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: News Briefing

: *. Prelude

A selection of music BBC Birmingham otereo

: Morning Has Broken

A sequence of hymns
Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: Open University

7.0 Maths Foundation Tutorial
7.20 Humour in Classical Music
7.40 Social Sciences: Grapevine

: News

7.10 L WSunday Papers
Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home A programme for Asian usteners
BBC Birmingham
Correspondence in English or your own language should be sent to: Make Yourself at Home BBC
Broadcasting Centre, Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham B5 7SA
Bells on Sunday from St Denys' Church, Rotherfield, East Sussex
Turning Over New Leaves with David Winter 's choice of holiday reading


Unknown: David Winter

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad
Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes Producer DAVID COOMES


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

: Julie Christie

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the remarkable
24-hour telephone service which has given help and advice to over 9,000 women and girls who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
Donations to: The Rape Counselling and Research Project, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

Mass from the Church of St Thomas More, West Mailing in Kent
Celebrant and Preacher BISHOP
JOHN JUKES (Area Bishop of Kent) Prayers led by FR TIMOTHY DALY
Director of Music E. MCEVOY
Hymns (Celebration Hymnal): Israeli Folk Mass (367); Lord
Jesus Christ (170); Lord accept the gifts we offer (177); Oh, the love of my Lord (231); Go, the mass is ended (102)
Readings (JB): Ecclesiastes 1, v 2; 2, vv 21-23; Colossians 3, w 1-5,9-11; Luke 12, w 13-21


Unknown: John Jukes
Unknown: Fr Timothy Daly

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Simon Bates Stereo


Presented By: Simon Bates

: Desert Island Discs

Norman Lewis has spent a lifetime travelling the world and writing about it. In conversation with Michael Parkinson he recalls his curious up-bringing in Wales with three maiden aunts, his travels in Cuba where he met Ernest Hemingway and his love of Naples which led to his writing two books on the Mafia. He also chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9. 5 am)


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Picnics

With members of the Jubilee Ladies' Fishing Club,
Susan Marling found herself indulging in the abundant fruits of Evesham.
(Details on Wednesday at 10. 0 am)


Unknown: Susan Marling

: The Afternoon Play

A Man Alone
Three plays by ANDREW rissik
Philip's friends consider him a success. He has written novels, produced television programmes - made a name for himself. But he is dogged by a sense of failure and by the recollection of a friendship that started at prep school in the 1930s, when he first met
Anthony. A friendship that was to go tragically wrong.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo (R)
(Nert Sunday: 'Jennifer')


Unknown: Andrew Rissik
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Philip Tremayne: Ronald Pickup
Anthony: Benedict Taylor
Laura: Tessa Peake-Jones
Philip's father: Patrick Troughton
Mr Tomkin: George Baker
a boyPhilip: Barnaby Rhys-Jones
Anthonya boy: Thomas Amlot
Bookseller/Porter: Brian Smith
Consultant: Richard Durden

: A Splendid Discipline

A series which traces the development of music within the cinema.
2: Spellbound in Darkness
The days of the early cinema Written and introduced by Diane Shelley
Producer PETER PILBLBEAM BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Diane Shelley
Producer: Peter Pilblbeam

: Northern Lights

Two hundred years ago the Northern Lighthouse Board was set up by Act of Parliament to ensure the safe passage of shipping around the coast of Scotland.
Reevel Alderson traces the Board's history from coal-fired beacon to automated lighthouse.

: Options

4.0 Inside Castro's Cuba Two documentary reports by BERNARD JACKSON
1: Health and Education Two of the major aims of the Cuban Revolution were health and education for all. How far has Cuba achieved these goals, and at what cost? Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
4.30 The Scots Tongue A series of six documentaries written and presented by BILLY KAY
2: Makars to Miners The speech of Fife miners has its roots in languages brought to this country before the flowering of Scotland's court poets in the 15th century. Readers PETER RAFFAN. JOHNSHEDDEN 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 - and finding it enjoyable and worthwhile. In the fourth of six programmes, MARGARET KORIVING talks to some of them about what they are doing and why. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.30 Get By in Italian A five-programme beginners' course for travellers on holiday or business With ANNAMARIA GRECAS and GIANCARLO CICCONE 3: Travelling Around Course writer BOB POWELL Study booklet, £1. 75; pack of two cassettes, £7.48: from retailers (R)(E)


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Presented By: Billy Kay
Readers: Peter Raffan.
Unknown: Derek Hoy
Unknown: Billy Jackson
Producer: Bruce Young
Talks: Margaret Koriving
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Producer: Giancarlo Ciccone
Unknown: Bob Powell

: The Natural History Programme

Lionel Kelleway uncovers the role of disease in the decline of the Hawaiian goose and Fergus Keeling finds out about the sexually transmitted disease which is ravaging the Australian koala population.


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Newhaven, East Sussex. (Details tomorwwat 11.0am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Sauy Feldman
Producer: Liz Mardall

: The Light That Failed

Stereo (Details on Friday at 3. 0pm)

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Humphrey Carpenter and Isobel Quigly to pick some paperbacks.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Isobel Quigly

: The Music Makers

Edward Seckerson meets five of the best of British. 5: Simon Rattle.
'You don't just "buy" a Stradivarius orchestra. You have to build an orchestra: that's the business I'm in.' Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN Stereo (R) (E)


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Simon Rattle.

: A Word In Edgeways

Creativity and interference; how far should writers and composers be involved in the interpretation and performance of their work?
Brian Redhead in conversation with composer Peter Maxwell Da vies, playwright
Anne Devlin , and poet Jeff Nuttall Producer EDWARD LUCAS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Anne Devlin
Unknown: Jeff Nuttall
Producer: Edward Lucas

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: The Sunday Feature

A Glimpse of the Burning Plain adapted by CHARLES ALLEN from his recent book
A series of three programmes 1: 'I Never Knew What Idleness Was Befare'
When Charlotte Canning sailed for India in 1855 as the wife of the newly appointed Governor-General, she and Queen Victoria began an exchange of letters which not only provide a picture of India before, during, and after the terrible mutiny, but which also reveal the private characters of two of the most remarkable women of the 19th century.
'Great cockroaches, as big as mice, are very common. They run along the floor and now and then spread their wings and fly upon me! Small red ants are in such quantities that we are obliged to put the legs of the dressing tables into little saucers of water.'
Narrator John Westbrook with Richard Durden and Irene Sutcliffe
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.0am) (Prunella Scales is in 'When We Are Married'at the Whitehall Theatre, London)
0 FEATURE: page 74


Adapted By: Charles Allen
Narrator: John Westbrook
Unknown: Richard Durden
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Producer: Alan Haydock.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Charlotte Canning: Claire Bloom
Queen Victoria: Pruneua Scales

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: Hush.... Money

A series of four programmes 1: A Little Learning
Money (rather like sex in Victorian times) is not a subject for polite conversation. Though it determines our choice of friends, partners, jobs and homes, there's a time and place for money talk.
Laurie Taylor seeks to break this traditional silence with those who breach the taboo - from the morning seminar where workers seek enlightenment, to the classroom where children are persuaded to pocket the stuff, to the event where even aristocrats deign to utter the vulgar word. Researcher MARINA SALANDY Producer SHARON BANOFF (R)


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Ten Thousand Miles on an Overdraft

A series of four programmes 1: Raising the Wind
The year was 1961. Fred Basnett was an impecunious copywriter, but that didn't deter him from joining an equally poor friend who owned a vintage Alvis. Off they set for Moscow, via Norway and the Arctic Circle.... (R)


Unknown: Fred Basnett

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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