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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Producer DAVID BELUNGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Clement Danes Church, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7 0 Maths Foundation Tutorial 7 20 Milton in his Times
7.40 Lord Briggs on Victorian Culture

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

David Richardson talks to
David Ward , Manager of Id's Teesside farms.


Talks: David Richardson
Unknown: David Ward

: Sunday

with CUve Jacobs and Ted Harrison
VHFIFM joins at 8.0am including at 8.0 News


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Researcher Sarah
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Derek Jameson

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about an organisation which speaks for those who can't themselves, giving support and advice to all those who suffer from speech and language disorders.
Donations to: VOCAL
(Voluntary Organisations
Communication and Language),
[address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Punshon Memorial Methodist Church, Bournemouth conducted by THE REV RAYMOND SHORT
Theme: That's the Spirit!
Hymns (Hymns and Psalms): Thy hand 0 God has guided (784); Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire (283); Come down 0 love divine (281); 0 breath of life (777); God of grace and God of glory (712)
Readings: Acts 2, vv 1-13; John 14, vv 15-19,25-27
Organist and Choirmaster ALAN REYNOLDS. BBC Bristol


Choirmaster: Alan Reynolds.

: The Archers

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


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

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo (Revised broadcast of last Friday programme)


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: It's Your World: [number removed]

6: Victor Karpov, Head of the Soviet Arms Control and Disarmament Directorate.
One of the Soviet Union's most experienced negotiators, he led the Russian arms team until he was replaced following the abortive Reykjavik summit. He nevertheless continues to play a key role in Soviet disarmament policy, and is regarded by Western diplomats as tough, urbane and intelligent.
Sue MacGregor is in the chair, as one of the Soviet Union's most eminent arms negotiators talks to callers from around the world.
Producers JANICE HADLOW for the Woman 's Hour unit and NEIL CURRY for the BBC World Service
(A simultaneous broadcast with BBC World Service)
Lines open from 10.0am


Producers: Janice Hadlow
Producers: Neil Curry

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

● INFO: page 77

: The Afternoon Play

A View from the Mountain by DON HAWORTH with It takes a very special sort of man to attempt, every day of his life, a task that by any ordinary human standards is impossible. Merope's husband, Joseph, is such a man. And each morning, like Sisyphus before him, he sets off to roll a boulder from the valley where he lives to the top of a neighbouring mountain.
Music specially composed by MAX EARLY and performed by NICHOLAS KOK. TINA LONGFORD and NIGEL SHORE
Directed by GORDON HOUSE . Stereo (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Don Haworth
Played By: Elaine Claxton.
Played By: Pauline Letts
Played By: Stephen Thorne
Composed By: Max Early
Unknown: Nicholas Kok.
Directed By: Gordon House
Joseph: Michael Williams
Merope: And Judi Dench
Werner: Graham Blockey

: Origins

The Gift of the Nile
Rise up, 0 King! Gather up your bones. Throw the earth off your flesh and take up your position at the doors which keep out the common people. The king eats meat and lives on gods.... he comsumes their magic.
2: Rise Up 0 King! Gather Up Your Bones
Barry Cunliffe traces the development of a civilisation which flourished on the banks of the Nile.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Producer: John Knight.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 New series Dealing with Drugs Six programmes on how to help the problem drug-taker 1: Who? What? Why? It is all too easy for people working in the caring professions to lose confidence when faced with a 'problem drug-taker'. PETER EVANS presents a survival guide for non-specialists. In the first programme he sifts through the myths and realities about drugs and their users. Series consultant ANNAS DIXON Producers LYNNE R. JONES and CHRISTOPHER STONE (e)
4.30 Education Matters With SUSAN MARLING (e)
5.0 Out in the Community 3: Playing a Part TONI ARTHUR discovers how, for many people with a handicap, activities such as drama, music, painting and sport can help them to play a bigger role in the community. Stereo (e)
5.30 Get By in Arabic A six-part introduction to everyday spoken Arabic Presented by AHDAF SOUEIF and ALLX REFAIE
1: Meeting People Written by HILARY WISE and SALAH EL-GHOBASHY Producer ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Annas Dixon
Producers: Lynne R. Jones
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Presented By: Ahdaf Soueif
Unknown: Allx Refaie
Written By: Hilary Wise
Unknown: Salah El-Ghobashy
Producer: Alan Wilding

