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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 the Church of St Vedast, Foster Lane, London.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

Lionel Kelleway finds dormice who have recolonised their East Anglian stronghold. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Alison Hilliard. Editor David Coomes
8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


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

: Brian Redhead

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Partially-Sighted Society.
DONATIONS to [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Choral Matins in celebration of the 400th anniversary of George Herbert 's birth, from Wilton Parish Church, Wiltshire. Led by Rev Canon Bede Cooper. With the Allegri Singers. Introit: Listen, Sweet Dove (Grayston Ives ); Responses: Byrd; Venite (SS Wesley); Psalm 23 (Louis Halsey ); Lessons: Ecclesiasticus 45, w 1-8; Philippians 2, w 1-11; Te Deum and Benedictus: Byrd Short Service; Anthem: Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Leighton); Hymns: Teach Me, My God and King (Sandys); King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai).


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Grayston Ives
Unknown: Louis Halsey
Unknown: Te Deum

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Tim Coleman


Director: Tim Coleman

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones . Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Smita Patel

: Pick of the Week

with Neil Kinnock.


Unknown: Neil Kinnock.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Les Dawson's interview with Doctor Anthony Clare in the last of the series is a poignant testimony to the life of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. Produced by Michael Ember Associates


Presented by: Anthony Clare
Produced by: Michael Ember

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

In his last show as host. Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems.
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
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial: Tono-Bungay

A three-part story by H G Wells.
2: The aromatic patent medicine is set to make a fortune for Uncle Teddy.
Dramatised by Nigel Gearing
Director Claire Grove


Story By: H G Wells.
Dramatised By: Nigel Gearing
Director: Claire Grove
George: Neil Dudgeon
Uncle Teddy: James Laurenson
Aunt Susan: Diane Bull
Marion: Jacquetta May
College registrar: Steve Hodson
Mr Ramboat: James Taylor
Smithie: Vivienne Rochester
Sidney: James Telfer
Effie: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Tolstoy-At War and Peace

Compiled by Michael Bakewell from Tolstoy's writings and the words of his family and friends. In seven parts. 4: In Love ... as Never Before
Director Rosemary Hart


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Director: Rosemary Hart
CountLeo Tolstoy: Norman Rodway
Sofya: Anna Massey
Tanya Behrs: Emma Relding
Sergei Tolstoy: Alw Barker
Lyubav Behrs: Elizabeth Kelly
Levin: David Collings
Kitty: Melinda Walker
Natasha Rostov: Petra Markham
Daragon: Peter Penry Jones
Reader: John Rowe

: Ages Past

The final programme looking at three centuries of English family life.
6: Time of Departure: Old Age and Death

: Golden Oldies

Why put on a cardigan and sit by the fire simply because you qualify tor a bus pass? Les Woodland meets four unusual older people for whom life has only just started.
1: Lou Laurence , the Geriatric Adonis
Producer Les Woodland


Unknown: Lou Laurence
Producer: Les Woodland

: Took's Tour

1: Weston Super-Mare . Barry Took returns to the resort where he forged his comedy writing partnership with Marty Feldman.


Unknown: Weston Super-Mare
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Marty Feldman.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae examines the preoccupations of women poets through the ages with guest poet and author Michele Roberts. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Michele Roberts.
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Feedback

: New Europeans

Six programmes looking at a European city with one of its British inhabitants.
1: Berlin. David Lodge follows Robin Merrill , ex-singer with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and now a DJ in Berlin. The city has lost its unique character and to the dismay of its residents is becoming just another city. Cynics and enthusiasts who describe how Berlin is changing. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Robin Merrill
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: In Business

Wlio Needs Managers? Meet the company that's torn up the management rulebook.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen with guests Annette Kobak and Sebastian Faulks.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks.

: Rites of Passage

2: Ashes to the East Coast. The Hindu community of Leicester conduct elaborate funeral services to bid farewell to individual souls. Bel Mooney follows the flow of their philosophy in practice. Producer Penny Lawrence

: Look Who's Talking

Martin Wainwright meets the speech writers behind Kennedy, Thatcher and Wilson. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.

: News

: Out of Order

Austin Mitchell and Michael White are joined by Charles Kennedy and Andrew Rawnsley in a test of political knowledge. Chairman Patrick Hannan. Producer Louise Coats


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

: Seeds of Faith

Here I Stand
Andrew Green asks Cecil Lewis , First World War pilot, founder member of the BBC, author and thinker, about his personal faith.
Producer Noel Vincent


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Producer: Noel Vincent

: 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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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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