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: News Briefing

: Prelude

Marjorie Lofthouse presents a selection of music to celebrate St George 's Day.
Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: St George

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St Bartholomew's Church, Greens Norton, near Towcester,
Northamptonshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Gibbon's Attack on Christianity
7.20 Class and Citizenship
7.40 Technology and Science
7.00am News
7.10am Sunday Papers
7.15 am
The Living World
(Details as Saturday 4. OOpm)
7.40 am Sunday LWonly 7.40-8.00 with Clive Jacobs and Andrew Green.
Producer CHRISTINE MORGAN Editor DAVID COOMES including at


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Beryl Reid

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation which aims to help people whose sight is substantially impaired to be as independent as possible.
0 DONATIONS: The Partially Sighted Society, [address removed]
WIN 6AA or ring [number removed]with your credit card details.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Elim Pentecostal Church, Bognor Regis for Bognor Bible Week. Preacher
Reading: Philippians 2, wl-11
Hymns: Jesus we enthrone you; All hail the power of Jesu's name; May the fragrance of Jesus; We declare your majesty; You laid aside your majesty; And can it be
Musical director ANDRE COWDREY BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bognor Regis
Unknown: Wynne Lewis
Director: Andre Cowdrey

: 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

with Robert Kilroy-Silk Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Pick of the Week

with Mark Lawson Stereo

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is biologist and conservationist Miriam Rothschild , who talks to Sue Lawley about her lifelong work on fleas, butterflies and worms. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY
Producer OLIVIA SEUGMAN Stereo


Unknown: Miriam Rothschild
Producer: Olivia Seugman

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN cox


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits County Durham, where members of the Newton Aycliffe Gardens Guild put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Tom Leigh. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Tom Leigh.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Comedy Classics

Winner of the 1987 Sony Radio Award for
Best Drama Production. Adapted by PETER KING from the novel by BEN TRAVERS .
When a middle-aged, rather stodgy businessman marries a bright young thing half his age, the last thing he should do is neglect her.... If he does, he risks mischief in his marriage.
Music composed and played by ED WELCH
(piano), with RON ASPERY. Directed by PETER KING Stereo (R)


Adapted By: Peter King
Novel By: Ben Travers
Piano: Ed Welch
Unknown: Ron Aspery.
Directed By: Peter King
Reggy: Freddie Jones
Elly: Melinda Walker
Henry: Ian Lavender
Diana: Penelope Wilton
Louise: Anne Jameson
Willy: Richard Vernon
Algy: Brett Usher
Mrs Easy: Elizabeth Bell
Berty: Trevor Nichols
Rectory: Peter Howell
Mr Hole: George Parsons
Muriel: Alex Marshall
Miss Frisby: Sheila Grant
Henley set: Natasha Pyne
Henley set: Jennifer Piercey
Henley set: Francis Middleditch

: Options

on FM on/y
4.00 Community Matters previews the action taking place during Environment Week.
4.30 Inside Science First of ten programmes in which PAUL HEINEY investigates the science behind the headlines. Nuclear Power Programme consultant PROFESSOR TONY GODDARD Series producer JOHN ALLEN (R)
5.00 Paso doble A ten-part series with JEN SUTTON and MIGUEL PENARANDA . 4: iTegustaria? Written by CAROL STANLEY (R)
5.30 Get By in Greek A five-part course with CHRISTINA COUCOUNARA and YORGOS YANNOULOPOULOS. 3: Booking a Hotel Room (R)


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Professor Tony Goddard
Producer: John Allen
Unknown: Jen Sutton
Unknown: Miguel Penaranda
Written By: Carol Stanley
Unknown: Christina Coucounara
Unknown: Yorgos Yannoulopoulos.

: With Passport and Parasol

The last of seven true stories of travel and adventure, compiled and written by JULIA KEAY.
Never Send a Son to India, My Dear
The story of Emily Eden , with Sarah Badel as Emily Eden.
Narrator Richard Pasco Producer JOHN POWELL (R)


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

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme with Penelope Lively.
Sue Margolis explores the changing image of mothers in children's literature.


Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: Down Your Way

Cliff Michelmore and Jean Metcalfe invite you to share their love of Newtown Creek and to join them at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, an island which they regard as home. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
0 See David Gillard , right


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: David Gillard

: Smith and Son

Six intimate revelations in which Phil Smith wrestles with the trauma of becoming a father. 3: No Stomach for It BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley , of The
Financial Times, airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Cat's Whiskers

Introduced by Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse.
Researcher US ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester
0 See panel, left


Introduced By: Julie First
Introduced By: Adrian Moorhouse.
Unknown: Nigel Carrington
Unknown: Michael Graham
Unknown: Russell Dixon.
Unknown: John Hasler.
Unknown: Lesley Kaufman.
Unknown: Jo Kendall.
Unknown: Marcia King.
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Judy Parkin
Unknown: Richard Tate
Unknown: Peter Wheeler.

: The Root of the Matter

goes out into the villages, towns and cities of Britain to report on key issues from the perspective of the men and women most affected by them.
Presenter John Thirlwell Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presenter: John Thirlwell
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Food and Farming Year

The Characters
In the second of three special programmes,
Allan Wright introduces some of the country characters he met last year as he toured rural Britain. Produced by the FARMING UNIT
BBC Pebble Mill


Introduces: Allan Wright

: Bookshelf

Leon Uris talks with Nigel Forde about his latest book Mitla Pass.


Talks: Leon Uris
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Soundings

The Hold of the Old Many argue that the language of the Church is hopelessly out of date and cannot communicate meaningfully to modern society. Is this really so? Or does the Church, in its struggle to make itself contemporary, run the risk of alienating the faithful? Andrew Green investigates.
Producer and series editor DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Andrew Green
Editor: David Coomes

: Backward Glances

Remarkable Hostesses
The last of four talks in which Sir John Gielgud recalls some colourful personalities.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud

: The Natural History Programme

with Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling.


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling.

: News

: The Countryside in Spring

What effect has the mild winter had on the British countryside?
Martin Muncaster has been investigating.


Unknown: Martin Muncaster

: In Committee

Presented by Viv Robins


Presented By: Viv Robins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

The Single Eye
The first of three programmes. From the viewpoint of a single woman, Susan Gabriel Talbot reflects on the experience of those who live without a partner. Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Susan Gabriel
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: News

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