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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
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Anthony Rosen has breakfast with Professor Jaroslav Voracek of the University of Agriculture in Prague.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Anthony Rosen
Unknown: Jaroslav Voracek
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

Religious news and views with Debbie Thrower and Trevor Barnes Producer David Coomes Editor Beverley McAinsh including at


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Producer: David Coomes
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Admiral Sir John Woodward, KCB

speaks for the Week's
Good Cause on behalf of an organisation which promotes the welfare of seafarers and their dependants.
0 DONATIONS to: King George's Fund for Sailors, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Parish Mass from
St Peter 's Church, Bloxwich, West Midlands.
Celebrant and preacher: the Rev Bernard Anwyl. Music from Celebration Hymnal: All People That on Earth Do Dwell (10); Pilgrim's Mass (371);
In Bread We Bring You, Lord (135); This Is My Body (623); Colours of Day Dawn into the Mind (45). Readings OB):
Isaiah 42, w 1-4, 6-7; Mark 1, vv 7-11.
Folk group leader:
Christopher Bradbury.
Organist: Samuel Bridgen


Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Bernard Anwyl.
Organist: Christopher Bradbury.
Organist: Samuel Bridgen

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Clive Brill


Director: Clive Brill

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Brian Hayes


Unknown: Brian Hayes

: Desert Island Discs

The jazz singer
Adelaide Hall , now well into her 80s, discusses her life and times with Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Singer: Adelaide Hall
Unknown: Sue Lawley.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week from Essex, where members of the Ingatestone and Fryerning Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki, Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer Diana Stenson
(Repeated Wednesday 10.00am) Questions on postcards only: 'Gardeners' Question Time', BBC, [address removed]


Expert: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Expert: Fred Downham
Expert: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Sunday Playhouse

The Emperor of Ice-Cream
A dramatisation of Brian Moore 's novel.
Belfast, 1939: young
Gavin Burke decides to break with his family's republicanism and do his bit by joining the ARP. He has to learn to cope with new people and a tougher world.
Dramatised by Bill Morrison
Producer Michael Heffernan (R)


Unknown: Brian Moore
Unknown: Gavin Burke
Dramatised By: Bill Morrison
Producer: Michael Heffernan
Owen Burke: Brian Munn
Gavin Burke: Stephen Rea
Mrs Burke/Maggie: Catherine Gibson
Aunt Lil: Elizabeth Begley
Mr Burke: Allan McClelland
Craig: Michael Duffy
Soldier McBride: Maurice O'Callaghan
Frank Price: Mark Mulholland
Jimmy Lynan: Derek Lord
Mick Gallagher: Wesley Murphy
Captain Lambert: Nigel Anthony
Freddy: Sean Barrett
Mrs Clapper/Lili: Trudy Kelly
Sally Shannon: Dense McKenna
Mr Harkness: Harold Goldblatt
Mathew Ware: Raymond Campbell
Dr McLanaghan: John Hewitt
Willie: Bill Hunter

: The State in Question

Four programmes with John Lloyd.
2: Family Matters
The Beveridge ideal of the welfare state was based on the nuclear family and regular work patterns. But now times have changed.


Unknown: John Lloyd.

: Time for Verse

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


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Down Your Way

Baroness Seear relives happy memories of her tomboy childhood in Penzance.
Producer Lorna Baker


Producer: Lorna Baker

: Best Avoided

This week
Laurence Alster 's attack on the irritations of modern living focuses on flying. Producer Kate Whitehead (R)


Unknown: Laurence Alster
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: News

: Feedback

: The Art of Travel

Six programmes in which Annette Kobak invites seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 2: Redmond O'Hanlon and the Amazon.
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Root of the Matter

with Roger Harrabin Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Bookshelf

The Clopton Hercules was salvaged from the slush pile at publishers Faber and Faber. Nigel Forde talks to editor
Robert McCrum and author
Duncan Sprott about the one that - nearly - got away. And best-selling novelist Judith Krantz talks about her new blockbuster, Dazzle.


Unknown: Robert McCrum
Unknown: Duncan Sprott
Talks: Judith Krantz

: Loyal and True

Each year tens of thousands of Orangemen take to the streets of Northern Ireland to celebrate King William's victory at the Boyne.
Barry Cowan considers the influence and role of the Orange Order in Northern Ireland now, 300 years after that decisive battle.
Producer Robert Tosh (First broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Barry Cowan
Producer: Robert Tosh

: Uncle Charlie's Genuine Panama Hat

Ray Brown pieces together the strange story of the tall, dark stranger who came back to find his family in Yorkshire. (R)


Unknown: Ray Brown

: Enquire Within

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm make some ecological resolutions for the New Year.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: That Reminds Me

'It's my profession to make you feel that I'm enjoying myself. You cannot force mirth....'
In the second of six programmes on singers and singing, the Swedish soprano
Elisabeth Soderstrom chooses music to illustrate her reflections on laughter. Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: Never the Same Again

Jenni Mills talks to
Damien and Debbie, who on 22 August 1985 boarded a flight for Corfu at Manchester Airport with two friends. But fire and choking fumes spread through the passenger cabin. Damien and Debbie got out - their friends didn't. Producer Sarah Rowlands (R)


Talks: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for
Sunday night.
God and Gothic
In the second of four talks, Dr George Pattison considers the message medieval art has for the modern church architect.
Producer Alastair Simmons. Stereo


Unknown: Dr George Pattison
Producer: Alastair Simmons.

: News

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