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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 St Peter 's Church, Marchington, Staffordshire.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

with Robin Page. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robin Page.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Andrew Green.
Editor David Coomes
8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: Susan Hampshire

appeals for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the development charity Population Concern.
DONATIONS to Population Concern, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from St Oswald's Parish Church, Filey, North Yorkshire. A special service for Sea Sunday led by Rev Chris Humphries. Eternal Father, Strong to Save; Deep River; Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult; Peace is Flowing Like a River; Amazing Grace; All My Hope on God is Founded; Readings; Psalm 107, w 1-3 and 23-32; Luke 5, w 1-11.


Unknown: Chris Humphries.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Tim Coleman


Director: Tim Coleman

: News Stand

A review of the current magazines and Periodicals by Matthew D'Ancona. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona.

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection from the week's BBC radio and television.


Unknown: Chris Serle

: Desert Island Discs

Theatre director Nicholas Hytner talks to Sue Lawley and chooses his eight records.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Nicholas Hytner
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week, Chairman Clay Jones digs into the postbag and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Bridget Moody to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer Amanda Mares
QUESTIONS on a postcard to Gardeners' Question Time. BBC. PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Classic Serial: The Sea, The Sea

The final part of Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel. With John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley. Into the Monster's Mouth. Hartley has been taken home. Charles nearly drowns. Who pushed him in? Who is pulling him out? Just as Charles is secretly reviving his obsessive plans for Hartley, a real tragedy strikes.
Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker
Dramatised by Richard Crane Director Faynia Williams


Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Joyce Redman
Unknown: Peter Esswood
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Dramatised By: Richard Crane
Director: Faynia Williams
Rosina: Sian Phillips
lizzie: Tamara Ustinov
Peregrine: Tp McKenna
James: Terrence Hardiman
Ben: Keith Drinkel
Titus: Sean Gascoine
Gilbert: Peter Kelly
Neighbour: Kate Binchy
Indian Doctor: Bhasker
Clement: Jill Graham
Chuffey the Dog: David Holt

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor gives air time to Radio 4's silent voices - the reporters whose trademark it is to leave their questions on the cutting-room floor. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis Workshop of the World?

What will Britain's economic role be in the postindustrial world of the 21st century? Frances Cairncross asks what strategy Britain should adopt.


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: Smashing Pots

Nigel Barley shares his passion for African pots and their wealth of meanings.
4: Accident or Design Producer Mick Webb


Producer: Mick Webb

: The Greening of Red Ken

2: Grass Roots Opinions. Ken Livingstone quizzes the experts at the Chelsea Flower Show.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests with readers Alice Arnold , Elizabeth Bell and Garard Green, and guest Craig Raine. Producer Pat Pryor
REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Alice Arnold
Readers: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Craig Raine.
Producer: Pat Pryor

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: The Board Game

Panel: Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey , Janette Rutterford , Nigel Whittaker. Chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Janette Rutterford
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen isjoined by guests Doris Lessing and Chinua Achebe, who each recommend three paperbacks.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Doris Lessing

: Punters

Presented by Susan Marling.


Presented By: Susan Marling.

: Laughing Aloud

"A confrontation between a novelist and his own stubborn simplicity" is how Kurt Vonnegut described his Palm Sunday. Peter Marinker reads extracts. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: News

: Beau Nash

by Roderick Graham. With Joss Ackland as Beau Nash and Norman Rodway as Oliver Goldsmith.
"The King of Bath" was the name given to Beau Nash. Princes and lords and ladies obeyed his word.
Director Jane Morgan *


Unknown: Roderick Graham.
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Beau Nash
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Oliver Goldsmith.
Unknown: Beau Nash.
Director: Jane Morgan
Tutor: Christopher Luscombe
Jack: David Thorpe
Webster: David Sinclair
Councillor: John Webb
Duchess: Jill Graham
Fanny: Rachel Atkins
Sylvia: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Edward: Keith Drinkel
Wood: Dominic Letts
Quin: Matthew Morgan
Juliana: Jane Whittenshaw

: In Committee

Presented by Carolyn Quinn. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

A Wounded Healer. Henri Nouwen, writer, priest and pastor to L'Arche Community for the mentally disabled in Toronto, talks with Mike Ford.
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Henri Nouwen
Unknown: Mike Ford.
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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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