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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of music BBC Pebble Mill Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers
Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home For Asian listeners BBC Pebble Mill
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 Peter's, Soberton, Hampshire
Turning Over New Leaves Michael Saward reviews and selects readings from
Black Sunlight by TOM davies.


Unknown: Michael Saward
Unknown: Tom Davies.

: Open University

7.10 Open Forum: University Magazine
7.30 Summer School and Beyond

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes Producers DAVID COOMES and EDWARD LUCAS


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Reporter: Trevor Barnes
Producers: David Coomes
Producers: Edward Lucas

: Claire Rayner

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the ways in which suffering and poverty in one-parent families are being eliminated.
Donations to: National Council for One-Parent Families, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcastat 7.10am LW)

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

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


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

: We Remember Them

Sir Harry Secombe , CBE, who, as a father and grandfather, recognises the necessity that the horrors of war must never be allowed to occur again, talks about the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Enquiries to: [address removed]


Unknown: Sir Harry Secombe

: Service of Remembrance from The Cenotaph

John Hosken describes the scene in Whitehall as crowds gather to honour all those who have died in the service of their country.
Before the service, the Massed Bands of the Guards Division play
Rule Britannia; Hearts of oak; The minstrel boy; Men of Harlech; The Skye boat song; Isle of beauty; David of the white rock; Oft in the stilly night; Flowers of the forest; Nimrod; When I am laid in earth; and Solemn Melody
11.0 The Two-Minute Silence
The Last Post
The laying of wreaths (during which the bands play
Beethoven's Funeral March No 1, in B flat minor)
A short service is then conducted by The Rt Rev and Rt Hon the Lord Bishop of London 0 God our help in ages past:
Prayer; The Lord's Prayer; The
Blessing; Reveille; God Save The Queen; The Trumpet Voluntary This is followed by a march-past of ex-servicemen and women when the bands play Fame and glory; It's a long way to Tipperary; Pack up your troubles; There'll always be an England; Wish me luck; Roll out the barrel; and Lili Marlene. Stereo
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Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Lili Marlene.

: Adventuring Together

The Story of a Friendship Written and presented by Roy Spencer with Olive Hopkin ,
Jack Bronson , Ruth Carlin ,
Enid Hilton , Anne Jameson , James Macpherson , Natasha Pyne and Christopher Scott
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT. Stereo (R)


Presented By: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Olive Hopkin
Unknown: Jack Bronson
Unknown: Ruth Carlin
Unknown: Enid Hilton
Unknown: Anne Jameson
Unknown: James MacPherson
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Noel Martin Kader
Producer: Piers Plowright.
D H Lawrence: Barry Foster
W E Hopkin: Garard Green

: Desert Island Discs

Kingsley Amis recently won the 1986 Booker Prize for his novel, The Old Devils. In conversation with Michael Parkinson , he talks about his childhood in South London, the success of his first published novel, Lucky Jim , which he wrote when a lecturer at Swansea University, and his subsequent career as a don at Cambridge and then as a full-time novelist. He also chooses his eight records.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Lucky Jim
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

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Derwentside
Federation of Allotment Associations
(Details on Wednesday at 10.0 am)

: The Afternoon Play

Felix Randal by JIMMY MCGOVERN with A fictional account of what might have prompted poet and Jesuit priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins, to write his famous poem Felix Randal.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Felix Randal
Unknown: Jimmy McGovern
Unknown: Gerard Manley
Unknown: Felix Randal.
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Hopkins: Hugh Ross
Felix: John Keegan
Mary: Marcella Riordan
Fr Clare: T. P. McKenna

: In Flanders' Fields i the Poppies Grow ;

From initial euphoria to grim resolution the story of the c Scottish troops in the First
World War was chronicled by poets and writers.
Trevor Royle has compiled and introduces a selection from the work of John Buchan , Ewart Alan Mackintosh ,
Neil Munro , Charles Murray , and Charles Hamilton Sorley. Readers SANDY NEILSON.
Producer JOHN ARNOTT. Stereo
(First broadcast on BBC Scotland)


Unknown: Trevor Royle
Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Ewart Alan MacKintosh
Unknown: Neil Munro
Unknown: Charles Murray
Readers: Charles Hamilton Sorley.
Readers: Sandy Neilson.
Readers: Tony Roper.
Readers: Paul Young
Producer: John Arnott.

