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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Hugh Sykes
6.45*Prayer for the Day With JOHN MATTHEWS
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: John Matthews
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Mid-Week: Russell Harty's People

The ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people, including Sue
Lawlcys birthday guest and The Week So Far by Russell Davies.


Unknown: Russell Davies.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Hampshire where members of the Headley Horticultural Society put their questions to (lay
Jones Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester i Broadcast Sun 2.2 pm) Book, Down the Garden Path. £3 50, from bookshops


Unknown: Jones Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1: O Holy Spirit, ford of grace (BBC HB
157)7 Psalm 99: Matthew 26 vv 30-45 (AV); All my hope on God is founded (BBC HB 299) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Statues bv DELMORESCHWARTZ Read by Robert Rietty


Read By: Robert Rietty

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jcnni Mills


Presenter: Jcnni Mills

: A Murder of Quality

12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: John Le Carr

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Kay Alexander
Guest of the Week:
Ben Whitaker , Director of the Minority Rights Group. Reading Your Letters.
Dos, Don'ts and Dodges: sewing hints from BETTY FOSTER.
Holidays in School: PETER SPINKS learns how they are enjoyed by all the family.
It's an III Wind: because of a family tragedy.
NOREEN RIOLS discovers some truth in the saying A Friend of Mary Rose by ELIZABETH FENWICK. abridged in eight parts by SHIRLEY COOKLIN. Read bv WILLIAM ROBERTS (8)
(Music: Martinu's Sixth Symphony)


Introduced By: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Ben Whitaker
Unknown: Betty Foster.
Unknown: Peter Spinks
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Elizabeth Fenwick.
Unknown: Shirley Cooklin.

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Price Strike by ALLEN SADDLER
In these days of strict monetary policies, belt-tightening all round and general economic uncertainty perhaps Eric and his friends have found the solution to problems of inflation and recessions.


Directed By: Christopher Venning
Charles Hart: Nicholas Courtney
Horace Baker: David McAlister
Erie: Alexander John
Chris Bush: John Livesey
Ernie Cave: Haydn Wood
Harry Townsend: Basil Moss
Poppy: Judy Franklin
TV reporter: John McAndrew
Jane: Margaret Robertson
TV producer: John Webb
TV interviewer: Christopher Scott
Professor Barnstorm: Malcolm Hayes

: Letter from ... Normandy

Erik de Mauny takes a not-too-reverent look behind the scenes of life in rural Normandy.


Unknown: Erik de Mauny

: Vespers

for Wednesday in the fifth week of Lent from
Westminster Cathedral. sung by Men's Voices of the Choir.
Hymn: Audi, benigne Conditor (Lassus)
Psalm: 26 (Iand II)
Canticle: Colossians 1, vv 12-20 (in falsibordone) Scripture reading:
Ephesians 4, v 32 to 5, v 2. Homily. Short
Responsory: Ego dixi
Magnificat septimi toni « Morales)
Intercessions and Lord's Prayer. Salve Regina (Cavalli). Dismissal Master of Music STEPHEN CLEOBURY
Assistant Master of Music ANDREW WRIGHT


Music: Stephen Cleobury

: Story Time

2: The Making of the Greenwitch

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: 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
(Repealed: 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)

: The Way of the World of Peter Simple

(Details: Thurs 9.5 am)

: Spring Cleaning

A recording of yesterday morning's Tuesday Call phone-in, in which listeners' questions were answered by Muriel Clark and Barty Phillips, with Teresa McGonagle. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Muriel Clark
Unknown: Barty Phillips
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events.
Reporter David Henshaw Producer GERRY NORTHAM Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5am)


Reporter: David Henshaw
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents reviews of Don Juan : a new translation by John Fowles of the play by Moliere at the Cottesloe
Theatre; and the opera Duke Bluebeard's
Castle, with two ballets
- The Wooden Prince and The Miraculous Mandarin - a Bartok triple bill at the London Coliseum. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Don Juan
Translation By: John Fowles
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (5)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien

: A Book at Bedtime

Five stories by GRAHAM GREENE 3: Men at Work
' " Oh dear, oh dear", Skate said, " I must get this agenda done ". His worry was only skin deep: it was all a game played in a corner under ihe gigantic shadow.
Propaganda was a means of passing the time, work was not done for its usefulness but for its own sake.'
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Stories By: Graham Greene

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am
Shipping forecast and inshore forecast

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