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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from Holy
Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Modern Art: Peasants
7.20 19th-Century Novels and Melodrama
7.40 Language in Hard Times

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell breakfasts with Rosemary and Richard Harward who rear organically produced beef and lamb on their 56-acre farm near Morecambe Bay. Producer Sue Smith BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell
Unknown: Richard Harward
Unknown: Morecambe Bay.

: on* Sunday

with Libby Purves and Andrew Green
Producer Christine Morgan Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Libby Purves
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Jane Asher

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about an organisation working on behalf of sufferers from autism and their families.
National Autistic Society, [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of St Andrew and St George, Edinburgh with The Rev
Andrew McLellan.
The fourth in a series of sermons in Lent based on Luke 4, w 14-30:
The Promised Day of God Preacher: The Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan. Readings:
Exodus 24, w 12-18
Colossians 1, vv 15-20
Introit: We wait for thy loving kindness (McKie) Hymns (CH3): Lord from the depths (65); Thy kingdom come
(323); Lord of light (510) Anthems: Hear my prayer, 0 Lord (Purcell); Nunc Dimittis
(Gibbons: Short Service) Scottish Philharmonic Singers, directed by Ian McCrorie
Organist Leon Coates BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Andrew McLellan.
Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.
Organist: Ian McCrorie

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor Anthony Parkin
Director Niall Fraser Editor Ruth Patterson BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Director: Niall Fraser
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Maureen O'Connor Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The Rt Hon
John Biffen , MP, talks to Sue Lawley about his pastimes, politics and passions and chooses eight gramophone records for his island adventure.
Programme created by Roy Plomley
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: John Biffen
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke
Deputy editor Rod Liddle Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Rod Liddle
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Surrey, where members of the Limpsfield, Oxted and District Horticultural
Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Classic Serial

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens concluded by Leon Garfield and dramatised in five parts by David Buck. With Ian Holm.
4: A Performance
John Jasper continues to search for proof that his nephew Edwin has been murdered by Neville Landless.
Eventually, in the most tragic of circumstances, he obtains that proof.... Stereo (Final part on Friday 3.00pm)


Unknown: Edwin Drood
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: David Buck.
Unknown: Ian Holm.
Unknown: John Jasper

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor and his guests reviewing the programmes, personalities and politics contributing to the changing face of radio in the UK.
Researcher Clare Denning
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Clare Denning
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Soundtrack

A series of six programmes.
3: Remanded for ReportSteve Walker spends his time trying to keep people out of jail. This programme eavesdrops on the work of an inner-city probation officer as he juggles a case-load of three dozen assorted offenders.
Reporter Sue Talbot. Producer Peter Everett BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Steve Walker
Reporter: Sue Talbot.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Options

4.00 Education Matters Mike Baker investigates the fast-changing world of education.
4.30 The Waiting Game A month-by-month guide to pregnancy with Anneka Rice and midwife Caroline Flint. 7: Getting Even Bigger!
5.00 A Long, Long Tale a-Winding The last of six programmes in which Michael Barber looks at the serial novel. What are its attractions and problems, for both writer and reader? Producer Gordon Hutchings
5.30 The Riddle of the Stones Why was Castlerigg stone circle built and what sort of people made it? A professor of archaeology, a geomancer, the editor of Antiquity and the secular Arch Druid of Wiltshire come up with some ideas. (R)


Unknown: Mike Baker
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Caroline Flint.
Unknown: Michael Barber
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Profile

Why did Fat Is a Feminist Issue change many women's attitudes towards food and their bodies for ever? The author, Susie Orbach , is co-founder of the Women's Therapy Centre in London and discusses her work with Barbara Myers.
Producer Cathy Drysdale


Unknown: Susie Orbach
Unknown: Barbara Myers.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Down Your Way

Malcolm Bradbury 's first university lectureship was at Hull, near the minster town of Beverley. In his day, it was a run-down market town, but recent urban renewal brings shoppers out from Hull as well as tourists from the Yorkshire Wolds. Producer Kate Whitehead BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Snapshots from the Roof of the World

Radio Pictures of Ladakh
Close- Ups of the Gods The second of four programmes with Tim Malyon on assignment in the Himalayas.
Producer Nigel Acheson (R)


Unknown: Tim Malyon
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: Letter from....

Philip Short , back in the Soviet Union after 13 years, discovers that the world's last empire is both totally different and totally unchanged. Series producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Philip Short
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Europhile

(Details as yesterday 11.30am)

: While the Cat's Away....

Cat's Whiskers
Spring Special
Presenter Julia Mayer featuring stories with music.
Three Aesop's Fables told by Willie Rushton Su Pollard
Brian Blessed and Derek Griffiths.
With the BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Michael Cole.
Set to music by Paul Reade.
Plus competitions, features and club members' birthdays.
Producer Brian Scott-Hughes Series producer
Julia Brooke. Stereo


Presenter: Julia Mayer
Told By: Willie Rushton
Told By: Su Pollard
Told By: Brian Blessed
Told By: Derek Griffiths.
Conductor: Michael Cole.
Music By: Paul Reade.
Unknown: Julia Brooke.

: Bookshelf

Mary Wesley talks to Nigel Forde.


Talks: Mary Wesley
Unknown: Nigel Forde.

: Punters

with Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Reading Aloud

A Jesuit in the Tower by John Gerard. Reader
Michael Williams. In April 1597,
John Gerard , a member of the Jesuit Mission in England, was tortured in the Tower of London. He displayed both courage and wit and refused to betray any of his fellow Catholics.
Producer Shaun MacLoughlin BBC Bristol. Stereo


Reader: John Gerard.
Reader: Michael Williams.
Unknown: John Gerard

: Enquire Within

with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm visit Whipsnade Zoo.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Churchill Years

by David Wheeler. Six turning-points in the career of Winston Churchill.
With Daniel Massey. 3: Gallipoli. Stereo
(Part 4 Wed 11.00am L W)


Unknown: David Wheeler.
Unknown: Winston Churchill.
Unknown: Daniel Massey.

: In Committee

A weekly report on Parliament's Select Committees with John Turnbull. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: John Turnbull.
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

The Way the World Is A series of six programmes for Lent, with The Rev
Dr John Polkinghorne , FRS, President of Queens'
College, Cambridge.
4: God after Auschwitz 'We live in a world which is a strange mixture of both terror and hope.'
Reader Alan Sykes. Producer Norman Winter BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Polkinghorne
Reader: Alan Sykes.

: News

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