For Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.50 Sunday Reading
RONALD FARROW reads from A Reason to Hope by DAVID L. EDWARDS
7.55 Weather; programme news
Presented by Brian Trueman Producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester
ROY CASTLE appeals on behalf of Feed the Minds, which is hoping to establish a further 1,000 bookstalls in church centres throughout Tanzania.
Donations to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news
by Alistair Cooke
from the United Reformed Church, Aston Tirrold , Oxford-shire. Conducted by THE REV GORDON HARRIS
Readings: 2 Corinthians 12, vv 1-10 (Rsv); Matthew S, w 38-48 (rsv)
Hymns (Church Hymnary, Third Edition): Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation (9); I joy'd when to the house of God (489); Who would true valour see (443); Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire (122); 0 Christ the Healer, we have come (Hymns and Songs 51)
Organist CAROLYN BROCK
Derek Robinson presents listeners' letters on all aspects of radio - some sweet, some sour, some salty. Producer
CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Presented by Peter Hobday and Louise Botting
The programme that aims to help you follow the ins and outs of personal finance and get the best deals as a saver, investor or borrower - in short, to look after the pound in your pocket.
Including Debatable Point, in which top financial experts discuss how their approach differs to various aspects of saving and investment.
A Financial World Tonight production
Professor Emil Burkiss 's Way to Dynamic Living with Jo Kendall , Nigel Reel
Chris Emmett and Fred Harris Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK
Producer JOHN LLOYD
The Sunday phone-in offers you the chance to debate with the men or women in the news or with other Radio 4 listeners.
In the Chair Michael Charlton Producers PETER WINDOWS and JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 10.30 am
with Sandra Clark and her guests out and about or in the studio. Reflect on a review of the past week and hear how others relax to ... forget tomorrow's Monday. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
12.55 Weather; programme news
Presented by Gordon Clougn Editor DEREK lewis
Tony Davis , Mick Groves Cliff Hall and Hugh Jones With JOHN MCCORMICK (bass) sing some songs and tell the odd story-in the company of a few friends.
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
visits Cornwall where members of the Treknow Women's Institute put their questions to
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBDTTI and CLAY JONES
Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tuesday 4.5 pm)
with Ian Hogg
Elizabeth Spriggs Virginia Stride and Jerome Willis as Talleyrand, prince of traitors written by DAVID PINNER
' From the outset, I made It abundantly clear that Liberty, Order and Peace were the prime goals of all true statesmen. But the moment those statesmen reneged on the implicit trust the French nation had bestowed upon them, I used all the means at my disposal ... to pull the offenders from their high thrones. And while they sank I survived.'
Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss listeners' questions With HUGH SCULLY. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking about Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
The Ark has Landed
As man and his technology flood the Earth, many birds and beasts become engulfed in the tide of progress. There is, however, still a chance of survival, and The Living World visits Jersey to look at the attempts being made there to preserve endangered species. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Wednesday 9.5 am,
The Sounds of Time: a review of clocks and watches suitable for the blind, and Including some designed for people who also cannot use their hands. Presented by Kevin Mulhern Producer THENA HESHEL medium wave onlu
Brian Johnston recently visited Dunster, Somerset. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am, )
5.55 Weather; programme news
Directed by VANESSA WHISTBURN Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham
Controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , QC, and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House.
This evening's proposition:
The Maximum Sentence for Rape should be Reduced to Seven Years
It is proposed by Jonathan Caplan and opposed by Ann Mallalleu-both of whom are barristers.
Each advocate calls his own witnesses, cross-questions his opponent's and argues his case. The jury votes at the beginning and end of the trial so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached. Producer KAY EVANS
(Repeated: Wednesday 10.5 am,
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conductor ASHLEY LAWRENCE in A programme of 20th-century ballet music.
A novel without a hero by William Makepeace Thackeray dramatised for radio in ten parts by Michael Kittermaster
with Sarah Badel as Becky, Petra Markham as Amelia, Timothy West as Joseph Sedley, Henry Knowles as George Osborne, John Pullen as Rawdon Crawley, Sean Barrett as William Dobbin and Alec McCowen as Thackeray
In which the Manager of the Performance, the Puppet Master, removes his characters to one of the gayest and most brilliant little capitals in Europe - Brussels, where all the Vanity Fair booths are laid out with the most tempting liveliness and splendour. What is Mrs Rawdon Crawley to do but to shine out in the great company of lords and ladies and fashionable persons who throng the town?
With Margaret Ward as Lady Bareacres, Fred Bryant as General Tufto, Gregory de Polnay as Isidor and Harold Kasket as the Corsican tyrant, Napoleon
(Timothy West is in 'The Homecoming' at the Garrick Theatre, London)
(Repeated: Tuesday 3.5 pm)
Dramatised for radio by:
2: The Lobster Pot
In his concluding programme about the new religious sects, William Nicholson concentrates on five groups - the Children of God, the Divine Light Mission, the Hare Krishna movement, the Scientologists and the Unification Church.
' They differ from each other in many respects, but they have this in common: they are buitt like lobster pots - easy to get into. and extremely hard to get out of.' Where the first programme investigated the sects' appeal, the second looks at the darker side - again through the eyes solely of past and present devotees. Interviewer TED HARRISON Research MIKE ROBINSON Producer JOHN WILKINS
The letter 'X '. Devised and narrated by H. COLIN DAVIS Music: BBC SINGERS
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude