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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of music
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: Open University

7.0 Science: Metabolic Pathways
7.20 Musical Drama
7.40 Living with Technology

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers
Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home BBC Birmingham
7.45 L W
Bells on Sunday from St Thomas's Church, Lymington, Hampshire
Turning Over New Leaves
John Witheridge reviews and selects readings from Rich Man , Poor Man by PETER LEE.


Unknown: John Witheridge
Unknown: Rich Man
Unknown: Peter Lee.

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes Producer DAVID COOMES


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

: Deryck Guyler

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about work being undertaken to provide accommodation for chronically sick men and boys who, for various reasons, are excluded from most caring institutions. Donations to: Deryck Guyler, Turner Home , [address removed]


Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Turner Home

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

with holidaymakers and families from Wesley Methodist Church, Newquay, Cornwall conducted by THE REV PETER CREW Introit: Holy, holy, holy (F. C. Maker). Anthem: Let all the world (Palmear) Readings (New World Translation): I
Corinthians 13, v 1 14, vl; John 15, w 11-17
Hymns (Hymns and Psalms): How wonderful this world of thine (336); God is love, His the care (220); Father of Jesus Christ, my Lord (693)
Organist and choirmaster HUBERT JULIAN
Assistant organist


Choirmaster: Hubert Julian
Organist: Donald Hosking.

: 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

Roger Vadim speaks to Roy Plomley.
Stereo (Details on Friday at 9.5 am)


Guest: Roger Vadim
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: 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

A Kind of Hallowe'en by GERRY JONES with Ray Smith , Peter Jeffrey Jim Norton and Cyril Shaps A man awakens beside the grave of Dylan Thomas. He walks into the local pub and meets one of the characters out of Under Milk Wood. Who is he and what is he doing? Narrator JIM NORTON
Superb new play (OBSERVER) Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo (Society of Authors' 1985 Sony Award for best new radio script)
(First broadcast on Radio 3)
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Unknown: Gerry Jones
Unknown: Ray Smith
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Dylan Thomas.
Narrator: Jim Norton
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Man: Ray Smith
Psychiatrist: Peterjefmey
Orderly: Sean Barrett
Welshman/Policeman: Haydn Jones
Fisherman: Christopher Douglas
Barman/Doctor: David Garth
Old blind man: Cyril Shaps
Landlord: Brian Carroll
American man: Willl4lm Hope
American woman: Maggie McCarthy
Ladies at party: Helena Breck
Ladies at party: , Ellen McIntosh
Pianist: Martin Goldstein

: More for Love Than Money

'To be the parish clerk, you get all the knocks and not very much of the credit.'
None the less it's an essential part of life in a community, and a vital link with local government. Lynn ten Kate visits a small rural parish to find out what the post entails. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Producer: Susan Snailum

: A Splendid Discipline

A series which traces the development of music within the cinema.
1: Seasoning and Relish
The fun days of the magic lantern and bioscope. Written and presented by Diane Shelley
Producer PETER PILBEAM BBC Manchester


Presented By: Diane Shelley
Producer: Peter Pilbeam

: Options

4.0 Latin America: A Revolutionary Utopia An edited version of a recent seminar at the ICA, chaired by RICHARD GOTT Since its discovery by Columbus, Latin America has had a special place in the European imagination, the fertile recipient of political fantasies of left and right. But how true is it that we in Europe have exported the Utopias we would rather not inhabit? Speakers: MALCOLM DEAS (St Antony's College, Oxford) ROBIN BLACKBURN (New Left Review) JOSE GUILLERMO MERCHIOR (Brazilian Charge d'affaires) FRED HALLlDA (London School of Economics) Producer MICK WEBB
4.30 The Scots Tongue Six documentaries about the language of lowland Scotland, written and presented by BILLY KAY
1: The Border Ground The links between the Borders' dialects today and the origins of the national language Musicians TONY CUFFE DEREK HOY and BILLY JACKSON Producer BRUCE YOUNG (First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)
5.0 Back on Course All over Britain mature people of all ages are 'going back to school' to pick up new skills and improve job prospects. In the third of six programmes, MARGARET KORVING talks to Some of them about what they are doing and why. Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.30 Get By in Italian A five-programme beginners' course with ANNAMARIA GRECAS and GIANCARLO CICCONE 2: Shopping Around Course writer BOB powell (R) (E)


