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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 °y Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Mary's Church,
High Halden, Kent. Stereo

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.0 Democracy in Theory and Practice
7.20 Clothing and Class
7.40 Musical Style

: The Local Network

Presenters Neil Walker and David Clayton with the last of the weekly link-ups of Local
Radio stations. An investigation of a grass roots issue using the combined reporting resources at BBC Newsrooms around the country.

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad with Clive Jacobs and Rosemary Hartill Producers DAVID COOMES and EDWARD LUCAS
VHF/FM joins at 8.0am including at 8.0 News


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

: Sunday Papers

: Sir Michael Hordern

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the benefits in raising the morale of older people by producing shows, books and exhibitions of their personal history through their memories and photographs. Donations: Age Exchange Theatre Trust, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Westgate Baptist Church, Bradford
Conducted by The Rev Keith Jones
Preacher The Rev Dr Noel Vose (President of the Baptist World Alliance)
Questions of Christian Belief: Discipleship - Belief or Pilgrimage?
Readings (RSV): Isaiah 9, vv 2-7; II Corinthians 3, v17 to 4, v7; Hymns: Our Father God
(BHB 362); Seek ye first (Songs of Fellowship 2 290); The servant song; Christ triumphant, ever reigning (Youth Praise 110); Blest be the tie that binds (BHB 355)
Organist DAVID FIRTH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Noel Vose

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Produced and directed by LIZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Liz Rigbey

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Actor Anthony Andrews won international acclaim in 1981 for his portrayal of the doomed Sebastian Flyte in the television production of Brideshead
Revisited. In conversation with Michael Parkinson , he talks about his roles on the stage, on television and in films, and he also chooses eight records.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Anthony Andrews
Unknown: Sebastian Flyte
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
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

celebrates its 40th birthday with a visit to the Old Palace, Hatfield. Hertfordshire
(Details on Wednesday at 10. 0am) 0 FEATURE: page 10

: The Lord of the Rings

by J R R Tolkien, adapted in 13 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring and 5: The Mirror of Galadriel
With a terrible cry the Balrog fell forward. But even as it fell it swung its whip, and the thongs lashed and curled about the wizard's knees dragging him to the brink. Gandalf staggered and fell, grasped vainly at the stone, and slid into the abyss. 'Fly, you fools!' he cried, and was gone. With and Narrator Gerard Murphy With HAYDN WOOD.
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER
DAVID JAMES (singer) Episode adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
Directed by PENNY LEICESTER . Stereo (R)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Unknown: Haydn Wood.
Unknown: Graham Faulkner.
Unknown: David McAlister
Unknown: Martyn Read
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Unknown: Michael Spice
Unknown: John Webb
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver
Singer: David James
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Penny Leicester
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordem
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Gollum: Peter Woodthorpe
Sam: William Nighy
Legolas: David Collings
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Michael: Graham Cox
Galadnel: Marian Diamond
Celeborn: Simon Cadell

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor presents
An Addict's Guide to Good Listening
Guest listener Terry Wogan
Under Review: Rebel Yell (Radio 1) Loose Ends (Radio 4)
Sally Hardcastle celebrates 40 years of Gardeners' Question Time


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: 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 and how to control them
4: Stress in the Family Do you feel that parenthood is more of a punishment than a pleasure? JENNI MURRAY investigates the stresses of bringing up baby and visits SPAN of Milton Keynes , where help is only a phone call away. Plus Relax Now - Part 4 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)
5.0 Deutsch Express!
14: Aufder anderen Seite This week features an East Berlin family who have now settled in the West, and it's your turn to ask the questions! With IRMGARD MEYER and JORG WALESCH (e) (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.30 Get by in Portuguese A five-programme beginners' course for travellers on holiday or business With SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES 4: Eating Out Finding out when things happen; ordering a meal; being introduced (R) (e)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer
Unknown: Carlos Alves

: It'll Do For Now

A portrait in words and music of the city of Tel Aviv compiled and introduced by Sam Jacobs with readings by DAVID GRAHAM. STEPHEN HATTERSLEY and NATASHA PYNE and the voices of GEULA DAGAN. HUGO GRYN. MANDY RICE DAVIES and SHABETAI TEVETH Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT


Introduced By: Sam Jacobs
Unknown: David Graham.
Unknown: Stephen Hattersley
Unknown: Mandy Rice Davies
Producer: Piers Plowright

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Oxford.


