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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
7.58 The Shape of God
DEACONESS SUELAGH BROWN (John 14. vv 15-21) long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Suelagh 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

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]
Long wave only
8.55 Weather: programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Robert Gage
Unknown: Robert Gage

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

bv Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

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


Organist: Frank Hunter

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

June Knox-Mawer talks to the pianist, songwriter and singer Gilbert O'Sullivan ; and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.


Singer: Gilbert O'Sullivan

: The Lord of the Rings

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)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver.
Adapted By: Brian Sibley.
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Gollum: Peter Woodthorpe
Sam: William Nighy
Legolas: David Collings
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Merry: Richard O'Callaghaa
Pippin: John McAndrew
Treebeard: Stephen Thorne
the Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: Pot Luck

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


Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: John Armstrong
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Margaret Travis
Unknown: Michael Smith

: 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

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)


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane

: Afternoon Theatre

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
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Chris Barlas
Unknown: Clifford Boyle
Unknown: Suzanne Duma
Directed By: Alfred Bradley

: News

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: Round Europe Quiz -1981

Round One
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


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Professor Luigi Spaventa
Unknown: Francesco Russo
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich

: The Living World

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)

: Feedback

with Tom Vernon


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Down Your Way

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


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony smith

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: The Buckingham Palace Connection

by ted WILLIS (4)
(Details on Wed 12.27 pm)

: Death and the Magician

' 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)


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Narrator: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: David Hitchinson
Producer: John Knight
Houdini: Lee Montague
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: James Grout
Houdini: Miriam Margolyes

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Music to Remember

Busoni Berceuse élégiaque Mozart Symphony No 41, in c major (Jupiter) (K 551)
BBC Manchester


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Wilfried Boettcher

: News

: Cold Comfort Farm

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
Directed by IAN cotterell (Repeated: Tucs 3.2 pm)


Piano: Terence Allbrigiit
Music By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Stella Gibbons: Elizabeth Proud
Reader: John Westbrook
Flora Poste: Patricia Gallimore
Meriam: Amanda Murray
Mrs Beetle: Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Murther: Diana Bishop
Reuben Starkadder: Trevor Martin
Adam Lambsbreath: Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder: Sion Probert
Amos Starkadder: John Hollis
Waitress: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Mr Mybug: Michael Spice
Aunt Ada Doom: Fabia Drake

: Weather

: News

: The British Seafarer

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 ... '
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


Readers: Henry Knowles
Readers: Carole Boyd
Readers: Michael Shannon
Readers: John Hollis
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Leonard Maguire
Unknown: Norman McCord
Directed By: Michael Mason

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated by If. Colin Davis on 12 good people of his choice. 6: Francis Kilvert


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Francis Kilvert

: Inside Parliament

Presenter David Coss


Presenter: David Coss
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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