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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day FR DESMOND WILSON
7.9, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Fr Desmond Wilson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: 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.


Unknown: Russell Davies.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites Clay Jones, Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.


Chairman: Ken Ford
Panellist: Clay Jones
Panellist: Bill Sowerbutts
Panellist: Professor Alan Gemmell

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; 0 Saviour, where shall guilty man (BBC HB 87); Psalm 51; Matthew 27, vv 39-50
(AV); My song is love unknown (BBC HB 84) long wave only

: Poustinia

In Holy Week,
Annette Crosbie reads from


Unknown: Annette Crosbie
Unknown: Catherine de Hueck Doherty

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon
News, views and advice for consumers.


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: 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: the music impressario Ian Hunter.
Any Other Business: Janet Cohen reviews some of the more domestic issues recently raised at Westminster.
New York Report: Helene Hanff.
Making Good Bones: Geetha Bala reports on the Stop Rickets Campaign.
The River (5)


Introduced By: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Janet Cohen
Unknown: Helene Hanff.

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Passage of Time bv SHEILA HODGSON
' Ten years ago, and still cold from the cruel loss of my daughter
Eileen, I held a baby In my arms and watched the eyes open to look at me. In that moment I was granted true vision. In that moment God put out his hand and touched me. I knew then the mercy of my Creator. I had been given Eileen back! '


Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Directed By: David Johnston
Mrs Lloyd Evans: Mary Jones
Miss Mountsey: Diana Bishop
Anne Thomas: Edwina Wray
Dai Thomas: Siôn Probert
Gwyneth Thomas: Elizabeth Morgan
Morgan: Talfryn Thomas
Griffiths: Richard Davies
Policeman: David Bradshawe

: Letter from ... Suffolk

...Kenneth Matthews talks about his garden - or more precisely, offers some slightly unorthodox opinions on gardens and gardeners.


Talks: Kenneth Matthews
Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: Vespers

for Wednesday in Holy Week from
Westminster Cathedral Hymn: Vexilla regis prodeunt
Psalms 61 and 66 Canticle: Colossians 1, vv 12-20 (in falsibordone) Scripture Reading:
Ephesians 4, v 32 to 5. v 2
Magnificat quartl toni (Palestrina)
Intercessions and Lord's Prayer
Stabat Mater (Lassus) Dismissal
Assistant Master of MUSiC ANDREW WRIGHT


Music: Stephen Cleobury

: Story Time

7: The Wild Magic

: PM

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

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC Newsmen around the world indudingFinancial 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 BODBY JAYE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursl.40pm)

: James Cameron in Korea

A Personal Memory of the Korean War
"There never was a war like this for bitterness and savagery... old refugee gentlemen with bundles knocked off with a bullet in the neck... commonplace little villages blasted and burned to ashes. Korea is terribly smashed.
What happens now is in the hands of Washington and Moscow. How they handle this problem involves, not just the future of Korea, but yours and mine..."
(James Cameron, 1951)
The war in Korea began in 1950 and lasted for three years. It ended after a long period of diplomatic stalemate with little gained by either side. James Cameron covered the war for Picture Post. He argues that events in Korea set a horrifying pattern of warfare to be repeated in the tragedies of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.


Presenter: James Cameron
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

The BBCtv production of Timon of Athens will be shown tomorrow evening. Richard Pasco who plays the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of this lesser-known play
- introduces the story of Timon. a ruined and bitter man who. having frittered his fortune on his friends, loses both. Producer
(Timon of Athens is on BBC2 Thursday at 8:0 pm)


Unknown: Richard Pasco
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: File on 4

Reporter Eric Robson
Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Reporter: Eric Robson
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Chris Powling presents reviews of two new productions of Measure for Measure at the Royal Exchange Theatre,
Manchester, and the Lyttelton Theatre in London; also, a season of Roberto Rossellini film- at the National Film Theatre.


Unknown: Chris Powling
Unknown: Roberto Rossellini
Producer: Thomas Sutcliffe

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (6)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien

: A Book at Bedtime

Billy Budd (3) long wave only


Unknown: Billy Budd

: 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 inshoTe forecast

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