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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Open University

7.0 Music interlude
7.5 Shakespeare's History Plays
7.25 Technology: Bridging the Gap

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers
7.15Z.WApnaHiGhar Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves Christopher Howse reviews How Can We Know? by A. N. WILSON


Unknown: Christopher Howse
Unknown: A. N. Wilson

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer BEVERLEY MCAINSH


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Judi Dench

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the importance of specially designed adventure playgrounds for children suffering from mental, physical or emotional handicaps. Donations to: Handicapped
Adventure Playground Association, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Christ Church,
Petts Wood (United Reformed) conducted by THE REV KENNETH CWPPINDALE Hymns: Praise to the Lord (cp 45); Immortal, invisible (cp 28); Give to me Lord a thankful heart (NCP 27); Almighty Father (cp 461)
Readings: Exodus 3, w 1-10 (Rsv); Luke 9, w 28-36 (GOOD NEWS BIBLE)


Unknown: Kenneth Cwppindale
Organist: J. Malcolm Knott

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Produced and directed by WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Directed By: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

in which Cliff Morgan invites four of a kind to discuss a subject in common.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Smash of the Day

Just Fancy starring Eric Barker with Pearl Hackney
Deryck Guyler. Ruth Porcher and Kenneth Connor Script ERIC BARKER
Orchestra conducted by PETER AKISTER
Producer CHARLES MAXWELL (First broadcast in 1957)


Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Unknown: Deryck Guyler.
Unknown: Ruth Porcher
Conducted By: Peter Akister
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: The Food Programme

The bottled mineral water business has been bubbling in recent years. Derek Cooper asks whether there's less in the glass than meets the eye and whether imminent legislation will pour cold water on the more imaginative health claims.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: John Forsyth

: The World This Weekend: News

with Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites
Geoffrey Smith , Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post. Questions, on postcards, to: BBC. Woodhouse Lane. Leeds LS2 9PX BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane.

: The Afternoon Play

Men Should Weep by ENA LAMONT STEWART with Eileen McCallum as Maggie Morrison
Roy Hanlon as John Morrison Phyllis Logan as Jenny and Finlay Welsh as Alec
A Glasgow tenement in the 1930s. A family struggling to survive with all the humour, guts and courage they possess, living with spirit and determination in the face of despair.
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE BBC Scotland


Unknown: Lamont Stewart
Unknown: Eileen McCallum
Unknown: Maggie Morrison
Unknown: Roy Hanlon
Unknown: John Morrison
Unknown: Phyllis Logan
Unknown: Finlay Welsh
Directed By: James Runcie

: Origins

Wine for the Barbarians "The Veneti surrendered themselves and their possessions to Caesar. He resolved to make an example of them in order to teach the natives to be more careful in future: he had all their councillors executed and the rest of the population sold as slaves'.
In a series of four programmes Malcolm Billings and Barry Cunliffe trace the route of the Roman wine trade from the villa estates of Tuscany to an Iron Age settlement on the Dorset coast. 3: Brittany
Reader Hugh Dickson
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: John Knight.

: Study on 4

4.0 Prefaces to Shakespeare Six programmes in which actors and actresses talk about Shakespeare's plays
3: Love s Labour's Lost A personal view by KENNETH BRANAGH who plays the King of Navarre in the current RSC production. (Extended repeat. Kenneth Branagh is a member of the RSC)
4.30 View at the Top The third of six programmes in which NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to some of the leading figures in British business and industry. This week: PETER MAYER of Penguin Books
5.0 From Coping to Confidence Six programmes about students with learning difficulties now moving on from special schools to Colleges of Further Education with MAUREEN GALVIN 4: What Next? (Resource pack for lecturers in further education from: [address removed])
5.30 Por aqul (Details on Friday at 11.30 pm)


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Unknown: Peter Mayer
Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: The Living World

(Details: see Thursday at 9.30 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston is in Somerset visiting Chard, which this year is celebrating the 750th anniversary of the granting of its Charter.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Pauune Bushnell

: Feedback

with Colin Semper


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Bookshelf

Presented by Hunter Davies (Details: see Thursday at 4.10 pm)


Presented By: Hunter Davies

: The Great Impersonation

by E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM The last of five parts dramatised by BARRY CAMPBELL with David Robb as Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein The Truth Revealed
At last it became time for the man supposed to be Sir Everard Dominey to reveal his true identity: was he Sir Everard, or was he the Prussian von Ragastein?
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: E. Phillips Oppenheim
Dramatised By: Barry Campbell
Unknown: David Robb
Unknown: Sir Everard Dominey
Unknown: Leopold von Ragastein
Unknown: Sir Everard Dominey
Directed By: Brian Miller
Prince Terniloff: Tim Meats
Pelham/parkins: Howard Hoffmann
Lady Dominey: Melinda Walker
Seaman: William Hope
Williams: Brian Gear
Mrs Marston: Gwen Cherrell
Dr Harrison: Garard Green
Middleton/reynolds: Paul Nicholson
Princess Eiderstrom: Narissa Knights
Dr Schmidt: Phillip Manikum

: Words, Words, Words

A personal choice presented by Ian McKellen
With recipes; poems by Longfellow, Cowper, Hopkins and Soyinka; and extracts from plays by Emlyn Williams and Chekhov.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (First broadcast on Radio 3) Stereo


Presented By: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: A Voice Crying In the Wilderness

In the second Lent talk Mary Whitehouse looks at how the writings of the prophet Jeremiah have influenced her understanding of Christian discipleship.


Speaker: Mary Whitehouse

: Law In Action

with Joshua Rozenberg


Unknown: Joshua Rozenberg

: Central American Journey

Hugh O'Shaughnessy journeys through the internationally sensitive countries of Central America.
3: Honduras
A statue of Francisco Morazån dominates the main square in Honduras' s capital, Tegucigalpa. Morazan, Honduras's national hero, once dreamed of a united and independent Central
America. Today the countries are divided, and Honduras itself is said to be virtually dependent on the USA. Producer MICK WEBB
For booklist, send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Producer: Mick Webb

: Cousin Bazilio

The last of five episodes Rescue
(Details: see Friday at 3.0 pm) Stereo

: News

: Front Room Gospel

All over Britain small groups of Christians, disillusioned with the established denominations, are setting up their own independent fellowships. They have no ordained clergy, and avoid ecclesiastical rituals.
Instead they are searching for the gifts of the Holy Spirit as described in the New Testament. Rosemary Hartill , the BBC's Religious Affairs
Correspondent, has been visiting some of these new fellowships, talking to their critics, and exploring the challenge they offer to British Christian life.
Producer DAVID COOMES (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Life's Calvaries

In the first of five talks
The Rev Richard Harries follows in the footsteps of some well-known but perhaps unexpected pilgrims on the road to Calvary. Dr Johnson


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Inside Parliament

Presented by Peter Hill Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: Peter Hill
Producer: Peter Robins

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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