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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
FR ALBAN MCCOY. OFM CONV long wave only
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Fr Alban McCoy.

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Sunday

Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

RICHARD BAKER appeals on behalf of The Missions to Seamen, ' The Flying Angel ', an Anglican society caring for the spiritual and material welfare of seafarers around the world.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Tor Palm Sunday Holy Communion (Series 1) from the Parish Church of All Saints, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Celebrant and Preacher THE REV
Introit: Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes);
Epistle: Philippians 2, vv 5-11 (rsv); Gospel:
Matthew 21, vv 1-13 (Rsv) Hymns (from AMR): Ride on! ride on in majesty! (99); All glory laud and honour (98);
All ye who seek for pure relief (104)
Agnus Dei (Merbecke) Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercies' sake (Hilton)
Organist and choirmaster CLEMENT H. VIRGO


Unknown: Canon Dr Samuel R. Day
Unknown: Victor A. Carpenter
Choirmaster: Clement H. Virgo

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Producer
WILLIAM SMETHURST. Agricultural story editor


Producer: William Smethurst.
Editor: Anthony Parkin.

: Weekend

with Mike Phillips Whose English?
The language as she is spoke on both sides of the Atlantic, discussed by Professor Randolph Quirk (this side), journalist
Bonnie Angelo (that side) plus highlights from Woman's Hour.


Unknown: Mike Phillips
Unknown: Professor Randolph Quirk
Unknown: Bonnie Angelo

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring and 6: The Council of Elrond ' The black horses were filled with madness, and leaping forward in terror they bore their riders into the rushing flood.
Their piercing cries were drowned in the roaring of the river as it carried them away. Then Frodo felt himself falling, and the roaring and confusion seemed to rise and engulf him together with his enemies. He heard and saw no more.' with and with PHILIP VOSS , SEAN ARNOLD , JOHN CHURCH ,
Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Philip Voss
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: John Church
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Michael Spice
Singer: Haydn Wood
Singer: Matthew Vine
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver.
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Bilbo: John Le Mesurier
Sam: William Nighy
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Legolas: David Collings
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Boromir: Michael Graham Cox
Elrond: Hugh Dickson
the Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: 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

Wilaya 7 by JOHN KIRKMORRIS with Michael Jayston Caroline Blakiston Patrick Troughton
David Daker ,
John Bott Algeria 1962: towards the end of the war for the independence of the Moslem population, a deputation from
Gaullist headquarters arrives at a French army base. Their mission - to locate an irreconcilable rebel who has been hunted without success for years. He is urgently required to attend a peace conference. An old friend of his, a woman journalist, is escorted by a cynical but brilliant soldier, on a highly dangerous expedition to track him down.


Unknown: John Kirkmorris
Unknown: Michael Jayston
Unknown: Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: David Daker
Unknown: John Bott
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Phillipe Léger: Michael Jayston
Nadia Destouches: Caroline Blakiston
Colonel Ferre: Patrick Troughton
General: John Bott
Cecile: Jane Wenham
PiCOt: David Daker
Mohgrebi: Philip Voss
ROSSi: Michael Harbour
Velin: Rod Beacham
Françoise: Elizabeth Rider
Zohra: Valerie Sarruf
Selim: John Church
Announcer: John Church
Jacques: John Bull
Sentry: John Bull
Operator: John Bull
Frédéric: Michael McStat
Tannoy: Michael McStat

: News

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: Round Europe Quiz -1981

A series of 20 programmes Contestants from the Republic of Ireland,
Sweden and from Holland join in for the first time and, together with teams from Austria. France, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Denmark and Spain, challenge a resident team in England to a series of two-round contests.
1: Austria v England
Austria: Anthony Quinton (chairman) with Dr Hilde Spiel
(writer, critic, novelist) and Dr Thomas Lachs
(director of the Austrian Co-operative Society)
England: Gordon Clough (chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Dr Hilde Spiel
Unknown: Dr Thomas Lachs
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: Feedback

with Tom Vcrnon
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Unknown: Tom Vcrnon

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire.
It's the home of the National Fire Service
College; a firm exporting an unusual product - logging tapes; and someone who has a place in the Guinness Book of Records for being able to blow the longest note on a hunting horn. 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 the last of six pictorial journeys through history, bringing together period songs and writings to create a kaleidoscope of British life as once it was lived.
Frost Fairs and Winter Pastimes
An impression of the severe winters of long ago (the earliest ballad printed on the frozen
Thames was in 1683) and some of the ways in which men have endured and even enjoyed them. Recalled by HENRY STAMPER , ELIZABETH PROUD and PATRICK MALAHIDE with CHARLES WEST, SHEILA MATHEWS , CHARLES YOUNG, AND HIS SINGERS AND MUSICIANS
Compiled by GERALD PROW Producer JOHN DYAS (Charles West is in ' Annie ' at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London)


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Recalled By: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Sheila Mathews
Producer: John Dyas
Producer: Charles West

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Dizzy and the Faery Queen

A political romance by NEVILLE TELLER to mark the centenary of the death of Disraeli in April 1881 starring with 'To the dear and honoured memory of Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, this memorial is placed, by his grateful Sovereign and Friend, Victoria RI , 27 July 1882.'
Was a more explicit statement of personal regard for a subject ever openly declared by a reigning monarch? This programme traces the extraordinary turn of events that led the second child of a scholarly Jewish recluse to so secure a place in the affections of Queen Victoria.


Unknown: Neville Teller
Unknown: Victoria Ri
Producer: Graham Gauld
Queen Victoria: Wendy Hiller
the Narrator: Alan Wheatley

: The Second Table

The Archbishop of York, The Most Rev Dr Stuart Blanch , gives the last of six lectures for Lent on what is sometimes called The Second Table of the Ten Commandments. Coveting
Questions for discussion in groups or for consideration by the individual listener:
(1) Do you approve of differentials? If so. on what should they be based?
(2) Can you suggest any practical alternatives to the profit motive?
(3) How do you deal with covetousness in yourself? Introduced by Colin Semper


Unknown: Dr Stuart Blanch
Introduced By: Colin Semper

: Music to Remember

Liszt Sonata in B minor RAFAEL OROZCO (piano)
(First broadcast on R3)


Piano: Rafael Orozco

: News

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thurs 4.15 pm)

: In Britain Now

Current topics and aspects of national life. with Angus McDermid Producer WILL BAYNES


Unknown: Angus McDermid

: Weather

: News

: A Man That Looks on Glass

A man that looks on glass
On it may stay his eye; Or, if he pleaseth through it pass
And then the heaven espy.
More than 20 years ago. Malcolm Miller was reading modern languages at the University of Durham. For a year he decided to study the medieval mind in the stained glass of Chartres Cathedral. Ever since, he has ' read ' the glass and sculpture for thousands of English-speaking visitors. His scholarly and, at times, eccentric commentary has inspired many. Producer
(Repeated: Sat 3.55 pm)


Unknown: Malcolm Miller
Producer: Colin Semper

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated by H. Colin Davis on 12 good people of his choice.
1: St Hugh of Lincoln


Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: Inside Parliament

Including the Home
Secretary, The Rt Hon William Whitelaw , mp, and his Permanent Secretary.
Sir Brian Cubbon , discussing how, when they are called as witnesses, they prepare for Parliament's Select Committees. Presenter Peter Hill. Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON


Unknown: William Whitelaw
Unknown: Sir Brian Cubbon
Presenter: Peter Hill.

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; inshore forecast

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