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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather: programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye for Asian listeners. BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God THE REV BRUCE DRIVER (Matthew 4, vv 1-11) long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news long wave only


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Sunday

Religious news
Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

ARTHUR MARSHALL appeals on behalf of Fight for Sight, which promotes research into the prevention of blindness and eye disease.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Arthur Marshall , Fight for Sight[address removed]long wave only
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Judd Street

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The first of five broadcasts during Lent on the theme of The Fruit of the Spirit
1: Long Suffering from the United Reformed Church. Princes Street. Norwich, conducted by the Minister
Hvmns: My God, my King (New Church Praise 65); Son of the Lord most high (Congregational
Praise 117); March on, my soul, with strength
(Congregational Praise 531)
Readings: (NEB) Exodus 33. v 18 to 34, v 9; Luke 4. vv 1-13
Organist DEREK BAKER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donald Hilton
Organist: Derek Baker

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by ANTON GILL Producer
Aricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Anton Gill
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox -Mawer who meets
Caroline and John Ure , travellers in the steps of Tamerlane through the remote regions of Asia Minor: and presents some weekday highlights.


Introduced By: June Knox
Unknown: John Ure

: The Lord of the Rings: 1: The Long Awaited Party

by J.R.R. Tolkien prepared for radio in 26 episodes by Brian Sibley
Starring Ian Holm as Frodo and Michael Hordern as Gandalf

"Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."

with John Le Mesurier as Bilbo, Peter Woodthorpe as Gollum, William Nighy as Sam and Gerard Murphy as the Narrator
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)

Souvenir Tolkien posters based on this week's Radio Times cover, available at £1.00 each (p and p incl), from Radio 4 Poster Offer [address removed] (PO and cheques payable to BBC Radio)


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Prepared for radio by/Episode adapted by: Brian Sibley
Music composed and conducted by: Stephen Oliver
Director: Jane Morgan
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Bilbo: John Le Mesurier
Gollum: Peter Woodthorpe
Sam: William Nighy
Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Lord of the Nazgul: Philip Voss
Mouth of Sauron: John Rye
Gaffer Gamgee: John Church
Sandyman: Gordon Reid
Daddy Twofoot: Leonard Fenton
Lobelia: Diana Bishop
Otho: John Livesey
[Actress]: Kathryn Hurlbutt
[Actor]: Graham Faulkner
[Actor]: David McAlister
[Actor]: Martyn Read
[Actor]: Christopher Scott
[Actor]: John Webb
[Actor]: Haydn Wood

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper surveys the industry and its products; the preferences and prejudices that govern what we eat.
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

Polyglots by WILLIAM GERHARDIE Adapted for radio by OLIVIA MANNING from the novel of the same title
A young Englishman in the course of travelling on a military mission to the Far East, discovers his cosmopolitan relatives and a dedication to romance.
' Underneath the shamelessness and the farce, his themes are the great ones, of love, grief and death, of intimations of joy and of our imprisonment in the world of flesh and time.'
(c. p. SNOW, Sunday Times)
(First broadcast in 1977)


Unknown: William Gerhardie
Unknown: Olivia Manning
Directed By: Richard Wortlet
George: Geoffrey Beevers
Sylvia: Madeline Smith
Aunt Teresa: Mary Wimbush
Emmanuel: James Thomason
Berthe: Joan Matehson
Major Beastly/Gustave: Stephen Thorne
Head waiter/Dr Abelberg: Nigel Graham
Sir Hugo/Uncle Lucy: Don Troedson
Captain Negodyaev: William Eedle
Madame Negodyaev: Jane Knowles
Aunt Molly: Anne Rosenfeld
Natasha: Annabelle Lanyon
Hughie: Judy Bennett

: News

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: Talking About Antiques

ArthurNegus and Bernard Price discuss listeners' queries on antiques.
Introduced by Hugh Scully Producer SARAH PITT
BBC Bristol: long wave only


Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: Feedback

with John Eidinow
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Unknown: John Eidinow

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Parkgate in the Wirral Peninsula in Cheshire. Once a busy port with a thriving fishing industry, today it's mainly a residential village attracting many visitors who come perhaps, to buy shrimps, or maybe just to stroll along the Parade and enjoy the scenery and wildlife of the Dee Estuary.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH. BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: News

: Past Impressions

Robert Hardy presents a series of six pictorial journeys through history, bringing together period songs and writings to create a kaleidoscope of British life as once it was lived.
1: To Be a Farmer's Bob The life and work down the centuries of Hodge, the English agricultural labourer recalled by Mary Wimbush
Harry Landis and Michael Greatorcx
Compiled by GERALD FROW Producer JOHN DYAS Charles West is in (' Annie ' at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London)


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Recalled By: Mary Wimbush
Recalled By: Harry Landis
Recalled By: Michael Greatorcx
Unknown: Mary Thomas
Producer: John Dyas
Producer: Charles West

: Does He Take Sugar?

This week a new voice joins the presentation team - John Mills from Norwich - and the programme concentrates on two stories of particular relevance to
East Anglia: employment prospects and the formation of a club to help people suffering from agoraphobia.


Unknown: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Irving Inheritance

4: The Man in the Iron Mask
' There was a telegram lying on the chest in the hall. I picked it opened it and on it was written " Can you come to see me at 9.0 tomorrow and bring some of your work -
Douglas Fairbanks. " Well, it was like a mandate from
Heaven. I couldn't believe it.' Laurence Irving in conversation with John Miller.


Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks.
Unknown: Laurence Irving
Unknown: John Miller.
Producer: John Knight

: The Second Table

The Archbishop of York. The Most Rev Dr Stuart Blanch , gives a series of six lectures for Lent on what is sometimes called The Second Table of the Ten
Commandments. Introduced by Colin Semper
1: Law and Freedom
Questions for discussion in groups or for consideration by the individual listener:
(1) Does anyone share the experience of freedom within an ordered life? Give examples.
(2) At what particular points do you think that law begins to endanger our personal freedoms? (3) Is it likely that
Britain could go the way of other totalitarian or single party systems? If so, what would you propose to do about it?


Unknown: Dr Stuart Blanch
Introduced By: Colin Semper

: Musicto Remember

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by SEIJI OZAWA HAROLD WRIGHT (clarinet) Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A (K 622)
(WCRB recording from Boston Symphony
Transcription Trust.
First broadcast on R3)


Conducted By: Seiji Ozawa
Clarinet: Harold Wright

: News

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thurs 4.15 pm)

: Pen to Paper

The final programme looks at the domestic scene and includes the confessions of a washing-line fetishist. Introduced by Brian Thompson with music by MARK BUNYAN Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
9.58 Weather


Introduced By: Brian Thompson
Music By: Mark Bunyan
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: News

: The Secret Mutiny

Italy 1943. Salerno: 191 of Montgomery's Eighth Army troops refused to fight and were charged and convicted of mutiny. Three sergeants were sentenced to death, the others to imprisonment. Why did it happen? Winner of the Radio Industries Club of Scotland Daily Record
Award for the best factual programme of 1980. Presented by Ludovic Kennedy
Written and compiled by GEORGE HUME. Researcher DOREEN STEWART


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: George Hume.
Unknown: Doreen Stewart
Unknown: Geoffrey Cameron

: For All Sorts and Conditions of Men

The Litany
Sung to the music of Thomas Tallis


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: Inside Parliament

Presented by David Coss. Producer


Presented By: David Coss.
Unknown: Caroline Millingtoty

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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