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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather: programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
DAVID WINTER looks at the characteristics of Jesus of Nazareth.
Come to the Marriage Feast
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news from home and abroad
Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY


Presenter: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

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]
8.55 Weather: programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

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


Choirmaster: Daviu Thompson

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer . who meets Sir Harry Secombe and his brother,
The Preb Fred Secombe and presents some
Woman's Hour highlights.


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Sir Harry Secombe
Unknown: Fred Secombe

: Earthsearch

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


Unknown: James Follett
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Hurray
Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv: Haydn Wood
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid
Fagor: Sion Probert
Kroll: Michael Spice
Dren: John Webb

: The Food Programme

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.
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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 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
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane

: Afternoon Theatre

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


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Harriet Pringle
Directed By: John Tydeman
Harriet: Anna Massey
Guy: Jack Shepherd
Yakimov: Aubrey Woods
Clarence: John Rye
Inchcapc: Manning Wilson
Klein: Alan Dudley
Lord Pinkrose: Gerald Cross
Bella: Kate Coleridge
David Boyd: Pavid Timson
Miss Turner: Gladys Spencer
Mrs Ramsden: Betty Hardy
DobSOn: Stephen Thorne
Galpin: Hector Ross
Freddie: Vernon Joyner
TOby LUSh: Nigel Lambert
Dubedat: Anthony Daniels
Sasha: Peter Pacey

: News

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: Origins

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


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Presented By: Malcolm Billings
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Living World

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


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Jeffrey Cohen

: News

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: Down Your Way

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


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: Transatlantic Quiz

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
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Brendan Gill
Unknown: Shana Alexander
Unknown: Julie Bartle
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The World Turned Upside Down

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


Unknown: Richard Mullen
Unknown: Alan Downer
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: John Rye
Producer: Anne Winder

: Bookshelf

Frank Delanoy introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.
(Repeated: Thurs 4.15 pm'


Introduces: Frank Delanoy
Producer: Brian Cook

: Music to Remember

MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by JAMES PAUL Elgar Symphony No 2, in e flat
(WFMT, Chicago recording)
(First broadcast on R3)


Conducted By: James Paul

: News

: Hatter's Castle

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
(Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm)


Unknown: J. Cronin
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Directed By: Stewart Conn
James Brodie: Lain Cuthbertson
Mrs Brodie: Gwyneth Guthrie
Mary: June Andrews
Nessie: Jennifer Angus
Matt: Bill Paterson
Gran: Sheila Donald
Agnes: Doreen Cameron
Denis Foyle: John O'Toole
Perry: Finlay McLean
Dron: Finlay Welsh
Sir John Latta: Brown Derby

: Weather

: News

: Priestland's Progress

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
(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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Arranged By: Barry Rose
Unknown: Patrick Forbes
Producer: Chris Rees

: A Place Apart

A nine-part series
The Rev Stanley Brinkman reflects on his experience of private prayer. 3: When you Love
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Brinkman
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: And That's Barbershop!

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


Unknown: Kevin Morrison
Producer: David Welsby

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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