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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Rev Shelagh Brown

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
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
7 45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Five William Stories

5: William Makes a Night of It from William the Fourth

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Julian Critchley , mp, in conversation with Michael Parkinson Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: The Best Day of Your Life?

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)


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Elaine Paige

: A Liturgy for Good Friday

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: John Sanders
Assistant Organist: Mark Blatchly

: The Cross on Trial

In the last of this series of Holy Week talks, John Harriott looks at the Cross as an event which changes the terms of human existence.


Unknown: John Harriott

: The Amateur Justices

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


Unknown: Joshua Rozenberg

: Anything You Can Do

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


Unknown: Philip Hodson
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Food Programme

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)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Nineteen Ninety-Eight: Episode Three...

(Broadcast on Saturday at 11.0pm)

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: King Jolly's Birthday (R)

: Woman's Hour

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.


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Debbie Fisher
Read By: Sean Barrett

: The Robe

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


Story By: Lloyd C. Douglas
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Marcellus Gallio
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
as Marcellus Gallio: Anton Lesser
as Senator Gallio: Bernard Hepton
Demetrius: Stuart Organ
Diana: And Helena Breck
TUSCUS: Brian Hewlett
QuintUS: Christian Rodska
Lucia: Susie Brann
Tertia: Deborah Makepeace
Prinee Gaius: Keith Drinkel
Marcipor: Manning Wilson
Cornelia: Pauline Letts
Captain Manius: Sean Arnold
Sextus: Henry Stamper
PauluS: David Buck

: News

: Inheritance

2: Adisham Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Phil Longman continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Phil Longman

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on Easter Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Selected by Margaret Howard Producer JUUAN HALE
Stereo (Rev re-broadcast on Easter Day)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Juuan Hale

: Any Questions?

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)


Producer: Carole Stone

: Times Remembered

Ian Skidmore talks to five people about their lives.
2: Audrey Brown , former street urchin in London, who now runs a Salvation Army 'bws bach' in North Wales.


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Unknown: Audrey Brown
Producer: Anne Howells

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast on Easter Day)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Staging History
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)


Unknown: Alexander Schouvaloff
Unknown: Joyce MacMillan
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The War of the Worlds
5: The Exodus from London

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Semanasanta

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

: Good Friday Meditation

The Rev Professor Frances Young gives a personal reflection on the meaning of Good Friday.


Unknown: Professor Frances Young

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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