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


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

: Open University

7.0 Music interlude
7.5 King Lear. 7.25 Literacy, Education and Society.

: Bells

7.50 Turning Over New Leaves
Paul Oestreicher reviews and selects readings from Martin Niemoller by JAMES BENTLEY.


Unknown: Paul Oestreicher
Unknown: Martin Niemoller
Unknown: James Bentley.

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Trevor Barnes Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Trevor Barnes
Producer: David Coomes

: Baroness Ewart-Biggs

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about an organisation which supports positive self-help community initiatives in some of the most difficult areas of Northern Ireland.
Donations: [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Parish Mass from the Church of St Edmund and St Frideswide, Oxford Celebrant and preacher FR PASCHAL BURUNSON
Readings: Proverbs 12, v 13 and 16-19; Psalm 85; Romans 8, vv 26-27; Matthew 13, vv 24-30
Hymns: The church of God a Kingdom is; The church's one foundation
Organist JOHN BRENNAN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Fr Paschal Burunson
Organist: John Brennan

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by DIANA CULVERHOUSE Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Diana Culverhouse
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 reflect on some of the serious issues of the past week and to smile at some others.
Today's edition includes:
Private Lives: Derek Jameson visits the Hampstead home of the former leader of the Labour Party, The Rt Hon Michael Foot , MP and his wife Jill Craigie.
A Muse with the News: The week in verse by Roger Woddis.
A Year of My Own:
Tom Robinson , musician and singer has selected 1977 - the year he stopped 'signing on' and began signing autographs.
Sunday Beef: The Rt Hon Shirley Williams ,
President of the SDP beefs about why looks are unimportant
High Noon: The Colour
Supplement's issue of the week. Showbiz Column: Man with binoculars and hidden microphone - Peter Noble.
International Exchange: A live link-up between radio stations around the world.
The Tribes of Britain: Nigel Farrell continues to infiltrate.
Plus the week's guest who has a Right to Reply


Presented By: Sarah Kennedy
Reporter: Nigel Farrell.
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Jill Craigie.
Unknown: Roger Woddis.
Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Peter Noble.
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Simon Shaw

: The World This Weekend: News

with Gordon Clough
New series


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Talkabout Gardening

Comedian Les Dawson is a man of many parts, but what of Dawson the gardener?
Clay Jones is taken on a guided tour of his garden and talks to him of his love of plants and gardening. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester


Producer: Ken Ford

: Afternoon Theatre

Campus Blues by ANDREW DAVIES with at Westchester Campus was to be one of the high points of Karl's career. Anything, after all, is a step up from Michigan State. Or is it? Learning is not something they have a lot of time for in Westchester. But the extra-curricular activities can be fun, as his wife Sally-Anne discovers.
'Campus blues' sung and performed by MITCH DALTON
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Mitch Dalton
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Karl: Garrick Hagon
Sally-Anne: Shelley Thompson
Arthur: Christopher Godwin
lecturer: Coming To England

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the BBC Sound Archives.
Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: Study on 4

4.0 Six Walks with Mike Harding This week MIKE HARDING follows a drovers' road from Erwood in Powys over the hills to Kington in Herefordshire. With him is SHIRLEY TOULSON , author of The Drovers' Roads of Wales.
4.30 Get By in French
2: Getting Accommodation Booking a room; checking in at your hotel; ordering breakfast Course writer CELIA WEBER Study booklet £1 and set of two cassettes 96.56 from booksellers or BBC Publications.
5.0 Back on Course II (Details: Friday 11.0 pm)
5.30 A Great Day Out....
5: Or Rather - 'Five Londoners Go Mad in Boulogne!'


Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Shirley Toulson

: Home-Ing In

Marjorie Lofthouse talks to members of the Parent
Teachers Association at Clent Primary School in Worcestershire about DIY and seeks professional advice from Tony Wilkins , executive editor, Do -it -Yourself magazine David Holloway , building consultant, Ideal Home magazine; Peter Harper , designer and lecturer
Producers MICHAEL FORD and DAVID WELSBY. BBC Birmingham


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: David Holloway
Unknown: Peter Harper
Producers: Michael Ford
Producers: David Welsby.

: The Living World

(Details: Tuesday 8.30 pm)

: News

: Down Your Way

(Details: Monday 11.0 am)

: News

New series

: Round Britain Quiz

A further series of the urbane quiz, described as English beyond the dreams of Wodehouse - and utterly unintelligible in which the resident London team of Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge six regional teams. This week LONDON v WALES
Fred Nicholls and Jack Jones flex their lobes on, among other things, the glittering connection between Jean-Paul Sartre and half a pound of butter
Chairmen Gordon Clough and Louis Allen
Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Persona Grata

Sue MacGregor talks about three of her favourite humorous characters from fiction. Reader PAUL WEBSTER


Talks: Sue MacGregor
Reader: Paul Webster
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The Big March

dramatised in eight parts from his novel by ALLAN PRIOR
4: The Biggest Thing Since Roots
(Details: Wednesday 12.27 pm) Stereo


Novel By: Allan Prior

: A Good Read

(Details: Thursday 4.10 pm)

: Letter from Los Angeles

On the eve of the Olympics, the BBC's New York correspondent James Cox , explores the city of the Angels where the Russians fear to tread. He finds it in many ways a lotus-land, but the lotus-eaters seem oblivious of how they're destroying their own version of the American dream. The golden Californian sunshine is all too often obscured by a purple smog, and the dream factory of Hollywood is built on the hard reality of slums like the Watts ghetto.


Unknown: James Cox

: Sir Geralnt Evans - Time Remembered

In a series of four programmes the world-famous baritone who has just retired from the world of music looks back on the people and events that have shaped his life and career. Producer MARK OWEN
(First broadcast on R Wales)


Producer: Mark Owen

: Sword of Honour

by EVELYN WAUGH dramatised in 11 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL withand
4: Nine weeks of 'flap' of alternating chaos and order.
The Halberdiers were far from the battle, but delicate nerves stretched to them from the front where the Allied armies were falling apart; each new shock carried its small painful agitation to the extremities. with PETER BALDWIN ,
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: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Tony Matthews
Unknown: Sion Probert
Unknown: Hugh Ross
Unknown: Major William Allen
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Guy Crouchback: Hugh Dickson
Apthorpe: Norman Rodway
Brigadier Ritchie-Hook: Patrick Troughton
Mr Crouchback: Carleton Hobbs
the Narrator: Hugh Burden
Major Erskine: William Eedle
Col Tickeridge: Vernon Joyner
Nameless Major: Cuve Swift
Sarum-Smith: John Bull
de Souza: Sean Arnold
Leonard: David Timson
Daisy Leonard: Carole Boyd
Brig Jameson: Hugh Sullivan

: News

: The Countryside In Summer

(Details: Friday 11.0 am)

: A New Reality

Cecil Lewis , in a scripted conversation with Joy Harrison , recalls the life and ideas of the philosopher-mystic Gurdjieff, who had a great influence on many of his contemporaries in the period between the two World Wars. 3: A vain thing


Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Unknown: Joy Harrison

: Inside Parliament

Westminster committees at work - extracts and discussions. with David Davies


Unknown: David Davies
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

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