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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 Michael's Church,
Yorktown, Camberley, Surrey. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 LWSunday Papers

: Open University

7.00 Maths Foundation Tutorial
7.20 Acts of God?
7.40 Technology: Sound and Signals

: On Your Farm

The breakfast conversation this week is not on a farm, but from the headquarters of the Midland Bank. London. Dr Bob Bruce is retiring after 20 years in the bank's agricultural division, where he's currently agricultural resources director. With bank catering staff on overtime Dr Bruce plays host to Les Cottington and answers his questions. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Dr Bob Bruce
Unknown: Les Cottington
Producer: Allan Wright

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Producer ANDREW GREEN Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH FM joins at 8.00 including at 8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcastat 7.10am LW)


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

: Rt Rev Richard Harries

The Bishop of Oxford speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the need for a more humane prison system and a more sensible response to crime.
Donations to: [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

A service for the fifth Sunday in Lent from St Peter 's Methodist Church, Canterbury. 5: Be Seeing You from the national Lent course entitled Who on Earth Are You? Led by THE REV JOHN TURNER
Hymns (HP): Sing praise to God who reigns above (511); One more step along the world I go (746); See, Jesus, thy disciples see (763); Light of the world, thy beams I bless (681)
Anthem: Lord, I trust thee (Handel)
Readings: Isaiah 42, vv 5-9; Luke 24, w 13-21 and 28-35 Director of Music CARYL HURSEY Organist DR GRAHAM ANDERSON


Unknown: St Peter
Organist: Caryl Hursey
Organist: Dr Graham Anderson

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by UZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: Uz Rigbey

: News Stand

Presented by Polly Toynbee Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Presented By: Polly Toynbee
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Pick of the Week

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


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The first volume of Maya Angelou 's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was a bestseller, describing her life as a singer, actress, stripper, dancer and writer.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson , she looks back on a remarkable career and chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Maya Angelou
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

visits Coventry, where members of the Allesley WI put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON
BBC Manchester (Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 10.00am)


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Australia

A 13-part series 9: The Dreamer Wakes
What happened to the Aborigines when 'the fierce white strangers' arrived from Europe? Some. like Pemulwuy, fought back so successfully that the British tried to remove his name from recorded history; others were treated as less than human. Today Aborigines tell of their struggle for civil rights, and their attempt to bestow their ecological and spiritual values upon modern Australia.
(BBC Radiophonic Workshop) Script by MIKE WALKER With MICHELLE ROWLAND Technical presentation by ANDREW LAWRENCE. IAIN HUNTER and JOHN DEVINE
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo
0 INFO: page 76


Readers: Michael Deacon
Readers: John Cregg.
Readers: Brian Hewlett
Readers: Richard Meikle.
Unknown: Don Pascoe
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Dr Eric Wilmot.
Unknown: Geoffrey Blainey.
Unknown: Manning Clark
Unknown: Humphrey McQueen
Unknown: Lester Bostock.
Unknown: Robert Brofoe
Unknown: Pat Dodson
Unknown: Marcia Langton
Unknown: Lorraine Liddell.
Unknown: O'Neil Charles Perkins
Unknown: Kath Walker
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Script By: Mike Walker
Unknown: Michelle Rowland
Presentation By: Andrew Lawrence.
Presentation By: Iain Hunter
Presentation By: John Devine
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
White narrator: Nick Enright
Aborigine narrator: Brian Syron
Storyteller: Robert Maza
Aborigine woman: Justine Saunders
Young Aborigine: Ernie Dingo

: The Radio Programme

Presented by Laurie Taylor Plus: why do jingles inspire such loathing among listeners? Researcher ANDREA GRAHAME Producer KEITH JONES
(Re-broadcast Tuesday at 8.00pm)


Presented By: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Andrea Grahame
Producer: Keith Jones

