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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 Christ Church, Aughton. Lancashire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster visits Kent for breakfast with Willie and Anne McKeever.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Anne McKeever.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Debbie Thrower.
Editor David Coomes. Stereo including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Debbie Thrower.
Editor: David Coomes.

: Sunday Papers

: Pamela Armstrong

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that works with women's groups in developing countries.
●DONATIONS to: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Living in the Kingdom The first of four services for Advent celebrating the close co-operation of the churches of Merseyside. Today: Living in the Kingdom with Faith, from Princes Park Methodist
Church and Community Centre in Toxteth,
Liverpool, led by the Rev Robin Hutt. Preacher the Rev Dr John Newton. Hymns (Hymns and Psalms): Hark the Glad
Sound (82); Tell Out, My Soul (86); Sing We the King (244); Jesus Comes with All His Grace(168); and Freedom Is Coming. Readings: Isaiah 51, w8-ll;Matthew25, w 31-46.


Unknown: Robin Hutt.
Unknown: Dr John Newton.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: News Stand

with Andrew Rawnsley.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Bolton steeplejack Fred Dibnah is Sue Lawley's castaway this week.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Fred Dibnah
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.
Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team visits Epworth in South Humberside where members of the Epworth and District Flower Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
●WRITE on postcards only to:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Flowers for Algernon Tom Courtenay plays the backward Charlie, who is offered a miraculous cure for his low IQ, in Daniel Keyes 's classic science-fiction story.
Dramatised by Bert Coules Director Matthew Walters Stereo


Unknown: Algernon Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Daniel Keyes
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Director: Matthew Walters
Charlie: Tom Courtenay
MissKinnian: Joanna Myers
Dr Strauss: Barrie Cookson
Dr Nemur: Ronald Herdman
Bert: Clarence Smith
Joe: Nigel Carrington
Donnegan: Nigel Carrington
Frank: Alan Barker
Sherrinford: Alan Barker
Mrs Flynn: Auriol Smith
Ellen: Auriol Smith

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor.
Producer Nick Ware. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Analysis

A Pleasing Prospect?

: Time for Verse

Rosita Boland and Philip Casey read poems at the launch of their new collections during the Galway Festival.
With Carol Ann Duffy. Producers Alec Reid and Michael Adams. Stereo


Unknown: Rosita Boland
Unknown: Philip Casey
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producers: Alec Reid
Producers: Michael Adams.

: Down Your Way

Hugh Scully returns to
Plymouth, where he began his career as a television presenter, and reflects on the part that Drake, Napoleon and Hitler played in its history. Producer Anthony Smith


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Not What the Brochure Said

Six journeys by traveller Barry Pilton in which he discovers the bizarre as well as the comic.
Read by Anton Rodgers. 3: A Mint Tea Special
The Tangiers recipe, made with the sweat of danger. Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Barry Pilton
Read By: Anton Rodgers.
Producer: Louise Purslow

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: The Root of the Matter

visits cities, towns and rural areas to report on issues affecting the daily lives of women and men in local communities.
With John Thirlwell. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Thirlwell.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde explores the writer's stimulus; Anthony Burgess reminisces about his first book; John Julius Norwich escapes to
Byzantium; and unpublished writers discuss the pain of rejection.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: John Julius

: Down with Women

Crying "A bas les feministes!" Marc Lepine machine-gunned 14 women engineering students at the University of Montreal in Quebec on 6 December 1989. In this anatomy of a mass murder, Noah Richler investigates the records of the case to see whether the form that madness took was influenced by the surrounding society.
Director Louise Purslow. Stereo


Unknown: Marc Lepine
Unknown: Noah Richler
Director: Louise Purslow.
Doctor: Ronald Herdman
Detective: Peter Penry-Jones
Gun salesman: Eric Allan
Lepine: Matthew Sim
Nathalie Provost: Joanna Myers
Diane Gamoche: Siriol Jenkins
Woman: Richler Emma

: The Natural History Programme

with Jessica Holm.


Unknown: Jessica Holm.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad.

: News

: Requiem for Mozart

A Life in Letters and Music
The second of four parts written by Stanley Sadie. I Will No Longer Be a Fiddler!
"Here in Salzburg, I live in a city where music leads a struggling existence. As for the theatre, we are in a bad way for lack of singers. They insist on being handsomely paid - and generosity is not one of our faults!"
(Leopold Mozart)
Stereo (Broadcast/ast Tuesday)


Written By: Stanley Sadie.

: In Committee

Presented by Patrick Bartlett.
Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Patrick Bartlett.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night.
Faith in the Future
Martin Palmer introduces five programmes asking questions about Christian involvement in shaping the future. This week he is concerned with economics.
2: Who Pays for Wealth? Producer Noel Vincent. Stereo


Introduces: Martin Palmer
Producer: Noel Vincent.

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo

: News

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