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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Stuart Robinson.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert island Discs

Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone in conversation with Sue Lawley. Stereo

: Flashback

A series of eight programmes 7: Alexandria: No Abiding CityJoseph Hone returns to the remains of this fabled world - his city for a short time, too. (R)


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Preparing a Place

A Meditation for Good Friday from Clifton Roman Catholic Cathedral, Bristol
Hannah Gordon,
Peter Barkworth and Peter Firth trace the story of the betrayal, trial and crucifixion of Jesus through poetry and prose. Music, new and traditional, adds to the opportunity to prepare your own response to the events of Good Friday. Compiled and written by PETER FIRTH
CHRISTOPHER WALKER Technical assistance
Producer JULIA WILLS. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Unknown: Peter Firth
Written By: Peter Firth
Written By: John Gibbons
Oboe: Margaret Peirson
Unknown: Christopher Walker
Unknown: David Coe.
Unknown: Graham Hoyland
Producer: Julia Wills.

: Short Stories for Holy Week

Mary of Magdala by SARA MAITLAND
Read by Miriam Margolyes


Unknown: Sara Maitland
Read By: Miriam Margolyes

: Analysis

The Road from 1945
The Attlee government is widely thought to have established the foundations of a new political and economic settlement.
Mrs Thatcher consciously set out to dismantle it. But did a consensus ever exist? Just how revolutionary have the Thatcher governments been?
What could be the new political landscape for the early 21st century?
Peter Hennessy chairs a discussion with Professor David Marquand , Sir John Hoskyns and Professor Eric Hobsbawm. Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Unknown: Professor David Marquand
Unknown: Sir John Hoskyns
Unknown: Professor Eric Hobsbawm.
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively. How do you make children laugh? Are comics bad for children? Why do they love vulgarity? Writers Bob Wilson and Gene Kemp celebrate April Fools' Day with a look at funny children's books, from Alice in Wonderland to Burglar Bill. Producer SALLY FELDMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 2.47pm)
0 WODDIS ON: page 97


Introduced By: Penelope Lively.
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Gene Kemp
Producer: Sally Feldman

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard
Today's programme reflects the spirit of the day - but which day and which spirit? Good Friday or April Fools' Day?
As well as the usual consumer items, a look at high-tech vet surgeries which suggests that pets are now getting a better deal when they are ill than humans do from hard-pressed hospitals.
For information about this week's 's programme. write for Factsheet No 13 to: You and Yours. BBC London WIA 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper Producer VANESSA HARRISON
(Re-broadcast on Easter Monday)


Presented By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: The Beach (R)

: Woman's Hour

from Birmingham
If Leonardo da Vinci had been a regular listener, he'd have known why the Mona Lisa was really smiling.
Presenter Dilly Barlow
Serial: Elizabeth and Her German Garden (4)


Unknown: Mona Lisa
Presenter: Dilly Barlow

: The Image of God

Five English Mystery plays with 4: Passion
In which Jesus enters
Jerusalem, is betrayed, and condemned by Pontius Pilate.
Musical composition by JOHN BULL and DANNY SCHILLER
Choral composition DAVID TIMSON Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Pontius Pilate.
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Danny Schiller
Unknown: David Timson
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Jesus: John Rowe
Lucifer: Peter Jeffrey
Judas: John Shrapnel
Simon Peter: Anthony Jackson
Caiaphas: Michael Deacon
Pilate: Nigel Stock
Procula: And Anna Massey
Thomas: Gordon Reid
Merchant: Gordon Reid
Philip: Andrew Branch
John: David Timson
MalCUS: Michael Spice
Annas: Leonard Fenton
First elder: Cyril Luckham
Angel: Denys Hawthorne
Damsel: Elizabeth Rider
Herod Antiphas: Roger Hammond
Sergeant: John Hollis
Soldiers at the cross: Eric Allan
Soldiers at the cross: Nigel Anthony
Soldiers at the cross: John Church
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Patrlck Barr
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: John Bott
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: David Buck
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: John Bull
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Trevor Cooper
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Ann Davies
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Adrian Egan
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Martin Friend
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Brian Haines
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Norma Ronald
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Danny Schiller
Apostles, citizens, elders, guards, merchants: Tim Wylton

: News

: Nation of Shopkeepers

John Waite reports on five small businesses.
3: A Butcher's in the West Yorkshire Village of Roberttown
Run by the Buckle Family Producer JEAN SNEDEGAR (R)


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Jean Snedegar

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Hugh Sykes
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25* PM Letters continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News


: Going Places

Tom Boswell puts the extra spark into the Going Places charabanc, expertly steered by Clive Jacobs with a little extra direction from Alanah Martin. Road, rail, air or sea ...if it moves, it's Going Places. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Alanah Martin.
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on Easter Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer ANNE HOWELLS. Stereo
(Revised re-broadcast on Easter Day)


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Howells.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Howe , mp, Secretary of State for
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Frederic Raphael , author Bruce Kent , Chair, CND
Jean Rook , Assistant Editor, Daily Express.
From Camberley, Surrey
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm) Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Bruce Kent
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Stop Press

Michael Elliott presents a personal view of the week's newspapers and talks to the people behind the headlines. Producer VALERIE SANDERSON


Unknown: Michael Elliott
Producer: Valerie Sanderson

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast on Easter Day)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

i Barcelona!
An open-air performance about perfumes using all the flowers and herbs of Catalonia! A TV sketch lampooning the holy trinity of Church, State and Football! In short, bizarre experiment and local scandal. Not just local - the last theatre group to visit London were banned after one performance! 6 What is going on in Barcelona? As the reputation spreads. Paul Allen finds out. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Re-broadcast on Easter Monday)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Leaving Home 5: Life Is Good

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Perchance to Dream....

Sleep that knits up the ravell 'd sleave of care.
The death of each day's life, Sore labor's bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life 's feast
MACBETH Act 2, scene 2
An exposition of sleep in verse and prose with Prunella Scales and Timothy West.


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Timothy West.
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Good Friday Meditation

with The Rt Rev Patrick Kelly , Bishop of Salford
Producer JULIA BROSNAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Kelly
Producer: Julia Brosnan

: *amNews

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