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: Colin Berry

6.15 Pause for Thought

: Terry Wogan

8.45 Pause for Thought

: as Radio 1

: People's Service

Dying we live
A service for Good Friday conducted by JEAN and HUGH DICKINSON with the Girls Choir of St Paul's Church. Leamington BBC Birmingham

: Simon Bates

: Val Doonican

introduces a personal selection of favourite records. Producer ciiris MORGAN

: Good Listening

: as Radio 1

: Sport on 2

1500m only (also 202m Scotland) VHF joins Radio 1
Good Friday Special Introduced by Peter Jones with star guests and the pick of the day's sporting action, including:
3.30; 3.45; 3.55; 4.42; 5.0 League Special
Exclusive ' live ' commentary on one of the day.'s top matches. scoreflashes throughout the afternoon from five other grounds, scores and results as they come in, with a classified check at 9.0.
3.35; 4.50
Motor Cycling
The first round of the traditional Easter battle between Britain and the United States for the John Player Transatlantic Trophy at Brands Hatch. Reports by CHRIS CARTER.
3.35; 4.50
Show Jumping
Many of the world's best riders will be at Hickstead today looking for places in the team for the Olympic Games in Montreal. Reports by DEREK THOMPSON.
3.30 News of featured events
3.45 Football half-times '
3.55 Football commentary
4.42 First football results
4.50 Motor Cycling/Show Jumping
5.0 Sports Report
Events may alter timings


Introduced By: Peter Jones
Unknown: Chris Carter.
Unknown: Derek Thompson.

: Sam Costa

: Sports Desk

: Funny You Should Ask

Peter Jones chairs this new comedy quiz in which a panel of comedy experts are cheerfully interrogated about their knowledge of humour and humorists.
Today's panel: Max Wall, Sheila Hancock, Barry Cryer
Questions compiled by Michael Pointon
Devised and produced by Bob Oliver Rogers


Chairman: Peter Jones
Panellist: Max Wall
Panellist: Sheila Hancock
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Question compiler: Michael Pointon.
Devised and produced by: Bob Oliver Rogers

: Play It Again

Len Jackson introduces the sounds of yesteryear with Barbara Jay. Freddy Williams Margaret Savage and the BBC RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by ALAN MOORHOUSE Producer STEVE ALLEN


Introduces: Len Jackson
Unknown: Barbara Jay.
Conducted By: Alan Moorhouse
Producer: Steve Allen

: John Fox

Presented bv Jean Challis Producer ROYSTON HERBERT


Unknown: Jean Challis
Producer: Royston Herbert

: Friday Night is Music Night

from the Hippodrome, Golders Green
James Howe conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
THE BAND OF THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY (SANDHURST), Conductor CAPT M. LANE , director of Music Friday Night's Star Singers: CYNTHIA GLOVER
THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS with ROBERT DOCKER (piano) Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer PETER BELL
(Before an invited audience)


Unknown: James Howe
Conductor: Capt M. Lane
Singers: Cynthia Glover
Singers: John Heddle Nash
Singers: John McCarthy
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Producer: Peter Bell

: Sports Desk

: Those Were the Days

at the Radio 2 Ballroom
SIDNEY DAVEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA Guest vocalist RITA MORRIS mc and dance hostess


Unknown: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Rita Morris
Unknown: Sylvia Brockbank
Presenter: Tom Edwards
Producer: Bev Phillips

: Len Jackson

1500m only (also 202m Scotland) VHF joins Radio 1 with The Late Show

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Midnight Newsroom; weather; motoring information

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