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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 by Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from Sampford Arundel Church, near Willington, Somerset. Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Local Network

Poor Little Rich Man
Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with BBC Local Radio stations for a tour of stately homes, and meet discontented aristocrats who claim they're living in near poverty.


Reporters: Neil Walker
Reporters: David Clayton

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Producer ANDREW GREEN Editor DAVID COOMES including at 8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Patricia Hayes

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about a trust which helps severely physically disabled children and their families.
Donations to: Lady Hoare Trust [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Broadcast last Friday/


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Mass for the Day of Special Prayer for World Peace
From Trinity and All Saints' College, Leeds
Mass setting: St Cassian's Mass Isaiah 32, vv 15-18; Colossians 3, w 12-15; John 14, w 23-29
We are one in the Spirit; Hear my cry; Come and be filled; God is love, his the care
Celebrant The Rev David Smith Preacher The Rev Peter Phillips Organist PETER RICHARDSON Leader of the Music Group CATHERINE GUNN BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Smith
Organist: Peter Phillips
Organist: Peter Richardson

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Producer LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: News Stand

Frances Donnelly explores Britain's periodicals. Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Unknown: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo (Revised re-broadcast of last Friday's 's programme)


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is Lord Donoughue who, in conversation with Michael Parkinson , traces the course of his career from working-class beginnings, to Oxford, to the world of politics (he was senior adviser to two Labour Prime Ministers) and to merchant banking. He also chooses his eight records.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9. 05am)


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: Australia

A 13-part series
2: The Most ValuableAcquisition
The foundation of modern Australia with and Narrator Humphrey Bower
At six o'clock on the morning of Sunday 13 May 1787, a fleet of 11 old ships set out from
Portsmouth with nearly 1,000 convicts and their keepers on board. Their destination was Botany Bay - more than eight months distant. Every indication was that the mission would fail.
(BBC Radiophonic Workshop) Script by MIKE WALKER Technical presentation
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo (R) revised


Narrator: Humphrey Bower
Unknown: Geoffrey Blalney
Unknown: Manning Clark
Unknown: Humphrey McQueen
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Script By: Mike Walker
Unknown: Andrew Lawrence.
Unknown: Mike Burgess
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Capt Arthur Phillip: Michael Pennington
Judge Advocate David Collins: Patrick Malahide
Capt Lt Watkin Tench: Steve Hodson
Dr John White: Keith Alexander
Surgeon William Bowes: Christian Rodska
Lt Ralph Clark: David Gooderson
Major Ross/Lord Sydney: Henry Stamper
Mr John Howard: Nigel Graham
Mr J S Mattra: Timothy Bateson
Englishjudge: Peter Tuddenham
Convicts: Jo Anderson
Convicts: Helen Harvey
Convicts: Stephen Thorne

: Origins

The Great Cathedrals of Britain In a series of six programmes Malcolm Billings and Tim Tatton-Brown tell the story of the development of British cathedrals from the time of St Augustine in 597 until the Reformation.
3: Out of the Ashes
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast on Wednesday 9.15pm)


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Tim Tatton-Brown
Producer: John Knight.

: Into the Light

(Details on Tuesday at 8.30pm)

: Options

4.00 American Authors BEL MOONEY presents a portrait of the life and work of six writers. 1: John Steinbeck (1902-68) Steinbeck was a radical realist who made his best art out of Depression America. Readings by LOU HIRSCH Consultant DR MIKE WOOLF Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE (R) (e)
4.30 Education Matters With MAUREEN O'CONNOR (e)
5.00 A vous la France! A 15-part series
14: C'était comme (a SARA TOMEI talks to a curator at the Musee Dobree in Nantes about the 18th-century slave trade, and YVES AUBERT and PHYLLIS ROOME describe how to tell people about your own past. Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
5.30 Espana Viva A 15-part Spanish course Introduced by YOLANDA VAZQUEZ , With SALVADOR ORTIZ. CARBONERES and his students 9: De tiendas Buying clothes, and asking about opening times (e) (Extended re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.45 Ganz spontan! Third-stage German in 20 parts 5: Was halten Sie von der Politik? (1) Join SABINE MICHAEL. PETER SAHLA and people in Bonn, who in today's programme are talking about politics and politicians Written by IRIS SPRANKLING (e)


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Unknown: Dr Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Phyllis Roome
Script By: Alan Wilding
Introduced By: Yolanda Vazquez
Unknown: Salvador Ortiz.
Unknown: Sabine Michael.
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Written By: Iris Sprankling

: Timpson's England

1: A Look beyond the Obvious During his years as a broadcaster, John Timpson has collected dozens of stories about the people, places, buildings and events in this green and pleasant land. They are amusing and strange, curious and sometimes bizarre. In the first of six programmes, John describes, in his well-known ho-ho humorous way, how he collected his stories, and introduces us to some of the less well-known facts about Timpson's England.
(Re-broadcast on Friday 11.47am L W)
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Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Down Your Way

John Peel visits Combs, Suffolk (Details tomorrow at 11. 00am L W)

: News



Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Feedback

with Christopher Dunkley


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: The Maestro

Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting, and finds that all is not as it seems. 3: The Triumph of the Stick
The baton makes a late arrival, Spohr and Mendelssohn show that one head is better than three, and noise-makers get their comeuppance.
Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R) revised


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Readers: John Westbrook
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Fear on 4

5: The Beast with Five Fingers by w.f. HARVEY. Stereo.
(Detailson Wednesday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: W.F. Harvey.

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks with author and playwright
Rachel Billington.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Rachel Billington.

: The Mind of a Woman

The male is by nature superior and the female inferior; the one rules and the other is ruled.
Aristotle may have been one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever seen but his views on the relationship between the sexes are somewhat challenging. How did a thinker of his stature arrive at such conclusions? And how many of his ideas are still abroad in our own world?
Anne Kelleher , who teaches philosophy at King's College, London, looks at the way
Aristotle's ideas continue to shape our attitudes.


Unknown: Anne Kelleher
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Caribbean Drift

Five stories from the Black experience in Britain


Unknown: Beryl Gilroy
Producer: Joan Griffiths

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling


Presented By: Fergus Keeling

: News

: The Year of Dreams

A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968, when the post-war generation shook the world by challenging the power and ideas of their elders.
2: A New French Revolution Presented by David Caute


Presented By: David Caute

: In Committee

A weekly report of the deliberations and dialogues that take place in Parliament's Select Committees.
Presented by Mike Baker Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presented By: Mike Baker
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night
God 's Strugglers
John Rackley continues his reflections on the writings of modern men of faith, dipping into the journal of Dag
Hammarskjold who struggled to hold onto God through the loneliness and apparent pointlessness of life. Producer JULlA WILLS BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: John Rackley

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

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