: Options

4.00 An Uphill Struggle A two-part report on ski-ing in Scotland by MICHAEL SMEE 1: The Long Climb Downhill ski-ing in Scotland has its origins dating back to the turn of the century when 'skisters' skied down the mountains in a fraction of the time it took them to trudge to the top. These hardy pioneers fought the harsh Scottish mountain climate and inspired those who followed to begin the struggle to create Britain's own ski-resorts. Producer FRANK WARWICK (e)
4.30 Education Matters With MAUREEN O'CONNOR (e)
5.00 Get By in Japanese The last of a six-part course. Presented by MASAE MARR and TAKEYOSm KAWASHIMA Business and Pleasure Introduction and greetings; exchanging business cards; extending invitations, and polite conversation. Course writer CHIHOKO MORAN Series producer FRANK WARWICK (e)
5.30 New Series Language Extra In the first programme of nine, FRANCIS HALLAWELL looks into the origins of Hebrew and how it became the official language of Israel. The other Jewish languages of Yiddish and Aramaic are also investigated. Producer KATHY FLOWER (e)
5.45 Ganz spontan! Third-stage German in 20 parts 12: Konnten Sie das bitte noch einmal erkldren? (2) Join SABINE MICHAEL. PETER SAHLA and LUTZ LIEBELT Script by LUTZ UEBELT (e)


Producer: Frank Warwick
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Presented By: Masae Marr
Unknown: Chihoko Moran
Producer: Frank Warwick
Unknown: Francis Hallawell
Unknown: Konnten Sie
Unknown: Sabine Michael.
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Script By: Lutz Uebelt

: Northern Light: A Life of St Cuthbert

Rosemary Hartill traces the life and legacy of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne. With ANTHONY JACKSON as the Venerable Bede Music by DR MARY BERRY Researcher DENIS NOWLAN


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Music By: Dr Mary Berry
Music By: Researcher Denis Nowlan
Producer: Caroline Donne

: A Geordie in MK: 2: A Good Tidy Up

The second of three tales written and read by Alex Ferguson.

BBC Manchester (R)


Writer/ reader: Alex Ferguson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow, at 11.00am LW)

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: For He Is an Englishman

War was inevitable. lfmy brother and I did not return to Germany, we would be hanged for treason if caught. We had not the slightest intention of going back, and therefore would have to fight for our adopted country and increase the risk of capture. The fifth of six autobiographical talks by Charles Arnold-Baker , now 70 years old, who was born a Prussian aristocrat.


Unknown: Charles Arnold-Baker

: Granny Goes to Sea

Faith Spencer-Chapman was well into her 60s when she joined the crew of the Gazella of Philadelphia as general dogsbody for a ceremonial sail from Halifax to Toronto in June 1984. She took with her a tape recorder to help keep alive her memories.
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R)

: Fear on 4

12: The Speciality of the House by STANLEY ELUN. Stereo
(Details on Wednesday at 6.30pm)

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to Jamaican writer Olive Senior.


Talks: Nigel Forde

: I Didn't Expect Salad

I remember Jimmy telling me it was going to be a rough ride and I said 'Fine, I'll cope'.
When former film censor's daughter Dr Sarah Trevelyan first visited convicted murderer Jimmy Boyle in prison, she was amazed when he offered her salad. Two years later their unlikely romance led to a prison wedding.
Miriam O'Reilly talks to Sarah Boyle about her relationship with the man once labelled Scotland's most dangerous criminal, and how they now work together to help others. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Dr Sarah Trevelyan
Unknown: Jimmy Boyle
Talks: Miriam O'Reilly
Unknown: Sarah Boyle

: 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 reflect on their own experience. 5: Elizabeth Adler
Blessed Are the Peace-Makers Producer STEPHEN OLIVER


Unknown: Jesus Christ
Introduced By: John Newbury
Unknown: Elizabeth Adler
Producer: Stephen Oliver

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling talks to Adrian Barnett about Brazil.
Jessica Holm hears about packs of wild dogs.


Talks: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Adrian Barnett

: News

: Soundtrack

A series of ten 'films for radio' 3: Stacey's Story
Reporter Stephanie Hazeldeane Stereo


Reporter: Stephanie Hazeldeane

: In Committee

Presented by Michael Fairbaim Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presented By: Michael Fairbaim
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night.
During Lent Canon Frank Wright explores the theme of goodness.
5: Goodness as Integrity
This programme examines the idea of 'self emptying' as a way towards your own inner truth. By emptying yourself you can become absorbed in God's love and so achieve a real integrity. Readers ANN RYE and ALAN SYKES Producer JULIA BROSNAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Frank Wright
Unknown: Alan Sykes
Producer: Julia Brosnan

: 'amNewj

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