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Presented by Neil Walker and David Clayton
War Games - Room for Manoeuvres? .
In many parts of Britain the Ministry of Defence is buying up more land to use for training. But why is extra land needed when the MoD already owns so much?

Contributors

Presented By:
Neil Walker
Presented By:
David Clayton

Religious news and views from home and abroad with Clive Jacobs and Rosemary Hartill
Producers STEPHEN LYNAS and DAVID COOMES. BBC Bristol VHF/M joins at 8.0am including at 8.0 News
8.10 Sunday Papers

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Jacobs
Unknown:
Rosemary Hartill
Unknown:
David Coomes.

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the importance of books to those who can't read and how a free library service of pre-recorded cassettes of books makes the lives of those who are blind, dyslexic or unable to read for any other reason, tolerable. Donations to: CALIBRE (Cassette Library for the Blind and Handicapped), [address removed]

Sung Eucharist to mark St David 's Day from
Eglwys Dewi Sant, Cardiff led by THE REV SAUNDERS DAVIES
Readings: Psalm 16; Matthew 16, w 24-27
Missa Brevis composed by RICHARD ELFYN JONES and sung by CANTORION MOTET CAERDYDD . Hymns: Am bawb o'r saint
(Emynau'r Eglwys 595); Duw pob gras (Mawl yr Ifanc 237); Gad i'n ddilyn (Emynau'r Eglwys 405)
Conductor ROYSTON HAVARD
Organist PHILLIP LAUGHARNE BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown:
St David
Unknown:
Saunders Davies
Composed By:
Richard Elfyn Jones
Sung By:
Cantorion Motet Caerdydd
Conductor:
Royston Havard
Organist:
Phillip Laugharne

Echo of the Dragon by ROB GITTINS
Five hundred years ago two Welshmen fulfilled the Arthurian prophecy and reclaimed the throne of England. One became Henry VII, the other sought retirement in a friary. But already a plot was in hand to turn back the pages of history - a plot that centres on the recluse himself. For Lord Rhys, the Battle of Bosworth has tragic memories.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Rob Gittins
Directed By:
Adrian Mourby.
Rhys:
Gareth Armstrong
the Irishman:
Norman Rodway
Henry Twdor:
Robert Blythe
Richard:
Nigel Graham
Lord Stanley:
James Benson
Boy:
Alistair Jenkins

One of the few flourishing industries left in Wales is its past. As pits and steelworks close, historians thrive as never before. But they have yet to take on the true spirit of an entrepreneurial society. Patrick Hannan tries to show them how to treat Wales as a product, a public relations exercise, a soap opera. Key questions asked are: who was the Lord Lucan of the 15th century and how did Lloyd George keep his trousers on long enough to win World War I? Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS
BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Hannan
Unknown:
Lloyd George
Producer:
Herbert Williams

Brian Johnston visits the ancient market town of Much Wenlock in Shropshire. He discovers, among other things, how it is associated with the Olympic Games.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Producer:
Anthony Smith

The Cost of Admission
Britain's cathedrals and major churches annually attract more visitors than all other national monuments put together. But many cathedrals are falling into serious disrepair as donations fail to meet maintenance costs. While MPs debate how best to tackle this problem, Hope Sealy looks at the role of the cathedral in Britain today.
Researcher RUSTOM IRANI
Producer AMANDA HANCOX
Series editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH

Contributors

Unknown:
Hope Sealy
Unknown:
Rustom Irani
Producer:
Amanda Hancox
Editor:
Beverley McAinsh

by CHARLES DICKENS , dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES and Narrator Simon Cadell
5: The Valley of Eden
'The wretch; the apostate: the false, mean, odious villain; has before my very face proposed to Mercy!' said his eldest daughter. 'Who has proposed to Mercy?' asked Mr Pecksniff. 'He has.
That thing, Jonas, downstairs.' with SUE BROOMFIELD and PAUL GREGORY
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Dickens
Unknown:
Betty Davies
Narrator:
Simon Cadell
Unknown:
Sue Broomfield
Directed By:
Jane Morgan.
Martin Chuzzlewit:
Valentine Pelka
Mark Tapley:
Jonathan Tafler
Tom Pinch:
David Collings
Old Martin:
Patrick Troughton
Mr Pecksniff:
Christopher Benjamin
Mrs Gamp:
Patricia Hayes
Charity:
Angela Pleasence
Mercy:
Susie Brann
Jonas:
Struan Rodger
Mary Graham:
Zelah Clarke
Mr Mould:
Tim Reynolds
Betsy Prig:
Pauline Letts
Lewsome:
Eric Stovell
Dr Jobling:
Bernard Brown
Lafayette Kettle:
Richard Durden
General Choke:
Alan Dudley
Scadder:
Tom Wilkinson
Captain Kedgwick:
Stuart Organ
Elderly man:
David Sinclair
Mrs Hominy:
Rachel Gurney

Blot on the landscape or national heritage? A redundant and vandalised factory in the South Wales valleys is the first post-war building to be officially listed and is now the subject of a public inquiry. Has taste really swung in favour of 1940s concrete? Does this unprecedented case suggest a further move to conserve Britain as a museum in the face of new development?
Jonathan Glancey considers the views of national conservationists, architects, local politicians and local people in weighing national interests against regional needs. Producer JUDITH BUMPUS

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Glancey
Producer:
Judith Bumpus

by DICK FRANCIS , dramatised in eight parts by ERNEST DUDLEY
3: Tony has been asked by the police and by Gerard, an investigative consultant, to help with enquiries into a drinks fraud.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS
Stereo (Re-broadcast Wed 12.27pm) (Nigel Havers is in 'Don Wait Up' tomorrow at 8.30pm on BBC1)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Francis
Unknown:
Ernest Dudley
Directed By:
Matthew Walters
Unknown:
Nigel Havers
Tony Beach:
Nigel Havers
Gerard:
George Parsons
Flora:
Jennifer Piercey
Charter:
Chas Bryer
Sgt Ridger:
Stephen Hattersley
PC Horton:
James Goode

Explorers Extraordinary
The first of six programmes written by JOHN KEAY
1: Don't Worry - It's Only Me
Narrator John Rowe with David Sinclair
Mary Kingsley found herself in 1892 with nothing to do. She was 30, unmarried and virtually untravelled. She decided to explore West Africa. Her resulting adventures are among the most extraordinary ever recounted. She fought off crocodiles, was entertained by cannibals and eventually returned to England to tell her story.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo (R) Book, same title, £10.95, from booksellers

Contributors

Written By:
John Keay
Narrator:
John Rowe
Unknown:
David Sinclair
Producer:
Alan Haydock.
Mary Kingsley:
Geraldine James

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