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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; travel; programme news long wave only

: News

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7.10 Sunday Papers long wave only
7.15 Apna HI Ghar Samajhiye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God THE REV BARRIE ALLCOTT with a meditation for the third Sunday after Easter: John 21, vv 1-14 long wave only
7.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presenter Clive Jacobs A look at religious news which this week comes from Bangor.


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Week's Good Cause

BOB graham , President of Counsel and Care for the Elderly, talks about the advisory and counselling services it provides for pensioners.
Donations, by cheque or PO, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Bob Graham

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Ararat Baptist Church. Cardiff led by the Minister THE REV ROY JENKINS Good News for the Desperate
Hymns: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (BHB, 25); The wonderous deed was thine (Pantyfedwen); I need Thee every hour (BHB 475); Love divine, all love's excelling
'BHB 595); God's spirit is in my heart (20th
Century Folk Hymnal) Readings: Psalm 143; Luke 4, vv 16-21; Il
Corinthians 12, vv 7-10 Organist


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Conductor: Arthur Williams

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

June Knox-Mawer meets fingerprint expert and part-time composer
Martin Leadbetter ; and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.


Unknown: Martin Leadbetter

: Smash of the Day

By popular request,
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Twelve programmes Fit the fifth starring
Special effects by the BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS with the assistance of JOHN LLOYD


Written By: Douglas Adams
Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Garkbit: Anthony Sharp
the Compere: Zarquon Roy Hudd
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Marvin: Stephen Moore

: The Food Programme

Food for thought, with Derek Cooper taking a consuming interest.
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

(Details; Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

A Vow of Silence by ALAN DRURY , with When Judy. a university student, makes a decision to stop speaking, her action has far-reaching consequences for her peer group that tends to live by the witty manipulation of language. Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY


Unknown: Alan Drury
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Simon: Nigel Anthony
Judy: Jessica Turner
Brian: Alex Jennings
Alan: Steve Hodson

: Bali

Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained
Since 1972 the church in Indonesia has undergone a cultural transformation. Chris Sugden sees a parable in Bali that could be interpreted elsewhere in the church.


Unknown: Chris Sugden

: News

long wave only

: Round Britain Quiz 1983

4: Scotland v London (Round 1) Scotland
Louis Allen (Chairman) with Robin Duff and Professor Douglas Gifford London
Gordon Clough
(Chairman), with Irene Thomas , Eric Korn Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester Ions wave only


Unknown: Robin Duff
Unknown: Professor Douglas Gifford
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn

: The Living World

(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: News

followed by travel; programme news long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Rhayader in Powys. It's the first town on the River Wye and with the Elan Valley reservoirs close by, the area is known as the lakeland of Wales.
Producer ANTHONY smith 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: Pauline Bushnell

: 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. In the fourth of six programmes Peter France talks to someone who has suffered and survived, and is willing to share their experience.
Researcher Diane Shelley
Producer Peter Firth
BBC Bristol
7.0 Travel; programme news


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

: The Price of Silence


: Bookshelf

(Details: Thurs 4.10 pm)

: Music to Remember

Elgar Introduction and Allegro for strings
Martinu Symphony No 6 (composed for and first performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra) (Boston Symphony Transcription Trust recording)


Conducted By: Charles Munch

: Coast to Coast

Ten programmes
4: Zaire: Up the Congo Novelist Joseph Hone makes elaborate plans for his foray into the heart of darkness. But the word is far from the deed in these parts.... (Next Sunday: ' The Volcanoes of Kivu


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: News

: The Moonstone


: Weather

: News

: Xanadu

I Ever since I left university I've always wanted to set up my own business - it's terriffic, it's really what I always wanted ' - so says Roger Walker , an ex-employee of Rank Xerox who now runs his own consultancy business.
I I think one of the most enjoyable aspects about life now is that I don't really know what I'm going to be doing in a couple of years' time ' - Peter Clarkson , picture framer, ex-Rank Xerox executive.
' The hardest decision I took last year was to go on holiday ' -
Robin Cooke-Hurle . All three men are enjoying life thanks to Xanadu. It's a redundancy scheme which replaces depression and a sense of failure, with hope and enterprise. Sonia Beesley explains how it works. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Roger Walker
Unknown: Peter Clarkson
Unknown: Robin Cooke-Hurle
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Producer: Anne Brown

: There Was a Time...

Last of three programmes Dunwich Forest
Michael Austin looks at places which have been special for him and talks about the spiritual influence they have brought into his life.
Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester

: Inside Parliament

Presenter John Sergeant Producer PETER ROBINS


Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an Interlude

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