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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Morning Hat Broken

Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: Open University

7.0 Maths Foundation Tutorial
7.20 Smith and Government
7.40 Acts, Actions and Meanings

: News

7.10 L WSunday Papers
Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye BBCBirmingham
7.45LWBens on Sunday from St Michael's, Wragby, Yorkshire
7.50-7.55 L W
Turning Over New Leaves with Michael Saward's choice of holiday reading

: 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

: Beryl Gray

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the hazards which can face those who perform in the exciting world of the ballet. Donations to: Beryl Grey
The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

today comes from the Church of God 'Seventh Day' in Slade Lane , Manchester. The theme of the service is 'Jesus is the Answer'. Led by PASTOR PINK
Preacher EVANGELIST KEN JOHNSON Hymns: He lives (Redemption Hymnal, 631); Jesus is the answer (chorus); How great thou art (Mission England Praise, 173)
Choir songs: He is our Peace; His eyes; Touch him now
Reading (Av): Luke 21, w 25-31 MERRYBELL CHOIR conducted by GENEVIEVE THOMAS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Slade Lane
Unknown: Ken Johnson
Conducted By: Genevieve Thomas

: The Archers: Omnibus edition

Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Producer Liz RIGBEY BBC Birmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Jane Lapotaire 's first great success as an actress was with her portrayal of Edith Piaf. in conversation with Michael Parkinson , she recalls her difficult childhood in a foster home, how she became an actress with the Royal
Shakespeare Company and she chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER Stereo


Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Edith Piaf.
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Picnics

3: The Yawn Chorus with Susan Marling
(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Susan Marling

: The Afternoon Play

A Man Alone
Three plays by ANDREW rissik with and 3: Harriet
After 15 years Philip and Jennifer have settled into marriage in the same way that he has settled into his job as a television producer. Drink, he finds, helps considerably. So does Harriet. But in the end both Harriet and the whisky let him down. Only then can Philip see the pattern that stands out so clearly in his life.
Directed by JEREMY MORTMER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Andrew Rissik
Directed By: Jeremy Mortmer
Philip Tremayne: Ronald Pickup
Jennifer: Brendaand Blethyn
Harriet: Jane Leonard
Alan: James MacPherson
Philip's father: Patrick Troughton
Anthony: Benedict Taylor
Mr Tomkin: George Baker
Philip (as a boy): Barnaby Rhys Jones
Consultant: Rlchard Durden

: A Splendid Discipline

A series which traces the development of music within the cinema
4: Far from the Silent Night
The early days of the 'talkies' Written and presented by Diane Shelley
Producer PETER PILBEAM BBC Manchester Stereo


Presented By: Diane Shelley
Producer: Peter Pilbeam

: Origins

Talking with Men of Other Centuries
In a series of four programmes, Barry Cunliffe takes a cruise around 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. 2: Turkey


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

: Options

4.0 Paco Pena in Cordoba The first of two programmes At the 'Centro Flamenco' Paco Pena was born in Cordoba in southern Spain. For a few weeks every summer, the world's most famous flamenco guitarist returns to the city of his birth to pass on his art to musicians from all over the world. This year, BERNARD JACKSON was there. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
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 worth while. In the last of six programmes MARGARET KORVING finds out from some of them about what they are doing and why. Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS For a free information sheet send sae to: Back on Course. [address removed] (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.30 Get By in Italian The last of a five-programme beginners' course for travellers on holiday or business With ANNAM ARIA GRECAS and GIANCARLO CICCONE A Meal and a Chat Ordering a pizza meal; meeting people; the weather Course writer BOB POWELL Series producer MICK WEBB (R) (E) Study booklet, £1.75; pack of two cassettes, £7.48, from retailers


Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Producer: Giancarlo Ciccone
Unknown: Bob Powell
Producer: Mick Webb

: The Natural History Programme

Pests such as weevils, cockroaches and rats consume over ten per cent of the world's food. Fergus Keeling investigates the problem.

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Spilsby in Lincolnshire.


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: David Symonds

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray , from the Woman's Hour team, brings you the highlights of the past week's programmes. Producer SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Susan Denny

: The Tortoise and the Hare

(Details on Friday at 3.0pm)

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites June Knox-Mawer and Steve Race to pick some paperbacks.


Unknown: Steve Race

: The Maestro

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.
2: The Classical Giants
Haydn proves the servant to be a master, Mozart strikes out on his own, and Beethoven causes havoc - while the great British hooligan demonstrates that, even in the 18th century, he was in a class of his own.
Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo


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

: Rambles in Ireland

Ireland's culture and music provide a background to this series of six walks up the west coast of Ireland with Mike Harding.
1: This week Mike visits County Kerry and MacGillycuddy's Reeks and climbs Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntuohill.
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Unknown: Mike Harding.

: Communities in Crisis

What is it that holds a community together? It is only in a crisis that the skeleton of a community is exposed. In a series of four programmes Margaret Percy looks at how different communities have coped with different types of crisis. 2: Oil
In 1971 oil was discovered in the North Sea to the east of Shetland. The traditional lifestyle of the remote rural community was threatened by the arrival of a massive multi-billion-pound industry. The fishermen and crofters of Shetland Island Council had to take on the might of the giant oil companies in what they saw as a battle for Shetland's future. Producer BRIAN KING BBCBirmingham (R)


Unknown: Margaret Percy
Producer: Brian King

: News

: The Sunday Feature

A Glimpse of the Burning Plain adapted by CHARLES ALLEN from his recent book
The last of three programmes The Hard Trial of India with and After the horrors of the Mutiny, India reverted to the tranquil existence Lady Canning had found when she arrived there in 1856 as the wife of the newly appointed Governor-General. She succumbed to its spell and travelled hundreds of miles to see for herself its scenic wonders. She wrote regular letters describing all she saw to Queen Victoria, to whom she had once been a lady-in-waiting. Shortly before she was due to return to England, India claimed her for ever.
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 11. am) (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
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Charlotte Canning: Claire Bloom
Queen Victoria: Prunella Scales

: Seeds of Faith

Another Unlikely Journey
Fr William Hewett, sj, continues his personal pilgrimage of discovery to Palma, Majorca. Reader JUDI DENCH
Producer HUGH FAUPEL BBC Manchester. Stereo


Reader: Judi Dench
Producer: Hugh Faupel

: Hush.... Money

3: Give or Take
Laurie Taylor meets those who give and those who gain - and asks what motivates and divides them.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Ten Thousand Miles on an Overdraft

The Arctic Highway through northern Norway is no road for faint-hearted drivers. But that is where, in 1961, Fred Basnett found himself. And within the Arctic Circle itself there were some surprises - where, for example, were the Lapps? 3: Gather Ye Nomads While Ye May (R)


Unknown: Fred Basnett

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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