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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Morning Has Broken

A sequence of hymns
Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: News

710 iWSunday Papers
7.15LW ApnaHiGhar Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45LW Bells
7.50-7.55 L WTurning Over New Leaves
Johnston Mackay reads from Christ and the Cosmos by GORDON STRACHAN


Unknown: Johnston MacKay
Unknown: Gordon Strachan

: Open University

7.0 Science: Navigating the Earth
7.20 Preparing for Associate Studies
7.40 Life and Death

: 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

: Anneka Rice

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about residential workshops where a homely environment is provided for Physically disabled men who are too badly handicapped to be accepted at government training establishments.
Donations: to: Searchlight Workshops [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

(Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Afamily Eucharist (ASB, Rite A) from St Martin 's Parish Church Wythenshawe, Manchester celebrated by THE REV HARRY CALLAGHAN Hymns: God is love, let heav'n adore him (100 Hymns for Today, 32); Forgive our sins as we forgive (100 Hymns for Today, 29); Immortal love, forever full (A&MR, 208);
Just as I am, without one plea (A&MR, 349)
Readings (NEB): Colossians 1, w 18-23; John 8, vv 2-11 Gloria (Appleford)
Organist JAMES MCKENDRICK BBC Manchester


Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Harry Callaghan
Organist: James McKendrick

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Diane Culverhouse
Producer: William Smethurst

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo. (Revised broadcast of last Friday 's programme)


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Bruce Oldfield has achieved an international reputation as a fashion designer. In conversation with Michael Parkinson he talks about his upbringing, first by a foster mother, then in one of Dr Barnardo's homes, his art college days, and the problems of breaking into the fashion world. He also selects the eight records that he would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Bruce Oldfield
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Bury Horticultural Society, Lancashire
(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

The Parachute by DAVID MERCER adapted for radio by DENYS HAWTHORNE with and
Werner von Reger was brought up to be a man apart, despising the antics of the new rulers and the people who obeyed their orders. But by 1940 he is obeying the Fuhrer's orders and has to test a new parachute that nobody thinks will work.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo


Unknown: David Mercer
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Werner von Reger
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Werner: Kenneth Branagh
Father: Jack May
Mother: Rowena Cooper
Anna: Tessa Wojtczak
Klaus: James McPherson

: Barry Fantoni Asks....

are you passionate about a Pig? In business with a Buffalo or related to a Rooster? He tells
DILLY BARLOW all about Chinese horoscopes.
(Barry Fantoni 's Chinese Horoscopes tomorrow at 8.43am)


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Andrew Parfitt
Unknown: Barry Fantoni

: Options

4.0 Modem European Authors Ten programmes on some of Europe's most admired 20th-century writers 6: Bertolt Brecht 'To think, or write, or produce a play also means: to transform society, to transform the state, to subject ideologies to close scrutiny.' An introduction to the life and works of Bertolt Brecht by JOHN NEWTON , in conversation with writer JOHN WILLETT and theatre director RICHARD Williams. Producer iris SPRANKUNG
4.30 lDigamel A 20-part radio course for beginners in Spanish 16: Daily Routines With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by BOB WINTERFLOOD (R) (Book, £4.95; Tutors'notes, £2,75; three cassettes, £3.74 each; Records 1 and E2.88 each; Record 3, £3.39)
5.0 Get By in Arabic A six-part introduction to everyday spoken Arabic, set in Cairo and designed for holidaymakers and business-people. Presented by AHDAF SOUEIF and AUX REFAIE
1: Meeting People Written by HILARY WISE and SALAH EL-GHOBASHY Producer ALAN WILDING (R) (Book and two cassettes available from bookshops)
5.30Deutschdirekt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners 16: Regensburg und Richtung Salzburg A first look at 'the loveliest city on earth' With SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA Script by MARGARET WIGHTMAN (Book £5. 95; three cassettes, £3, 75 each available from bookshops) (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: John Newton
Unknown: John Willett
Director: Richard Williams.
Producer: Iris Sprankung
Script By: Bob Winterflood
Presented By: Ahdaf Soueif
Written By: Hilary Wise
Producer: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Script By: Margaret Wightman

: Origins

Britain - Outpost of Empire The climate is gloomy, with much rain and cloud, but there is no extreme cold. The sun does not set and rise but simply passes by. The crops are slow to ripen, but spring up quickly. The same cause accounts for both the great moistness of the land and the atmosphere. (TACITUS) In a series of six programmes Malcolm Billings and Mark Hassall tell the story of the Roman colonisation of Britain and describe how archaeologists are piecing together a picture of life during those 400 years. 4: The Villa-Estates Reader HUGH DICKSON
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mark Hassall
Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: John Knight.

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway join in a battle for badgers in Sussex.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Llantwit Major, South Glamorgan
(Details tomorrow at 11.0 am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: David Symonds

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Sally Feldman with highlights from the past week's programmes.


Unknown: Sally Feldman
Producer: Mary Hardiman

: Lord of Misrule

by GARETH JONES with and The first of nine episodes The Conjurer
1745: Gruffydd returns to Wales hoping to regain his lands. But the Jacobite Rebellion drives out George n and deposes the Squire of Cwmystwyth, Sir John Ffowlke.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Gareth Jones
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Gruffydd: Philip Madoc
Sir John Ffowlke: Peter Halliday
Madlen: Meg Wynn Owen
Charles Edward Stuart: Gareth Armstrong
Rhiannon Bevan: Lisabeth Mles
Hywel Bevan: Robert Blythe
lolo: John Davies
Talbbt: Graham Blockey
Maude Ffowlke: Patricia Kane
Thomas Powell: Gerald James
Morgan Brewer: Maurice Elliott
Buddug: Di Botcher
Sian: Rhian Morgan

: Profile

The last of six programmes Producer DAVID POWELL


Producer: David Powell

: Time of My Life

Schooldays: the best time of your life, they say.... but not for everyone. In the last of six talks, David Gilliland recalls, far from fondly, his years spent fighting a losing battle with Scotland's public school system. Coming and Going
Producer iain MACDONALD
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: David Gilliland

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies talks to the travel writer Jonathan Raban about his first novel, Foreign Land. Anne Catchpole investigates the poems and songs of Rabindranath Tagore.


Talks: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Unknown: Rabindranath Tagore.

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: Jude the Obscure

3: The Curse of Consciousness Stereo (Details on Friday at 3. Opm)


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: News

: The Sunday Feature

The Mystery of MV 'Derbyshire' A World Tonight Special Report More than five years have passed since the disappearance of the Derbyshire, a 166,000-ton British combination carrier which was lost in a tropical storm in the Pacific.
No distress signal was heard. No wreckage was found. There were 44 people on board. None survived. Relatives still don't know exactly how - or why - they died. There has never been a public inquiry.
Only now, because of the persistent detective work of one man, a marine salvage investigator who lost a son, is the tragedy being more vigorously probed.
Reporter Larry Harris Producer FRANK SMITH


Reporter: Larry Harris
Producer: Frank Smith

: Hidden Glory

C. S. Lewis: The Man and His Joy The Rev Richard Harries, Dean of King's College, London, presents the first of six reflections on C.S. Lewis. Producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Producer: Frances Gumley

: In Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees Presented by John Sergeant Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: John Sergeant
Producer: Peter Robins

: * 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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