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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer David Bellinger. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Including
Bells On Sunday from St Mary the Virgin, Staverton.
Producer Guli Frances-Dehqani


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Producer: Guli Frances-Dehqani

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Debbie Thrower.
Producer Christine Morgan
Including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Debbie Thrower.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: George Baker

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about Book Trust, which encourages people of all ages to read.
DONATIONS to: Book Trust, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

A Baptist Assembly
Service celebrating the bicentenary of the founding of the Baptist
Missionary Society. From Ramsden Road Baptist Church, Balham.
Led by Rev Edwin
Boddington. Preacher Rev Eric Westwood.
Readings: Isaiah 55, vv 1-7;
I Thessalonians 1; God Is Love. Let Heaven Adore Him; Praise You Lord;
We've a Story to Tell; The Servant King.
Organist Ian Boddington.


Unknown: Rev Edwin
Unknown: Eric Westwood.
Organist: Ian Boddington.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones . Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson is
Sue Lawley's castaway this week.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Tenor: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Nick Clarke.
Deputy editor Anne Koch


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Leeds Castle in Kent, where members of the Leeds Castle and Hollingboume Garden
Society put their questions 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: Ben Travers Double Bill: A Cuckoo in the Nest

Adapted from the novel and stage play by Peter King.
In 1925 an innocent couple are mistakenly forced into a bed of shameful sin...
Music Ed Welch (piano) with Ron Aspery.


Author: Ben Travers
Adapted by: Peter King.
Music (piano): Ed Welch
Saxophone: Ron Aspery
Director: Peter King
Mrs Bone: Joan Hickson
Major George Bone: Freddie Jones
Peter Wykeham: Ian Lavender
Margaret Hickett: Phoebe Nicholls
Mrs Spoker: Margaret Tyzack
Barbara: Yvonne Antrobus
Hickett: Brett Usher
Rev Sloley Jones: Ellis Dale
George: James Kerry
Alfred: Henry Stamper
Noony: Timothy Bateson
Gladys: Alex Marshall
The Garage: James Bryce
Newsagent: Maggie McCarthy
Pansy the Dog: Percy Edwards

: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bard?

Jeremy Nicholas unwraps a celebration of all that's good, bad and bizarre about the Bard.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Treasure Islands

Presenter Michael Rosen.
From Orlando and Tom Kitten to Mog and Gobbolino -
Judy Kampfner on the cat in children's literature.
Producer Jill Burridge


Presenter: Michael Rosen.
Presenter: Tom Kitten
Unknown: Judy Kampfner
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Down the River

A journey with Cliff Morgan along the Rhondda Fawr and the Rhondda Fach to
Pontypridd where they join the River Taff. Producer Anthony Smith


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Lines Of Communication

Six programmes in which Patrick Hannan tries to leap the gap between what people say and what they mean.
4: Are You Sitting Comfortably-
Producer Hilary Jones


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Jones

: The Village

The continuing story of the folk of Bentley in Hampshire. Presented by Nigel Farrell.
3: An emotional reunion for Hilda on the beach of a distant African island.


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Europhile

with Gordon Clough. Stereo


Unknown: Gordon Clough.

: In Business

Roger White reports on the strengths and flaws of the Northern Ireland economy.


Unknown: Roger White

: Bookshelf

At 23, the poet W B Yeats fell passionately in love with the beautiful
Maude Gonne. She refused to marry him, but their long friendship influenced and inspired his work. Nigel Forde talks to
Maude Gonne 's grand-daughter Anna MacBride White and his biographer, Norman Jeffares , about their joint edition of the Gonne/Yeats Letters.


Unknown: Maude Gonne.
Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Maude Gonne
Unknown: Anna MacBride
Unknown: Norman Jeffares

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

The Royal Smut-Hound by Kenneth Tynan.
Read by Stephen Fry. The famously acerbic attack on the play-censoring activities of the Lord Chamberlain.
Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan.
Read By: Stephen Fry.
Producer: David Benedictus

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's glorious blend of romance, farce and morality tales in a four-part series by Colin Haydn Evans.
1: The Pardoner's Tale
The pilgrimage begins ... the Pardoner tells a tale of temptation and betrayal.
Music composed and played by Sue Harris
Director Nigel Bryant Stereo


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans.
Played By: Sue Harris
Director: Nigel Bryant
The Wife of Bath: Rosemary Leach
The Miller: Freddie Jones
Chaucer: Steve Hodson
The Pardoner: Simon Carter
77k Host: Roger Hume
Jean: Peter Meakin
Roger: Terry Molloy
Alain: Neal Foster
Serving boy: Alex Jones
Death: Robert Eddison

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan quizzes MPs Julian Critchley and Austin Mitchell and guests. Producer Diane Messias


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Producer: Diane Messias

: Seeds of Faith

Through the Depths In the first of five programmes on the deeper emotions, Ronald Ayres considers Delight.
Producer Julia Wills. Stereo


Unknown: Ronald Ayres
Producer: Julia Wills.

: News

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