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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies .
Including Bells on Sunday from the Church of St Peter, Waverton, Chester.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster breakfasts with Clive and Gilly Venables on the edge of Dartmoor. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Gilly Venables
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Alison Hilliard.


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Alison Hilliard.

: News

: Sunday Papers

Producer David Coomes


Producer: David Coomes

: David Jessel

appeals for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Justice Trust Appeal.
DONATIONS to: Justice Trust Appeal. [address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from St Mary's Parish Church, Bideford, Devon. Led by Rev Paul Smith.


Unknown: Paul Smith.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Tim Coleman


Director: Tim Coleman

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

EC Trade Commissioner Sir Leon Brittan talks to Sue Lawley and chooses his eight favourite records. Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Sir Leon Brittan
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits the Gardeners' World Live Show at the NEC Birmingham. Members of the public put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sue Phillips and Fred Downham. Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Amanda Mares
FACTSHEET: Send sae to [address removed]


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

: Classic Serial: The Sea, The Sea

Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.
2: The Light and Fire of My Life. By the wildest coincidence, Charles has discovered that Hartley, his "first and only true love", is now living in the village. Forty-five years on, love burns more strongly than ever. Is this to be a doomed brief encounter, or absolute happiness at last?
Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker
Dramatised by Richard Crane
Director Faynia Williams


Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Joyce Redman
Unknown: Peter Esswood
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Dramatised By: Richard Crane
Director: Faynia Williams
Rosina: Sian Phillips
Lizzie: Tamara Ustinov
Peregrine: T P McKenna
James: Terrence Hardiman
Young Hartley: Rachel Atkins
Young Charles: David Holt
Young james: Sam Crane
Ben: Keith Drinkel

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylortunes into the week's radio news.
Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylortunes
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

More Equal than Others?
At a time when egalitarianism as a political force appears dead, equality continues to figure prominently on Britain's social agenda. David Walker examines the motives behind equal opportunities and what the policies mean in practice.


Unknown: David Walker

: Smashing Pots

Anthropologist Nigel Barley shares his passion for African pots and the wealth of meanings they contain.
2: The Answer Lies in the Sort Producer Mick Webb


Unknown: Nigel Barley
Producer: Mick Webb

: Roads to Freedom

The story of lawyer Harold Wolpe 's escape from South Africa. Presented by Joanna Buchan.
2: An Uneasy Truce


Unknown: Harold Wolpe
Presented By: Joanna Buchan.

: Poetry Please!

Michael Rosen is Simon Rae 's guest, and Tony Robinson indulges in a little nonsense poetry. Recorded at the BBC Children's Poetry Festival in Bristol. Producer Julian Wilkinson
REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: The Board Game

Crisis management the hard way.
Panel: Peter Day , Richard Jeffrey , Janette Rutterford , Nigel Whittaker. Chairman Nigel Cassidy.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Richard Jeffrey
Unknown: Janette Rutterford
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Bookshelf

The battle of the classics - as another list of classic texts enters the fray, Nigel Forde considers the modern marketing of literary classics and discusses some new entrants.


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Concerto

The young violinist Tasmin Little has made a reputation for herself in a very short time. In the last programme of the series she talks to June Knox-Mawer about combining a career with her private life, and she introduces her recordings of Brahms, Sarasate, Fibich and the Violin Concerto by Delius, a favourite work about which she has written a paper. Producer Derek Drescher


Violinist: Tasmin Little
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Natural History Programme

Kelvin Boot finds new hope for the future of the national bird of Dominica.


Presenter: Kelvin Boot

: News

: Falstaff―A Voyage Round His Belly

Falstaff, "that huge bombard of sack", is Shakespeare's greatest comic creation. He looms large in Henry IVparts One and Two, and was brought back by public demand in The Merry Wives of Windsor. But is he more than a fat figure of fun? This celebration of his character explores his enduring appeal: Verdi was inspired to write his comic opera, Orson Welles made him the focus of Chimes at
Midnight, and Olivier and Kenneth Branagh both brought the fat knight into their screen adaptations of Henry V. Contributors include Joss Ackland , Timothy West , Robert Stephens , Adrian Noble , Peter Holland , Rosalind Miles , Andrew Rissik and Michael Billington. With Donald Sinden as Sir John Falstaff. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Adrian Noble
Unknown: Peter Holland
Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Andrew Rissik
Unknown: Michael Billington.
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Sir John Falstaff.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: In Committee

Presented by Robert Orchard . Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Robert Orchard
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Three ordinands, from three traditions, reflect on their preparations for their ordination services which mark the beginning of their public ministry. Producer Christine Liddell


Producer: Christine Liddell

: News

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