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6 30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN Preceded by the Hymn for Good Friday. Stereo There is a green hill far away
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7 45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to
Elaine Paige , former chorus-girl at the Palace Theatre,
Manchester, about the first preview night of Evita. Producer SANCHIA BERG BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 10.45pm)
direct from Gloucester Cathedral.
Hymns (EH): "There is a green hill far away" (106); "O sacred head" (102); "When I survey the wondrous cross" (107); Motet: "Salvator mundi" (Tallis); "The Reproaches" (John Sanders); Readings: Isaiah 52, v 12 to 53, v 6 (GNB); Hebrews 4, w 14-16 and 5, w 7-9 (NEB); John 19, vv 1-37
BBC Pebble Mill Stereo
Master of the Choristers:
They've been described as middle-class, prejudiced, ill-trained and out of touch - yet 27,000 lay magistrates in England and Wales deal with 98 per cent of all criminal justice. Joshua Rozenberg has been taking a close look at how the Magistracy operates in Coventry - a city with an acute and escalating crime problem. Who are the local JPs and how do they tackle the sensitive task of judging their fellow citizens? The Coventry magistrates allowed recordings to be made while they retired to consider verdicts and sentences in cases of theft, burglary and assault as well as motoring offences.
The result is a revealing insight into how the 'amateur justices' administer a key part of our judicial system.
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill
In these days of equality, the rules of professional stereotyping are often broken, but just occasionally, someone surprising slips into focus. In this, the first of four programmes, Philip Hodson ,
Britain's first agony uncle, tells how he deals with problems of adolescence, and adult anguish. Producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Pebble Mill
Derek Cooper tackles the farmer, the manufacturer, the politician, the scientist, the caterer and the customer in his weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast on Easter Day)
Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse Cowslips, harebells and foxgloves are endangered species, rapidly disappearing from our hedgrows.
Debbie Fisher visits a nursery in the Peak District dedicated to the preservation of wild flowers. Producer LUCY LUNT BBC Pebble Mill
Chief Seattle's Testimony Read by Sean Barrett
It has been claimed that this
'Testimony' is a translation of the actual words spoken in 1854 by Chief Sealth (better known as Seattle) of the Duwamish tribe, prior to the signing of the Indian treaties which handed over their territories to the white man. Whether the translation is genuine or not, the message conveyed is all too relevant, more than 100 years later - that the land and the creatures that inhabit it are a sacred trust.
A biblical adventure story by LLOYD C. DOUGLAS adapted in six episodes by DAVID BUCK
1: The Way to Minoa in which Marcellus Gallio , having insulted the stepson of the emperor Tiberius, is dispatched as a punishment to a remote hill-fort in Palestine
Narrator EDWARD DE SOUZA Directed by MARTIN JENKINS Stereo
as Marcellus Gallio:
as Senator Gallio:
The Rt Hon Sir Edward du Cann, mp
Sheila MfcKechnie, Director, Shelter
Sue Slipman, Director, National Council for One-Parent Families The Very Rev Colin Semper,
Provost of Coventry tackle the issues raised by the audience in Worcester
Chairman John Humphrys Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.10 pm)
Pantomime and puppets, opera and dance, sets and lighting, directors and actors - all are collected and on show at the Theatre Museum opening in Covent Garden on Shakespeare's birthday.
Recreating the theatrical world in exhibition is a project originated by Alexander Schouvaloff , the Museum's Director. It's taken years of political fighting to get the building open to the public, now it's nearly ready, complete with theatre, box office and special exhibitions.
Joyce MacMillan reports. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Re-broadcast Easter Monday)
Each year, in Holy Week, the Spanish city of Seville is transformed into a setting for medieval pageantry and processions depicting the Passion of Christ.
Trader Faulkner captures the unique atmosphere of this most famous of European religious festivals.
Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R)
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