Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather
With THE REV PATRICIA MCKEE Stereo
Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With JOHN INVERDALE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
The third phone-in during Lent on the subject of Family Matters and linked to the preceding Sunday Morning Service. Today: Bereavement
Are there ways of handling bereavement, or is the experience different for each individual? Can you ever get over the loss of a loved one and should you even try?
Peter Harvey , author and lecturer in theology; and Susan Le Poidevin , a psychologist who specialises in bereavement, answer your questions.
In the Chair Jenni Murray
Produced by the Woman 's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am
Making Friends by NORA WINURIDGE
Read by June Barrie
'They watched each other all the time; it worried her....' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Matthew 20, vv 17-28 Stereo
11.0 Time and Tune Scenes from The Wind in the Willows (20) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Space (2) Presented by tim MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (20) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
The Ornamental Pear Tree by HARRY BARTON
Emma has an ornamental pear tree planted in the lawn of her Ulster home. But things get complicated when Mervyn, who lives on a nearby housing estate, decides that a tree is just the sort of thing that an ambitious young executive should have in his front garden....
Doorbell music arranged by HENRY DAGG
Producer PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland
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A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside. Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers.
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Victoria Glendinning and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
Presented by Sir Robin Day
1.55 Listening Corner Today: William's Rainbow by SARAH MORCOM
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Anne Frank by JO MANTON (R)
2.25 Contact Spring by DAVID BELLAMY Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL (R)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) White Horses and Black Bulls by ALAN JENKINS adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R)
Introduced by Jenni Murray It just dropped through my fingers!
Are some people more prone to clumsiness? Can you grow out of it? ANDREA ADAMS gathers a little evidence.
Serial: The Aspern Papers by HENRY JAMES abridged in seven episodes by DELIA PATON
Read by William Roberts (7) (Music: Berkeley's The Romance of the Rose)
(Starting tomorrow: Stories by Women Writers)
Rooks in the breeding season, attempt, sometimes, in the gaiety of their hearts to sing, but with no great success. (GILBERT WHITE) The story of the rook presented by Caroline Parsons
Written and compiled by KATE TIFFIN BBC Bristol (R) Stereo
direct from the House of Commons The Chancellor's speech in full followed by the reply from the Leader of the Opposition, The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , mp
Presented by Susannah Simons Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
The Budget speech direct from the House of Commons with expert comment throughout the afternoon.
3.30* The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Nigel Lawson. mp
In the House of Commons, the BBC's Chief Political
Correspondent. Brian Curtois In the PM Budget studio The Rt Hon David Howell , mp, former Secretary of State for Energy The Rt Hon John Smith , mp,
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
Alan Beith , mp, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
Alfred Gooding, Chairman of the Gooding Group and Chairman ofCBI Wales 1983-85 Rodney Bickerstaffe , General Secretary of NUPE
Michael Hughes of stockbrokers De Zoete and Bevan Vincent Duggleby , Editor, BBC Financial Unit
Plus reaction from the public and from those most affected by the Chancellor's proposals. • FEATURE: page 3and WODDIS ON: page 79
With BRIAN PERKINS followed by further discussions of the Budget proposals, with contributions from
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp The Rt Hon David Owen , mp and representatives of industry and business
6.25* Financial Report
6.30* A round-up of the rest of the day's news
Editors JENNY ABRAMSKY
ALAN BEECHAM. MARTIN COX and HELEN WILSON
A PMand Radio News production
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)
Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Helen Boaden Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Details on Thursday at IO.Oam)
In October 1726 wild rumours about monstrous births swept London, and reached
King George I who ordered an inquiry. The Hon Samuel Molyneux visited Mary Toft and was present when the Royal Surgeon and Anatomist delivered her of yet another rabbit. He was able to assure the King that: 'He did not perceive the least Circumstance of Fraud in the conduct of this Affair.'
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The Hon Samuel Molyneux:
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News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian MacRae Producer ANNE THEAKSTONE
Series producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.3010 10.0pm
David Moreau recollects five attempts to come to grips with life.
1: Bearded Like a Pard Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol(R)
Presenter Christopher Bigsby Producer KEVIN JACKSON
Presenter Alexander MacLeod (continued at 10.50)
A statement on the Budget by The Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Rt Hon Nigel Lawson , mp
11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Acceptance of Continental Drift
English Resources: 16 Plus
12.30 Wordsworth Script by DR T. T. MCCORMICK (RV) and at 12.50 The Bronte Sisters Script by BRIAN WILKS (RV)
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