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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

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


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St George 's, Benenden, Kent. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St George

: Open University

7.00 Arts Review: Asa Briggs - The Home Front
7.20 Into the Open: The First Hurdle


Unknown: Asa Briggs

: News

7.10LWSunday Papers

: On Your Farm

David Richardson has breakfast with Henry Fell , who farms 1,800 acres of reclaimed marshland in South Humberside.


Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: Henry Fell

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Researcher ALISON BOGLE Producer JUU WILLS Editor DAVID COOMES including at 8.00 News


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Presented By: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Researcher Alison Bogle

: Sunday Papers

: Stuart Hall

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the work of a society currently celebrating 150 years of service to blind people. donations to: Henshaw's Society for the Blind, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Parish mass for All Saints' Day from the Church of St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith , Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire
Conducted by the Parish Priest, CANON FRANCIS RIPLEY assisted by THE REV IAN SMART Hymns: For all the saints;
The Lord's is the earth; Hail,
Holy Queen; Let there be peace; The Lord is my shepherd; Love is his word
Readings: Revelation 7, w 2-4, 9-14; I John 3, w 1-3; Matthew 5, vv 1-12
Choirmaster TERENCE ROGAN Organist JOHN WALTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Edmund Arrowsmith
Unknown: Canon Francis Ripley
Choirmaster: Terence Rogan
Organist: John Walton

: 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

: News Stand

David Walker explores Britain's periodicals. Producer SAM COLLYNS


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Sam Collyns

: Pick of the Week

presented by Margaret Howard


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

'My wife and I are great opera buffs,' says Bamber Gascoigne , who became a household name as questionmaster of television's University
Challenge 25 years ago. In conversation with Michael Parkinson he looks back on his career as a writer and broadcaster and reveals a novel approach to assembling his package of records to take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
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

(Details on Wednesday at 10. 00am)

: Mr Beluncle

by V. S. PRITCHETT dramatised in three parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM
2: Mr Beluncle 's business is on the verge of bankruptcy. His son Henry is keeping his affair with Mary Phibbs a secret. The religious fanatic David Vogg is planning to scupper the Church of the Last Purification, and Ethel Beluncle becomes more downtrodden by the moment.
Music composed by TERENCE ALBRIGHT
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo


Unknown: V. S. Pritchett
Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Mr Beluncle
Unknown: Mary Phibbs
Unknown: David Vogg
Unknown: Ethel Beluncle
Composed By: Terence Albright
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Philip Beluncle: Freddie Jones
Ethel Beluncle: Rosemary Leach
Linda Truslove: Phyllida Nash
Lady Roads: Maxine Audley
Mr Phibbs: Alfred Burke
Mrs Vogg: Lila Kaye
Judy Dykes: And Polly James
The Beluncle Family Henry: Stephen Tompkinson
George: Joseph Wright
Leslie: Richard Pearce
Grandma: Gladys Spencer
Mary Phibbs: Victoria Carling
David Vogg: John Church
Kitty WiX: Zelah Clarke
Mr Chilly: Paul Sirr
Mr Van der Hoek: Blain Fairman
Mr Martin: Kim Wall
Granger: Tim Reynolds
Doctor: John Samson

: The Radio Programme

(Details on Tuesday at 8.00pm)

: Origins

A series of six programmes
5: The Institute of Archaeology - The Realisation of a Dream
When Sir Mortimer Wheeler founded the Institute of Archaeology in London 50 years ago, his hope was that it would provide a laboratory for the study of civilisation. But no one in 1937 could have foreseen how a new generation of archaeological scientists would bring their skills to bear in their constant search to unravel the mysteries of Man's past.
Malcolm Billings visits the Institute to discover exactly how young archaeologists are, in Wheeler's phrase, 'digging up people'.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Producer: John Knight.

