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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 Helen's Church, Wheathampstead,
Hertfordshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 The Classical Orchestra
7.20 Social Sciences: Grapevine
7.40 Technology: the Costs of Milk

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers

: Waterlines

with Cliff Michelmore and Dilly Barlow.


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

: Sunday

with Ted Harrison and Andrew Green
Editors DAVID COOMES and BEVERLEY MCAINSH FMjoins at 8.00 including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Sunday Papers

: Maureen Lipman

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the help for parents under stress that's just a telephone call away.
Donations to: Parentline-Opus [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

A celebration of Holy
Communion (ASB Rite B) from All Saints' Church,
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Celebrant and preacher
Communion setting MARTIN SHAW Hymns (eh): When morning gilds the skies (512); Teach me, my God and King (485); 0 Thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray (324); Let all mortal flesh keep silence (318); Thou, whose almighty Word (553)
Readings (NEB): I Corinthians 12, vv 4-13; Luke 6, vv 27-38 Organist KENNETH BROWN BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Canon Malcolm Grundy
Organist: Kenneth Brown

: 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

with Phillip Bergson Producer ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Phillip Bergson
Producer: Ellie Updale

: 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 adorable Australian megastar Dame Edna Everage has graciously consented to be the castaway on the mythical island this week.
In conversation with Sue Lawley she discusses her life and career.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.05am)
< HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Dame Edna Everage
Unknown: Sue Lawley

: 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)

: What a Saga!

A comedy by DIANA SOUHAMI with June Bloom is fat and 40, and is not having it easy. Gross disasters of the domestic kind loom from every corner.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL. Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Diana Souhami
Directed By: Clive Brill.
June Bloom: Prunella Scales
Marjorie Bloom: Deborah Makepeace
Lewis Bloom: Peter Woodthorpe
Mrs Goatley: Kate Williams
Mr Withers: Peter Howell
Cat: P Scales

: The Judges

Six judges from different levels of the court system talk to
Hugo Young about their lives. 3: Mrs Justice Booth in the Family Division of the High Court.
Producer ANNE SLOMAN (R)


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor visits a station run by London's Greek community.


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

: Conversation with a Lonely Man

compiled by ED THOMASON from the correspondence of Raymond Chandler 'They gave me tests, apereeption tests, Rorschach tests, wood block tests.... finally, the head guy says,
"You think you're depressed but you're quite wrong ... all that's the matter with you is loneliness". I thought he was damned clever to take me to pieces so smoothly....'
(Letter to Jessica Tynedale, 1956) With
Introduced by Frank MacShane Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Tuesday at 30pm)
● HEAR THIS! page 25 and WODDIS ON: page 97


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Introduced By: Frank MacShane
Chandler: Bob Sherman

: Options

4.00 New Series The Creating Eye In the first of six programmes that look at the creative process in art and design, CORINNE JULIUS talks to the fashion designer ZANDRA RHODES. Where do original ideas come from, and what happens between those first thoughts and the finished creations paraded on the catwalk? Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (e)
4.30 The Angry Decade Five programmes in which MICHAEL BARBER looks back to the new generation of writers who made such an impact in, and upon, the 1950s.
1: New Men, New Style Reader MARTIN JARVIS Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (R) (e)
5.00 Not So Long Ago Series II Eight programmes presented by GEOFFREY STERN.
3: The Anglo-Iranian Oil Crisis, 1951-4 (e) (First broadcast on BBC World Service) Text of all eight programmes, £5.50. Texts of Series I and II, £9.00. Cheques, made payable to BBC, to: [address removed]
5.30 Euromagazine
8: Edizione italiana (3) La famiglia italiana e molto unita. Gli italiani adorano i bambini. Sono ancora veri questi stereotipi? E esiste ancora la tradizionale 'mamma' italiana? Presentato da DENISE DE ROME (e)


Talks: Corinne Julius
Designer: Zandra Rhodes.
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Michael Barber
Reader: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Presented By: Geoffrey Stern.

: Could Do Better

'Autumn 1957: Brenda is working well but must not relax her efforts as competition in her form is very keen.'
Robert Booth summons union leader Brenda Dean to his study for a quiet word.


Leader: Brenda Dean
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Take a Place Like....


: News



Unknown: David Symonds

: The Woody Allen Reader

Six programmes in which Kerry Shale performs selections from WOODY ALLEN 'S three volumes of thoughts on love, sex, death and pretending to be an artichoke 5: My Apology


Unknown: Woody Allen

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with Mary Cadogan and Brian Sibley


Unknown: Mary Cadogan
Unknown: Brian Sibley

: A Change in the Weather

An unlikely adventure in five episodes by ERIC PRINGLE
1: A change in the weather is about to alter the lives of two innocent ladies from Shropshire who become entangled with a couple of Cockney crooks.


Unknown: Eric Pringle

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse goes in search of the most enterprising small business of 1988. 2: Specialist Refractory Services Beautiful jewellery starts in a dusty, noisy factory in Derbyshire. SRS make the powder used in casting precious metals. Their success, says managing director Derek Bailey , is partly due to his suspicious and tight-fisted approach to business!


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Director: Derek Bailey

: Lords of the Land

Portraits of four aristocratic families by ALISON PLOWDEN
2: The Noble House of Cavendish with the Duke of Devonshire The fortunes of the family were established by Elizabeth Hardwick , who married
William Cavendish in 1547. Readers LAURENCE PAYNE
Producer PETER WINDOWS Stereo (R)


Unknown: Elizabeth Hardwick
Unknown: William Cavendish
Readers: Laurence Payne
Readers: Anthony Jackson.
Readers: Zelah Clarke
Unknown: Brett Usher
Unknown: Paul Sirr
Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Producer: Peter Windows

: 1 Say, I Say, I Say

But the Melody Lingers On In the second of three talks, David Crystal speaks loudly and quietly, quickly and slowly, and concludes that the speed, pitch and melody of the voice are almost more important than what we say.


Unknown: David Crystal
Producer: Alan Wilding

: The Natural History Programme

Sue Hiscock reports from Rockall and St Kilda while Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway find out what is happening to wildlife on land.


Unknown: St Kilda
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: With Passport and Parasol

The last of seven true stories of travel and adventure, written and compiled by JULIA KEAY. Never Send a Son to India, My Dear
The story of Emily Eden with Narrator Richard Pasco
'We travel half the way on elephant and the other half on horseback, and we are followed by 850 camels, 140 elephants, several hundred horses,
George's official bodyguard, a full regiment as escort, and a whole host of camp followers.
Thus we are about 12,000 people in all. On occasions the front of the column arrives at the new camp before the rear of it has left the old.'
Producer JOHN powell. Stereo


Unknown: Julia Keay.
Unknown: Emily Eden
Narrator: Richard Pasco
Producer: John Powell.
Emily: Sarah Badel

: In Committee

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

Sunburnt Spirituality
3: Australia under white settlement has been dominated by male influence. Tonight's programme considers what contemporary Australian women feel about their faith and their role in today's church. Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo

: *am News

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