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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 . Bells On Sunday: handbell ringers of Blacon High School, Chester. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

George MacPherson talks to James Crowden about how he combines poetry with farming.
Producer Carol Trewin


Talks: George MacPherson
Unknown: James Crowden
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

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


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Rt Rev James Thompson

Bishop of Bath and Wells, speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity for homeless single people. Donations to: CHAR.
[address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from Belfast's
Rosemary Presbyterian Church , with the Rt Rev
Dr John Dunlop. Jeremiah 31, vv
10-17, Matthew 2, w 13-21. See In Yonder Manger Low; Meekness And Majesty; The Great Love Of God; I Waited For The Lord; We Lay Our Broken World; As With Gladness Men Of
Old. Organist/Choirmaster William Cairns. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Presbyterian Church
Unknown: Dr John Dunlop.
Choirmaster: William Cairns.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Keri Davies. Stereo


Director: Keri Davies.

: The Year of the Ratpack

Did the media go too far in 1992? Sheena McDonald hears the views of the chasers and the chased. Producers Anne Reevell and Jackie Christie


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producers: Anne Reevell
Producers: Jackie Christie

: Desert Island Discs

Stephen Hawking , author of the best-selling A Brief History of Time and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, talks to Sue Lawley. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Hawking

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Diss and District Horticultural Society in Norfolk put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo •Send sae for factsheet to
[address removed]


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Brave New World Aldous Huxley's 1931 masterpiece foresaw a world 600 years hence where procreation would be by test tube, and emotions drug-controlled.
Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Author: Aldous Huxley
Dramatised By: Stephen Mulrine
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
The Savage: Gary Cady
Mustapha Mond: Jack Klaff
Lenina Crowne: Moir Leslie
Bernard Marx: Jonathan Tafler
Linda: Frances de la Tour
Helmholtz Watson: Sean Pertwee
Director of Hatcheries: Hugh Dickson
Henry Foster: Nigel Carrington
Fanny Crowne: Jane Whittenshaw
The President of Worship: Susan Sheridan
Benito Hoover: Andrew Wincott
The Headmistress of Eton: Petra Markham
The Archsongster of Canterbury: Timothy Carlton
Primo Mellon: Mark Straker
The Nurse: Joanna Myers
The Boy: Richard Pearce
The Spanish Guide: Walter Acosta

: The Icy Grave

On 10 April 1912 the Titanic sailed her maiden and only voyage, to New York. Four days later she struck an iceberg and smashed into the ocean floor. Peter Rawlings has compiled eyewitness accounts of survivors; a contemporary view by Commodore John Wacher of the navigational difficulties experienced by the captain and his crew; and a description of his discovery of the wreck by oceanographer
Dr Robert Ballard , to mark the 80th anniversary of the tragedy.
Producer Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Rawlings
Unknown: John Wacher
Unknown: Dr Robert Ballard
Producer: Rosemary Hart.

: Coastline

Cliff Michelmore in North


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae presents poetry and music from the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. The readers are Elizabeth Kelly and David Goodland, and musician Deirdre Carney plays the fiddle.
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Stephen Joseph Theatre
Unknown: Elizabeth Kelly
Musician: Deirdre Carney
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: Strings, Squeaks and Jangles

The pleasures, pitfalls and personality of the organ as told by the people who play, make or mend it.
Producer Emma Kingsley


Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Europhile

: 33 ypm

At 33 years per minute the Roman occupation of Britain lasted 12 minutes, Queen Victoria reigned for nearly two minutes, and Mrs Thatcher was gone in the bat of an eyelid. In this dramatised feature the history of the past 2,000 years is squeezed into a single hour as time flies by at 33 ypm.
Producer Chns Wines


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

A Smell of Burning
In December 1942, a 17-year-old Russian girl left her high school to join an Airfield Maintenance
Battalion in the Leningrad region. For three years
Inna Froug kept a diary: the account of a spirited girl quickly maturing in the face of harsh reality. Abridged and read by Elizabeth Morgan.
Director John Theocharis


Unknown: Inna Froug
Read By: Elizabeth Morgan.
Director: John Theocharis

: Ride into Pushkar

Through hills and desert, a group of tourists head for the annual Pushkar Camel
Fair in Northern India, not taking the easy route by coach, but using the traditional steed of the Rajput warriors - the hot-blooded Marwari horse.
Producer Chris Hipwell. Stereo


Producer: Chris Hipwell.

: Here Come the Books


: News

: With Great Pleasure

Award-winning playwright Wally K Daly presents his choice of poetry, prose and drama from Radio Goes to Town at Stockton on Tees. Stereo


Unknown: Wally K Daly

: The London Smog of 1952

Forty years ago this month, a yellow, clammy smog descended on London for four days and nights. Buses needed lighted flares to see their way, cinemas closed because screens were obscured by smog inside buildings. Fred Pearce talks to Londoners about the experience that prompted the introduction of the Clean Air Bill.
Producer David Perry Stereo


Talks: Fred Pearce
Producer: David Perry

: Seeds of Faith

Fragmentation and Renewal
On the eve of a significant new year for Europe the Very Rev John Arnold ,
Dean of Durham, reflects on the gospel themes of unity and hope.
Producer Norman Winter. Stereo


Unknown: John Arnold
Producer: Norman Winter.

: News

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