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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV PETER CAVANAGH
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN perkins
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Cavanagh
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: News

: As it Happens

Peter Purves and Gyn Freeman report on baconflitching, mayor-making, chair-bodging, besom-binding, copper-smithing, camellia-growing, steam-upping, coal-carrying, six-shooting, bottle-kicking. rabbit-breeding. herb-sniffing. snuntaking. hare-pie-scrambling -Britain
What's just been, what s coming soon, and what s happening ... As it Happens.
Producers PETER EVERETT and KAY jamieson BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Gyn Freeman
Producers: Peter Everett

: Daily Service

nem, p 79; Give to our God immortal praise
(BBCHB6); Canticle pt 2; Deuteronomy 8, v
5-14, 17-18 0 0 food of men wayfaring (BBC JIB 209) long wave only

: Morning Story

Written and read by Dillwyn Owen


Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

followed by travel

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor sort out your queries.
Producer PETER hoare


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Peter Hoare

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD with the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenter Jenni Mills


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Brain of Britain 1982

Chairman Robert Robinson 9- NORTH OF ENGLAND Qnenlin Mitchell (schoolmaster)
Leo Cullinan
(civil servant) John Smith
(business methods analyst)
Fr David Drake-Brockman (priest)
Including Beat the Brains Devised by jotin P. wynn Questions set by UN GILLIES
Producer richarb eois tBroatlcast Tues 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Leo Cullinan
Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Fr David Drake-Brockman
Unknown: Jotin P. Wynn

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MaeGregor , including Taking the Plunge.- PETER spinks reports on a scheme to help asthmatic children overcome their breathing problems by swimming.
Catch-a-Craft (6): sally TARRANT-WILLIS Suggests simple carving. The Intruder (7)


Introduced By: Sue Maegregor
Unknown: Peter Spinks

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Fields of the Blessed by ANDREW TYRRELL and Seventeen-year-old Lily has never come to terms with her father's death by drowning while he was trying to save her life.
She leads an isolated life with her mother in postwar London. A Polish ex-soldier friend of her father comes to stay and he and Lily develop a close friendship, which grows into a complex emotional relationship.
Directed by cherry cookson


Directed By: Cherry Cookson
with Dariusz: Vladek Sheybal
Lily: Sarah Sutton
Mary: Jane Wenham
Hania: Pauline Letts

: News

: The Pleasures of the Table

as enjoyed by American-born Paul Gambaccinl


Unknown: Paul Gambaccinl

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by ericsewry abridged in seven episodes by SOFKA SKIPWITH
Read by Sean Arnold (1) Eric Newby was working for a West End fashion house when he suddenly decided he must get out and live. lie cabled a friend asking him to join him on an expedition to
Nuristan - and that's how their adventures began. Producer


Unknown: Hindu Kush
Read By: Sean Arnold
Read By: Eric Newby
Unknown: Ciiristopiier Venning

: PM

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


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

with David Jacobs
Producer carole STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Jacobs

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fn 1.40 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeatf.
Dan Archer: Edgar Iiarrison
Peggy: June Spencer
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy "ennett
Elizabeth: Nicolftte Gorton
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks,: Alan Deveheux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barratt
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
ColDanb: Ballard Berkeley
Mark hebden: Richard Derrington
Myra Prestwick: Shirley Stelfox

: Through My Window

Laurie Lee puts down his pen to consider the view from his home in the Cotswolds.
Producer John Harrison BBC Bristol (Repeat)


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Producer: John Harrison

: I, William Shakespeare

Imagined scenes from a documentary life by John Wilders and John Powell with music directed by Philip Astle and Paul Williamson
Martin Jarvis plays William Shakespeare
"His mind and heart went together: and what he thought he uttered..." (John Heminge and Henry Condell, First Folio, 1623)
with a Cry of Players:
Douglas Blackwell as James Burbage, Michael Williams as Richard Burbage, his son, John Hollis as Richard Tarleton and Hugh Dickson, Steve Hodson and Crawford Logan with David March as John Shakespeare, William's father, David Brierley as Gilbert, his younger brother, Frances Jeater as Anne, his wife, Rosalind Adams as Susanna, his daughter and J. Lidstone as William, the boy, Leonard Fenton as John Bretchgirdle, the minister, Timothy Bateson as Thomas Jenkins, the schoolmaster, John Rye as Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton and Mary Wimbush as Queen Elizabeth I.
Music played and sung by Philip Astle and Paul Williamson with their Noyse of Musitians and Evelyn Tubb (soprano) John Potter (tenor) Graham Jeffery (treble)
(Repeated on 2 May)


Writer: John Wilders
Writer: John Powell
Music directed by: Philip Astle
Music directed by: Paul Williamson
Music played and sung by: Philip Astle
Music played and sung by: Paul Williamson
Musicians: Noyse of Musitians
Soprano: Evelyn Tubb
Tenor: John Potter
Treble: Graham Jeffery
Special Sound: Malcolm Clarke
Technical Production: Robin Cherry
Technical assistance: Mick Wilkojc
Technical assistance: Paul Newis
Technical assistance: Kevin Howlett
Director: John Powell
William Shakespeare: Martin Jarvis
James Burbage: Douglas Blackwell
Richard Burbage, his son: Michael Williams
Richard Tarleton: John Hollis
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson
[Actor]: Steve Hudson
[Actor]: Crawford Logan
John Shakespeare, William's father: David March
Gilbert, his younger brother: David Brierley
Anne, his wife: Frances Jeater
Susanna, his daughter: Rosalind Adams
William, the boy: J. Lidstone
John Bretchgirdle, the minister: Leonard Fenton
Thomas Jenkins, the schoolmaster: Timothy Bateson
Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton: John Rye
Queen Elizabeth I: Mary Wimbush

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Shakespearean Spin-Offs 24 April 2016

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Psychology by KATIIERINE MANSFIELD Read by Eileen Atkins long wave only


Read By: Eileen Atkins

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only foJlowcd by an interlude

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