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: News

: Farming Today

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Jefferson
English Regions; see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news; weather

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Jefferson
7.52 VHFRegionalnews; weather

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: News

: Today

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

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: These You Have Loved

(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast at 7.30)

: News

: Words from the Cross

A series of talks for Holy Week by THE REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS 4: Love's Freedom

Contributors

Unknown: Austen Williams

: The Royal Maundy

HM The Queen distributes Maundy gifts to 52 men and 52 women, the number of years of her age, at the Service in Carlisle Cathedral. Order of Service:
Hymn: Praise my loul, the King of Heaven
Prayers and Responses
Psalm 138 (W. G. Alcock ): I will give thanks unto Thee, 0 Lord with my whole heart
Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercies' sake (anon, 16th century)
Lesson: John 13, vv 1-14 Read by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh During the first Distribution the choir sings:
Wash me throughly (S. S. Wesley)
Many waters cannot quench love (John Ireland)
Lesson: Matthew 25. w 31-45
During the second Distribution the choir sings:
Let justice and judgment (Handel)
Zadok the priest (Handel) Prayers
Hymn: Praise to the holiest in the height
National Anthem The Blessing
Commentators AUDREY RUSSELI and PETER JONES

Contributors

Unknown: G. Alcock
Commentators: Audrey Russeli
Commentators: Peter Jones

: News

: You and Yours

Including today the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenters
Nancy Wise and Bill Breckoa

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Breckoa

: Just a Minute

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Brian Widlake

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by =Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.1-2.2 News
Touchstones: phrases and sayings that ease life's little irritations - 4: JOYCE GRENFELL Starting from Scratch: FRANCES PERRY advises BRIAN HELLENS AND KAY HELLENS on how to plan an easy-to-maintain garden from their plot on a new housing estate.
Short stories by URSULA LE GUIN Read by STEPHEN MURRAY
2: The Word of Unbinding

Contributors

Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: Brian Hellens
Unknown: Kay Hellens
Stories By: Ursula Le Guin
Read By: Stephen Murray

: Listen with Mother

Story: Pottle Pig's Easter Egg byNANCY NORTHCOTE
Presenters JEAN ROGERS and GARY TAYLOR
Written by JEAN ROGERS
Producer JENYTH WORSLET

Contributors

Unknown: Nancy Northcote
Presenters: Jean Rogers
Presenters: Gary Taylor
Written By: Jean Rogers
Producer: Jenyth Worslet

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Freebooter by GREGORY LYONS
Amidst the dunes of a desert planet, an alien race is dying. They can only pray to the gods for help. When a crippled spacefreighter lands, men, all unknowing, become gods.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: Gregory Lyons
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Luke: Peter Marinker
Alison: Mary Elliott Nelson
Sven: Steve Hodson
ike: Roy Spencer
Weevel: Henry Davies
Alpha DeLta: Kenneth Shanley
Lothan: Carleton Hobbs
Ria: Brenda Kaye
Keital: David Alder
Narrator: Harold Kasket

: Jack de Manio Precisely

Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
4.1-4.5 News

Contributors

Producer: Susan Snailum

: Story Time

The Buffalo Soldiers (9)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Fritz Spiegl and his A-Z of Musical Curios
X is not only for xylophone Producer ANDREW MUSSETT
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather

Contributors

Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Brain of Britain 1978

Chairman Robert Robinson 4: Home Counties (2)
CAPTAIN MIKE GOSTICK (Kent), Royal Engineers; ADELE BROWN -STEIN (Essex), teacher; ARTHUR douch (Kent), schoolmaster; FRANK SULLINGS, (Middlesex), aeronautical engineer
Including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , Who, with IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer MARTIN FISHER

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Captain Mike Gostick
Unknown: Adele Brown
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: The Archers

Written by Brian HAYLES
(Repeated: Good Friday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Arch ,: Norman Painting
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Gordon Armstrong: Tom Coyne
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Jackie Smith: Maggie McCarthy

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook Editor DENNIS LOWER

Contributors

Presented By: Roger Cook
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Shipwreck

Five features for radio, written by LEO KNOWLES and narrated by Duncan Carse
5: The Ship that Wrecked a City based on The Town that Died by MICHAEL J .BIRD
In 1917 the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia was a tightly-knit town of 50.000 people, grouped around a narrow channel. On 6 December the ammunition ship Mont Blanc, carrying 5,000 tons of high explosives, steamed up that channel. Coming the other way, on the same side, was another ship, the Imo. The conditions were perfect for the worst disaster in naval history.
Technical supervision by DAVID FLEMMING-WILLIAMS assisted by MARGARET RICHMOND and JOHN CLARK
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester

Contributors

Written By: Leo Knowles
Unknown: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Michael J .Bird
Unknown: David Flemming-Williams
Assisted By: Margaret Richmond
Unknown: John Clark
Producer: Robert Cooper
Captain Le Medec: Ronald Rerdman
French Government Agent: Ronald Harvi
Francis Mackey: Geoffrey Wheeler
Captain From ,: Peter Wheeler
A J Goldberg: Graham Roberts
Lilian Atkins: Lesley Nicol
Duncan Grey: Russell Dixon
Justice rysdale: Herbert Smith

: John Ebdon

: Nation to Nation

Rhodesia - Will the Internal Settlement Work?
' The kind of settlement we are agreed upon has the merit to dissuade whoever was fighting for the liberation of this country to lay down their arms.' (BISHOP ABEL MUZOREWA ) ' The agreement is completely bogus and leaves both political and military power in the hands of the settler minoritv.'
(PATRIOTIC FRONT STATEMENT)
John Tusa chairs an international discussion.
Producer HARRY SCHNEIDER

Contributors

Unknown: Abel Muzorewa
Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Harry Schneider

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Schmidt Producer JOHN BOUNDY

Contributors

Presenter: Michael Schmidt
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Book at Bedtime

Esther Waters (9)

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude








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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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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