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Carter welcomes Deputy Premier Deng on first Chinese state visit to US for 30 years. Show more

from First Lisburn Presbyterian Church
Conducted by THE REV GORDON GRAY
Organist DAVID THOMPSON
Readings: Matthew 27, vv 19-29; 2 Corinthians 11, vv 18-30
Hymns (ch 3): Awake, my soul (42); Look upon us, blessed Lord (129); God is our refuge (Metrical Psalm 46); Be still, my soul (673)
Anthem: O taste and see (Vaughan Williams )
BBC Northern Ireland
(long wave only)

Contributors

Service conducted by:
The Rev Gordon Gray
Organist:
David Thompson

Presenters Peter Hobday and Louise Botting
Including Debatable Point, in which top financial experts discuss various aspects of saving and investment.
A Financial World Tonight production

Contributors

Presenters:
Peter Hobday
Presenters:
Louise Botting

A lighthearted anthology of words and music which this week looks at holidays, from the airport lounge to the sun-soaked beach. Presented by Brian Thompson with MARGO GUNN , MALCOLM HEBDEN and DAVID SUMNER
Fairground music played on a Marenghi organ built in Paris in 1904. Music producer ANN STANGAR Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
12.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Thompson
Unknown:
Margo Gunn
Unknown:
Malcolm Hebden
Unknown:
David Sumner
Producer:
Kay Jamieson

How to beat the fiends in white coats and overalls at their own game. Frank Thornton as Ernest Fontwell with Patsy Rowlands
David Tate. John Baddeley 4: The Catering Experts Written by LAWRIE WYMAN Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS.
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Thornton
Unknown:
Patsy Rowlands
Unknown:
David Tate.
Unknown:
John Baddeley
Written By:
Lawrie Wyman
Producer:
Geoffrey Perkins.

visits Oxfordshire where members of the Marston Women's Institute put their questions to GEOFFREY SMITH
BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Rev repeat: Wed 10.5 am) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith
Unknown:
Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown:
Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown:
Questionmaster Ken

Bill Paterson as Ed Starky in Who is Pari Passu? by ALLAN BERRIE
Kevin Flood as Fr Rory
Alan Barry as Kit O'Leary ' ... I've become the sort of working-class moron I once despised, but then I was different.... every evening some meeting to attend ... I was writing at the time for two newspapers under the pseudonym Pari Passu . : . The Times did a centre piece headed Who is Pari Passu? ". Listen to me, matey, I'm not down, not by a long shot; Ed Starky will pever be down.' Directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI
long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Paterson
Unknown:
Ed Starky
Unknown:
Allan Berrie
Unknown:
Kevin Flood
Unknown:
Fr Rory
Unknown:
Alan Barry
Unknown:
Kit O'Leary
Unknown:
Ed Starky
Directed By:
Bernard Krichefski

Talking Point
Discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2L,R
(Repeated: Wed at 9.5 am) long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones
Producer:
John Harrison

Peter White presents a magazine programme for the visually handicapped in which MARGARET FORD describes the various ferrules available for white canes; and JANE FINNIS investigates why blind students find it so difficult to get TV reading aids.
Producer THENA HESHEL long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter White
Unknown:
Jane Finnis
Producer:
Thena Heshel

Brian Johnston recently visited Daventry in North-ants. Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat of Friday's broadcast) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston

To Have, or to Hold?
Divorce today can be a costly life sentence-for men. That's the claim of a growing number of husbands who feel their exwives are exploiting the law to the point of extortion. Or even worse, to jail: in 1977 there were two-and-a-half thousand imprisonments for failure to pay maintenance. But are these men simply trying to wash their hands of responsibility for the past, and for the future - their children? And haven't women, after centuries of maltreatment and injustice, only now reached the stage where they can claim some 'justice in divorce '?
Roger Cook and Bill Breckon take sides in the debate and ask whether men or women get the best of the divorce deal-
Research by SHARON BANOFF Producer RITCHIE COGAN
(Repeated: Wed at 11.0 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Cook
Unknown:
Bill Breckon
Unknown:
Sharon Banoff
Producer:
Ritchie Cogan

