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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

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth this Good Friday introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
There is a green hill far away
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West)


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron

: News

: My Kind of Music

Richard Attenborough plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure


Unknown: Richard Attenborough

: David Franklin

spending part of the holiday in the BBC Sound Archives, considers Easter customs and Easter music.

: Holy Week Talk

Birth and death and life again by ELIZABETH GOUDGE , novelist


Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge

: Litany and Ante-Communion

from The Temple Church, London: conducted by the Reader of the Temple, THE REV W. D. KENNEDY-BELL
Litany (Tallis, five-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 (102)
Organist and choirmaster GEORGE THALBEN-BALL , CBE


Unknown: St John
Choirmaster: George Thalben-Ball

: All Kinds of Music

JOHN BOULTER with some favourite songs accompanied by WILFRID PARRY Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER


Unknown: John Boulter
Accompanied By: Wilfrid Parry
Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: Four Morning Plays

4: Prospero's Farewell by H. F. RUBINSTEIN with Robert Lang as William Shakespeare
The action takes place in the Mermaid Tavern in London in the autumn of 1610. Producer CHARLES LEFEAUX


Unknown: H. F. Rubinstein
Unknown: Robert Lang
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Mistress Johnson: Eva Stuart
Susanna Hall: Kate Binchy
Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton: William Eedle
Elizabeth, Countess of South ampton: Jane Knowles
A Strange Lady: Sheila Grant

: You and Yours

A special Good Friday edition presented by Joan Yorke including a look at
Country Cottages - homes or holiday residences? PEGGY ARCHER Amateur Treasure Hunting-fun or disaster? BRYON QUIGLEY and other topical items too


Presented By: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Bryon Quigley

: Twenty Questions

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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: The New Road by VERA RUSHBROOKE
Scripts and production by JENYTH WORSLEY


Presenter: Jean Rogers
Production By: Jenyth Worsley

: The Last Hour

A Good Friday meditation in words and music: conducted by FR GERARD MEATH , OP with the BARLOW SINGERS


Conducted By: Fr Gerard Meath
Singers: Barlow Singers
Director: Michael Callaghan

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
The Admirable Bashville or Constancy Unrewarded by BERNARD SHAW with Margaret Wolfit , Lewis Flander and Nigel Anthony
The author relates, in Elizabethan blank verse, the passionate love story of a handsome young prizefighter and a beautiful heiress.


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Margaret Wolfit
Unknown: Lewis Flander
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Producer: Archie Campbell
Lydia Carew: Margaret Wolfit
Cashel Byron: Lewis Fiander
Bob Mellish, his trainer: Malcolm Hayes
Lucian Webber: Kenneth Fortescue
Cetewayo, a Zulu chief: Peter Pratt
Lord Worthington: Lockwood West
Bashville, footman: Nigel Anthony
William Paradise: Haydn Jones
Policeman: Frederick Treves
Adelaide Gisborne: Fabia Drake
Narrator: Godfrey Kenton

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Cue for Treason
Read by GORDON GARDNER 5: Then who is Loyal?


Read By: Gordon Gardner

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team including STEVE RACE'S Radio Times
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Brain of Britain 1972

Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 8: North of England (ii)
KEITH INGHAM (Lancashire) twine manufacturer
STEPHEN PAYNE (Yorkshire) computer programmer
GRAHAM BLAKEY (Manchester) civil servant
STANLEY TODD (Co Durham) local government officer
Including ' Beat the Brains' Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Keith Ingham
Unknown: Stephen Payne
Unknown: Graham Blakey
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE'S selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
(Repeated: Saturday, 4.30 pm)


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

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Baroness Stocks, Lord Robens Kenneth Allsop
Dickie Henderson
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Liss, Hampshire
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm)


Unknown: Lord Robens Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Dickie Henderson
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: The Countryside in Spring

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie
From the Northamptonshire woodlands and the Yorkshire Dales, the Welsh border country and Oxfordshire, part of the patchwork of spring in the British countryside with ERIC SIMMS , KENNETH WILLIAMSON , DON MOSEY, PAUL HUMPHREYS and MOLLIE HARRIS.
(Repeated: 14 April, 9.5 am)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Kenneth Williamson
Unknown: Paul Humphreys
Introduced By: C.Gordon Glover
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Prayer and the Passion

Thoughts for Good Friday from the prayers of MICHEL QUOIST Read by PETER MARINKER and PETER FIRTH


Read By: Peter Marinker
Read By: Peter Firth
Guitar: Michael Watson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Liberty Man


Read By: Elizabeth Morgan

: The Commuters' Tales

The Tale of the Non-Talker Wrftten and told by Alan Melville to MANNING WILSON and BRIAN HEWLETT
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm)


Unknown: Non-Talker Wrftten
Told By: Alan Melville
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Brian Hewlett
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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