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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including
Bells on Sunday from Westminster Abbey. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster has his breakfast cooked by Baroness Trumpington, Minister of State for Agriculture. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

Religious news and views with Libby Purves and Trevor Barnes Editors Beverley McAinsh and David Coomes including at


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sue Cook

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that provides residential care and support to adults with a mental handicap.
United Response. [address removed]
Credit cards:[number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Mary 's Collegiate Church, Haddington, East Lothian. Led by Rev Alasdair Macdonell. Hymns: Of the Father's Love Begotten (198); Lord, Thou Hast Been
Our Dwelling-Place (102); Child in the Manger
(180); Lord, Who in Thy Perfect Wisdom (473). Anthem: Love Came
Down at Christmas (Boal). Readings: Isaiah
Colossians 2, w 1-7; Luke 2, w 22-35, 39,40.
Director of Music Fergus Malcolm
Organist Alan Buchan Stereo


Unknown: St Mary
Unknown: Rev Alasdair MacDonell.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Directors Joanna Toye and Niall Fraser


Directors: Joanna Toye
Directors: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

Presented by Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer Jane Beresford


Presented By: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week


: Desert Island Discs

This week irreverent cook Keith Floyd talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Talks: Keith Floyd
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

A postbag edition.
This week Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips to solve listeners' gardening problems. Producer Diana Stenson


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

: Sunday Playhouse

A Room Full of Mirrors
Patricia Finney 's fantasy of the Third Armada won the 1988 Radio Times
Drama Award.
In 1597 Queen Elizabeth I was 64 and the most powerful ruler in Europe. Except perhaps for Philip of Spain....
Mirror by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director Richard Imison Stereo (R)


Unknown: Patricia Finney
Director: Richard Imison
Queen Elizabeth: Sian Phillips
Voice/Dudley: Wiwam Simons
Chamberlain: Michael Graham Cox
Robert Cecil: Simon Treves
Ankaret: Dilys Laye
Lady Mary: Elizabeth Mansfield
Tom Seymour: Michael Kilgarriff
Young Elizabeth: Tara Dominick
Boatman: Michael Graham Cox
Potboy: Stephen Garlick
Witch: Elizabeth Proud

: Whistling Up!

A celebration of an underrated oral pastime. Nick Baker talks to whistlers professional and amateur, including the prince of pursed lips, Ronnie Ronalde.
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo (Repeated Thursday 11.30am;


Talks: Nick Baker
Unknown: Ronnie Ronalde.
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: Captain Pepper's Autograph Album

Steve Race turns the pages of a Victorian collection that includes such personages as Charles II, Christina Rossetti , Napoleon and Sydney Smith.
Readers: June Barrie,
Moir Leslie , Stuart Organ and Christian Rodska.
Producer Pete Atkin. Stereo


Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: Time for Verse

Carol Ann Duffy visits the Aldeburgh
Poetry Festival.
Producer Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Ann Duffy
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Down Your Way

Clay Jones visits Jersey - the island of flowers.
Producer Anthony Smith


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Smith on Old Age

The final part of Phil Smith 's chirpy guide to making the most of your sunset years.
Better Dead Than Shed


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Concerto

The Russian pianist
Andrei Gavrilov talks to
June Knox Mawer about his career and about the political problems with which he has had to cope, and introduces his recording of Rachmaninov's Second
Piano Concerto, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Producer Derek Drescher Stereo (R)


Talks: Andrei Gavrilov
Unknown: Knox Mawer
Conducted By: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Bookshelf

Gerald Durrell chooses his favourite reading for an expedition to
Madagascar, and Nigel Forde meets
William Cooper , author of Scenes from Provincial Life.


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: William Cooper

: Correspondents' Look Ahead

BBC correspondents at home and abroad discuss likely events and trends for 1991.
Among the topics:
Will the Gulf crisis replace the Cold War as the focus of world instability? How good are the prospects for the troubled Soviet Union and the fragile new democracies of Eastern Europe?
And will the EC start to evolve a new shape with the support of all its members - including
Britain under John Major ? Chair Gordon Clough Producer Howard Rogers


Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Producer: Howard Rogers

: Bloopers


: The Natural History Programme

A look at the giant octopuses of Seattle, USA, and how the unpretentious dung beetles of North Borneo are aiding the study of forest regeneration.

: News

: pmHoax!

Stereo (Broadcast on Christmas Day at 10.30am;

: Seeds of Faith

Good News for
New Year
Looking forward to the beginning of the decade of evangelism, the Rev David Winter looks at the opportunities that will face Christians in the year ahead.
Producer Noel Vincent. Stereo


Unknown: David Winter
Producer: Noel Vincent.

: News

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