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7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves:
Philip Crowe selects readings from Approaching Hoofbeats by BILLY GRAHAM.


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Philip Crowe
Unknown: Billy Graham.

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8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Winston Churchill, MP

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about a unique organisation which offers young people the challenges of discipline, fear and responsibility. Donations to: [address removed]

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9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Malpas Road Free Evangelical Church Newport, Gwent led by the Minister
Hymns (Christian Hymns): Thine be the glory (239); Jesus was slain for me (212); Yes the Redeemer rose (291); I know that my Redeemer lives (231)
Reading: I Corinthians 15, vv 1-11 (AV)
Choirmaster BILL GOULD Organist PAUL SWEETING BBC Wales


Organist: Paul Sweeting

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
. Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


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

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper - from a safe distance - looks at food and fitness and probes the curious world of competitive cookery. Producer JOHN FORSYTH


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: John Forsyth

: Smash of the Day

Steptoe and Son starring Wilfrid Brambell Harry H. Corbett Loathe Story with Graham Stark Margot Boyd
Jo Manning Wilson written and adapted for radio by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON
(First broadcast in 1976)


Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Loathe Story
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: It's Your World:[number removed]

1: Caspar Weinberger ,
US Secretary of Defense For the first time in the history of broadcasting, you can ring world leaders in a series of BBC phone-ins which will be broadcast live both at home and abroad. This week, linked to London via satellite our guest is Caspar Weinberger. In charge of the Pentagon since 1981, the Secretary of Defense will have control of over$260,000 million defence spending in the 1985 budget.
Michael Charlton in our London studio chairs the programme receiving questions from all over the world. Producers ELISABETH MARDALL for the Woman's Hour unit and DAN ZERDIN for the World Service
Lines open from 10.30 am


Unknown: Caspar Weinberger
Unknown: Caspar Weinberger.
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producers: Elisabeth Mardall
Producers: Dan Zerdin

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough including an interview with the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher , MP


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.0 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

Going On by MAUREEN O'BRIEN with Patricia Hayes as Edna Maureen O'Brien as Meggie Arthur Kelly as Dad and June Barrie as Ellen Edna rules okay! A tragi-comic story of the rich and complex relationship between an ageing tyrannical mother and the daughter who cares for her. Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Edna Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Meggie Arthur Kelly
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Ellen Edna
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin

: Dyslexia Need not be a Disaster

Sue Loftus-Brigham spent her childhood agonising because she could not learn to read, write and spell as easily as other children. She was hopelessly untidy, clumsy and the butt of her classmates. But she became a successful theatrical designer. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Heritage

Last of six programmes with Kenneth Hudson History at School
Henry VIII was a strong King with a strong sense of humour and eight wives, memorable among whom were Katherine the Arrogant, Anne of Cloves, Lady Jane Austin , and Anne Hathaway ...
... or something like that! Can we put the events of history into context and how important is it to have a sense of history? KENNETH HUDSON sets out to discover how children are being made aware of their heritage.
Producer JOHN KKIGHT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Lady Jane Austin
Unknown: Anne Hathaway
Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Producer: John Kkight

: Spring Across Europe

Last of six programmes
Presenter Michael Jordan 'May lobs' and Butterflies As the yellows and golds of kingcups and cowslips herald the arrival of May - and summer, all around painted ladies and red admirals return to the newly-emerged blooms and blossoms of Britain.


Presenter: Michael Jordan
Producer: Anne Blair

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long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston is in Dorset visiting Lyme Regis , this year celebrating the 700th anniversary of the granting of its charter by King Edward I. It's a popular seaside town, particularly attractive to those who collect fossils. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Lyme Regis
Producer: Anthony Smith

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: Soundings

Ted Harrison picks an issue from the headlines and explores the relevant moral and religious questions with people who claim to have the answers. Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Series editor JOHN NEWBURY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Persona Grata

John Ebdon talks about three humorous characters from fiction. Producer


Talks: John Ebdon
Unknown: Margaret Bradley

: Curlew in Autumn

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward Boyd

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies talks to
A. J. P. Taylor about his new book An Old Man's Diary, studies
Lena Kennedy 's latest heroine Susan, and takes a trip down memory lane with the GI brides.


Talks: Hunter Davies
Unknown: A. J. P. Taylor
Unknown: Lena Kennedy
Producer: Jan Taylor

: Letter From the Pyrenees

In the first of a series of 13 talks by BBC foreign correspondents, the BBC's Paris Correspondent
Philip Short reflects on the changing face of rural France. In a remote valley in the foothills of the Pyrenees, he finds the traditional peasant way of life is disappearing, threatened by new economic pressures. But all is not lost, and the ancient Catalan culture of the region is struggling to reassert itself. Series producer ZAREER MASANI


Unknown: Philip Short
Producer: Zareer Masani

: The Plant Hunters

In the first of three programmes
Doreen Taylor looks at the perils and pleasures of plant hunting through the experiences of collectors past and present.
North and Central America Readers JOHN SHEDDEN


Unknown: Doreen Taylor
Readers: John Shedden
Readers: Robert Trotter.
Producer: John Arnott

: Our Mutual Friend

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES
7: Meaning Mischief
"I Recollect, money makes money. Don't you be uneasy, Bella, my child.
The more I save, the more you shall have." There was a cunning look in Mr Boffin 's eyes as he said this, which seemed to cast a disagreeable illumination on the change in him, and make it morally uglier.'


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Mr Boffin
Bella Wilfer: Pippa Guard
Lizzie Hexam: Janet Maw
John Rokesmith: Michael Kitchen
Rogue Riderhood: Robert Lang
Bradley Headstone: Tom Wilkinson
Eugene Wrayburn: Michael Cochrane
Silas Wegg: Douglas Livingstone
Jenny Wren: Angela Pleasence
Mr Fledgeby: Bill Nighy
Mr Riah: Cyril Shaps
Narrator: Simon Cadell
Mr Venus: Jon Strickland
Betty Higden: Pauline Letts
Mr Dolls: David Sinclair
Mortimer Lightwood: Steve Hodson
Sophronia: Maggie McCarthy
Alfred Lammle: Brett Usher
Directed by: Jane Morgan

: News

: The World's Debate

The story of the crusades told in the words of those who lived through them by JOHN SCOTNEY
1: The Way of the Cross
The preaching of the First Crusade 1099, the long march, the rendezvous in Constantinople, the first battles with the Turks and the siege of the Holy City.
Music by PHILIP PICKETT and the NEW LONDON CONSORT with plainchant arranged by CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Scotney
Music By: Philip Pickett
Arranged By: Christopher Francis
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
William of Tyre: Cyril Cusack
Fulcher of Chartres: Michael Pennington
Anonymous chronicler: Michael Robbins
Stephen of Blois: Christian Rodska
Emperor Alexius: David March
Anna Comnena: June Barrie
Pope Urban: Jack Watson
Bohemond: Bill Wallis
Raymond of Agiles: Michael Drew
Guilbert of Nogent: Paul Nicholson
Albert of Aachen: William Eedle
Robert: Conrad Phillips

: Discoveries in Healing

Jesus called his followers to a work of healing. But what can contemporary
Christians do in response to this call? The Rev Stanley Brinkman invites listeners to join him in sharing experiences of Christian healing.
1: The Forgotten Treasure Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Brinkman
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Inside Parliament

with Noel Lewis


Unknown: Noel Lewis
Producer: Julian Coles

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