Introduced by Kay Alexander
Guest of the Week: film star Jean Kent.
Diary of a Country Parish: ROBIN PAGE talks about last month in his Cambridgeshire village.
1 April: practical jokers revel in the All Fools' Day tradition. TONY BARNFIELD looks at how it all began.
Do You Know Britain? (2): SONIA BEESLEY discovers how the people of west Norfolk 'do different' according to their motto.
A Friend of Mary Rose (3)
long wave only
Two Brothers by R. E. T. LAMB with Steve Hodson as Jimmy Geoffrey Matthews as Ben and Meg Davies as Nclian 1 It can get to be a weight. When we were kids - Dad died when we were nippers - when we were kids it was all I ever knew. Mum was out at work all day and did some jobs at night as well. I was four years older than Jimmy - nearly five - and I just looked after him. It was like being his brother and his Dad all in one.'
Directed by SHAUN macloughlin. BBC Bristol
R. E. T.
International zoo vet
David Taylor visits his patients all over the world. In the last of six programmes, he recalls the sad tale of a lady who spent the night with an elephant. In the morning only her finger remained.
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
from Lincoln Cathedral Responses (Gibbons and Barnard)
Gibbons Second Service
Psalms 6, 7, 8 (Chapman, Cooke, Corfe)
Readings (NEB): Jeremiah 30, vv 1-11; John 11, vv 28-37
Anthem: Mr Valiant for truth (Vaughan Williams)
Hymn: Sinful, sighing to be blest (Tunbridge)
Organist and Master of the Choristers:
A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY jaye
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
with the Cambridge Buskers
As a matter of interest. this programme has three great similarities with the Grand National. It's fraught with danger, the pace is hot, and lots of people are disappointed at the finish. So put your money on Stilgoe. He's no Red Rum, but he has promised he'll stay to the end.
(Repeated, Thurs 9.5 am)
A recording of yesterday morning's Tuesday Call phone-in, in which listeners' questions were answered by two gardening experts, Ann Bonar and Peter Robinson , with Jill Burridge Produced by the Woman's Hour unit i Broadcast Tues 9.5 am)
Court in the Act
The English Stage Company began its controversial occupation of the Royal Court
Theatre in London 25 years ago. George Devine , the first artistic director, pointed the way to a ' writers' theatre ' with Look Back in Anger by John Osborne , in 1956. Since then, the Company has proved a testing ground for both new and foreign plays, a leader of taste, and an opponent of censorship.
Michael Billington reports on the English Stage Company and the influence it has had on British theatre, with the writers, directors and actors who have worked at the Royal Court. Contributors include
JOHN OSBORNE , DAVID HARE
DAVID STOREY , STUART BURGE MAX STAFFORD CLARK and BILLIE WHITELAW
Producer anne WINDER
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