMITH
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Presenter: Andy Crane.
Presenter: Paul Copley
Unknown: Stanley Bagshaw
Unknown: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Nigel Hinton
Unknown: Neil Shenton.
Unknown: Marc Murphy
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield
Unknown: John Bramwell
Unknown: David King
Unknown: David Ross
Unknown: James Greene.
Directed By: Caroline Smith

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde.
John Mortimer talks about his latest book Titmuss Regained, a tale of greed versus conservation; and Edward de Bono explains what's gone wrong with the way we think!


Unknown: Nigel Forde.
Talks: John Mortimer
Talks: Edward de Bono

: The Radio 4 Debates

The last of four programmes.
The Leyhill Debate from Leyhill
Open Prison in Gloucestershire, where the minister responsible for prisons, prison reformers, prison officials and inmates considers the proposition that: 'Our present prison system cannot rehabilitate offenders.'
Vivien Stern (Director, National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) and Dr Rod Morgan
(Reader in Criminology, Bristol University). Opposing:
David Mellor , QC. mp (Minister of State at the Home Office) and Ian Dunbar
(Director of HM Prisons, South West Region). Chairman
Brian Redhead. Producer


Unknown: Vivien Stern
Reader: Dr Rod Morgan
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Ian Dunbar
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Lawrence Simanowitz
Editor: Margaret Hill

: Enquire Within

with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: The Natural History Programme

with Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome

The Batman is dead.
Police Commissioner
Gordon makes a journey through the background of Gotham's famous vigilante.
Starring and Featuring


Alfred Pennyworth: Michael Gough
Commissioner Gordon: Paul Maxwell
Bruce Wayne: Garrick Hagon
Barbara Gordon: Shelley Thompson
Dick Grayson: Kerry Shale
Selina Kyle: Lorelei King
Jason Todd: Alan Marriott
The Batman: Bob Sessions

: In Committee

Presenter John Turnbull Producer SALLIE DAVTES


Producer: Sallie Davtes

: Seeds of Faith

The Way the World Is Six programmes for
Lent, with The Rev
Dr John Polkinghorne , FRS, President of Queens' College, Cambridge. 1: From Physicist to Priest
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Polkinghorne

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: News

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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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