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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including
Bells on Sunday from St Mary's, Bronllys, Powys, Wales Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Art and US Imperialism
7.20 Social Science: Acts. Actions and Meanings
7.40 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600: Montaigne and Political Authority

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views with presenters Trevor Barnes and Debbie Thrower. Editor Beverley McAinsh including at
8.00am News


Presenters: Trevor Barnes
Presenters: Debbie Thrower.
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Sunday Papers

: Chris Bonington

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that works to protect parts of our outdoor heritage.
DONATIONS to: Council for National Parks, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Salvation Army Citadel, Manchester, led by Major David Jones. I Know a Fount; There Is a Name; Great Big Beautiful World; Oh
Happy Day; Psalm 139; Shine, Jesus, Shine; Psalm 8: Majesty and Glory; All Creatures of Our God and King.


Unknown: Major David Jones.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

A personal review of the current magazines and periodicals by Maureen O'Connor. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Maureen O'Connor.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear Oxford Professor of Poetry, Seamus Heaney , in conversation with Sue Lawley, and choosing eight gramophone records to take with him to his desert island.
Producer Olivia Seligman
Stereo (R)


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

A second visit to the National Garden Festival at Gateshead, where members of the audience in the Arena put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
0 WRITE to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 ISJ


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

: Women Laughing

One Sunday afternoon, two men are sitting in a suburban garden. The laughter of their wives coming from the house at first irritates them then, by degrees, unsettles them....
A dark comedy by Mike Wall.
Director Jeremy Mortimer Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Mike Wall.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Colin: David Goudge
Steph: Rosalind March
Tony: Alex Jennings
Maddy: Rowena Roberts

: One for Sorrow

Surrounded by ancient folklore and superstition, the magpie is now hunted as a pest.
Lionel Kelleway unravels the mythology behind it. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Paul Evans

: I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

Another chance to hear the 25th anniversary edition of the classic comedy show.
With Tim Brooke-Taylor John Cleese
Graeme Garden
David Hatch
Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. Music Dave Lee
Producer Richard Willcox. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie.
Music: Dave Lee
Producer: Richard Willcox.

: Radio Lives

The last of six portraits of great radio figures. Nothing is Wasted
A P Herbert - writer, politician, lyricist - loathed hypocrisy and pursued a variety of commonsense causes.
Charles Kennedy explores his life and times.


Unknown: Charles Kennedy

: To the Back of Not Very Far Away

Ten tales of 60s life on the road read by Anton Rodgers.
Written by Barry Pilton.
9: Night on a Hot Mountain Climbing the volcano on the island of Stromboli at night leads to experiences sublime and ridiculous.
Producer Louise Purslow. Stereo


Read By: Anton Rodgers.
Written By: Barry Pilton.
Producer: Louise Purslow.

: News

: Feedback

: The Heavy Side of Town

Ray Gosling visits four of Britain's manufacturing communities.
2: Ebbw Vale
A nationalised steel industry once kept the valley's inhabitants in jobs. Now it's a slimmed-down operation producing tin plate.


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Cat's Tails

Presented by Julie Mayer from the River Thames.
Including part 6 of The Last Vampire by Willis Hall , read by Victoria Wood , and part 10 of E Nesbit's The House of Arden with Penelope Keith.
Producer Julia Brooke. Stereo


Presented By: Julie Mayer
Unknown: Willis Hall
Read By: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Producer: Julia Brooke.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen invites
Andrea Newman and Tom Crabtree to choose fourpaperbacks.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Andrea Newman
Unknown: Tom Crabtree

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

The New Zealand
Snowstorm of 1867 Written by Lady Barker. Reader Danielle Alan.
Producer David Benedictus (R)


Reader: Danielle Alan.
Producer: David Benedictus

: Enquire Within

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm investigate the chiton, an inconspicuous mollusc that lurks under the stones on the seashore.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Spinsters on the March

Peter Hawkins introduces the story of the National
Spinsters' Pensions Movement and its formidable founder, Florence White.
Readers Ann Aris , Ann Rye and Robert Whelan.


Introduces: Peter Hawkins
Readers: Florence White.
Readers: Ann Aris
Readers: Ann Rye
Readers: Robert Whelan.

: The Litmus Test

A lighthearted quizzical investigation of science. Chairman Michael Scott. Producer Louise Dalziel Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Scott.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Seeds of Faith

Canon Frank Wright explores four plays on the theme of goodness and the good person. 3: The Good Person of Sichuan by Bertolt Brecht.
Producer Alastair Simmons Stereo


Unknown: Canon Frank Wright
Producer: Alastair Simmons

: 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.

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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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