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: News Briefing

: *am Prelude

BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies .
Including Bells on Sunday from St Peter 's, Pebworth, Warwickshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: On Your Farm

Ploughing a field in 1947 put Essex farmer Harold Cooper in the history books.
Claire Powell finds out more.
Producer SUE SMITH. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Harold Cooper
Unknown: Claire Powell

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Andrew Green.
Producer CHRISTINE MORGAN Editor DAVID COOMES including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Christine Morgan
Editor: David Coomes

: Leslie Crowther

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about finding new families for children in need.
Donations to: Independent Adoption Service, [address removed]

: News

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Catherine's Church, Criccieth, Gwynedd.
Led by THE VEN BARRY MORGAN, Archdeacon of Meirioneth.
Hymns: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning; 0 worship the Lordin the beauty of holiness; 'Glory to God!' all heav'n with joy is ringing Readings: I Peter 2. w 1-10; Psalm 118, w 19-24; Luke 2, w 41-52


Organist: Adrian Jones

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
BBC Pebble Mill


Agricultural Story Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed and produced by: Adrian Mourby.

: News Stand

A review of the periodicals by Martin Wainwright. Producer SALLIE DAVIES


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Twiggy discusses her life and work with Sue Lawley.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer OLIVIA SEUGMAN. Stereo


Producer: Olivia Seugman.

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Detailson Wednesday at 10.00am)

: Secret Lives

by E.F. BENSON , dramatised and narrated in three episodes by Aubrey Woods. With and 2: A Most Salubrious Seaside Resort
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo (R)


Unknown: E.F. Benson
Unknown: Aubrey Woods.
Music By: John Owen Edwards
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
Susan: Pauline Collins
Margaret: Margot Boyd
Receptionist: Jonathan Tafler
Mr Cartwright: Peter Howell
Bosanquet: John Church
Elizabeth: Rachel Gurney
Lady Eva Lowndes: Pauline Letts
Vicar: Tim Reynolds
Jimmie Mason: Ronald Herdman
Arthur: Edward de Souza
Head waiter: Manning Wilson
Mr Puffy: George Parsons
Augustus: Andrew Branch
Doctor: Gordon Reid
Minnie Mimps: Sheila Grant

: A Green and Pleasant Land

(Detailson Wednesday at 7.45pm)

: Options

4.00 New Series Steps to War Four programmes in which PROF JAMES JOLL recalls Hitler's aims for German domination.
1: January 1933: Hitler in Power Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (e)
4.30 New Series Sport in Question TOM MCNAB talks tO BOBBY ROBSON. manager of the England football team, and DAVID WHITTAKER , coach of the Great Britain men's hockey team. Series producer FRANK WARWICK (e)
5.00 Deutsch direkt! 10: Zum Wohl ! With SABINE MICHAEL. PETER SAHLA Script by MARGARET WIGHTMAN and IRIS SPRANKLING (R) (e)
5.30 France Extra!


Unknown: Prof James Joll
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Talks: Tom McNab
Unknown: Bobby Robson.
Unknown: David Whittaker
Producer: Frank Warwick
Unknown: Zum Wohl
Unknown: Sabine Michael.
Script By: Margaret Wightman
Unknown: Michel Duffrene
Script By: Elspeth Broady

: Classic Features

A series of nine documentaries from the BBC Sound Archives. 1:Steel
Described as 'an industrial symphony' by its writer D.G. Bridson, this extraordinary evocation of a Sheffield steel works was greeted as an imaginative breakthrough after its first broadcast in 1937. Music by DESMOND MACMAHON Producer FEUX FELTON


Music By: Desmond MacMahon
Producer: Feux Felton

: Enquire Within

Presented by Dilly Barlow , joined by Stanley Ellis , linguist and dialect expert. Producer CATHY DRYSDALE
Questions to: Enquire Within, BBC. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Stanley Ellis
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at U.OOamLW)

: News

: High Days and Holy Days

A monthly celebration of the festival and feast days once celebrated in Britain.
Marjorie Lofthouse visits writer Julia Jones at home to discover the various festivals, traditions, old recipes and folklore of January.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Julia Jones
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Pulpit the Polish Bison

Barry Paine tells the story of how Pulpit the bison left his forest home and went walkabout, causing chaos wherever he went.
Original research WIESLAW LASOCKI Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jean Pierre de Rohan.
Unknown: Barry Paine
Unknown: David Goudge
Unknown: Meunda Walker.
Unknown: Wieslaw Lasocki
Producer: Miles Barton

: Open Mind

Hugo Young creates a forum for three leading figures to generate a new perspective on an issue. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Producer: Anne Sloman

: Tales Out of School

A series of four stories. 3: Viva by MARCIA KAHAN with Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Stereo (R)


Unknown: Marcia Kahan
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Molly: Alison Steadman
Dr Troy: William Fox
Oliver: Hugh Dickson
Nick: Michael Jenner
Helen: Susie Brann
Molly's father: Manning Wilson
Prof Coleridge: George Parsons
Prof Beveridge: Avril Clark
Prof Smedley: Stuart Organ
Dr Oppenheimer: Jennifer Piercey
Dr PottS: Anthony Newlands

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks with Richard Ingrams and Prof John Honey.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Prof John Honey.

: Soundings

The second of six programmes. Act of God
From the plagues of Egypt through the destruction of Pompei to the devastation of AIDS - tragedy and disaster have been seen as God's punishment on his wayward creation. Libby Purves asks if there's a case to answer. Producer CLARE JAQUISS


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Clare Jaquiss
Editor: David Coomes

: The New Gods

Five programmes about new religious movements.
1: Nicheren Shoshu and the Richmond Buddhists
Professor Keith Ward meets leaders, devotees and critics of some of the 450 new religions that have sprung up in Britain since the Second World War. He finds out what makes them so popular, and so popular now. Wntten by PROF KEITH WARD Producer KAREN MONGER Editor DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Nicheren Shoshu
Unknown: Professor Keith Ward
Unknown: Prof Keith Ward
Producer: Karen Monger
Editor: David Coomes

: The Natural History Programme

with Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm.

: News

: Mr Bing

David Wheeler tells the story of one of the most successful impresarios of this century, Sir Rudolf Bing.


Unknown: David Wheeler
Unknown: Sir Rudolf Bing.

: City Under the Earth

The labyrinth of the Chislehurst Caves - mines excavated thousands of years ago - became the nightly home of some 15,000 people during the Second World War. Five cave children revisit their dark childhood haunt.
Stereo (R)


Writer: Jo Anderson
Voices: June Delbaere
Voices: Charlie Draper
Voices: Joyce Richard
Voices: Doreen Thorne
Voices: Sylvia Throndsen
Owner of the caves: Jim Gardner
Producer: John Theocharis
Town clerk: Robert Lister
Welfare officer: Barbara Atkinson

: Seeds If Faith

Mozart - A Symphony of the Spirit
1: Allegro con brio - the Prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's genius took him all over Europe from an early age. His gift astonished the adult world and in some quarters he was regarded as something of a fairground freak. Peter MuUen reflects on the effects of fame on the young Mozart and tells the story of the child prodigy, whose sublime music has given many an experience of heaven on earth.
Producer CLAIR JAQUISS BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Muuen
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: 'amNews

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