: The Food Programme

Chips at Sea
Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 Museum Choice Museum expert KENNETH HUDSON is joined by actress SUE JOHNSTON to visit the Liverpool Maritime Museum. Producer JUDE HOWELLS (R)
4.30 Oaks and Acorns Second of six programmes NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to JUUAN RICHER , founder of Richer Sounds and, at 27, one of Britain's newest entrepreneurs. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (E)
5.0 Albania: Europe's Outsider The tiny republic of Albania is holding its first national Congress since the death of its leader Enver Hoxha. There are signs that the communist state which severed ties with all its allies while Hoxha was alive, may now decide to end its isolation. GEOFFREY STERN has been to Albania to see what life is like in this tiny country where the defensive bunkers which litter the landscape seem almost to outnumber the population. Producer ANNA PARKINSON (E)
5.30 Buongiomo Itallal Twenty programmes for beginners in Italian Presented by DENISE DEHOME andENRICO VERDECCHIA 5: Rivediamo un po' ... Script by NOEMI MESSORA Series producer ALAN WILDING (R) (E)


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Sue Johnston
Producer: Jude Howells
Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Unknown: Juuan Richer
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Geoffrey Stern
Producer: Anna Parkinson
Presented By: Denise Dehome
Presented By: Enrico Verdecchia
Script By: Noemi Messora
Producer: Alan Wilding

: The Radio Programme

Presented by Laurie Taylor


Presented By: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Musselburgh in Lothian
(Details tomorrow at 11. 0 am L W)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Sally Feldman
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Pendennis

Stereo (Details on Friday at 3. 0pm)


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programmes.


Unknown: Susan Hill

: A Look Inside

Hard labour, hard fare, hard bed
The first of three programmes which will examine the British prison system past and present. 1: The Dark Ages
Presented by Leslie Fairweather Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presented By: Leslie Fairweather
Producer: John Edwards

: A Matter of Honour

by JEFFREY ARCHER dramatised in seven episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY
1: The Kremlin - 10 May 1966 The Tsar's Icon is a fake. It is imperative that the original be found - and by 20 June. Finding it will change the course of human history.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 12.27pm)
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Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Played By: Sheila Grant.
Played By: Ronald Herdman.
Played By: Gordon Reid
Played By: Jill SimcOx
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Adam Scott: Michael York
Alexander Romanov: Simon Ward
Lawrence Pemberton: Tom Chadbon
Brezhnev: Czeslaw Grocholski
Zaborski: John Church
Petrova: Jill Lidstone
Heidi: Helena Breck
Konstantinov: George Roubicek
Goering: Garard Green
Gerard Scott: Manning Wilson
Mrs Scott: Pauline Letts
Wainwright: Eric Stovell

: Law In Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Ben Travers Interview
'Shanghai was very interesting. We went to the jail, but we weren't allowed in because a chap was going to be executed there. But the jailer said we were welcome to come early next morning and see his head sawn off. We didn't go though.... I don't like getting up early.'
Ben Travers , author of Rookery Nook, Plunder and other Aldwych farces, died on 18 December 1980, aged 94.
To mark the centenary of his birth, this interview anticipates a short season of his plays and novels specially adapted for radio.
Ben Travers talking to
Peter King was recorded in 1978. Producer PETER KING
Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3) ('Mischief' by Ben Travers will be broadcast next Saturday afternoon)


Unknown: Ben Travers
Unknown: Ben Travers
Unknown: Peter King
Producer: Peter King

: Seeds of Faith

The Word is Wild
Twelve years ago, working in Chile, Dr Sheila Cassidy rediscovered her Catholic faith among the poor in the shanty-towns, and the priests who worked with them. Her commitment led her to torture and jail. Now medical director of a cancer care hospice, she reflects on her experiences, which she sees as the consequences of a call to
'mother' the wild word of God. 1: The Wild Stallion Reader BRIAN GEAR
Producer STEPHEN LYNAS BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Dr Sheila Cassidy
Reader: Brian Gear
Producer: Stephen Lynas

: The Town That Wouldn't Say Die

Two years ago Radio 4 profiled Mount Ayr, Iowa. The future looked bleak. Now, with the Midwest even deeper in trouble, life is still hard, but Mount Ayr is hanging on. Earlier this year, John Roberts went back to find out how the town, which some said was dying, is trying to fight back.
Producer PETER DAY (R)


Unknown: John Roberts
Producer: Peter Day

: Kane's Tales from Shakespeare

Vincent Kane finds some contemporary resonances. 4: Othello


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Producer: Richard Thomas

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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