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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; programme news'

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7,50 The Shape of God
THE REV FRASER SMITH With a meditation for the first Sunday after Epiphany. John 1, vv 29-34
BBC Birmingham
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Fraser Smith

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Week's Good Cause

MAGNUS PYKE appeals on behalf of the Family
Welfare Association, (reg no 264713), which works to prevent family breakdown and offers personal counselling to families and individuals needing help.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or chequc, to: The Family Welfare Association [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Mark 's Church. Bilton, Rugby
Family Communion (Alternative Service Book, Rite A) Celebrant
Readings: Ephesians 2, vv 1-10; John 1, vv 29-34 Hymns: As with gladness men of old (Dix); May the grace of Christ our
Saviour (Waltham); Come gracious Spirit, heavenly dove (Hawkhurst); Ye that know the Lord is gracious (Hyfrydol)
Anthem: 0 taste and see how gracious the Lord is (Vaughan Williams)
Organist and choirmaster PETER BOURTON
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: St Mark
Unknown: David Barker
Unknown: David Callard
Choirmaster: Peter Bourton

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Smethurst
Unknown: Diane Culverhouse
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer who talks to the Headmaster of Westminster School, Dr John Rae , and his wife, Daphne, about their life together, and her work with Mother Teresa in India; and presents highlights from Woman's Hour.


Unknown: Dr John Rae

: Smash of the Day

Another chance to hear some of the most popular comedy shows from the BBC Light Entertainment Radio department.
Hancock's Half Hour starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James
Bill Kerr. Hattie Jacques Kenneth Williams
Written by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON Producer
(First broadcast in 1957)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr.
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Wally Stott
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper 's topical guide to how our food and drink is produced, prepared, packaged and promoted.
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Susan Snailum

: 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

(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

Sarah Singing by PHILIP LATHAM with Sarah Benfield as Sarah
Stephen J. Dean as Bobby Presswood and Matthew Ryan as Max Meyer
Near death in hospital, the middle-aged
Presswood suddenly has a vision of Sarah, the woman he loved when, as a boy, he was evacuated from London during the war. And then he is back in time with her - and with Max, the German-Jewish refugee boy who was to play such a fateful part in both their lives.


Unknown: Philip Latham
Unknown: Sarah Benfield
Unknown: Bobby Presswood
Unknown: Matthew Ryan
Unknown: Max Meyer

: Talking Medicine

(Details: Wed 8.30 pm)

: News

long wave only

: Talking About Antiques

Silver, furniture, clocks, ceramics, books and paintings ... listeners' queries concerning antiques are discussed by Arthur Negus and Bernard Price. Introduced by Hugh Scully
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

A special edition with highlights from last week's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Washington DC. Presented by Jeremy Cherfas
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Elstrec and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire.
They are particularly noted for their long association with the film industry.
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

: News

: Rastafari: Black Redeemer

' The Rastafarians, their faith and their aspirations, deserve more understanding and more sympathy than they get from the British people.'
Paul Boateng , black lawyer and Greater London Councillor, examines the impact of one of the fastest-growing movements in the country.


Unknown: Paul Boateng

: Around the World in 25 Years

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics. Producer HELEN FRY


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: Music to Remember

Chopin Waltzes: in c sharp minor, Op 64, No 2; in A minor, Op 34, No 2; in G flat, Op 70, No 1; in A flat, Op 34, No 1
Liszt Sursum corda;
Nuages gris: Aux cypres dc la Villa d'Este
Bart6k Three folk songs from the County of Csiik; Nine pieces from For
Children;Sonata (1926) Rachmaninov Vocalise


Piano: Zoltan Kocsis

: News

: Tom Jones

by HENRY FIELDING (6) (Details: Tues 3.2 pm)
9.58 Weather

: News

: Good Old Greyfriars

A portrait by NORMAN LONGMATE of the famous school and its creator Frank Richards.
Reader GEOFFREY WHEELER Narrator DAVID MAHLOWE The voice of Frank Richards from the disc 1 Floreat Greyfriars ' The school song specially recorded by BOYS OF MANCHESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL Producer
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Norman Longmate
Reader: Frank Richards.
Reader: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Frank Richards

: Epilogue

The Lord's Song In a Strange Land A series of ten programmes
1: ' 0 Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the world '
A meditation on Psalm 8 by Professor Eric Wilkes of Sheffield University with Ian Tracey , organist of Liverpool Cathedral. Producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Professor Eric Wilkes
Organist: Ian Tracey

: In on the Act

Acts are passed by Parliament. But who has the ultimate power to decide what should be in them? Is it ministers, like Baroness Young; government back-benchers, like John Hannam; or opposition spokesmen, like Neil Kinnock? Does the real power lie with civil servants, like Neill Evans, or even outside Parliament with lobbyists and voluntary groups? And have new procedures in the Commons led to a shift of power?
By tracing the Education Act 1981 through all its legislative stages, Anthony Barker throws new light on the hidden process of making law.


Reporter: Anthony Barker
Interviewee: Baroness Young
Interviewee: John Hannam
Interviewee: Neil Kinnock
Interviewee: Neill Evans
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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