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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 Acting Cleopatra
7.5 Science: Energy Accounting
7.25 Technology: Beyond Electric Money

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers
7.15LWApnaHiGhar Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves ROSEMARY WAKELIN on Gateway to Hope by MARIA BOULDING


Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin
Unknown: Maria Boulding

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Lord Soper

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the relief of distress, deprivation and need, and pioneering work not covered by statutory welfare for the severely disadvantaged from all over the country.
Donations: Lord Soper, West London Mission, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Mass for Palm Sunday from St Catherine's Church, Didsbury, Manchester 6: The Revealed God Celebrant FR JOHN FAY
Readings (JB): John 12, vv 12-16; Philippians 2, w 6-11; Mark 15, wl-47
Hymns (cEH); All glory, laud and honour (8); Take our bread (297); Singhosanna(84) conductor JOHN THOMAS
Choirmaster FRANK DUFFY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fr John Fay
Conductor: John Thomas
Choirmaster: Frank Duffy

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: William Smethurst
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

: The Right to Roam

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ramblers'
Association. Mike Harding talks to Tom Stephenson , who conceived the idea of the Pennine Way, and was
Secretary of the Ramblers'
Association from 1948 to 1969. They trace the development of the Association and some of its notable campaigns and achievements.
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Talks: Mike Harding
Unknown: Tom Stephenson
Producer: Jude Howells

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


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

visits Hardenhuish, Wiltshire (Details: see Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

Jonathan Wild by HENRY FIELDING adapted by NICK DEAR
The arch-villian Jonathan Wild, who drew enormous crowds when he was hanged at Tyburn in 1725, has inspired both The
Beggar's Opera and this famous satirical tale by the author of Tom Jones.
(Crawford Logan is in 'The Mousetrap' at St Martin's Theatre, London) Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Wild
Unknown: Henry Fielding
Adapted By: Nick Dear
Unknown: Tom Jones.
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Directed By: Crawford Logan
Jonathan Wild: Christopher Fairbank
the Historian: Timothy West
Count La Ruse: Crawford Logan
Tom Heartfree: Geoffrey Beevers
Sarah Heartfree: Melinda Walker
Laetitia Snap: Maureen O'Farrell

: The One Great Scorer

A series of six programmes David Bean observes some branches of sporting life. 3: Box On!
This week in County Durham he finds youngsters boxing. Producer GILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester (Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Bean
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Study on 4

4.0 Allergies ROBERT EAGLE finds out why one person in ten suffers from an allergy and why these strange illnesses seem to have been given little attention by the medical profession. Producer JUDE HOWELLS
4.30 Four Walks with Mike Harding MIKE walks around various parts of Britain on different kinds of walks, and each week is joined by a guest. This week: CHRISTOPHER SOMERVILLE, author of Walking Old Railways, and they follow a disused railway line from Sudbury to Long Melford in Suffolk. Producer JUDE HOWELLS
5.0 Harvest of Dust Deserts are on the march. West Africa's Sahel region is one of the worst affected. Desertification is a man-made problem caused by too many people pressing too hard on a fragile environment. But is there a man-made solution? HUGH PRYSOR-JONES investigates. Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
5.45 The Falconer's Tale GEOFF PEARSON is a dedicated falconer who spends all of his free time working with the birds he raises and trains. MALCOLM BILLINGS joins him at a display at Castle Drogo in Devon. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE


Unknown: Robert Eagle
Producer: Jude Howells
Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Jude Howells
Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Gaynor Shutte
Unknown: Geoff Pearson
Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Producer: Christopher Stone

: The Living World

(Detailsisee Thursday at 9.30 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

Daffodils, Gloucester cheese, English wine, computers and jigsaw puzzles all feature in Brian Johnston 's conversations when he visits the small village of Dymock in Gloucestershire. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: David Hitchinson

: Feedback

with Colin Semper


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme. Producer SIMON ELMES
(Repeatedon Thursday at 4.10pm)


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Gold of the Conqueror

A six-part serial by COLIN SHAW
The guerrilla group, the Julyists, have led James and Susie into a very dangerous situation, and there seems to be no one they can trust -an old schoolfriend turns out to have a most sinister companion, one Senor Quintana. 4: Callers at the Mission with CARLOS DOUGLAS ,


Unknown: Colin Shaw
Unknown: Senor Quintana.
Unknown: Carlos Douglas
Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Trevor Nichols
Directed By: Jane Morgan
James Hamilton: Steve Hodson
Susie Field: Helena Breck
Hayes Davidson: Norman Jones
Quintana: Jack May
Hugh Forbes: Jack McKenzie
Isabella: Mia Soteriou
FR David: Peter Acre
FR Stephen: Manning Wilson

: Words, Words, Words

A personal choice of prose and poetry presented by Ian McKellen
With contributions by Edward Thomas , John Keats ,
Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson , Samuel Coleridge ,
Stevie Smith , Dylan Thomas , T. S. Eliot and Brian Patten. Directed by IAN COTTERELL
(First broadcast on Radio 3) Stereo


Presented By: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Samuel Coleridge
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Brian Patten.
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

In the last of six Lent talks,
Dr Frances Young looks at how the prophet Isaiah has influenced her understanding of Christian discipleship. BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Frances Young

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: Central American Journey

Costa Rica
'We have to choose between arms and a better national health service. '
The Costa Ricans have chosen the latter course and now have no army. They do, however, have a Peace University and by Central American standards a very stable society.
Hugh O'Shaughnessy finds out how this came about and if it's too good to last.
Producer MICK WEBB
For booklist, send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Producer: Mick Webb

: Micah Clarke: 1: The Messenger from the Lowlands

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, dramatised in five parts by Constance Cox

In 1685 England is once again threatened by Civil War as rumours fly that the Protestant Duke of Monmouth will land any day and try by whatever means possible to usurp the throne of his Catholic uncle, James II. Innocent of these turbulent times, young Micah Clarke and his friend, Reuben, go fishing off Spithead and find themselves drawn into the very centre of a conflict that is to tear the country apart.


Written by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Director: David Johnston
Micah Clarke: Martyn Read
Decimus Saxon: Patrick Troughton
Reuben Lockarby: James Bryce
Joseph Clarke: Lockwood West
Mrs Clarke: Gwen Cherrell
Zachary Palmer: John Webb
Major Ogilvy: Gregory de Polnay
Cornet Horsford: Christopher Douglas
Man: Colin Starkey
Rider: Robin Summers

: News

: The Counselling Industry

A report on the booming business of personal counselling.
(Details.see Wednesday at 11.0am)

: Life's Calvaries

R. S. Thomas
In the last of five talks,
The Rev Richard Harries follows in the footsteps of some well-known but perhaps unexpected pilgrims.


Unknown: R. S. Thomas
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Inside Parliament

Presented by David Davies Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: David Davies
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

followed by an interlude

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