BBC WELSH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader
CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN conducted by GEORGES TZIPINE
PIERRE AMOYAL (Violin)
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1, in G minor
Bizet Symphony No 1, in c . BBC Wales

Contributors

Leader:
Christopher Warren-Green
Conducted By:
Georges Tzipine
Violin:
Pierre Amoyal

The novel by HOWARD SPRING freely adapted for radio in eight episodes by KEN WHITMORE
5: Deaths and Entrances (Period 1890)
Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tues 3.35 pm)

Contributors

Novel By:
Howard Spring
Unknown:
Ken Whitmore
Directed By:
Trevor Hill
Hamer Shawcross:
Ian McKellen
Ann:
June Barry
Lizzie Lightowler:
Rosalie Crutchley
Lady Lettice:
Helen Ryan
Ellen:
Rosalie Williams
Arnold:
Andrew Jackson
Pen, his wife:
Vida Paterson
Nell Richards:
Nina Holloway
Jimmy Newboult:
John Baldwin
Lord Lostwithiel:
Jeffry Wickham
Tom Hannaway:
Geoffrey Wheeler
Harry Liskeard:
Peter Guiness
Evan Vaughan:
Richard Clay-Jones
Parry Powell:
Herbert Smith
Gallery assistant:
Rory Scase
Carrickfergus:
James Tomlinson

A feature about
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Written and presented by Michael Meyer with Colin Blakely as Herman Melville
In one sad respect, the author of Moby Dick was unique among great novelists. He was both famous and forgotten in his lifetime.
Born in New York, he was 20 when he signed on as a cabin boy - a deeply shocking experience. His later adventures as a whaler, deserter and mutineer were described in his novels Typee and Omoo, which were successful, and in his masterpiece Moby Dick , which was a failure. Two years after Moby Dick , a fire at his publishers' destroyed his books and the plates from which they had been printed. They were not reprinted during his lifetime. Billy Budd , finished just before his death, was accidentally discovered some 30 years later, with TIM BENTINCK
JOE DUNLOP , ADRIAN BGAN
PAUL MAXWELL , BILL MONKS PENELOPE REYNOLDS
EVA STUART and HARRY TOWB Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS
(Moby Dick : tomorrow 7.20)

Contributors

Presented By:
Michael Meyer
Unknown:
Colin Blakely
Unknown:
Moby Dick
Unknown:
Moby Dick
Unknown:
Moby Dick
Unknown:
Billy Budd
Unknown:
Tim Bentinck
Unknown:
Joe Dunlop
Unknown:
Adrian Bgan
Unknown:
Paul Maxwell
Unknown:
Penelope Reynolds
Unknown:
Eva Stuart
Directed By:
John Theocharis
Directed By:
Moby Dick

A series of plays for late-night listening. Mr Jones by ALAN DRURY with Benjamin Whitrow as Arthur Cooper
WIFE: Who was that?
ARTHUR: Someone called Jones. Do we know anyone called Jones? He was ringing from an office. WIFE: On a Saturday?
Arthur: He said they were thinking of me and then rang off.
WIFE: Who's they?
ARTHUR: I don't know. with HEATHER BELL , BRIAN COBURN , LOLLY COCKERELL , ADRIAN EGAN , BRENDA KAYE ,
Directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Jones
Unknown:
Alan Drury
Unknown:
Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown:
Arthur Cooper
Unknown:
Heather Bell
Unknown:
Brian Coburn
Unknown:
Lolly Cockerell
Unknown:
Adrian Egan
Unknown:
Brenda Kaye
Directed By:
Bernard Krichefski
his wife:
Jennifer Piercey
Mr Jones:
Danny Schiller
Mr Jones:
Phillip Sully

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