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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
* 45* Prayer for the Day With HEATHER HARRISON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Heather Harrison
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Mid-Week: Russell Harty's People

The ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people. Including Sue Lawley's birthday guest and "The Week So Far" by Russell Davies.
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Presenter: Russell Harty
Interviewer: Sue Lawley
Speaker: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

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: Daily Service

nem. p 93: Jesus, stand among us (BBC HB 262); Psalm 34, vv 1-10;
Matthew 24. vv 14-28 (av); Lord of all hopefulness (BBC hb 309) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Diaries of Edith Douglass
The second extract from the diary of ' Dougie '. Read by Prunella Scales long wave only


Unknown: Edith Douglass
Read By: Prunella Scales

: News

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: Baker'sDozen

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: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: A Murder of Quality

Adapted for radio in five parts by René Basilico starring George Cole as George Smiley with Norman Bowler as Inspector Rigby
1: A visit to an old friend from The Circus days, and the consequences of a letter from a frightened woman lead George Smiley to one of England's most famous public schools.
Other parts played by LEONARD FENTON and STEPHEN GARLICK
12.55 Weather: programme news


Written By: John Le Carré
Produced: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: George Cole
Insp Rigby: Norman Bowler
Terence Fielding: Peter Jeffrey
Miss Brimley/Mad Janie: Sheila Grant
Felix D'Arcy: Richard Pearson
Played By: Leonard Fenton
Played By: Stephen Garlick

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

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)
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Introduced by: Kay Alexander
Guest: Jean Kent.
Reporter: Robin Page
Reporter: Tony Barnfield
Reporter: Sonia Beesley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

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


Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Jimmy Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Meg Davies
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin.
Shifter: Roger Snowdon
Mac: Geoffrey Matthews

: Zoo Talk

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.


Unknown: David Taylor
Producer: Anne Blair

: Choral Evensong

from Lincoln Cathedral Responses (Gibbons and Barnard)
Canticles: Orlando
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)
BBC Manchester


Organist and Master of the Choristers: Dr Philip Marshall
Assistant Organist: Roger Bryan

: Story Time

A Study in Scarlet (3)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

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)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Richard Stilgoe's Grand National Traffic Jam Show

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.
BBC Manchester
(Repeated, Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Richard Stilgoe
Musicians: The Cambridge Buskers
Writer: Richard Stilgoe
Musical Director: Brian Fitzgerald
Producer: Mike Craig

: Spring Gardening

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)


Unknown: Ann Bonar
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

i Details: Thurs 11.5 am)

: Kaleidoscope

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
Producer anne WINDER


Unknown: George Devine
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: David Storey
Unknown: Stuart Burge
Unknown: Max Stafford Clark
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

c John Morgan reporting
I 10.30 Stereo I The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TOLKIEN 4)


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Anna of the FiveTowns (13) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report: forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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