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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 . Bells on Sunday from St Michael's and St Mary Magdalene , Bracknell. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: Mary Magdalene

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

The autumn series begins in Devon, where Robert Forster joins
Elizabeth Burton , County Chairman of the NFU, for breakfast on Exmoor.
Producer Card Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Elizabeth Burton

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Christopher Morgan. Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Christopher Morgan.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Barry Took

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the National Deaf Children's Society.
• DONATIONS to: NDCS, [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Parish Eucharist (ASB Rite A) from the Church of St Mary Magdalene , Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Celebrant and preacher the Rev James Butterworth. Hymns (AMNS): Ye Holy Angels Bright (198);
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (532); Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him (195). Communion chant setting: Havergal. Anthems: Let Our Praise to You (Malcolm Archer ); Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Richard Lloyd ). Readings: Revelation 12, w 7-12 (RSV); Matthew 18, w 1-5, 10 (NEB).
Organist and choirmaster Harold Cooper.


Unknown: St Mary Magdalene
Unknown: James Butterworth.
Unknown: Malcolm Archer
Unknown: Richard Lloyd
Choirmaster: Harold Cooper.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. DirectorNiall Fraser


Unknown: Directorniall Fraser

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Photographer David Bailey talks to Sue
Lawley about his work and life as well as choosing eight records to take to
Radio 4's mythical island. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Talks: David Bailey
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones digs into the postbag and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Walter Gilmour to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer Diana Stenson
0 WRITE on postcards only to:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ • CEEFAX: page 637


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Walter Gilmour
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Sunday Playhouse

The Other Side of the Hill
The Long Road to Waterloo Peter Luke's second play of the Peninsular War follows the progress of the Duke of Wellington from the aftermath ofBadajoz to the Battle of Waterloo.

: Analysis

In the second part of his examination of European convergence,
David Walker asks: if there is to be real integration, how much are the rich members prepared to pay in increased funds for social and regional support for the poorer brethren?


Unknown: David Walker

: Time for Verse

Judges Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Rae present the winning poems from BBC Radio's Poetry Competition. Readers Elizabeth Bell and Geoffrey Collins. Producer Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins.
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Down Your Way

He may be its Leader, but Lord Waddington readily admits to being a 'new boy' in the House of Lords.
Elevated in a Cabinet reshuffle, he still hasn't collected his copy of the 'Peers'Kit'.
Producer Jill Marshall


Producer: Jill Marshall

: Tales of a Dragon Watcher

What goes on inside a beehive? Roger Worsley investigates, and finds gossip, dancing and a tale of murder.
Producer Helen Odams


Unknown: Roger Worsley
Producer: Helen Odams

: News

: The Village

The real-life everyday story of the folk of Bentley. 3: Pom's charity auction.

: Murder Most Foul

Six true murder stories, presented by Nick Ross. 5: Sheer Plod
Luton 1943: the discovery of a body in the River Lea sparks off a nationwide hunt. But first the police must discover the identity of the dead woman.
Written by John Scotney. With Norman Jones as Chief Inspector Chapman. Also taking part:
Alan Barker , Timothy Carlton , Terence Edmond , Ronald Herdman , Mark Straker , Brett Usher ,
Andrew Wincott , Tara Dominick and Petra Markham.
ProducerTim Suter. Stereo


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Written By: John Scotney.
Unknown: Norman Jones
Unknown: Alan Barker
Unknown: Timothy Carlton
Unknown: Terence Edmond
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Mark Straker
Unknown: Brett Usher
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Tara Dominick
Unknown: Petra Markham.
Unknown: Producertim Suter.

: In Business

The Channel Tunnel: the Ultimate Pipe Dream? Nigel Cassidy reports on who will benefit when the Channel Tunnel opens. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

: Bookshelf

Jenny Diski tells
Nigel Forde about the extraordinary heroine of her latest novel.
Also, private words from wartime, and Alice's White Knight.


Unknown: Jenny Diski
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: A Hack In the Borders

Dylan Winter's six-week journey on horseback and on foot down the English-Welsh border.
1: Dylan visits cowboys at
Pontin's, badgers and Brother Stephen 's 'holy hotel'. And there's growing suspicion that one of his horses is pregnant.
Producer Brian King. Stereo


Unknown: Brother Stephen
Producer: Brian King.

: Enterprise 91

Six programmes in which
Hugh Sykes begins this year's search for Britain's most exciting new businesses, in the Radio Times/Radio 4 Enterprise 91 Awards. 1: Intruder Detection
Services from Merseyside hope to carry off the £10,000a ward with a portable alarm system which protects empty properties against vandalism and theft. In the young business category, Oxford Toy Company compete for the £5,000 prize with an old Victorian parlour game. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The Natural History Programme

with Jessica Holm.


Unknown: Jessica Holm.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report.

: News

: Now You See It

One of the strangest stories of the two world wars is that of Britain's
Camouflage Unit. Martin Wainwright meets art masters and painters who built decoy towns on the moors of northern England and false railheads in the Western Desert.
Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: A Perspective for Living

Bel Mooney talks to six people about the way in which one special death affected their lives.
2: Actor Barry Rutter discusses his baby son. Producer Beaty Rubens Stereo


Talks: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Barry Rutter
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Seeds of Faith

The Eye of the Storm The Rev Kenneth Leech concludes his series of reflections from the city streets. Sentinels on the World's Frontier
Producer Alastair Simmons. Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Leech
Producer: Alastair Simmons.

: News

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