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: Morning Has Broken

t.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

715 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye for Asian listeners
BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God John MATTHEWS reflects on the meaning of the Eucharist.
The Body of Christ long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: God John Matthews

: News

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: Sunday Papers

long wave only

: Sunday

Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only

Contributors

Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

THE COUNTESS OF LONGFORD appeals on behalf of the Lady Margaret Hall
Settlement (reg no 207428), a social action group in South London tackling poverty and unemployment.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Lady Margaret Hall Settlement,
[address removed]
long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information

Contributors

Unknown: Lady Margaret Hall
Unknown: Lady Margaret Hall

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the American Church in London
Worship leader
THE REV BRIAN T. HARTLEY Preacher
THE REV ROBERT B. LANZT Hymns (from the United States Forces' Hymn
Book): Immortal, invisible, God only wise (49,: 0 Love, that wilt not let me go (133);
Love divine, all loves excelling (463)
Anthems: I see God
(Mencher); Wondrous love (traditional)
Reading (from the New
American Standard Bible): I John 2, vv 9-11 and 3, v 11
Organist CYNTHIA SLEEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Brian T. Hartley
Unknown: Robert B. Lanzt
Organist: Cynthia Sleeman

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by ANTON GILL Producer
WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Directed By: Anton Gill
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer, who talks to
Valerie Fitzgerald about her novel Zemindar. winner of this year
Historical Novel Prize in memory of Georgette Heyer ; and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.

Contributors

Unknown: Valerie Fitzgerald
Unknown: Georgette Heyer

: Earthsearch

A ten-part adventure serial in time and space bV JAMES FOLLETT
2 First Footprint City
The starship Challenger has returned to its solar system after a 115-year-long search for a planet suitable for colonisation. The crew discovers that the Earth has vanished and that the Moon is now journeying around the Sun in the orbit that the Earth once occupied!
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
Book (same title), £1.65 paperbacfc, £7.50 hardback, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: James Follett
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv: Haydn Wood
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid
Sentinel: Alexander John
Simon: David Bradshawe

: The Food Programme

delights in good food and drink; campaigns against the bad; analyses developments in the industry; recommends the bargains and investigates your complaints.
Presented by Derek Cooper
Producerjoy HATWOOD
12.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Cumbria, where members of the Natland and Oxenholme Village Hall put their questions to Bill Sowerbutts
Professor Alan Gemmell and Clay Jones.
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Clay Jones.

: Afternoon Theatre

The Prisoner's Wife by BILL LYONS with Angela Pleasence as Mary and Michael Graham Cox as Steve
What do you do when you lose your job? Steve blows his redundancy money on a ' character cottage ' and moves from South London to Somerset. It's a wonderful life for the kids, and the village really is a self-contained community - but perhaps a bit too self-contained for anybody's good.
Directed by JANE MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Lyons
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Michael Graham Cox
Directed By: Jane Morgan

: News

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: Origins

Series of ten programmes 3: Poland
As the nation reshapes its political future, an energetic programme of archaeology is going on in Poland to discover and preserve its past.
Town centres have been restored to their medieval grandeur, and a nationwide survey is producing a comprehensive atlas of ancient sites, out of which has come the earliest evidence for wheeled transport in Europe.
Malcolm Billings reports, accompanied by John Howell of St John's College, Oxford, a specialist in East European prehistory. Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Accompanied By: John Howell

: The Living World

Wildlife news with Peter France
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Coggeshall. The centre of an important seed-growing area, it is known to some as ' the antiques capital of Essex '. It boasts a factory that makes isinglass, an ingredient of beer and wine; a Petanque team; and it's the home of the first lady to ride in the Grand National.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.5 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Give or Take

Further adventures in the life of an unrepentant pools winner by WALLY K. DALY Also featuring with this week: Norma Ronald John Graham and Jenny Lee
Theme music by JIM PARKER Producer
JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Music By: Jim Parker
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson
Sam Baker: David Roper
his wife Annabel: Sharon Duce
Rose: Patsy Rowlands

: Showing at the Fringe

The Manchester University 'Umbrella Theatre Company' is just one of hundreds of groups that are taking part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. To the 25 students that make up the company, however, the first performances mark the culmination of weeks of hard work and frantic organisation.
Anne Brown has been following them from the time they selected their six shows, through rehearsals and the first performance of their lunchtime show. Stitches, and right up until that moment of truth when they opened The Scotsman to read their first review.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Brown
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Policing the 80s

A nine-part series in which William Woollard investigates the style and quality of law enforcement in Britain today.
8: Brixton to Toxteth
In the aftermath of this summer's riots, how can the police best maintain law and order among the disaffected communities of Britain's inner cities? Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham (Revised repeat)

Contributors

Unknown: William Woollard

: Music to Remember

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA led by ANGUS ANDERSON conducted by ANTONIO DE ALMEIDA
Lalo Overture: Le roi d'Ys
Duparc Symphonic Poem: Lénore
Bizet Symphony in c BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Angus Anderson
Conducted By: Antonio de Almeida

: News

: The Red and the Black

by STENDHAL
Translated by C. K. SCOTT MONCRIEFF
Dramatised for radio in seven parts by D. G. BRIDSON
7: The Reckoning
Julien has achieved all his dreams of glory: all but publicly declared the illegitimate son of a duke, he is in the nobility ' by courtesy ' - and a commissioned officer engaged to the daughter of a rich marquis. He is on the up-and-up, until the Marquis receives a compromising letter from one Mme de Renal ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm) (Starting next Sunday: Lost Horizon by James Hilton )

Contributors

Translated By: C. K. Scott Moncrieff
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Directed By: Brian Miller
Unknown: James Hilton
the Narrator: William Squire
Julien Sorel: Andrew Hall
Mile Mathilde: Margo Gunn
Marquis de la Mole: Cyril Shaps
Mme de Renal: Deborah Paige
Gunsmith: John Webb
Jailer: David Timson
Napoleon: Edward de Souza
Prince Korasoff: John Rye
FOUquG: Norman Eshley
Magistrate: Alan Dudley
Frilair: Nicholas Courtney
Valenod: Esmond Rideout
Père Sorel: Jerold Wells

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Edward Blishen , Antony Hopkins and Rodney Slatford in conversation with Brian Redhead Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Men of Faith and Reason

David Winter illuminates the faith and thinking of theologians and philosophers whose ideas affected subsequent generations of Christians and upon whose thought others built.
6: Soren Kierkegaard by PENELOPE WALLACE Reader Colin Semper

Contributors

Unknown: David Winter
Reader: Colin Semper

: Past Impressions

Robert Hardy presents a series of seven pictorial journeys through history, creating a kaleidoscope of British life.
6: Painting the Town
Glimpses of the ways in which the British have contrived to revel the night away down the centuries.
Recalled by OLIVE GREGG HARRY LANDIS and WILLIAM ROBERTS with SHEILA MATHEWS
CHARLES WEST
CHARLES YOUNG AND HIS
SINGERS AND MUSICIANS
Compiled by GERALD FROW Producer JOHN DYAS
(Charles West is in ' Annie ' at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hardy
Recalled By: Olive Gregg
Recalled By: Harry Landis
Recalled By: William Roberts
Unknown: Sheila Mathews
Producer: John Dyas
Unknown: Charles West

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude








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