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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

A selection of hymns and music for Sunday morning introduced by Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Mary's.
Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.0 Why Study the State?
7.20 17th-century England
7.40 Biology, Brain and Behaviour

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

David Richardson has breakfast with a well-known personality in the world of agriculture, in the last programme in the series. Producer ANN MARIE CLIFFORD BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: David Richardson
Producer: Ann Marie Clifford

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Rosemary Foxcroft Producers DAVID COOMES and EDWARD LUCAS including at 8.0 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Rosemary Foxcroft
Unknown: Edward Lucas

: Sunday Papers

(Broadcastat 7.10amLW)

: Alan Titchmarsh

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the ways in which disabled people are encouraged to take an active part in gardening: and how special gardens are being designed for homes, hospitals and institutions catering for disabled people.
Donations to: Gardens for the Disabled, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Philip Howard Church, Fareham, Hampshire
Celebrant and preacher FR MICHAEL PETERS
Readings (Jerusalem Bible):
Isaiah 58, vv 7-10; I Corinthians 2, vv 1-5; Matthew 5, vv 13-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 111 Hymns: The light of Christ
(Hymns Old and New 529); No man is an island (Music for the Mass 128); Eat this bread, drink this cup (Taize); Colours of day (HO&N 87)
Choirmaster DAVID COCKSHOOT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fr Michael Peters
Organists: Denny Moore
Organists: Maureen Knight
Choirmaster: David Cockshoot

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by LIZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: Liz Rigbey

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Ian Skidmore


Presented By: Ian Skidmore

: Desert Island Discs

Comedienne, musician and playwright are just three of the talents of Victoria Wood.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson she outlines her career to date, from its humble beginnings with the Rochdate Youth Theatre to having her own show on television. She also chooses eight records.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: 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 10.0 am)

: The Afternoon Play

Feelings by Edwin Pearce
Pauline is running: from her children, from her friends, above all from Charlie, her husband.
Stereo (R)


Writer: Edwin Pearce
Director: : Tim Suter
Pauline: Brenda Blethyn
Charlie: Bill Nighy
Mandy: Frances Barber
Bertie: Adrian Egan
Jo: Shaun Prendergast
Sadie: Anne Jameson
PC: George Parsons
Office manager: Garard Green
Health visitor: Christopher Scott
Hotel manager: Bernard Brown
Manageress: Natasha Pyne

: Heritage

Presented by Kenneth Hudson 4: Robert Clive 's Cabinet of Curiosities
Two portraits of Robert Clive hang at Powis Castle. They show a well-fed, slightly disgruntled-looking man, with a large mouth and a somewhat bulbous nose. It could well be the face of a successful industrialist or possibly a judge. It is, in fact, the face of a man who laid the foundations of British rule in India. Readers SEAN BARRETR
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Presented By: Kenneth Hudson
Presented By: Robert Clive
Unknown: Robert Clive
Readers: Sean Barretr
Readers: Alan Dudley
Readers: Martin Friend
Readers: Brian Gear
Producer: John Knight.

: Options

4.0 On the Cut The last in a six-part series The End of an Era 'Only one reason we kept in the job - we were born on the canal. We liked the canal. That was the life of us. And then the children came along and they growed into it. They didn't want to leave the canal because it was one community, all together.' Interviews collected and presented by ARTHUR WOOD Producer FRAN ACHESON (e)
4.30 Not So Long Ago Presented by GEOFFREY STERN 6: The Prague Spring (First broadcast on BBC World Service) (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express!
6: Einkaufen in Freiburg JORG WALESCH and IRMGARD MEYER help you with your shopping in Germany and suggest different ways of describing what you Want. RENATE HARRINGTON investigates where young people go shopping. (Re-broadcast next Saturday) (e)
5.30 Buongiorno Italia! Presented by DENISE DE ROME and ENRICO VERDECCHIA
16: Rivediamo unpo'... (R) (e)


Presented By: Arthur Wood
Producer: Fran Acheson
Presented By: Geoffrey Stern
Presented By: Irmgard Meyer
Unknown: Renate Harrington
Presented By: Denise de Rome

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The Natural History Programme

with Lionel Kelleway and Fergus Keeling


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Harlow in Essex


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Reith Lectures Discussion

Law, Justice and Democracy
In his recent 1986 Reith Lectures Lord McCluskey Scottish High Court Judge and Solicitor-General for Scotland 1974-9 raised a number of controversial issues which he now discusses with the Lord
Chancellor Lord Hailsham and Lord Scarman, Lord of Appeal. In the Chair
Professor Ian Kennedy , former Reith lecturer Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF


Unknown: Professor Ian Kennedy
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Martin Chuzzlewit: 2: Town and Todgers

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in ten episodes by Betty Davies
With Christopher Benjamin as Mr Pecksniff, Valentine Pelka as Martin Chuzzlewit, Patrick Troughton as Old Martin, Struan Rodger as Jonas, Jonathan Tafler as Mark Tapley, Angela Pleasence as Charity, Susie Brann as Mercy, David Collings as Tom Pinch, and Narrator, Simon Cadell
'I am in love', said Martin, 'with one of the most beautiful girls the sun ever shone upon. But she is wholly and entirely dependent upon the pleasure of my grandfather; and if he were to know that she favoured my passion, she would lose her home and everything she possesses in the world.'
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 3.0pm)
(Bill Nighy is a National Theatre Player)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Betty Davies
Director: Jane Morgan
Narrator: Simon Cadell
Mr Pecksniff: Christopher Benjamin
Martin Chuzzlewit: Valentine Pelka
Old Martin: Patrick Troughton
Jonas: Struan Rodger
Mark Tapley: Jonathan Tafler
Charity: Angela Pleasence
Mercy: Susie Brann
Tom Pinch: David Collings
Mrs Lupin: Tessa Worsley
Montague Tigg: Douglas Livingstone
Chevy Slyme: Richard Durden
Anthony Chuzzlewit: Jack May
Bailey Junior: John McAndrew
Mrs Todgers: Sheila Grant
Ruth Pinch: Deborah Makepeace
Jinkins: Stephen Thorne
Augustus Moddle: Bill Nighy
[Actor]: Andrew Branch
[Actress]: Elaine Claxton
[Actor]: Alan Dudley
[Actor]: Stuart Organ
[Actor]: Manning Wilson

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill


Presented By: Susan Hill

: Musicke that Goethe with a Whele

Denys Gueroult explores the amazing variety of mechanical musical instruments.
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT. Stereo


Unknown: Denys Gueroult
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: Some Mother's Son: 6

A six-part serial by John Fletcher

Andy is now entirely in Black Jack Watson's power. The question is: what is Sir Jack going to do to him?
BBC Bristol


Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Brian Miller
Andy: Nick Chilvers
Sir Jack: Conrad Phillips
Stanley: Nick Brimble
Anderson: Trevor Nichols
Anne: Caroline Blakiston
Shirley: Diane Fletcher

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Flower Hill
The second of two programmes Nick Ross explores Hua Shan. the village of Flower Hill, and draws a sound picture from dawn to dusk in a typical village in central China.
Consultant SHIO YUN KAN


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Hua Shan.
Producers: Geoffrey Sherlock
Producers: Janet Whitaker.

: Seeds of Faith

David Brandon reflects on the meaning of suffering and ways of coming to terms with it.
1: Making Sense of the Present Producer HUGH FAUPEL BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: David Brandon

: In Committee

Presented by Noel Lewis Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: Noel Lewis
Producer: Peter Robins

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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