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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 Mary's Church, Knighton, Leicestershire.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston gets a taste of island life when he meets Eddie Fisher on Aldemey. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Eddie Fisher
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Alison Hilliard. Editor David Coomes


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Juliet Stevenson

appeals for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Disability Alliance Educational and Research Association. DONATIONS to Disability Alliance. [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

from St Thomas 's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. Led by Rev Mike Parker. Hymns: Christ Is Our Comer Stone (Darwall's); Father God I Wonder; Only By Grace; 0 Lord the Clouds Are Gathering; My Peace I Give You; Jesus The Name High Over All (Lydia). Readings: Mark 6, vv 1-6 and w 7-13. Organist Bill Wood. Director of Music Ann Anderson.


Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: Mike Parker.
Organist: Bill Wood.
Music: Ann Anderson.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitbum


Director: Vanessa Whitbum

: News Stand

with Jay Rayner. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Jay Rayner.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Lord Parkinson talks to Dr Anthony Clare about the influences which have shaped his eventful political and private life. A Michael Ember Associates production


Interviewer: Dr Anthony Clare
Interviewee: Lord Parkinson

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Woodbury Garden Club in Devon put their questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sue Phillips and Don Cockman. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Sue Phillips
Unknown: Don Cockman.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial: Alexander

A six-part serial by David Wade.
4: The Road to Gordium. Alexander becomes King of Macedon and sets out to conquer the world.
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: David Wade.
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman
Alexander: Michael Maloney
Hephaistion: Alex Jennings
Achilles: Barry Foster
PatroUos: Simon Ward
Queen Olympias: Geraldine James
Darius: Charles Kay
Antipatros: David March
Demosthenes: Malcolm Sinclair
Kolas: Malcolm Sinclair
Phdotas: Michael Onslow
Harpalos: Dominic Letts
Perdikkas: Mark Straker
Anteas: Barry J Gordon
Simmias: John Evitts
Kleitos: John Evitts
Nabarzanes: John Baddeley
Menmon: John Baddeley
Charidemos: Jonathan Adams
Queen of Karia: Geraldine Fttzgerald
The Pythia: Geraldine Fttzgerald

: The Radio Programme

Radio actors audition for Chekhov, and Laurie Taylor hangs up his headphones in the last Radio Programme.
Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Ages Past

by Colin McLaren.
2: The Estate of Childhood


Unknown: Colin McLaren.

: Siesta Days, Fiesta Nights

by Drew Launay.
3: The Moon. When a film unit sets up in a remote Andalusian village Drew has great hopes of work as an extra. An Insight Production

: Leslie Thomas in a Novel Setting

The novelist revisits Barry in South Wales.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae explores Shakespeare's greatest hits with director Bob Carlton. Producer Pat Pryor
REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Director: Bob Carlton.
Producer: Pat Pryor

: Letter from Los Alamos County

Jeremy Harris travels to Los Alamos County in New Mexico.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris

: Notes From Laputa

I Fintan O'Toole 's four-part journey through Ireland.
1: Moving Out. Dawn. The circus moves to anothertown in search of work, just as the Irish have always left home to service other men's fields. Performers, travellers, spalpeens, exiles and saints weave their stories and tell their history. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Fintan O'Toole

: The Hidden Spirit

The Green Goddess. In the second of four programmes, Rogan Taylor hears that some of the decline of institutional religion may be put down to the failure of the established church to address two issues: the environment and feminism. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Rogan Taylor
Producer: Nick Patrick

: A Good Read

with Edward Blishen and guests Julia Neuberger and Beverly Anderson.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Beverly Anderson.

: Punters

Presented by Susan Marling.


Presented By: Susan Marling.

: Laughing Aloud

England, Their England: The Cricket Match. Richard Briers reads A G Macdonell's classic account of a team of London gentlemen taking on a rustic village side. Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Richard Briers
Producer: Matthew Walters

: The Natural History Programme

George Macphersongoesto Lindisfame.


Unknown: George MacPhersongoesto Lindisfame.

: News

: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The third of four stories.
The Crooked Man. An officer of the Royal Mallows is found dead.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Dramatised by Bert Coules ; Director Patrick Rayner


Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Director: Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Henry Wood: Brian Blessed
Major Murphy: James Greene
Colonel Barclay: Terence Edmond
Nancy Barclay: Ann Windsor
Anne Morrison: Christabelle Dilks
Jane: Joanna Myers
Peter: Nigel Carrington
Barman: Andrew Wincott
Rebel: Amerjit Deu

: Out of Order

The political quiz chaired by Patrick Hannan. Austin Mitchell MP and Michael White with their guests Charles Kennedy MP and Andrew Rawnsley. Producer Louise Coats


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Producer: Louise Coats

: Seeds of Faith

The Fire In the Darkness
Sean Cranitch played Dr Faustus in Manchester earlier thisyear. He reflects on the nature of hell and on hope. Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Sean Cranitch
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: 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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