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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Including Bells On
Sunday from All Saints Church, Fawley, Southampton.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

George Macpherson finds out why Arthur and Margaret Dunham planted a four-acre wood in the middle of the fens. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: George MacPherson
Unknown: Margaret Dunham
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Margot Boyd

talks for the Week's Good Cause about The National Gardens Scheme.
●For a copy of the booklet:
National Gardens Scheme (£3) [address removed]or Scotland's Garden Scheme (£2.50), [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Places of the Passion A series of services for Lent, featuring places which have associations with the Passion story. 2: The City
Presented from St
Margaret's Lothbury in the City of London by Rev Rob Marshall. Psalm 122: 2 Corinthians 8, vv 8-16:
My Song Is Love Unknown; Immortal, Invisible; When I Needed a Neighbour; Blessed City. With the London University Church Choir led by Richard Leigh.


Unknown: Rev Rob Marshall.
Unknown: Richard Leigh.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Ken Davies


Director: Ken Davies

: News Stand

with Melanie Phillips. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Melanie Phillips.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Ken Livingstone , MP talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Oldham
Garden Suburb Association, Lancashire, put their questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial

Persuasion by Jane Austen.
Starring Juliet Stevenson. Final part:
Friendly Persuasion. Louisa Musgrove has become engaged to Captain Benwick, and Anne Elliot dares to hope that Captain Wentworth's affections might once again be hers.
....Dramatised by Michelene Wandor
Director Vanessa Whitburn


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Louisa Musgrove
Unknown: Anne Elliot
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Anne Elliot: Juliet Stevenson
Captain Wentworth: Tim Brierley
Jane Austen: Sorcha Cusack
Sir Walter Elliot: Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot: Claire Faul Conbridge
Mr Elliot: Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove: Auster Cameron
Mrs Musgrove: Sheila Grant
Henrietta Musgrove: Alison Dowling
Lady Russell: Patricia Gallimore
Mrs Smith: Carole Boyd
Mrs Clay: Hedli Niklaus
Sophia Croft: Tina Gray
Captain Harville: Paul Alexander

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor.
Phone-ins, competitions and news on the hour - an independent producer claims that radio has stopped taking risks. Producer Suzy Andrews


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Suzy Andrews

: Analysis

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do?
Peter Haynes asks what makes some large companies more adaptable than others.


Unknown: Peter Haynes

: The Wedge Between Us

In the second of four talks, Dr Irving Finkel deciphers the secrets of wedge writing from Mesopotamia. Digging into the history of Babylonian dentistry, he reveals how toothache took root when the gods granted the worm rights to suck on human gums. Producer Penny Lawrence


Unknown: Dr Irving Finkel

: From the 'Pool to 100 plus a Fish

George Melly continues his autobiographical journey.
3: The 100 Club.


Unknown: George Melly

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae tests a computer that has memorised the work of over 1,000 poets.
Producer Julian Wilkinson
9 Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: Nearest and Dearest

In the last of the series, Anne Brown reports on the trouble with in-laws. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Anne Brown
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Bookshelf

Brian Moore talks about his career to Nigel Forde.


Talks: Brian Moore
Unknown: Nigel Forde.

: Punters

Susan Marling hosts the programme which gives listeners the chance to investigate issues that have affected their lives and could affect yours.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Goodbye to All That

Simon Parkes explores four creative communities.
3: Stives
In the late 19th century artists started to go to
St Ives in Cornwall, attracted by the light, the sea air and the landscape. Today the town is preparing for the opening of the new Tate Gallerv St Ives. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: St Ives
Unknown: Tate Gallerv St Ives.
Producer: David Prest

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm launches a project by the charity Plantlife to grow a hedgerow stretching from coast to coast...


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Pak's Britannica

Two documentaries by David Dabydeen of Warwick University. Bom in Guyana, he presents an outsider's view of England today. 1: A Green Thought in a Green Shade
The archetypes that resonate in the English mind are still powerful, despite the changes of recent decades: the garden landscape, royalty. episcopacy and parliament. Contributors include: Lord
Palumbo, Marina Warner. Lord Desai, Paul Bailev and Dr Christopher Lamb. Producer David Perry


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Paul Bailev
Unknown: Dr Christopher Lamb.
Producer: David Perry

: In Committee

The pr< igramme that follows the activities of MPs in committee.
Presented by Rob Orchard. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Rob Orchard.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Thirty Years of Honesty A Lent series to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of Honest to
God, by the then Bishop of Woolwich, John Robinson. 2: Life Was Never the Same Ruth Robinson traces the path her own spirituality has taken since her husband's book was published in March 1963. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: John Robinson.
Unknown: Ruth Robinson
Producer: Norman Winter

: 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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