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: Today

- John Timpson and Libby Purves talk to the people who will be involved later in all the pomp and pageantry, the personalities and the scores of ordinary folk who just ' like being there The BBC Court
Correspondent, David McNeil , will be out and about too not to mention reporters Michael Vestey at Buckingham Palace, fobert Fox at St Paul's,
Hugh Sykes at Wellington Barracks and Andy Price at Trafalgar Square. In the studio at Broadcasting House, Brian Redhead
6.25 Shipping forecast *pngwaveonly
6.45*Prayer for the Day with THE VERY REV ALAN WEBSTER
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: David McNeil
Reporters: Michael Vestey
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Alan Webster
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.55 Weather;
Programme news

: News

: A Royal Marriage

St George's Chapel.
Windsor. 10 March 1863 While Edward VII was Prince of Wales, he married a Danish
Princess - Alexandra. An account based on contemporary documents. Narrator Garard Green With and Heather Bell ,
Alan Dudley , Alexander John.
David McAlister , John Rye and Patience Tomlinson (Revised repeat of last Wednesday's broadcast)


Unknown: Edward Vii
Narrator: Garard Green
Narrator: Heather Bell
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Alexander John.
Unknown: David McAlister
Unknown: John Rye
Queen Victoria: Elizabeth Proud

: The Royal Wedding

For full details of the Royal Wedding coverage see panel

: * The World at One:News

presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
We get married and live happily ever after. Or do we' Married or single, our happiness may depend partly on ourselves. How about taking a cool look at the way we are, mentally and physically, in the hope of becoming more like the people we d like to be.
Tolstoy Remembered (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Wonderful O

by James Thurber adapted for radio by Brian Sibley
with Frederick Jaeger and Eric Allan
A lighthearted story telling of a group who force an island population to remove the letter 'o' from their language - or at least attempt to.
(first broadcast in 1978)


Author: James Thurber
Adapted for radio by: Brian Sibley
Director: Gerry Jones
Littlejack: Frederick Jaeger
Black: Eric Allan
Old man: Manning Wilson
Hyde: Leslie Heritage
Andreus: Peter Wickham
Andrea: Alison Draper
Goldsmith/Gardener: Henry Knowles
Blacksmith: Fred Bryant
Baker: Gregory de Polnay
Boy/First woman/Parrot: Olwen Griffiths
Girl/Second woman: Brenda Kaye

: Through My Window

A series of programmes in which busy people pause awhile and consider the views from their windows.
Today's window gazer is Clare Francis , who looks out, not from a single-banded yacht, but from her home by the Solent. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Clare Francis
Producer: John Harrison

: In the Path of Belloc

with Robin Soanl as Hilaire Belloc
In June 1901, the young writer HILAIRE BELLOC walked in pilgrimage by the straightest possible line from Toul in Lorraine to Rome, the Eternal City. He covered 750 miles in 23 days ... or so he wrote in his classic The Path to Rome. In June 1981,
John Stonborough followed In Belloc's footsteps. Here he describes his adventures, discovers whether Belloc's feat was really possible and, above all, introduces the listener to the delights and insights of The Path to Rome.


Unknown: Robin Soanl
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: John Stonborough
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Story Time

Five Short Stories by ANTON CHEKHOV
S: The Cobbler and the Devil translated by DONALD HINGLEY. Read by MICHAEL GRAHAM COX


Stories By: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Donald Hingley.
Read By: Michael Graham

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55 1.50 Shipping forecast long wave only 1.55 Weather; programme news

: The Year in Question

(Details: Fri 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

(Details: Thurs 9.5 am)

: Old Herbaceous

by REGINALD ARKELL dramatised by ALFRED SHAUGHNESST with Roger Hume as Herbert Pinnegar
The reminiscences of the retired gardener of a Gloucestershire manor house recalling his life on the estate.
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Reginald Arkell
Dramatised By: Alfred Shaughnesst
Unknown: Roger Hume
Unknown: Herbert Pinnegar
Directed By: Roger Pine

: File on 4

(Details: Thurs 11.5 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Eva the Diva - from Oldham to La Scala
Now in her 90th year,
Dame Eva Turner talks to Elisabeth Hutchings about her life and times on and off the operatic stage.
Producer JOHN POWELL. (Revised repeat)


Talks: Dame Eva Turner
Unknown: Elisabeth Hutchings
Producer: John Powell.

: Weather

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R TOLKIEN (21)

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest (13) long wave only

: A Day to Remember

For highlights of the Royal
Wedding see lanel long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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