6.55 Weather: programme news
7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.58 The Shape of God
DEACONESS SUELAGH BROWN (John 14. vv 15-21) long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Presenter Michael Cooke Producer ROGER hutchings BBC Manchester long wave only
The REV ROBERT GAGE appeals on behalf of St Giles Church, South Mimms. Built in 1154. £30,000 is needed for extensive restoration.
Donations, preferably by PO or cheque, to: The Rev Robert Gage , [address removed]
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8.55 Weather: programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information
bv Alistair Cooke
from Christ Church
(United Reformed and Methodist), Wickford. Essex, conducted by THE REV STANLEY HODGES Lessons (NEB): Luke 15, vv 11-24; Romans 5. vv 1-11. Hymns: (from
Congregational Praise): Morning has broken (601); Was there ever kindest shepherd (369): 0 thou who earnest from above (438): (from
Sound of Living Waters) I want to walk as a child of the light (34) Organist FRANK HUNTER
Omnibus edition. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
June Knox-Mawer talks to the pianist, songwriter and singer Gilbert O'Sullivan ; and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.
by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring
12:Treebeard of Fangorn A large knob-knuckled hand was laid on each of their shoulders, and they were twisted round gently but irresistibly. They found that they were looking up at a most extraordinary face. It belonged to a large Man-like, almost Troll-like, figure, at least 14-foot high, very sturdy, with a tall head, and hardly any neck. Whether it was clad in stuff like green and grey bark, or whether that was its hide, was difficult to say.'
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN Oliver. Episode adapted by BRIAN sibley. Directed by PENNY LEICESTER
(Repeated: Wed 10.30pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
J. R. R.
Cabbage, custard tarts and chips can all create crises for cooks.
Michael Smith invites a team of experts,
John Armstrong , Mary Berry and Margaret Travis , to answer listeners' questions on any aspect of eating and drinking. Producer GILLIAN RUSH BBC Manchester
Questions, on a postcard, to: Michael Smith , Pot Luck, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ
12.55 Weather: programme news
Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
Ken Ford invites Clay
Jones, Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell to answer questions listeners have sent in by post. BBC Manchester
Questions, on a postcard, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS2 9PX
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)
Mucky Books by CHRIS BARLAS
The story of a publishing partnership.
Clifford Boyle is interested in the intellectual tradition but can't afford to run the business without the backing of Suzanne Duma who makes a hefty profit out of publishing hard porn. Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY
7: Italy v England
Italy: Anthony Quinton (Chairman), with Professor Luigi Spaventa (economist and politician) and Francesco Russo
(journalist and London correspondent of L'Esprcsso*
England: Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer trevor HILL BBC Manchester
Listeners' questions should be sent to Round Europe Quiz, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 ISJ long wave only
Swans in the Hebrides
The elegant, white mute swans which grace our lakes and rivers are declining in numbers: the result of lead poisoning, collisions with power lines and disturbance during breeding. But in the Outer Hebrides an isolated group of swans, free of these dangers, is quite stable. Chris Spray takes Chris Lowell to see the wild swans of Uist.
(A revised repeat first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)
(Repeated: Thurs 9 30 am)
with Tom Vernon
Brian Johnston visits Montrose on the east coast of Scotland. With its busy harbour and much of its industry related to North Sea oil, it is a prosperous town, but with five miles of sandy beach, the estuaries of the rivers. North and South Esk. Montrose has plenty to offer the holidaymaker.
BBC Bristol (Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm)
5.51 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news
followed by Continental Travel Information
by ted WILLIS (4)
(Details on Wed 12.27 pm)
by RWMl'ND PITZSIMONS
' I am Houdini. I have been thrown into the bottomless sea, nailed inside a packing case weighed down with 200 pounds of lead. I have been buried alive in a grave six feet deep. I have always come back. And I will come back from the dead'.
Nobody can have risked death so often and so daringly as Houdini; nobody can have been so haunted by its shadow. His investigation into psychic phenomena led to his friendship with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a friendship which was to end for Houdini in disillusion and which brought him to the very edge of madness. with Narrator Hugh Dickson Music and special effects by DAVID HITCHINSON , BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Producer JOHN KNIGHT
(Repeated: Mon 11.5 am)
Sir Arthur Conan
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by WILFRIED BOETTCHER Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Busoni Berceuse élégiaque Mozart Symphony No 41, in c major (Jupiter) (K 551)
by STELLA GIBBONS adapted for radio in four parts by ELIZABETH PROUD 2: Amos' s Call
In which Flora discovers yet more untidiness at
Cold Comfort Farm: some of it religious! But will Flora ever meet Aunt Ada Doom - the Dominant Grandmother Theme?
(piano and harmonium) ALISON HURRY (violin) Music by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT
With PATRICIA GALLIMORE
Directed by IAN cotterell (Repeated: Tucs 3.2 pm)
Aunt Ada Doom:
A history in 26 parts 22: Unions
- in the everyday life of the sailor from the 1760s to the 1920s.
' You can organise shore people but seafarin' people are very suspicious of everything you try to organise ... '
Readers HENRY KNOWLES , CAROLE BOYD , MICHAEL SHANNON , JOHN HOLLIS ,
STEVE HODSON , ANTHONY HALL and LEONARD MAGUIRE
Programme consultant and presenter
Norman McCord ,
Professor of Social
History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Compiled and directed by MICHAEL MASON
Book (same title), £9.95 hard back., :t5.95 poperback, from bookshops
Devised and narrated by If. Colin Davis on 12 good people of his choice. 6: Francis Kilvert
Music BBC SINGERS (Spt)
Presenter David Coss
Producer PETER ROBINS
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude