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: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

The world on Easter Monday morning: introduced by Michael Aspel
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 med wave only Travel news and (6.50 only) Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER ; Weather and prog news at 6.55 and 7.55
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.25 and 8.25; Today's , Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50


Introduced By: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Flush

by VIRGINIA WOOLF: abridged in ten parts by BECKY COCKING
Read by Betty Huntley-Wright Flush was a spaniel puppy. Elizabeth Barrett was his mistress. When Browning called, Flush was well placed to observe the growing romance. Producer JOHN CARDY


Read By: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Producer: John Cardy

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Benny Green , Barry Norman , Lance Percival , Esther Rant zen, Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Spiegl and other regulars. Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rant
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

1 I've kept garden snails in my cell all winter,' writes a Dart-moor prisoner, ' but they didn'hibernate - in fact, I've now got a dozen young ones.' Comments on this and other queries by the Wildlife team. Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

nem, p 34; Christ the Lord is risen again (BBC HB 101); Psalm 57; Luke 24, vv 1-11 (NEB); Good Christian men, rejoice and sing! (BBC HB 103)

: Morning Story

Pussy's in the Well by FRANK HEADLAND
Read by Robert Rietty
Ovideo, the cat with the absurdly long nose, was putting on weight ...


Read By: Robert Rietty

: News

: The Comic World of Galton and Simpson

The art of comedy writing on radio and television celebrates a quarter of a century of collaboration by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and featuring excerpts of the performance of their craft by TONY HANCOCK , HARRY H. CORBETT , WILFRID BRAMBELL, FRANKIE HOW-ERD and others. Producer ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON
11.50 Stereo Rubinstein plays Chopin: gramophone record


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

: News

: You and Yours

A special country-fresh edition presented by Jeanine McMullen Where have all the duck eggs gone?: a look at the shrinking world of ducks
The Ancient Art of Hurdle-making: BILL THOMSON describes his craft.
A backyard pig: a new way to economise?
An adoption society for foals?: MARK HARTLEY-BREWER Visits the National Foal Bank.


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen

: Desert Island Discs

Thor Hcyerdahl
12.55 medium icave only
Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Michael Cooke


Introduced By: Michael Cooke

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
Talk till Two on Theme Music: STEVE RACE discusses and illustrates the composer's approach with BERT CHAPPELL and ALEXANDER FARIS , composer of the new Woman's Hour signature tune.
2.0-2.2 News
Money Savers-1: HONOR WYATT makes Savoury Sicilian Oranges. Children's Books and Writers: ELISABETH BERESFORD and ELAINE moss on the recent book fair in Bologna.
Zoroastrianism: JOHN ARDAGH visits a thriving stronghold of this ancient religion in Iran. The Easter Egg Party by ELIZABETH BOWEN abridged by ANN REES JONES Read by ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY


Unknown: Bert Chappell
Unknown: Alexander Faris
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Unknown: John Ardagh
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Big Fat Rosie's Wash. day Adventure by MARY CALVERT


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit: an improbable farce by Noel Coward, adapted for radio by Norman Wright

with Dulcie Gray and Michael Denison

The play hilariously exploits the Eternal Triangle in a double sense - Charles Condomine lives in wedded bliss with his wife. Ruth, until his former wife, Elvira, returns to haunt them!


Written by: Noel Coward
Adapted by: Norman Wright
Producer: Norman Wright
Elvira: Dulcie Gray
Charles: Michael Denison
Ruth: Gudrun Ure
Madame Arcati: Sylvia Coleridge
Dr Bradman: Peter Pratt
Mrs Bradman: Joan Matheson
Edith, the maid: Olwen Griffiths

: Story Time

Watership Down by RICHARD ADAMS
Bigwig was close to utter nervous exhaustion. How much had Woundwort discovered? 11: The Thunder Breaks


Unknown: Richard Adams
Read By: John Rowe

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Michael Cooke with PM's reporting team
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Michael Cooke

: News

: Dad's Army: 12: Something Nasty in the Vault

based on the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Capt Mainwaring and Sgt Wilson fall upon an explosive situation when the bank is broken into.
Featuring John Laurie, Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee, John Barron, Frank Thornton with Elizabeth Morgan, John Snagge
(Rptd: Wednesday 12.27 pm)
Dad's Army is back on BBC1: Thursday at 8.0 pm


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Adapted for radio by: Harold Snoad
Adapted for radio by: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Fraser: John Laurie
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: John Barron
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Elizabeth Morgan
Announcer: John Snagge

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday. 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Johnny's Jaunt in the Mediterranean

Johnny Morris goes island-hopping, out of season, in the Mediterranean. 5: Yugoslavia

: A Century of Modern Theatre

Chains by ELIZABETH BAKER adapted for radio and produced by NORMAN WRIGHT
Elizabeth Baker is the first woman dramatist to appear in this series. Her play, originally performed at London's Court Theatre in 1909, tells in words and music of Charley Wilson 's yearning for a better life in Australia-and of the chains of love and poverty which prevent him.
(Rptd: next Sunday afternoon)


Unknown: Elizabeth Baker
Produced By: Norman Wright
Produced By: Elizabeth Baker
Unknown: Charley Wilson
Pianist: Winifred Davey
Lily Wilson: Susan Maudslay
Charley Wilson: Nigel Anthony
Tennant: John Samson
Mr Massey: Peter Pratt
Mrs Massey: Katherine Parr
Maggie Massey: Frances Jeater
Percy Massey: David Valla
Sybil Frost: Olwen Griffiths
Morton Leslie: Geoffrey Matthews
Fenwick: Peter Tuddenham
Walter Foster: Lewis Stringer

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science. Introduced tonight by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Harris in Wonderland by PHILIP REID


Unknown: Philip Reid
Read By: Brian Matthew

: The Mazarin Stone

by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE adapted for radio by MICHAEL HARDWICK with Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Dr Watson A crown jewel is missing and Holmes knows who has it - but must he risk being murdered to make the thief give it up?
Producer ROBIN MIDGLEY (1962)


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Michael Hardwick
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Producer: Robin Midgley
Billy: John Baddeley
Count Sylvius: Francis De Wolff
Sam Merton: Peter Pratt
Constable: James Thomason
Lord Cantlemere: Noël Iliff

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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