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7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Sarnaj hiye: for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God SARAH CAISLEY with a reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord (Matthew 3, vv 13-17)
7.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Ghar Sarnaj
Unknown:
God Sarah Caisley

Brian REDHEAD appeals on behalf of the Woodland Trust which buys and cares for endangered broadleaved woods for public enjoyment and as a wildlife refuge.
Donations preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Brian Redhead, The Woodland Trust, [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Reagan chooses cabinet, 1981

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Reagan's choice of a wealthy cabinet means a slow start for the new administration. Show more

from The Temple Methodist Church. Taunton
Officiant and Preacher THE REV PAUL HULME
Reading: Matthew 6, vv 7-15
Hymns: 0 for a thousand tongues (Methodist Hymn Book 1); Father hear the prayer we offer (Songs of Praise 487); All my hope on God is founded (MHB 70); 0 thou who earnest from above (mhb 386)
Anthems: God is living (Bach); God be in my head (Walford Davies) conductor LINDSEY GRAY Choirmistress CWENAN JONES
Organist VALERIE COUCH BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Hulme

Omnibus edition
Directed by CLARE TAYLOR Producer
WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Directed By:
Clare Taylor
Producer:
William Smethurst
Editor:
Anthony Parkin

By popular request, another chance to hear some of the most successful comedy shows from the BBC Light Entertainment Radio Department.
Round the Horne starring Kenneth Horne with Kenneth Williams Hugh Paddick Betty Marsden Bill Pertwee Announcer Douglas Smith
THE FRAZER HAYES FOUR
THE HORNBLOWERS conducted by EDWIN BRADEN
Written by BARRY TOOK and MARTY FELDMAN
Producer JOHN SIMMONDS (First broadcast in 1965)

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Home
Unknown:
Kenneth Williams
Unknown:
Hugh Paddick
Unknown:
Betty Marsden
Unknown:
Bill Pertwee
Announcer:
Douglas Smith
Unknown:
Frazer Hayes
Conducted By:
Edwin Braden
Written By:
Barry Took
Written By:
Marty Feldman
Producer:
John Simmonds

visits Lancashire where members of the Broughton Flower and Horticultural Show Committee put their questions to Geoffrey Smith
Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am) Questions, on a postcard only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS2 9PX

Contributors

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

Choice by PETER TEGEL with The time and place is Czechoslovakia between March 1938 and March 1939 This is a love story involving conflicting family loyalties and national groups. It is also set in the tense atmosphere prior to annexation when many Sudeten Germans were pressing for ' union with the Fatherland
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY < The companion to this play. ' The Liberation ', is The Monday Play: 7.50 pm)

Contributors

Directed By:
Richard Wortley
Irma Barz:
Jennifer Piercey
Frau Schneiderhahn:
Mary Wimbush
Martin Blau:
Geoffrey Beevers
Mirianka:
Petra Davies
Ulrike:
Eve Karpf
Hilgril/Dorothea:
Jean Rogers
FraU Blau:
Katherine Parr
Hermann Barz:
Michael Harbour
Frau Bay:
Brenda Kaye
Rolf:
Philip Sully
Officer:
Fred Bryant
Agent:
John Gabriel
Grett:
Clio Tegel

Silver, furniture, clocks, ceramics, books, and paintings ... Listeners' queries concerning antiques are discussed by Arthur Negus and Bernard Price Introduced by Hugh Scully
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking About Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Negus
Introduced By:
Hugh Scully
Producer:
Sarah Pitt

A Centrally-Heated Habitat
Each year our gardens produce around ten million tons of compost and in winter each heap becomes the most active place in the garden.
In this Radio Nature Trail David Streeter and Derek Jones turn over a compost heap to seek out the millions of creatures that help to make it work.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thiirs 9.30 am) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
David Streeter
Unknown:
Derek Jones
Producer:
John Harrison

Brian Johnston goes to the Thaincside town of Pangbourne in Berkshire. He calls at Pangbourne College which has a strong nautical tradition; the Swan Hotel, a port of call for Jerome K. Jerome 's Three Men in a Boat; and the primary school which teaches sword dancing.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tries 12.20 pm) (Neat week: Savernake Forest, Wiltshire) long leave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Unknown:
Jerome K. Jerome
Producer:
Anthony Smith

Dr A. L. Rowse reflects or. his love for his native West Country in poetry and prose with Geoffrey Matthews
'It's given me a great deal of trouble in literary life.... to have a Cornish temperament.... so many things one says that - well - I suppose one oughtn't to say.'
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr A. L. Rowse
Unknown:
Geoffrey Matthews
Producer:
Brian Patten

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them and their families. Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Fhone-in: Mon 2.0-4.0 pm, [number removed], Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC. Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASE

Contributors

Presenter:
Marilyn Alan
Reporter:
Kevin Mulhern
Editor:
Marlene Pease

A series of six programmes 2: The Archaeology oj Jordan
Why did a Caliph, 1,000 years ago, have an elaborately decorated bath house built for himself, Roman style, in the open desert? What can a study of graffiti, written upon boulders by the Bedouin. tell us of their lives and their history? Did Palaeolithic man live in the Jordanian deserts?
Malcolm Billings finds answers to these, and other questions. Series producer
ROY HAYWARD. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Hayward.

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by seiji OZAWA A concert given in Symphony Hall. Boston
With FRKDKRICA VON STADE (mezzo-soprano)
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante défunte; Shéhéra. zade
Beethoven Symphony No 5, in c minor
(WCRB recording from Boston Symphony Transcription Trust)
(First broadcast on R3)

Contributors

Conducted By:
Seiji Ozawa

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy. Producer simon ELMES
(Repeated: Thurs 4.15 pm)

Contributors

Introduces:
Frank Delaney
Producer:
Simon Elmes

An anthology of new words and music which this week looks at ' love ' - from the first hello to the last goodbye. Introduced bv
Brian Thompson
Producer KAY jamieson BBC Manchester
Submissions to: Pen to Paper. BBC, Manchester M60 7HB
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Thompson
Producer:
Kay Jamieson

Yorkshire and England wicket keeper David Bairstow, Lords Taverner Leslie Crowther and The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley, MP, read their favourite pieces of cricket writing and tell strange stories of aberrations brought on by their passion for our national summer game. Research CLARA HEWITT Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
David Bair
Unknown:
Taverner Leslie Crowther
Unknown:
Roy Hatterstey.
Producer:
Hewitt Jane Marshall

In the first of six programmes Colin Semper explores the lives and writings of some who have claimed a special knowledge of the divine. 1: SI Paul
Extracts from the Second Letter to the Corinthians and the Letter to the Philippians.
Read by John Newbury Series devised by PENELOPE WALLACE
Producer CRISPIAN hollu

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin Semper
Read By:
John Newbury
Unknown:
Penelope Wallace

On 21 May 1979 the British cargo ship Sibonga, on a trading voyage between Bangkok and Hong Kong, answered distress calls from two small fishing boats crammed with sick and hungry Vietnamese refugees. The hundreds of men. women and children were taken on board, fed with the crew's rations and treated from the ship's small stock of medicines. The refugees became the centre of an international storm, as the Sibonga was detained outside Hong Kong and the boat people forbidden to leave the ship by the Hong Kong authorities without an undertaking from the British Government that they would be allowed into Britain.

Contributors

Producer:
Jenny de Yong

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