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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Michael Stewart
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON preceded by There is a green hill far away
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Michael Stewart
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Bill, the Galactic Hero

5: 'Fighting Chingers is bad enough, but on this planet they have the Venians on their side: mouldy newts with maybe just enough IQ to hold a gun and pull the trigger.'

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lucy Irvine has experienced the reality of life on a desert island, although for her year long sojourn she did have a companion. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY , she talks about the terrible problems she encountered, particularly the lack of water, and she chooses the eight records she would take if she were to be castaway again.


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Anatomy of a Retirement

Harry Soan continues his reflections on his life since he gave up farming 18 years ago.
Producer jane MARSHALL
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan

: Good Friday

On this solemn day in the Christian Year a special service of Choral Matins and Litany comes direct from York Minster Readings: Psalm 22;
Genesis 22, vv 1-18 (rsv); Lamentations of Jeremia
(Bairstow); John 18 (rsv); Benedictus (Moore); Litany (Loosemore) Assistant organist
Organist and Master of the Choristers
BBC Manchester


Organist: John Scott Whiteley

: The Lamentations and the City

The last in a series of talks for Holy Week 5: Sheffield
Speaker The Rev Dr John Vincent BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr John Vincent

: With Great Pleasure

The Rt Hon
Denis Healey , mp and Mrs Edna Healey present a selection of their favourite poetry and prose with Norman Rodway
It surprises many people to know how well Yeats wrote about politics and how interested he was in them. He understood politicians very well because he realised that in many ways they are like poets.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Mrs Edna Healey
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Producer: Brian Patten

: Natural Selection

An Egg's Eye View
How do chicks get out of eggs, how do snakes get into them, how do rats carry them and how does the egg cope?
Barry Paine presents a few ideas on some eggcellent strategies.


Unknown: Barry Paine
Producer: Melinda Barker

: The Way of the Cross

A pilgrimage and meditation for Good Friday Presented by Bernard Jackson
A BBC World Service production


Presented By: Bernard Jackson

: My Music

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Manuel de Falla

A portrait of the composer who embodied in his music the sensuousness and proud passion of the Spanish character, and of the humble, ascetic little man once described by Stravinsky as 'the most unpitying religious nature I have ever known'.
Written and presented by Trader Faulkner with Paco Pena as Falla. Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON


Unknown: Paco Pena
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Our Mutual Friend



Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Time for Verse

Seven variations on the theme of love, written and presented by P. J. Kavanagh 3: Love Betrayed


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Bonnie Hurren
Unknown: Margaret Bradley

: Dead Men Do Tell Tales

Three programmes in which Molly Price-Owen , aided and abetted by literary examples, discovers how forensic science can bring a criminal to book. 3: Index Linked
The tales that are told when the finger points to the criminal.


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Story Time

The Mind of Mr J. G. Reeder
Sheer Melodrama (1)


Unknown: Mr J. G. Reeder

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'clock News


: Going Places

Heathrow is the busiest international airport in the world. This year, 70 airlines will fly 27; million passengers in and out of Heathrow's three terminals. Many will travel on the bigger wide-bodied jets and as aircraft continue to grow, the airport must also continue to expand.
Tonight Clive Jacobs and the Going Places team report on Heathrow's new Terminal 4.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Malus
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer JAN TAYLOR
(Repeated: Sat 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Jan Taylor

: Profile

A personal portrait of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
David Owen , MP The Rt Hon
Gwyneth Dunwoody , mp Dr Richard Clutterbuck , writer and lecturer on political violence and Max Hastings author and journalist at Teignmouth, Devon Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Gwyneth Dunwoody
Unknown: Dr Richard Clutterbuck
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Harewood at the Opera Watching rehearsals build up towards something that is a genuine fulfilment of how one would now see the company's intentions is an intense satisfaction.
Lord Harewood has been involved for nearly 30 years with the operatic lifeblood of this country, first at the Royal Opera House and as managing director of the English
National Opera-a post he will relinquish in 1985. In conversation with Rodney Milnes , he talks about his policy of staging opera; and the projected tour of the ENO.


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

3: A Happy Family

: God of Anger, God of Love

Has the Roman Catholic Church gone soft on sin? When Rosemary Hartill , the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent, was in the Vatican for the recent synod for penance and reconciliation, she found that hell and brimstone have gone out of fashion. In conversation with bishops and cardinals from all over the world, she looks for the reasons behind changing attitudes. Producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Into Thy Hands

A Meditation for Good Friday
Dr Margaret Bowker on the desolation of the time between Christ's crucifixion and his resurrection.


Unknown: Dr Margaret Bowker

: News

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