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: News Briefing

: Prelude

Words and music with Georgie Baxendale. Producer Johnston McKay


Unknown: Georgie Baxendale.
Producer: Johnston McKay

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . including Bells on Sunday from St David 's, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St David

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

In Somerset Robert Forster meets Rod and Joan Thatcher who tend a surprising flock. Producer Gill Powell


Unknown: Joan Thatcher
Producer: Gill Powell

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Paul Vaughan

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which provides information and support services for Arthrogryposis sufferers and their families.
Donations to: TAG, [address removed]. Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from Manvers Street Baptist Church, Bath. Led by Rev John Rackley. John 20, w 19-20 and 24-27; Christ is risen! alleluia! (Morgenlied); Good Christians all, rejoice and sing (Vuipius); In a byre near Bethlehem (Wild Mountain Thyme); He is Lord (Anon); Christ Triumphant ever reigning (Guiting Power); Taize Canon (Per Crucem); Organ Sortie: The Strife Is O'er (Noel Rawsthorne ). Musical Director Frank North. Accompanist Pat Coleman.


Unknown: John Rackley.
Unknown: Noel Rawsthorne
Accompanist: Frank North.
Accompanist: Pat Coleman.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Presented by Joanna Coles.
Producer Anne Reevell


Presented By: Joanna Coles.
Producer: Anne Reevell

: Sentimental Journey

Hedey in Naples. As a beachmaster in the Anzio landing in 1944, Lord Heaiey spent much of his war in Italy, not only fighting but also discovering a love of Italian food, culture and women. Arthur Smith hears
Denis Healey 's recollections of the past. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Denis Healey
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to Sue Lawley about his life and work.


Castaway: Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Visitors to the International Spring Gardening Fair at London's Olympia quiz Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew about things horticultural. The chairman is Eric Robson. A Taylor Made production
Find out how Eric Robson is growing into his new role


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Classic Serial: Keys of the Kingdom

A Hard-Won Retreat. Peter Kelly stars as Father Chisholm and Hannah Gordon as Mother Maria Veronica in the last part of A J Cronin's epic tale of a man's faith as he struggles against adversity and the severe penance he feels he has to suffer.
Music by Max Early
Dramatised and directed by David Spenser
A Saffron production


Unknown: Peter Kelly
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Mother Maria Veronica
Music By: Max Early
Directed By: David Spenser
Monsignor Sleeth: Philip Sully
Anselm Mealey: Jeremy Sinden
Mr Chia: Bert Kwouk
Wilbur Fiske: Ed Bishop
Agnes Fiske: Helen Horton
Wai-Chu: Michael Deacon
Lieutenant Shon: David Yip
Sister Martha: Patricia Brake
Sister Clotilde: Stacy Dorning
Joseph: Adrian Pang
Aunt Polly: Jennifer Piercey
Joshua: David Cheung
Anna CHOY: Ling Mann
Andrew: Andrew Cotcher

: With Great Pleasure

with Private Eye editor Ian Hislop.


Editor: Ian Hislop.

: Through My Eyes

Eamonn McCabe , picture editor of the Guardian, explores the way we perceive our surroundings.


Unknown: Eamonn McCabe

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces some listeners' requests, read by Andrew Sachs and Alison Sterling , and talks to guest Lavinia Greenlaw about her favourite poets. Producer Sara Davies


Introduces: Simon Rae
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Read By: Alison Sterling
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer: Sara Davies

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: The Adventures of Tintin

Radio 4's new regular slot for children's drama begins with Herge's tales of the intrepid boy reporter.
1: The Seven Crystal Balls. An Inca tomb has been violated by European explorers who, one by one, are struck down by a sinister curse. Tintin sets out to investigate.
Dramatised by Simon Eastwood
Producer John Yorke (first broadcast on Radio 5)


Dramatised By: Simon Eastwood
Producer: John Yorke
Tintin: Richard Pearce
Snowy: Andrew Sachs
Capt Haddock: Lionel Jeffries
Prof Calculus: Stephen Moore
Thompson Twins: Charles Kay
Tarragon: Stephen Thorne
Castafiore: Linda Polan
Chiquito: Andrew Wincott

: In Business South Africa: Race against Time

As election day looms, Peter Day finds out if South African business is ready for the momentous changes about to sweep the country.
Producer Catherine Charnaud


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Catherine Charnaud

: Conversation Piece

The pianist Alfred Brendel talks to Sue MacGregor about his life and work. Producer Gillian Hush


Pianist: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Age to Age

: Reading Aloud: Political Gossips

The Abuse of Power. Crawford Logan reads the former Times political correspondent James Margach 's accounts of Baldwin's battle with the press barons Rothermere and Beaverbrook, and of Harold Wilson 's unhappy relationship with Fleet Street's doyenne of correspondents Norah Beloff. Adapted by Trevor Royie. Producer Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: James Margach
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Norah Beloff.
Adapted By: Trevor Royie.
Producer: Hamish Wilson

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.

: Costing the Earth

In the first of the new series, Mark Whittaker questions the greenness of Britain's woodland policy.


Presenter: Mark Whittaker

: News

: Concerto

Katia and Marielle Labeque , the French piano duo, talk to June
Knox-Mawer about their lives and careers. They introduce their recordings of Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Gershwin's Walking the Dog, Blue in Green by Miles Davis , and the Poulenc Concerto in D minor. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Marielle Labeque
Unknown: Miles Davis
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Kaleidoscope Unplugged

First in a two-part collection of the best live sessions from last year.

: Seeds of Faith: The Emmaus Experience

John Rackley looks at the story of the journey to Emmaus in Luke's Gospel and finds powerful contemporary parallels.


Presenter: John Rackley
Producer: Julia Wills

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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