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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

t.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
1.45. Prayer for the Day With HEATHER HARRISON
7.0, 8.6 Today's News
Read by pauline bushnell
73».8.3* News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Tlmpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Heather Harrison
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Spring Gardening The days are lengthening and even the laziest gardener can't escape the knowledge that, whatever the weather, spring is here. What are the jobs you should be doing now? What should be going into the vegetable patch? How can you improve the look of the lawn after the ravages of winter? Is it too late to prune the roses? Two gardening experts, Ann Sonar and Peter Robinson , are in the studio to field your questions. Jill Burridge is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
(Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Ann Sonar
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; New every morning is the love (BBC HB 408); Psalm 148;
Matthew 23, v 37 to 24, v 14 (AV); 0 food of men wayfaring (BBC HB 209): long wave only

: Morning Story

The Diaries of Edith Douglass
The first of two extracts from the diary of Dougie ' who was housekeeper at the Old
Vie in 1911, and continued in that position throughout Lilian Baylis 's period of management.
Read by Prunella Scales Producer UN COTTERELL (Part 2: Wed 10.45 am)


Unknown: Edith Douglass
Unknown: Lilian Baylis
Read By: Prunella Scales

: News

long wave only

: Double Act

Taurus by SAM SMITH Mike thinks that horoscopes are nonsense until he meets Sandra, whose life seems to be ruled by the stars.
BBC Manchester
Why? by ROBERT DAVIS A new slant on the eternal triangle. A comedy where the wife, husband and mistress all ask ' why? '.
Directed by Richard WORTLEY : long wave only


Unknown: Sam Smith
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Unknown: Robert Davis
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Mike: Christopher Godwin
Sandra: Kate Lee
Malcolm: Stephen Boxer
Penny: Jane Knowlits
Mike: Christopher Scott
Julie: Sandra Clark

: Wildlife

' Do bread and milk give hedgehogs tummy-ache?' Pat Morris, Tony Soper and Jim Flegg ponder over this and other Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jone * Producer ANNE BLAIR GOUI ,ID BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Jim Flegg
Presented By: Derek Jone
Producer: Anne Blair Goui

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breekon


Presenter: Bill Breekon

: Down Your Way

12.55 Weather; programme newt

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Kay Alexander
In the Mind's EueT : Mind Set determines how we see ourselves, others and the world we live in. MARK BROWN looks at ways we can set and unset our minds for the better, 2: In My Opinion .. Reading Your Letters. Birth and Death: leela CRESWELL finds out how mothers are being helped to come to terms with the loss of their babies at, or soon after, birth.
Behind the Green Baize Door: ADELINE HARTCUP describes to JOAN YORKE the running of some great country houses.
A Friend of Mary Rose (2) long wave only


Unknown: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Mark Brown
Unknown: Leela Creswell
Unknown: Adeline Hartcup
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Mary Rose

: News

: The House of Mirth

by EDITH WHARTON dramatised for radio in five parts by 2: Educated solely towards the end of making a brilliant marriage for herself,
Lily Bart is conscious that too many years have passed for her to delay achieving success for much longer. Thus, as there is danger in her growing intimacy with the eligible but penniless Lawrence Selden , she must concentrate all her energies on millionaire
Percy Gryce. But is it now too late even for that?
Directed by brian MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lily Bart
Unknown: Lawrence Selden
Unknown: Percy Gryce.
Directed By: Brian Miller
: Eileen Cullen
Lily Bart: Carole Mowlam
Lawrence Selden: Keith Alexander
the Narrator: June Barrie
Judy Trenor: Roberta Hamond
Mrs Bertha Dorset: Anne-Maris Davies
George Dorset: Paul Maxwell
Jack Stepney: Stuart Milllgan
Carry Fisher: Zhivila Roche
Gwen Van Osburgh: Jean Baird
Gus Trenor: John Church
Gerty Farish: Celia Bannerman
Simon Rosedale: Alexander John
Mrs Van Osburgh: Tucker McGuire
Mrs Haffen: Thomasink Heiner
Mrs Peniston: Margot Lawrence
Grace Stepney: Kate Lock

: Science Through the Looking Glass

Six programmes
2: Theory and Practice David Jones looks at the gap between a scientist's original intentions and what he eventually discovers; how William Henry Perkin started a crazy chemical experiment, which went wrong, and instead of throwing away the rubbish he had produced, he went on to found the dye industry!
BBC Scotland


Unknown: David Jones
Unknown: William Henry Perkin
Producer: Martin Goldman

: The Death of April Merrin

On 7 March, April MERRIN , the 21-year-old mother of two small boys, threw herself from the window of her tower-block flat. Neighbours and friends say she couldn't stand living there a day longer. The council say they couldn't move her.
Andrew Jennings talks to those who knew her and reconstructs the life - and death - of April Merrin. Producer JENNY DE YONG


Unknown: April Merrin
Talks: Andrew Jennings
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: Story Time

A Study tn Scarlet (2)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.51 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

(Details: Thur* 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer BRUN leith
(Repeated: Sat 3.25 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: The Countryside in Early Spring

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan Thomas (Details: Friday 11.5 am)


Introduced By: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: Love's Old Sweet Song

A sequence of six programmes
4: Affections and Distractions
' Love is enough,' wrote William Morris - but sometimes it's too much of a good thing. The perils of misguided affections form the subject of much of today's verse. Some of the most popular ballads of Victorian times are sung by Stuart Burrows , and the readers are Ray Smith and Elizabeth Proud. Research by ELAINE WILLIAMS. Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: William Morris
Sung By: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Ray Smith
Unknown: Elaine Williams.
Producer: Herbert Williams

: In Touch

This week: Integrated education. How do blind children feel about being educated in ordinary schools, and how does integrated education work in the USA and Australia? Presenter Peter White Producer THENA beshel


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer clare sklerh
1.51 Weather


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Cliche

: A Book at Bedtime

Anna of the Five Towns (12) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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