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: News Briefing

: Prelude

A selection of music
Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Alphege's Church, Solihull, West Midlands Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.00 An Enlightened Historian
7.20 Propaganda and the Civil War
7.40 Gombrich on Art History

: The Living World

The Dawn Chorus
As darkness yields to light, so does silence give way to song.
Jim Flegg and Caroline Parsons enjoy the first sounds of the day on the edge of a Kent wood. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
0 HEAR THlS!page 16


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: Caroline Parsons
Producer: John Harrison

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Producer ANDREW GREEN Editor DAVID COOMES FM joins at 8.00 including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Sunday Papers

: Brian Redhead

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the help available for people suffering the effects of language breakdown after a stroke or head injury. Donations to:
Action for Dysphasic Adults
[address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Old Parish Church, Melrose conducted by the Minister, THE REV ALISTAIR BENNETT
Readings (NEB): II Corinthians 4, w 1-11; StJohn 14. vv 1-11
Hymns (ch3): Give praise and thanks unto the Lord (101);
Thou art the way (121); All my hope on God is founded (405); Rejoice, the Lord is king (296) Organist JAMES MARSHALL Conductor JAMES LETHAM BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alistair Bennett
Organist: James Marshall

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Produced and directed by LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Liz Rigbey.

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright Producer ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Ellie Updale

: Pick of the Week

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


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , mp, the leader of the Labour Party, in conversation with Sue Lawley. reflects on his life and career and also chooses eight records to accompany him on an imagined trip to a desert island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: 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

visits Suffolk

: The Ugly Man

by ROGER DAVENPORT with When their daughter leaves home, Richard and Clare realise that they have a whole new life to look forward to It'll be a second honeymoon. There'll be money to spend on exotic holidays. Clare can take an Open University course. But, left on their own. there will also be the time to confront the truth about their marriage.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo (R)


Unknown: Roger Davenport
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Clare: Patricia Garwood
Richard: Edward de Souza
Hugh: James Warwick
Sarah: And Amanda Garwood

: Revolutions in Sound

A series of six programmes in which Robin Ray celebrates 100 years of the gramophone. 2: Music, Music, Music
'In the studio one is playing entirely for oneself for the music' SIR YEHUDI MENUHIN From the first recorded nursery rhyme, the gramophone has increased its influence on the music world and is now the piper calling the tune Producer JEFF LINK. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Ray
Music: Sir Yehudi Menuhin

: The Myth of an American National Theatre

Christopher Bigsby talks to American writers, directors and critics about the state of theatre in the USA.


Talks: Christopher Bigsby

: Options

4.00 Dealing with Drugs Six programmes on how to help the problem drug-taker. 4: Coming Off Detoxification is only one step along a difficult road. (R)(e)
4.30 On Course In the fourth of six programmes, CORINNE JULIUS and ANNA PERRY explore the fast-developing world of education and training for mature people - and talk to students and tutors about the realities of 'going back to school'. (e)
5.00 When in Spain With ANDREW SACHS. MIGUEL PENARANDA and CRISTINA LAGO. 4: Andrew goes shopping in a noisy fruit market - and buys some vino rosado straight from the barrel. Written by ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
5.30 Language Extra Nine programmes on language 6: Elocution The actual sounds we make when we speak tell people all sorts of things about us. But how much importance should be attached to them? FRANCIS HALLAWELL finds OUt. (e)
5.45 Ganz spontan! Third- stage German in 20 parts 17: Welche Probleme treten am haufigsten auf? (1) Join SABINE MICHAEL. PETER SAHLA and people in Vienna for a look at the world of work. Script by PHILIPPA GOODRICH (e)


Unknown: Corinne Julius
Unknown: Andrew Sachs.
Written By: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Francis Hallawell
Unknown: Sabine Michael.
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Script By: Philippa Goodrich

: A Place of Your Own

Surburbia in the 1980s: mock Georgian dream homes with double-glazed lead lights, double garages and ankle-deep fitted carpets.
Photographer Daniel Meadows celebrates the suburban ethos in three short talks.
2: Nameplates and Lifestyles


Unknown: Daniel Meadows

: Down Your Way

Stephen Pile meets some real Surbitonians who dispel the Good Life image.


Unknown: Stephen Pile

: News


: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: The Best of Times-the Worst of Times

A seven part series compiled by MICHAEL BAKEWELL with 3: So Young - So Beautiful - So Good
'I broke my heart into the smallest pieces many times between thirteen and three and twenty. Twice I was horribly in earnest and once I really set upon the cast for six or seven long years, all the energy and determination of which I am owner. But it went the way of nearly all such things at last.'
Other parts played by ALAN DUDLEY. POLLY JAMES
Directed by ROSEMARY HART. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Played By: Alan Dudley.
Played By: Polly James
Played By: Peter Marinker
Played By: Emily Richard
Unknown: Melissa Bakewell
Directed By: Rosemary Hart.
Charles Dickens: Martin Jarvis
John Forster/Narrator: Phil Daneman
Maria Beadnell: Zelah Clarke
Mary Hogarth: Victoria Carling
Eleanor Christian: Caroline Gruber
Flora Finching: Eva Stuart
Dick Swiveller: John Baddeley
Miss Havisham: Joan Matheson
Young Pip: Elizabeth Lindsay
Mrs Crupp: Gwen Cherrell
Burnett: Anthony Jackson
Fagin: Garard Green

: Musical Landscapes

A series of seven programmes introduced by David Willmott
3: Sussex and the Home Counties Stereo records


Introduced By: David Willmott

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Talk of the Town, Talk of the Country

Presented by Stanley Ellis 5: Dialects in Decline - the Isle of Man
'We have a little saying in Manx, "no language - no country", and when you're talking to the old people you suddenly go back in time and you live as they did ...' Research WALTER CLARKE
Producer WILL CANTOPHER . Stereo


Presented By: Stanley Ellis
Unknown: Walter Clarke
Producer: Will Cantopher

: Fine Arts Brass

display the lighter side of their repertoire.
Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo (R) revised


Producer: Richard Edis

: The Natural History Programme

with Jessica Holm and Lionel Kelleway


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Soundtrack

A series often programmes 9: The Brothers 10 per cent

: In Committee

Presented by Mike Baker Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presented By: Mike Baker
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

For the Love of God
In this series. Canon Colin Semper talks to people who have experienced major changes in their lives.
3: The Leprechaun in a Prom A tragic accident confined show-jumping champion Helen Larkin to her 'pram'. Although she is now in constant pain, she inspires many with her humility and courage. Producer JULIA BROSNAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Talks: Canon Colin Semper
Unknown: Helen Larkin
Producer: Julia Brosnan

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: 'am News

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