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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 Asians BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God THE REV ROBERT YEOMANS with a meditation for the fourth Sunday after
Pentecost: John 15, vv 12-15. long wave only
7.55 Weather: travel: programme news


Unknown: Robert Yeomans

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news from home and abroad
Presenter Ted Harrison Producer DAVID COOMES


Presenter: Ted Harrison
Producer: David Coomes

: Week's Good Cause

DAVID BELLAMY talks about the National Foster Care Association and its work in providing good quality care for 120,000 children. Donations, by cheque or PO, to: [address removed]: or by Access or Barclaycard on [number removed]8.55 Weather: travel: programme news


Talks: David Bellamy
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Francis House
Unknown: Francis Street

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Community Mass from the Catholic Chaplaincy, Queen's University, Belfast
Readings (JB): Zechariah 12, vv 10-11; Galatians 3. vv 18-24; Luke 9. vv 18-24 Music of the Mass: J. P. Lecot
Hymns: Let the morn be holy (Ffolliott); Lead me. Lord (S. Wesley ); Ave
Maria (Arcadelt); Lourdes Magnificat (Decha)
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Fr Patrick Doyle.
Conductor: Thomas Cooney
Organist: Margaret McKavanagii
Unknown: S. Wesley

: 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

Introduced bv Vivien Stuart , with Foreign
Press Report and some highlights from Woman's Hour, including an interview with the Chief Executive of Spitalfields Market. Janice Lloyd.


Unknown: Vivien Stuart
Unknown: Janice Lloyd.

: Smash of the Day

Beyond Our Ken starring Kenneth Horne with Betty Marsdcn
Hugh Paddick , Bill Pertwee Kenneth Williams and THE FRASER HAYES FOUR THE BBC VARIETY
Music editor EDWIN BRADEN Announcer DOUGLAS SMITH Producer JOHN SIMMONDS (First broadcast in 1963)


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Betty Marsdcn
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Eric Merriman
Editor: Edwin Braden
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Producer: John Simmonds

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper includes The Driver File and an investigation into new techniques for food preservation.
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
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Norfolk, where members of the Cringlcford Horticultural Society put questions to Bill Suwerbutts
Dr Stefan Buczacki and Daphne Ledward
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)


Unknown: Bill Suwerbutts
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

Except the Lord dramatised by DAVID WHEELER from the novel by JOYCE CARY , with the child the young man
Except the Lord build the house, their labour is but lost that build it. So. in a poor Devon village in the 1870s. preached Tom Nimmo. farmworker and devout believer in the imminent second coming of Christ The effect of his faith upon his son. Chester. later Lord Nimmo. was profound but it was not what Tom had hoped for. Directed bv John CARDY


Dramatised By: David Wheeler
Novel By: Joyce Cary
Unknown: Tom Nimmo.
Unknown: John Cardy
the Narrator Lord Nimmo: Howard Lang
Chester: Jill Lidstone
Chester: Richard Huw
Georgina: Jane Knowles
Tom: Trevor Martin

: News

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: Round Britain Quiz 1983

12: Dublin v London (Round 2)
Dublin: Louis Allen (Chairman) with Llam de Paor , Sean White London: Gordon Clough
(Chairman) with Irene Thomas , Eric Horn Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Llam de Paor
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Horn

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am-long wave only

: News

followed by travel: programme news long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Pillochry in Tayside. famous for its Festival Theatre.
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
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Feedback

Colin Semper with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and tv. Producer MAGGIE REDFERN (Repeated: Tues 7.50 pm


Unknown: Colin Semper
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: The Common Touch: Sitcom

Last of six programmes. Gyn Freeman talks to people in tune with the taste of the public.
Situation comedy has changed a lot from I Love Lucy to Just Good Friends (the BBC's latest, now in production), but the ingredients - crazy characters, quips, muddles and conflicts - stay the same.
BBC Manchester

7.0 Travel: programme news


Presenter: Gyn Freeman
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Price of Silence

A serial in nine parts by STEPHEN BARLAY starring and with and 9: The Price
Music composed and played by ED WELCH (piano) with RON ASPERY (Sax) Directed by PETER KING
(Repeated: Wed 12.27pm) (Stuart Milligan is in ' Marilyn! ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Unknown: Stephen Barlay
Piano: Ed Welch
Directed By: Peter King
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Maxon: Ian Hendry
Jacqueline: Toby Robins
the Nachalnik: Paul Hardwick
Locke: Alan Tilvern
Nadia: Zhivlla Roche
Gloucester/Wennstrom: Nigel Graham
Reporter: Brett Usher
Stewardess: Alex Marshall
Beryov: Peter Gale
Captain,: Stuart Milligan

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thtirs 4.10 pm)

: Beecham

Timothy West as Sir Thomas Beecham was famed as much for his wit and his explosive personality as for his skill with the baton.
This play explores both the man and his music Narrator TERRY WALE With DAVID TIMSON Directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Caryl Brahms
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Directed By: Derek Hoddinott

: News

: The King Must Die

(Details : Friday 3.2 pm)

: Weather

: News

: Centre Court

On the eve of the world's premier tennis tournament. Wimbledon commentator Max Robertson takes a personal look at this changing game.
Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT (Repeated: Thurs 11.3 am) (Wimbledon 83 tomorrow at 1.45 on BBC1. and 2.0 on Radio 2>


Commentator: Max Robertson
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: The Laughing Buddha

Three programmes
David Brandon selects humorous stories from the Buddhist tradition. 2: Emphasising Spontaneity
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Brandon
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Voices Out of the Air

The BBC is, for the free mind, what Oxfam is for the hungry.
The External Services of the BBC began as the Empire Service in 1932. Over the years, they have established a reputation for accuracy and impartiality, and today they transmit programmes round the clock to 100-million regular listeners in 37 languages.
Margaret Howard tells the story of the first 50 years, with recordings from the BBC Sound
Archives, and with the voices of the programme makers and the listeners. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Howells

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast: inshore forecast

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