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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Andrew 's,
Bebbington, Wirral Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Andrew

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.00 Technology: Dome Sweet Home
7.20 Into the Open: Summer School and Beyond

: On Your Farm

A breakfast conversation introduced by David Richardson


Introduced By: David Richardson
Producer: Ann-Marie Clifford

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Researcher ALISON BOGLE Producer ANDREW GREEN Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Researcher Alison Bogle
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Sunday Papers

: Robert Hardy

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about plans to expand specialist training facilities for the disabled.
Donations to: Finchale Training College for the Disabled,
[address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Princes Street United Reformed Church, Norwich led by The Rev Donald Hilton Hymns: Come, Lord, bless us all; Lord Jesus Christ (HHFT 58); Praise to the holiest (cp 71);
Come, thou long-expected Jesus (cp 159)
Readings (NEB): Isaiah 60, vv 1-3; John l,vv 1-7
Anthem: The Advent Message (Martin How)
Organist BRYAN ELLUM BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Donald Hilton

: 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

: News Stand

Presented by Francis Wheen Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presented By: Francis Wheen
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The actor Antony Sher became well known to television audiences when he took the lead in The History Man; he has established a special talent for Shakespeare, in particular Richard III. In conversation with Michael Parkinson he recalls his upbringing in South Africa and his subsequent career in the British theatre. He also chooses his eight records. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY
ProducerRAY ABBOTT. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.05am)
0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Richard Iii.
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Phil Longman with Gordon Clough in Washington for the Reagan/Gorbachev Summit Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Phil Longman
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: The True Heart

by SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER dramatised in two parts by DOREEN MAHON with 1: It is 1873 and Sukey Bond leaves the Warburton Memorial Orphanage to become a maid of all work in the Essex marshes. To her surprise she falls in love, but like Psyche she is cruelly parted from her Cupid, Eric. In order to pursue her true love she has to embark on a heroic journey.
Directed by JANET WHITAKER. Stereo


Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Directed By: Janet Whitaker.
Sukey Bond: Tilly Vosburgh
Eric Seaborn: Mick Ford
Prudence Gulland: Theresa Streatfeild
Mrs Seaborn: Diana Bishop
Mr Warburton: Charles Kay
Mrs Pocock/Mrs Rew: Eva Smart
Ada: Zelah Clarke
Lilly/Grieve: Caroline Gruber
Mr Noman: Norman Bird
Zeph/Curate: Steve Hodson
Reuben: Peter Tuddenham

: The Radio Programme

Presented by Laurie Taylor This week: My Kind of Radio A guest critic offers a personal view of a current broadcasting issue.
Plus / Was There - another winner in the competition for listeners.


Presented By: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jenny Danks

: Options

4.00 Man Masters Nature The last of eight programmes on 25 centuries of science. Programming Body and Mind geoff WATTS discusses the achievements of Alan Turing , Francis Crick and James Watson with DR ANDREW HODGES and DR EDWARD YOXEN. Series consultant DR ROY PORTER Producer JEREMY WEBB (e) Book, same title, £4.95 from booksellers
4.30 Education Matters In the last programme of the current series PROFESSOR TED WRAGG talks to LORD CALLAGHAN about his 1976 Ruskin speech initiating the 'great debate' in education and its influence on current developments. Researcher BEATRICE RUBENS Producer MERILYN HARRIS (e)
5.00 A vous la France! 9: Dites-moi YVES AUBERT and PHYLLIS ROOME explain how to ask for instructions. PIERRICK PICOT asks a specialist how to cook a Breton pancake and JACK STARR reports from Paris. Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
Book, same title, £5.95; two cassettes £3.95 each: computer software £19.95, from retailers
5.30 Espana Viva Spanish for beginners Revision (e)
Book, same title, £6.95: two cassettes £4. 95 each: computer software £22. 95, from retailers
5.45 Language Extra FRANCIS HALLAWELL presents the last of six programmes on aspects of language. Producer ALAN WILDING (e)