Unknown: Richard Gott
Unknown: Malcolm Deas
Unknown: Robin Blackburn
Unknown: Guillermo Merchior
Unknown: Fred Halllda
Producer: Mick Webb
Presented By: Billy Kay
Musicians: Tony Cuffe
Musicians: Derek Hoy
Musicians: Billy Jackson
Producer: Bruce Young
Talks: Margaret Korving
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Producer: Giancarlo Ciccone
Unknown: Bob Powell

: The Other Orient Express

Canada's Transcontinental Railway
One hundred years ago,
Canada's first transcontinental train steamed into Vancouver at the end of its 3,000-mile journey across some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in the world. That first train, which was only 15 minutes late at the end of its five-and-a-half-day journey, marked not only a magnificent feat of engineering but also a turning point in Canadian history. In short, it bound the new diverse provinces into federation.
Mike Baker has been sampling the delights of Canada's Orient Express as it journeyed from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Producers PETER ROBINS and FRANK SMITH


Unknown: Mike Baker
Producers: Peter Robins
Producers: Frank Smith

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Lionel Kelleway and Fergus Keeling


Presented By: Lionel Kelleway
Presented By: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11. 0 am)

: News



Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presented by Sally Feldman Producer JILL BURRIDGE


Presented By: Sally Feldman
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Light That Failed

Stereo (Details on Friday at 3. 0pm)


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with Vivien and Michael Noakes


Unknown: Michael Noakes

: The Music Makers

Edward Seckerson meets five of the best of British. 4: Paul Crossley
'If you had shown Ravel's
Gaspard de la nuit to Mozart, he wouldn't have imagined two human hands capable of playing it.'
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN Stereo (R)(E)


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Paul Crossley

: A Word in Edgeways

Why are medical ethics so fashionable, and what are those involved in the subject hoping to achieve? Brian Redhead in conversation with The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp; solicitor
Wendy Mantle ; and Dr Raanon Gillon , editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics
Producer EDWARD LUCAS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Wendy Mantle
Unknown: Dr Raanon Gillon
Producer: Edward Lucas

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: The Sunday Feature: Wild Justice

by Maurice Keens Soper
A dramatised account of the impeachment of Warren Hastings, ex-Governor-General of Bengal, before the House of Lords. An ordeal that lasted over 149 days from February 1788 to April 1795.
"In England the state is embodied in its laws; in India it is embodied in men. The whole history of Asia proves the invariable exercise of arbitrary power." (WARREN HASTINGS)
"Those who give and those who receive arbitrary power are alike criminal. It is a contradiction in terms, it is blasphemy in religion, it is wickedness in politics." (EDMUND BURKE)
Stereo (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.0am)


Unknown: Maurice Keens Soper
Unknown: Warren Hastings
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Michael Hadley.
Unknown: Brian Hewlett
Unknown: Peter Howell.
Unknown: Stuart Organ
Unknown: George Parsons.
Unknown: Tim Reynolds
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Directed By: John Theocharis.
Warren Hastings: Edward de Souza
Edmund Burke: T P McKenna
William Markham: Eric Stovell
Sir Philip Francis: Richard Durden
Mrs Hastings: Pauline Letts
Mr Law: John Church

: Seeds of Faith

A Prayer for the Coming Messiah Rabbi Anthony Bayfield ,
Director of the Sternberg Centre for Judaism, explores the prayers of the Jewish people. Stereo


Unknown: Anthony Bayfield

: In Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees Presented by Steve McCormack Producer FRANK SMITH


Presented By: Steve McCormacK
Producer: Frank Smith

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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