A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Rosemary Hartill
6.55 Weather: travel; programme news
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; travel: programme news
Presenter Tony Lewis It's the FA Cup Semi-finals today with Manchester United playing Arsenal and both teams looking for an opportunity to play
Brighton or Sheffield
Wednesday at Wembley in May. Meet the personalities in the Cup and those taking part in Sunday's Gillette London Marathon. Plus a special report by GERALD WILLIAMS on the recent
International School of Sport held In Northern Ireland.
Producer DAVE GORDON
Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from
SUSAN MARLING and ROBIN BEWHURST. Producer
JENNY MALLINSON DUFF
Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Desmond Wilcox presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
Robert Carvel , Political Editor of the London
Standard, views the past week.
Producer Margaret budy
New Every Mom'ing. page 13; The Lord's my shepherd (BBC HB 480); Psalm 103, vv 13-22;
Romans 12, vv 3-13 0;nb); The Lord my pasture shall prepare (BBC hb 477)
Radio and TV extracts with Margaret Howard
BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in -the politics and the people.
Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE
Spot the odd one out: Willie Rushton
Tim Brooke-Taylor Denise Coffey Barry Cryer *
Humphrey Lyttellon assisted by COLIN SELL
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12.55 Weather: programme news
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp
James Fitzpatrick Margaret Slmey and Eldon Griffiths , mp Chairman David Jacobs
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A Sort of FareweU by EMILY BRIDGES
, Dear Mrs Dean , she was a love ... that's what we are here for, to remember. There he Is,
Andrew. He looks so thin and his hair is grey. After 25 years I still want to put my arms around him and tell him everything is all right....'
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
An Inquiry Into the Treasury
2: The Language of Priorities
The Treasury 4s perceived as the arbiter of every penny of the £120 billion the Government spends annually. But how much control can a handful of Treasury officials exercise over our money? And who really makes the choices about where it goes? Hugo Young talks to, among others, the Chief Secretary. The Rt Hon
Leon Brittan , up, former
Petmanent Secretary Sir Douglas Wass. Sir
Anthony Rawllnson , who heads the Public Services Sector. and other officials in the Treasury and elsewhere in Whitehall. Producer ANNE SLOMAN
Presenter Derek Jones
A weekly look at our environment, with ideas on how we can all
Improve and save It.
Wendy Jones examines public concern about pollution, latest moves in the energy debate, attempts to revitalise inner cities and the increasing demand on the land both at home and abroad.
Today's programme considers one of the worlds most pressing environmental problems - encroaching deserts.
There are 80.000 square miles of productive land being lost each year. Nearer to home - dry stone-walling on the Lancashire moors.
Producers GAYNOR shutte and miCK WEBB
BBC correspondents look at a contemporary issue.
A magazine of special interest to the disabled. Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Last of six programmes Grow your Own
Robert Eagle seeks the advice of professional herb growers and organic gardeners on how to achieve the best results when growing useful plants.
An irreverently critical look back at the week.
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5.55 Weather; travel: programme news
with PETER DONALDSON
Including Sports Bound-up
Roy Plomley with writer Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Producer IAN GARDROUSE
with a Saturday-evening selection of music on record.
Producer RAY ABBOTT
A comedy by Brian Ashbee with Mary Wimbush as Dorothy and Rachel Kempson as Margery
Margery looks after her Sister Dorothy. Dorothy is in a wheelchair, blind and a little hard of hearing. Margery thinks she is indispensable, but Dorothy has a new friend, a book about poisons and an independent mind.
Captain Roberts/ Mr Hammond:
Switzerland is a neutral country. She has no nuclear weapons and only a few professional soldiers. Her safety depends on an army manned mostly by part-timers who take their guns home with them after training. Yet for centuries Switzerland has stayed out of wars. But how neutral Is neutral? Switzerland's officers train with NATO members and her businessmen trade with the West. The army relies on British tanks and American missiles. The people of Berne can be just as anti-Communist as anyone in London or New York. Is neutrality a thing of the past or a model to be envied by those who oppose NATO's nuclear stance? Roger Flnnlgan reports on Swiss attempts to protect, survive and avoid 'The First Battle'.
Producer PAUL CAMPBELL Editor DAVID TAYLOR A File on 4 special BRC Manchester
(Nert Saturday The Joker in the Pack - France's nuclear deterrent)
An evening meditation led by Stephen Whittle
Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude