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7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.50 The Shape of God
DAVID WINTER looks at the characteristics of Jesus of Nazareth.
Come to the Marriage Feast
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Religious news from home and abroad
Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY
TOM STOPPARD appeals on behalf of Writers and Scholars Educational Trust (reg no 325003). which helps by bringing to light violations of free expression and providing an outlet for writers banned in their own countries for political reasons.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Writers and Scholars Educational Trust, [address removed]
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by Alistair Cooke
from First Lisburn
Presbyterian Church Conducted by THE REV GORDON GRAY
Organist and choirmaster DAVIU THOMPSON
Readings (gnb): Job 12, vv 1-6, to 13, vv 1-5; Galalians 6, vv 1-10 Hymns (cH3): All my hope on God is founded (405): 0 God of Bethel (72); When all thy mercies (150); Thy love, O God. has all mankind created (503)
Anthem: Cast thy burden upon the Lord
(Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) BBC Northern Ireland
Producer ANTON GILL
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Introduced by June Knox-Mawer . who meets Sir Harry Secombe and his brother,
The Preb Fred Secombe and presents some
Woman's Hour highlights.
A second chance to hear the ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT with 6: Across the Abyss
The starship Challenger, continuing its search for Earth, has left Zelda 5 and, with Grand Emperor Thorden on board, is heading toward the star cluster Tersus 9. Darv is certain that this is where Paradise, a planet discovered by the second generation crew, is to be found.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
Book (same title), £7.50 hardback, £ 1.65 paperback, from retailers
In 1981, at least 420-million people do not have enough to eat.
Derek Cooper examines Britain's contribution to the effort for World Food Day.
Producer JOY HATWOOD
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Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
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Ken Ford invites Bill Sowerbutts
Professor Alan Gemmell and Geoffrey Smith to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
Questions, on a postcard only, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS2 9PX
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)
The Balkan Trilogy bv OLIVIA MANNING
D'ramatised for radio bv ERIC EWENS with Anna Massey Jack Shepherd and Aubrey Woods 2' The Spoilt City
Harriet Pringle , married to a young university lecturer, Guy, finds herself in Bucharest as the storm clouds of war gather around the city.
Beyond these problems she also has to come to terms with marriage and her over-charitable husband.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
A series of ten programmes about archaeology in Britain and abroad.
7: The Auvcrgne
The place where Julius Caesar met the only military defeat in his career is an area rich in prehistory that is now being examined by joint British and French teams of archaeologists. Presented by Malcolm Billings
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBCJSristol long wave only
A magazine edition with news of wildlife from around the world.
Presented by Peter France Producer JEFFREY COHEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long ware only
Brian Johnston visits
Boston in Lincolnshire. It is a busy market town and port, with strong associations with the Pilgrim Fathers; stuffed chine is a famous local dish and Boston Stump, the local parish church, a famous landmark.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.5 am) long wave only
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Six contests between teams in London and in New York Round 1 LONDON:
Louis Allen (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich (winners of the 1981 series of Round Europe Quiz) NEW YORK:
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Brendan Gill (author and theatre critic of the New Yorker) and Shana Alexander
(journalist and author) Question researchers
BERNICE COUPE, JULIE BARTLE Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)
Narrator Clive Swift In October 1781 the British Army laid down its arms to the march
' The world turned upside down after it had been defeated bv the American rebels, helped by French soldiers, at the battle of Yorktown. When the Prime Minister, Lord
North, heard the news, he exclaimed: ' Oh God: It's all over!'
The story of this decisive battle in the American War of Independence and the political dangers faced by Britain in October 1781 are told in first-hand reports by politicians and generals, ordinary soldiers and citizens. Compiled by RICHARD MULLEN with the voices of ALAN DOWNER
CRAWFORD LOGAN PETER WHITMAN
WILLIAM ROBERTS JOHN RYE and MICHAEL SPICE
Producer ANNE WINDER
Frank Delanoy introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.
Producer BRIAN COOK
(Repeated: Thurs 4.15 pm'
MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by JAMES PAUL Elgar Symphony No 2, in e flat
(WFMT, Chicago recording)
(First broadcast on R3)
A. J. CRONIN 'S novel of pride and greed and its terrible retribution, set in a small Scottish township late lastcentury. Dramatised in five parts by MATTHEW WALTERS with Part 1
Narrator ROBERT TROTTER
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC
(Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm)
Sir John Latta:
A plain man's guide to the Christian faith in 13 parts.
4: Guilt-edged Religion
Gerald Priestland explores the murky depths of sin, guilt, evil and the devil, which have sometimes made Christianity appear the gloomiest of religions. Generations of churchgoers have repeated that they are miserable offenders with no health in them.
The BBC's Religious
Affairs Correspondent finds witnesses who agree that this emphasis has been both unchristian and deadly.
Drama by BRIAN SIBLEY Music arranged by BARRY ROSE
Researcher PATRICK FORBES Producer CHRIS REES
(Repeated: Wed 4.0 pm) Companion notes for the series, price 20p, from
Room 231 Broadcasting
House, London W1A IAA. An article by Gerald
Priestland based on this programme will appear in THE LISTENER, issue dated 15 October
A nine-part series
The Rev Stanley Brinkman reflects on his experience of private prayer. 3: When you Love
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester
Barbershop quartet and chorus singing has grown since the mid-70s from three or four clubs in Britain into the British Association of Barbershoppers with 45 clubs and over 1,200 singing members.
On the eve of the 1981 BARS Convention Kevin Morrison looked at this rapidly growing activity. talked to some of the exponents of the art and listened to their music. Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birmingham
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