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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

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


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Morning Has Broken

LW only from 6.45

: Open University

6.45 A Hindu Testimony
7.5 Acceptance of Continental Drift
7.25 Sounds without Words

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers
7.15 LW Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye: for Asians
BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves
David Winter reviews "Firmly I Believe and Truly" by Graham Leonard, Bishop of London.


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Graham Leonard

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Sir Colin Davis

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the work of a charity which provides a wide range of opportunities for young musicians at a crucial stage in their careers.
Donations: Park Lane Group,
[address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Parish Mass from St Mary's Church, Higham Ferrers , Northants for the third Sunday in Lent God's Purposes
Celebrant and Preacher
Hymns: Forty days and forty nights (EH 73); In the cross of Christ I glory (EH 409); God is working his purpose out (EH 548); Tell out, my soul (100 Hymns for Today 89)
Anthem: Ave Verum (Byrd)
Readings (JB): I Corinthians 1, w 22-25; John 2, vv 13-25 Choirmistress LINDA BOND Organist COLIN ASHWORTH BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Higham Ferrers
Unknown: Canon Roger Davison
Organist: Colin Ashworth

: The Archers: Omnibus edition

BBC Birmingham


Director: Peter Windows
Producer: William Smethurst
Agricultural Story Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

in which Cliff Morgan invites four of a kind to discuss a subject in common.
Produced by VANESSA HARRISON for the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Produced By: Vanessa Harrison

: Smash of the Day: Just Fancy

Some contemporary reflections by Eric Barker
Illustrated by Kenneth Connor, Deryck Guyler, Pearl Hackney, Denise Bryer and The Author
(First broadcast in 1962)


Writer/Comedian: Eric Barker
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Pearl Hackney
[Actor]: Denise Bryer
Orchestra conducted by: Peter Akister
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: The Food Programme

As the major supermarket chains take control of more food sales, the battle for what's left is hotting up. Derek Cooper looks at the prospects for the new corner shops.


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Producer: John Forsyth

: The World This Weekend: News

with Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Derbyshire, where
Holbrook Women's Institute put questions to
Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Les Cottington

: The Afternoon Play

These Animals are Dangerous by SHEILA YEGER with Nigel Anthony as Peter Flack George Baker as Rangeworthy and Alan Dudley as Mainwaring Peter Flack is in charge of the Primate House in Mountjoy Zoo. He is especially happy when listening to classical music with George, the gorilla. But Flack's happiness is threatened when the zoo's finances demand a sacrifice. Directed by DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Sheila Yeger
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Peter Flack
Unknown: George Baker
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Mainwaring Peter Flack
Directed By: David Spenser

: Study on 4

4.0 Prefaces to Shakespeare Six programmes in which actors and actresses talk about Shakespeare's plays. 4: NORMAN RODWAY On Troilus and Cressida
4.30 View at the Top The fourth of six programmes in which NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to some of the leading figures in British business and industry. This week: LORD FORTE. Chairman of Trusthouse Forte
5.0 From Coping to Confidence Six programmes about students with learning difficulties who are now moving on from special schools to further education. Presented by MAUREEN GALVIN 5: Parents
5.30 Por aqul The last of 20 programmes. (Details on Friday at 11.30pm)


Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Presented By: Maureen Galvin

: Origins

Wine for the Barbarians
'In chariot-fighting, the Britons begin by driving all over the field hurling javelins and generally the terror inspired by the horses and the noise of the wheels throws their opponents' ranks into disorder.'
In the last 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.
Hengistbury Head
Reader Hugh Dickson
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


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

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.30 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Pontefract in West Yorkshire and samples the famous Pontefract cakes, visits the racecourse and a welfare centre for disabled miners.
BBC Bristol
(Long Wave)


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Feedback

with Colin Semper


Presenter: Colin Semper

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme.


Presenter: Hunter Davies
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Gold of the Conqueror

The first episode of a serial in six parts by COLIN SHAW , V and Dorada is described in the travel brochure as an unspoilt paradise, but James Hamilton has cause to regret his decision to take a holiday there. Paradise Declining
Stereo .HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Colin Shaw
Unknown: James Hamilton
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Trevor Nichols
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
James Hamilton: Steve Hodson
Susie Field: Helena Breck
Hayes Davidson: Norman Jones
George Krefield: Mark Jones
Hotel manager: Peter Baldwin
Hotel barman: Carlos Douglas
Police Inspector: David Sinclair
Garcia: Robin Summers

: Words, Words, Words

A personal choice of prose and poetry presented by Ian McKeUen
The third of four programmes includes writings about and by Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde , and the latter's
'The Selfish Giant'.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Presented By: Ian McKeuen
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: A Voice Crying In the Wilderness

Six Lent talks in which speakers look at how the writings of the Biblical prophets have influenced their understanding of Christian discipleship. 3: Hosea
Speaker Dr Sheila Cassidy Stereo

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presenter: Joshua Rozenberg

: Central American Journey

A series of six programmes 4: El Salvador
It's the smallest, most densely populated and many say the most violent of the Central American countries.
Hugh O'Shaughnessy visited the refugee camps in the northern department of Morazan and the discos in the capital, San Salvador, to find out the effects of the civil war. Producer MICK WEBB
Booklist (send sae) available from: [address removed]


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy

: The Astonishing History of Troy Town

by SIR ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH The first of three episodes
(Details on Friday at 3.0pm) Stereo 0 FEATURE: page 16


Unknown: Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

: News

: The Land of Counterpane

"I was the giant, great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane."
One hundred years ago this month, one of the most popular and enduring books of children's poetry was published: A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. George Hume examines the childhood world of Stevenson to find the source for the poems.
BBC Scotland


Presenter: George Hume
Producer: Colin MacDonald

: Life's Calvaries

In the second of five talks The Rev Richard Harries follows in the footsteps of some well-known, but perhaps unexpected, pilgrims on the road to Calvary.
The Rev Sydney Smith


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Inside Parliament

Presented by Peter Hill Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: Peter Hill
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

followed by an interlude

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