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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
With THE RKV FRASER SMITH John 4. vv 19-26
BBC Birmingham
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Fraser Smith

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news from home and abroad.
Presenter Bernard Jackson Producer FRANCIS GUMLEY


Presenter: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Francis Gumley

: Week's Good Cause

C H Rolph appeals on behalf of The New Bridge (reg no 221916), which befriends offenders while they are in prison, and has an employment and advisory service for when they are released.
Donations, preferably by cheque or PO, to: C. H. Rolph ,
The New Bridge, [address removed]
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: C. H. Rolph

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

from the Central
Methodist Church, Bromley, Kent conducted by THE REV LEONARD BARNETT with the BRIDGEBUILDERS FOLK GROl'P Readings: Isaiah 61, vv 1-3 and 11; Luke 4. vv
14-30 (dramatised bv the Central Theatre Workshop) Hymns (MHB): 0 for a thousand tongues to sing (1); Hail to the Lord's anointed (245); Come, thou long-expected Jesus (242); Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (Hymns and Songs 35)
Choir anthem: God is love. his the care


Unknown: Leonard Barnett
Organist: John Harrhy

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer, who talks to Irish writer and traveller Dervla Murphy , and presents highlights from Woman's Hour.


Unknown: Dervla Murphy

: Smash of the Day

Hancock's Half Hour starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James Kenneth Williams
Hattie Jacques , Bill Kerr WALLY STOTT AND HIS


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Wally Stott
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Producer: Tom Ronald

: The Food Programme

... goes shopping and cooking on a budget.
Derek Cooper reports on value for money.
Producer joy hatwood
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Gloucestershire, where members of the Churchdown Horticultural Society put their questions to Bill Sowerbutts
Professor Alan Gemmell and Clay Jones
Questionmaster Ken Ford


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford

: Afternoon Theatre

Piracy freely dramatised by WILLIAM FOX from the novel by MICHAEL ARLEN
In the aftermath of the 1914-18 war. certain privileged, aristocratic 1 bright young things ' moved in a leisurely way between the London town house, the seat in the country, the place in Scotland and the villa on the Riviera. Virginia, wife of Lord Tarlyon, was of that company; Ivor Marlay , a well-connected author, wounded in the war, was just a hanger-on - and the reason was Virginia.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Dramatised By: William Fox
Novel By: Michael Arlen
Unknown: Ivor Marlay
Directed By: John Tydeman
Virginia: Lisa Harrow
Ivor Marlay: Gary Bond
George Tarlyon: John Rye
LoiS: Jane Knowles
Hugo Cypress: Gordon Reid
Ann Chester: Jenny Lee
Turner: John Livesey

: The Nightingale of the Wireless

Mavis Bennett captured the hearts of millions of people between the wars with her incredibly pure soprano voice. She talks of her experiences and the many now-famous people she met and worked with and includes musical illustrations taken from her extensive recorded repertoire.


Unknown: Mavis Bennett
Producer: Michael Ford

: News

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: Talking About Antiques

Your queries are discussed by Arthur Negus and Bernard Price with Hugh Scully.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: News

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: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston makes another journey Down Your Way.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.5 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast Ions wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: An Enormously Definite Person

The Life and Times of Dorothy L. Sayers
Presented by Vernon Sproxton , who describes her as ' a parson's daughter, brilliant classics scholar, school-ma'am, advertising copy-writer, yarn-spinner, amateur theologian, moralist and philosopher.' With contributions from those who knew her, including
Dr Barbara Reynolds , a close friend for many years, who completed her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy, and the dramatist James Brabazon , who knew her as a fellow church warden. The writings of DOROTHY L. SAYERS are read by VIVIAN PICKLES


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Presented By: Vernon Sproxton
Unknown: Dr Barbara Reynolds
Dramatist: James Brabazon
Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Read By: Vivian Pickles
Producer: Peter Firth

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls people, places and happenings in a quarter-of-a-century of jaunting. Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thurs 4.15 pm)

: Music to Remember

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by SEIJI OZAWA Berlioz Symphonie fantastique. Op 14
(WCRB recording from Boston Symphony transcription trust)


Conducted By: Seiji Ozawa

: News

: A Pair of Blue Eyes

by Thomas Hardy dramatised in three parts by Jane Beeson
3: Since their accidental encounter with her old love Stephen in the church, Elfride is painfully resolved to tell Henry Knight the truth about her past. Yet she cannot bring herself to do so - frightened by what she expects his reaction to be and desperate for just one more day's happiness. But her procrastination is to be her downfall....
Directed by Cherry Cookson


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

: Weather

: News

: Great Families of Britain

A series of six radio portraits by ALISON FLOWDEN 3: The Noble House of Howard
Introduced by John Julius Norwich fourth Duke of Norfolk
Excerpts from other letters and journals read by GEOFFREY BANKS, PETER BELL , KEITH CLIFFORD ,
Including an interview with George Howard of Castle Howard, York Music composed by RICHARD HARVEY
Theme by NIGEL hess Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
(Repeate(l: Fri 11.5 am) (An article based on this programme will appear in THE LISTENER dated 4 Feb)


Introduced By: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Bell
Unknown: Keith Clifford
Unknown: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Unknown: David Mahlowb
Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Composed By: Richard Harvey
Thomas Howard,: Michael Culver
Queen Elizabeth I: Daphne Oxenford
Edward Hall, the Tudor chronicler: Clive Francis

: Epilogue

The Lord's Song In a Strange Land
4: ' Yea the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day, the darfcness and light to thee are both alike.'
A meditation on Psalm 139 IAN tracey plays Howells' Psalm Prelude Set 2, No 2 Readings by ERIC WILKES Producer DAVID craig BBC Manchester

: Inside Parliament

Presenter Peter Hill
Producer PETER robins


Presenter: Peter Hill
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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