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preceded by Jesus Christ is risen today
7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Stereo
This Joyous Day
Readers Peter Jefferson and Bonnie Hurren
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves: David Winter reads from Easter
Enigma by JOHN WENHAM.


Readers: Peter Jefferson
Readers: Bonnie Hurren
Unknown: Researcher Shelley
Producer: Shirley Penrose
Unknown: John Wenham.

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preceded by Jesus Christ is risen today
8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday In Jerusalem

Rosemary Hartill listens to the sound of Passover and Easter and visits the Bahais in Haifa and Christians in Nazareth. Presenter Clive Jacobs


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Melvyn Bragg

visits Carlisle Cathedral and talks about its day-to-day work and its music. Contributions: [address removed]

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preceded by Jesus Christ is risen today
9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Easter Day Service

Parish Mass from
St Anne 's Roman Catholic Church, Coventry
Celebrant and preacher MGR LOUIS MCRAYE
Introduced by the parish priest FR ANTHONY TAYLOR
Readings: Acts 10, v 34, vv 37-43; Colossians 3, w 1-4; John 20, vv 1-9
Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today
Organist KEITH AINSWORTH BBC Birmingham


Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: Mgr Louis McRaye
Unknown: Fr Anthony Taylor
Organist: Keith Ainsworth

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Producer
WILLIAM SMETHURST. Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Smethurst.
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

with Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour unit

: Smash of the Day

Steptoe and Son starring Wilfrid Brambell Harry H. Corbett A Box in Town with Yootha Joyce Katherine Parr Sheila Grant written and adapted for radio by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON
(First broadcast in 1972)


Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Yootha Joyce
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Scattering the Good Seed

Since 1893 the children at Haltwhistle First School in Northumberland have held a harvest festival.
This year they move to a new building, so for their last festival they invited the oldest former pupils to join with the youngest.
David Bean was there to collect the memories. Producer Gillian HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Leicestershire where members of the Brooksby Gardening
Club put their questions to Clay Jones
Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

The Voyage of St Brandon by GEORGE MACKAY BROWN
'Look at that sunset.
Brothers, that's where the island is - somewhere beyond that glory in the west. Imagine it, no plough, no sickle, no quernstone - the corn there is ripe for ever.... '
JIM HENRY (synthesiser)
JOHN PURSER. PETER RICHFIELD Technical presentation
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland


Unknown: St Brandon
Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Music By: Thomas Wilson
Harp: Sanchia Pilou
Unknown: Heather Corbett.
Unknown: Gordon Rigby
Unknown: Scott Cooper.
Unknown: Ian McGlashan
Unknown: John Purser.
Unknown: Jim Ross.
Unknown: Gordon Chalmers
Directed By: Stewart Conn
St Brandon: Cyril Cusack
Scribe Brian/Finn: Tony Doyle
Doorkeeper Tomas: Denys Hawthorne
Tramp Byrne: Michael Golden
Malachi: Patrick Malahide
Colm/Rook: Alan Barry
Cormac: Patrick Hannaway
Liam: Bosco Hogan
Seamus/Laird: Iain Agnew
Old man: Ian Stewart
Man on the rock/Fergus: Paul KermacK
Islander/Sean: John Shedden

: Heritage: 4: From Peel to Thatcher - the Story of the Tory Party

Six programmes in which Kenneth Hudson looks at the way we view history.
Originally a term of abuse, the word 'Tory' dates back to the 17th century. By the 1830s Sir Robert Peel was anxious to adopt a new name for his party since 'Tory' was associated with a barren, reactionary, backward-looking attitude. The word they chose was 'Conservative' and we still use it today. But how different was the Conservatism of Peel and Disraeli to that of their modern counterparts? Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Sir Robert Peel

: Spring Across Europe

A six-part series
Presenter Michael Jordan 4: Palm Leaves and Easter Bouquets
As the sun begins to filter through the green buds of late April and down to the woodland floors, tiny patches of anemones, dog's mercury and sweet white violets emerge, while
Christians across Europe gather goatwillows and juniper to make the festive Easter
'palmzweigen' or palm wands.
Producer ANNE BLAIR gould BBC Bristol


