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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar SamaJliiye. for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.15 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV MICHAEL WALKER reflects on the Easter Message as told by St Matthew : Matthew 28, vv 1-10
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Michael Walker
Told By: St Matthew

: News

preceded by an Easter hymn

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Sixteen years ago there were those who dared to hope that the unity of the British churches might come about by today, Easter Day 1980.
Michael Cooke presents a special feature on what went wrong.
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Cooke
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Week's Good Cause

DR BILL Gould appeals on behalf of The Conference for World Mission which shares in the work of the United Mission Hospital, Tansen, West Nepal. Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Dr Bill Gould

: News

preceded by an Easter hymn

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Coolie


Unknown: Alistair Coolie

: Morning Service

On Easter Day
Choral Mattins from the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Norwich
Officiant THE REV
Preacher THE VERY REV DAVID EDWARDS , Dean of Norwich
Introit: Love is come again (traditional French) Responses (William Smith ) Jubilate (Britten in c); Te Deum (Statham in c); Anthem: Haec dies (William Byrd)
Hvmns (A and M Rev): The day of resurrection! (132); Love's redeeming work is done (141)
Lessons: Ezekiel 37. vv 1-14 (AV); Luke 24, vv 13-35 (AV)


Unknown: Canon Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: William Smith
Unknown: Te Deum
Organist: Michael Nicholas
Organist: Malcolm Archer

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Unknown: Wili.Iam Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Sandra Clark with words and music for Easter and highlights from the weekday programme.


Unknown: Sandra Clark

: It Makes Me Laugh

Second of 13 programmes This week Benny Green invites you to share his enjoyment in recalling the words, music and people that have tickled his sense of humour. Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Benny Green
Producer: John Knight

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper takes the lid off food - good and bad, fun and fast - and the industry behind it.
HELP! page 22
12-55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Feedback

Your responses and reactions to programmes on radio and television.
Presented by Tom Vernon ProducerJENNY DE YONG
Comments to: Feedback, BBC. Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
1.55 long wave
Shipping forecast
1.55 VHF
Programme news


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Avon where members of the Bath and District Horticultural Society put their questions to: FRED LOADS
(Repeated: Wed 10.5 am) (Go Down the Garden Path with Geoffrey Smith : Tuesday 9.15 pm)


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Afternoon Theatre

John Hallam in The Famous Voyage by FRANCIS DILLON with Elizabeth Bell Andrew Sachs Brian Carroll Philip Fox and Graham Faulkner
' Valiant, just. wise, milde, honest, godly Drake.'
' The arrantest knave, the vilest villain, the falsest thief and the cruellest murderer that ever was born.' Drake's epic voyage round the world lasted three years and confirmed him as the greatest of England's national heroes.
Yet after 400 years the enigma of his character
, remains.


Unknown: John Hallam
Unknown: Francis Dillon
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Brian Carroll
Unknown: Philip Fox
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Directed By: Margaret Etall

: News

: Round Britain Quiz

(Details: Tues 10.30 pm)

: The Living World

with Peter France
A magazine edition which catches up on the events and ideas that are changing our understanding of actions - and interactions - of living things.
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am)


Unknown: Peter France

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.


Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: Down Your Way

The ancient city of St Albans in Hertfordshire, with its Roman remains and its Abbey Cathedral, whose most recent Bishop is the new Archbishop of Canterbury, is Brian Johnston's Down Your Way choice for this Easter weekend.
Producer Sarah Pitt
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm)
5.51 long wave
Shipping forecast
5.50 VHF
Programme news
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenter: Brian Johnston

: News

: Who's Afraid of the Bomb?

Twenty years ago the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was at its height. The Aldermaston crowds massing in Trafalgar Square were the largest since VE Day. That autumn the Labour Party Annual Conference voted for unilateral disarmament.
Today Jonathan Dimblcby asks Who's Afraid of the Bomb? A BBC opinion poll confirms that many of us are ' worried ' or ' very worried ', yet few of us are doing anything about it - either by campaigning or even by seeking more information. Why?


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblcby
Producers: Hugh Purcell
Producers: John Smithson

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read. borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.
(Repeated: Tues 4.10 pm)


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Brian Cook

: Remember He Remembered

How far back can living memory go? How many generations do reach the beginning of the 19th century?
' I don't think he would realise politically what had happened in Moscow, why they were retreating ... he remembers soldiers hammering on the door ...'
'He was chased by Queen Caroline's mob.... he was dressed for the Coronation, and she was not allowed in ...' 'A A man who was well over 90 came to show us over ... his father had been the jailer ... '
' ... you paid twopence to go in to see the lunatics on a Sunday.'
Joan Yorke presents some more recently recorded memories about life in Britain and on the Continent long ago. Producer


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Barbara Crowther

: In Praise of God

for Easter
A sequence of words and music devised and introduced by Peter Firth Readers Jill Balcon and Gary Watson with the ST MARGARET 'S


Duced By: Peter Firth
Duced By: Readers Jill Balcon
Duced By: Gary Watson
Unknown: St Margaret
Directed By: Richard Hickox
Organist: Ian Watson
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: Compton Mackenzie

A talk from the BBC Sound Archives on the enjoyment of life.
(first broadcast in 1947 on the Home Service)

: News

: Women in Love

by D. H. LAWRENCE freely adapted in six episodes by ROY SPENCER starring Sarah Badel Clive Francis
Peter McEnery and Penelope Wilton 6: Continental
(Fulldetails: Tues 3.15 pm)


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Clive Francis
Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Penelope Wilton

: Weather

: News

: A Glimpse of Heaven

The Orthodox family of churches claims direct descent from the church of the Apostles, as the One True Church. Best known for its Greek and Russian branches it is now growing in Britain, too. with almost a quarter of a million members here. Who are these ' holy, remote and changeless congregations ' ? Among their members and admirers heard in this report are Metropolitan Anthony. Archbishop
Methodios. the composer John Tavener and the new Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Robert Runcie.
Compiled and presented by Gerald Priestland Producer CHRIS REES


Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: Robert Runcie.
Presented By: Gerald Priestland
Producer: Chris Rees

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: Stop the Week Again

with Robert Robinson
followed by an interlude


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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