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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today market trends, news, weather
6.58 Ten to Seven
6.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time GTS 7.0,8.0, 9.0am
1.0, 6.0. 11.0 pm Big Ben 10.0 pm

: The News

7.10 South-East News
7.15 Today presented by JACK DE MANIO
Thirty minutes of what Britain is getting up to this morning - and what's happening abroad
7.45 Today's Papers
7.5* Ten to Eight
How 1 would play Jesus
7.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Jack de Manio

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today .
Britain at breakfast-time and the news around the world
8.40 Today's Papers
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

: The News

: Midweek Portrait: The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

Translated, edited, and introduced by ROMOLA NIJINSKY
Paul Scofield speaks Nijinsky's words
"We follow the mind of a genius as he releases his delicate hold on reality and, staggering along the outer verge of reason, glimpses truths about art and life, beauty and God, society and personality, which seem saner than our own logic."
Music played by the BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA leader PHILIP WHITEWAY conducted by Marcus Dods The diary abbreviated and produced by H.B. FORTUIN
(A shortened version of the broadcast in the Third Programme on 11 April 1965)


Unknown: Vaslav Nijinsky
Introduced By: Romola Nijinsky
Music By: Richard Rodney Bennett
Music By: Paul Scofield
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin

: He Who Serves

Reflections for Holy Week from DAME MURIEL POWELL

: Daily Service

Maundy Thursday
Ah, holy Jesus (BBC HB 500); Psalm 31; John 19, vv 23-30; Just as I am (BBC HB 292)

: Morning Melody

Introduced by PETER BARKER


Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Piano: Nigel Coxe
Introduced By: Peter Barker

: HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother distributes The Royal Maundy

at the Service in Westminster Abbey Order of Service:
Hvmn: Praise to the Holiest Psalm 91
Anthems: Lord. for thy tender mercies' sake (Hilton); 0 Saviour of the World (Ouseley)
First Lesson: St John 13, vv 1-16
First Distribution
During this are sung the following anthems: Oh harken thou unto the voice of my calling lElgar); Wash * me throughly from my wickedness (Wesley
Second Lesson: St Matthew 25, vv 31-45
Second Distribution
During this are sung the following anthems: Almighty and everlasting God (Gibbons); Zadok The Priest (Handel) Prayers
Hymn: Praise, my soul
The Blessing; National Anthem The scene described by AUDREY BUS SELL


Unknown: St John
Unknown: St Matthew

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled(!) by Nicholas Parsons


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The hen who wanted to lay an Easter Egg by DINAH ROWBURY

: Invitation to Music

ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON with REGINALD KILBEY (cello) Introduced by jon CURLE


Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Cello: Reginald Kilbey
Introduced By: Jon Curle

: Trained to Care

This series about professional social workers examines the nature of their work, the system within which they operate, and the training they need.
1: The Social Workers and the System
Who are the social workers? What is their job about? What is the system within which they operate?
DAVID HOBMAN , Director of the Social Work Advisory Service, discusses these questions with PETER LEONARD of the National Institute for Social Work Training and MARGERY TAYLOR Of the London Boroughs Training Committee.
Produced by ANN CALDWELL


Unknown: David Hobman
Unknown: Peter Leonard
Unknown: Margery Taylor
Produced By: Ann Caldwell

: Afternoon Theatre

Murder Remembered by T. C. HUDSON


Unknown: T. C. Hudson

: Stuart Burrows

with Ballads, Songs, nnd Snatches gramophone records

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by KEN SYKORA and including: Easter 1970: FR TREVOR HUDDLE-STON, Bishop of Stepney, reflects on the significance of Easter today
With the Freedom Fighters: JESSICA MITFORD tells MADEAU STEWART how she met Martin Luther King
Midwife. Magistrate. Mother: CHARIS U. FRANKENBURG, author of the recently published Common Sense About Children, talks to JEANINE MCMULLEN
Let's Hear It Again: MARGUERITE THOMSON talks to ROSEMARY HART about her experiences in the Russian Revolutions. (Broadcast in 1966) Your letters


Unknown: Fr Trevor
Unknown: Jessica Mitford
Unknown: Madeau Stewart
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Talks: Marguerite Thomson
Unknown: Rosemary Hart

: Story Time: The Master of Ballantrae

by R. L. STEVENSON read by BRYDEN MURDOCH 5: Passages at New York
' I do not think you could be so bad a man,' said I, ' If you had not all the machinery to be a good one.' ' No, not all,' replied the Master. ' The malady of not wanting.'


Unknown: R. L. Stevenson
Read By: Bryden Murdoch
Produced By: Gordon Emslie

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: South-East

Tonight's evening paper of the air with reports from the region's news studios and Scotland Yard - Sportsdesk - Stop Press: introduced by DEREK PARKER


Introduced By: Derek Parker

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
The Seniority Rule: written and adapted by HARRY GREEN


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Adapted By: Harry Green

: The World of Books

Introduced by OLEG KERENSKY who reviews Ma Vic , an autobiography by the Russian dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar
JACKIE GILLOTT on L. P. Hart ley's new novel My Sister's Keeper
JOHN RETTIE reviews Papa Doc bv Bernard Diederich and Al Burt , the first full account of life in present-day Haiti
RICHARD BOSTON on The Incredible Mile by Harold Elvin - the story of a train journey across the Soviet Union
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK


Introduced By: Oleg Kerensky
Unknown: Ma Vic
Unknown: Serge Lifar
Unknown: Jackie Gillott
Unknown: L. P. Hart
Unknown: John Rettie
Unknown: Papa Doc
Unknown: Bernard Diederich
Unknown: Al Burt
Unknown: Harold Elvin
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: Symphony Concert

From the Royal Festival Hall Part 1
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute
8.10* Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor


Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Leader: Rodney Friend
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: * Interval: Trans-Siberia in the Express

To travel by one of the great trains of the world is to enter a new way of life in which the values and restraints of the ordinary earthbound mortal seem curiously far away.'


Unknown: Alex Lawrence

: * Concert: part 2

Bruckner Symphony No 2, in c minor (original version)
9.58 Weather

: Ten O'Clock The News

The background to the news and people in the news, followed by Listening Post introduced by GILES PLAYFAIR


Unknown: Giles Playfair

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

No Highway by NEVIL SHUTE read by STEPHEN THORNE (9)


Read By: Stephen Thorne

: Music at Night

Fantasia in c minor (K 475) Sonata in c minor (K 457) STEVEN SAVAGE (piano)

: Closedown

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