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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with His Eminence Cardinal George Basil Hume , Archbishop of Westminster.


Unknown: Hope Sealy
Unknown: George Basil Hume

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Jenni Murray
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with ROSEMARY HARTILL , the BBC'S
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.25 The Weeklies with IAN HISLOP


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Andy Smith
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
It's bound to snow today: the First-class cricket season starts at Cambridge. A good excuse, perhaps, to stay indoors and concentrate on the World Professional Snooker
Championship from Sheffield. Producer JOANNE WATSON


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. In all four corners of the earth he leaves no stone unturned, discovering new and exciting holidays and tackling those trips that have not lived up to expectations. Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs make up the team that make sense of the world of travel.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF For details of items in this week 's programme please send sae to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

Unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Craig Charles , Carol Thatcher , Emma Freud and Jonathon Ross. Plus the Victor Lewis Smith Look at Life Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Jonathon Ross.
Unknown: Victor Lewis
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: Talking Politics

How accurate are opinion polls? How much do they influence the tactics of the political parties? Do they help or hinder the democratic process?
Robert Carvel of the London
Standard discusses these issues with those who closely follow the pollsters' findings. Producer MARGARET HILL


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Money Box

(Re-broadcast Easter Monday 10.0am)

: Just a Minute!

Peter Jones , Derek Nimmo
Tim Rice and Kenneth Williams try to stop each other talking for just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons Devised by IAN MESSITER
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR Stereo
(Re-broadcast Easter Monday 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: Any Questions?

The RtHon
Sir Edward du Cann. mp, Sheila McKechnie Sue Slipman and The Very Rev Colin Semper


Unknown: Sir Edward du Cann.
Unknown: Sheila McKechnie
Unknown: Sue Slipman
Unknown: Colin Semper

: Alistair Cooke's American Collection

The first of six programmes in which Alistair Cooke presents a selection of his favourite records from his private collection.
The first three programmes are devoted to The American Musical:
The Great Age.
Producer ALAN OWEN (R)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Alan Owen

: The Afternoon Play

Incident at the Devil's Gate by BRUCE STEWART with and
Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead as he celebrated Mass on 25 March 1980. By some he was regarded as a conservative, by others he was branded a Marxist. But for him there was only his faith: faith at odds with the world.
Music arranged and played by PAUL BUCK
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Bruce Stewart
Unknown: Archbishop Oscar Romero
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Oscar Romero: Alec McCowen
Colonel Carillo: Ronald Lacey

: Options

4.0 Parents' Action Guide Parents put their questions to PROFESSOR TED WRAGG and a team of experts from last autumn's Education Roadshow. Presented by ERIC ROBSON 5: Grants and Benefits Are student loans a practical proposition? What help can be obtained from the DHSS? These are among the questions put by audiences at Monkwearmouth College, Sunderland and at Leeds University. (R) revised (e)
4.30 Essays on Popular Music A 12-part series in which MEL HILL examines the connections between varieties of popular music. 6: Pushers and Leaners Two roads to rhythm. Stereo (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express!
15: Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin (e)
5.30 Oaks and Acorns The last of six programmes in which NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to entrepreneurs about their motives and achievements. This week: PATRICIA GRANT, co-founder of Norfrost which makes domestic freezers in Caithness. Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (R)(e)


Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg
Presented By: Eric Robson
Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: International Assignment



Producer: Adam Raphael

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry


Presented By: Georgina Ferry

: The Living World

Secret Forests and Crocodile Caves
In uncharted areas of northern Madagascar, a British expedition led by Jane Wilson and Phil Chapman discover rare lemurs and flightless birds, a new species of pink blind fish, large and very aggressive freshwater eels, and six-metre-long crocodiles that hide in caves.


Unknown: Jane Wilson
Unknown: Phil Chapman

: J Kingston Platt ...

... with a reminiscence from his lifetime in show business. The TV Spectacular - a Contradiction in Terms
A story that will confirm what you'd always suspected and the place in show business history of the liver-sausage sandwich. Research PETER JONES
Producer PETE ATKIN (R)


Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

With SIMON VANCE including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Seagull by ANTON CHEKHOV A version by THOMAS KILROY with and Chekhov's classic play is transposed to the West of Ireland in 1896. Social unrest and a crumbling society form the background to personal turmoil as Isobel Desmond , great actress of the London stage, returns to her Irish estate and a family trapped in a complex and vicious circle.
Radio 4/World Service production Stereo (R)


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Thomas Kilroy
Unknown: Isobel Desmond
Directed By: David Hitchinson
Isobel Desmon: Anna Massey
Aston: Alan Rickman
Constantine: Dominic Guard
Lily: Fiona Victory
DrHickey: T P McKenna
Pauline: Kate Binchy
Peter: Alan MacNaughtan
Mary: Maggie McCarthy
James: Sean Barret-R
Gregory: Tony Doyle
Jack: Breffn1 McKenna

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JUDITH ROLES . Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Judith Roles

: Thriller!

The Possessors by JOHN CHRISTOPHER abridged in 12 parts by BRIAN GEAR
Read by Hywel Bennett 3: The Empty Room
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Christopher
Unknown: Brian Gear
Read By: Hywel Bennett
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Ten to Ten

led by Frank Topping. Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Resurgam ... I Will Rise Again William Scanlan Murphy tells the story of the tiny, steam-driven submarine which lies beneath Colwyn Bay and of its Victorian inventor, The Rev
George Garrett , a Manchester curate who became (among other things) a commander in the Turkish Navy. With and GEOFFREY BANKS
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: William Scanlan Murphy
Unknown: George Garrett
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: David Fleeshman.
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: David Michaels
George Garrett: Alan Rothwell

: The Best Day of Your Life?

Marjorie Lofthouse talks to Elaine Paige about the first preview night of Evita.


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Elaine Paige

: Easter Vigil

from St Anne's Basilica, Jerusalem
A celebration of Christ's resurrection. Worshippers gather to kindle the Paschal candle and to follow its light into the darkened church to greet the Risen Christ. Leader of the Schola Fr Luc Lefief
Mass Leader Fr Pierre Simson


Leader: Fr Pierre Simson

: * 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.

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