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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

Including Bells on Sunday from Howden Minster , East Yorkshire.


Unknown: Howden Minster

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

In the last of the series, Lionel Kelleway explores the watery world of the aquatic acrobats and witnesses the skilful and magical dance of the dragonflies. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: David Coomes

: News

: Open University

8.00 Maths Miscellany: Sir Christopher Wren 8.30 MBA or Bust 9.00 Marxism and Art 9.20 Hopkins's Religious Poetry
9.40 Charlotte Erickson: A Historian of Emigration


Unknown: Sir Christopher Wren

: Sunday Papers

: Christopher Timothy

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of a charity which provides relief and support to hyperactive children. DONATIONS TO: Hyperactive Children's Support Group, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

from the Church of Christ the King, Kettering. Preacher Rev Mike Talbot. Led by Steve Dodman. May our worship be acceptable; I believe in Jesus; Let all that is within me cry holy; All hail the Lamb; The Lord's my shepherd (Crimmond); Living under the shadow; John 10, w 11-18. Director of Music Steve Sharpe.


Unknown: Mike Talbot.
Unknown: Steve Dodman.
Music: Steve Sharpe.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Anne Reevell


Producer: Anne Reevell

: The New Europeans

Stephen Taylor lives in Patras in the Peleponnese. In the last of the series, David Lodge finds out aboutthe perils of an expat life in Greece.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Stephen Taylor
Unknown: David Lodge
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs

with John Drummond , director of the BBC Proms (which start on 15 July).
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: John Drummond
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoffrey Smith , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer questions at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. The chairman is Eric Robson.
A Taylor Made production


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

: Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife

The Burning. Final part of David Wade 's dramatisation of Njal's Saga. Narrated by Barbara Jefford and Norman Rodway.
With Joan Matheson , Ian Targett , Robert Glenister , Danny Schiller , Sam Bennett , Simon Linnell , Joan Walker , John Church and John Moffatt.
Translated by Magnus Magnusson and Herman Palsson Music by David Chiltern and Nick Russel Pavier
Director Jeremy Mortimer (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: David Wade
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Norman Rodway.
Unknown: Joan Matheson
Unknown: Ian Targett
Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Danny Schiller
Unknown: Sam Bennett
Unknown: Simon Linnell
Unknown: Joan Walker
Translated By: Magnus Magnusson
Translated By: Herman Palsson
Music By: David Chiltern
Music By: Nick Russel Pavier
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Asgreem EBda Greemson: Alan Barker
Bergthowra: Maggie McCarthy
Bjorn the White: Ken Cumberlidge
Bjorn's Wife: Alice Arnold
Flawssi Thordarsonn: Crawford Logan
Gayrmund: John Bull
Greem: Andrew Branch
Gudmund: Brian Millar
Gunnarr: Struan Rodger
Halgairdt: Maureen O'Brien
Helgi: Vincent Brimble
Hildigunn: Victoria Carling
ThorgayrSkorar-Gayr: Joe Dunlop
Hocni: Paul Downing
Hosskldd: Jonathan Tafler
Kauri Solmundarson: Jimmy Yuill
Kjeteel: David King
Law speaker: Donald Gee
Mordh: Shaun Prendegast
Njal: Bernard Hepton

: Analysis

Stuart Simon asks whether fears for the planet's future are rational.


Unknown: Stuart Simon

: Margaret Jay's Paddington

I Firstofthreeprogrammesinwhich I Labour frontbench peer Baroness
Jay of Paddington explores her urban lair.

: Poetry Please!

By request, Briggflatts, Basil Bunting 's celebration of the Northumbrian landscape. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Basil Bunting
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

: Children's Radio 4: The Secret Garden

Harriet Walter , Beryl Reid and Robin Bailey lead the cast in a five-part dramatisation of the children's classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
When orphan Mary Lennox is brought to stay in her uncle's huge, gloomy Yorkshire manor, she finds a mysterious locked garden and strange cries coming from a part of the house she is not allowed to visit. With Jessica Marshall-Gardner , Guy Faulkner and Ian Taylor. Dramatised by Judy Allen. Producer John Taylor


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Unknown: Mary Lennox
Unknown: Jessica Marshall-Gardner
Unknown: Guy Faulkner
Unknown: Ian Taylor.
Dramatised By: Judy Allen.
Producer: John Taylor

: Plutopia

Donald Swann died earlier this year from cancer, and Richard Crane 's short play, recorded in 1991, for which Donald wrote and performed music and songs, is broadcast as a tribute.
Willie Rushton , Tony Robinson , and FascinatingAida star in this off-beat romp.
Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Richard Crane
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Director: Andy Jordan
legs: Tony Robinson
Iprigenia: Dillie Keane
Wendy: Marilyn Cutts
Penny Pound: Adele Anderson
Professor Perfect: Willie Rushton
John: Cj Allen
Alice: Denise Coffey
Rocky: Terence Edmund

: A Good Read

: That's History

: Hearing Heaven

Rosemary Hartill looks at how Mahler's music reflects his quest to find meaning and purpose to life. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Big Bang

: News

: RUC on Duty

They patrol in armoured Land Rovers, they carry guns, in some areas they are accompanied by soldiers. In this two-part documentary the men and women of the Royal Ulster Constabulary talk frankly about policing the divided communities of Northern Ireland.
Producer Kathleen Carragher


Producer: Kathleen Carragher

: Home Truths

In the first of six conversations with people whose lives abroad have given them a fresh view of their native country, John Miller talks to the writer and former dipiomat Sir Fitzroy Maclean , Producer Richard Bannerman


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: In Committee

: Seeds of Faith

God on Monday. Hugh Ormiston offers a Christian perspective on job insecurity. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Hugh Ormiston
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

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