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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers
7.15 LW Apna Hi Ghar
Samajhiye. BBC Birmingham
7.45 LW Bells on Sunday from St Denys, Colmworth, Bedfordshire
Turning Over New Leaves
Tim Lenton reviews The Crystal Spirit: Lech Walesa and His Poland by MARY CRAIG.


Unknown: Tim Lenton
Unknown: Lech Walesa
Unknown: Mary Craig.

: Open University

7.0 Science: The Story of DOT
7.20 A Model of Despotism
7.40 Understanding Chemistry

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views Presented by Ted Harrison Producer BEVERLEY MCAINSH


Presented By: Ted Harrison
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Thora Hird

talks, for the Week's 's Good Cause, about work being undertaken to improve the quality of life of elderly people. Donations to: Help the Aged,
[address removed]


Unknown: St James

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Alistair Cooke 's American Collection starts on Wednesday at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church, Glasgow conducted by THE REV GEORGE PHILIP
Readings: John 14, vv 1-9 Colossians 1, vv 11-20
Hymns: I'll thee extol my God
0 King; Jesus, thou joy ofloving hearts; I heard the voice of Jesus say; And can it be; Spirit divine, attend our prayers Organist DAVID MEEK BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: George Philip

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


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

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Elton John began his career as a tea-boy for a music publisher. In conversation with Michael Parkinson , he talks about his first band, Bluesology, about his song-writing partnership with the lyricist Bernie Taupin , about how he became an international pop star, and about his long association with Watford
Football Club. He also chooses his eight records.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Bernie Taupin
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

(Detailson Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

Anyone Can See I Love You by MARILYN BOWERING
Today is the 60th anniversary of the birth of Marilyn Monroe ... and I want to say that if lama star - the people made me a star - no studio, no person, but the people did. (MARILYN MONROE) Musicians ROBERT PETTIGREW KENNY ELUS and JIMMY WOODS A haunting experience
(PLAYS INTERNATIONAL) a very classy ptece of work
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Marilyn Bowering
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Musicians: Robert Pettigrew
Musicians: Kenny Elus
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Marilyn Monroe: Hetty Baynes
the piano player: Stuart Milligan

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse meets another of the eight finalists in the RADIO TiMEs/Radio 4 Enterprise competition. 5: Pendock Limited
John Walker , unemployed, has been transformed into the managing director of an expanding company through his innovative range of timber products for the DIY market. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham
(Just for Starters, an 'Enterprise' special, on Thursday at 7.40pm)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: John Walker

: The Food Programme

Should restaurants be obliged to list the contents of the meals they offer? Barbara Myers talks to Derek Cooper.


Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Options

4.0 Mexican Journey The last of four programmes by HUGH O'SHAUGHNESSY Mexico in the World The geography of the Americas has put Mexico in an ideal position to influence political events in the region, and to mediate between the USA and the Central American states. Producer MICK WEBB (R) For booklist, send SAE to: Mexican Journey, [address removed]
4.30 Plato to NATO An introduction to political thought. Seven programmes Presented by BRIAN REDHEAD 6: Mill and Marx John Stuart Mill (1806-73) believed that the use of reason can settle fundamental conflicts, and that man's future will be an improvement on his past. Karl Marx (1818-83) developed his theories out of a response to capitalism, and 20th-century politics bears the imprint of his scorn for capitalist society. With DR JOHN GRAY of Jesus College, Oxford and DR TERRELL CARVER Of the University of Bristol Programme consultant IAIN HAMPSHER MONK Producer CHRISTQPHER STONE (R) Book, 'Political Thoughtfrom Plato to Nato 'price £3.95 available from booksellers
5.0 Worldmakers Ten programmes in which ANGUS CALDER shows how human beings respond to challenge. 5: From Babel to Babylon 'Language is the feature of organised life that has made all the difference between humankind and animal kind....' RICHARD ALLSOPP , one of the contributors to today's programme, on a resource that emerged 45,000 years ago. Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS (R) (For book list with map and time-chart send an 8 x 12SAEto: Worldmakers.[address removed]
5.30 Get By in Spanish An intensive language course in five weekly programmes for travellers
4: Getting the Time With MARiA ANTONIA MARCOS and EDUARDO DELGADO Course writer JANE FREELAND Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R) Book, £1. 75; set of two cassettes, £7.48 from retailers


Producer: Mick Webb
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Karl Marx
Unknown: Dr John Gray
Unknown: Dr Terrell Carver
Unknown: Iain Hampsher
Unknown: Angus Calder
Unknown: Richard Allsopp
Producer: Joan Griffiths
Producer: Eduardo Delgado
Unknown: Jane Freeland

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway visit the Bath and West Show to ask questions of the people they meet there.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Hampstead and Hampstead Heath.
(Details tomorrow at 11. Oam L W)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presented by Sally Feldman Producer MARY HARDIMAN


Presented By: Sally Feldman
Producer: Mary Hardiman

: The Man Who Was Thursday

A Nightmare by G. K. CHESTERTON
1: The Secret of Gabriel Syme Stereo
(Full details on Friday at 3.0pm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 37 and WODDIS ON: page 105


Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Unknown: Gabriel Syme

: Bookshelf

An exploration of the life and work of Spain's greatest 20th-century poet and dramatist,
Federico Garcia Lorca
Introduced by Hunter Davies


Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca
Introduced By: Hunter Davies

: Wood Magic

The first of three programmes with The Medici String Quartet, featuring the words and music of three famous composers:
Elgar, Smetana and Janacek.
Part 1: A presentation in words and music of the life of Sir Edward Elgar including a complete performance of his Piano Quintet
Written and compiled by MICHAEL KENNEDY with Richard Pasco Barbara Leigh-Hunt
John Bingham (piano)
The Medici String Quartet Paul Robertson (violin) David Matthews (violin)
Ivo-Jan van der Werff (viola) Anthony Lewis (cello) Producers IAN COTTERELL and PATRICK LAMBERT. Stereo


Unknown: Sir Edward Elgar
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Piano: John Bingham
Violin: Paul Robertson
Violin: David Matthews
Viola: Ivo-Jan van Der Werff
Cello: Anthony Lewis
Producers: Ian Cotterell
Producers: Patrick Lambert.

: News

: NATO: A Time for Change

The last of three programmes The Dangerous Years
The recent Libyan crisis has exposed, more publicly than ever before, the strains within NATO between the USA and her European allies. Last week,
NATO foreign ministers met in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in what has been described as one of the most important sessions in the history of the Alliance.
Christopher Lee , the BBC's Defence and Foreign Affairs
Correspondent, chairs a debate on the future of the Alliance.
Could it exist without the USA? Can it survive the era of Star Wars, Gorbachev, and of outside conflicts which, like
Libya, involve the interests of NATO members?
An international panel of leading analysts discuss their views and answer questions from an invited audience at Chatham House, London. Producer BLAIR THOMSON (In association with the Royal Institutefor
International Affairs)
(Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.0am LW)


Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening
Office of Compline Stereo

: The Power of the Preachers

Eric Lord uses rare archive recordings to reveal the preaching powers of three Methodist ministers. Stereo
(Full details on Wednesday at 11.0am LW)


Presenter: Eric Lord

: * 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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