: Options

4.00 Man Masters Nature Twenty-five Centuries of Science 3: The Scientific Revolution In 17th-century England, William Harvey discovered the circulation of the blood and Isaac Newton developed theories that revolutionised science. GEOFF WATTS discusses their achievements with DR ANDREW CUNNINGHAM and PROFESSOR RUPERT HALL. (e)
4.30 Education Matters SUSAN MARLING explores the fast-changing world of education. (e)
5.00 A vous la France! French for beginners in 15 parts 4: Qu 'est-ce que vous avez comme.... ? YVES AUBERT and PHYLLIS ROOME explain how to describe your exact requirements. Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
5.30 New Series Espana Viva A 15-part Spanish course for beginners Learn Spanish from scratch in the company of SALVADOR ORTIZ-CARBONERES and his students, with the aid of recordings of everyday language and life in Spain today.
1: i Como te llamas? Hello - what's your name? Where are you from? Introduced by YOLANDA vAzquez Series producers CAROL STANLEY and MICK WEBB (e) (Extended re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.45 New Series Language Extra Six programmes on language
1: Have you ever thought about how fast you speak? Or your next door neighbour? Or the newsreader after this programme? FRANCIS HALLAWELL , speaking at about 150 words per minute, investigates why we speak at the speed we do. Producer ALAN WILDING (e)


Unknown: William Harvey
Unknown: Isaac Newton
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Dr Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: Professor Rupert Hall.
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Phyllis Roome
Script By: Alan Wilding
Introduced By: Yolanda Vazquez
Producers: Carol Stanley
Unknown: Francis Hallawell
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Out of the Furnace

Canon Donald Gray investigates the work of chaplains who served in the trenches of the First World War. Contemporary reports and unpublished correspondence reveal the trauma of chaplains forced to question their traditional ministry in 'the purgatorial fires of war'.
From the flames of France came a burning cry to change the Church at home - a cry initially ignored but eventually leading to new ways of worship.


Unknown: Canon Donald Gray

: Down Your Way

Naval officer turned captain of industry,
Sir John Harvey-Jones salutes the North East as he embarks on a two-stage journey down the coast from his wartime submarine base at Blyth in Northumberland. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Jill Marshall

: News



Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Feedback

with Christopher Dunkley


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: Soundings

The Sheep Who Want to Be Shepherds
From Rome, the BBC's Religious Affairs
Correspondent, John Newbury , examines what this month's Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops has been saying to
Catholic lay people who believe they should have a greater say in fundamental Church issues. Researcher AMANDA HANCOX Producer BEVERLEY MCAINSH Editor DAVID COOMES. Stereo


Unknown: John Newbury
Unknown: Amanda Hancox
Producer: Beverley McAinsh
Editor: David Coomes.

: Castles in Spain

by EDWARD BOYD (2) Stereo

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to intrepid solo traveller
Christina Dodwell.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Christina Dodwell.

: A Word in Edgeways

Brian Redhead debates ideas of conflict and consensus with Professor Tony Eccles , Lord
Fitt and Professor Ruth Lister. Producer MAGGIE REDFERN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Professor Tony Eccles
Unknown: Professor Ruth Lister.

: An Englishman's House

Margaret Howard believes that you can learn a great deal about people if you visit them in their houses.
In the first of four programmes she is given a guided tour of Jack Tinker 's tiny terraced house in Brighton. It was once described, by a friend, as 'Versailles in a miner's cottage', but Jack maintains that it merely reflects his love of the town and his enthusiasm for the theatre.
Producer PETER HOARE. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Tinker
Producer: Peter Hoare.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling Young listeners are invited to compete for Wildwatch Reporter of the Year.


Presented By: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Islands of Degeneration

Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's are probably the best known of the incurable diseases that result from degeneration of the brain. Recently useful clues have come from studies of groups of people in which the diseases are very common. Georgina Ferry examines the evidence.

: The Root of the Matter

goes out into the villages, towns and cities of Britain to report on some key political issues from the perspective of the men and women most affected by them. Presented by Clinton Rodgers Producer MARGARET HILL


Presented By: Clinton Rodgers
Producer: Margaret Hill

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night
Finding a Voice
In a series of four programmes Ann Loades explains why
Christianity as a religion can be problematical for women.
1: Let a Woman Learn in Silence Why have women been silenced in the Christian tradition when Jesus himself took a radical stance by including women among his followers? Readers JENNY HOWE and ALAN SYKES
Producer RACHEL CASE BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Ann Loades
Readers: Jenny Howe
Readers: Alan Sykes

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

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