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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 the Cathedral Church of Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Andrew , Rochester. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: St Andrew

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Christopher Morgan. Producer Christine Morgan including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Christopher Morgan.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Sunday Papers

: Bob Monkhouse

speaks for the Week 's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which cares for children with severe disabilities.
0 DONATIONS to: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Sung Eucharist from St Mary's Church, Nottingham.
Celebrant and preacher: the Rev
Canon Eddie Neale , assisted by the Rev John Pennington.
Hymns (AMNS): Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (4); Be Thou My
Vision (343); Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (202). Readings:
II Corinthians 3, w 4-9; Mark 7, w 31-37.
Communion setting: Little Organ Mass (Haydn). Director of Music
John Keys
Organist Mark Shepherd.


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale
Unknown: John Pennington.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitburn


Director: Vanessa Whitburn

: News Stand

with Louise Levene. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Louise Levene.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Pick of the Week

with Andy Kershaw. Stereo

: Desert Island Discs

This week there's another chance to hear lawyer
Lord Goodman talking to Sue Lawley about his life and work.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Unknown: Sue Lawley
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Egglescliffe in Cleveland, where members of the Egglescliffe Gardening
Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares
* WRITE on postcards only to:
Gardeners' Question Time. BBC, PO Box 27. Manchester M60 I SJ • CEEFAX: page 637
W FACTSHEET 34: send sae to [address removed] DR STEFAN BUCZACKI 'S MY KIND OF DAY: page 90


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki

: Sunday Playhouse

Anthills of the Savannah
Chinua Achebe's story of the betrayals, tensions and passions that emerge after a military dictatorship has taken power in the West African state of Kangan.
Dramatised by William Ash
Director Kay Patrick. Stereo


Dramatised By: William Ash
Director: Kay Patrick.
His Excellency: Jude Akuwudike
ChrisOnko: Ben Onwukwe
lkem Osodi: Joseph Marcell
Professor Okong: Okon Jones
Att General: Maynard Eziashi
Beatrice Okoh: Pamela Jikiemi
Elewa: Amma Asante
Major Ossai: Louis Mahoney
Obete: Cyril Ni
Secretary: Jeillo Edwards
Elewa's s mother: Jeillo Edwards
Leader of the delegation: Wale Ojo
John Kent: Garard Green
Dick: Michael Kilgarriff
Lou Cranford: Jane Whittenshaw

: Arthur - the King

Graeme Fife 's epic series in seven parts. 3: Gareth
'I serve the King, I serve his Round Table, I wish to serve your lady for her honour, to rescue her from foul knight.'
With Tara Dominick ,
Jo Kendall , Marcia King , John Bull , Brian Miller ,
Simon Treves and James Greene. Music Stephen Faux.
Director John Powell. Stereo


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Unknown: Tara Dominick
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Marcia King
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Brian Miller
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: James Greene.
Music: Stephen Faux.
Director: John Powell.
Gareth: Crawford Logan
King Arthur: Keith Baxter
Morgan le Fay: Anna Massey
Lytiet: Rosalind Shanks
Lancelot du Lac: Nicholas Farrell
SirGawain: Loan Meredith
Sir Kay: Michael Kilgarriff

: Time for Verse

Sean O'Brien reads at Hull's
Bete Noire Poetry Festival. With Carol Ann Duffy. Producer Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Down Your Way

Last year, Brian Blessed struggled up Mount Everest wearing a 'Royal Marsden Hospital Cancer Appeal' sweatshirt. Today he visits the children's hospital in Sutton, Surrey, to find out the other ways they raise money.


Presenter: Brian Blessed
Producer: Graham Hoyland

: First Person

Sheila Sullivan on being a 'little old lady'.


Unknown: Sheila Sullivan

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Present Imperfect?

Three programmes in which Roy Strong searches for Britain's
20th-century heritage.
2: Why Is 'Old' So Secure? The legacy that will be left for future generations is heavily weighted towards pre-1945 architecture and artefacts. Why has the contemporary been rejected in favour of the traditional? And is it too late to even things up? Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Roy Strong
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Against the State

The last of eight studies in sedition and rebellion with Brian Redhead.
The first modem terrorists were anarchists in 19th-century Russia. Today, terrorists operate round the world using violence to further their aims. But how are they against the state? Producer Christopher Stone Stereo


Unknown: Brian Redhead.

: A Good Read

with Edward Blishen , and guests Libby Purves and Nigel Forde.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Nigel Forde.

: Punters

Punters investigate maritime stories with Susan Marling and the Punters team.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Reading Aloud

The Propaganda Machine
Richard Huggett recalls a childhood meeting with Sir Alexander Fleming. Producer Sarah Kilgarnff


Unknown: Richard Huggett
Unknown: Sir Alexander Fleming.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarnff

: Enquire Within

Dilly Barlow goes on a tour to take the mystery out of street names.


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm discover the origins of the modern cow.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Father Joe

Joe Keenan is spending seven years at the Vatican University training to be a priest. The programme eavesdrops on his life in Rome and follows him home to Glasgow as he prepares for his diaconate ordination.


Unknown: Joe Keenan

: Antony Hopkins Talking about Music

The third of seven programmes in which
Antony Hopkins draws his subjects from forthcoming Promenade concerts.

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night.
Four programmes in which John Coutts considers the spiritual meditations of noted journal writers. 2: Josephine Butler
Producer Alastair Simmons


Unknown: John Coutts
Unknown: Josephine Butler
Producer: Alastair Simmons

: News i

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