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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

A sequence of hymns presented by David Hitchinson LWonly from 6.55


Presented By: David Hitchinson

: Open University

Making the Best Use of Printed Materials

: News

7.10 LWSunday Papers
Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves John Coutts reviews and selects readings from Way of Blessedness by STUART BLANCH.


Unknown: John Coutts
Unknown: Stuart Blanch.

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes Producer BEVERLEY MCAINSH


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Reporter: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Derek Jacobi

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about work being undertaken to help children handicapped by disorders of speech and language.
Donations to: AFASIC (Association for all Speech Impaired Children), [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Chapel of the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham Holy Communion Rite A Celebrant and preacher THE REV DAVID STOTER
Hymns (BBC HB): 0 worship the Lord (267); God of mercy, God of grace (455); My God, and is thy table spread (207); Let all the world in every corner sing (275) Readings: James 5, w 13-16 (RSV); Matthew 8, w 5-13 (JB) Organist MALCOLM BATCHELOR BBC Birmingham


Organist: Malcolm Batchelor

: 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:
Saturday Night: Nigel Farrell in search of the definitive night out with a group of people who are similarly inclined.
A Year of My Own: Stirling Moss recalls 1956, the year in which he became the first Englishman to win the British Grand Prix - but also the year of Suez and Angry Young Men.
International Exchange: a link-up around the world for a broader perspective on current issues.
High Noon: guests in the studio talk over one of the week's topics.
John Walters takes a pedestrian's view of Motorfair85. Plus Rory Bremner continues his everyday story of broadcasting folk.
And Stephen Fry reaches the points other colour supplements can't reach.


Presented By: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Stirling Moss
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Vanessa Harrison
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Detailson Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play The Judge's Wife

by DOROTHY GHARBAOUI with John Rowe , Kate Flynn and Maggie Shevlin
Tom Martin is no ordinary judge: he presides over a Diplock court in Northern Ireland. A judge without a jury is at once terrifyingly powerful and frighteningly vulnerable. How can he choose between public and private justice?


Unknown: Dorothy Gharbaoui
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Kate Flynn
Unknown: Maggie Shevlin
Unknown: Tom Martin

: Rebels

4: Dorothy Parker
Three be the things I shall have till I die
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye
During the 1920s, the poet, short-story writer and critic
Dorothy Parker was considered to be the wittiest woman in New York. Forty years later she died alone in squalor and poverty. Her work survives best of the Algonquin Hotel group of humorists, her quips as evergreen as the literary review which began:
This book cannot be put down. It should be hurled with great force across the room.
Written and presented by Hugh Sykes
Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Options

4.0 Bricks and Mortgages Five programmes on aspects of Britain's housing crisis 4: The Professionals Local authorities, architects and major building firms have been jointly responsible for putting up hundreds of thousands of houses that people hate living in. Have the professionals learned from their mistakes, and should they be taking more notice of their customers' needs? Presented by HUGH PRYSOR-JONES Producer MICK WEBB
4.30 Inside Information A ten-programme course 2: This is Software PAUL HEINEY talks to people who write and develop software for games and business; discovers problems involved in setting up databases; and investigates computer crime. Researcher DAVE HARVEY Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
5.0 France Extra!
3: Un jour comme les autres Est-ce que vous pourriez nous decrire votre journee type? JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRÈNE find out what various people in the Auvergne and the Basque region do every day. They practise the different ways of saying what you do, what you have to do and how long it takes you. CHANTAL CUER reports on the education system in France. Script by DUNCAN SHIELS (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.30 Deutsch direkt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners 3: Wo kann ich ...? With SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA Written by MARGARET WIGHTMAN Producer IRIS SPRANKLING (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Mick Webb
Talks: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Dave Harvey
Producer: Christopher Stone
Script By: Duncan Shiels
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Written By: Margaret Wightman

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.5am)

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Bideford (Details tomorrow at 11.0 am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Bryan Martin

: A Wolf in Frog's Clothing

Alphonse Allais was the man who invented the frosted-glass aquarium tank for shy fish. He was also a humorous writer whose bizarre pieces appeared in Parisian magazines and newspapers at the turn of the century. Allais is now little known or admired in his own country. Might his humour be too English for French tastes?
1: Anything They Can Do.... and Other Tales
Stories read by Christopher Godwin English translation by MILES KINGTON


Unknown: Alphonse Allais
Read By: Christopher Godwin
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Bookshelf

Gore Vidal flew single-handedly at the age of 10, thinks Thomas Hardy is the last great British novelist and regards British book reviewers as 'hustlers who are really more interested in writing giggly paragraphs'.
Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme. Producer NIGEL ACHESON
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 4.5pm)


Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Raffles

(Details on Wednesday at 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: E. W. Hornung

: A Peacock in his Pride

'The right way to celebrate
Peacock's birthday would be to give a party.'
Dr Marilyn Butler presents a bicentenary tribute to Thomas Love Peacock.
This most appealing of English novelists was a friend of Shelley, perceptive music critic, loyal servant of the East India
Company and brilliant yet compassionate satirist. Written by MARILYN BUTLER Producer PETER FOZZARD Stereo


Unknown: Dr Marilyn Butler
Unknown: Thomas Love Peacock.
Written By: Marilyn Butler
Producer: Peter Fozzard

: Law in Action

: A Word in Edgeways

Conversation was once defined as an unrehearsed intellectual adventure in which the journey matters more than the destination.
Chairman Brian Redhead travels hopefully with Mark Girouard
Peter Maxwell Davies and Jeremy Seabrook Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Mark Girouard
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Jeremy Seabrook
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Shirley

4: The Valley of the Shadow
(Details on Friday at 3. 0pm) Stereo

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Living at Full Flame
(Details on Friday at 11.0 am) Stereo

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline sung by a selection of the BBC Singers. (R) Stereo

: Talk of the Town, Talk of the Country

Stanley Ellis sets out on some more of Britain's linguistic
Broads to discover the wealth of ways in which people talk about their lives, their landscape and their local language. 5: Bristol and Areal '
'The talk of Bristol is a cranky, crab-apple tree of language, flourishing, vigorous and with the sharpest, juiciest flavour I've heard for a long time....' Producer SIMON ELMES (R) Stereo


Producer: Simon Elmes

: John Morgan on the Far West

In the fifth of his six talks
John Morgan reflects on the recent migration of the English to west Wales, the difficulties this can create - and the old tradition of going abroad to seek one's fortune. (R)


Unknown: John Morgan

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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