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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Anna Hi Ghar Samajntye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
The Rev Michael Freeman with a meditation for the third Sunday after Epiphany: John 2, vv 1-12
7.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Speaker: Michael Freeman

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news
Presenter Clive Jacobs
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Week's Good Cause

ANGELA RIPPON Jumps aboard a converted
London bus and talks about the National
Playbus Association, which provides mobile opportunities to deprived children to learn and grow.
Donations, by cheque or PO to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: St Thomas

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

An act of worship in the week of prayer for
Christian Unity from St Peter 's Church,
Newtown in Swansea led by the Vicar THE REV CHANC HAROLD WILLIAMS
Hymns: Risen Lord whose name we cherish (Hymns for Today's Church 500); Filled with the spirit's power (100 Hymns for Today 26); Be thou my vision (100 HFT 10); Thy hand 0 God hath guided (A & Standard 604)
Readings: I John 1. vv 1-4; Genesis 2, vv 4-7; John 1, vv 1-9


Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Chanc Harold Williams
Organist: Cyril Bowen
Conductor: Betty Thomas

: 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

Seven programmes about the future of radio and television, presented by George Scott. 6: Technology
Cable television and direct broadcasting by satellite are just two of the innovations that could revolutionise our listening and viewing habits. We can expect a much wider range of programmes, but will standards be compatible with what we have now? A panel of experts discuss the Implications of the technological revolution In broadcasting and invite your calls on [number removed](lines open 10.15 am). Producer ANNE BROWN


Presented By: George Scott.
Producer: Anne Brown

: The Food Programme

Must school meals always retreat before the junk food advance?
In both Britain and the United States some schoolchildren are now giving more thought to what they eat.
Derek Cooper reports Producer JOY HATWOOD
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

visits Bedfordshire
(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

Trotsky in Finland by LESTER POWELL with Derek Jacobi as Leon Trotsky
The play is based, somewhat loosely, on an episode in the life of Leon Trotsky. In October 1905 he escaped from the Russian Secret Police and went to earth in a hotel deep in the woods of South East Finland. He assumed the pseudonym of E. M. Vikentlev , a landowner reputed to be worth
93-mlllion roubles. The only other guests in the hotel were a Swedish playwright and his wife, an English actress. Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol
(Derek Jacobi is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: Lester Powell
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Leon Trotsky
Unknown: Leon Trotsky.
Unknown: E. M. Vikentlev
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Unknown: Derek Jacobi

: A Sideways Look At....

Presenter Anthony Smith Producer GEOFF DELHAN


Presenter: Anthony Smith
Producer: Geoff Delhan

: News

long wave only

: Talking About Antiques

Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss your questions with Hugh Scully.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking About Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Hugh Scully.

: The Living World

In Italy
(Details: Thurs9.30 am) long wave only

: News

followed by travel; programme news long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Horbury in West
Yorkshire - the small town where the words to the hymn ' Onward,
Christian soldiers ' were written.
He meets an eccentric printer who runs a flying club, visits an Anglican Convent which bakes communion bread for
600 parishes, and hears how railway wagons are manufactured.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.3 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Kipling's India

Kipling was a knowing young man and what he did not know at first hand he could invent to a life-like marvel from a nod, a hint or an overheard word.
Marghanita Laski , in the first of four programmes, explores the world of 19th-century India which is brought to life in the writings of Rudyard Kipling.
1: The English Civilians Readers JOHN SAMSON


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling.
Readers: John Samson
Readers: Nigel Anthony
Readers: John Rowe
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Clare Horne
Producer: Helen Fry

: Science Through the Looking Glass

Science and Wishful Thinking
This week David Jones looks at some classic heavyweight confrontations between science and political ideology: Galilean astronomy versus the church; evolution versus the church; evolution versus communism.
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland
7.0 Travel; programme news


Unknown: David Jones
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Second Holmes

Six adventures
4: The Case of the Shadowed Minister
Written by GRANT EUSTACE Producer
(Rptd: Wed 12.27 pm)


Written By: Grant Eustace
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Stamford Holmes: Peter Egan
Watson: Jeremy Nicholas
Alex Messenger: Angela Down
Mrs Waterfield: Wendy Murray
Michael: Jim Reid
Mr Belling: Stuart Organ
Mrs Belling: Miranda Forbes

: 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

Franck Symphonic Variations
Fauré Ballade, Op 19
Saint-Saens Symphony No 2. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ben Burman.
Conducted By: Brian Priestman

: News

: The Island of Sheep: 1

by John Buchan
(Details: Friday 3.2 pm)


Author: John Buchan

: Weather

: News

: The Fall of the Shah

Facing the Inevitable In November 1978, the forces opposed to the Shah of Iran were unstoppable. Even martial law had failed to stem the revolutionary tide. In Washington, the Shah's powerful
American backers were in total confusion, unable to agree on how best to save the regime. Inevitably power was handed over to a civilian government and the Shah himself was forced into exile, a broken man. In the second of two programmes. David Wheeler recalls the traumatic last moments of the Shah's rule with those who helped shape events at the time.
Producer TOM READ


Unknown: David Wheeler

: A Place Apart

Last of 13 programmes
The Rev Stanley Brlnkman reflects on his experience of private prayer. Journey's End and Beginning
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Brlnkman
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Inside Parliament

Presenter Rodney Foster Producer PETER ROBINS


Presenter: Rodney Foster
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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