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7.10 Sunday Papers long wave only
7.15 Apna HI Ghar Samajhlye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV MELVYN MATTHEWS with a meditation for the sevemth Sunday before Easter: John 6, vv 1-14 BBC Bristol
7.55 Weather: travel: programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Ghar Samajhlye
Unknown:
Melvyn Matthews

DAVID HOCKNEY visits the Royal Academy of Arts and talks about its work enabling the public to enjoy great works of art and of its services to students and artists. Donations, by PO or cheque, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; travel; programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
David Hockney

from
The Temple Methodist Church. Taunton led by the REV PAUL HULME Preacher
THE REV WHITFIELD FOY Lessons (rsv):
Deuteronomy 8, vv 1-6; II rhillipians 4. vv 10-13 Hymns (Methodist Hymn Book): Praise to ithe living God (15); In the cross of Christ I glory
(183); Be thou my vision (632)
Anthems: Thou knowest. Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purccll); Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace (Lee Williams )
Conductor LINDSAY GRAY
Organist VALERIE COUCH Choirmistress CWENAN JONES BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Hulme
Conductor:
Lee Williams
Conductor:
Lindsay Gray
Organist:
Valerie Couch
Unknown:
Cwenan Jones

Introduced by June Knox Mawer who visits Sawyers Farm. Suffolk, the home of John and Caroline Stevens , wild flower and herb seed growers; and presents some Woman s Hour highlights.

Contributors

Unknown:
Knox Mawer
Unknown:
Caroline Stevens

Adapted in seven episodes by David Wade from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (2)
The five winners of the golden ticket competition start their tour of Willy Wonka's Wonderful Chocolate Factory. The sights they see are amazing, but what happens to two of the five is even more amazing.
Music composed by STEPHEN BOXER.
Songs performed by children from MYERS GROVE SCHOOL, SHEFFIELD under the direction of GEOFF CASSIDY
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH
BBC Manchester

(Jason Littler, Liam Flannery, Jenny Luckraft and Mark Turner are members of the Theatre Workshop, Oldham)

Contributors

Unknown:
David Wade
Derek Smith:
Willy Wonka
Composed By:
Stephen Boxer.
Unknown:
Geoff Cassidy
Directed By:
Caroline Smith
Unknown:
Jason Littler
Unknown:
Liam Flannery
Unknown:
Jenny Luckraft
Unknown:
Mark Turner
Willy Wonka:
Derek Smith
Charlie:
Jason Littler
Grandpa Joe:
Robert Keegan
Augustus Gloop:
Liam Flannery
Mr Gloop/Radio commentator:
David Ross
Mrs Gloop:
Ann Rye
Violet Beauregarde:
Jane Hazlegrove
Mr Beauregarde/Narrator:
Christian Rodska
Mrs Beauregarde/Mrs Bucket:
Kate Lee
Veruca Salt:
Jenny Luckraft
Mr Salt:
Peter Wheeler
Mrs Salt/Grandma Josephine:
Rosalie Williams
Mike Teavee:
Mark Turner
Mr Teavee:
Keith Clifford
Mrs Teavee/Grandma Georgina:
Kathleen Helme

As the Chinese community celebrates the arrival of The Year of the Pig, Derek Cooper explores recent trading links between China and the West. In the land of rice and noodles, why is America promoting bread? And who benefits? Producer JOY IIATWOOD
12.55 Weather: programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Cooper

visits Wolverhampton, West Midlands, where members of the Sandy Lane Allotment and Gardeners' Association put their questions to Bill Sowerbutts Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sandy Lane Allotment
Unknown:
Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith

An occasional series Do not believe when lovely lips report
That I lost anchor in rough seas of jest
f.udovlc Kennedy talks to Lady Diana Cooper for whom HILAIRE BELLOC wrote six sonnets.

Contributors

Talks:
F.Udovlc Kennedy
Unknown:
Lady Diana Cooper
Unknown:
Hilaire Belloc

Brian Johnston visits Leighton Buzzard and Llnslade in Bedfordshire. He finds out about an annual ceremony which involves a choirboy standing on his head. about the quarrying and processing of sand and he meets a man with a new heart.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.3 am) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Unknown:
Leighton Buzzard
Producer:
Anthony Smith

Kipling was a knowing young man and what he did not know at first hand he could invent to a life-like marvel from a nod, a hint or an overheard word.
Marghanita Laski , in the last of four programmes, explores the world of 19th-century
India which is brought to life in the writings of Rudyard Kipling. The Indians
Readers JOHN SAMSON
DENYS HAWTHORNE. NIGEL ANTHONY. JOHN ROWE GARARD GREEN and SURENDRA KOCHAR
Producer HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown:
Marghanita Laski
Unknown:
Rudyard Kipling.
Readers:
John Samson
Readers:
Denys Hawthorne.
Readers:
Nigel Anthony.
Unknown:
John Rowe
Unknown:
Surendra Kochar
Producer:
Helen Fry

by JANE AUSTEN dramatised for radio in six parts by JOHN TYDEMAN with Angharad Rees as Emma and Alan Moore as Mr Knlghtley 1: Emma Woodhouse. handsome, clever, and rich. with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence ... Then an event occurred one late September which hr^usht with it an upheaval to the sublime state of domestic stability which reigned at
Hartfield and to the ordered existence of Mr ,and Miss Woodhouse ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 3.2 pm) J.58 Weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Jane Austen
Unknown:
John Tydeman
Unknown:
Angharad Rees
Unknown:
Alan Moore
Unknown:
Mr Knlghtley
Unknown:
Emma Woodhouse.
Directed By:
Brian Miller
Jane Austen:
Jean Trend
Mr Woodhouse:
Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Weston:
Ingrid Hafner
Harriet Smith:
Juliet Waley
Mr Elton:
Michael Drew

"I am like a blotting paper or a sponge. I just absorb and then give out what I have absorbed. I do not create consciously - I never start a novel knowing what will happen, and until the last chapter f don't know how it will finish. I am a man of instinct - not at all an intellectual."
Georges Simenon, creator of one of the world's most famous detective characters, Chief
Inspector Maigret, and author of over 400 novels, today celebrates his 80th birthday.
Richard Cobb, who recently visited him at his Swiss home, presents an anniversary portrait of the great Belgian writer, with the help of his family and friends.

Contributors

Subject:
Georges Simenon
Presenter:
Richard Cobb
Producer:
Simon Elmes

A series of six Srogrammes
. Colin Davis talks about some composers of our great Victorian hymns.
1: W. H. Monk
ELISABETH CROCKER (soprano)
MICHAEL BUNDY (baritone) BARRY ROSE (organ)
Producer Shirley penrose

Contributors

Talks:
Colin Davis
Soprano:
Elisabeth Crocker

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