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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7 30 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

with a selection of conversational curiosities. Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: You the Jury

on VHF/FM Stereo until 11.

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (22)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop 2: The Plague Village Stone Circles by ALAN LAMBERT
11.40 Introducing Science Extra Using Your Computer In the Picture


Unknown: Alan Lambert

: The Service

to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War in the presence of HM The Queen,
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and members of the Royal Family.
The National Anthem
Bidding prayer: The Dean of Westminster, THE VERY REV DR EDWARD CARPENTER Thanksgiving
Hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
Prayers of Thanksgiving led by THE RT REV JOHN M. K. PATERSON, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Ceremonial Prelude (Sir Arthur Bliss )
Prayer: Army Chaplain General, THE VEN FRANK JOHNSTON
Hymn: 0 God, our help in ages past
First Lesson: Isaiah 6, w 1-8 Read by a nurse Prayers led by his EMINENCE BASIL HUME, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster Anthem: Turn back, 0 man, forswear thy foolish ways
(Genevan Psalter 1552, Clifford Bax arranged by Gustav Hoist ) Reconciliation and Healing Second Lesson: Matthew 5, w 23-24, 43-45; 6, w 14-15; 7, w 1-5, 12
Prayers of Reconciliation led by THE REV DR TUDUR JONES ,
Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council
Hymn: Thy Kingdom come, OGod
Sermon: THE MOST REV AND RT HON ROBERT RUNCIE , Archbishop of Canterbury
Hymn: For the healing of the nations
Hope and Dedication
Third Lesson: Philippians4, w 4-8 Read by HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH Processional Dance of Hope during which will be read
John 12, v 24; Micah 4, w 3,4; Isaiah 11, vv 6, 9; Micah 6, v 8; John 13, v 34
Act of Dedication by THE REV ALAN LUFF , Precentor and Sacrist of Westminster Abbey and THE REV MICHAEL WEISMAN The Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Christ is the world's true light
Blessing: The Dean of Westminster, THE VERY REV
Organist and Master of the Choristers SIMON PRESTON
Westminster Abbey byWynfordVaughan-Thomas and Raymond Baxter


Unknown: Dr Edward Carpenter
Unknown: Sir Arthur Bliss
Unknown: Frank Johnston
Unknown: Clifford Bax
Arranged By: Gustav Hoist
Unknown: Dr Tudur Jones
Unknown: Robert Runcie
Unknown: Alan Luff
Unknown: Michael Weisman
Organist: Dr Edward Carpenter
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: The Meisterspringer

3: Can Spring Be Far Behind?

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's songs: Kings and Queens
2.5 Something to Think About Rainy Days
2.15 The Song Tree
2: Jesperand the 100 Hares Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Once a Wood Was.... by GWEN DUNN
2.45 Nature: Wildlife in the Cift/(RV) by PETER WARD


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Gwen Dunn
Unknown: Peter Ward

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: barrister
Helena Kennedy talks about the briefs which have brought her work to public attention. Leo Days (2)


Talks: Helena Kennedy

: The Way We Were

Tuesday 8 May 1945 dawned bright and clear; there was joy and anticipation in the air, for this day was long-awaited. Big Ben struck 3 o'clock and Winston Churchill announced to the people of Britain that there was peace in Europe. The memories of the celebrations and rejoicing come flooding back, not only for those in the armed forces, some of whom were still fighting in the Far East, but also for the civilians who stayed behind. At just 19 years old, HM The Queen had a memorable night-and 40 years on, she has spoken for the first time since that day with Godfrey Talbot about her own unique recollections of VE Day, for it was a time when the people of Britain could forget the austerity and their personal grief and join in the jubilation.
Stewart MacPherson , one of the 14 BBC War Correspondents, remembers 8 May 1945. Producer CAROUNE ELUOT


Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Unknown: Stewart MacPherson

: File on 4

: Story Time

The Past is Myself (3)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

withCLIVEROSUN including Financial Report

: After Henry

4: The Dinner Party
(Details tomorrow at 12.27pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

Case histories from listeners form the basis of this weekly investigation into allegations. Presented by Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: Groundswell

The environment programme Presented by Hugh Sykes Tropical Rain Forests: A campaign is being launched this week to persuade us not to buy tropical hardwoods like teak and mahogany. Why should we be concerned about the fate of the rain forests? How important is the timber industry to the economy of countries such as the Philippines?
Britain's Coastline: Who is in charge and should there be a national policy to protect the vulnerable parts?


Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: In Business

Presented by Peter Hobday Producer ROSALIND BEW


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Producer: Rosalind Bew

: Analysis

Funny Money
It's no laughing matter, the way world currencies are jumping all over the place. Usually bankers can smooth out the worst of the fluctuations, but this time it seems to be beyond them. Does the blame lie with us in Europe, with the Americans or with the Japanese?
Mary Goldring has been looking into the causes, consequences and possible cures.


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: The Evening Play

The Joke Shop by KEVIN YORICK
Kenny is a philosophy graduate, rescued from unemployment by a part-time job teaching Life and Social Skills to young people on a government training scheme. The only cloud on the horizon is whether he's qualified in either subject.
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Kevin Yorick
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Teb: Neil Adams
Riz: Clifford Milner
Karen: Jane Hollowood
Kenny: Enn Reitel
Clerk: Judith Barker
Terri: Jenny Howe
Head of Dep: Robert Keegan

: A Book at Bedtime

Voices in an Empty Room (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robert Fox
11.0 Headlines on VHFIFMuntil 11.0


Presented By: Robert Fox

: Study on 4

Get By in Portuguese with SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES 4: Eating Out


Unknown: Suzette MacEdo
Unknown: Carlos Alves

: Open University

11.30 Artists and Philosophy
11.50 Village Schools

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography: Advanced Studies Written and presented by DR MICHAEL WITHERICK
12.30 Goods and Services: Swindon (Rv) and at 12.50 Getting the Information (RV)


Presented By: Dr Michael Witherick

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