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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BIOC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Ford

: Morning Has Broken

A sequence of hymns
Presented by David Hitchinson LW only from 6.45


Presented By: David Hitchinson

: Open University

6.45 The Tempest
7.5 Science: The Geology of the Planets
7.25 Technology in the Past

: News

7.10 L WSunday Papers 7l5LWApnaHiGhar Samajhiye: for Asians
BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells on Sunday
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves Libby Purves selects recommended holiday reading.


Unknown: Libby Purves

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes Producer DAVID WINTER '


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Reporter: Trevor Barnes
Producer: David Winter

: Alan Titchmarch

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the need for
Physically disabled people to enjoy holidays specially designed for their needs. Donations to: Holidays for the Disabled,[address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The Deaf and Dumb
Morning worship from the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff led by the Minister, Canon Edwin Davies
Hymns (Hymns Ancient and Modern - New Standard):
O for a thousand tongues (125); O thou who camest from above (233); When all thy mercies (109); Readings (Rsv): Isaiah 35, vv 3-6; Psalm 15; Mark 7, vv 31-37
Organist and choirmaster Gareth Williams

(BBC Wales)


Celebrant: Canon Edwin Davies
Organist/Choirmaster: Gareth Williams

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


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

: The Colour Supplement

The glossy Sunday magazine presented by Margo MacDonald Today's edition includes
The Morning After: Nigel Farrell reports on how one group of people spent Saturday night.
International Exchange: a link-up with other countries around the globe.
High Noon: guests in the studio talk over one of the topics of the week.
Modern Manners: savoirfaire, charm and chutzpah brought to bear on urgent matters of behavioural concern by Laurie Taylor and Vic Lewis Smith. Plus Stephen Fry reaches the parts other colour supplements don't reach, and Derek Jameson takes a personal look at the day's offerings from Fleet Street.


Presented By: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Lewis Smith
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Vanessa Harrison
Unknown: Mark Fielder

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Family Firm

The last of four programmes Fishing in the Blood
Fishing is a way of life on the east coast of Scotland, but in recent years it has become an increasingly hard one. Many families have sold their boats and the younger men have taken easier, more lucrative jobs on dry land.
But the Mitchell family have survived by combining the old ways with the new. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham (R)


Producer: Anne Brown

: The Afternoon Play

Arrived Safe, Writing Later by STEPHEN DUNSTONE
A writer finds, in separate places, two postcards sent 50 years previously by a girl called Ethel. This coincidence provokes him to investigate a story that is both strange and haunting. Somebody dies - but who?


Unknown: Stephen Dunstone
Ethel Merrin: Tessa Worsley
George: Scott Cherry
Julia, a pianist: Lisa Harrow
Roger Danzi, a writer: Patrick Drury
the waiter: And Brian Smith

: Talking about Arthur

Hugh Scully , Bernard Price and Pamela Howe remember nearly 20 years of programme-making and friendship with Arthur Negus , who died in April at the age of 82. BBCBristol t HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Pamela Howe
Unknown: Arthur Negus

: Options

4.0 Measuring Up Six programmes in which MARGARET KORVING Seeks OUt expert advice on how to assess and improve your employment prospects.
2: Taking Stock of Yourself Producers NICOLE CHURCH and GORDON HUTCHINGS (R)
4.30 Dealing with Drink The last of six programmes Your Own Resources Helping a problem drinker effectively is often a question of building on existing skills as a health visitor, clergyman, welfare officer, social worker or whatever. Some of these people share their experience and PETER EVANS examines practical help. Written and presented by PETER EVANS Consultants IAN DAVIES and DUNCAN RAISTRICK Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
5.0 Play for Tomorrow Six programmes exploring the expanding world of sport and leisure
2: Country Pursuits Ten years ago the country town of Ipswich was considered a recreational desert. Today it boasts some of the best sporting and leisure facilities in the country and champions are emerging in a wide range of sports. DILLY BARLOW visits the area to find out how Ipswich is being transformed into a sporting oasis in rural Suffolk. Producer FRANK WARWICK
5.30 In All Fairness The first of four programmes In 1975 the then Home Secretary, Roy Jenkins , introduced the Sex Discrimination Bill and 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. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
0 LEARNING AT HOME: pages 11-14


Unknown: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Peter Evans
Presented By: Peter Evans
Unknown: Ian Davies
Unknown: Duncan Raistrick
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Frank Warwick
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Talks: Susan Marling

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.30 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Fishguard
(Details tomorrow at 11.0 am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News


: Travelling Bass

In the first of two programmes Rodney Slatford reflects on the delights and difficulties of being a guest professor at the Kusatsu Summer Academy in Japan. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Rodney Slatford

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with Hilary Spurling and Count Nikolai Tolstoy
(Details on Thursday at 4. 10pm)


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Count Nikolai Tolstoy

: Lord Jim

(Details on Wednesday at 12.27) Stereo


Unknown: Joseph Conrad

: We Select an Englishman

A portrait of Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) written by ARTHUR JACOBS and based on the composer's letters and diaries, and also on the memoirs of the London music critic Hermann Klein.
Sullivan's diaries and letters throw a new light on the personal and professional life of this Victorian musician who was born the son of a military bandmaster and came to dominate the London scene. Gambler, charmer of women, racehorse owner, friend of royalty, aristocracy and the establishment, and of course composer, Sullivan regarded his 'serious' music and his attempt at grand opera as much more important than his collaborations with W. S. Gilbert , whom he never much liked and with whom he frequently quarrelled. With Bill Homewood as Arthur Sullivan
Estelle Kohler as his American mistress Fanny Ronalds and Nigel Douglas as the music critic Hermann Klein
Producer STEPHEN SHIPLEY. Stereo (Estelle Kohler is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Written By: Arthur Jacobs
Unknown: Hermann Klein.
Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Bill Homewood
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: Estelle Kohler
Unknown: Fanny Ronalds
Unknown: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Hermann Klein
Producer: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Estelle Kohler

: Modern Monasticism

The last of three programmes portraying the monastic life in Britain today
The Poor Clares
Producer DAVID PEET BBC Wales

: Kidnapped and Catriona

by R. L. STEVENSON The final episode: Travels in Holland
(Details on Friday at 3.0pm) Stereo


Unknown: R. L. Stevenson

: News

: The Class of 84

(Details on Friday at 11.0 am)
● HELPLINES: pose 69

: Grace in the Devil's Territory

3: Somewhere Over the Rainbow The work of the playwright Dennis Potter is considered by Dewi Z. Phillips as he continues his examination of 20th-century literature. BBC Wales


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Dewi Z. Phillips

: You the Jury

Radio Festival Special
Should the government now deregulate radio? In other words, should anyone be allowed to broadcast what they and their listeners want, provided they keep within the law and stick to the frequency allocated?
In this special edition of You the Jury recorded in Bristol during last month's Radio Festival Week, Bill MacDonald ,
Managing Director of Radio Hallam, proposes that:
The government should free the radio airwaves as much as technically possible.
He is opposed by the former Managing Director of BBC Radio, Aubrey Singer.
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN (R) Stereo


Unknown: Bill MacDonald
Unknown: Aubrey Singer.
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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