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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: News

7.10LWSunday Papers
7.15LWApnaHiGhar Samajhiye
Make Yourself at Home For Asian listeners BBCBirmingham
Correspondence in English or your own language should be sent to: Make Yourself at Home,
BBC, Birmingham B5 7SA
7.45 L W Bells on Sunday from St Symphorian, Veryan, Cornwall
7.50-7.55 LW
Turning Over New Leaves Gerald Priestland reviews and selects readings from A Matter of Life and Death by JOHN V. TAYLOR.


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: John V. Taylor.

: Open University

7.0 The Hindu Temple
7.20 The Enlightenment
7.40 Popular Culture

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer STEPHEN LYNAS BBCBristol


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Stephen Lynas

: David Bellamy

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the work of the Marine Conservation Society in safeguarding Britain's remarkable sealife - the country's last great wilderness. Donations to: David Bellamy , Marine Conservation Society, [address removed]


Unknown: David Bellamy

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

A service of thanksgiving and dedication recorded in the Basilica of St Francis , Assisi. Last weekend, the World
Wildlife Fund celebrated its 25th anniversary with a pilgrimage to Assisi. Members of five traditions - Christianity,
Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism - met to reflect on their reverence of creation and their commitment to the environment. The culmination of the events was a service of celebration in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Stephen Oliver introduces the service and sets the scene. BBC Manchester. Stereo
('The Natural History Programme' visits Assisi at 4.30 pm LW)


Unknown: St Francis

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by LIZRIGBEY BBCBirmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: Lizrigbey Bbcbirmingham

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Ian MacGregor was thrust into the limelight when he was asked to create a more efficient steel industry in this country. In conversation with Michael Parkinson , he talks about his upbringing in Scotland, his move to America to further his career, and the problems he faced in managing first the steel, and then the coal industries in Britain.
He also chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER Stereo (Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Sir Ian MacGregor
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

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)

: Globe Theatre: An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen, translated from the Norwegian by Michael Meyer
The last of six internationally renowned stage plays which, through simultaneous transmission by Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, can be shared by the largest English-speaking audience in the world.

When Dr Stockmann discovers that the spa baths, on which the livelihood of his town depends, are contaminated, he is initially praised as a public benefactor. But sadly such adulation is short-lived....
A BBC World Service/Radio 4 production


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Translated by: Michael Meyer
Director: Gordon House
Dr Thomas Stockmann: Michael Williams
Peter Stockmann: John Moffatt
Hovstad: Ronald Pickup
Mrs Stockmann: Jane Wenham
Petra: Deborah Makepeace
Billing: Davld Timson
Aslaksen: Ronald Herdman
Morten Kiil: Davld Garth
Captain Horster: Edward De Souza
Eillf: Susan Sheridan
Morten: Elizabeth Lindsay
Townspeople: Andrew Branch
Townspeople: Avril Clark
Townspeople: Richard Durden
Townspeople: Sheila Grant
Townspeople: Michael Hadley
Townspeople: Garard Green
Townspeople: David Learner
Townspeople: Peter Howell
Townspeople: Shaun Prendergast
Townspeople: George Parsons
Townspeople: Eric Stovell

: Options

4.0 The Education Roadshow An action guide for parents The fifth of six programmes with PROFESSOR TED WRAGG.ERICROBSON and a team of education specialists. This week, the roadshow concentrates on higher education and comes from the University of Leeds. What is the best route into a university or polytechnic? How secure is their future funding? How can parents maintain an involvement in their children's education at 18 + ? Technical presentation GERRY GLANCY Researcher MERILYN HARRIS Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE Editor CHRISTOPHER STONE (E) For free fact pack send sae (9 x 6; 28p stamp) to: [address removed] Book 'Education -An Action Guide for Parents' by Professor Ted Wragg available from retailers, price £5. 95
5.30 Don Quixote Cavalier of Fame In 1755 Tobias Smollett , surgeon, linguist and novelist, published his translation of Cervantes' great novel Don Quixote. The translation has been reissued recently, after more than a century. PETER WILLIAM EVANS , with readings by MICHAEL HORDERN and contributions from ANTHONY BURGESS and PROFESSOR E. C. RILEY , reflects on Smollett's achievement and offers his assessment of what has often been called 'the first modem novel'. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (E)


