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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God FR CHRISTOPHER COLVEN (Matthew 13. vv 24-43) long wave only
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Sunday

A weeklv look at religious news at home and abroad. presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

DELIA SMITH appeals on behalf of St Mary
Hospice, Birmingham (reg no 503456), where terminally-ill patients receive specialist care in peaceful surroundings.
Donations preferably by crossed PO or cheque to: St Mary's Hospice
[address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather: programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Delia Smith

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Parish Mass from St Malachy's Church. Coleraine
Celebrant FR HUGH MURPHY Organist NAN DOHERTY Choirmaster
Readings: Wisdom 12 vv 13-19: Romans 8. vv 26-27; Matthew 13. vv 24-30 Ordinary of the Mass, Missa Festiva
(Christopher Walker ) Hvmns: Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren); The king of love (St
Columba): Lord of all hopefulness (Irish trad) Responsorial Psalm: In God alone is my soul at rest (Walker)
BBC Northern Ireland


Organist: Fr Hugh Murphy
Organist: Nan Doherty
Unknown: Christopher Walker

: 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 meets writers Dorothy and Ralph Hammond Innes ; and presents highlights from Woman's Hour.


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Ralph Hammond Innes

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (20)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Pat Heywood and Anthony Quinton to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thiirs 10.2 am)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Pat Heywood
Unknown: Anthony Quinton

: 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

visits Somerset where members of the Bruton and District Horticultural Society put their questions to Geoffrey Smith
Bill Sowerbutts and Chris Brickell
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Chris Brickell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

Ross by TERENCE RATTlGAN starring Michael Williams as Lawrence
WINSTON CHURCHILL Said Of him: ' I deem him one of the greatest beings alive in our time.'
He was speaking about a man called
T. E. Lawrence - better known as Lawrence of Arabia. Adapted for radio by CYNTHIA PUGHE and DEREK HODDINOTT. Directed by DEREK HODDINOTT


Unknown: Terence Rattlgan
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: T. E. Lawrence
Radio By: Cynthia Pughe
Unknown: Derek Hoddinott.
Directed By: Derek Hoddinott

: News

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: Round Europe Quiz -1981

Round 2
Switzerland v England (End of Round 1 scores: Switzerland 14½. England 141) Switzerland:
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with DrRobertSchneebeli (Director of Adult
Education for the Canton of Zurich and Dr Max Frenkel (Director of the Foundation for
Confederate Co-operation) England: Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich Question researcher CHRISTOPHER WEBB
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Dr Max Frenkel
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Christopher Webb

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife from around the world.
Presented by Peter France Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

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: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits the town of Bargoed in mid-Glamorgan. South Wales. It has a population of about
10.000 and lies in the Rhymney Valley district about ten miles north of Caerphilly.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Man 11.5 am) 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

followed by Continental Travel Information

: It Makes Me Laugh

Douglas Adams invites you to share his enjoyment in recalling the words, music and people that have tickled his sense of humour.


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: Borderlands

The last of six talks in which novelist
Joseph Hone recalls his travels last summer through Finland and Poland. Poland - Shadows
The train journey south from Warsaw, through a landscape of bullock carts and women scything the narrow strips of corn in the great fertile plains: an agricultural pattern which explains the endless bread and meat queues in Krakow - once a dream city, now full of shadows.
Producer joy HATWOOD


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: No Minister

Who are Vie Masters Nowt Hugo Young concludes his series about the Civil Service by probing the advantages and disadvantages of a radical change in the relationship between civil servants and their political masters.


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: The Victorian Way of Death

If our own time is obsessed with sex, the Victorian era was obsessed with death.
From death-bed scenes in novels to codes of mourning, from black ear trumpets and befeathered hearses to funny children's rhymes, from the Duke of Wellington's funeral to the pauper grave, Marghanita Laski examines and analyses the Victorian ' death boom
Producer MADELINE JAY Woddis on ... page 73


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Producer: Madeline Jay

: Music to Remember

LONDON BACH ORCHESTRA leader JURGEN HESS conducted by BARRY ROSE Boyce Turn thee unto me, O Lord
Arne Concerto No 1 in c Boyce Lord thou hast been our refuge


Unknown: Christopher Dearnley
Unknown: St Pauls
Leader: Jurgen Hess
Conducted By: Barry Rose
Unknown: Paul Phoenix.
Unknown: Jeremy Carpenter
Unknown: Boyce Lord

: News

: A Dance to the Music of Time

The last of six parts dramatised by FREDERICK BRADNUM from The Valley of Bones, The Soldier's Art and The Military
Philosophers, books seven, eight and nine of ANTHONY POWELL 'S sequence of 12 novels
It is now the summer of 1944 and Nicholas Jenkins has met Pamela Flitton , a young woman about whom there are many stories and much speculation. Jenkins is now Staff Captain,
Liaison, to the Belgians and Czechs, and on Colonel Finn's staff.
The Military Philosophers (2)
Title music composed by ANTONY MIALL
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Dramatised By: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Anthony Powell
Unknown: Nicholas Jenkins
Unknown: Pamela Flitton
Composed By: Antony Miall
Unknown: Carol McShane.
Unknown: Roy Fraser.
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Nicholas Jenkins: Noel Johnson
the younger Nicholas: Gareth Johnson
Jean: Jane Asher
Lady Isobel: Elizabeth Proud
Widmerpool: Brian Hewlett
Charles Stringham: Simon Cadell
Finn: Brian Haines
Duport: Michael Spice
Pennistone: Philip Sully
Field Marshal: Nigel Vlambert
Major Prasad: Garard Green
Asbjornsen: David McAlister
Der Voort: Crawford Logan
Kucherman: Nicholas Courtney
Pamela Flitton: Elizabeth Rider
Matilda Donners: Liza Flanagan
Colonel Flores: Geoffrey Matthews
Archie Gilbert: Rrian Carroll

: Weather

: News

: Coming Home

Thomas Merton (1915-67) In spite of being a Trappist monk at the Monastery of Our Lady of Gethsemane in Kentucky. Merton was a well-known writer and poet whose works were to give new meaning to the word ' religion '. It was his influential concern for contemporary social issues that were to force his Order and the Catholic Church to take seriously questions of contemporary politics, racial justice, the Vietnam struggle and nuclear armament.
Merlon immersed himself in Oriental religion and Marxist ideology trying, from his own Christian viewpoint, to improve understanding between East and West.
Written bv MONICA FURLONG Introduced bv Chris Kay. with Kenneth Nelson as Thomas Merton Producer


Unknown: Chris Kay.
Unknown: Kenneth Nelson
Unknown: Thomas Merton
Producer: David Craig

: Epilogue

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


Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: Inside Parliament

Presented by David Coss Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: David Coss
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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