Unknown: Mind Geoff Watts
Unknown: Alan Turing
Unknown: Francis Crick
Unknown: James Watson
Unknown: Dr Andrew Hodges
Unknown: Dr Edward Yoxen.
Unknown: Dr Roy Porter
Producer: Jeremy Webb
Talks: Professor Ted Wragg
Unknown: Beatrice Rubens
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Phyllis Roome
Unknown: Pierrick Picot
Unknown: Jack Starr
Script By: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Francis Hallawell
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Centenary, My Dear Watson

A hundred years on from 1887, when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 's first Sherlock Holmes story was published, the men and women of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London celebrated the centenary with a pilgrimage through Switzerland to the Reichenbach Falls.
Susan Marling was there.
Producer HELEN ROBSON (R) revised SUPPLEMENT: pages 18-24


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Helen Robson

: The Butterfly Collectors

In the fourth of six programmes Martin Wainwright recounts how in the last century the second Lord Rothschild amassed a stunning two and a half million butterflies using professional collectors.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: Down Your Way

Brenda Dean in Blackpool


Unknown: Brenda Dean

: News


: At Least It's Live

Susan Marling meets some of the people who have found neither fame nor fortune in show business but still carry on. 4: Red Stocking


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Soundings

Symbols of Hope
At either end of Hope Street in Liverpool stand two cathedrals: one Roman Catholic, the other Anglican. They symbolise a remarkable, sometimes controversial partnership between Archbishop Derek Worlock and Bishop David Sheppard , who, since their appointments in 1975, have worked together to tackle many of the problems facing the city. Hope Sealy examines their work and the spiritual principles that unite them. Researcher AMANDA HANCOX Producer CAROLINE DONNE Editor DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Derek Worlock
Unknown: David Sheppard
Unknown: Hope Sealy
Unknown: Amanda Hancox
Producer: Caroline Donne
Editor: David Coomes

: Raffles

Four of the early Raffles stories dramatised by DAVID BUCK
1: The Ides of March
Bunny is desperately in need of some ready cash to repay a gambling debt. His old schoolfellow, the celebrated
English cricketer A. J. Raffles , knows just the person to help a fellow out. He's a jeweller in Bond Street - and, funnily enough, Raffles had planned to pay him a surprise visit that very night ...
Signature tune composed by JIM PARKER
Directed by GORDON HOUSE Stereo (R) A Radio 41 World Service production ('Gentlemen and Players' on Wednesday at 12.25pm)


Dramatised By: David Buck
Unknown: A. J. Raffles
Composed By: Jim Parker
Directed By: Gordon House
Raffles: Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane
Young Bunny: James Dykes
Lord Upton: George Parsons
Constable: John Church
Cronies: Graham Blockey
Cronies: Shaun Prendergast

: Bookshelf

While digesting his dollop of dried egg, Nigel Forde ruminates on Good
Housekeeping magazine's new selection of reprints from the war years, The Home Front.


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: A Word in Edgeways

Brian Redhead talks about ritual with Dr Eric Midwinter , Ted Polhemus and The Rev Norman Wallwork.
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN BBC Manchester


Talks: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Dr Eric Midwinter
Unknown: Ted Polhemus
Unknown: Norman Wallwork.

: Times Present

Ian Skidmore in conversation with Sandy Jarosz , taxidermist and one-time hod-carrier. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Sandy Jarosz
Producer: Anne Howells

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling with Jessica Holm


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Making of Medee

Last August at the Sydney Opera House, international soprano Elizabeth Connell had a huge triumph in a production (in the original French) of Cherubini's Medee. How does a prima donna learn a new role? And what kind of work goes on before the glamour of an operatic first night?
Presented by Daniel Snowman


Soprano: Elizabeth Connell
Presented By: Daniel Snowman

: 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 David Lomax Producer MARGARET HILL


Presented By: David Lomax
Producer: Margaret Hill

: Seeds of Faith: The Waters of Death

Words and music for Sunday night
In the second of two programmes Ian Bradley reflects on the place of water as a symbol of death in Christianity and other religions.


Presenter: Ian Bradley
Reader: Glenys Miles
Reader: Alan Sykes
Producer: Julia Brosnan

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

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