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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 Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Presented by Quentin Seddon.
Near Belfast, the Hamiltons mourn the decline of the Brussels sprout. Producer Tim Finney


Presented By: Quentin Seddon.
Producer: Tim Finney

: Sunday

with Allison Hilliard and Trevor Bames.
Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Allison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Bames.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: John Peel

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which promotes the personal development of young people through courses involving challenging environments and physical endeavour. DONATIONS TO: Outward Bound Trust Ltd, [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Were You There?

Rosemary Hartill and her guests explore aspects of human experience, using listeners' contributions as a starting point. 4: Disappointment
WRITE TO: Were You There?. BBC Religious Broadcasting, New Broadcasting House. PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

with Joanna Coles.
Producer Anne Reevell


Unknown: Joanna Coles.
Producer: Anne Reevell

: Itchy Feet

with Rory Maclean. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Rory MacLean.
Producer: Mary Price

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear Lesley Garrett choose her eight records. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoff Hamilton , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew solve the gardening problems of local gardeners in Sheffield. Chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial: The Keys of the Kingdom

Peter Kelly stars as Father Chisholm in the first of a four-part dramatisation of A J Cronin's epic story about a Catholic missionary. 1: A Strange Vocation. Even from his unfortunate childhood, Francis Chisholm is haunted by indefinable fears and plagued by problems of faith.
Music by Max Early
Dramatised and directed by David Spenser
A Saffron production


Unknown: Peter Kelly
Unknown: Francis Chisholm
Music By: Max Early
Directed By: David Spenser
Francisa boy: James Beatty
Monsignor Sketh: Philip Sully
Mother/Rosa Oyazabal: Elizabeth Proud
Father/Scanty Magoon: Tom Cotcher
Aunt Polly: Jennifer Piercey
WMe TuUoch: Miles Anderson
Nora: Debra McCallan
Anselm: Jeremy Sinden
Thaddeas Gilfoyle: Spencer Banks
Mrs Oennk: Hilda Schroder
Daniel Gknnie: Malcolm Jamieson
Father MacNabb: David King
Father Fitzgerald: John Rye
Father Tarrant/Ned Bannon: Jo Dunlop
DrTulloch: Bill McCabe
Andrew: Andrew Cotcher

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Analysis

Battle of the Giants
In the last of the series, Stuart Simon asks what the new preoccupation with "national competitiveness" will mean for jobs, wages and industrial performance.


Unknown: Stuart Simon

: Took's Tour to Leeds

Barry Took returns to Leeds City Varieties and reflects on the way popular entertainment has come full circle.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces some listeners' requests on the theme of war. With readers Saskia Reeves and Stephen Thome. Producer Paul Dodgson
REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR.


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Saskia Reeves
Readers: Stephen Thome.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: In Business New Road for Rover

It symbolised the decline and revival of British manufacturing-nowthe Germans have bought Rover. As passions die down over its 1800 million sale to BMW, Peter Day finds out what strategy can bring the companies together.


Unknown: Peter Day

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to Hella Pick, Guardian corespondent for more than 30 years, now associate foreign affairs editor, about her life and work. Producer Gillian Hush

: Age to Age

: Open University:

8.00 VIPs: Simone de Beauvoir 8.30 Generals of the Revolution: Henry
Bessemer and the Creators of Steel
8.50 Tony Benn on Generals of the Revolution 9.00 Women's Studies:
Religious Rebellions 9.20 Language and the Novel 9.40 American Conversations: Arthur Schlesinger


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Arthur Schlesinger


Matthew Parris talks to people who have a passion for rescue. This week, he visits Blackpool beach to track down some lifeguards. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Talks: Matthew Parris
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Days of Good Hope

2: War and Peace. Political violence is the major obstacle to democracy in South Africa. Donald Woods reports on the precarious peacekeeping operations.


Unknown: Donald Woods

: News

: Concerto

The harpist Marisa Robles talks to June Knox-Mawer about her musical education in Spain and her career in England. She introduces music including her own record of Boieldieu's Harp Concerto in C. Producer Derek Drescher


Harpist: Marisa Robles
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Committee

Presented by Norman Smith. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Norman Smith.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Home and Away
1: Pom, Tiddky Om Pom , Pom .. ?
In the first of three programmes investigating the way music portrays beliefs, Nigel Swinford , director of the New English Orchestra, explores the concept of tension and resolution in musical language and its relationship to our view of the world and its maker.
Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Tiddky Om Pom
Unknown: Nigel Swinford
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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