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7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 New series
Turning Over New Leaves Pamela Egan looks at and selects readings from The Killing, a new book of meditations by RICHARD HOLLOWAY


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Pamela Egan
Unknown: Richard Holloway

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8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Ted Harrison Producer DAWD COOMES


Presented By: Ted Harrison

: Week's Good Cause

BRIAN RIX talks about the work of MENCAP-The Royal Society for Mentally
Handicapped Children and Adults (reg no 222377) which provides services for people with mental handicaps, and their families.
Donations to: [address removed]


Talks: Brian Rix

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9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Family mass from St Alban's Roman Catholic Church, Chaddesden,Derby Celebrant MGR
JOHN MCLEAN Preacher FR PHILIP O'DOWD Readings (jb): Numbers 6. w 22-27; Galatians 4, w 4.7; Luke 2, w 16-21
Hymns (Celebration Hymnal): Go, tell it on the mountain (92); All that I am (11); The Virgin Mary had a baby boy (321); Hark. the herald angels sing (113)
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: John McLean
Unknown: Preacher Fr Philip O'Dowd
Unknown: Virgin Mary

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Producer WIILIAM SMETHURST Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Producer: Wiiliam Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Sue MacGregor looks back at some of the momenta from last year's Woman's Hour.

: Smash of the Day

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again
The Wonder Show starring Tim Brooke-Taylor
John Cleese
Graeme Garden David Hatch Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie Written by JOHN CLEESE , GRAEME GARDEN
Music THE DAVE l.EE GROUP Producer HUMPHREY BARCLAY (First broadcast in 1966)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Written By: John Cleese
Written By: Graeme Garden
Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Iarbey.
Unknown: David Lund
Producer: Humphrey Barclay

: The Food Programme

... transports you to the island of Puerto Rico to sample some Caribbean hospitality.
Meanwhile in the silicon valleys of California, the talking cash register is taking over at the supermarket checkout.
Presenter Derek Cooper Producer joy HATWOOD


Presenter: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

A special edition of The World This Weekend on the first day of 1984, with an extended interview with the Leader of the Opposition, The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , m:
Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Yorkshire where members of the Mirrield
Allotments and Gardens Society Ltd put their questions to Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.0 am)


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre: Blithe Spirit

A new production of Noel Coward's improbable farce
With Paul Eddington as Charles Condomine, Julia McKenzie as Ruth Condomine, Anna Massey as Elvira and Peggy Mount as Madame Arcati
The scene is the living-room of the Condomines' house in Kent
(Paul Eddington is in "Lovers Dancing" at the Albery Theatre, London; Peggy Mount is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(Broadcast on Holiday Tuesday)


Author: Noel Coward
Director: Glyn Dearman
Charles Condomine: Paul Eddington
Ruth Condomine: Julia McKenzie
Elvira: Anna Massey
Madame Arcati: Peggy Mount
Dr Bradman: Richard Pearson
Mrs Bradman: Jane Wenham
Edith: Jill Lidstone

: 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


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

Let's Hear it Again
A selection of extracts from listeners' favourite Living World and Wildlife programmes broadcast during the past year
Introduced by Peter France Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston is in Scotland visiting Crail. It's the eastern most of a string of fishing villages on the peninsula known as the Kingdom of Fife.
Producer ANTHONY smith BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Letter from Tartary

Kashgar, the most westerly city in China, was once the eastern-most bastion of Islam as well as bestriding the ancient silk road from the east. Now, after being closed to foreigners for many years, the region is opening up again and selected foreigners, among them the BBC's 'Peking
Correspondent, Stephen Jessel , have been allowed to visit the city.


Unknown: Stephen Jessel

: Nobody Stays In This House Long

This portrait of a London House and the family who've lived in it for 50 years won the Prix Italia for Radio Documentaries in 1983 with the voices of Charles and Enid-Margaret Drage and Anita Cudal.


Speaker: Charles Drage
Speaker: Enid-Margaret Drage
Speaker: Anita Cudal
Recordings by: Lloyd Silverthorne
Recordings by: Robin Spicer
Technical Presentation: Roy Fraser
Producer: Piers Plowrlght

: The Magic Carpet

A story of the R101
A serial in seven parts by DAVID BEATY
6: RlOl had left Cardington in Bedfordshire for India. Before reaching London, the aft engine had failed. The weather began worsening. The head winds were twice the speed forecast. And it was pouring with rain....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Beaty
Directed By: Brian Miller
Johnston/Leech ,: Pavel Douglas
Irwin AI: An Moore
Atherstone/Bell: Elwyn Johnson
Binks/O'Neill Buck: Phillip Manikum
Colmore/Brancker: Hubert Rees
Thomson: Esmond Hideout
Olive: Ingrid Hafner
Hunt: Rex Holdsworth
Scott/Church: John Hartoch

: Bookshelf

At the start of a new year, Hunter Daviea joins the audience at the Poetry
Olympics and asks 'is there a poetry boom?'


Unknown: Hunter Daviea

: The Music Mill?

'There's a row of buildings in Manchester going north to south which starts with Doddington's Brewery, then Strangeways Prison, Victoria Station and then us....'
The atmosphere at Chetham's School of Music is surprisingly un-rarefied. A factory farm for fledgeling virtuosi? Hardly, but the talent nurtured at Britain's only big specialist music school is nonetheless extraordinary.
Pupils and teachers present a portrait of Chet's at work. Producer KATE PENTON


Producer: Kate Penton

: Born Blind

by CYRIL HAYWARD-JONES adapted by michael daviek Read by Garard Green
Five readings about a life-long struggle for acceptance and independence.
1: A Touch of Reality
'Flowers meant nothing to me apart from the smell.....There were things called ferns whose rough leaves, rubbing against my face, filled me with a wild terror.'
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Unknown: Cyril Hayward-Jones
Adapted By: Michael Daviek

: Roderick Hudson

A new series dramatised for radio in four parts by DAVID WILLIAMSON
1: Rowland Mallet is wealthy and unfulfilled until he meets the magnificently talanted sculptor, Roderick Hudson.
Fired with enthusiasm for the work of a poor genius,
Rowland resolves to take him from his provincial New
England town to appreciate the delights of Rome.
Music composed by JOANNA MACGREGOR
Directed by JAMES RUNCIB


Unknown: David Williamson
Unknown: Rowland Mallet
Unknown: Roderick Hudson.
Composed By: Joanna MacGregor
Directed By: James Runcib
Rowland Mallet: Stuart Milligan
Roderick Hudson: James Aubrey
Mrs Hudson: Helen Horton
Mary Garland: Uza Ross
Madame Grandoni: Avril Elgar
Gloriani: Brett Usher
Cecilia: Carole Boyd
Singleton: Geoffrey Collins
Striker: William Eedle
Bessie: Moir Leslie

: News

: The Divided State

A radio portrait of Winifred Holtby


Unknown: Winifred Holtby

: Before the Ending of the Day

The office of Compline for the Feast of the Nativity from
St Church, Holborn with the eric BARNES SINGERS

: Round-Up on Capitol Hill

'This may mark the beginning of a new era in Washington some sorely needed horse-sense has finally come to Capitol Hill.'
(PRESIDENT REAGAN opening The American Cowboy Exhibition in the Library of Congress,
Washington DC)
Christopher Frayling explores the reality and the myth of the American Cowboy when he visits the largest and most remarkable collection of cowboy memorabilia, paraphernalia and artefacts ever assembled. The Exhibition is touring the United States throughout 1984.
(A repeat of a Kaleidoscope production)


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: John Powelll.

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