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: News Briefing

: Prelude

A selection of music
Producer DAvm BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

A selection of hymns and music for Sunday morning introduced by Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Thomas and St Edmund, Erdington, Birmingham Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.0 Maths Foundation Tutorial
7.20 Social Sciences: Grapevine
7.40 Technology: Beyond Electric Money

: News

710 LWSunday Papers

: The Local Network

Presented by Neil Walker and David Clayton Nuclear Overreaction
Chernobyl concentrated the Mind on life in a nuclear age.
But one year later how much is understood about the dangers from radio-active sheep or nuclear power stations? Have the scientists lost our trust? Are they failing to explode the nuclear myths and legends? or are people right to be scared? From BBC Radio Cumbria


Presented By: Neil Walker
Presented By: David Clayton

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
VHF/FM joins at 8.0 am including at
8.0 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Edward Lucas

: Lord Lichfield

talks, for the Week's 's Good Cause, about work being undertaken to support parents of children newly diagnosed as having Down's Syndrome, and to give practical help and guidance to people with the condition, and to those who live and work with them.
Donations to: Down 's Syndrome Association. [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Akrill Methodist Church, Smethwick, West Midlands Led by THE REV KEITH WEBSTER Preacher
PROFESSOR THE REV FRANCES YOUNG Questions of Christian Belief: Prayer - Does it work?
Hymns (Hymns & Psalms):
Tell out my soul (86); Seek ye first the kingdom of God (138);
For the beauty of the earth (333); 0 thou who earnest from above (745);
Canticle: Jesus, Saviour of the world (829)
Reading (GNB): Luke 11, w 1-13 Choirmaster IAN GIBBS Organist ANDREW BIGGS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Keith Webster
Choirmaster: Ian Gibbs
Organist: Andrew Biggs

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by CLIVE BRILL
Producer LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Clive Brill
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is the former Ryder Cup golfer Peter Alliss , who has become one of the game's best-known commentators. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his life and career and also chooses the eight records he would take.


Castaway: Peter Alliss
Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Programme created by: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Nick Worrall Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Nick Worrall
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

from the Birmingham and District Allotments Council

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R R. TOLKIEN , adapted in 13 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY
4: The Ring Goes South
'This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the hands of the great are elsewhere.' There was silence. At last with an effort Frodo spoke, 'I will take the Ring though I do not know the way.'
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER Episode adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
Directed by PENNY LEICESTER . Stereo (R)


Unknown: J. R R. Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: John Church
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Michael Spice
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Haydn Wood
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Penny Leicester
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordem
Aragom: Robert Stephens
Bilbo: John Le Mesurier
Sam: William Nighy
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Legolas: David Collings
Boromir: Michael Graham Cox
EIrond: Hugh Dickson
the Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: Literary Walks

Melvyn Bragg takes
Christopher Somerville around Buttermere in the Lake District where his latest novel The Maid of Buttermere is set.
Producer JUDE HOWELLS (e)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 More Than You Can Manage A five-part series about the stresses of everyday life 3: Stress on the Dole Has life lost its structure and purpose because you're out of a job? JENNI MURRAY takes a look at the stress of unemployment and visits Basildon Unemployed Workers' Centre to see how getting together can help. Plus Relax Now - part three of PENNY YENDELL'S instant relaxation routine. (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) ● INFO: page 92
5.0 Deutsch Express! 13:UberdieMauer JORG WALESCH and IRMGARD MEYER suggest ways of describing your impressions, and hear from people who work and live near the Wall, and find out how they feel about it. (Re-broadcast next Saturday) (e) Book, £7.50; set of three cassettes, £10.95, from retailers
5.30 Get By in Portuguese A five-programme beginners' course for travellers on holiday or business With SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES
3: Getting Around: asking the way; taking a taxi; catching a train; hiring a car (R) (e) Study booklet £2.25: set of two cassettes £7.48, from retailers
0 LEARNING AT HOME: pp 87-90


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Jorg Walesch
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer

: The Natural History Programme

Every year 200 chimpanzees arrive on the Spanish holiday beaches. Fergus Keeling and Lionel KeUeway investigate.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Keueway

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Newtown in Powys


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: From the Listening Pavilion

'Julius Caesar in South China was a unique experience, and playing God in the Wakefield Mystery Cycle in Hong Kong Cathedral lagged not far behind.
But my chief curiosity was for the mainland.... '
Stephen Boxer reports on his travels in China. BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Stephen Boxer

: Soundings

The Right to a Child
'Matrimony.... is an honourable estate, instituted of God ... for the procreation of children....' Advances in medical technology, such as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation and surrogate parenthood, can now provide real hope to childless couples. Bernard Jackson investigates the moral implications of the pursuit of parenthood.


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Martin Chuzzlewit: 9: The Mark of Cain

by Charles Dickens
(for details see Friday at 3pm)

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.

: An Infamous Address

4: Vanity Fair, Thames Ditton Island
'He was probably the most brilliant mob orator Britain has produced in the last 100 years and could well have become Labour's leader.'
This bungalow provided the last known sighting of a former MP who disappeared without trace in September 1920.
Roger Wilkes visits the present owners and recalls the unsolved mystery of Victor Grayson. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Thames Ditton
Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Unknown: Victor Grayson.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Resurrection of Christ

The fourth of six talks by The Rev Richard Harries ,
Dean of King's College, London In this programme Richard Harries considers the whole question of miracles, not simply whether it is appropriate for
God to act in a miraculous way. The Bishop of Durham argues that those who believe in the empty tomb believe in a God who is 'a cultic idol' and that it is immoral for God to raise Jesus from the dead but not deliver Jews from Auschwitz.


Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Proof

by DICK FRANCIS , dramatised in eight parts by ERNEST DUDLEY
7: A break-in at Tony's wine shop has led to the shooting of Flora's son.


Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Ernest Dudley
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Tony Beach: Nigel Havers
Gerard: George Parsons
Flora: Jennifer Piercey
Paul Young: Stuart Organ
Vernon: Tim Reynolds
Clerk/delivery man: David Goodland
Quigley: Brian Hewlett

: Law In Action

Presented by Joshua Rozenberg


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: The Sunday Future

Explorers Extraordinary Six programmes written by JOHN KEAY
5: Sands of Perdition with Frances Barber as Isabelle Eberhardt Narrator John Rowe with Garard Green and Narissa Knights
In 1897, at the age of 20, Isabelle Eberhardt had her first sight of the Sahara. She at once fell under its spell. For the next seven years the desert was her life. The enchantment never faded. But death in the desert, when it came, had a tragic irony which even Isabelle might have relished.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo (R) Book, same title, £10.95 from retailers


Written By: John Keay
Unknown: Frances Barber
Narrator: Isabelle Eberhardt
Unknown: Isabelle Eberhardt
Producer: Alan Haydock.

: Seeds of Faith

Stanley Brinkman continues his series
Towards the Cross: a Lenten Journey
Tonight's journey is with Mary. Reader Glenys Miles Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Brinkman
Reader: Glenys Miles
Producer: Noel Vincent

: In Committee

Presented by Mike Baker Producer FRANK SMITH


Presented By: Mike Baker
Producer: Frank Smith

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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