Presenter: Michael Jordan
Producer: Anne Blair

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: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Taunton, the county town of Somerset.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

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Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Soundings

For the next 13 weeks, a current issue is 'sounded out' for its moral and religious implications.
The series begins with an extended interview with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales who is the President of The Royal Jubilee Trusts and The
Prince's Trust. His Royal Highness spends much of his time promoting the trusts' work among young people in the inner cities. Ted Harrison has been to London and Glasgow taking 'soundings' and The Prince of Wales responds to the comments of, among others, lonely students and jobless teenagers; and in doing so, outlines his own religious faith.
Producer JOHN NEWBURY 0 FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Curlew in Autumn

A new thriller serial in six episodes by EDWARD BOYD
3: A wrecked office, a mysterious German patriarch, a model of a Junkers 88, another unexplained death - perhaps Caiman should have taken up jogging after all ...
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward Boyd
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Peter Caiman: David Ashton
Dunsmore: Gregor Fisher
Jenny: Stella Forge
Old Hansford: Ian Stewart
Scholl: Brown Derby
Mary: Doreen Cameron
Receptionist: Tamara Kennedy
Dr Webber: Sandy Neilson

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents cautionary verses from Hilaire Belloc and cautionary tales from writers' classrooms.


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Producer: Julian Hale
Editor: Helen Fry

: Persona Grata

Sue MacGregor talks about three of her favourite humorous characters from fiction. Readers MARTIN JARVIS and ED BISHOP Producer


Talks: Sue MacGregor
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Margaret Bradley

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

Macbeth Sara Kestelman , who played Lady Macbeth in the recent production at the Barbican, presents a personal view of the play. Producer MICK WEBB


Unknown: MacBeth Sara Kestelman
Producer: Mick Webb

: Ad Hoc Adventures

A six-part series
Bob Symes , steam enthusiast and amateur cook, deserts his kitchen and sallies forth in search of leisure occupations. 5: First Find Your Ghost ...
Do you believe in ... ? but isn't it worth having a look ... ?


Unknown: Bob Symes
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Our Mutual Friend

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES and 5: Some Affairs of the Heart
'Bella wept very heartily as she wished, now that the deceased old
John Harmon had never made a will about her, now that the deceased young John Harmon had lived to marry her.' with ANTHONY HALL and HENRY STAMPER
Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated: Fri 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: John Harmon
Unknown: John Harmon
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Henry Stamper
Directed By: Jane Morgan
John Rokesmith: Michael Kitchen
Rogue Riderhood: Robert Lang
Lizzie Hexam: Janet Maw
Eugene Wrayburn: Michael Cochrane
Bradley Headstone: Tom Wilkinson
Bella Wilfer: Pippa Guard
Mr Boffin: Michael Graham Cox
Mrs Boffin: Megs Jenkins
Jenny Wren: Angela Pleasence
Mr Riah: Cyril Shaps
Narrator: Simon Cadell
Sloppy: Peter Acre
Betty Higden: Pauline Letts
Pleasant Riderhood: Carole Boyd
George Radfoot: Michael Lumsden
Charley Hexam: Michael Jenner

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: The Actors Are Come Hither

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday a distinguished cast performs scenes from his plays with interlinking comments from critics through the ages. with Maxine Audley ,
Anna Calder-Marshall , Tony Church, Estelle Kohler , Ian Mckellen , Michael Pennington , Dorothy Tutin ,
Timothy West and Michael Williams
Compiled by DAVID BUCK Directed by DICKON REED (First broadcast on World Service)
Woddis on ... page 85


Unknown: Maxine Audley
Unknown: Anna Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Estelle Kohler
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: David Buck
Directed By: Dickon Reed

: Survival or Life?

Canon John Davies meditates on resurrection and the 'dance of life'.
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Canon John Davies
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: As I Roved Out

A life of A. L. Lloyd
Music collector, folklorist, singer, linguist, teacher, social historian, writer and broadcaster-A. L. Lloyd was all of these.
Dave Arthur , himself a folklorist, tells the story of Bert Lloyd 's rise to international fame.


Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: L. Lloyd
Unknown: Dave Arthur
Unknown: Bert Lloyd
Producer: Julian Hale

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