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: Prayer for the Day

6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
There is a green hill far away

: Today The News

The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.58-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
There is a green hill far away


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News

and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra) VHF East Anglia: see col 5

: The News

: My Kind of Music

Ian Wallace plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure,


Unknown: Ian Wallace

: The Mystery of Holy Week

A talk for Good Friday by DR PATRICK NUTTGENS


Unknown: Dr Patrick Nuttgens

: Litany and Ante-Communion

from The Temple Church, London
Conducted by the Reader of the Temple
THE REV W. D. KENNEDY-BELL Litany (Taliis, fitie-part)
Epistle: Hebrews 10, vv 1-25
Gospel: St John 19, vv 2-37 Creed (Darke in F)
Hymns (EH): Drop, drop, slow tears (98); 0 sacred head sore wounded 1102)
Organist and choirmaster GEORGE THALBEN-BALL , CBE


Unknown: St John
Choirmaster: George Thalben-Ball

: Music Hour

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily-remembered music played by the LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by ØIVIND BERGH


Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Leader: Reginald Leopold

: A Touch of Magic

by GEOFFREY MORGAN adapted as a serial reading in five parts by the author
Read by RICHARD HURNDALL 5: Disillusion
Things were changing at Valley End and all because of Arnold Massiter. Changing in a way that Joe didn'like. But Mrs Massiter reassured him, and with the prospect of her husband leaving on a business trip to the Bahamas in August and Aunt Ethel coming to talk over Joe's future, his hopes began to rise again. But for how long?
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD
12.0 Announcements


Unknown: Geoffrey Morgan
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Arnold Massiter.
Unknown: Mrs Massiter
Unknown: Aunt Ethel
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
Making a Splash: more and more people, literally all ages, are getting in the swim by learning how. NIGEL MURPHY takes an exploratory dive
The Bed and Breakfast Business: PEGGY ARCHER meets some landladies to find some of the whys and wherefores
And other topical items too. South West VHF; see col 5


Unknown: John Edmunds
Unknown: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Peggy Archer

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair 1
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics introduced by William Hardcasllc


Duced By: William Hardcasllc

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Woppy's Easter Eggs by KATHLEEN WHITE


Unknown: Kathleen White

: The Last Hour A Meditation for Good Friday

from the Leeds Studio given by CANON JOHN TINSLEY Professor of Theology in the Universitv of Leeds with music sung by THE ABBEY SINGERS conductor ANDREW SEIVEWRIGHT


Unknown: Canon John Tinsley
Conductor: Andrew Seivewright

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: A Good Service

by LYDIA RAGOSIN with Nigel Stock , John Bentley
Denys Hawthorne , Madi Hedd ' You came back when we needed you, and you've just done at least one member of . the Cherington family a good service ... we're going to look after you now.'
Produced by DAVID DAVIS
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: Lydia Ragosin
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Madi Hedd
Produced By: David Davis
Mark Cherington: Denys Hawthorne
Edward Darter: Nigel Stock
Simon Cherington: John Bentley
Charlotte Cherington, his sister: Madi Hedd
Postmistress: Beth Boyd
Mrs Maisey: Noël Hood

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Produced by ROY HAYWARD


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Story Time: The Sand, the Wind, and the Sierras

(Days in Patagonia) by MOLLIE ROBERTSON arranged for radio in five parts by HOWARD JONES Read by HILDA SCHRODER
A childhood autobiography of seven years on two remote sheep stations in the foothills of the Andes, just after the First World War.
3: The horse-breaking at Huanuluan


Unknown: Mollie Robertson
Unknown: Howard Jones
Read By: Hilda Schroder
Produced By: Margaret Etall

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news. weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: Brain of Britain 1971

A nation-wide general knowledge contest
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 12: Wales (iii
MRS HILDA DAVIES (Glamorgan) farmer's wife
MRS COLLEEN FLEISCHMANN (Monmouthshire) science teacher
FREDERICK NICHOLLS (Pembrokeshire) schoolmaster
ROGER TOMLIN (Monmouthshire) ancient historian
Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Devised and written by JOHN p. WYNN. Produced by JOHN FAWCETT WILSON


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Hilda Davies
Unknown: Mrs Colleen Fleischmann
Unknown: Frederick Nicholls
Unknown: Roger Tomlin
Written By: John P. Wynn.
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views With MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

A selection of items from the many broadcasts oh BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by SIR EDWIN LEATHER
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Cheyles More Community Centre, Coventry
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any AnswersT should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Sir Edwin Leather
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: The Church Militant - or Redundant?

The recent decision to close down a number of Anglican theological colleges has highlighted the continuing decrease in the number of men being ordained in the Church of England. This is but one of the symptoms of an apparently general decline in the strength and authority of the Church in what is coming to be known as the post-Christian era.
On this Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian year, Alan Gibson examines the current situation in the Church of England and the implications for its future in the light of a variety of views held by some of its bishops, clergy and laity.
Produced by RICHARD MADDOCK (frnm Birmingham)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Alan Gibson
Produced By: Richard Maddock

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Mind and Heart of Love

Reflections in speech and music for the evening of Good Friday introduced by FRED BROWN


Introduced By: Fred Brown

: A Book at Bedtime

Towards the End of the Morning by MICHAEL FRAYN


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead

(Shortened version of Monday's broadcast)

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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