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: News Briefing

: Eigar

Contrasts; Rosemary; Sevilliana: NORTHERN SINFONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER : records
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Conducted By: Neville Marriner

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with MIKE WOOLDRIDGK including at
6 45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS preceded by There is a qreenhilliaraway
7.30, 8.30 News headlines I 7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Mike Wooldridgk
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.5S Continental Travel Information

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Donald Pleasence , the actor, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY plomley, who devised the programme.
(Donald Pleasence is in ' Reflections ' at the Theatre Royal, Hay-market, London)


Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Donald Pleasence

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to KEN FORD about the week in his and your garden. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester
Book, Down the Garden Path, 13.50, from bookshops


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Litany and Ante-Communion

from the Temple Church, London. Conducted by the Reader of the Temple, THE REV PREBENDARY W. D. KENNEDY-BELL
Litany (Tallis, five-part)
Epistle: Hebrews 10, vv 1-25
Gospel: St John It, T» 2-37
Creed (Darke in r)
Hymns: So rest my rest: 0 sacred head, sore wounded (EH 102)
Organist and choirmaster GEORGE THALBEN-BALL


Choirmaster: George Thalben-Ball

: Canterbury Pilgrimage

5: The Way of Suffering
(Final programme: tomorrow at 10.45 am)

: News

: Bird of the Week

The yeilowhammer is a startlingly bright yellow bird which sits on a bush calling a-little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese '.
Jim Flegg turns to this open country bunting and its mysterious cousin-the corn bunting. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlakc


Presenter: Brian Widlakc

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: The Last Hour

' " It is finished was his cry. " It is completed - it has come to its fulfilment ". The last hour is not the last hour in Jesus' life: it is the final hour in the making of creation."
A meditation in words and music on the death of Jesus, led by THE REV JOHN MATTHEWS Readers Adrian Egan and Eve Karpf
Producer crispian hollis


Readers: John Matthews
Readers: Adrian Egan

: News

: Listen with Mother

Festival of Nursery Rhymes alison mcmorland and MICHAEL deacon take a holiday dip into the great Listen with Mother Book of Nursery Rhymes.
Written and produced by DAVID BELL


Unknown: Michael Deacon
Produced By: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre

Closed Circuit A comedy by VALERIE GEORGESON
What does a wife do when she wants to acquire the extra little luxuries of life which her husband's salary fails to provide? She turns to her friends and uses them as a source of income!
Directed by kay PATRICK BBC Manchester


Comedy By: Valerie Georgeson
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Michael: Brian Southwood
Sandra: Diana Bishop
Wyn: Rosalie Williams
George: Stephen Hancock
Janie/Mrs Shandy: Sally Gibson
Lesley nina: Hollow Ay
Miss Greaves: Paula Tilbrook
Ellen/Mrs Jones: Kate Lee
Mrs MacGill: Shirley Dixon

: It's Either Oxford or Cambridge

John Snagge
A radio portrait compiled and presented by John Lane. Producer
(John Snagge commentates on his 50th Boat Race tomorrow on R2)


Unknown: Barbara Crowther
Unknown: John Snagge

: Preview

: Short Story

The Sticking Point by IAN STUART Read by Christopher Godwin
Producer diana STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ian Stuart
Read By: Christopher Godwin
Producer: Diana Stenson

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: Going Places

Richard Hudson - Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.
Including Continental Travel Information
Producer DEBORAH Christie Editor ROGER macdonald


Unknown: Richard Hudson
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

'Repeated: Easter Monday at 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON (Repeated: Sat 11.0 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

Esther Rantzen
The Rt lion Roy Hatters ley, MP
Lord George-Brown Geoffrey Johnson Smith,
MP tackle the issues raised by the audience from Bognor Regis. Sussex
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
IRepeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday 4.15 to: Any Ansmerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Roy Hatters
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke litptd: Easter Day9. 15am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

The Island of Glass
Michael Oliver journeys to Glastonbury and its famous Abbey. Amazingly rich in history and legend, St Dunstan. St Patrick, King Arthur, the Grail and Chalice Well arc only part of Glastonbury's story. According to medieval traditions. Joseph of Arimathea not only brought vessels containing the blood and sweat of Christ, but also part of the crown of thorns and the cup of the Last Supper to Glastonbury. Here on the Druidic Isle of Avalon, or ' Ynyswitryn ' - the Glass Island - he built the first primitive church of wood and wattle, the Vetusta Ecclesia - the Great Church.
Producer JOHN poweu.


Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis, David Tate, Sheila Steafel, David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
Producer Jimmy Mulville (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Written By: Andy Wilson
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Brian Bethell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling (10)

: Easter Vigil

( Broadcast Wed 7.45 pm)

: Epilogue

At Cross Purposes
A meditation for Good Friday led by THE REV ERNEST REA
BBC Northern Ireland

: News

Weather report, forecast followed by an interlude

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