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: Morning Has Broken

S.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
DEACONESS SHELAGH BROWN. (John 14, w 1-12) long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Shelagh Brown.

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Sunday

Religious news
Presenter Michael Cooke Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester long wave only


Presenter: Michael Cooke
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Week's Good Cause

HARRY SECOMBE appeals on behalf of the Kidney
Research Unit for Wales Foundation, which works to provide funds for the treatment of kidney disease and research into its prevention and cure. Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Harry Secombe , Kidney Research Unit for Wales Foundation, [address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Harry Secombe

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

A Mass for the Fifth
Sunday of Easter from the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary Magdalen, Ipswich
Celebrant and Preacher FR ANTHONY SKETCH
Choirmaster and guitarist MARTIN KELLY. Assistant guitarist JOE MCSORLEY
Choir of the Parish School St Pancras' Primary School
Readings: Acts 6, vv 1-7; 1 Peter 2, vv 4-9; John 14. vv 1-12
Hymns from the Celebration Hymnal: Entry: Sing people of God (282): Gloria: Glory to God (89) (Soloist: ROSSANA LABELLA );
Offertory: Take my hands (296): Communion: My
Cod loves me (205); Lord Jesus Christ (179);
Recessional: Give me joy (84). BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Fr Anthony
Guitarist: Martin Kelly.
Guitarist: Joe McSorley
Soloist: Rossana Labella

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Directed by ANTON GILL. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by June Knox -Mawer who talks to Honor Wyatt. journalist and broadcaster, and her rock musician son Robert - like mother, like son?: plus
Woman's Hour highlights.


Introduced By: June Knox

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R R. TOLKIEN (11)
(Details: Wed 10.30 pm)

: Pot Luck

1 Why do my cakes always split on top? ' ' How can I make brawn more tasty? ' ' Is there a foolproof way of making lemon cheese? ' In the first of seven programmes
Michael Smith invites listeners' questions on any aspect of food and drink.
Tackling the problems with him this week are Mary Berry ,
Francis Coulson and Evelyn Rose Producer GILLIAN hush BBC Manchester
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Francis Coulson
Unknown: Evelyn Rose
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The World This Weekend: News

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


Presenter: Gordon Clougll
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits South Humberside where members of the Brigg and District
Horticultural Society put questions to Clay Jones Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

The Echoing Grove by ROSAMOND LEHMANN dramatised by ELSPETH SANDYS with Janet Suzman Susan Engel
Christopher Casenove and Maureen O'Brien
Two sisters met in order to be reconciled after 15 years. Various ghosts lay between them and not least the ghost of Rickie - husband of Madeleine and lover of Dinah.
Directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Susan Engel
Unknown: Christopher Casenove
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Directed By: Jane Morgan

: News

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: Round Europe Quiz -1981

Round One
6: Poland v England
Poland: Anthony Quinton (chairman) with Karol Malcuzynski
(journalist and politician) and Dr Janusz Stefanowlcz (editor of the Catholic Weekly Universe)
England: Gordon Clough (chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich * Question researcher CHRISTOPHER WEBB
Producer TREVOR BILL BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Karol Malcuzynski
Unknown: Dr Janusz Stefanowlcz
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Christopher Webb
Producer: Trevor Bill

: The Living World

Animals on the Air Whether glued to a hedgehog's spines or attached to a goshawk's tail, a miniature radio transmitter can reveal where an animal goes, what it does and how its body is working, without interfering with its normal behaviour.
Presented by Sean Maffett
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Presented By: Sean Maffett
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: Feedback

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: Down Your Way

(Details: Tiies 12 20 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

: The Buckingham Palace Connection

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Ted Willis

: This Little Shining Light of Mine

Shirley du Boulay visits a community for mentally-handicapped adults in South London, and finds that the handicapped have their own special gifts which make the world a richer place, if we will only learn to appreciate them. Producer DAVID WINTER

: The Other World of John Lennon

Nothing's Gonna Change Our World sang Beatle JOHN LENNON.
For Sir Geoffrey Jackson , the news of Lennon's murder brought together the two halves of a very private world.


Unknown: John Lennon.
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Jackson

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thurs 4.15 pm)

: Music toRemember

ROMAN RUDNYTSKY (piano) BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conductor EDWARD DOWNES Tchaikovsky Overture: lolanta; Concert Fantasy for piano and orchestra
Prokofiev Suite: The Love of Three Oranges BBC Manchester


Conductor: Edward Downes

: News

: Cold Comfort Farm

by STELLA GIBBONS adapted for radio in four p?rtS by ELIZABETH PROUD MUSIC TERENCE ALLBRIGHT with Patricia Gallimore 1: Flora's Rights
In which Flora Poste , she of the strong will and the slender ankle, begins her adventures.
Flora believes that unless life is tidy, one cannot even begin to enjoy it: and life at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but. TERENCE ALLBRIGHT (piano)
(cello). Directed by ian COTTERELL
(Repeated: Tues 3.1 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Flora Poste
Cello: Richard Apley
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Stella Gibbons: Elizabeth Proud
Reader: John Westbrook
Mary Smiling: Kate Binchy
Flora Poste: Patricia Gallimore
Claries Farford: David McAlister
Aunt Gwen: Pauline Letts
Angus McKnag: Alexander John
Spiritualist: Gladys Spencer
Judith Starkadder: Margaret Robertson
Reuben Starkadder: Trevor Martin
Adam Lambsbreath: Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder: Sion Probert
Amos Starkadder: John Hollis
Abbé Fausse-Maigre: Malcolm Hayes
Mark Dolour: Stephen Garlick
Elfine Starkadder: Jane Knowles

: News

: The British Seafarer

A history in 26 parts 21: The Big Port
The Big Port is a pattern as complicated as the weed and barnacles on its own wharfs: ingenuity and blind conservatism, loyalty and corruption - a narrow window on the whole wide world.
Programme consultant and presenter Sarah Palmer , Lecturer in History, Queen Mary College, University of London
Compiled and directed by MICHAEL MASON
Book (same title), £5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback, from bookshops


Readers: Robert Lang
Readers: Steve Hodson.
Readers: John Hollis
Unknown: Leonard Maguire
Unknown: Michael Shannon
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Presenter: Sarah Palmer
Directed By: Michael Mason

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated by H. Colin Davis on 12 good people of his choice.


Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: Inside Parliament

Presenter David Coss


Presenter: David Coss
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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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.

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