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling reports from Northern Ireland and Dublin.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Tales from Araby

The first of three programmes Pax Britannica
Presented by June Knox-Mawer
0 HEAR THIS: page 16


Presented By: June Knox-Mawer

: News


: A Service of Readings and Music for Pentecost

direct from the Chapel of New College, Oxford
Introit hymn: Come down, 0 Love divine
Introduction by the Dean of Divinity THE REV JEREMY SHEEHY Hymn: Breathe on me, breath of God
First Reading: Genesis 1, vv 1-8 Anthem: Achieved is the glorious work (Haydn)
Second Reading: Luke 1, vv 28-35 Carol: This child was born to men of God
Third Reading: John 20, vv 19-29 Carol: Now the green blade riseth Hymn: Holy Ghost, Illuminator Fourth Reading: Acts 2, vv 1-4 Anthem: The spirit of the Lord (Elgar)
A Whitsun Carol (Joubert) (BBC Commission: first performance)
Hymn: 0 thou who earnest from above
Director of music
Organ Scholar DAVID BURCHELL BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Rev Jeremy Sheehy
Unknown: David Burchell

: Ann Veronica

by H. G. WELLS , dramatised in three parts by BARRY CAMPBELL with 3: Pursued by her old suburban flame Hubert, Ann finds herself unaccountably interested in her lecturer, young Mr Capes, who is already married, it seems.
Other parts played by ALAN DUDLEY. THEA GREGSON.
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 3.0pm)


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Played By: Alan Dudley.
Played By: Thea Gregson.
Played By: John Hartoch.
Unknown: Petra Leah
Unknown: Katherine Parr.
Unknown: Theresa Streatfeild
Directed By: Brian Miller
Ann: Angela Pleasance
Miss Klegg: Patience Tomlinson
Landlady: Jean Waggoner
Kitty: Theresa Streatfeild
Magistrate: Alan Dudley
Wardress: Katherine Parr
Mr Stanley: John Gabriel
Capes: Christopher Blake
Miss Garvice: Hilary Newcombe
Hubert: Gregory de Polnay
Aunt Mollie: Susan Dowdall

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill


Presented By: Susan Hill

: A Word in Edgeways

The first of eight programmes Dr Sheila Cassidy Sir Patrick Nairn and William Nicholson in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sir Patrick Nairn
Unknown: William Nicholson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Concerto

In this last programme in the series, Robin Ray talks to the American-born pianist Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich and introduces his records of the Capriccio in c, Op 76 No 8, by Brahms and of the Piano
Concerto in A minor by Grieg. Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo


Talks: Robin Ray
Pianist: Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: News

: The Sunday Feature

Love and Fame
A feature on the life and work of the American poet John Berryman
Compiled by MICHAEL BUTT with Joss Ackland as John Berryman
He was capable of the heights of poetic exaltation and of the depths of self-degrading alcoholic stupor. He achieved fame as a poet, great distinction as a university lecturer, but he lived on his nerves and his emotions.
On 7 January 1972, John Berryman, aged 57, walked to the Washington Avenue Bridge and jumped to his death.
Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo


Unknown: John Berryman
Unknown: Michael Butt
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Deborah Makepeace.
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Unknown: Philip O'Sullivan
Directed By: John Theocharis.

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo

: Actuality

Big Apple Blues
When a bunch of young scousers arrived in New York to meet some real 'hard cases', they soon wished they were back home on Cantrill Farm Producer JOHN DRURY BBC Manchester (R)

: News

followed by an interlude

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