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: News Briefing

: Elgar

Chanson de matin: Soliloquy for Oboe: Woodland Interlude
(Caractacus); Contrasts (The Gavotte)
BOURNEMOUTH SINFONIETTA conducted by NORMAN DEL MAR gramophone record
6.25 Shipping forecast long ware only


Conducted By: Norman Del Mar

: Today

Presenters Peter Mayne and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by Christopher slade preceded by There is a green hill far away
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Peter Mayne
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather: travel: continental travel

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Richard Armstrong , the conductor, who is Musical
Director of Welsh National Opera, in conversation with ROY PLOMLEY , chooses his eight records.


Unknown: Richard Armstrong
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith

: Litany and Ante-Communion

from the Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit, Guildford
THE VERY REV A. C. BRIDGE Litany (Loosemoore) Epistle: Hebrews 10, VV 1-25 (AV)
Gospel: John 19, vv 1-37 (AV)
Creed: Collegium Regale (Howells)
Hymns (Ell): Drop, drop slow tears (98): When I survey the wondrous cross (107)
Anthem: Salvator Mundi (Blow)
Organist and Master of the Choristers PHILIP MOORF.
Sub-organist PETER WRIGIIT


Unknown: Philip Moorf.
Unknown: Peter Wrigiit

: The Stranger

For Holy Week, RICHARD SYMS reads from the homilies of Fr Joseph Donders
The Stranger Dies


Unknown: Richard Syms

: News

followed b.y travel

: Bird of the Week

... or perhaps birds of the week, as Jim Flegg looks at two warblers - the blackcap and chiffchaff.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Brcckon


Presenter: Bill Brcckon

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long nave only

: The Last Hour

' And they brought him lo a place called
Golgotha which means
" me place of a skull " and they crucified him
... And it was the third hour when they crucified him....'
In this meditation for the Last Hour of Jesus on the Cross, Bishop Patrick Harris looks at some of the images used by Jesus to explain his own death and considers how the death of Christ affects our relationships with each other.
Producer david craig BBC Manchester

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

Charley's Aunt by BRANDON THOMAS a version for radio by david buck withandJack and Charley, students at Oxford in 1892, are hopelessly in love with Kitty and Amy. The problem - how to get a moment alone with them to declare their undying passion. The solution - Charley's aunt.
Directed by GORDON house A World Service drama production


Unknown: Brandon Thomas
Directed By: Gordon House
Jack: Tim Pigotl-Smilh
Charley: Jeremy Clyde
Lord Fancourt Babbeiicy: Michael Cochrane
Kitty Verdun: Nina Thomas
Amy Spettigue: Stella Forge
Sir Francis Chesney: Jack May
Mr Spettigue: David Buck
Brassctt: Alan Dudley
Donna Lucia D'Alvadorcz: Pauline Letts
Ela Delahay: Madeline Smith

: News

: Sweet Spring

when Anne Gregg evokes the mood of the season.


Unknown: Anne Gregg

: Locally Speaking

Six programmes on dialects and accents 1: The Real Speech of England
Are we in the last days of dialect? With the help of BBC Local Radio archives, Brian Redhead sets out to explore this question and to discover the differences between dialect and accent - Locally Speaking
Consultant MALCOLM petyt Producers Arthur wood and CHRISTOPHER STONE


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Christopher Stone

: Story Time

The Last Resort by PAMELA HANSFOKD JOHNSON abridged for radio in 13 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL


Unknown: Pamela Hansfokd Johnson
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Marian Diamond
Producer: Jane Moruan

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC newsmen around the world.

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs
This week the programme comes from the International Motorcycle Show which opened at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham today. Tom Boswell looks at some of the new bikes on offer and tests the Yamaha SR125cc, one of the machines suitable for learner motorcyclists.
Plus continental travel. Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer BRIAN COOK
(Repeated: Sat 11.0 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Brian Cook

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.

: Any Questions?

Lord Soper Glcnda Jackson Kobin Ray and Delta O'Cathain tackle the issues raised by the audience from Hatch End, Middlesex
Chairman David Jacobs Producer Carole stone BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Lord Soper Glcnda Jackson
Unknown: Kobin Ray
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Queen of the High Cs Birgit Nilsson has dominated the operatic scene for 30 years with a repertoire which includes all the major Wagner and Strauss roles as well as Mozart. Puccini and Verdi. Michael Oliver talks to the Swedish soprano about how she chooses her music, keeps her natural voice in trim and about the artists and producers she has worked with, including Wieland Wagner. Producer john BOUNDY


Unknown: Birgit Nilsson
Unknown: Wieland Wagner.
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Three Plus One on 4

A ' really special' comedy show with Denise Coffey
Alison Steadman
Emma Thompson and Nicholas le Prcvost Producer jan RAVENS


Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prcvost
Producer: Jan Ravens

: A Book at Bedtime

Gorky Park by MARTIN CRUZ SMITH abridged in 20 episodes by KEITH DARVILL Read by GAVIN CAMPBELL (20)
Producer maurice LEITCH


Unknown: Martin Cruz Smith
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Gavin Campbell

: Chamber Jazz

A new series of music for the late hours. Recordings by some of the finest small groups of the last 40 years.
Presenter Michael Bowen Producer Brian PATTEN BBC Bristol


Presenter: Michael Bowen
Producer: Brian Patten

: It is Finished

A meditation for Good Friday evening led by Fr Desmond Wilson
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Fr Desmond Wilson

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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