Unknown: Gerry Glancy
Unknown: Merilyn Harris
Producer: Gaynor Shutte
Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Tobias Smollett
Unknown: Don Quixote.
Unknown: Peter William Evans
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: E. C. Riley

: Coming of Age

Sian, Kevin, Seamus and Keith are 18-year-olds. They were born the year the present troubles began. Sian is from a middle-class family who live on the outskirts of Belfast; Seamus, a republican from
Andersonstown; Keith, a loyalist from Londonderry; and Kevin from an integrated part of Belfast. They discuss their attitudes and how they see each other and their futures. Presented by Andrea Catherwood Producer DAVY SIMS
BBC Northern Ireland


Presented By: Andrea Catherwood

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling reports on the World Wildlife Fund's 25th anniversary events in Assisi.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Petersfield in Hampshire
(Details tomorrow at 11.0 am L W)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Sally Feldman , from the Woman's Hour team, brings you the past week's highlights. Producer MARY HARDIMAN


Unknown: Sally Feldman
Producer: Mary Hardiman

: Nostromo

The last of six parts The Lighthouse
Stereo (Details on Friday at 3. 0pm)


Unknown: Joseph Conrad

: A Good Read

In the last programme of the present series, Brian Gear invites Valerie Grove and Richard North to pick some paperbacks.


Unknown: Brian Gear
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Richard North

: Museum Choice

For the next four weeks, museum expert
Kenneth Hudson is joined by a well-known personality on a tour of a museum or museums of his or her choice.
This week Ken Livingstone visits the Natural History
Museum in South Kensington. Producer JUDE HOWELLS
● INFO: page 91


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Ken Livingstone

: Father Brown Stories: 1: The Perishing of the Pendragons

by G. K. Chesterton
Five stories dramatised by John Scotney
A story of an admiral, two cannibals and a family curse.
Who will come into his rightful inheritance, and will Father Brown be in time to avert a tragedy?
BBC Bristol. (Stereo)
(Re-broadcast Wednesday 12.27pm)
(Andrew Sachs is in "Kafka's Dick" at the Royal Court Theatre, London)
* HEAR THIS: page 21


Author: G.K. Chesterton
Dramatised by: John Scotney
Director: Alec Reid
Father Brown: Andrew Sachs
Flambeau: Olivier Pierre
Admiral: Edward Kelsey
Sir Cecil Fanshaw: Brian Hewlett
Tregear: Keith Kraushaar
Tommy/Walter: James Goode

: Miss North's Obsession

Braving the dangers and discomforts of travel in Victorian times, Marianne North went alone to the remotest parts of the world to paint flowers in their native surroundings. She even has five previously unknown plants named after her. Brian Gear tells the story of this remarkable traveller. With extracts from Miss North's memoirs read by Rosalie Crutchley.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Marianne North
Unknown: Brian Gear
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley.
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You the Jury

Dick Taverne , qc, chairs the series in which controversial issues are put on trial.
The motion: The Commonwealth Is No Longer Important
Proposer: Andrew Alexander Opposer: Alva Clarke
The two advocates each call supporting witnesses; the jury votes at the beginning and end of the trial so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached.
Researcher MARY WOLF Producer JOHN EDWARDS Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.0am LW)


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Andrew Alexander
Unknown: Alva Clarke
Unknown: Mary Wolf
Producer: John Edwards

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening
Office of Compline sung by a section of the BBC SINGERS Stereo

: Music from the People

A series often programmes on the folk-song revival in England 6: England Sings
The 50s and 60s were a boom time for folk music, the Radio Ballads, 'Come all ye bold miners' and the Aldermaston marches. A thousand folk clubs throughout the country provided a good living for professional folk singers.
Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham Stereo (R)


Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Cyril Tawney
Unknown: Tom Paxton
Unknown: Wally Whyton
Unknown: Ian A. Anderson
Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Short Stories

The second of three stories from around the world Roses in December by DRG. BARATHAM from Singapore
Read by Garard Green
The old man is paralysed and close to death, but his mind is free.
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Drg. Baratham
Read By: Garard Green

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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