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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 Peter and St Paul. Ormskirk, Lancashire


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.0 Origins of the Nation State
7.20 Portraiture: Part 1
7.40 Language and the Novel

: The Local Network

Presented by Neil Walker and David Clayton What's So Bloody Marvellous About the South?
Is the North-South divide just a myth to make people in the South forget the problems of the rat race? From BBC Radio Solent, Southampton.


Presented By: Neil Walker
Presented By: David Clayton

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Rosemary Hartill Producers DAVID COOMES and EDWARD LUCAS
VHF/FM joins at 8.0 am including at 8.0 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producers: David Coomes
Unknown: Edward Lucas

: Roy Kinnear

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about work being undertaken to help people with epilepsy; and the promotion of greater understanding, together with professional advice and counselling, and provision of a network of self help groups for those affected.
Donations to: British Epilepsy Association, [address removed]


Speaker: Roy Kinnear

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcastat 7.10am LW)

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Matthias Church, Torquay, Devon
The first in a series of services for Lent examining the basic questions of Christian belief - Evil and the God of Love
Preacher THE REV MICHAEL SAWARD Readings (Good News Bible): Psalm 54; I Peter 4, w 12-19
Hymns (HFTC): 0 worship the King (24); In silence my soul is waiting (Psalm Praise 99); Judge eternal (329); Father, although I cannot see (455); Lord of the cross of shame (548) BBCBristol


Unknown: Peter Larkin
Unknown: Michael Saward

: 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 Margaret Howard Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Johnny Mathis has been making popular records for some 30 years. In conversation with Michael Parkinson , he recalls his childhood in a poor area of San Francisco, his great success as an athlete, the difficult decision he made to become a singer instead, and the trials and tribulations of touring. He also chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo


Unknown: Johnny Mathis
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

from Tenants Hall at Tatton
Park in Cheshire and the Tatton Garden Society

: The Lord of the Rings: 1: The Shadow of the Past

by J. R. R. Tolkien, adapted in 13 episodes by Brian Sibley starring Ian Holm as Frodo, Michael Hordern as Gandalf, John Le Mesurier as Bilbo, Peter Woodthorpe as Gollum, with William Nighy as Sam, Peter Howell as Saruman and Gerard Murphy as the Narrator
"Three Rings for the Elvenkings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."
Stereo (R)
HEAR THIS! page 17 and INFO: page 77


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Adapted by: Brian Sibley
Music composed and conducted by: Stephen Oliver
Directed by: Jane Morgan
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Bilbo: John Le Mesurier
Gollum: Peter Woodthorpe
Sam: William Nighy
Saruman: Peter Howell
The Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Lord of the Nazgul: Philip Voss
Mouth of Sauron: John Rye
Radagast: Donald Gee
Deagol: Graham Faulkner
Gaffer Gamgee: John Church
Sandyman: Gordon Reid
Daddy Twofoot: Leonard Fenton
Other parts: Diana Bishop
Other parts: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Other parts: John Livesey
Other parts: David McAlister
Other parts: Martyn Read
Other parts: Christopher Scott
Other parts: Michael Spice
Other parts: John Webb
Other parts: Haydn Wood

: D Literary walks

Fay Weldon takes Christopher Somerville on a walk through the heart of the Somerset countryside, the setting for two of her novels.
Producer JUDE HOWELLS (e)


Unknown: Fay Weldon

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 The Future of Work The last of four talks by PROFESSOR CHARLES HANDY New Directions 'The word we need in the world of work is one to rep\ace job ... don't yet know what it is.' But new words are only a start. It will take all kinds of institutional change to re-align our work patterns and to avoid social chaos. Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (e)
4.30 Education Matters Every week Susan Marling looks ahead at the fast changing world of education. A chance for everyone to keep up with the major issues. (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express!
10: Berlin - Unter der Oberfläche IRMGARD MEYER and JORG WALESCH discuss ways of expressing opinions, and scriptwriter WOLFGANG KEINHORST answers some of your questions about the course so far. (Re-broadcast next Saturday) (e)
5.30 Buongiorno Italia! Last in a series of 20 programmes for beginners in Italian Presented by DENISE DE ROME and ENRICO VERDECCHIA Eperfinire ... Scripwriter and series producer ALAN WILDING (R) (e) Book, £5. 50; three cassettes, £3. 74 each; Notes for teachers, £4.00, from retailers


Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer
Unknown: Jorg Walesch
Scriptwriter: Wolfgang Keinhorst
Presented By: Denise de Rome
Producer: Alan Wilding

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Alan Mitchell look at Britain's parkland and garden trees.
While Lionel KeUeway hears about one man's efforts to redress the decline of barn owls.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Alan Mitchell
Unknown: Lionel Keueway

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Sutton Coldfield , a residential town for Birmingham. Sutton Park is its most treasured possession, nearly two-and-a half thousand acres, one of the largest parks in the West Midlands and a gift from Henry VIII.


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Sutton Coldfield
Unknown: Henry Viii.
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Feedback

with Christopher Dunkley


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: Soundings

The fourth of six programmes in which a team of specialist reporters 'sound out' religious and moral implications of major current issues.
Reporter Bernard Jackson Researcher BINDA RAI


Reporter: Bernard Jackson
Reporter: Researcher Binda

: Martin Chuzzlewit: 6

by Charles Dickens
(Stereo) (Details on Friday at 3pm)


Author: Charles Dickens

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill


Presented By: Susan Hill

: An Infamous Address

Five programmes which revisit the scenes of past celebrated crimes, scandals and intrigue.
1: Providence House, Peasenhall 'She was a bit warm - y'know what a'mean?'
Eighty-five years ago this sleepy Suffolk village was scandalised by the killing of a pretty maid-servant. One man was tried twice for her murder but walked free. Roger Wilkes visits the present house-owner and recalls the unsolved case of Rose Harsent.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Unknown: Rose Harsent.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Resurrection of Christ

The first of six talks during Lent by The Rev Richard Harries ,
Dean of King's College, London 1: Resurrection - Miracle or Moonshine?
The Bishop of Durham has said, 'We are faced with the claim that God is prepared to work knockdown physical miracles in order to let a select number of people into the secret of his incarnation, resurrection and salvation, but he is not prepared to use such methods to deliver from Auschwitz or prevent Hiroshima.'
In this first talk, Richard Harries challenges this interpretation and explores the meaning of 'resurrection'.
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Proof: 4

by Dick Francis, dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley

Tony has become involved in enquiries into the hi-jacking of whisky tankers and the trail leads to the Silver Moondance restaurant.
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday 12.27pm)


Author: Dick Francis
Dramatised by: Ernest Dudley
Director: Matthew Walters
Tony Beach: Nigel Havers
Gerard: George Parsons
Sgt Ridger: Stephen Hattersley
PC Horton: James Goode
Mrs Palissey: Sheila Grant
Chief Supt Wilson: Manning Wilson
Flora: Jennifer Piercey
Orkney: Edward de Souza
Isabella: Avril Clark
Commentator: Michael Kilgarriff

: Law in Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Explorers Extraordinary
The second of six programmes written by JOHN KEAY
'Go,' said I, 'and wander' with Narrator John Rowe
Early in 1821 John Dundas
Cochrane set off from Dieppe to walk, with diversions en route, the several thousand miles to the north-east tip of Siberia. He did the first lap of his journey to St Petersburg, a distance of 1600 miles, in 83 days. After many adventures he finally reached the peninsula of Kamchatka, married a local girl of 14 and brought her back to England. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo (R) Book, same title, £10.95 from retailers


Written By: John Keay
Narrator: John Rowe
Producer: Alan Haydock.
John Dundas Cochrane: Patrick Stewart

: Seeds of Faith

Stanley Brinkman begins a new series
Towards the Cross: a Lenten Journey
Tonight's journey is with Abraham.
Reader GLENYS MILES Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Stanley Brinkman

: In Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees Presented by John Foster Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: John Foster
Producer: Peter Robins

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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