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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of music
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 St John the Baptist,
Wittersham, Isle of Oxney, Kent. Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St John

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.00 Pope's Essay on Man
7.20 Life and Death
7.40 Technology: Dome Sweet Home

: The Local Network

with reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton
It's the Way They Tell 'Em Donald Scott is a star in Carlisle, but almost unknown in the rest of Britain. Is he a victim of regional variations in humour?


Reporters: Neil Walker
Reporters: David Clayton
Unknown: Donald Scott

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Producer NORMAN WINTER Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH including at 8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Val Doonican

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the need to redevelop St Mary's House in Brighton, founded by Mother Mary Garson in 1954 as the first of 23 homes for the old and frail run by the House of Hospitality. Donations to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Mother Mary Garson

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcastat 7.10am LW)

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Chapel of St Cross, Winchester
During Lent the Morning
Service will be following the national Lent course entitled Who on Earth Are You?
Canon Paul Bates , editor of the workbook, will be preaching on the first in the series.
Lord, save the world (HHT 64); We find thee, Lord (HHT 97); Be thou my vision (HHT 10);
Drop, drop slow tears (Bullock); God of grace and God of glory (HHT 34)
Readings: Luke 18, w 9-14 (rsv); A Crabbit Old Woman
('Who on Earth Are You?') Conducted by Canon Colin Deedes
Musical Director DEREK BECK Organist ANDREW WALTER BBCBristoL Stereo
0 INFO: page 94


Unknown: Canon Paul Bates
Conducted By: Canon Colin
Organist: Derek Beck
Organist: Andrew Walter
Organist: Bbcbristol Stereo

: 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

Presented by Paul Barker Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Presented By: Paul Barker
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Pick of the Week

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


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

With series like Pennies from Heaven and the Singing Detective, writer Dennis Potter has assumed a dominant role in British television drama.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he reveals that he has a reclusive temperament and would much enjoy a period of loneliness on a desert island with just eight records, the books and his luxury item.


Castaway: Dennis Potter
Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Programme created by: Roy Plomley
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
5: The Last of Britain The voyage out in the 19th century: the leave-taking of the Mother Country, the tribulations and entertainments of the voyage - that could take up to six months - and the first impressions of Australia. Narrator NICK ENRIGHT
(BBC Radiophonic Workshop) Script by MIKE WALKER Technical presentation by ANDREW LAWRENCE. IAIN HUNTER and HELEN THOMAS
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Narrator: Nick Enright
Unknown: Geoffrey Blainey.
Unknown: Manning Clark.
Unknown: Humphrey McQueen
Unknown: Dr Clem Semmler
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Script By: Mike Walker
Presentation By: Andrew Lawrence.
Presentation By: Iain Hunter
Presentation By: Helen Thomas
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Sarah Midgeley: Elizabeth Proud
Fanny Davis: Susan Penhaligon
Skilbeck: Graham Blockey
Loveless: Cornelius Garrett
Bird: William Eedle
Lightoller: David Learner
Ensign Best: Bill Wallis
John Mitchel: Denys Hawthorne
LORD Wakefield: Stephen Rashbrook
Broxup Mereweather: Christian Rodska
Vaux/Shanty singer: Jonathan Nibbs
Caroline Chisholm/: Tessa Worsley
Mary Ann Hall: Tessa Worsley
Officials: Richard Durden
Officials: Alan Thompson

: Origins

The Great Cathedrals of Britain The Glorious Inheritance
The last of six programmes in which 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.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday 9. 15pm)


