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: Morning Has Broken

LF only from 6.45

: Open University

6.45 An Advancement of Learning. 7.5 Music interlude.
7.25 Education Bulletin.

: News

7.10 LF Sunday Papers
7.15 LF Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

: Bells

7.50 Turning Over New
Leaves: Keith Ward reads from Immortality or Extinction? by PAUL AND LINDA BADHAM.


Unknown: Keith Ward
Unknown: Linda Badham.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Glenda Jackson

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about homeless young people in London's West End, and work being undertaken to rehabilitate them.
Donations: The Soho Project, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Parish Communion ASB Rite A from St Mary's Parish
Church, Swanage, Dorset Celebrant and preacher THE REV DAVID K. CALLARD , Rector of Swanage
Hymns (A&MR): Christ is made the sure foundation (620); 0 for a thousand tongues (196); Praise my soul, the King of heaven (365) Lessons (NEB): Acts 4, w 8-12; Luke 8, vv 41-56
Communion Motet: Ave Verum Corpus (Elgar). Communion Setting: John Rutter
Organist and choirmaster


Unknown: David K. Callard
Organist: John Rutter
Choirmaster: William Brown.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST Agricultural story editor


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

: The Colour Supplement

The glossy new Sunday magazine presented by Sarah Kennedy and reporter Nigel Farrell. One hundred minutes to catch up on some of the serious issues of the past week - and to smile at some others. Today's edition includes: Private Lives:
Nicholas Parsons visits MP Cyril Smith at home in Rochdale with his brother, Norman, and mother, Eva.
A Year Of My Own: Jessica Mitford chooses 1937 -
Coronation Year and the year she ran away from home.
Right to Reply: The Rt Hon Francis Pym MP, former
Foreign Secretary and author of Politics By Consent, answers his critics.
Sunday Beef:
Norman Painting , otherwise known as Phil Archer , beefs about people who talk 'posh'.
International Exchange: A live link between radio stations in New York at 7.0 am and Sydney at 10.0 pm with the first and last words on the week's news.
Plus Stop Press: Reports from around Britain with NIGEL FARRELL and MARTIN WAINWRIGHT with his version of the week's news.


Presented By: Sarah Kennedy
Reporter: Nigel Farrell.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Jessica Mitford
Unknown: Francis Pym
Unknown: Norman Painting
Unknown: Phil Archer
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producers: Peter Estall.
Unknown: Simon Shaw

: The WorldThis Weekend: News

with Gordon Clough


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wednesday 10.0 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

Livingstone and Sechele by DAVID POWNALL
Livingstone made only one convert in Africa, Sechele,
Chief of the Crocodile People. Turning a pagan into a shaky sort of Christian forces the missionary to re-examine his own beliefs and prejudices.
BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: David Pownall
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
David Livingstone: John Shedden
Mary Livingstone: Jennifer Piercey
Sechele: Joe Marcell
Mokokon: Shope Shodeinde

: Study on 4

4.0 Six Walks with Mike Harding Over the next six weeks mike Harding will be walking around various parts of Britain and each week he'll be joined by a guest walker. This week it's CHRISTOPHER SOMERVILLE. author of Walking Old Railways, and they'll be following a disused railway line from Sudbury to Long Melford in Suffolk which is now a footpath. Producer JUDE HOWELLS HELPLINES: page 71
4.30 The Sporting Life Prospect for Play In this final programme, DAVID ICKE chairs a discussion on some of the sporting issues raised during the series and considers the place of sport in our lives now and in the future. Producer FRANK WARWICK
5.0 Back on Course (Details: Friday 11.0 pm)
5.30 A Great Day Out.... in the Country
2: MOLLY PRICE.OWEN spends a day walking Hadrian's Wall.


Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Jude Howells
Unknown: David Icke
Producer: Frank Warwick

: Home-ing In

Marjorie Lofthouse talks to listeners about DIY topics in the studio at Pebble Mill, seeking tips and advice from the professionals:
Tony Wilkins , executive editor Do-it-Yourself magazine
David Holloway , author and building consultant to Ideal -
Home. Brian Wright , interior furnisher
Producers MICHAEL FORD and DAVID WELSBY. BBC Birmingham t HELPLINES: page 71


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: David Holloway
Unknown: Brian Wright
Producers: Michael Ford
Producers: David Welsby.

