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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: Urban Geology
7.20 A Portrait of Adam Smith
7.40 Cancer Research: Which Way?


Unknown: Adam Smith

: News

7.10 LWSunday Papers
7.15 LW
Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye BBC Birmingham
7.45 L W Bells on Sunday from St Michael 's, Withyham, East Sussex
Turning Over New Leaves with Rosemary Foxcroft 's choice of holiday reading


Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Rosemary Foxcroft

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcastat 7.10 am LW)

: Sunday

Religious news and views Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Coomes

: Brian Redhead

talks, for the Week's 's Good
Cause, about research into the biggest area of health and medical concern in this country. Donations to: The Mental Health Foundation, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcastat 7.10 am LW)

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Mourne Presbyterian
Church, Kilkeel, County Down conducted by THE REV DAVID MCGAUGHEY assisted by THE REV KENNETH PATTERSON
Organist and choirmistress STELLA CHAMBERS
Readings (AV): Isaiah 6, w 1-8; n Corinthians 5, vv 12-21
Hymns (RCH): Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim (168); What a friend (701); Summer suns are glowing (613); Take up thy cross (501) Psalm 23 (Wiltshire) BBC Northern Ireland

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: Liz Rigbey

: Pick of the Week

Extracts from BBC radio and television programmes selected by Anne Nightingale Stereo

: Desert Island Discs

Virginia Holgate has won two medals in the Olympic Games as a horse trials rider.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson , she recalls her childhood travels round the world with her father, who was in the Royal Marines, and talks about her career, which nearly ended with a disastrous fall. She also chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo


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

: Picnics

2: Old School Ties
Susan Marling assesses life in Wells Cathedral School.
(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Susan Marling

: The Afternoon Play

A Man Alone
Three plays by ANDREW rissk with Ronald Pickup as Philip Tremayne
Brenda Blethyn as Jennifer and Patrick Troughton as Philip's father 2: Jennifer
It was not just the sunshine and cheap wine that brought Philip to Greece in the early 1960s. He needed somewhere to write and he wanted to distance himself from past events. Jennifer brings back those memories and her arrival marks an end to Philip's isolation and, in a way, his happiness.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo (R)
('Harriet', thefinalplay, next Sunday)


Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Philip Tremayne
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Henderson: Peter Woodthorpe
Priest: Brian Smith
Consultant: Richard Durden

: A Splendid Discipline

3: Razzle Dazzle Days in which the cinema organ rises into view. Written and introduced by Diane Shelley Producer PETER PILBEAM BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Diane Shelley
Producer: Peter Pilbeam

: Options

4.0 Inside Castro's Cuba With BERNARD JACKSON 2: The Culture of Cuba In Cuba, arts and attitudes reflect the values of the Communist revolution. But Latin 'machismo', American jeans and Afro-Cuban jazz all suggest an unusually rich cultural mix. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
4.30 The Scots Tongue Written and presented by BILLY KAY
3: The Buchan Heartland Readers PETER RAFFAN , JOHN SHEDDEN and GERDA STEVENSON Musicians TONY cuFFE DEREK HOY and BILLY JACKSON ProducerBRUCE 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 fifth of six programmes, MARGARET KORVTNG finds out from some of them 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 for travellers on holiday or business With ANNAMARIA GRECAS and GIANCARLO CICCONE
4: Getting Somewhere to Stay Course writer BOB POWELL (R)(E) Study booklet, £1. 75; pack of two cassettes, £7.48, from retailers


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Presented By: Billy Kay
Readers: Peter Raffan
Readers: John Shedden
Readers: Gerda Stevenson
Musicians: Tony Cuffe
Musicians: Derek Hoy
Musicians: Billy Jackson
Producer: Bruce Young
Unknown: Margaret Korvtng
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Annamaria Grecas
Unknown: Giancarlo Ciccone
Unknown: Bob Powell

: Origins

Talking with Men of Other Centuries
In a series of four programmes, Barry Cunliffe takes a cruise round the Mediterranean and, following in the footsteps of travellers down the ages, visits some of the magnificent remains of the Hellenic world to reflect on their mythology and mystery.
1:The Isles of GreeceReader HUGH DICKSON
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol
0 INFO: page 75


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: John Knight.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Ripon, North Yorkshire.


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News


: Weekend Woman's Hour

Susan Denny , from the Woman's Hour team, brings you the highlights of the past week's programmes. Producer JILL BURRIDGE


Unknown: Susan Denny
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Tortoise and the Hare

(Details on Friday at 3. Opm)
• HEAR THIS: page 12


Unknown: Elizabeth Jenkins

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Paula Gosling and Derek Robinson to pick some paperbacks.


Unknown: Paula Gosling
Unknown: Derek Robinson

: The Maestro

A series of eight programmes Rummaging through an assortment of contemporary documents, Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting, and finds that all is not as it seems.
1: A Dream Come True in which Bach hurls his wig, Handel throws a woman (or tries to), and Lully dispatches himself to his Maker, and all in the name of art.
Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Readers: John Westbrook
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: A Word in Edgeways

Is literacy out of date? Are we leaving a word-based culture for one based on pictures and images? In the last of the series, Brian Redhead in conversation with art critic Marina Vaizey , sociologist Bill Russell and neuro-psychologist Richard Gregory
Producer EDWARD LUCAS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Marina Vaizey
Unknown: Bill Russell
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Producer: Edward Lucas

: Communities in Crisis

In a series of four programmes, Margaret Percy looks at how communities have coped with very different types of crisis. 1:Shutdown
The development of steel production in Corby had turned a small village into a thriving town. When the steelworks were shut down in 1980 thousands were thrown out of work and the future looked bleak.
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: News

: The Sunday Feature

A Glimpse of the Burning Plain adapted by CHARLES ALLEN from his recent book
2: Burning and Murdering and Horrors
Charlotte Canning was the wife of the Governor-General of India when in 1857 the idyllic life in Government House, Calcutta, was shattered by the Mutiny. In the following months hundreds of British men, women and children throughout India were brutally murdered. Lady
Canning graphically described in letters to the Queen the terrible events of which almost every day there was fresh news. Narrator John Westbrook With NIGEL GRAHAM , JOHN RYE and IRENE SUTCUFFE
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo (Prunella Scales is in 'When We Are Married at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Adapted By: Charles Allen
Narrator: John Westbrook
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Irene Sutcuffe
Producer: Alan Haydock.
Charlotte Canning: Claire Bloom
Queen Victoria: Prunella Scales

: Seeds of Faith

1:Another Unlikely Journey
A series of four programmes in which Fr William Hewett, sj, makes an unorthodox pilgrimage of discovery. Reader JUDI DENCH
Producer HUGH FAUPEL BBC Manchester. Stereo

: Hush.... Money

A series of four programmes 2:Family Fortunes
In the battle of the sexes, who's won the money war? Does money make or mar a marriage? This week Laurie Taylor meets the money-makers, the purse-string holders, and those for whom money really is a matter of life- or death.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Ten Thousand Miles on an Overdraft

A series of four programmes In 1961 Fred Basnett and a friend devised a hare-brained scheme to drive in a vintage Alvis to Moscow via Scandinavia and the Arctic Circle. Having borrowed money from the unlikely source of their bank manager, they arrive in Norway.
2:Guys and Trolls (R)


Unknown: Fred Basnett

: * 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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