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Tim Tatton-Brown

: Options

4.00 American Authors Presented by BEL MOONEY
4: Nathanael West (1906-40) Readings by LOU HIRSCH (R) (e)
4.30 Education Matters Presented by MAUREEN O'CONNOR (e)
5.00 Get By in Japanese A six-part introduction to everyday spoken Japanese. Presented by MASAE MARR and TAKEYOSHI KAWASHIMA 2: Food and Drink The language that will enable you to order tea or coffee, decide where to eat and order in Japanese. Course writer CHIHOKO MORAN (e)
5.30 Espana Viva A 15-part beginners course Introduced byYOLANDA VÁZQUEZ , with SALVADOR ORTIZ-CARBONERES and his students 12: CincoEstrellas Booking in at hotels (e) (Extended re-broadcast next Saturday)
5.45 Ganz spontan! Third-stage German in 20 parts 8: Da muss ich widersprechen (2) with LUTZ UEBELT, SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA Script by LUTZ UEBELT


Presented By: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Presented By: Maureen O'Connor
Presented By: Masae Marr
Unknown: Takeyoshi Kawashima
Unknown: Chihoko Moran
Introduced By: Yolanda Vázquez
Unknown: Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Script By: Lutz Uebelt

: Tremor in the Raven's Throat

A Portuguese Experience Written and narrated by Paul Hyland
I have come here in June, during the feasts of the popular saints, to listen to bustling Lisbon and look a little more closely into the head and heart of our oldest ally....
And at the heart is Fado, the music of fate or destiny - unique to Portugal. Reader EDITH PHILLIPS Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Paul Hyland
Reader: Edith Phillips
Producer: Brian Miller

: Timpson's England

4: Towering Tales
(Details on Friday 11.47am LW)

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am LW)

: News



Unknown: Clive Roslin

: For He Is an Englishman

My grandfather,
Vallyvon Blumenthal , could entertain a hundred guests to a dinner served from first to last on silver (hot food cannot have stayed hot for long) with wines drunk entirely from silver, savefor himself. He used gold.
The first of six autobiographical talks by the barrister and historian Charles Arnold-Baker , now 70 years old, who was bom a Prussian aristocrat.


Unknown: Vallyvon Blumenthal
Unknown: Charles Arnold-Baker

: The Maestro

Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting.
6: From Martinet to Matinée
Idol; After Wagner, Wagnerians Readers JOHN WESTBROOK and HUGH DICKSON
Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R) revised


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

: Fear on 4

8: The Face by E. F. BENSON
Stereo (Details Wednesday 6.30pm)


Unknown: E. F. Benson

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to Michael Farr , who has translated
Herge and Tintin - Reporters to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the French-speaking world's answer to Walt Disney.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Michael Farr

: The Old School Ties

It is 1919 - Bob and Mary are starting school at
Haslingden in the Lancashire cotton valleys....
Jenni Mills rolls back the years, reliving schooldays at
Haslingden High with them and other past pupils - including former Minister Sir Rhodes Boyson.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill
● HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Sir Rhodes Boyson.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Cost of Discipleship

From the earliest days of Christianity, disciples of Jesus Christ have described themselves as 'followers of the Way'. Often that 'way' has been costly. In this series of six talks for Lent, introduced by John Newbury , influential Christians from around the world reflect on their own experience. 1: Dr Jean Vanier
'Blessed are the pure in heart.' Producer STEPHEN OLIVER


Unknown: Jesus Christ
Introduced By: John Newbury
Unknown: Dr Jean Vanier
Producer: Stephen Oliver

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling


Presented By: Fergus Keeling

: News

: The Year of Dreams

A six-part review of 1968 5: Ireland - The Spark that Lit the Bonfire
The protest marches, confrontations and riots which broke out in the streets of Northern Ireland in 1968 provided the genesis of the Provisional IRA and led to the deaths of over 2,000 people in Britain and Ireland.
Presented by Mary Holland


Presented By: Mary Holland

: In Committee

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


Presented By: Michael Fairbairn
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night
During Lent Canon Frank Wright explores the theme of Goodness.
1: The Attraction of Goodness
An examination of the magnetic power of goodness - as seen in secular literature, religious works and in those around us. Readers ANN RYE and ALAN SYKES Producer JUUA BROSNAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Frank Wright
Unknown: Alan Sykes

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

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