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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather: programme news

: News

preceded by Jesus Christ is risen today

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of Cod
FR ALBAN MCCOY , OFM CONV, with a reflection for Easter Day (Matthew 28. vv 1-10; John 11, vv 1-45)
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Fr Alban McCoy

: News

preceded by Jesus Christ is risen today

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A look at religious news Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY


Presenter: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

DOUGLAS CAMERON appeals on behalf of St Vincent's, an independent hospital specialising in orthopaedic surgery, mainly hip and knee replacements, but also caring for the chronic sick and for handicapped children.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Douglas Cameron ,
[address removed]
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Douglas Cameron

: News

preceded by Jesus Christ is risen today

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

on Easter Day
Sung Eucharist from the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity. Bristol
Celebrant THE VERY REV ALFRED DAMMERS , Dean of Bristol
Preacher THE RT REV JOHN TINSLEY. Bishop of Bristol Service (Darke in E)
Lessons: 1 Corinthians 15, vv 12-20; John 20, vv 1-10 Hymns (English Hymnal): Jesus Christ is risen today
(133); The Lord is risen indeed (627); Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (139)
Communion Motets: Ave verum corpus (Mozart); Lord, we receive your body (Gibbons)
Organist and Master of Choristers CLIFFORD BARKER Assistant Organist


Unknown: Alfred Dammers
Unknown: John Tinsley.
Unknown: Clifford Barker
Organist: John Jenkins.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by ANTON GILL Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Anton Gill
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Introduced by Mike Phillips who talks to the author and Monty Python team member, Terry Jones ; and presents highlights from Woman's Hour.


Introduced By: Mike Phillips
Introduced By: Monty Python
Unknown: Terry Jones

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring and 7: The Fellowship of the Ring
' " This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere." There was silence. At last with an effort Frodo spoke, " I will take the Ring though I do not know the way ".' with and with SEAN ARNOLD
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Directed by PENNY LEICESTER
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
(p and p incl) from Radio 4 Poster Offer[address removed](POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: John Webb
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver.
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Penny Leicester
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Bilbo: John Le Mesurier
Sam: William Nighy
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Legolas: David Collings
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Boromir: Michael Graham Cox
Elrond: Hugh Dickson
the Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper explores the world of food and drink. Producer joy HATWOOD
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
1.55 Programme news VHF only


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Wiltshire where members of the Bedwyn Group Women's Institute put their questions to Clay Jones Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester


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

: Afternoon Theatre

The Magician of Lublin adapted for radio by ARNOLD YARROW from the novel by ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER with and Yasha is a magician capable of almost anything. He's also a great womaniser. But his success and fame are not enough ultimately to satisfy him and he finally discovers what his life has been lacking. Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: Arnold Yarrow
Singer: Isaac Bashevis
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Yasha: David Graham
Pobyasha: Barry Dennen

: News

: Round Europe Quiz -1981

Round 1
2: Republic of Ireland v England
Ireland: Anthony Quinton (chairman) with Ian Fox (musicologist and lecturer) and Tony O'Riordan (broadcaster, book reviewer and historian) England: Gordon Clough (chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Ian Fox
Unknown: Tony O'Riordan
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich

: The Living World

Have You Seen a Swallow Yet?
At this time, masses of birds are travelling enormous distances to spend the summer here in Britain. Chris Mead and Derek Jones visit a staging post in the Mediterranean to see what is passing by. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Feedback

with Tom Yernon


Unknown: Tom Yernon

: Down Your Way

A visit to York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Britain. most famous for its magnificent stained-glass windows. The Archbishop of York, The Most Rev
Dr Stuart Blanch. shares his thoughts on Easter and Brian Johnston talks to the clergy and staff who welcome two million visitors a year.
BBC Bristol ,
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm)
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.50 Programme news VHF only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Dr Stuart Blanch.
Talks: Brian Johnston
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: News

: Every Week theSameOldThing

Young People Talk about Their Attitudes to Religion In the past young people have often found themselves talked about by the older generation. Vivien Stuart asks some young people to speak for themselves about their attitudes to religion. They discuss with her their beliefs about God, morality and religious institutions. Is religion necessary? What's going on ' up there '? Are they attracted to formal religion or is ' every week the same old thing '? Researcher judi PRICE Producer SUE DAVIES


Unknown: Vivien Stuart

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter David Williams This edition is in holiday mood and hopes to entertain with dreams of faraway places David tries his luck at the gambling tables in Reno and encourages disabled listeners to join a house party on safari in Kenya later this year.


Presenter: David Williams
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Aberdeen: Boom City?

A decade on from the discovery of North Sea oil, an in-depth look at the economic impact on the city of Aberdeen, once the centre of local farming and fishing interests, now the oil capital of Europe.
Ten years ago, only five per cent of our activities were outwith the fishing industry.
Today, 95 per cent of our activities arc oil related. (LOCAL BUSINESSMAN) Written and presented by Nigel Robson Producer


Presented By: Nigel Robson
Producer: Colin MacDonald

: In Praise of God

for the Resurrection
A sequence of words and music devised and introduced by Vernon Sproxton
Producer HUBERT HOSKINS (Music recorded in St
Alban's Church, Hotborn)


Introduced By: Vernon Sproxton
Introduced By: Readers Jill Balcon
Introduced By: Gabriel Wooi
Unknown: St Margaret
Directed By: Richard Hickox
Organist: Ian Watson
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: Spring at Walden Pond

Peter Marinker reads from Walden, henry
DAVID THOREAU'S ACCOUNT of life in the woods.

: News

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thurs 4.15 pm)

: In Britain Now

The BBC's Home
Correspondents and reporters examine current topics and aspects of national life. Presenter
Angus McDcrmid


Unknown: Angus McDcrmid

: Weather

: News

: Disraeli

21 December 1804 to 19 April 1881
A 'self-portrait' drawn by John Hope Mason from Disraeli's writings. with Stephen Murray as Disraeli
' Politics and ambition. They are of course inseparable. All men who offer themselves as candidates for public favour have motives of some sort. I candidly acknowledge what mine are. I love fame: I love public reputation; I love to live in the eyes of the country. And it is a glorious thing for a man to do who has had my difficulties to contend against.'
(First broadcast in 1975)


Unknown: John Hope Mason
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Directed By: John Theociiaris

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated bv H. Colin Davis on 12 good people of his choice.
2: Nathaniel Woodard
Book, Twelve Good Men and True, f2.25 from bookshops


Unknown: H. Colin Davis
Unknown: Nathaniel Woodard

: Inside Parliament

Westminster's committees at work - extracts and discussion.
Presenter Peter Hill Producer


Presenter: Peter Hill
Unknown: Caroline Millington

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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