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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 The Hindu Temple
7.5 Radio as Environment
7.25 Music interlude

: 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 John Wilkins reviews and selects readings from Only Human by DON CUPITT


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: John Wilkins
Unknown: Don Cupitt

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Ted Harrison Producer DAVID COOMBES


Presented By: Ted Harrison
Producer: David Coombes

: Gloria Hunniford

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about work being undertaken to help young children and others suffering social isolation and deep distress as a result of eczema. Donations: National Eczema Society [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

for the fifth Sunday (Passion Sunday) in Lent from
Chandler's Ford Methodist Church, Hampshire
Conducted by the Minister THE REV JOHN GILYEAD The Suffering God
Hymns (HYMNS AND PSALMS) The head that once was crowned with thorns (209); 0 Love that wilt not let me go (685); And can it be (216); All for Jesus (251) Lessons: (GNB) Mark
15, w 22-37; Romans 8, w 31-39 Organist and choirmaster


Unknown: John Gilyead
Unknown: Philip Johnson.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Produced and directed by WILLIAM SMETHURST Agricultural story editor


Directed By: William Smethurst
Unknown: 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 Hour unit


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Produced By: Vanessa Harrison

: Smash of the Day

One of the most successful comedy shows ever produced by the BBC Radio Light
Entertainment Department
The second of two programmes Life with The Lyons starring Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon with Barbara Lyon Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers Molly Weir , Ronnie Harris BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA conducted by PAUL FENOULHET Incidental music by ARTHUR WILKINSON
Written by BOB BLOCK , RONNIE HANBURY and BEBE DANIELS Producer TOM RONALD (First broadcast in 1955)


Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Ronnie Harris
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Producer: Tom Ronald

: The Food Programme

Despite their past importance as a source of cheap protein, shellfish are now viewed with a mixture of suspicion and snobbery. Derek Cooper explores crustacean credibility. Producer JOHN FORSYTH


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

Les Cottington invites Geoffrey Smith
Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki to answer listeners' postal questions. Questions on postcards, to: BBC, Woodhouse Lane. Leeds LS2 9PX
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Les Cottington
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki

: The Afternoon Play

A Good Man in Africa by WILLIAM BOYD adapted by STEPHEN DAVIS
Morgan Leafy, well meaning, a bit of a buffoon, is perhaps rather more absorbed in women than watchful of his career as a minor diplomat in Africa - a circumstance which leads him from crisis to farcical disaster until a good man dies.
Directed Dy RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: William Boyd
Adapted By: Stephen Davis
Unknown: Dy Richard Wortley
Morgan Leafy: Alan Rickman
Priscilla: Alison Steadman
Arthur Fanshawe: David Garth
Celia: Elizabeth Rider
Dr Murray and: Bill Paterson
Adekunle: John Matshikiza

: The One Great Scorer

David Bean observes some branches of sporting life which don't make international - or even national - headlines, but which absorb the spare time and energies of their devotees. 2: Come On Joyce! Bad Luck Agnes!
This week David falls in with the Penrith Ladies Hockey
Team. E Producer GILLIAN HUSH 5 BBC Manchester (Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Bean

: Study on 4

4.0 Prefaces to Shakespeare The last of six programmes in which actors and actresses talk about Shakespeare's plays. AMANDA REDMAN on Pericles 'Whatever is missing from the poetry, the story is still intact -and it's a racy yarn, full of vigour and intense emotion.' Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.30 View at the Top The last of six programmes in which NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to some of the leading figures in British business and industry. This week: SIR PETER WALTERS Of British Petroleum Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
5.0 The Mosquito is Winning The battle against the mosquito is being lost. In the 60s it was thought malaria had been conquered, yet 400 million people still contract the disease each year and the number is rising. In some parts of the world, doctors are in despair as the mosquito develops its resistance to insecticides and the malaria parasite its resistance to drugs. HUGH SYKES investigates what has gone wrong and discovers that eradication is still billions of bites away. Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
5.30 Conversations with Domingo The second of two programmes DANIEL SNOWMAN talks to the great Spanish tenor about the recording and filming of operatic and other musical works. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN Stereo


Unknown: Amanda Redman
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Unknown: Sir Peter Walters
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.30 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

visits Nuneaton in Warwickshire where the author George Eliot spent her young life.
Brian Johnston goes to the Motor Industry Research
Association test centre and meets John Pinkerton with his assortment of cycles.
Producer ROBIN HICKS. BBC Bristol


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: John Pinkerton
Producer: Robin Hicks.

: News



Unknown: David Hitchinson

: Feedback

with Colin Semper


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme, including this week an interview with David Lodge , author of Small World. Producer KATE FENTON


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: David Lodge
Producer: Kate Fenton

: The Gold of the Conqueror

James Hamilton is by now up to his neck in Doradan politics, decidedly persona non grata with the police. His involvement with a guerrilla group makes life even more of a risky business. 3: Ambush


Unknown: Colin Shaw
Unknown: James Hamilton
Unknown: Trevor Nichols.
Unknown: Alan Thompson
Directed By: Jane Morgan
James Hamilton: Steve Hodson
Susie Field: Helena Breck
Hayes Davidson: Norman Jones
Quintana: Jack May
Garcia: Robin Summers
Hugh Forbes: Jack McKenzie
Isabella: Mia Soteriou
Roger Harrison: Christopher Douglas
Police Inspector: David Sinclair
Hotel manager: Peter Baldwin
Hotel barman: Carlos Douglas

: Law in Action

with Joshua Rozenberg


Unknown: Joshua Rozenberg

: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

In this fifth Lent talk. Dr Denys Turner Lecturer in Theology at Bristol University, looks at how the writings of the prophet Amos have influenced his understanding of Christian discipleship.
BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Denys Turner

: In Praise of God - for Passiontide

Introduced by The Rev Philip Ursell , Principal of Pusey
House, Oxford, with JAMES ATKINS and SANDRA CLARK BBC SINGERS directed by SIMON JOLY PETER WRIGHT (organ) Producer DAVID CRAIG Stereo


Unknown: Philip Ursell
Unknown: James Atkins
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Directed By: Simon Joly
Directed By: Peter Wright
Producer: David Craig

: The Astonishing History of Troy Town

by SIR ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH The last of three episodes dramatised by A R. RAWLINSON and MICHAEL BAKEWELL
(Details on Friday at 3.0pm) Stereo
(Starting next Sunday: Micah Clarke by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle )


Unknown: Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Unknown: R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Micah Clarke
Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

: News

: Workforce

A quarterly report on the world of employment introduced by Brian Redhead
What is happening to employment? Actually, the nature of work itself is changing, new initiatives are being taken and there are new ideas in industrial relations.
Every three months Workforce examines issues which affect anyone of working age, whether employed or not.
This edition includes an interview with Lord Young,
Minister without Portfolio, who has a special interest in employment and training. Consultant JOHN ATKINSON
Background notes (send sae) from: [address removed]
0 HELPLINES: page 77


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Atkinson
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Life's Calvaries

A series of five talks
The Rev Richard Harries follows in the footsteps of some well-known, but perhaps unexpected, pilgrims on the road to Calvary. 4: Stevie Smith


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Inside Parliament

A look at Westminster committees at work, with extracts and discussions. Presented by Michael Peschardt


Presented By: Michael Peschardt
Producer: Peter Robins

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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