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: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
(Priestlands Progress - plain man's journey through the Christian faith on Sunday evenings beginning 20 September. To accompany this series study notes are available at 20p each from: [address removed])
6.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

7.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis
Football: it's kick-off day and we look at some of the players and personalities likely to make their mark in the coming season.
Cricket: DON MOSEY'S reflections on the final Cornhill Test between England and Australia. Including golf, racing, show jumping and the World Rowing and Swimming
Championships. A Radio Sport and 08 production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from
NIGEL COOMBS and SUSAN MARLING. including Continental
Travel Information at 8.59 and News at 9.0


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Unknown: Susan Marling.
Producers: Jenny Marshall
Producers: Geoff Dobson

: News Stand

with John Ardagh


Unknown: John Ardagh
Producer: Mike Gilliam

: Where's the Party?

The last of a four-part series
The Liberals and the SDP The Social Democratic
Party is now five months old. The modern Liberal Party was founded more than 100 years ago. Do these two parties and their members have anything in common?
In the last of his political party profiles.
Robert Carvel talks to voluntary party activists about their organisations, their present identities and their possible futures. Researcher ROSEMARY PHILLIPSON. Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON


Talks: Robert Carvel
Unknown: Rosemary Phillipson.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 118; Awake, our souls. away, our fears: (BBC HB 300); Psalm 91. vv 1-13;
Hebrews 13, vv 1-8 (RSV); A safe stronghold our God (BBC HB 297)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: News

: Instant Sunshine and....

featuring David Barlow Peter Christie. Miles
Kington, Alan Maryon -
Davis and ... THE LONDON


Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie.
Unknown: Alan Maryon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton pit their wits, and after they've buried them take on Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer
Accompanied by COLIN SELL. Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Accompanied By: Colin Sell.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: With Great Pleasure

with Leonard Rossiter
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leonard Rossiter

: News

: Wildlife

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Steak and Microchips by GEOFFREY BEEVERS with Geoffrey Beevers as George Rosalind Adams as Barbara Judy Franklin as Jones The 21st century. The microchip has taken over, and the humans rely totally on their computers. But do the computers need the humans?
Hypercomputer JOHN LIVESEY
Zaza THERESA STREATFEILD Directed by IAN COTTERELL (Repeated: Tues 11.5 am)


Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: George Rosalind Adams
Unknown: Barbara Judy Franklin
Unknown: Hypercomputer John Livesey
Unknown: Zaza Theresa
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: Medicine Now

: Enquire Within

(Details: Thurs 11.50 am)

: Novels up to Now

Eight programmes on the novel since the war.
7: Our Man on the Spot
Anthony Curtis considers the novelist as foreign correspondent - writers who travel widely, then translate their experiences into fiction. The novels of Graham Greene , Paul Theroux and John le Carr é are discussed.
Extracts read by ELIZABETH PROUD and GAVIN CAMPBELL Producer FRANCES DONNELLY long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: John Le Carr
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Profile

Carl Dolmetsch
long wave only


Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: It'll be All Right on the Day

Once a year, Ministerley, a small village in Shropshire, puts on its party clothes for its annual show. It is now in its 105th year and caters for every taste, for the serious competitor and tile amateur. But however well-laid the plans, there is always an element of the unexpected. All anyone can hope is that ' it'll be all right on the day '.
Producer TONY SHRYANE BBC Birmingham (Shortened repeat) long wave only

: Injury Time

long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Frank Oz , creator of The Muppets.
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Frank Oz

: Stop the Week Again with Robert Robinson

The fifth of nine repeats Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Englishman Abroad

by Christopher Douglas
With Michael Cochrane, Robert Lang, Michael Kitchen and David Threlfall.

The Englishman was Douglas Jardine, Captain of England, and he went to Australia determined to destroy 'those ruddy convicts', Australia.

"I listened with great interest at the beginning and with warm praise by the end."
(Wisden Cricket Monthly).
"Welcome to a new playwright Christopher Douglas, whose first piece was outstandingly done. Do your best to get near a radio today." (The Guardian).


Writer: Christopher Douglas
Director: Jane Morgan
MCC - Douglas Jardine (Capt): Michael Cochrane
MCC - Gubby Allen: Robert East
MCC - Bob Wyatt: Haydn Wood
MCC - The Nawab of Pataudi: Sam Dastor
MCC - Harold Larwood: Michael Kitchen
MCC - Bill Voce: David Threlfall
MCC - Bill Bowes: Peter Joyce
MCC - Maurice Leyland: John Church
MCC - Pelham Warner (Manager): Robert Lang
MCC - Perrin: Patrick Barr
MCC - Higson: John Bott
Australia - Bill Woodfull (Captain): Edmund Pegge
Australia - Donald Bradman: Christopher Blake
Australia - Jack Fingleton: Nick Tate
Australia - Vic Richardson: Damon Sanders
Australia - Stan McCabe: Peter Dahlsen
Australia - Tim Wall: Graham Faulkner
Australia - Oxlade: Philip Dunbar
Australia - Jeanes: Gordon Reid
Jack Ryder: Gordon Gostelow
Allan Kippax: Michael McStay
Alf Noble: Martin Friend
Gaumont British News: Christopher Douglas
Arthur Carr (Notts Capt): Stephen Thorne
Commander O'Sullivan: Michael Spice
George V: Brian Haines

: Weather

: News

: Bob Hope

' His humour, his dress, his bearing could give you a great many clues to a kind of America that most of our novelists and poets have never really understood or wanted to understand.'
Song-and-dance man, golfer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, crony of presidents, Bob Hope at 78 is the United States' most resoundingly established comedian. In this profile, Charles Marowitz reflects on the entertainer's longevity and the America he exemplifies, in conversation with his co-star, Jane Russell ; Mel Shavelson , gag writer turned producer; Andrew Sarris. counter-culture film critic; Ward Grant , Director of Public and Media Relations for Bob Hope Enterprises; and BOB HOPE himself.
Including rare excerpts from some of the live broadcasts which made his name.
Producers LOUISE PURSLOW and CATHERINE WEARING (Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Charles Marowitz
Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Mel Shavelson
Producer: Andrew Sarris.
Unknown: Ward Grant
Producers: Louise Purslow

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by John Newbury


Unknown: John Newbury

: New Voices

Six programmes in which four young people challenge one another's opinions
5: Sex and Marriage
- A New Moralityf with Roberta Davis. Chris Irwin Caz Phillips and Pennie Taylor. In the Chair Barbara Myers


Unknown: Roberta Davis.
Unknown: Chris Irwin
Unknown: Caz Phillips
Unknown: Pennie Taylor.
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Anne Howells

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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