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Too Dirty for the Windmill....

Caryl Brahms had a sketch rejected on these grounds by the Windmill Theatre (famous for its static nudes), and she wanted it to be the title of her autobiography - still in a chaotic state at her death in 1982. Her first collaborator in anarchic comic novels, like
No Bed for Bacon, was S. J. Simon. Her second was Ned Sherrin, who presents her sparkling ragbag of memoirs, jokes and anecdotes.
They are read by her friend, Dorothy Tutin.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Dorothy Tutin is a National Theatre Player)


Unknown: Caryl Brahms
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Martin Chuzzlewit: 10

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


Author: Charles Dickens

: Bookshelf

A Day in the Life of Arthur C. Clarke
Somerset-born Arthur C.
Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and some 60 other books of science, fact and fiction, is now in his 70th year. He lives in Sri Lanka, where, barefoot and saronged, he tracks the skies with his own satellite dish. Nigel Acheson visited him to discover that the future is not what it used to be. Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R)


Unknown: Arthur C. Clarke
Unknown: Nigel Acheson
Producer: Anne Howells

: An Infamous Address

Last programme in the series The Priory, Balham
This splendid Gothic mansion was the perfect setting for one of the great Victorian poison mysteries. The inquest made national headlines but the chief suspect never came to trial.
Roger Wilkes meets the present occupants and recalls the murder of Charles Bravo. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Unknown: Charles Bravo.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Resurrection of Christ

The fifth of six talks during Lent by The Rev Richard Harries ,
Dean of King's College, London The Resurrection - Tragedy or Triumph?
In tonight's programme Richard Harries explores the nature of tragedy, which, in F. R. Leavis 's words, 'involves a recognising of positive values as in some way defined and vindicated by death'. He questions the modern obsession with tragedy and argues for the resurrection of Christ as a sign of ultimate optimism.


Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: F. R. Leavis

: Proof

by DICK FRANCIS , dramatised in eight parts by ERNEST DUDLEY with 8: Tony and Gerard are on their way to the bottling plant and a final confrontation with their lethal adversary.


Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Ernest Dudley
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Tony Beach: Nigel Havers
Gerard: George Parsons
Paul Young: Stuart Organ
Chief Supt Wilson: Manning Wilson

: Forest Frontier

Presented by Anthony Smith 1: In the Jungle
Ten times the size of England, with the most trees and the most freshwater in the world, the Amazon Basin is still a mass of green and blue on the map. But this greatest natural resource is central to the plans of one of the fastest growing nations.
In the first of five programmes Anthony Smith steps into the shrouded world of the Brazilian jungle, to meet the monkeys, giant frogs, parrots and tarantulas that help to make it so special.


Presented By: Anthony Smith
Producer: George Monbiot

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Explorers Extraordinary
The last of six programmes written by JOHN KEAY The Obsessive Quest with with Christopher Douglas
In 1842 Ludwig Leichhardt stepped ashore at Sydney after a four-month voyage from
Europe. He believed destiny had chosen him to make the first crossing of the vast continent of Australia.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo (R) Book, sametitle, £10.95, from booksellers


Written By: John Keay
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Producer: Alan Haydock.
Ludwig Leichhardt: Carl Duering
Narrator: John Rowe

: Seeds of Faith

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


Reader: Glenys Miles
Producer: Noel Vincent

: In Committee

Presented by John Foster Producer FRANK SMITH


Presented By: John Foster
Producer: Frank Smith

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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