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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


Presented By: David Hitchinson

: Open University

Writing Skills

: News

7.10 LWSunday Papers
Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves Philip Crowe reviews and selects readings from The Sidelong Glance by RICHARD HOLLOWAY


Unknown: Philip Crowe
Unknown: Richard Holloway

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presenter Trevor Barnes Producer BEVERLEY MCAINSH


Presenter: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Joss Ackland

for the Week's Good Cause, looks at new projects in caring for physically disabled, mentally handicapped and socially deprived people of all ages. Donations to: Joss Ackland
The Shaftesbury Society, [address removed]


Unknown: Joss Ackland

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

for Reformation Sunday from Holy Trinity Church, Geneva
Today Morning Service joins the English-speaking congregation in Geneva for a service of Morning Prayer (1662) conducted by the chaplain, THE REV DAVID STONEBANKS and THE REV SUNIPA TEVI
Readings (rsv): Exodus 14, vv 21-31: Matthew 21, vv 28-41 Introit: Almighty Lord and God of love (N. Giles )
Anthem: Turn back, 0 man (G. Hoist) Psalm 122
Hymns (A&MR): Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (382);
Father, hear the prayer we offer (182); Praise my soul, the King of heaven (365)
Organist ROBIN BUFFLE. Stereo


Unknown: David Stonebanks
Unknown: N. Giles
Organist: Robin Buffle.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


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

: The Colour Supplement

Presented by Margo MacDonald Today's edition includes:
A Year of My Own: Jackie Collins casts her mind back to 1984.
Back to Work: Michael Parkinson returns for a day as reporter at his old desk at the Barnsley Chronicle.
Saturday Night: Nigel Farrell gets to grips with where the action is at a venue somewhere in England.
International Exchange: a link-up with other countries.
High Noon: studio guests talk over one of the week's topics.
Derek Jameson takes a personal look at the day's offerings from Fleet Street.
Plus Rory Bremner continuing his story of broadcasting folk. And Stephen Fry reaching the parts other colour supplements can't reach.


Presented By: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Jackie Collins
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Derek Jameson
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

(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

Whale Music by ANTHONY MINGHELLA with Juliet Stevenson as Caroline Jill Gascoine as Stella Alison Steadman as Kate Theresa Streatfield as Fran and Anna Lindup as D Caroline , pregnant by one of her two boyfriends, escapes to her seaside birthplace, looking for space to make so many important decisions.
(Juliet Stevenson is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Music By: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Caroline Jill Gascoine
Unknown: Stella Alison Steadman
Unknown: Kate Theresa Streatfield
Unknown: Anna Lindup
Unknown: D Caroline
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

: Rebels

Last of five programmes Joe Orton
'I suppose I am a believer in original sin. People are profoundly bad but irresistibly funny.'
Hugh Sykes presents a portrait of the writer Joe Orton , who has been called one of the most original and innovative playwrights of his time.
Audiences were frequently appalled by his relentless attacks on 'good taste', but he argued that he reflected the disorder in the world: 'Every good play expresses something of the time in which it was written and at the moment we're living in a sick society.' Written by HUGH SYKES Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Joe Orton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Joe Orton
Written By: Hugh Sykes
Written By: Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Options

4.0 Bricks and Mortgages Five programmes on aspects of Britain's housing crisis 5: Small Solutions Government housing policies over the last 30 years have mostly been failures. Confidence in local authorities has also been slipping. It's not surprising therefore that more and more people are turning to 'self help'. Hugh Prysor-Jones visits a group who are building their own homes, a co-operative that's taking out a collective mortgage and some homeless young people who are getting the best out of condemned property. Producer MICK WEBB
4.30 Inside Information A ten-programme course
3: The Need to Communicate PAUL HEINEY finds out how computer networks have developed and demonstrates some new services. Researcher DAVE HARVEY Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
5.0 France Extra! 4: Biographies Qu'est-ce que vous faites dans la vie? JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE explain how to talk about yourself, your job and lifestyle. CHANTAL CUER reports on the employment situation in France. Script by DUNCAN SHIELS (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.30 Deutsch direkt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners
4: Haben Sie ein Zimmerfrei? With SABINE MICHAEL , PETER SAHLA Written by MARGARET WIGHTMAN Producer IRIS SPRANKLING (Complementary TV programmes on BBC1. today at 10.55 am and BBC2. Saturday at 6.30pm) (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Mick Webb
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Dave Harvey
Producer: Christopher Stone
Unknown: Jean-Michel Duffrene
Script By: Duncan Shiels
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Written By: Margaret Wightman

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.5 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11.0am)

: News


: A Wolf in Frog's Clothing

Two more tall stories by ALPHONSE ALLAIS
2: Finis Britanniae and The Language of Flowers
Read by Christopher Godwin
English translation by MILES KINGTON Producer nigel ACHESON (R)


Stories By: Alphonse Allais
Stories By: Finis Britanniae
Read By: Christopher Godwin
Translation By: Miles Kington
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Bookshelf

(Details on Thursday at 4.5pm)

: Raffles

2: Gentlemen and Players
(Details on Wed at 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: E. W. Hornung

: In Praise of God

for the Reformation
A programme of words and music exploring the era of the Reformation, introduced by Robert D. Kernohan


Introduced By: Robert D. Kernohan
Introduced By: With Brett
Organist: Avril Clark
Organist: Peter Wright
Directed By: Barry Rose

: 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. Brian Redhead and guests travel hopefully.... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Shirley

by CHARLOTTE BRONTE 5: Louis Moore
(Details on Friday at 3.0pm) Stereo


Unknown: Louis Moore

: News

: The Sunday Feature

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

: Searching for God

A series of seven talks in which Sir Richard Acland reflects on his lifelong quest for a way of expressing religious truth which has meaning for 20th-century men and women. Reader BRIAN GEAR 1: Setting Out BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir Richard Acland

: Talk of the Town, Talk of the Country

Stanley Ellis reaches the end of his journey along Britain's linguistic B-roads.
6: Of Gaels and Gales
Producer SIMON ELMES (R) Stereo


Unknown: Stanley Ellis
Unknown: Jo MacDonald
Producer: Simon Elmes

: John Morgan on Mining

For his last talk in the series John Morgan revisits the mining villages of his childhood. Producer JULIAN COLES (R)


Unknown: John Morgan
Producer: Julian Coles

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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