Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45° Prayer for the Day with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
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Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL preceded by There is a green hill far away
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7.45° Thought for the Day
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Jan Morris , the writer. began her career as a journalist on The Times, and as James Morris , was the only reporter with the successful 1953 Everest Expedition.
Always an avid traveller, many of her books are the result of these travels, although the best known is the trilogy Pal Britannica.
In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY , she rtalks about her fascinating Bfe and chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical Island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
Subchanter THE REV
CHRISTOPHER CORNWELL Litany
Kyrie elelson (Sumslon In F)
Epistle: Hebrews 10. vv 12-22
Gradual: Psalm 69, vv 17-22 f A. H. Mann )
Gospel: John 19. vv 1-37 Creed (Darke in F)
Anthem: Christus factus est (Bruckner)
Hymn: My song is love unknown
Organist and Master of the Choristers
JONATHAN REES WILLIAMS Assistant organist PETER KING
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - the first 25 years
Though the Radiophonic Workshop was opened on 1 April 1958, it was very adequately described in 1624 by Francis Bacon In The New Atlantis:
'Wee have also Sound-houses, wher wee practise and demonstrate all Sounds, and their generation. Wee have Harmonies which you have not, of Quarter-Sounds, and lesser Slides of Sounds. Diverse Instruments of Musick likewise to you unknowne...' Devised by DESMOND BRISCOE and compiled and introduced by MICHAEL SMEE Produced at the RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP by DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
In Darkness a Light
News of death by violence darkens our every day. Why then focus attention on this ancient violence, if not because in all the centuries since, the Cross of Christ has brought light into the darkness of our human despair?
The Very Rev Sydney
Evans, Dean of Salisbury. considers this question in a meditation for The
Last Hour on Good Friday.
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, dramatised for radio in four parts by Constance Cox
Rodney Stone and his friend Jim, two young lads from the country, find themselves drawn into the racy, colourful but dangerous world of boxing and gambling, and become involved in a series of exciting adventures set in an England where the Prince Regent is all but King and Lord Nelson all but God.
Sir Arthur Conan
Sir Charles Tregellls:
2: A Plain in New Castile Denis Owen and John Burton explore the hot, dusty plain to the south of the Credos mountain range, searching for some of Spain's wildlife specialities such as the jaunty azure-winged magpie, the red-rumped swallow, the magnificent Spanish Imperial eagle and that bird of the plains par excellence, the great bustard.
Producerjohnburton BBC Bristol
The Bishop of Durham.
The Rt Rev John Habgood Delia Smith
Lord Glenamara and Ned Shcrrln tackle the Issues raised by the audience at
Alnwlck,Northumberland. Chairman David Jacobs Producer GEOFFREY JAMES BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 ptn)
includes reviews of two contrasting books about a most controversial monarch: Richard III
England's Black Legend by Desmond Seward ; and The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon K. Penman : and a preview of Michael Elliott 's production of Kino" Lear, starring
LaurenceOHvier,Diana Rigg and Dorothy Tutin on Channel 4 on Sunday. Presenter
Producer JOHN POWELL
A new comedy show written and performed by the National Review Company who are Phil Nice, Maxine Ostwald Arthur Smith , Barbara Sutton and Adam Wide Musical director BARRIE BIGNOLD
Producer ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
A frank exchange of views between human and feline acquaintances. Compiled from some of the stories of PAUL GALLICO and adapted for radio by MARVIN KANE With
Sam Dastor as Thai and Elizabeth Morgan as Poosie in conversation with Timothy Bateson as The Man
If you but could
You would pluck out my eyes
And wear them set in rings on your fingers.
Or ornaments in your ears,
My so-called friend And animal lover. Directed by JOHN TIIEOCIIARIS
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