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: Morning Has Broken

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
Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV PETER TIMMS with a meditation for the seventh Sunday after
Pentecost: Matthew 18, vv 21-35 long wave only
7.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Peter Timms

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOliES


Presenter: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

FRANK MIDDLEMASS talks about the work of the Housing Associations
Charitable Trust in helping to house homeless people.
Donations, by cheque or PO, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Talks: Frank Middlemass

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Gregory 's Church, Bedale, North Yorkshire celebrated by THE REV KENNETH DRWIS Preacher
Readings: I Corinthians 12, vv 27-31; 13, vv 1-13; Matthew 18, vv 21-35
Hymns: Love divine (UoMR 205); Tell out my soul (100 HFT 89); Christ Is made (A&MB 620); Guide me (A 4 MR 296)
Communion Anthem: Broken for me
Organist RICHARD boyton BBC Manchester


Unknown: St Gregory
Unknown: Kenneth Drwis

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by Bob Prizeman , who meets literary critic Marilyn Butler and her political science husband, David, at their Oxford home; and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.


Introduced By: Bob Prizeman
Unknown: Marilyn Butler

: Smash of the Day

Beyond Our Ken starring Kenneth Home with Betty Marsden
Hugh Paddick.
Bill Pertwee , Kenneth Williams
(first broadcast in 1964)


Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Hugh Paddick.
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: Home-ing In

The team of Diy experts
; the Care of Buildings Exhibition at Hampton Court Palace.
With members of the exhibition's technical committee.
David HOlloway , Colin Sheffield and Tony Wilkins consider common
Problems of home maintenance arising ,cum your letters.
IR the Chair
BIllBreckon 1 roduccr
12.SS Weather:
Programme news


Unknown: David Holloway
Unknown: Colin Sheffield
Unknown: Tony Wilkins

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough dltor DEREK LEWIS
110.55 Shipping forecast •ong wave ont«


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details.- Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

A Modern Relationship by ANITA BRONSON

: The Big Meeting

David Bean looks forward to Saturday's Durham Miners' Gala, the 100th, and also back to Its great days as the world's biggest, regular, working-class demonstration. BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: News

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: Origins

In 'a series of ten programmes. Malcolm tilings explores the World of archaeology.
1: Towards an Archaeology of the Mind
Can the material remains of the past tell us anything about the ways In which ancient civilizations approached the very same problems that preoccupy us today? Reader HUGH DICKSON
Producer john knight BBC Bristol long wave only


Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: John Knight

: The Living World in China

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: News

followed by travel; programme news long wave only

: Down Your Way

(Details: Mon 11.3 om) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programmes long wave only

: News



Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Action Makes the Heart Grow Stronger

Five programmes about coronary heart disease presentedby
Dr Alan Maryon-Davif 2: Give up Smoking - Help Your ileort
Producer sabah Rowland*


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon-Davif

: In My Young Days

Six programmes of recollections of working-class childhood 60 years and more ago. selected from oral history collections throughout Britain by Stephen Humphries , with music arranged and performed by sanbra kerb, and with additionalrecordingsfrom the BBC's Sound Archives. 2: School
Producer ALAN haydock
7.0 Travel; programmes


Unknown: Stephen Humphries

: Pay Any Price


: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Monty Haltrecnt and Irene Thomas to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Monty Haltrecnt
Unknown: Irene Thomas

: Music to Remember

Haydn Trio in A (H xv 18)
Smetana Trio in G minor. Op 15 played by the HAYDN TRIO
(First broadcast on R3)

: High Street Africa Revisited

At the end of 1955, Anthony Smith mounted a small motorcycle in Capetown and rode north.
Several months and 7,000 miles later he arrived In Cairo the first time such a trip had been completed. This year he took the machtne out of storage and with his son Adam set off to retrace his path. but this time from Cairo to Capetown.
In Seldom talks, ANTHONY smith continues the story of his journey.


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News

: The King Must Die


: Weather

: News

: The Man who Wrote a Library Alone

An anniversary celebration of Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) by Michael ffinch.
With Hugh Burden as Belloc
Belloc wrote over 150 books of history, biography, fiction, poetry, Catholic polemics, travel and political theory. His predictions of the world today have proved to be remarkably accurate.
'He was, perhaps with Winston Churchill, the nearest genius I have known.' (Lady Diana Cooper)

BBC Bristol


Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: Michael Ffinch.
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Belloc Belloc
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Reginald Jebb: John Rowe
J.B. Morton: Timothy Bateson
Eleanor Jebb: June Barrie
G.K. Chesterton: Geoffrey Collins
Maurice Baring: Paul Nicholson
E.C. Bentley: Bill Wallis

: Thomas Traherne

First of six programmes The Man
After the horrors of our civil war this serene country priest emerged to write poetry about material things as no other Englishman has.
TheRevKeithClement! presents a selection of these meditations, based on Traherne's own belief that ' never was anything In the world loved too much, but many things have been loved In a false way'.
Readers Frank Duncan and Patrick Malahlde Producer PETER FIRTH BBC Bristol


Readers: Frank Duncan
Readers: Patrick Malahlde

: People of the Pacific Century

Seeds of Change
The world is split from north to south by two great oceans, the Atlantic and the Pacific. We, and the rest of the Atlantic communities, have been In recession economically, some would talk about spiritual malaise, while the people who live around the Pacific have gone from strength to strength.
Mary Goldring spent last year travelling through the region to discover why. In the first of six programmes, she describes the mixture of fear, greed and pride behind their success.
Producer TOM READ


Unknown: Mary Goldring

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an Interlude

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