A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Prlestland
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Producer anthony PARKIN BBC Birmingham
with Norman Tozer
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Boxing, IAN DARKE reports from Las Vegas where tonight Britain's MAURICE HOPE defends his World Light-Middleweight title against WILFREDO BENITEZ. Football: the traditional Home International finale between ENGLAND and SCOTLAND takes place at Wembley - with Scottish fans banned from the match. A Radio Sport and 08 production
Introduced by Eric Tobitt with help from
NIGEL COOMBS and SUSAN MARLING. This week Breakaway looks at the cheap air fare market. How do you get the flight you want at the lowest possible cost? What are the risks involved in using a ■ bucket shop' and is there an even cheaper way of flying?
Editor IRENE MALLIS
Producer JENNY MARSHALL
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Michael Watts , of the Sunday Express, reviews the weekly magazines.
Matthew Coacly views the past week through the eyes of backbench mps. Producer ELLIE UPDALE
New Every Morning, page 34:TheSaviour died (BBC hb 497): Psalm 114; 1 Peter 1, vv 3-11 (RSV); Come, ye faithful (BBC HB 102)
with Margaret Howard
Presenter Louise Boning Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. A Financial
World Tonight production (Repeated. Mon 10.2 am)
A panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud
Derek Nimmo and John Junkin endeavour to prevent each other from talking for Just a Minute. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer david hatch
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The Rt Hon David Steel , mp, Sir Monty Finnislon Janey Buchan , MEP Lionel Daiches , QC
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The Oyster by FREDERICK HARRISON with and Every week David goes to visit his father in a geriatric ward of a hospital. Every week he pushes him around the grounds in his wheelchair. Every week his father remains silent. But then, on one of his visits, David meets Maureen ...
Directed bv PAT TRUEMAN (Repeated: Tues 11.5 am)
The BBC's Community Relations Correspondent, John Clare, looks back at the Brixton riots. What happened, why, and what can be done to stop it happening again?
A Radio News production by TIM MABY
Presenter P. J. Kavanagh Readers Hugh BURDEN and DOUGLAS leach
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
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In the second of two follow-up programmes to the Folktales series, Toni Arthur introduces tales of the natural, unnatural and supernatural, told by listeners from all over the country.
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Pete Drummond looks at some eternal pub rockers. long wave only
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David, complete with wheelchair, takes himself out to Windsor Safari Park to view the attractions there.
Dr Adrian Stokes discusses the achievements of the Disabled Drivers' Motor Club - celebrating its diamond jubilee this month - and Lord Snowdon contributes to a report collected earlier this month at the year's biggest photographic exhibition, Plioto World 81, on the possibilities photography offers disabled listeners as a hobby.
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Sir Fred Dainton, Chancellor of Sheffield University, talks to Sue MacGregor.
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Composer Edmund Rubbra celebrates his 80th birthday todav. He chooses his records and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER (Repeated- Friday 9.5 am) (Rubbra's Fifth Symphony featured in Your Concert Choice; Sun 9.5 am R3)
Music by JEREMY NICHOLAS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated- Wed 11.5 am)
The fifth in a series of plays by Terence Rattigan.
"...Could I have rewarded these services, I would not now call upon my Country; but as that has not been in my power, I leave Emma Lady Hamilton, therefore, a legacy to my King and Country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life..."
Written by Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship "Victory", in sight of the combined fleets of France and Spain, on the morning of the Battle of Trafalgar.
Adapted for Radio by Bridget Marrow
Directed by David Johnston
(Sian Phillips is in "Pal Joey" at the Albery Theatre, London, Anna Massey in "The Seagull", Royal Court Theatre, London. Michael Bryant is a NT player)
George Matcham Sr:
From the fortress of Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea, Rabbi Hugo
Gryn tells the story of a siege and reads a Jewish commander's call for mass sacrifice of life rather than surrender to the occupying power.
At 10.30 on 23 May
1941, Esmond Knight stood on the Bridge of HMS Prince of Wales. He watched the mountainous seas break off the bows of HMS Hood. The two ships, alone, without destroyer escort, were chasing the Bismark, the world's largest battleship. The Bismark was steering towards the vulnerable Atlantic convoys. The orders were to attack and sink. On 24 May, the Bismark was sighted and a bitter, blood battle began. The Hood was sunk with guns still blazing and only three survivors. The Prince of Wales, badly damaged, had to retire. ESMOND KNIGHT. 40 years on, relives that ferocious encounter.
Producer HELEN FRY
A meditation with music led by Christopher Mann BBC Bristol
Brian Johnston with some humorous moments, including the voices of CICELY COURTNEIDGE , GERARD HOFFNUNG and MAX MILLER. Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
Edward Greenfield makes his choice of recently released classical records. Producer ANDREW MUSSETT
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