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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

A sequence of hymns presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: Open University

7.0 Maths Transforming Graphs
7.20 18th-century Political Prints
7.40 Technology: Beyond Electric Money

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers
7.15 LW
Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home A programme for Asian listeners
BBC Birmingham
Correspondence in English or your own language should be sent to: Make Yourself at Home, BBC
Broadcasting Centre. Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham BS 7SA
7.45LWBells on Sunday from AU Saints' Church, Edmonton, North London
7.50-7.55 Z.W
Turning Over New Leaves John Harriot reviews and selects readings from
The Oxford Dictionary of Popes by J. N. D. KELLY


Unknown: John Harriot
Unknown: J. N. D. Kelly

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Relegious news and views from home and abroad
Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes Producer DAVID COOMBES


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

: Roy Kinnear

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about a successful scheme helping young unemployed people to set up their own businesses independent of state benefits. Donations to:
Instant Muscle, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Caversham Baptist Free Church conducted by THE REV DENNIS E. WELLER
Hymns (Mission Praise): Christ is made the sure foundation; Bind us together
Lord; Thine be the glory; Christ triumphant ever reigning Readings (GNB): Romans 6, vv 1-11; John 20, vv 24-31 Organist philip BOWCOCK


Unknown: Dennis E. Weller

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


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

: Pick of the Week

Extracts from BBC radio and television programmes
Selected by Ian Skidmore Stereo


Unknown: Ian Skidmore Stereo

: Desert Island Discs

Arthur Hailey 's novels, which include Hotel and Airport, have made him one of the world's best-selling authors. He was born in England, but emigrated first to Canada after wartime service in the RAF, and then to the Bahamas.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson , he talks about the many jobs he held before becoming a full-time writer, about the television play with which he made the breakthrough, and about his working methods.
He also chooses the eight records 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: Arthur Hailey
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
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 Lancing, West Sussex (Detailson Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

The Lady's Not for Burning by CHRISTOPHER FRY
The play is set in the Mayor's parlour in the town of Cool
Clary. The year is 1400, more or less, or exactly


Unknown: Christopher Fry
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Thomas Mendip: Nigel Hawthorne
Jennet Jourdemayne: Sarah Badel

: The Food Programme

Fish Scales
Derek Cooper takes the measure of the biggest inland fish market in the world - Billingsgate


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Options

4.0 The Mind in Focus The third of five programmes exploring current thinking in psychology Religious Belief Why do rational people hold non-verifiable beliefs? Is it possible to avoid a system of beliefs, or are they a necessary part of the human condition? PETER EVANS introduces the topic, and chairs a discussion between JOHN BOWKER , Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, JONATHAN RILEY SMITH , Professor of History at the University of London, and psychiatrist, DR ANTHONY STORR Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (R)
4.30 Never the Same Again JENNI mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
3: He thinks we're trying topoison him Jim was 21 when his family discovered he was a schizophrenic.
5.0 Brainwaves The education magazine presented by MARGARET PERCY Should acts of worship and the teachingof Christianity be removed from the classroom altogether? Also, the Maths Maze: the first in a series of guides for parents wishing to help their children with modern maths. Producer SIMON MAJOR (R)
5.30 Get By in German The first of five programmes An introductory course for travellers on business or holiday Getting Food and Drink Ordering breakfast; going to a restaurant; paying the bill; tipping the waiter. With GABI ENGLET and JURGEN ANDERSEN Course writer and series producer EDITH BAER (R) Book, £1. 75; two cassettes. £7.48 from retailers


Introduces: Peter Evans
Unknown: John Bowker
Unknown: Jonathan Riley Smith
Unknown: Dr Anthony Storr
Presented By: Margaret Percy
Presented By: Jurgen Andersen
Producer: Edith Baer

: The Natural History Programme

African wildlife and the great Victorian fern fetish: two reports by Nick Davies and Fergus Keeling


Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Mold, Clwyd
(Details tomorrow at 11. am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Sally Feldman , from the Woman's Hour team, brings you the highlights of the past week's programmes.


Unknown: Sally Feldman
Producer: Mary Hardiman

: Lord of Misrule

The last of nine episodes The Conjurer Judged
Stereo (Details: Wednesday 12.27pm)


Unknown: Gareth Jones

: Venomous Corruption and the Evil Eye

In the Middle Ages, every prudent desert traveller would pack a mirror to give protection against the lethal stares of basilisks. It was common knowledge that if flying dragons left their dank and venomous caves for the air above Britain, trouble was brewing for the King or the Church.
Peter Hogarth , of the University of York, tells some tales about the role of mythical beasts in medieval society, and discovers that the greatest slayer of dragons was not St George but a Swedish zoologist.


Unknown: Peter Hogarth
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe.
Unknown: Richard Durden.
Unknown: Deborah Cohen

: Bookshelf

Christopher Frayling proves that the Great American Cowboy is alive and well.
Introduced by Hunter Davies Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Introduced By: Hunter Davies

: The Monarchy in Britain

The second in a series of eight programmes looking at various aspects of the lifestyle of HM The Queen and the Royal Family
The Palace and the Press Presented by Brian Hoey
Producer DEW1 SMITH. BBC Wales


Presented By: Brian Hoey
Producer: Dew1 Smith.

: The Evening Play

The Great Feast by MANNU BHANDARI dramatised by WILLIAM ASH
A young man is found dead following the burning of homes in the quarter of the 'Untouchables' (Harijans), in his Indian village. While it is obvious to all that there has been an official cover-up, it is equally obvious that everyone of political substance wants to use the incident for their own ends. Saxena, a local police officer, might have to take a stand in pursuit of the truth.
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo (R)


Unknown: Mannu Bhandari
Dramatised By: William Ash
Directed By: Penny Gold
Saxena: Zia Mohyeddin
Saxena's wife: Jamila Massey
Da Sahib: Renu Setna
Lakhan Singh: Dev Sagoo
Police chief: Tony Wredden
Mahesh Sharma/Servant: Derrick Branche
Hira: Geoffrey Matthews
Sukul Babu: Kaleem Janjua
Sukul: Babu'S Asst/dinesh
Joravar: Rashid Karapiet
Binda: Bhasker
Rukma: Souad Faress

: News

: The Sunday Feature

A World of Their Own
'You need an armour-plated liberty bodice to be the parent of an autistic child,' according to Janet Burgess , mother of one of those tiny number of children who inhabit a secret world.
No one knows whether autistic children feel the same, or see life in the same way, as other people. All that is certain is that they bring special agonies and very special joys in their wake. Written and presented by Bert Tosh
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 11. 0 am)


Unknown: Janet Burgess
Presented By: Bert Tosh
Producer: Simon Major

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline sung by a section of the BBC SINGERS. Stereo

: The Lucky Country

When Australian Prime
Minister Bob Hawke came to power in 1983, he embarked on a bold economic experiment, turning his back on the solutions favoured by Mrs Thatcher and most other
Western leaders. The critics said it wouldn't work.
Three years on, Heather Payton finds out who was right - and whether Britain might benefit from the same treatment.


Unknown: Bob Hawke
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Heather Payton

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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