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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 Laurence, Appleton, Oxfordshire, Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer Carol Tcewin


Producer: Carol Tcewin

: Sunday

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


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: John Humphrys

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a national campaign for homeless people.
● DONATIONS to: Shelter. [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Recorded in Mons, Belgium, a celebration of Christian witness for peace and reconciliation from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe.
Led by Padre Haydn Jones and chaplains at SHAPE'S International Chapel Centre. Preacher: Chaplain General, the Rev James Harkness. A Safe Stronghold; We Turn to You; For the Healing of the Nations; God Is Working His
Purpose Out; Lord of All Power; Peace, Perfect
Peace; Christ Is the World's True Light; Micah 4, w 1-5. Directors of Music: Anne Williams , Bob Mitchell.
Organist: Sgt John Peabody.
(Postponed from 3 November)


Unknown: James Harkness.
Music: Anne Williams
Organist: Bob Mitchell.
Unknown: John Peabody.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones . Producer Jane Beresford. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

First World War pilot and author Cecil Lewis talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Talks: Cecil Lewis
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.
Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones chairs a postbag edition, with Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
● WRITE on postcards only to:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC. PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.

: Christmas at the Wells

The last of six plays. The
Shaughraun Dion Boucicault 's witty melodrama, set in County Sligo at the time when
Fenians were transported. Conn, the Shaughraun, is a lovable rascal whose irrepressible wit and courage foil the villains and outwit the English.
Music Cyril Ornadel.
Adapted by Richard Fawkes
Director Robert Cooper. Stereo


Unknown: Shaughraun Dion Boucicault
Music: Cyril Ornadel.
Adapted By: Richard Fawkes
Director: Robert Cooper.
Claire Ffolliott: Kate Binchy
Mrs O'Kelly: Anna Manahan
Capt Molineux: Nigel Anthony
Arte O'Neal: Sorcha Cusack
Corry Kinchela: Jg Devlin
Fr Dolan: Denys Hawthorne
Harvey Duff: Desmond Perry
Robert Ffolliott: Tony Doyle
Moya/Nancy: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Conn O'Kelly, the Shaughraun: Alan Devlin
Sergeant/Mangan: Colm Mewey
Biddy: Marjorie Hogan
Sullivan/Soldier: Chris Gannon
Reilly/Soldier: Walter McMonagle
Doyle/Donovan/Soldier: Michael Golden

: Queen Victoria's Last Exotic Friendship

On her Golden Jubilee,
Queen Victoria was sent a special gift from India - a native servant, Abdul
Karim. Victoria , enchanted, quickly elevated him to the role of munshi, or teacher. But their unorthodox relationship aroused deep concern among her family and advisers about the effect it might have on the throne.
Adapted from letters and journals by Sushila Anand. With Dorothy Tutin as Queen Victoria and Stuart McGugan as her physician, Sir James Reid. Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo


Unknown: Karim. Victoria
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Stuart McGugan
Unknown: Sir James Reid.
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: The Great Bug Hunt

Four programmes in which Martin Wainwright joins a party of entomologists on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
1: The importance of self-draining boots.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: Coastline

A three-part journey round the Channel Isles with Cliff Michelmore.
Today: across the Channel and around the coast of Guernsey.
Producer Anthony Smith


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore.
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Personal Obsessions

Four enthusiasts recount the pleasures of collecting. 1: Entertainer Jimmy Logan on Scottish music-hall postcards.
Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Jimmy Logan
Producer: Michael Shaw

: News

: The Village

: Best Behaviour

Manners between the Sexes
Many men open doors for women - but how many would give up their seat for a woman or stand up when she enters the room? In the third of six programmes, Nigel Rees wonders if modern man is confused.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Talk about the Past

Vanessa Feltz goes into training to help old people get the most out of memories. She takes an Age Concern course, then helps members of a "reminiscence group" to remember their past. Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Vanessa Feltz
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Screaming Silence

When the Rev Dave Pole went on a silent retreat he nearly went out of his head. The entertaining letters he sent his wife give one account of what was going on. His wife, Stella, has another.
Producer Alison Bogle Stereo


Unknown: Dave Pole
Producer: Alison Bogle

: With Great Pleasure


: On the Hour

: Hunting the Elephant Bird

A legendary bird taller than a telephone box, which laid eggs large enough to make an omelette for 120 people.... On a quest for this huge creature,
Christina Dodwell battles heat, rain and dust in Madagascar. What discoveries will she make along the way?
Producer Belinda Chemngton


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Belinda Chemngton

: News

: Damn, Damn, Damn, the Communist Party Man

A month ago the British Communist Party was debating its own abolition and bringing to an end one of the familiar landmarks on the left of the political map. Andy Croft assesses the significance of the party to poets, dramatists and novelists over six decades, with the voices of Graham Greene , Stephen Spender , C Day-Lewis , Hamish Henderson ,
Hugh MacDiarmid , Roger WoddisJackieKay , Colin Chambers and Charles Poulson.
Producer Dave Sheasby Stereo


Unknown: Andy Croft
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: C Day-Lewis
Unknown: Hamish Henderson
Unknown: Hugh MacDiarmid
Unknown: Roger Woddisjackiekay
Unknown: Colin Chambers
Unknown: Charles Poulson.
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Seeds of Faith

Looking Back
A look back at some events of the year to assess their spiritual significance. Producer Noel Vincent Stereo


Producer: Noel Vincent

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo

: News

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