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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.


Producers: Leslie Cottington
Producers: Ken Pollock

: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF
Regional news and weather

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
7.52 VHf
Regional news and weather


Unknown: Edward Cole

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Spring Gardening
Frances Perry and Hoy Hay , two of the country's top gardening journalists, will be in the studio to answer your questions on planting and sowing, and all the latest information on the tools. equipment and products that help to make gardening easier. In the Chair Judith Chalmers Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am
(Mr Smith Propagates Plants: Wed BBC2 7.5 pm)


Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: Hoy Hay
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Mr Smith

: News

: On Location

Margaret Korving finds out about unusual places and people by way of books and writers.
2: In Bedfordshire, where she finds a forgotten aircraft hangar used in World War II by Special Operations men; sees the farmland settings for the book and TV series Wings about the RFC of World War I; motors up the Hill Difficulty to find Bunyan's House Beautiful: romances with BARBARA CART-LAND: and talks to a Toulouse Goose.


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Reader: Roy Spencer
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; To Christ, the Prince of peace (BBC HB 94); Psalm 98; Matthew 26, vv 57-68 (Av); My sons is love unknown(BBChb84)

: Words from the Cross

A series of talks for Holy Week by THE REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS 2: Love's Forgiveness


Unknown: Austen Williams

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Something's Burning A comedy for radio by JOAN O'CONNOR
A successful writer moves to a remote cottage in Dorset to concentrate on writing her latest book. A stray cat enters her life and she happily chats away to him as she tries to get her imagination going. But then one day the cat starts talking back to her....


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Hermione: Jill Balcon
the cat: John Rye
Lucy: Betty Hardy
Willie: Manning Wilson
Michael: Harold Kasket

: Profile

(Shortened version of Monday's broadcast at 10.30)

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Brrckon


Unknown: Bill Brrckon

: Desert Island Discs

George MacDonald Fraser
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF (exc London and SE)
Regional news and weather


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The First Day of Spring.... and The Barrow Poets' thoughts turn to love and lust, with their own blend of poetry, humour, music and song.
2.1-2.2 News
At a Cinema near You aided by his eight-year-old son Toby, WILLIE RUSHTON looks at Sims on release this Easter which children might like to take their parents to see.
Touchstones: phrases and sayings that ease life's little irritations-2: MARGHANITA LASKI. ' Just Treat Us Like Ordinary People ': ANNE MACNAMARA reports on the problem of people learning to live with blindness. One Child's War by VICTORIA MASSEY abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN in five parts
Read by JUNE BARRY (5)
'Music: Auber's 'Marco Spada ')
One Child's War: £3.30 from bookshops


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Marghanita Laski.
Unknown: Anne MacNamara
Unknown: Victoria Massey
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: June Barry
Unknown: Marco Spada

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Hiccupping Clock by ROSEMARY MARSHALL


Unknown: Rosemary Marshall

: News

: The Woodlanders: Part 6

by Thomas Hardy
Dramatised for radio in six parts by Desmond Hawkins
Mr Melbury 's return to Little Hintock with news that Grace had no hope of a divorce - not at least until after some years of desertion - seemed to fill the woodlands with a stagnant despair. Giles, who had seen a chance of happiness snatched away, withdrew into a hermit-like solitude ...
BBC Bristol
(Starting next Sunday: Hermsprong by Robert Bage )


Author: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by: Desmond Hawkins
Directed by: Brian Miller
Giles Winterborne: Martin Jarvis
Grace: Lesley Dunlop
Melbury: Robert Brown
Fitzpiers: John Linstrum
Marty South: Selina Cadell
Mrs Melbury: Joan Matheson
Creedle: Douglas Leach
Upjohn: Rex Holdsworth
Suke: Deborah Jane Sharpe
Cawtree: Stephen Sylvester
Old Tangs: Hubert Tucker
Tangs/Woodman: Geoffrey Hutchings

: News

: Story Time

The Buffalo Soldiers (7)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Wldlake


Presented By: Brian Wldlake

: Serendipity

Musical Journeys in Africa
In the second of five programmes Jean Jenkins introduces some of the music she has recorded in Africa and describes various adventures she had en route.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Introduces: Jean Jenkins

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud
Peter Jones and June Whitfield endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Browell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: Time for Verse

Compiled by PATRIC BICKSON Introduced by Henry Knowles ReadersELIZABETE BELL and SEAN BARRETT
Including The Scholar Gypsy by MATTHEW ARNOLD


Unknown: Patric Bickson
Introduced By: Henry Knowles
Readers: Elizabete Bell
Readers: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Producer: Christopher Venning

: Masterconcert

as Radio 3 followed by an interlude

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Not Now, I'm Listening Again

(Shortened rersion of Sunday's broadcast at 12.15)

: A Book at Bedtime

Esther Waters (7)

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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