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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samaj hiye, for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
DOM ROBERT GIBBONS With a reflection for the third Sunday after Pentecost (Luke 8, vv 41-56) long wave only
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Ghar Samaj
Unknown: Dom Robert Gibbons

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

MIKE YARWOOD appeals on behalf of the Hospitaller Order of St John of God. which cares for young physically and mentally handicapped people as well as long-term and acutely ill patients.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
8.59 Continental Travel Information long wave only


Unknown: Mike Yarwood

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(long wave only)


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

A form of Matins from Christ Church, Barnet Officiant and Preacher
Second Lesson: St John 19, vv 1-6 and 17-22 (RSV) Hymns: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Anglican Hymn Book 210); 0 come, let us sing to the Lord (Psalm Praise 2): Blessed be the Lord God of Israel (Psalm Praise 16); God of gods. we sound his praises (Psalm Praise 6); Jesus is Lord (Sound of Living Waters 82); Christ triumphant, ever singing (Youth Praise 10)
Solo item: My Song (Cropp and Peterson)
Choirmaster KEN CLIFFORD Organist KEITH WISEMAN Assistant organist KEN SMITH long wave only


Unknown: Peter Cottingham
Unknown: Michael Smithson
Unknown: St John
Choirmaster: Ken Clifford
Organist: Keith Wiseman
Organist: Ken Smith

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Directed by CLARE TAYLOR. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Clare Taylor.
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

June Knox-Mawer meets England's senior civil law judge, Master of the Rolls, Lord Denning and his wife at their country home.
(Lord Denning talks Person to Person: Wed 7.45)

: It Makes Me Laugh

The opera singer Klri Te Kanawa recalls words, music and people that have tickled her sense of humour.


Singer: Klri Te Kanawa
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper
12.55Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: Feedback

Presented by Tom Vernon Producer JENNY DE YONG
Comments to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.2 am) long wave only

: Afternoon Theatre

Find Me by OLWEN WYMARK with Hannah Gordon as Jean, the mother Elizabeth Lindsay as Verity and Michael Spice as Edward, the father
The authorities are unable to offer the right facilities to contain the problems that beset a disturbed Verity from childhood. Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
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Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Unknown: Michael Spice
Directed By: Richard Wortley

: News

long wave only

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Scotland
(Details: Tues 10.30 pm) long wave only

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Down Your Way

Sixpenny Handley, Dorset (Details: Tucs 12.20 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: The Restless Years

Themes from the 70s. A series of ten programmes 9: The Distant Dream
In 1970 the dream of the European Community was economic and monetary union by 1980. To the more idealistic, the enlargement of the Six to nine member-states in 1973 seemed to push Europe further towards the building of a United States of Europe. But the hopes and ideals that had so characterised the creation of the EEC faded and changed under the combined pressures of the world economic crisis, and, increasingly, a sense of loss of direction.
David Marquand talks to those who have helped to shape the Europe of the last ten years.
Producer KAROLYN SHINDLER (Revised repeat)


Talks: David Marquand
Producer: Karolyn Shindler

: Bookshelf

with Frank Delaney Producer BRIAN COOK
(Repeated: Tues 4.10 pm) (Russell Harty presents a new series All About Books, Thurs 10.50, BBC1)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Brian Cook
Unknown: Russell Harty

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

Sir Michael Redgrave presents a personal view of Henry IV, Part I
' I think one of the driving forces of this play is that Shakespeare takes both sides - that of Prince Hal and that of Hotspur - and by taking both sides he's able to show how ephemeral political loyalties can be and were.' Producer ALAN WILDING (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Sir Michael Redgrave
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Music toRemember

Beethoven Overture: Egmont
Mozart Piano Concerto No 19. in F major (K 459)
Josef Strauss Polka Mazurka: The Dragonfly
Johann Strauss Waltz: The Blue Danube BBC Manchester


Piano: Allan Schiller
Conducted By: Edward Downes

: News

: Through My Window

Playwright Julian Mitchell ponders over the view from his home on the edge of a Gwent village. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Julian Mitchell

: Inside Parliament

Presenter David Coss Producer PETER ROBINS


Presenter: David Coss
Producer: Peter Robins

: Weather

: News

: The Victorian Aspirin

"The panacea for all human woes, the secret of happiness might now be bought for a penny and carried in the waistcoat pocket." (Thomas de Quincey)
In 19th-century England, opium was cheap, plentiful, and used by almost everyone. Writers used the drug to fire their imaginations; mothers fed it to teething babies; drinkers used it as a supplement to alcohol. It was a universal panacea - a popular cure for tooth-ache, migraine, rheumatism, ulcers and 'highly-strung' ladies - every age has its mothers' little helpers...
Sarah Dunant examines the use and abuse of opium in Victorian society.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Readers: Patrick Barr
Readers: Anthony Hyde
Readers: Wyn Jones
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: People of Power

The theme of loyalty and Christian faith explored in a series of 11 programmes devised and narrated by William Drummond. Readers
FRANK DUNCAN , PHILIP FOX 2: Henry 11 and Thomas a Becket


Readers: William Drummond.
Readers: Frank Duncan
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: Stop the Week Again

followed by an interlude

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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