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: Morning Has Broken

J.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar
Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
The Rev Michael Freeman with a meditation for the second Sunday after Epiphany: Mark 1, vv 14-20
7.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Speaker: Rev. Michael Freeman

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8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday Religious news

Presented by Clive Jacob, Producer David Coomes


Presenter: Clive Jacob
Producer: David Coomes

: Week's Good Cause

PAUL DANIELS talks about the Leukaemia Society which helps families with a sufferer from leukaemia, enabling them to holiday in their modern caravans.
Donations by cheque or PO to: [address removed]g.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Talks: Paul Daniels

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1.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Trinity Church in the Reddltch Ecumenical Centre. Conducted by THE REV FRANC GODFREY preacher
THE REV DAVID MARSDEN Hymns (Methodist hb): Let all the world in every corner sing (5); Jesus calls us! (157);
0 thou who earnest from above (386); For the might of tMne arm we bless thee (715)
Readings: Jeremiah 1. vv 4.10; Markl, vv 14-20 Organist GRAHAM MOSELEY BBC Birmingham


Unknown: David Marsden
Organist: Graham Moseley

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Broadcasting Tomorrow: 5: Television for the 90s

A series of seven programmes about the future of radio and television, presented by George Scott.
On the eve of the launch for breakfast television, George Scott invites Aubrey Singer, Managing Director of BBC Television, to look ahead to the kind of programmes we might expect to see in the next ten years.
Listeners are offered the opportunity of making their comments on the phone-in number [number removed] and the lines are open from 10.15 am.
See feature: page 3


Presenter: George Scott
Contributor: Aubrey Singer
Producer: Jock Gallagher

: The Food Programme

Seasonal fare. as Derek Cooper digests this week's stories from the world on your table: in The Driver me, Christopher Driver goes in search of tripe. Producer JOY hatwood
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Christopher Driver

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

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: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

Barnsdale Wake
A ballad play of the life and times of Robin Hood by DAVID BUCK
Music by JIM PARKER with Denis Qullley Julian Glover
David Timson. John BolUs and Bernard Hill
In the heart of an English forest. King Richard I is encamped with a group of soldiers, prior to moving against a hunted enemv. To entertain his men, he orders two of his ballad singers to recount the tales and legends of Robin Hood. Directed by MARTIN JENKINS


Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: David Buck
Music By: Jim Parker
Unknown: Denis Qullley
Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: David Timson.
Unknown: Robin Hood.
Directed By: Martin Jenkins

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: Talking About Antiques

Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss vour questions with Hugh Scully.
Producer sarah PITT RBC Bristol Questions to:
Talking About Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: Hugh Scully.

: The Living World

A magazine- edition with news of what's happening to wildlife and the countryside.
Presented by Peter France Producer velinda BARKER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Presented By: Peter France

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followed by travel; programme news long wave only

: Down Your Way

Rye. East Sussex
(Details: Mon 11.3 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news long wave only

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Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Take 300 Swans....

The extravagances of Elizabethan entertaining inspired Roger Worsley to do a little research into the finer points of 16thcenturycuisine.The result is a banquet prepared according to the recipes of the day. Hisneighboursin PembroKeshire,
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas and Professor Brian Morris loin him for the feast.


Unknown: Roger Worsley
Unknown: Professor Brian Morris
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Science Through the Looking Glass

Mad Inventors
The inventor is eccentric, absent-minded, forgetful and pursues Irrelevant ideas with utter fixation; he is a stock character In English humour yet all progress depends on him. So why do we need to make him a buffoon, such a figure of fun? Do we thereby discourage children from becoming Inventors? Is that why the British economy Is doing so badly?
David Jones looks at mad and not-so-mad inventors to find the answer.
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland
7.0 Travel; programme news


Unknown: David Jones
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Second Holmes

A series of six light-hearted adventures starring Peter Egan as Stamford Holmes and Jeremy Nicholas as Watson
3: The Case of the Reading Undertaker
Written by GRANT EUSTACE Producer
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Stamford Holmes
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Written By: Grant Eustace
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Insp Fowler: James Kerry
General: Ronald Baddiley
Lamson: Hugh Dickson
Janet Durham: Madi Bedd
Simon Durham: Stuart Organ

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney presents the magazine programme for browsers and bookworms.
(Repeated: Thurs 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Anne Howells

: Music to Remember

Ravel Concerto for Left Hand
Brahms Symphony No 3, in p
BBC Wales


Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Piano: Dennis Lee

: News

: Reuben's Oath

or "Seven Good Men and True at Cold Comfort Farm"
The second of two plays for radio by Elizabeth Proud based on "Conference at Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbons
Irritated by International Thinkers and Bewildered by Broadcasters as she is, can Flora save the Farm? And What about the Well?
(Repeated: Fri 3.2 pm)
(Starting next Sunday: "The Island of Sheep" by John Buchan )
9.58 Weather


Writer: Elizabeth Proud
From a novel by: Stella Gibbons
Director: Ian Cotterell
Flora: Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons: Elizabeth Proud
Charles: David McAlister
Letty: Frances Jeater
Spiv: Sion Probert
Nancy: Christine Absalom
Mr Mybug: Michael Spice
Smith: Hugh Dickson
Willian: Rosalind Adams
Mrs Thump: Sheila Steafel
Sage: Stephen Thorne
Urk: Peter Tuddenham
Reuben: Trevor Martin
Jane: Rosalind Adams
Amos: John Hollis
Aunt Ada: Fabia Drake
Micah: Ronald Baddiley
Harkaway: David Gooderson
Mark Dolour: Timothy Bateson
Luke: Nigel Graham
Adam: Cyril Shaps
Torquil: Simon Hewitt
Elfine: Jane Knowles
Charley: Jill Lidstone
Mary Smiling: Kate Binchy
Susannah Simons: Herself
John Timpson: Himself
John Tusa: Himself

: News

: The Fall of the Shah

1: Thinkirg the Unthinkable
Muhammad Reza Pahlavl , Shah of Iian, appeared secure on his Peacock
Throne at the beginning of 1978. In Washington and Tehran few people took seriously the danger signs that all was not well with his country.
Yet within 12 months, the Shah, one of the world's most powerful autocrats, was in exile, overthrown by the forces of a remarkable popular revolution.
In the first of two programmes. David Wheeler recalls the dramatic events that forced people to ' think the unthinkable '.
Producer TOM READ


Unknown: Muhammad Reza Pahlavl
Unknown: David Wheeler

: A Place Apart

A series of 13 programmes
The Rev Stanley Brinkman reflects on his experience of private prayer. 12: The Plain
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Brinkman
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Wren -The Man and His Works

Professor Kerry Downes looks at Sir Christopher Wren 's life and work. The Great Fire of 1666 gave Wren unprecedented opportunities to transform London with 52 parish churches and St Paul 's. Taking part in the programme are Sir John Summerson. Howard Colvin , Peter Curnow
Juliet Allan. Donald Insall The Rev Dr Chad Varah Producer ROGER CLARK


Unknown: Professor Kerry Downes
Unknown: Sir Christopher Wren
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Sir John Summerson.
Unknown: Howard Colvin
Unknown: Peter Curnow
Unknown: Juliet Allan.
Unknown: Dr Chad Varah
Producer: Roger Clark

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Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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