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: News Briefing

: Prelude

Marjorie Lofthouse presents some lunar imagery.
Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St Andrew 's Church, Clyst Hydon , Devon. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Clyst Hydon

: Open University

7.00 Hume's Enquiry
7.20 Grapevine
7.40 Maths Faculty Radio: A World of Chaos

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell breakfasts with David and Liz Andrews on their 150-acre farm near Buxton, Derbyshire.
Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Liz Andrews

: Sunday

with Libby Purves and Andrew Green.
Producer AMANDA HANCOX Editor DAVID COOMES including at


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

(Broadcastat T.lOamLw)

: George Melly

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about an organisation which helps to train physically disabled people for work either on the open market or in sheltered employment.
0 DONATIONS: Portland Training College for the Disabled[address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

New Kilpatrick Church led by THE REV ALASTAIR SYMINGTON Assisted by THE REV IAN COUGH
Readings: Micah 6, w 6-8; 1 Corinthians, v 13; Matthew 16, vv 13-20
Hymns: Father we praise thee, now the night is over (CHB 43); The spirit lives to set us free (Songs of God's People 102); Gracious spirit, Holy Ghost (CHB
438); Ye servants of God, your master proclaim (CHB 372)
Organist DOUGLAS MCBAY (BBC Scotland)


Unknown: Alastair Symington

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by JOHN SCOTNEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: John Scotney

: Behind the Headlines

Robert Kilroy-Silk talks to the subject of this week's splash headlines and invites comment on the press reports. BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is actor Leslie Grantham - better known as the erstwhile villian of Eastenders, Dirty Den. He talks to Sue Lawley. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Leslie Grantham
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Nick Clarke Editor MARTIN COX


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
0 CEEFAX: plant list and topical tips are on page 188


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward

: Comedy Classics

Right Ho, Jeeves From the novel by P. G. WODEHOUSE. adapted by PAT HOOKER. Withand
All down to Aunt Dahlia 's home in the country to sort out newt-loving, moon-swooning lovers. Bertie thinks he has the answers and Jeeves seems to have lost his marbles.
Directed by PETER KING Stereo (R)


Novel By: P. G. Wodehouse.
Adapted By: Pat Hooker.
Unknown: Aunt Dahlia
Directed By: Peter King
Bertie: Simon Cadell
Jeeves: David Suchet
Gussie Fink-Nottle: Trevor Nichols
Aunt Dahlia: Anne Jameson
Tuppy: Sean Arnold
Madeline: Jenny Funnell
Angela: Yvonne Antrobus
Seppings: Tim Reynolds
Headmaster: Peter Howell

: Options

4.00 Community Matters Eight programmes. 2: Role-players John Beesley takes a look at community involvement in police training where teenagers get the chance to put recruits to the test.
4.30 Small Talk First of two programmes. Call linguist DAVID CRYSTAL and speech therapist PAM ENDERBY with questions about children's speech problems. Producer KATHY FLOWER
0 PHONE in on [number removed]. Lines open from 3.30pm
5.00 Paso doble Understanding and speaking Spanish, with JEN SUTTON and MIGUEL PENARANDA. 2: iComo es? Written by CAROL STANLEY (R)
5.30 Get By in Greek A five-part course with CHRISTINA COUCOUNARA and YORGOS YANNOULOPOULOS 1: Meeting People Course writer DAVID HARDY Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)


Unknown: John Beesley
Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: Pam Enderby
Unknown: Jen Sutton
Written By: Carol Stanley
Unknown: Christina Coucounara

: With Passport and Parasol

Seven programmes 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 more than kindly in their treatment of the Aboriginal. But it was a kindness that killed as surely as cruelty would have done....'
Producer JOHN POWELL (R)


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

: Treasure Islands

Penelope Lively introduces a new series of the children's book programme that reviews new publications, explores the issues they raise and meets the personalities behind them.


Introduces: Penelope Lively
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Down Your Way

Echoes of open-air productions of The Tempest float over
Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, as Chairman of the National Trust Dame Jennifer Jenkins arrives to find 'the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs'.
Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jennifer Jenkins
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Smith and Son

In the first of six intimate revelations, Phil Smith wrestles with the trauma of becoming a father for the first time.
1: To Be or Not to Be BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

by ALAN GARNER dramatised in four episodes by DAVID WADE. Episode 3
KATE WILSON (harp) Music composed by MICHAEL BALL
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Alan Garner
Unknown: David Wade.
Harp: Kate Wilson
Composed By: Michael Ball
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Mossock: James Toml1nson
Susan: Andrea Murphy
Colin: Mark Kingston
Selina: Rosalind Knight
Durathror: Ronald Herdman
Fenodyree: George Parsons
Stromkarl: Edward de Souza
Bess: Patsy Byrne

: In My Opinion

'Psychologists are expected to be uniquely skilled at helping people with emotional problems. In fact, there is evidence their work may not help, and in some cases may even be damaging.'
In the last of this series Professor Ian Howarth , Clinical Psychologist at the University of Nottingham, argues that it is time for a realistic assessment of what psychologists can and can't do.


Unknown: Professor Ian Howarth

: Fear on 4

The Man in Black, Edward de Souza , introduces the last of 13 plays of horror and suspense.
The Judge's House by BRAM STOKER dramatised by JOHN KEIR CROSS.With
To study for his finals,
Malcolm moves to a lonely place, not knowing that a malignant spirit waits ...
Directed by GERRY JONES Stereo


Introduces: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Bram Stoker
Dramatised By: John Keir
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Malcolm: David Timson
Mrs Dempster: Tessa Worsley
Carnford: Norman Bird

: Bookshelf

Presented by Nigel Forde
* CEEFAX: book details on page 266


Presented By: Nigel Forde

: Soundings

A Class of Their Own? An increasing number of Moslems are calling for separate education for their children.
Trevor Barnes follows two pupils through their day - one in a Moslem-run independent school, the other in a state comprehensive - to find out if segregated schools are essential to the survival of a child's Islamic heritage.


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Chris Morgan

: Backward Glances

Four reminiscent talks in which Sir John Gielgud recalls some colourful personalities. 2: The Sitwells
'All three Sitwells, if they happened to like you (but of course they could be very cantankerous if they didn't!), always struck me as superb conversationalists ... the talk of Wilde and Alfred Douglas , Robert Ross and Reggie Turner must have had that kind of sparkle and repartee.' Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Alfred Douglas
Unknown: Robert Ross
Unknown: Reggie Turner

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm welcomes the first migrant birds arriving at Portland Bill, while Fergus Keeling finds out what else is happening to wildlife.


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Now That's What I Call Mali!

The second of a three-part musical journey with Andy Kershaw.
The river ports of Segou and Mopti are the stops on the central stage of the journey. Andy meets two local griots - the hereditary musicians and storytellers - one spreading the message of rural conservation and the other almost drowning him in the Niger. Producer


Unknown: Andy Kershaw.
Unknown: Simon Broughton.

: In Committee

Presenter Rodney Foster Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY

: Seeds of Faith

Meeting the Risen Lord ... on the road to Damascus.
Last of three programmes presented by The Rev Tony Burnham , North Western Moderator of the United Reformed Church.
Producer CLAIR JAQUISS BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Burnham

: News

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