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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 All Saints Church,
Rockwell Green, Somerset Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Becoming an Associate Student
7.20 Into the Open: Getting Started

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

A year ago, On Your Farm had breakfast with John MacGregor , who was then Chief Secretary to the Treasury. This week David Richardson returns for another conversation with Mr MacGregor , now the UK's Minister of Agriculture.


Unknown: John MacGregor
Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: Mr MacGregor

: Sunday

with Ted Harrison and Trevor Bames
Researcher ALISON BOGLE Editors DAVID COOMES and BEVERLEY MCAINSH including at 8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Trevor Bames
Unknown: Researcher Alison Bogle
Unknown: Beverley McAinsh

: Lady Soames, OBE

talks, for the Week's 's Good Cause, about a unique organisation concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.
Donations to: Children's Legal Centre. [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Jordanhill Parish Church, Glasgow led by the Minister,
The Rev Dr Finlay McDonald assisted by THE REV TRACY MCNEIL Readings: Deuteronomy 11, vv 8-12; Luke 2, vv 15-21
Introit: The New Year Carol (Britten)
Hymns (cH3): I to the hills (139); At thy feet our God and Father (616); Jesus good above all other (111); 9 God our help in ages past (611)
Anthem: This is the truth sent from above (Vaughan Williams) Organist ALAN TAVENER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Tracy McNeil
Organist: Alan Tavener

: 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 re-broadcast of New Year's Day's programme)


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Face the Facts

A special edition in which
John Waite looks back over a year of investigations on Radio 4 and brings you up to date on what's happened since. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS Editor CHRIS LONGLEY
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday 7.20pm)


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis
Editor: Chris Longley

: Starring Leslie Willey

6: The West End. Stereo

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Nunthorpe Gardening Club, Cleveland.
(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: Huntingtower

JOHN BUCHAN's classic tale of romance and adventure, dramatised in three episodes by TREVOR ROYLE with and 1: The Princess in the Tower or How a Retired Provision Merchant Felt the Impulse of Spring
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 3.00pm)


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Trevor Royle
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Dickson McCunn: Roy Hanlon
The Storyteller: David McKail
Heritage: Stuart McQuarrie
Mrs Morran: Eileen McCallum
Saskia: Sharon Maharaj
Dougal: Gordon Struth
Dobson: Martin Black
Tibby: Ann Scott Jones
Guest: Paul Dixey
Lean/Tramp: John Shedden
Spittal/Labourer: Alasdair McCrone

: The Warm-Up Men

Wogan, The Price Is Right, all the most popular television programmes offer two shows: the one you see and the one you don't - the 'warm-up', designed to put the studio audience in exactly the right mood for the main attraction.
Glyn Worsnip talks to the stars, the producers, and the warm-up men themselves.


Talks: Glyn Worsnip

: Options

4.00 New Series The Materials World Four programmes on how the work of the materials scientist has changed the modern world. Presented by GRAEME GARDEN 1: The Home Producer JOHN ALLEN (e)
4.30 New Series Education Matters This year is clearly going to be a serious year for education. This holiday weekend, SUSAN MARLING presents a lighthearted antidote in words and music. Researcher BEATRICE RUBENS Producer MERILYN HARRIS (e)
5.00 A vous la France! French for beginners in a 15-part series on radio and TV. 10: Faisons le point 2 YVES AUBERT and PHYLLIS ROOME introduce a revision programme. With PAULE COLLET Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
5.30 Espana Viva A 15-part Spanish course for beginners, introduced by YOLANDE VAZQUEZ , With SALVADOR ORTIZ-CARBONERES and his students.
5: De vacaciones Being on holiday, and speaking foreign languages. (R) (e) (Extended re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.45 New Series Ganz spontan! Third-stage German in 20 parts 1: Das ist einfach schlimm (1) Do you already have a basic knowledge of German? Would you like to take part in conversations about matters of the moment? Join SABINE MICHAEL , PETER SAHLA and people in Bonn, who in today's programme are expressing their concern about the environment. Written and produced by IRISSPRANKLINGfe) Book, £8.95; pack of two cassettes, £9. 95 from retailers


Presented By: Graeme Garden
Producer: John Allen
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Beatrice Rubens
Unknown: Phyllis Roome
Script By: Alan Wilding
Introduced By: Yolande Vazquez
Unknown: Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla

: The Chamberlain Trilogy

A tragedy told by The Rt Hon Enoch Powell. (Details on Thursday at 7.30pm)


Unknown: Enoch Powell.

: Even Further up theTyne in a Flummox

Leonard Barras reads two of his fairly likely stories:
Much Persuasion and Rhubarb: A Conservative View (Details on Friday at 11.47am)


Unknown: Leonard Barras

: Down Your Way

Aled Jones visits the Barbican Centre in London.
(Details tomorrow at 11.00am)


Unknown: Aled Jones

: News



Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The Quiet Pipers

Mention bagpipes and everyone thinks of the martial, Scottish variety, but the Northumbrian small pipes are altogether more domestic and mellifluous.
Richard Kelly , with the help of virtuoso pipers past and present, traces the revival of interest in this ancient instrument.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Richard Kelly

: International Assignment



Producer: Adam Raphael

: The Streets of London

The streets of London still act as a magnet for hopefuls from all over the country.
How welcoming is the capital in the 1980s?


Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Fear on 4

1: The Snowman Killing b J.C.W. BROOK. Stereo
(Details on Wednesday at 6.30pm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: J.C.W. Brook.

: Blow, Suck

The Life and Times of the Harmonica Nick Baker looks at the story of the world's most portable instrument - a story that begins in a town in the Black Forest.
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Harmonica Nick Baker
Producer: Andrew Parfitt.

: Never the Same Again

In the first of four programmes Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
1: 'The policeman came to the door and said: "Does your husband drive a white car?"' In 1981 Paul was involved in a very serious car accident: he was in a coma for three months and afterwards did not know Janet, his wife.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Caribbean Drift

Five stories from the Black experience in Britain. 1: Home by JACQUELINE ROY
Read by Dona Croll


Unknown: Jacqueline Roy
Read By: Dona Croll
Producer: Joan Griffiths

: The Natural History Programme

The Gloucestershire Night
Join Ray Goodwin with his tape recorder as he melts into the shadows of a snowy Cotswold valley to capture the sounds of the day giving way to the fox-haunted night.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Ray Goodwin
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: The Belfast Exchange

The Radio 4 Generation
When they first met in June last year, most of them were curious about Northern Ireland and its Troubles. In November they went to Belfast to exchange perceptions with their counterparts from the Six
Counties. They recorded their impressions on Remembrance Sunday, although none was aware of the tragic events unfolding in Enniskillen. Chairman Nick Ross Producer BILL MORRIS (R)


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Bill Morris

: Profile

A personal protrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.
The Jesuit: Fr Michael A. E. Campbell-Johnston, sj
Presented by Julie Loyd


Presented By: Julie Loyd

: Seeds of Faith

Beyond the Sacred Page Myrtle Langley explores familiar episodes in St Luke's Gospel in the light of present experience.
1: God Only Shall You Serve
All you can see could be yours. It's a temptation.
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo

: Before the Endingof the Day

The late evening office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: News

followed by an interlude

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