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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward.

: Morning Has Broken

with Ivor Jones.
Bells on Sunday from St John and All Saints,
Kingstone. stereo


Unknown: Ivor Jones.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Libby Purves and Andrew Green Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Libby Purves
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Una Stubbs

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a workshop for the handicapped.
Grange Training Centre,
[address removed] Credit cards [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

A special service from the RAF College Cranwell to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
All People That on Earth Do Dwell; Bring to the Lord; Guide Me 0 Thou
Great Redeemer; Glorious Things of Thee Are
Spoken; Thine Be the Glory; Micah 4, vv 1-5; Matthew 5, vv 1-12 Stereo

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The sex therapist
Dr Ruth Westheimer talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Dr Ruth Westheimer
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

: Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow

A little-known episode in the life of Cecil Beaton , when in 1925 his artistic ambitions were frustrated by his father. Written by Peter Terson.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo (R)


Unknown: Cecil Beaton
Written By: Peter Terson.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Cecil Beaton: Julian Firth
Papa: William Eedle
Mr Schmeigelow: Christian Rodska
Mama: June Barrie
Nancy: Joanna MacKie
Baba: Jenny Funnel
Agnes: Susan Sheridan
Mr Skinner: Brian Miller
Boy le Bas: Paul Downing

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker looks at four periodicals. 3: Publican
Producer Nigel Acheson. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Public Affairs

Five scandals that made the headlines in their day. 2: The Crichel Down affair, which in 1954 led to the resignation of the Minister of Agriculture.
Written and presented by David Wheeler.
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo (R)


Presented By: David Wheeler.
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Red Letter Days

Andy Croft reassesses some radical writers of the 1930s and 40s. 2: Jack Lindsay - Australian emigre turned Marxist poet.
Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Andy Croft
Unknown: Jack Lindsay
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: Down the River

in the third of four programmes from
Somerset, Cliff Morgan travels on the River Brue. Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: That's What I Like about the North

The second of six talks by Martin Wainwright. (R)


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.

: News

: The Cartoonists

Frank Whitford meets six personalities. 3: Alex
Producer Judith Bumpus. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Frank Whitford
Producer: Judith Bumpus.

: Opinion

Five programmes aimed at promoting discussion of subjects that are often seen as controversial.
1: Passport to Liverpool Rastafarian poet
Benjamin Zephaniah profiles the beleaguered community of Liverpool 8. Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: In Business

: A Good Read

Guests Miriam Stoppard and Michael O'Donnell.


Unknown: Miriam Stoppard
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

Simon Treves reads from
Stop the Press / Want to Get On -
Nicholas Tomalin 's advice on how to break into national journalism.
Producer Stuart Griffiths. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: Nicholas Tomalin
Producer: Stuart Griffiths.

: Enquire Within

: News

: Top Nation and All That

Three historians commemorate the diamond jubilee of the Sellar and Yeatman classic 1066 and All That as well as the introduction of a National Curriculum. Stereo

: The Litmus Test

Michael Scott with a lighthearted quizzical investigation of science. Producer Louise Dalziel. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: Louise Dalziel.

: Seeds of Faith

Trevor Barnes talks to
Chief Rabbi Lord
Jakobovits about what the coming year has in store for Jewish people. Producer Christine Morgan. Stereo


Talks: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: 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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