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: News Briefing

: 'am Prelude

Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Columb's Cathedral. Londonderry. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Les Liaisons dangereuses
7.20 Social Sciences: Grapevine
7.40 Technology: Values for Money

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Les Cottington has breakfast with Harry Cook , a semi-retired farmer and butcher from Taunton in Somerset.
Producer SUE SMITH. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Les Cottington
Unknown: Harry Cook

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison Producer JULI WILLS
Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH FMjoinsatS.00 including at 8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Juli Wills
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Alistair Cooke

speaks, for the Week 's Good Cause, about the isolation and suffering of people from this country imprisoned abroad, and the help they and their families need.
Donations to: Prisoners Abroad [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Portrack Baptist Church, Stockton-on-Tees led by PETE SPENCE , JEFF SUTHERAN , and the church music group Preacher
President of the Baptist Union Readings: Isaiah 40,vv 3-5; John 3 vv 3-8;
II Corinthians 5, vv 11-21
Music: Hosanna; God of glory; Make way; 0 let the Son of God enfold you; Father, I place into your hands; I want to serve the purpose of God; 0 Lord the clouds are gathering; 0 breath of life BBC Manchester


Unknown: Pete Spence
Unknown: Jeff Sutheran
Unknown: Dr Colin Marchant

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Producer: Liz Rigbey

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Ellie Updale

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The prizewinning pianist
Peter Donohoe is this week's castaway. In conversation with Sue Lawley , he chooses eight gramophone records to keep him company on the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester. Stereo


Pianist: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Sue Lawley

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Gardening Quiz

(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: Justice Feral

by ALBERT WELLING with Boo! Hiss!! Squeak!!!
Uproar at the Old Bailey when the Rodent Community take over to stage the trial they've all been waiting for ...
Directed by STUART KERR Stereo (R)


Unknown: Albert Welling
Directed By: Stuart Kerr
Justice Feral: David Kelsey
Harris: Michael Deacon
Carver: And Steve Hodson
William: Alistair White
Sarah: Zelah Clarke
Bairstow: David Goodland
Court clerk: William Simons
Farmer's wife: Tessa Worsley
First mouse: Stephen Tompkinson
Second mouse: Victoria Carling
Hardwicke: Norman Bird

: In Keeping with Tradition

In the first of six programmes exploring the traditional craft of the keeper, Keith Allan goes to Kew to meet Grenyille Lucas , Keeper of the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Grenyille Lucas

: The Christian Centuries

(Details on Tuesday at 8.00pm)

: Options

4.00 New Series What's Your Game? Six programmes presented by WENDY LLOYD on the place of sport in a child's life, at home and at school.
1: Boys and Girls Go Out to Play The importance of 'play' in a child's early development has long been recognised. But what sort of games should children be introduced to at the start of their sporting lives? Producer FRANK WARWICK (e)
4.30 Cancer Check Second of eight programmes DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS explores the successful path to combating cancer. (R)(e)
5.00 Up Before the Bench A four-part series on the work of magistrates, presented by LUDOVIC KENNEDY.
2: Sentencing Options To reform or to punish? (e)
5.30 The Creating Eye In the second of six programmes Corinne Julius talks to the industrial designer KEN GRANGE. (e)


Presented By: Wendy Lloyd
Producer: Frank Warwick
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Talks: Corinne Julius
Designer: Ken Grange.

: Victoria

A life of the queen in seven parts with Narrator Robert Powell 6: Jubilee with SANDRA CLARK ,


Narrator: Robert Powell
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Donald Douglas
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Written By: Richard Mullen
Written By: James Munson
Producers: Alan Haydock
Queen Victoria: Anna Massey

: Enquire Within

Who? How? Why? What? When? Where....?
Dilly Barlow , assisted by experts and the BBC Reference Library, attempts to answer your questions.
Questions to: Enquire Within BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Down Your Way

'There comes a point in every Whitehall farce,' says actor Nigel Hawthorne , 'when the imposter is confronted by the real thing!'
On a tour of the Whitehall corridors of power,
'Sir Humphrey Appleby ' comes face to face with the genuine article, Cabinet
Secretary Sir Robin Butler ... and, yes, the Prime Minister. Producers JOHN HOLMES and JILL MARSHALL. BBC Bristol
0 HEAR THIS! page 14


Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Sir Humphrey Appleby
Unknown: Sir Robin Butler
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: Jill Marshall.

: News



Unknown: John Hedges

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with John Letts and Libby Spurrier


Unknown: John Letts
Unknown: Libby Spurrier

: Actors'Workshop

The last of four programmes in which Sheila Hancock and Guildhall students Xanthe
Gresham and Peter Wingfield explore the craft of the actor. Movement with vb Anthony van Laast Producer MERILYN HARRIS (R) revised (e)


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Peter Wingfield
Unknown: Anthony van Laast
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits the last often finalists to be shortlisted as the most enterprising small business of 1988. Dart Pottery
When Janice Tchlenko joined forces with a floundering pottery firm, it was to prove a winning combination. Now, they create not only beautiful 'pots for the people' but also museum pieces for posterity. Producers LUCY LUNT and ROSIE GREENHAM. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Janice Tchlenko
Unknown: Rosie Greenham.

: Soundings

A Divorce in the Family
Divorce statistics are as high inside the Church as outside - which presents problems for congregations taught to believe divorce is wrong. Where divorcees might expect to find forgiveness and acceptance, they can encounter loneliness and confusion.
Kati Whitaker reports on divorce in the Church. Producer ANDREW GREEN Editor DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Editor: David Coomes

: Loves of the Great Composers

Fritz Spiegl reveals that there were more women in Beethoven's life than the 'Immortal Beloved'. Reader GARARD GREEN
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT Stereo (R)


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm talk to Michael Harrison about the sun-tailed guenon.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Michael Harrison

: News

: Lord of the Lyceum

Henry Irving (1838-1905) Jeffrey Richards , with a distinguished company of artists, including ELLEN TERRY. VIOLET VANBRUGH , JOHN MARTIN.
HARVEY and EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. celebrates the theatrical life and achievement of this first knight of the theatre. With and Polly James , Diana Olsson Norman Bird , David March Clifford Norgate and Crawford Logan Written and compiled by JEFFREY RICHARDS
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Ellen Terry.
Unknown: Violet Vanbrugh
Unknown: John Martin.
Unknown: Edward Gordon Craig.
Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Directed By: John Powell.
Henry Irving: Daniel Massey

: Out of Order

A quiz about politics
Team captains Austin Mitchell, Labour MP for Great Grimsby and Julian Critchley , Tory member for Aldershot, pit their political wits against each other in the game that proves a week to be a long time in politics.
Their guests this week are John Lloyd and Janet Fookes , mp In the Chair Patrick Hannan Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales (R)


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Janet Fookes
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Seeds of Faith

In the Habitation of Dragons
In the first of four programmes Denis Nowlan explores the contemplative tradition of prayer through the Desert
Fathers - men drawn to a life of solitude, prayer and fasting in order to love the world and God more clearly.
Producer AMANDA HANCOX. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Nowlan
Producer: Amanda Hancox.

: Before the Ending of the Day

The office of Compline. Stereo

: News

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