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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward.

: Morning Has Broken

with Stephen Oliver.
Bells on Sunday from St Peter 's, Stoke
Goldington, Bucks. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Andrew Green Editor Beverley McAinsh including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Andrew Green
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Sunday Papers

: Katie Boyle

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that gives advice on sexual and personal relationships to people with a disability. DONATIONS to: SPOD, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

from St Michael 's
Church, Enniskillen.
Readings (JB): Jeremiah 20, vv 7-9; Romans 12, vv 1-2; Matthew 16, vv 21-27; God Bids Us Welcome to His House; For You My Soul Is
Confitimini Comino ; Take and Eat;
Domine Non Sum Dignus


Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Confitimini Comino

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Ruth Patterson


Director: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Maureen O'Connor Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is round-the-world sailor
Robin Knox-Johnston . Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Robin Knox-Johnston
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

A postbag edition. Clay Jones with Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Producer Diana Stenson


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

: No More a'Roving

Broadcast in tribute to the director David Johnston who died recently.
While on holiday in Venice, Beth and her brother
Ronnie are haunted by the ghost of Byron.
Written by Peter Ling. Stereo (R)


Director: David Johnston
Written By: Peter Ling.
Beth: Rosemary Leach'
Ronnie: Edward de Souza
Contessa: Avril Clark
Monk: Matt Zimmerman
Hotel manager: Colin Starkey
Gondolier: Richard Tate
Flower seller: Jo Kendall

: Swan Moving

A story by Elizabeth Taylor. Reader Fiona Walker. Producer Sue Wilson (R)


Story By: Elizabeth Taylor.
Reader: Fiona Walker.
Producer: Sue Wilson

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker looks at four periodicals. 1: Campaign - an advertising magazine.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: The Perfect Stranger

A montage of memories of Henry Williamson , the author of Tarka the Otter, intercut with extracts from his work.
Producers Neil Walker and David Clayton
(First broadcast on Radio Norfolk)


Unknown: Henry Williamson
Producers: Neil Walker
Producers: David Clayton

: Letter from a Battlefield

Andrew Joynes reports from a corner of the Surrey countryside, once the scene of preparations for a German invasion of Britain.
Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Andrew Joynes
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Down the River

In the first of four programmes from Somerset, Cliff Morgan travels on the River Parrett.
Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: To the Back of Not Very Far Away

Anton Rodgers reads Barry Pilton 's final tale: Istanbul.
Producer Louise Purslow. Stereo


Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Barry Pilton
Producer: Louise Purslow.

: News

: The Cartoonists

Frank Whitford meets four artists.
1: Mel Caiman
Producer Judith Bumpus Stereo (R)


Unknown: Frank Whitford
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: The Heavy Side of Town

Ray Gosling visits
Rocester in Staffordshire and a family-owned digger-works.


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: In Business

The first of a new series presented by Peter Day .


Presented By: Peter Day

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen with guests Fred D'Aguiar and Caryl Phillips.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar
Unknown: Caryl Phillips.

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

Finlay Welsh reads from Ralph Glasser 's Gorbals Voices, Siren Songs. Producer Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Ralph Glasser
Producer: Hamish Wilson

: Enquire Within

: The Natural History Programme

The possible link between pesticides and a decline in the British grey partridge.

: News

: A Scandalous Woman

The life of popular poet Caroline Norton , who outraged Victorian society. Stereo


Unknown: Caroline Norton

: The Litmus Test

with Michael Scott Producer Louise Dalziel Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Seeds of Faith

Canon Frank Wright explores the last of four plays: Ayckbourn's Man of the Moment. Producer Alastair Simmons Stereo


Unknown: Canon Frank Wright
Producer: Alastair Simmons

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: 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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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