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27 Farming Today
<45 Prayer for the Day
..50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West)
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: News

: Migraine

A second chance to hear how simple relaxation exercises can help to relieve the pain. Introduced by ':AUL VAUGHAN Producer MICHAEL TOTTON


Producer: Michael Totton

: Holy Week Talk

The purpose for which He had come: by TIM DARTON , publisher


Unknown: Tim Darton

: Daily Service

NEM p 64; We sing the praise (BBC hb 95); Canticle 4; Mark 14, vv 53-72 (AV); 0 sacred head (BBC HB 86)

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by MARTIN muncasteb


Conducted By: Michael Moores
Conducted By: William Davies

: Four Morning Plays

2. Apples and Tea by ALlCK ROWE with Ronald Forfar as Narrator I think I learned more from apples and tea than ever I did from Latin.' A man remembers his childhood and especially an old farmer called Sowter for whom he wrote letters and was rewarded with apples: ' You shall have happles my boy.'


Unknown: Allck Rowe
Unknown: Ronald Forfar
Producer: Richard Wortley
Gran: Betty Baskcomb
Sowter: John Ruddock
Boy: Brian Hewlett
Harry: Edward Kelsey
Miss Bolton: Shirley Dixon

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Home and Family
Spring Cleaning - why bother? GEORGE LUCE looks at some of the modern ways for avoiding it.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Joan Yorke

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Clement Freud , Peter Jones
Andrle Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Andrle Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Andrew and the Glider by JANET RAE


Unknown: Janet Rae

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

International Orchestras include music by Thomas and Rossini - Britten
KATHLEEN JONES (piano) plays
Mozart, Schubert and Granados

: The Herries Chronicle

by HUGH WALPOLE Book 4: Vanessa
Adapted for radio in three episodes by CONSTANCE cox 3: The Parting
Special effects prepared by DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS
Theme music by PAUL FERRIS Producer TREVOR HILL
(from the North of England)


Music By: Paul Ferris
Producer: Trevor Hill
Jane Bellairs: Marah Stohl
Cynthia Worcester: Madeleine Vacher
Vanessa: Rosalind Shanks
Horace Ormerod: Anthony Benson
Rose Ormerod: Sheila Allen
Benjie Herries: John Bennett
Sally Herries: Angela Pleasence
Sir Ellis Herries: John Linstrum
Nurse Milligan: Mary Kilduff
Tom Herries: Brian Trueman
Arnold Young: Chris Godwin
Raymond Herriot: Julian Fox
John Holly: David Mahlowe
George Endicott: John Baldwin

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits St Albans , Hertfordshire. Members of the St Albans Horticultural Society put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL Introduced and produced by KENNETH FORD


Unknown: St Albans
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

Cue for Treason
Read by GORDON GARDNER 2: Rivals on the Road


Read By: Gordon Gardner

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Fair Deal

A panel game for four hands Leader of the pack and chairman is David Nixon who deals to June
Whitfield Patrick Moore. William Rushton Devised and shuffled by IAN MESSITER. Produced and CUt by RICHARD WILLCOX


Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Whitfield Patrick Moore.
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Unknown: Richard Willcox

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Prieslland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: It's Your Line [number removed]

Ring George Scott in Holy Week to put your question on the Church in contemporary society to
The Bishop of Norwich, THE RT REV MAURICE WOOD
[number removed](16 lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm onward as well as while the programme is on the air.


Unknown: George Scott
Unknown: Maurice Wood
Producer: Bernard Tate

: Lord George-Brown

goes to the Archive Auction
An imaginary sale of the BBC's Sound Archives attracts him to browse through the catalogue and choose the recordings he would most like to own. Producer HELEN FRY

: Tutankhamun

The Trail and the Treasure with Freddie Jones as Howard Carter Ralph Truman as Lord Carnarvon Anthony Jacobs as Narrator
3,400 years maybe have passed and gone since human feet last trod the floor on which you stand, and yet, as you note the recent signs of life around you - the half-filled bowl of mortar from the door, the blackened lamp, the fingermark on the freshly painted surface, the farewell garland dropped upon the threshold - you feel it might have been but yesterday. Fifty years ago the tomb of a minor Egyptian king was opened and when its contents were examined the news caused a world sensation.
The rewards of that long and intricate trail were the culmination of one of the most exciting stories in the history of archaeology.
Written by PATRICIA CONNOR Others taking part
(Visit ' the most exciting exhibition of the century': BBC2 tonight at 8.0. How King Tut came to the Odeon: pages 8-9)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Howard Carter
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Unknown: Lord Carnarvon Anthony Jacobs
Written By: Patricia Connor
Unknown: Henry Stamper
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: The Festival of the Passover

The Chief Rabbi, Dr Immanuel Jakobovits , looks at the forthcoming religious celebration of Passover and examines its meaning for men today in an age of science and technology.


Unknown: Dr Immanuel Jakobovits

: A Book at Bedtime

The Liberty Man
Read by Elizabeth MORGAN (2)


Read By: Elizabeth Morgan

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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