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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 Hamlet and its European Reception
7.5 Science: The Story ofDDT
7.25 Understanding Chemistry

: 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 Michael Saward reviews and selects readings from
One Winter of the Holy Spirit by TOM DAVIES.


Unknown: Michael Saward
Unknown: Tom Davies.

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Lord Olivier

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about his concern for the protection of rural England. Donations to: The Council for the Protection of Rural England,
[address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

A service of Holy Communion from St Patrick's Parish Church, Coleraine conducted by THE REV JAMES MONROE
Readings (niv): Ephesians 1, w 3-14; John 14, vv 8-17
Hymns: I bind unto myself today (ich 326); Father, Lord of all creation (Abbot's Leigh); Father, we adore you; Angel voices, ever singing (ICH 474) Anthem: Holy, Holy, Holy (Tchaikovsky)
Organist and Choirmaster REGGIE PATTERSON
BBC Northern Ireland

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Producer WILUAM SMETHURST Directed by PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Peter Windows

: The Countryside in Summer

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas


Introduced By: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

: Home-ing In

at Lifestyle 85
Marjorie Lofthouse and her team answer queries from visitors to the BBC studio stand at the National Home, Garden and Leisure Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
With Tony Wilkins , Consultant Editor, Do it yourself magazine Gilly Love , DIY adviser to Breakfast Time
John Crawford , member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen. Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: Gilly Love
Unknown: John Crawford

: The Food Programme

Rice is one of the oldest crops grown, recorded as far back as 2800 BC. Today it exists in more than 70,000 varieties and is the staple food of over half the world's population.
Derek Cooper delves into the rice bowl.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits County Antrim, Northern Ireland where members of the Ballymena Horticultural
Society put their questions to Geoffrey Smith , Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


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

: The Afternoon Play

Siegfried's Bride A re-telling of the Nibelungenlied by DENNIS ASHTON The legendary heroes that inspired Wagner appear in a rather different light in this irreverent reworking. Directed by IAN COTTERELL


Unknown: Dennis Ashton
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: Study on 4

4.0 In Business With PETER HOBDAY
4.30 Inside Information A ten-programme course 4: The Electronic Office The office of the future will be not only electronic but also portable, as PAUL HEINEY discovers when he experiments with one of the latest lap-held computers. He goes on to take a typing course and to find out about the BBC's own computerised office at Breakfast Time.
5.0 In All Fairness The first of four programmes. 'The unequal status of women in our society is a social evil of great antiquity.' It was with these words in 1975 that the then Home Secretary, THE RT HON ROY JENKINS , MP, introduced the Sex Discrimination Bill. In the same year, the United Nations launched its 'Decade for Women'. Ten years on, SUSAN MARLING talks to some of the people who believe that fairness is still a rare commodity. Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE OHELPLINES: page 77
5.30 Euromagazine Deutsche Ausgabe (1) Bremen als Kaffeestadt mit LUTZ LIEBELT und SABINE MICHAEL In der Bundesrepublik wird etwa dreimal soviel Kaffee getrunken wie in Grossbritannien. Jede zweite Tasse davon geht iiber die bremischen Hafen. JOACHIM KOTHE spricht mit Kaffee-Experten und Kaffeetrinkern in Bremen. Manuskript LUTZ LIEBELT Regie IRIS SPRANKLING


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Talks: Susan Marling

: The Autobiography of a Really Good Man

Augustus Carp Esq by Himself was published anonymously in 1924: now it is re-issued in paperback.
'The funniest unknown book in the world,' says
Robert Robinson. 'One of those little masterpieces which seem to pop up from nowhere,' says Frank Muir.
Pamela Howe invites them to share their delight in the book, and talks to two daughters of the mysterious author. BBC Bristol
.HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Frank Muir.
Unknown: Pamela Howe

: Talk of the Town, Talk of the Country

Stanley Ellis sets out on more of Britain's linguistic B-roads. 3: Dialect in Danger: The Thames Valley
'There's no doubt in my mind that the closer you are to London, the hub of communications, the more danger you are in of actually losing the local dialect: there's a revolution of sameness that emanates from London.'


Unknown: Stanley Ellis
Unknown: Judith Dewey
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Hay

A portrait of Sir Hamilton Harty Compiled and written by BRYAN CRIMP
Narrated by John Rowe
Sir Hamilton Harty was an exact contemporary of Sir Thomas Beecham and, in the opinion of many, no less distinguished as a musician. But today he is largely forgotten and his few recordings are mostly on worn 78s. In his day he was an ardent champion of Berlioz, and it was Harty who conducted the premiere performances of Walton's First Symphony. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo


Unknown: Sir Hamilton Harty
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Sir Hamilton Harty
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Producer: Alan Haydock.

: News



Unknown: David Symonds

: Feedback

with Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Bookshelf

Introduced by Hunter Davies A house of 'mercenaries' and 'missionaries' with its symbol of 'dignified flippancy' celebrates 50 years in publishing.
Tony Russell tells the story of Penguin Books. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Introduced By: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Tony Russell
Producer: Anne Howells


1: A Small Killing in Hollywood (Details on Wednesday at 12.27pm) Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Len Deighton

: The Thatcher Phenomenon

5: The Elder Statesperson of the Western World
As the longest-serving Western leader, Mrs Thatcher has been transformed from a novice into an old hand on the international stage. Iron Lady, Falklands victor, de-coloniser of Zimbabwe, scourge of the EEC: her reputation is for firmness. but the record is more flexible than in domestic affairs.
With the help of Ronald Reagan , Helmut Schmidt and others who have observed her at close quarters, Hugo Young assesses Mrs Thatcher 's personal contribution to global politics. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Leader: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Helmut Schmidt
Unknown: Hugo Young
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Something in the City

The turmoil of belated change is striking at the heart of the City of London. Banks, stockbrokers and insurance companies are rushing to turn themselves into international financial supermarkets. Firms dating back generations are suddenly selling out to the highest bidders, and the partners are sharing out millions of pounds. Peter Day reports on the upheavals in the City, and the worries they are causing about London's soundness as a world financial centre.


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Heather Payton

: A Word in Edgeways

Paul Barker
Edward Blishen and Jackie Burgoyne in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Barker
Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Jackie Burgoyne
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daughters and Sons

5: The Disappearance
(Details on Friday at 3.0pm) Stereo

: News

: You the Jury

Dick Taverne , qc, chairs
The motion: The Strategic Defence Initiative is a Dangerous Mistake Proposer:
Professor Lawrence Freedman Opposer: Lord Chalfont Researcher RUTH BEN OR


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Professor Lawrence Freedman
Unknown: Ruth Ben
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: How Blessed

The first of five meditations on the Beatitudes by Stanley Brinkman
1: Blessed are you - who are humble
Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Stanley Brinkman

: God in Christ

Bernard Jackson introduces four people who have come to Christianity from other faiths and cultures: a Buddhist, a Sikh, a Muslim, and the present
Bishop of Birmingham, The Rt Rev Hugh Montefiore , who was born into a Jewish family. Producer SHIRLEY PENROSE BBC Birmingham


Introduces: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Hugh Montefiore
Producer: Shirley Penrose

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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