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for Medical Sunday from All Saints, Northampton conducted by CANON JOHN RICHARDS
Hymns (A. and M. Rev.):
From thee all skill and science flow (479): Put thou thy trust in God (310); Fill thou my life (373): Help us to help each other. Lord (S.P. 517)
Psalm 130
Anthem: 0 be joyful (Stanford)
Organist, Graham Mayo
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A Century of Modern Theatre

A series of plays which have had a major influence on the development of the theatre during the past 100 years.
The Playboy of the Western World by j. M. SYNGE : adapted for radio by w. R. RODGERS with Sorcha Cusack
Declan Harvey , Godfrey Quigley Olive McFarland
' Then 1 turned around with my back to the north, and I hit a blow on the ridge of his skull, laid stretched out, and he split to the knob of his gullet.' So young Christy Mahon describes the deed of killing his father to wide-eyed country girls in County Mayo. This is Synge's great ' dark comedy,' first produced at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1907, where audiences rioted for a week against his attack on Celtic sentimentality.
Producer BRIAN MILLER (Bristol)
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Up to the Hour

with Moira Stuart
Headlines and weather, a look at the papers, news for sports fans. Prayer for the Day (Mon THE REV VERNON SPROXTON, TueS-Thurs JANET MAYO , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES )
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather
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Woman's Hour

with Jill Cochrane
Knock - For Miracles: MAEVE BINCHY recently visited this small town in Co Mayo, a centre of pilgrimage since a reported heavenly vision 100 years ago.
Reading Your Letters.
I Don't Know What I'd Do ...: DAVID SIMMONS finds out how best to cope with a heart attack.
Patterns of Stillness: CHRISTINE HEWITT finds quiet in the city.
A School for Many Nations: TIM RICHARDS Visits Atlantic College on the Welsh coast.
A Pause for Breath by EDITH REVELEY abridged in 11 parts and read by MONICA GREY (5) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
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Cosmotheka are Alan and Dave Sealey. They collect and sing, in a mod and unique style, the forgotten songs of the Music-hall. In the first of four programmes, they bring you a selection of songs as performed by Fred Earle, Sam Mayo, Alec Hurley and Charlie Brignall. Producer MIKE CRAIG. BBC Manchester
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The Ballad of John Axon

The story of John Axon, GC - an engine-driver who stayed on the footplate of his runaway train and was killed - and of the tradition of railway service for which he stands, told by his widow and his workmates with footplate and engine-shed recordings. Set into song by EWAN MACCOLL with A. L. LLOYD
JIM BRAY (bass) FITZROY COLEMAN (guitar) TERRY BROWN (trumpet) BOB CLARK (fiddle) JOHN COLE (harmonica) BRIAN DALEY (guitar) BILLY LOCH (drums) BOB MICKLEBURY (trombone) BRUCE TURNER (clarinet)
Orchestration and music direction PEGGY SEEGER
Technical direction under JOHN BOWER
Production by CHARLES PARKER
(First broadcast on the Home Service in 1958)
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Letter from the Far West

Four years ago Michael Viney forsook Dublin to cultivate his acre among the peat bogs, dry-stone walls and wild Atlantic gales of County Mayo.
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm) long wave only
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Letter From the Far West

From the coastlands of County Mayo. Michael Viney talks about the work and the fun of the ' meitheai ' - the special kind of co-operation among the small farmers of the west of Ireland at hay-making time.
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Letter from an Irish Beach

From the Atlantic coast of County Mayo,
Michael Viney talks about the beach below his cottage: the vast windswept golden strand that sees few people - and more beachcombers and harvesters of seaweed than people at play.
(Repeated: Sun 3.45 pm)
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Letter from an Irish Beach

From the Atlantic coast of County Mayo. Michael Viney talks about the beach below his cottage.
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Letter from the Far West

Michael Viney talks about life along an Irish country lane in County Mayo.
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The King Must Die: 4: The Earth Bull

by Mary Renault adapted tor radio in 11 parts by Michael Bakewell
[Starring] Gary Bond as Theseus with Petra Markham as Ariadne and David March as Asterion
Theseus and his companions arrive in Crete to find a sinister welcome awaiting them at the harbour and a terrifying prospect in the Bull Court.
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The King Must Die

by MARY RENAULT adapted for radio in 11 parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL 8: Maiden Crao with and Receiving news of earth tremors at Kolonus,
Theseus goes there and sees a blind man being stoned: it Is KlngOedipus. The old King of Thebes has a life to give. Then, adventuring with his friend Pirithoos, Theseus lands in the cnuntry of the Amazons where he has to fight with their leader, the beautiful Hippolyta.
Music composed by CHRISTOS PITTAS
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Letter from an Irish Potato Patch

Throughout the west of Ireland, as September ncars its end, men on thousands of small-holdings are lifting their potatoes. On his own potato patch on the Atlantic coast of County Mayo. Michael Viney is harvesting his - and musing on the crop that for over 200 years spelt the life, and nearly the death, of the Irish nation. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE
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Letter from an Irish Shore

These are wild, wind-swept days on the deserted Atlantic shore of County Mayo. But for
Michael Viney the shore is not empty, but is a place of amazing treasures borne in on the Gulf Stream.
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Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Janet Mayo BBC Birmingham
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Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day with JANET MAYO BBC Birmingham
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For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner WENDY CRAIG reads Noisy Natalie Goes to the Theatre. Stereo
2.05 History Lost and Found This is Your Life-Line Producer ELIZABETH CLEAVER Stereo (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT A teenage resource magazine for GCSE students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Coursework and assessment; examiner phone-link; experimental design; issue for discussion; real world applications; career and course opportunities. 1: Biology Editor PETER WARD. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast next Tuesday)

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