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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; programme news

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Anna III Ghar Samajhlye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God THE REV FRASER SMITH with a meditation for the third Sunday after
Epiphany: John 6. vv 1-14 BBC Birmingham
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Anna Iii Ghar
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

Richard TRIM appeals on behalf of North London Rescue Commando (reg no 260367), a voluntary life-saving organisation which also runs the Bow Adventure Centre for Children.
Donations, preferably by cheque or PO, to:
NLRC, [address removed]
8.55 Weather: programme news

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Allstalr Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of St George, Stockport Family Communion (ASB Rite A) celebrated by CANON C. D. BIDDELL assisted by THE REV KENNETH KENRICK Readings:
Philippians4, vv 10-13 (JB) John 6. vv 1-14 (NEB)
Introit: God by in my head (Rutter)
Hymns: 0 Holy Spirit. Lord of grace (Taills), Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol); Faithful shepherd (Pastor
Pastorum); Father. Lord of all creation (Abbot's Leigh)
Organist ROGER BRISCOE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Canon C. D. Biddell
Unknown: Kenneth Kenrick
Organist: Roger Briscoe

: The Archers

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


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

: Weekend

June Knox-Mawer visits the television presenter Sue Cook and her husband
John Williams. the classical guitarist, at home: and presents some Woman's Hour highlights.


Presenter: Sue Cook
Unknown: John Williams.

: 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 Kenneth Williams Hattle Jacques Bill Kerr
Written by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON Producer
(First broadcast in 1957)


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

: The Food Programme

at Hotchimpia 82
Derek Cooper reports from the International Hotel and Catering Exhibition.
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

Gardeners' Question Time visits Devon, where members of the Plymouth and West Devon Federation of Townswomen's Guilds put their questions to Professor Alan Gemmell, Geoffrey Smith and Don Hoyle
Questionmaster Ken Ford
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)
Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from retailers


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Afternoon Theatre: To Be a Farmer's Boy

by C.P. Taylor
with Donald McBride as Peter, Stephen Thorne as George, June Barrie as Dorothy, Maureen O'Brien as Clair
Peter and George are brothers, and even as children their apparent closeness belied the tensions between them. The play follows Peter's memories of their past as they each cope with the challenges, excitements and miseries of wresting a good life from their harsh Dartmoor farms.


Writer: C.P. Taylor
Peter: Donald McBride
George: Stephen Thorne
Dorothy: June Barrie
Clair: Maureen O'Brien

: News

long wave only

: Talking About Antiques

Silver, furniture. clocks, ceramics, books and paintings....
Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss votir questions with Hugh Scully.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking About Antiques, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR long wave only


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Hugh Scully.

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Horsham in West Sussex a thriving busy town which retains much of its old character despite a lol of modern development in recent years.
(Repeated: Afon 11.5 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; firogramme news long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smitii

: News

: Orphan Drugs

Medical scientists have discovered a drug that removes the dangerous excess iron that builds up in the bodies of some people. Unfortunately. the drug is expensive to make and the number of sufferers is small. The major drug companies argue that it would be uneconomic for them to develop and market the substance -the potentially useful drug has become a commercial ' orphan
Anthony Smith examines the question of who should be responsible for providing this and other orphan drugs.


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Producer: Deboraii Cohen

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls the people, places and happenings in a quurterof-a-ccntury of jaunting Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repealed: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about books.
( Repeated: Thurs 4.15 pm)


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Music to Remember

Lieutenant Kijé, Op 60
Dvorak Symphonic Poem: The Wild Dove, Op 110 Debussy Symphonic Suite: Printemps BBC Scotland


Conducted By: Norman Del

: News

: A Pair of Blue Eyes

by Thomas Hardy dramatised for radio in three parts by Jane Beeson
2: After their unsuccessful attempt to elope and marry in London, Elfride and Stephen part with the hope that when he is rich and successful her father will agree to the match. Elfride brokenly returns to her home only to discover that her father has secretly remarried. Her life with her new stepmother brings her into contact with Stephen's mentor, Henry Knight. Unable to talk to him about the past, she finds herself falling in love with this esteemed man of letters.
Directed by Cherry Cookson
(Repealed: Tues 3.2 pm)


Henry Knight: Jeremy Irons
Elfride: Janet Maw
Stephen: Michael Maloney
Parson Swancourt: Nigel Stock
Mrs Swancourt: Vivian Pickles
Mrs Jethway: Anna Wing
Lord Luxellian: Christopher Scott
Unity: Sheila Grant
John Smith: Alan Dudley
Author: Thomas Hardy
Adaptor: Jane Beeson
Director: Cherry Cookson

: Weather

: News

: Great Families of Britain: 2: The Princely House of Hamilton

A series of six radio portraits by Alison Plowden
Introduced by John Julius Norwich
with Robert James as the first Duke of Hamilton Tony Britton as King Charles I, James Maxwell as the second Earl of Arran
Excerpts from chronicles, letters and journals read by Geoffrey Banks, Peter Bell, Delia Corrie, Randal Herley, Paul Kermack, Leonard Maguire, David Mackail and Robert Trotter
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Writer: Alison Plowden
Presenter: John Julius Norwich
King Charles I: Tony Britton
Second Earl of Arran: James Maxwell
Reader: Geoffrey Banks
Reader: Peter Bell
Reader: Delia Corrie
Reader: Randal Herley
Reader: Paul Kermack
Reader: Leonard Maguire
Reader: David McKail
Reader: Robert Trotter
Music composed by: Richard Harvey
Theme: Nigel Hess
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Epilogue

The Lord's Song In a Strange Land
3: Except the Lord build the house, their labour is but lust that build it/
A meditation on Psalm 127 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.
Producer: David Craig

: Inside Parliament

Westminster committees at work - extracts and discussions.
Presenter Rodney Foster Producer PETER ROBINS


Presenter: Rodney Foster
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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