: The Living World

(Details: Tuesday 8.30 pm)

: News

: Down Your Way

(Details: Monday 11.0 am)

: News



Unknown: David Hitchinson

: Soundings

Linda Mitchell investigates the role of Christianity in Butetown, Cardiff.
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY BBC Wales


Unknown: Linda Mitchell

: Feedback

with Mary Whitehouse


Unknown: Mary Whitehouse

: The Big March

dramatised in eight parts from his novel by ALLAN PRIOR
Barry Morse as Danny Watson Judy Franklin as Alison Bowers Peter Marinker as Joe Donaghy Harry Towb as Rossi
1: Mister Television and the Lady in the Cheongsam
Danny Watson , megastar of the American chat-show scene, suddenly clashes with his cool English guest Alison Bowers. But this is only a deceptively mild prelude to a terrifying sequence of events that drag both them and us into a greater confrontation that promises to destroy the whole fabric of society as we know it.
(Repeated: Wednesday 12.27 pm) (Harry Towb is in 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre, London) Stereo


Novel By: Allan Prior
Novel By: Barry Morse
Unknown: Danny Watson
Unknown: Judy Franklin
Unknown: Alison Bowers
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Joe Donaghy
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Danny Watson
Unknown: Alison Bowers.
Directed By: David Johnston
Unknown: Harry Towb
Silver: Blain Fairman
Elaine Watson: Maggie McCarthy
Ginny Sims: Helena Breck
Janey: Helen Atkinson-Wood

: A Good Read

(Details: Thursday 4.10 pm)

: Letter from Mandalay

The BBC's South-east Asia Correspondent Bob Jobbins takes the road to the Burmese city immortalised by Kipling and finds that the former royal capital is now a thriving commercial centre. On the way, he has a rare glimpse of some of the other glories of Burma's rich past, and of modern life in one of the world's most isolated countries.


Unknown: Bob Jobbins

: When Shall We beQuite Alone?

The two 'Ladies of Llangollen' were rumoured to be suffragettes or spies or men dressed as women. Yet when Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby eloped in 1778, they only wanted to live together in retirement from the world. Elizabeth Mavor visits the home of the ladies to uncover the secrets of a unique relationship.


Unknown: Eleanor Butler
Unknown: Sarah Ponsonby
Unknown: Elizabeth Mavor
Written By: Jane Dauncey
Producer: Adrian Mourby

: Sword of Honour

by EVELYN WAUGH dramatised in 11 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL with Hugh Dickson as Guy Crouchback
Norman Rodway as Apthorpe Carleton Hobbs as Mr Crouchback
Patrick Troughton as Brigadier Ritchie-Hook Jennifer Hilary as Virginia Troy
Hugh Burden as the Narrator 1: 'I sought to give a description of the Second World War as it was seen and experienced by a single uncharacteristic Englishman, and to show its effect on him.' with PETER BALDWIN.
Waugh's particular mixture of irony and farce is caught exactly.... (THE GUARDIAN) Title music played by the BAND OF THE ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT Director of Music
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Guy Crouchback
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Apthorpe Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Mr Crouchback
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: Ritchie-Hook Jennifer Hilary
Unknown: Virginia Troy
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Peter Baldwin.
Unknown: Alan Dudley.
Unknown: Brian Haines.
Unknown: Carole Boyd.
Unknown: Betty Huntleywricht
Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan
Music: Major William Allen
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Maj Tickeridge: Vernon Joyner
Trimmer: Nigel Anthony
Leonard: David Timson
Sarum-Smith: John Bull
Tommy Blackhouse: Stephen Thorne
Ian Kilbannock: Philip Bond
Uncle Peregrine: Geoffrey Bayldon
Arthur Box-Bender: Jeffrey Segal
Angela: Diana Olsson
Tony: Paul Gregory

: News

: God Without Christ

Why do people move from one religious commitment to another? Bernard Jackson talks with a Greek Orthodox pop singer who has become a Muslim; an architect who, with his family, has become a devout Hindu; an occupational therapist who has taken vows as a Buddhist nun, and a Christian who undertook the full yoke of the Jewish law on marriage.


Talks: Bernard Jackson
Producer: David Craig

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late Office of Compline sung by a section of the BBC SINGERS.

: Inside Parliament

with John Harrison Producer PETER ROBINS


Unknown: John Harrison
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

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