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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 St Michael and All Angels, Chaffcombe, Somerset. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Modern Art: Synthetic Cubism
7.20 Women in Two 19th-Century Novels
7.40 Art and Illusion

: News

: Sunday Papers

: until 8.00 Sunday

Religious news with Trevor Bames and Andrew Green
Producer Christine Morgan Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Trevor Bames
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Claire Rayner

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about an organisation that helps those with acute anxiety problems.
Phobic Action, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Roman
Catholic seminary of Ushaw College, Durham. Fifth Sunday of Easter. Celebrant: the Principal, the Rt Rev Mgr Canon Peter Walton. Preacher: the Rev John Aveyard. Mass setting: Congress Mass (Alan Rees );
Readings: Acts 6, w 1-7; I Peter 2, w 4-9; John 14, w 1-12; Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour; Psalm 103; Take and Eat; Praise Our Great and Gracious Lord.
Organist William Wilson Director of Music
Julian Wiener BBC North


Unknown: Peter Walton.
Unknown: John Aveyard.
Unknown: Alan Rees
Organist: William Wilson
Unknown: Julian Wiener

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor Anthony Parkin
Directed and edited by Ruth Patterson
BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Edited By: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

A personal review of the current magazines and periodicals by Martin Wainwright of The Guardian.
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is writer Molly Keane.
She talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work, and chooses eight gramophone records to take with her to the mythical island.
Programme created by Roy Plomley
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Molly Keane.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with John Sargeant Deputy editor Rod Liddle Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: John Sargeant
Editor: Rod Liddle
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Cambridgeshire, where members of the Huntingdon and District Greenfingers Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson BBC North
0 WRITE to: Gardeners'
Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ
0 CEEFAX: page 645


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Dusty's Story

by Hattie Naylor.
When Stephen dies, Dusty finds it hard to adjust to her loss; she reports him missing to the police, organises search parties, and to make things worse she has to put up with an orchestra playing requiems outside her bedroom window each night....
Director Sally Avens Stereo (R)


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Dusty: Sophie Thompson
Aunt Wendy: Stephanie Cole
Narrator: Nickolas Grace
Best: Alice Arnold
Jane: Jo Kendall
Susan: Susan Sheridan
Sarah: Joan Walker
DJ: Paul Downing
Man: Ian Targett

: Literature Is My Mistress - Medicine, My Wife

A seven-part reflection on the life of Anton Chekhov , compiled by Michael Bakewell.
With David Suchet.
6: My Sweet,
Extraordinary Actress 'If I'd stayed any longer I would have fallen for her. The older I grow, the more frequently and fully the pulse of life beats in me!' with John Baddeley , Victoria Carling ,
Jo Kendall ,
Michael Kilgarriff , John Moffatt and Simon Treves.
Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: David Suchet.
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Victoria Carling
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: Simon Treves.
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Chekhov: David Suchet
Olga Knipper: Janet Suzman
Maria Chekhov: Anna Massey
Mikhail Chekhov: Nicholas Farrell
Stanislavsky: Charles Kay
Danchenko: Geoffrey Whitehead
Maxim Gorky: Geoffrey Collins
Reader: John Rowe

: Changing Churches

The second of three profiles of churches where Christianity is adapting to meet today's challenges.
The Guardian Angels Within the Roman
Catholic Church there is a development that — while renewing the faith and apparently transforming the lives of many - is being accused of divisiveness and elitism akin to a secret cult.
The Neo-Catechumenal
Way originated in Spain in the 60s and now has
10,000 communities worldwide. Guardian Angels in Mile End,
London, is one of them. Producer Alison Bogle
BBC Bristol


Producer: Alison Bogle

: My Dog Has Fleas

Winner of the 1990 Sony/Radio Academy Award for the most creative use of radio. At the turn of the century a tiny, toy-like guitar somehow found its way from its home in Portugal to Hawaii. The Hawaiians called it dancing flea or ukelele, and adopted it as their national instrument. Nick Baker hears the story at their annual Ukelele Festival.
Producer Andrew Parfitt Stereo (R)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Profile

Restaurateur Joe Allen talks to Jack Tinker. Producer Ned ChaiUet Stereo (R)


Talks: Joe Allen
Unknown: Jack Tinker.

: Down Your Way

Ludovic Kennedy arrives in Orkney and surveys the historic natural harbour of Scapa Flow.
Producer Jill Marshall BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Japan Five, Wales Nil

In the last programme in the series,
Alun Richards is promised an encounter with a Playboy girl.
Producer Jane Dauncey BBC Wales (R)


Unknown: Alun Richards
Producer: Jane Dauncey

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: The Root of the Matter

Presenter David Arscott. Producer Anna Parkinson


Presenter: David Arscott.
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Cat's Whiskers

from Radio Goes to
Town in Glasgow.
Presenter Andy Crane . Charlotte's Web by E B White adapted in seven parts by Mick Greenway. 1: Wilbur
Reader Kit Hollerbach. Finn MacCool and the Small Men of Deeds by Pat O'Shea adapted in four parts by Alfred Bradley. 4: The Race for the Lost Children
Serial director Ev Draper Research Lis Roberts
Producer Mary Kalemkerian BBC North. Stereo


Presenter: Andy Crane
Unknown: Mick Greenway.
Unknown: Pat O'Shea
Unknown: Alfred Bradley.

: Bookshelf

Robert B Parker tells
Nigel Forde how he took up an unfinished Raymond Chandler novel, and Christopher Ransmayr discusses his book The Last World.


Unknown: Robert B Parker
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Christopher Ransmayr

: Punters

Last in the series of listeners' reports.

: Reading Aloud

The last programme in the series.
Third Class to Dunkirk
Peter Hadley was an infantry officer at the time of the British army's escape from Dunkirk. This is his view of that event.
Reader John Rowe.
Producer Gerry Jones. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Hadley
Reader: John Rowe.
Producer: Gerry Jones.

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen. Mary Cadogan and Martin Jarvis celebrate the world of Just William.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Mary Cadogan
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: The Natural History Programme

A look into the tunnels made by ants ...
With Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling.


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling.

: News

: The Russian Connection

A drama-documentary by Jo Anderson.
An investigation into
'Peter the Painter', the mysterious figure who was said to be behind a series of robberies that culminated in the Siege of Sidney Street in 1911. Stereo


Unknown: Jo Anderson.

: In Committee

with Michael Fairbaim Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Michael Fairbaim
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

In the first of four programmes on racism and faith, Rebecca de Saintonge talks about her experience as a white person in a black township.
Producer Shirley Scott BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Talks: Rebecca de Saintonge
Producer: Shirley Scott

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening
Office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: News

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