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6.55 Weather; travel: programme news long wave only

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7.10 Sunday Papers long wave only
7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajnlye : for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God THE REV BARRIE ALLCOTT with a meditation for the second Sunday after
Easter: Luke 24, w 13-35
7.55 Weather: travel: programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajnlye

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer david COOMES


Presenter: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

SIR HUGH CASSON , President of the Royal Academy, talks about The
Architectural Heritage Fund. which helps to restore, and find new uses for attractive old buildings.
Donations, by cheque or PO, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson

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9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Methodist
Central Hall, Plymouth led by THE REV KEITH GARNER Preacher
13.33 (NEB)
Hymns (MHB): I bow in silence at thy feet (687); Thine be the glory (213); Saviour from sin (558);
I know that my Redeemer lives (235); Come. sinners, to the gospel feast (323)
Organist and choirmaster DAVID ROGERS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Keith Garner
Choirmaster: David Rogers

: 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

: Weekend

June Knox-Mawer meets the actor and playwright Emlyn Williams ; and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.


Unknown: Emlyn Williams

: Smash of the Day

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Twelve programmes
Fit the fourth: Arthur's companions have been suddenly confronted by something nasty. with and Prefect/Deep Thought Bang-bang/PA voice
Special effects by the BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP


Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Majikthlse/Cheer-: Jonathan Adams
' One: Ray Hassett
' 'Two': Jeremy Browne
Vroomfondel/Shooty: James Broadbent
Frankie Mouse: Peter Hawkins
Beniy Mouse: David Tate

: The Food Programme

Does fish for tea now conjure up Images of frozen crumbed fingers? As the British fishing industry flounders, Derek Cooper reports on the prospects for the return to favour of the traditional fresh product. Producer JOY BATWOOD
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

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


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Bemk Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

The Good Citizen Kyle by ALAN BERRIE with When Cormac Kyle becomes the sole police witness to a vicious political murder, subsequent harrowing events indicate that his public duty as a good citizen is at odds with his family's safety, his employer's corporate ambitionsandmanyof his fellow Irishmen s political beliefs. Directed by ROBERT COOPER


Unknown: Alan Berrie
Unknown: Cormac Kyle
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Cormac Kyle: Sean Barrett

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long wave only

: Round Britain Quiz -1983

3: Ulster v London (Round 1)
Ulster: Louis Allen (Chairman) with Dr Michael Dewar and John D. Stewart London: Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Irene Thomas , Erie Korn Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR BILL BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Dr Michael Dewar
Unknown: John D. Stewart
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Erie Korn
Unknown: Bernice Coupe
Producer: Trevor Bill

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: News

followed by travel; programme news Ions wave only

: Down Your Way

(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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: Feedback

(Details: Tues 7.50 pm)

: At the End of My Tether

Every morning, scores of thousands of people wonder how they are going to get through the day and whether it will be worth it anyhow - people with broken marriages or loss of faith; people coping with physical or mental illness, with bereavement, or the elderly, with loneliness or depression. In the third of six programmes Peter France talks to someone who has suffered and survived, and is willing to share their experience in the hope that others may also survive.
Researcher Diane Shelley
Producer Peter Firth
BBC Bristol
7.0 Travel; programme news


Presenter: Peter France
Researcher: Diane Shelley
Producer: Peter Firth

: The Curious World of ...

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thurs 4.10 pm)

: Music to Remember

Faure Sonata in d minor, for cello and piano. Op 109
Mendelssohn Sonata In D for cello and piano, Op 58


Piano: Gerald Robbins
Piano: Faure Sonata

: Coast to Coast

Ten programmes
Novelist Joseph Hone tells the story of his
African safari from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean.
3: Zaire: Wild Extremes A journey Into the Lower Congo regions, where the matchsttck children are kept alive on mice. while tire Grand Hotel offers steak.


Unknown: Joseph Hone
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: News

: Rodney Stone



Unknown: Sir Authur Conan Doyle

: Weather

: News

: Inferno Revisited

A musical play by Peter Howell inspired by Dante's Inferno, with Alec McCowen as the Guide. Inferno, Dante's powerful vision of Hell, was written in the early 14th century; but what is his Hell like today? You are taken on a guided tour.
The music was realised at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop together with the voices of Singcircle conducted by Gregory Rose and the strings of Serenata Notturna conducted by Kriss Rusmanis.
Composed and directed by Peter Howell
Producer Brian Hodgson (Listeners who have Matrix UHJ decoders can hear this programme in Surround Sound)


Written, composed and directed by: Peter Howell
Conductor: Gregory Rose
Conductor: Kriss Rusmanis
Singers: Singcircle
Musicians: Serenata Notturna
Producer: Brian Hodgson
The Guide: Alec McCowen

: There Was a Time...

Michael Austin looks at places which have been special for him and talks about the spiritual Influence they have brought into his life. 2: Monte Baldo
Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester

: Inside Parliament

Presented by Noel Lewis Producer


Presented By: Noel Lewis

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an Interlude

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