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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 All Saints' Church, Sproughton, Ipswich.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

2: Witton, the "Villagebya Wood". Following the clues left by one of the world's oldest railway lines, a meandering river and unusual gravel islands, Lionel Kelleway pieces together a historical jigsaw on the banks of the River Wier. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: River Wier.

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

: Open University

8.00 Artworks - Changing Platforms
8.30 New Curiosity Shop - Talking
Sense 9.00 Semiotics and Visual Arts
9.20 Free Will Discussed 9.40 The
Developing World - What's On TV?

: Sunday Papers

: Janet Daley

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which promotes medical and scientific research into disorders of the liver, and promotes patient support. DONATIONS TO: British Liver Trust, [address removed]. Credit cards [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Parish Mass from the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Great Missenden, Bucks. Celebrant and preacher Fr Dermot O'Gormon. Abba Father (Carey Landry ); Father, in my life I see thee (Frank Anderson ); Bread of life (Bernadette Farrell ); I will be with you (Gerald Markland ); Romans 8, w 14-17; Matthew 28, w 16-20; Psalm 32, The word of the Lord is faithful. Mass setting: St Louis Jesuits. Director of Music Cathy Waters.


Unknown: Fr Dermot O'Gormon.
Unknown: Carey Landry
Unknown: Frank Anderson
Unknown: Bernadette Farrell
Unknown: Gerald Markland

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediuniwave

Producer Anne Reevell


Producer: Anne Reevell

: New Europeans

Patras. David Lodge finds out more about the perils of an expat life in Greece from Stephen Taylor who lives in the Peleponese in Patras, the third city of Greece. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is the trainer and former jump jockey Peter Scudamore.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Peter Scudamore.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions for the Frinton and District Horticultural Society. Chairman is Eric Robson.
ATaylor Made production BBC GARDENERS' WORLD LIVE: 15-19 June at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Tickets: [number removed].


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Classic Serial: Phoebe, Junior

Final part of Margaret Oliphant 's novel.
A Guilty Bit of Paper.
Mr May, beset on all sides by debt, is swept towards the conclusion of his deceitful action.
Music composed by Malcom McKee and played by Malcom McKee and Linda Rhodes
Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud
Director Sue Wilson


Author: Margaret Oliphant
Dramatised by: Elizabeth Proud
Director: Sue Wilson
Music composed by: Malcom McKee
Piano: Malcom McKee
Violin: Linda Rhodes
Mrs Oliphant: Elizabeth Spriggs
Phoebe, Junior: Charlotte Attenborough
Mrs Pigeon: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Tozer / Mrs Sam Hurst: Ann Windsor
Tozer: John Hollis
Ursula: Cathy Sara
Mr May: Peter Jeffrey
Janey May: Fiona Christie
Reginald May: Richard Derrington
Mrs Tom: Sunny Ormonde
Mr Notkote: Philip Sully
Cotsdean / Pidgeon / Simpson: Roger Hume
Copperhead: Timothy West
Clarence Copperhead: Michael Onslow
Sophy / Nurse: Oona Beeson

: Analysis Banking on Independence

Would an independent Bank of England cure the economy's boom/bust cycle?

: Born to Be Mild

Martin Wainwright stops off in Stratford and Oxford on his journey down the A34.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: Poetry Please!

Today's programme launches the new Radio 4 Speak a Poem competition to find the country's best poetry performers. Producer Julian Wilkinson
FOR DETAILS: phone [number removed].


Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

: Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves

Thriller by Diane Whitley and Dave Simpson. 3: The Interview. Someone is trying to warn off Radio Crimewaves from seeking new evidence in the Keith Brandon case.
Producer Martin Jameson


Unknown: Diane Whitley
Unknown: Dave Simpson.
Unknown: Keith Brandon
Producer: Martin Jameson
Gemma: Jane Dawson
Liam: Colin Parry
Andy: Jonathan Perkins
Jennifer Walsh: Maureen Beattie
Ted: Russell Dixon
Jeff Carter: Peter Rylands
Dad: Jimmy Hibbert
Mrs Brandon: Sue Jenkins

: In Business

The Living Dead
We're supposed to be on the road to recovery, but there's no respite for the growing number of bankrupts in Britain. Peter Day reports on the problems of those who become the pariahs of society. Producer Colin Wilde


Producer: Colin Wilde

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and guests Denis and Edna Healey select three favourite paperbacks.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Edna Healey

: That's History

: Cause Célèbre

Jenni Mills explores the human stories behind the headlines. 3: Muriel Harvey , a 67-year-old widow, was attacked and raped when walking home from Mass.


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Muriel Harvey

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson reports on the wonderful world of science in the first of an eight-part magazine series.


Unknown: Jez Nelson

: News

: Hancock's Half Hour

Tlw Smugglers. Starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Kenneth Williams , Patricia Hayes and Noel Dryden. Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton. Music by the Wally Stott Orchestra
Producer Tom Ronald (first broadcast in 1959)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Noel Dryden.
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton.
Unknown: Wally Stott
Producer: Tom Ronald

: Singing for a Living

Nigel Douglas talks to the Italian soprano Graziella Sciutti.
Producer Gillian Hush


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Soprano: Graziella Sciutti.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: In Committee

Presented by Rodney Foster. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Presented By: Rodney Foster.
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Seeds of Faith

4: Pioneers for Prayer. Dr Elizabeth Stuart talks about her controversial book of gay and lesbian liturgy. Producer Amanda Hancox


Talks: Dr Elizabeth Stuart
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

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