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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A musical start to your
Sunday listening-selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford. Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey
Unknown: Michael Ford.

: Open University

7.0 Music interlude
7.5 Origins of the Nation State
7.25 Education Bulletin

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers
7.15 LW Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

: Bells

Turning Over New Leaves John Harriott reviews
Getting to Know the General, the Story of an Involvement by GRAHAM GREENE


Unknown: John Harriott
Unknown: Graham Greene

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad.
Presented by CUve Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Cuve Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Emlyn Hughes

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about a residential college offering training facilities for physically handicapped people from throughout the UK.
Donations: Portland Training
College for the Disabled,[address removed]


Unknown: Harlow Wood

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast conducted by THE REV DAVID LAPSLEY
Organist and Choirmaster GARRY RODWAY
Readings: Psalm 14, vv 1-7 (AV); I Corinthians 1, vv 18-31 (NEB); Luke 10, vv 21-24 (NEB)
Hymns (CH 3): Christ is made the sure foundation (10); 0 thou who earnest from above
(110); Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious (289); Ye servants of God, your master proclaim (372) Anthem: 0 be joyful in the Lord (Martin Shaw ) BBC Northern Ireland


Organist: David Lapsley
Choirmaster: Garry Rodway
Unknown: Martin Shaw

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


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

: Weekend

Helen Atkinson Wood and Jenni Mills go out in search of the Great British Sunday.
Produced by VANESSA HARRISON for the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Jenni Mills
Produced By: Vanessa Harrison

: Poles Apart

The first of six programmes in which individuals of strong, controversial opinion confront those people who most vigorously oppose them.
1: Are Our Schools Racist?
Ray Honeyford is headmaster of a multi-ethnic school in Bradford, but he believes that 'multi-cultural' education policies are undermining standards and creating more racial tensions than they dispel. He's been bitterly attacked for publishing his views and today he confronts teachers, parents and community leaders in Manchester where the education authority is about to introduce even stronger measures to combat the racism which they claim pervades our schools.


Unknown: Ray Honeyford
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Producers: Lyn Webster

: All Sorts Of....

liquorice, licorice, lik a-ris, n. A papilionaceous plant of the Mediterranean; Asia and Pontefract. Root used in manufacture of cosmetics, bread, cigarettes, mushrooms, insulating board, fire extinguishers - and sweeties. Cures: ulcers; bad breath; (poss) herpes. (Can be addictive)
Contemporary usage investigated by: Andy Price
Producer ANGELA HIND (Revised repeat)

: The World This Weekend: News

with Gordon Clough


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits London where members of the Totteridge Garden Club and Horticultural Society put their questions to
Geoffrey Smith Alan Mason
Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster LES COTTINGTON BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wednesday 10.0 am)


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Alan Mason
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Les Cottington

: The Afternoon Play

Trotsky Was My Father by BERNARD KOPS with Doreen Mantle as Sonia John Bennett as Leo Wolfe Morris as Max
A widowed Jewish woman, tired of life and love, builds a fantasy world in which her mother was the mistress of Trotsky.
While staying in a bizarre boarding house in a dreadful seaside resort, her fantasy world begins to catch up with her.
Stereo John Bennett is in On Your Toes at the Palace Theatre, London.


Unknown: Bernard Kops
Unknown: Doreen Mantle
Unknown: Sonia John Bennett
Unknown: Leo Wolfe Morris
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Unknown: John Bennett

: Study on 4

4.30 Get By In Italian
4: Getting somewhere to stay
5.0 A vous la France! (Details: Wednesday 11.0pm)
5.30 Por Aqui (Details: Friday 11.30 pm)


Unknown: Margaret Korving

: A Room of One's Own

Frances Donnelly talks to
Canada's well-known novelist ; and poet Margaret Atwood and to Nigeria's most prolific ° writer, Buchi Emecheta. Reader SHOPE SHODEINDE Producer JUDE HOWELLS


