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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 Mystical Vision
7.5 Everyday Sound Worlds
7.25 Education: Assessing the Assessors

: News

7.10 LWSunday Papers
7.15LWApnaHiGhar Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves Ted Harrison reviews Prince of Darkness and Other Stories by J. F. POWERS .


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Stories By: J. F. Powers

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Trevor Barnes Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Trevor Barnes
Producer: David Coomes

: David Jacobs

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about work being done to improve services, opportunities and the environment for people who are blind.
Donations: National Federation of the Blind, [address removed]


Unknown: Woodhouse Cliff

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Quinton Methodist
Church, Birmingham, led by the MinisterTHE REV JOHN HOPE Hymns (Hymns & Psalms): Alleluia, alleluia (250); This joyful Eastertide (213); Father of Jesus Christ (693); Thine be the glory (212); Psalm 145, w 1-12
Readings (NEB): I Peter 1, w 3-9; John 20, w 19-29
Organist PATRICK GORDON BBC Birmingham


Organist: Patrick Gordon

: The Archers

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


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

: The Food Programme

Alsace in eastern France is dotted with small vineyards producing delicious white wines that don't need a lot of fuss. So why aren't these wines better known in Britain?
Derek Cooper reports. Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Home-ing In

with (hopefully) the worst of the weather and all those winter-time jobs finished,
Marjorie Lofthouse assembles her team of DIY consultants to advise on do-it-yourself matters .This week she talks to members of a studio audience in Birmingham.
With Tony Wilkins (executive editor Do-it- Yourselfmagazine) David Holloway (DIY author and building consultant) and Jack Widgery (colour consultant - ICI/Dulux) Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birmingham
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Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: David Holloway
Unknown: Jack Widgery
Producer: David Welsby

: It's Your World: [number removed]

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan ,
Co-Chairman of the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan was
UN High Commissioner for
Refugees from 1965-77. In 1981 he was appointed Special
Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Commission on the question of mass exodus and human rights. 'So long as the arms race continues,' he said recently, 'the problems of the world's living standards will be left in abeyance and famines in Ethiopia or the Sahel will recur.' In an international phone-in chaired by Sue MacGregor , he answers questions from around the world.
Producers LIZ MARDALL for the Woman's Hour unit and MARGARET HILL and DAN ZERDIN for the World Service
Lines open from 10.30am


Unknown: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
Unknown: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producers: Liz Mardall
Producers: Margaret Hill
Producers: Dan Zerdin

: The World This Weekend: News

with Susannah Simons Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane

: The Afternoon Play

Battleships by HARRY BARTON
July 1940: following the fall of France the French Admiral in Alexandria is confronted with the most difficult decision of his life; to fight his way past the British fleet or to surrender, scuttle or demobilise his ships. Lt John Sandwich is seconded as interpreter to the British Admiral during the tense negotiations.... a situation complicated by his love for a young Frenchwoman.... Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Barton
Unknown: Lt John Sandwich
Directed By: Robert Cooper

: Letter from Shandong

The BBC's former Peking
Correspondent, Stephen Jessel , reports on a visit to two of the most revered places in China - the birthplace of Confucius, and Mount Tai, the holiest of the five sacred mountains of Taoism.


Unknown: Stephen Jessel
Producer: Zareer Masami

: The One Great Scorer

David Bean observes some branches of sporting life. 5: One Town and its Dogs
This week he goes to the dogs in West Cumberland. Producer GILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester(Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Bean

: Study on 4

4.0 In Business With PETER HOBDAY This week: Venture Capital Companies; the rise of the envelope in the 'paperless' office; insurance cover.
4.30 Four Walks with Mike Harding This week Mike follows the Leeds and Liverpool canal from Leeds city centre to the village of Rodley, with industrial archaeologist KENNETH HUDSON.
5.0 War and the Modern Writer Six programmes in which MICHAEL BARBER explores the work of writers who have expressed their experience of war in poetry, short stories, novels and memoirs.
1: The Spanish Civil War Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
5.30 Euromagazine Twelve reports in Spanish, French, German and Italian 1: Edicion espanola COn TALIA PAREJA y MIGUEL PENARANDA A unos pocos kilometres de la ciudad turistica de Benidorm hay pueblos que conservan todavia su tranquilidad y su encanto de antano. MARIA JOSE MONTIEL y RAFAEL MIRET recorren algunos de los mas interesantes. Realization CHRISTOPHER STONE


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Kenneth Hudson.
Unknown: Michael Barber
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Talia Pareja
Unknown: Maria Jose Montiel
Unknown: Rafael Miret
Unknown: Christopher Stone

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.30am)

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Cobham in Surrey. It lies on the River Mole, is designated a village, but has a population of about 10,000.
Producer ANTHONY SMTIH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News


: More Wrestling than Dancing

Six lighthearted talks with David Moreau
2: A Question of Gender


Unknown: David Moreau

: Bookshelf

'The bombs are lovely, I think it is all thrilling. Nevertheless, as the opposite of death is life, I think I shall get seduced by Rupert tomorrow....'
This week's programme includes an interview with Joan Wyndham on her long-buried wartime diary Love Lessons. Presented by Hunter Davies Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD


Unknown: Joan Wyndham
Presented By: Hunter Davies
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: The Gold of the Conqueror

The last of six parts by COLIN SHAW
The Raid and After
Isabella has persuaded James to take part in a raid on the Museum of Gold. She's confident that her plan will work, but the plane out of Dorada seems a very long way off to James and Susie.


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

: The Oystercatchers

The beautiful Falmouth working boats are the only sailboats in western Europe still used commercially. The men who sail them dredge for oysters using methods little changed for centuries. They are also now fighting a new threat to a trade that is the last living link with the age of sail.
Presented and produced by Mark Laity
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Produced By: Mark Laity

: The Hibbert Lecture

For over a hundred years the Hibbert Trust has invited distinguished theologians to deliver the annual Hibbert
Lecture. This year the Bishop of Durham, The Rt Rev David Jenkins , has been invited to speak on The God of Freedom and the Freedom of God.
Dr Jenkins explores the vexed topic of liberation theology and examines its application within Great Britain.
The text of this lecture appears in THE
LISTENER and is also available from the Hibbert Trust, 14 Gordon Square. London WClHOAG, at £1.00
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Unknown: David Jenkins

: Central American Journey

The last of eight programmes Hugh O'Shaughnessy chairs a discussion about United States policy in Central America and the prospects for a successful outcome of the Contadora peace negotiations.
Are the social and political differences too vast to be reconciled? What role, if any, does Britain have to play in the process?
Producer MICK WEBB
For booklist, send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Producer: Mick Webb

: Micah Clarke

by sm ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 3: King Monmouth
(Details on Friday at 3. 0pm) Stereo


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle

: News

: Buried Alive

...inside America's hi-tech jails (Details on Wednesday at 11.0am)

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening Office of Compline Stereo

: Angel of Regent Square

Reviled by some as a heretic and revered by others as a prophet, Edward Irving was one of the most controversial clerics of the 19th century. lain Cuthbertson plays Irving in this dramatised investigation into the riddle of his fame and infamy, presented by Bernard Jackson.
Written and researched by ANDREW WALKER


Unknown: Edward Irving
Presented By: Bernard Jackson.
Unknown: Andrew Walker

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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