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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 Leonard's Parish Church, Bledington, Gloucester Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Maths into the 90s
7.20 Language and Authority
7.40 Technology: After the Harvest

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Waterlines

Cliff Michelmore takes to the river this morning for the Henley Royal Regatta. He meets competitors and supporters who ve travelled from all over the world to be at Britain's leading rowing event.
Also. Dilly Barlow keeps up to date with all the latest news of the waterworld.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and overseas 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


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

: Sir Michael Hordern

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about what is being done to stop thousands of people needlessly becoming blind. Donations to:
Sir Michael Hordern
The International Glaucoma Association [address removed]


Unknown: Sir Michael Hordern

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

A celebration of Holy
Communion according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer from St Bride's Church Fleet Street, London
Celebrant CANON JOHN OATES Hymns (AMR):
Angel-voices ever singing (246); Immortal, invisible (372); Bright the vision that delighted (161) Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (296)
Sanctus and Benedictus: Darke in E
Gloria: Mozart in B flat
Anthem: Ave verum corpus (Byrd)
Readings (av): I Peter 3, w 8-15; Luke 5, vv 1-11


Unknown: Canon John Oates

: The Archers

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


Editor: Anthony Parkin

: News Stand

Presented by Andrew Rawnsley Producer ELLIE UPDALE


Presented By: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Ellie Updale

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Benny Green
Stereo (Revised re-broadcast of last Friday programme)


Presented By: Benny Green

: Desert Island Discs

In the midst of his 50th birthday celebrations, The Rt Hon Dr David Owen , mp, leader of the SDP, finds himself castaway on the mythical island. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he chooses eight records to take with him.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.05am)


Unknown: Dr David Owen

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by John Sergeant Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: John Sergeant
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: Upended

A comedy by RHYS ADRIAN
The price of property in the south of England has soared and many householders are sitting on a fortune in bricks and mortar. The problem is when to sell? And where to move to?
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Rhys Adrian
Directed By: John Tydeman
Gerald: Norman Bird
Jane: Eva Stuart
Jack: Michael Tudor Barnes
Frank: Richard Tate
Eric: William Simons
Walter: Stephen Tompkinson

: The Judges

Six judges from different levels of the court system talk to
Hugo Young about their lives, their personal feelings about their jobs and the professional dilemmas they face every day. 1: Judge Alan Simpson
A circuit judge who sits in the Crown Court in Sheffield. Producer ANNE SLOMAN (R)


Unknown: Hugo Young
Unknown: Judge Alan Simpson
Producer: Anne Sloman

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor presents essential listening for the radio addict.
(Re-broadcast on Tuesday at 8.00pm)


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

: Options

4.00 Community Matters A series of eight programmes. ROISIN MCAULEY presents news and analysis on matters of community and social concern. (e)
4.30 Education Matters SUSAN MARLING explores the fast-changing world of education. (e)
5.00 Not So Long Ago Series II Eight programmes about modem world history presented, with the help of authentic archive recordings, by GEOFFREY STERN. 1:From League to United NationsProducer DAVID ROGERS (e) (First broadcast on BBC World Service,
5.30 Euromagazine Thirteen topical reports from Europe 6:Edizione italiana (1) La stampa quotidiana e elitaria o popolare? Come sono cambiati i grandi giornali? ANGELA virdo si rivolge agli esperti e ai lettori stessi. Presentato da DENISE DE RÔME (e)


Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Geoffrey Stern.
Producer: David Rogers

: To Canterbury They Wend

Later this month, over 500
Bishops representing the worldwide Anglian Communion will journey to Canterbury to assemble for the 1988 Lambeth Conference. In the first of two pre-Lambeth programmes, Gerald Priestland explores the story of how the one-time 'English church abroad' has evolved into an international family of independent, locally led churches.
(Re-broadcast on Tuesday at 30pm)
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Could Do Better

Robert Booth summons the writer and comic actor Stephen Fry to his study for a quiet word about his school reports.
'P.E.: The most energetic part of his visits (rare) to the sports centre is generally the stroll through town.'


Unknown: Robert Booth
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Take a Place Like...

Hedben Bridge
(Details tomorrowat 11.00am)

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: The Woody Allen Reader

Kerry Shale performs selections from Woody Allen's three volumes of thoughts on love, sex, death and insurance salesmen from New Jersey. 3: The Schmeed Memoirs Stereo

: Flying a Kite

by RICHARD J WEISS with Robert Beatty as Benjamin Franklin
1789: the sage of Philadelphia, close to death, sifts through his treasured mementos ... a kite ... a key ...a garter....
Directed by COLIN MCLAREN Stereo


Unknown: Richard J Weiss
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Unknown: Benjamin Franklin
Directed By: Colin McLaren

: Raffles

Six stories dramatised by DAVID BUCK with and 5: A Trap to Catch a Cracksman When an American pugilist boasts that he has invented a trap to catch the cleverest cracksman alive, he is issuing a challenge that Raffles, for one, is quite unable to resist.... with disastrous consequences. Stereo


Unknown: E.W. Hornung
Dramatised By: David Buck
Raffles: Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane

: Bookshelf

Last programme in the series Presented by Nigel Forde


Presented By: Nigel Forde

: A Word in Edgeways

Brian Redhead , in conversation with Professor Norman Dixon , Sue Limb and Anne Loades , wonders if we take life too seriously.
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Professor Norman Dixon
Unknown: Anne Loades

: The Hunters

Alan Titchmarsh , in search of autograph hunters, discovers why Sharron Davies has great sympathy for fellow enthusiasts. Producer LUCY LUNT BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Sharron Davies
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling visits the Galapagos Islands.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: With Passport and Parasol

Seven true stories of travel and adventure, compiled and written by JULIA KEAY. 5: Scarcely a Sacrifice
The story of Daisy Bates with Narrator Edward de Souza 'The pioneers of Western
Australia were noble men and women, and nearly all of them were above reproach and more than kindly in their treatment of the Aboriginal. But it was a kindness that killed as surely as cruelty would have done. The Australian native can withstand all the ravages of nature - fiendish droughts and sweeping floods, horrors of thirst and enforced starvation: but he cannot withstand civilisation.'
Producer JOHN POWELL Stereo


Written By: Julia Keay.
Unknown: Daisy Bates
Producer: John Powell
Daisy: Sinead Cusack

: In Committee

Presented by Rodney Foster Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Presented By: Rodney Foster
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Seeds of Faith

Sunburnt Spirituality 1: The Aboriginals
Two hundred years ago, Christianity arrived in Australia through the chaplains aboard the first fleet. In this series of four talks. contemporary Australian
Christians reflect on the way the faith has developed in their distinctive country. Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening office of Compline Stereo (R)

: 'am News

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