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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
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves: Robert Foxcroft selects readings from C.S. Lewis's The Business of Heaven, edited by Walter Hooper.


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft
Edited By: Walter Hooper

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8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad.
Presented by Clive Jacobs


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Judi Dench

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the importance of playgroups for the under-5s, and the good start in life they provide.
Donations: [address removed]

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9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Parish Communion from St Mary's Parish Church,
Celebrant and Preacher
THE REV TREVOR PARK, Vicar of St Mary's
Hymns: The Lord's day (hft 116); Risen with Christ (HFT 95): Jesus lives! (A&MR 140); 0 most merciful! (A&MR 410): 0 my Saviour (A&MR 360)
Readings: I Corinthians 15, vv 53-58: John 6, vv 32-40 Organist HENRY HALL BBC Manchester

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
. Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

with Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour unit

: Smash of the Day

Steptoe and Son starring Wilfrid Brambell Harry H. Corbett Men of Property with Norman Bird Jeanne Cook
Michael McClain written and adapted for radio by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON
(First broadcast in 1974)


Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Jeanne Cook
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The Food Programme

Yoghurt has been good for us as a way of storing milk since the days before the fridge. But in recent years, adding sugar, colour and flavour has made it good for business too.
Derek Cooper reports on the commercial brand and the traditional product. Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Scotland where members of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural
Society put their questions to Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester


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

: Afternoon Theatre

Caiaphas the Priest by JOSEF BOR translated and adapted by CAREY HARRISON with and An interpretation of Christ's trial seen through the eyes of Caiaphas the High Priest. Forced to fill a crucifixion quota, he finds himself obliged to choose between a Jewish nationalist freedom fighter and the latest self-proclaimed Messiah.
Members of the Great Council of the Temple:
A serious play, treating
Christianity with reverence.


Unknown: Josef Bor
Adapted By: Carey Harrison
Directed By: John Theocharis
Caiaphas: Lee Montague
Pontius Pilate: Anthony Bate
Judas Iscariot: Sean Barrett
Woman: Maureen O'Brien
Corporal: Peter Baldwin
Barabas: Stanley Lebor
Enom: William Eedle
Ariel: Philip Voss
Aeneas: Godfrey Kenton
Boaz: Anthony Newlands
Gerson: Peter Welch
Achiman: Martin Friend
Jabin: John Church
Servant: Michael McStay
Legionary: Gordon Dulieu

: Heritage

Six programmes with Kenneth Hudson
5: The Country House The country house is arguably the greatest contribution Britain has made to the visual arts.
But it is an art form that has disappeared since such great houses can never be built today. How are we preserving them and providing a greater understanding of the times in which they were created?
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson

: Spring Across Europe

The Insects are Coming! As squadrons of butterflies, bugs and beetles begin their migration across Europe, Michael Jordan and a team of European naturalists track their progress to landing sites in Britain.
(Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: Melinda Barker

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: Down Your Way

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Unknown: David Hitchinson

: Soundings

The series that takes a current issue and 'sounds out' its moral and religious implications.
Radio I DJ David Jensen has the first disturbing results of a survey conducted by the British Council of Churches into the beliefs of young churchgoers. Are the morals of youngsters different from the public statements of the churches they attend? How worried are church leaders that they may not be winning the hearts and minds of teenagers who turn up to church week after week? Producer JOHN FORREST Series producer JOHN NEWBURY


Unknown: David Jensen

: Archive Auction

Exploring in the Sound Archives Malcolm
Billings has found that his interest in the Nile
Valley antiquities is well represented.


Producer: Sally Lunn

: Curlew in Autumn

A thriller serial in six episodes by EDWARD BOYD with 4:Old Hansford has died. Tim Leighton has disappeared. Dr Webber has a suspicious suntan. Hardly the time, you would think, for Caiman to go poaching at
Dungrennan Bay ...
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Edward Boyd
Unknown: Tim Leighton
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Peter Caiman: David Ashton
Dunsmore: Gregor Fisher
Jenny: Stella Forge
Brill: Finlay Welsh
Scholl: Brown Derby
Dr Webber: Sandy Neilson

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies talks to
Rosie Boycott , author of a revealing autobiography, and examines the work of John Steinbeck.


Talks: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: John Steinbeck.
Producer: Anne Howells

: In Praise of God

for Easter
A meditation by VALERIE FISHER with the BBC SINGERS directed by JOHN POOLE Producer DAVID CRAIG


Unknown: Valerie Fisher
Directed By: John Poole
Producer: David Craig

: Ad Hoc Adventures

The last in a six-part series. Bob Symes , steam enthusiast and amateur cook, deserts his kitchen and sallies forth in search of leisure occupations.
All Done by Numbers.... St Stephen 's take on a novice hand-bell ringer. Producer KATE FENTON


Unknown: Bob Symes
Unknown: St Stephen
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Our Mutual Friend

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES with and 6: A Flight and a Fall '"Mr Wrayburn", said Lizzie, "I have had a bitter trial tonight, and I hope you will not think me ungrateful or mysterious, or changeable. I am neither; I am wretched. Pray remember what I said to you. Pray, pray take care.'" with MICHAEL BILTON ,


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Michael Bilton
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Colin Starkey
Unknown: Mark Straker
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Rogue Riderhood: Robert Lang
Silas Wegg: Douglas Livingstone
Mr Boffin: Michael Graham Cox
Mrs Boffin: Megs Jenkins
Bella Wilfer: Pippa Guard
John Rokesmith: Michael Kitchen
Jenny Wren: Angela Pleasence
Mr Fledgeby: Bill Nighy
Mr Riah: Cyril Shaps
Eugene Wrayburn: Michael Cochrane
Narrator: Simon Cadell
Lady Tippins: Cecile Chevrau
Mortimer Lightwood: Steve Hodson
Alfred Lammle: Brett Usher
Sophronia: Maggie McCarthy
Mr Twemlow: Timothy Bateson
Miss Abbey Potterson: Margot Boyd
Pleasant Riderhood: Carole Boyd
R W Wilfer: Hugh Dickson
Mrs Wilfer: Avril Elgar
Lavinia: Moir Leslie
Mr Venus: Jon Strickland

: News

: A Family Nation

Ian Grimble revisits the Faroe Islands


Unknown: Ian Grimble

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening Office of Compline

: Pulling the Purse Strings

Donald Milner reports from Africa on the work of Britain's overseas aid agencies: how they and their supporters are seen from the recipients' point of view.


Producer: John Forsyth

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