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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 Peter 's Church, South Weald. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Henrietta Green meets David and Elizabeth Browning on their farm in Kent.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Elizabeth Browning
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Debbie Thrower Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Dr Sheila Kitzinger

talks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that offers support to those who have lost a baby during pregnancy.
DONATIONS to: Miscarriage Association, [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The Prince of Peace?
A series of four sermons exploring the Christian message of peace. 3: Peace in the Face of Racism
Mass for the third Sunday of advent from the Church of St Francis of Assisi,
Pottery Lane, London.
Celebrant and preacher: Fr Oliver McTernan.
Isaiah 61, vv 1,2, 10, 11; I Thessalonians 5, vv 16-24; John I, vv 6-8, 19-28; On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry; Come to Set Us Free; Unless a Grain of Wheat; Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go. Director of Music/Organist Christopher Rees. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright Producer Gareth Butler


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Gareth Butler

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear HRH the Duchess of Kent talking to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Unknown: Sue Lawley.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Nick Clarke
Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Nottingham, where members of the city Flower Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
9 WRITE to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ
0 GARDENING: page 28


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

: Sunday Playhouse

The Browning Version Terence Rattigan 's poignant drama.
A classics master is given a translation of the Agamemnon by a pupil. This single act of kindness could change the life of the teacher, an unpopular pedant and victim of an unhappy marriage, on the verge of premature retirement.
Director Ian Cotterell. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Director: Ian Cotterell.
Millie Crocker Harris: Barbara Jefford
Andrew Crocker Harris: Nigel Stock
John Taplow: Stephen Garlick
Frank Hunter: David McAlister
Dr Frobisher ,: Michael Spice
Peter Gilbert: David Timson
Mrs Gilbert: Christine Absalom

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor and his guests review the changing face of radio. Producer Nick Ware. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Analysis

The series that takes an in-depth look at current affairs.
With Peter Hennessy.


Unknown: Peter Hennessy.

: Time for Verse

Carol Ann Duffy visits the Janneau King's Lynn Festival.
Producer Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Ann Duffy
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Down Your Way

Salvation Army leader General Eva Burrows visits 'the house on the hill with a window on the world' - the Army's
International College for officers in Sydenham, south London.
Producer Jill Marshall


Leader: General Eva Burrows
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Smith on Old Age

Phil Smith 's six-part guide to making the most of your sunset years. 4: Looking on the Dark Side
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Let It Be Sardinia!: 2: The Mad Caterpillar

Four talks in which David Bean traverses the island following the route marked out 70 years earlier by D.H. Lawrence.


Speaker: David Bean

: Europhile

: The Root of the Matter

goes out into the villages, towns and cities of Britain to report on key issues. The last of the series presented by Hugh Prysor-Jones . Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Bookshelf

Queen Elizabeth I, the 1980s and an African journey are the subjects of three new books that illustrate how historical and cultural events are documented in biography, photo-journalism and travel reportage. With Nigel Forde.


Unknown: Nigel Forde.

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

On the Pig's Back by Bill Naughton.
Christmas Eve Party In the second of two parts, Kenneth Cranham tells of a party that gets woefully out of hand.
Producer Michael Adams. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Naughton.
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Producer: Michael Adams.

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen presents the results of the Treasure Islands/Red
House Book Club children's book survey.


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Natural History Programme

A 'mutant' starling with a beak that would make an oystercatcher envious and a major event Down Under.

: News

: Arthur - the King

Graeme Fife 's epic series in seven parts. 6: Guenever
'I'll fight any man alive, any man, to prove her innocence. Any man prepared to stand against me blade to blade, I'll fight for her honour, for her name.'
With Jo Kendall , Marcia King , Moir Leslie , Brian Miller , Simon Treves , Vincent Brimble and Donald Gee .
Music Steven Faux
Director John Powell. Stereo


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Marcia King
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Unknown: Brian Miller
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: Vincent Brimble
Unknown: Donald Gee
Music: Steven Faux
Director: John Powell.
Lady Guenever: Jill Balcon
Sir Lancelot: Nicholas Farrell
King Arthur: Keith Baxter
Morgan le Fay: Anna Massey
Prince Mordred: Tom Hunsinger
Sir Agravain: Angus Pope
Sir Gawain: Loan Meredith
Sir Bors: Douglas Blackwell
Sir Kay: Michael Kilgarriff
Sir Dinadan: James Greene

: In Committee

with Peter Hill
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Peter Hill
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Seeds of Faith

The Cost of Discipleship
The last of Carsten Thiede 's talks on Christian connections between England and Germany. The years spent by Dietrich Bonhoeffer in London were crucial for his spiritual development, as he considered how to confront the evil of Nazism.
Producer Denis Nowlan. Stereo


Unknown: Carsten Thiede
Unknown: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Producer: Denis Nowlan.

: 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.

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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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