Talks: Frances Donnelly
Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Reader: Shope Shodeinde
Producer: Jude Howells

: The Living World

(Details: Tuesday 8.30 pm)

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Winchester. This cathedral city with its famous pjiblic school, was once the capital of England. It is the home of the Royal Green Jackets and Britain's oldest charity, but it's not without its industry, including the making of top quality chocolates.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Monday 11.0 am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Round Britain Quiz

The resident London team of Eric Kom and Irene Thomas battle with Patrick Nuttgens and Paddy Fitzpatrick
Chairmen Gordon Clough. Louis Allen
Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: Paddy Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Bernice Coupe
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Feedback

Colin Semper airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
Send them to
Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Death May Surprise Us

(Details: Wednesday 12.27 pm) Stereo

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies opens the covers of the first volume of the new series.
Chapter headings include
Frederick Forsyth on decoding the mysteries of The Fourth
Protocol and Peter Ackroyd in the world of T. S. Eliot.
(Repeated: Thursday 4.10 pm)
●FEATURE: page 84


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: T. S. Eliot.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Lady Lazarus

An Elizabethan farmhouse in Devon - a girl in a blue dress - a series of unanswered questions.
The poet Vernon Scannell tells the story of a strange meeting in the summer of 1975. Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Vernon Scannell

: All Good Gifts

A celebration of the harvests of the earth in words and music introduced by Jeremy Carrad
Producer DAVID CRAIG Stereo


Introduced By: Jeremy Carrad
Producer: David Craig

: Masters' India

An 18-part serialisation of JOHN MASTERS' saga of the Savage family spanning the years 1825-1946.
Book One: The Deceivers dramatised in five parts by DAVID WADE
1: The Grave at Bhadora
Mutilated bodies in a shallow grave, the strangler's mark clear on the necks. It is 1825, the English circle is small and thin - beyond it the old gods rule. Kali's hand truly lies over all India.
Music specially composed by MALCOLM CLARKE of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
(Repeated: Friday 3.0 pm) Stereo
9 FEATURE: page 16


Unknown: David Wade
Unknown: Vincent Ebrahim
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy
Composed By: Malcolm Clarke
Directed By: Penny Leicester
William Savage: David Couings
Mary: Karen Archer
Mr Wilson: Terence Alexander
Chandra Sen: Saeed Jaffrey
George Angelsmith: Steve Hodson
Hussein: Nlzwar Karanj
Yasin Khan: Sumar Khan
Widow at Kahari: Rita Wolf
Sikh: Renu Setna
Merchant: Raad Rawi
Sher Dil: Tony Wredden
Ferryman: Badi Uzzaman
The Rev Matthias: William Eedle

: News

: Community in Crisis

Eleven years ago a day trip from Bristol to Switzerland ended in a plane crash which killed 108 passengers, the majority of them from a scattering of West Country villages.
Margaret Percy analyses the resourcefulness and courage shown by the twin villages of Cheddar and Axbridge who chose to cope alone.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: Late Night Conversations

Rosemary Hartill talks to
Rosemary Reuther. Professor of Theology and Catholic feminist, about the Church, the women's movement and her hopes for change. Producer JULIA BROSNAN


Talks: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Rosemary Reuther.
Producer: Julia Brosnan

: Friend to Friend

Presented by Laurie Macmillan
Adapted from unpublished dianes and letters by MICHELENE WANDOR with
Ruth Slate and Eva Slawson are two working women who meet before the First World War and become lifelong friends. They work in very stressful conditions, but are optimistic supports of women's suffrage, Chnstian Socialism and the Arts and Crafts
Movement. For 20 years they keep a continuous written record of their lives which captures the aspirations of an age.


Presented By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Ruth Slate
Unknown: Eva Slawson
Unknown: Tierl Thompson
Ruth and: Adele Saleem
Eva: Susan McGoun

: * am News

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