It's back to the early 1950s for a holiday morning wallow in childhood musical memories, from the early children's record request programme, Children's Favourites, conducted by Jeremy Nicholas. With likely contributions from MAX BYGRAVES , DANNY KAYE , ROY ROGERS , SHIRLEY ABICAIR , SPARKY THE TALKING BUDGERIGAR, and the OBERNKIRCHEN CHILDREN'S CHOIR. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE
A season of morning stories for Easter
Hemisphere by JU ANITA CASEY
A little girl discovers the Holy Ghost in a walnut tree at the bottom of her garden.... Read by Brid Brennan Producer SHEILA FOX
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recorded in Bradford Cathedral The Rt Rev Roy Williamson ,
Bishop of Bradford, reflects, in the light of Easter, on hope arising from the ashes of tragedy. The day of Resurrection
(BBC HB 112); Mark 16, vv 1-8; Now the green blade riseth; Thine be the glory
Master of the Choristers
Organist MARTIN BAKER BBC Manchester. Stereo
Cliff Morgan spends a day with country folk in the valley of the River Windrush in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. He meets the editor of a country magazine, a family of blacksmiths, a quarryman, a dry-stone waller, an innkeeper with a model village in his back garden, someone who has a passion for ducks and wildfowl, and another determined to keep alive animals that have become rare breeds.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH. BBC Bristol
Town and country must be married - that was the dream of Ebenezer Howard when the first garden city was born at the turn of the century, and that vision was carried on by the post-war planners. Forty years on from the New Towns Act, how does the future look for these dream developments, now that the inner city takes over the focus of the Government's attention?
Presented by Susan Rae Editor PAT TAYLOR
by JIM ELDRIDGE and 8: The School Fête the school secretary
As Mr Beeston sees it, a problem posed is a problem to be resolved - whether it concerns the school's 'big day', or the future of one little girl.
John Craven as himself
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
starring Karl Howman:
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster:
Mr Holliday, Deputy Head:
In the programme that tells the stories behind the headlines, Pat Rowe joins the all-woman crew making the television thriller Thin Ice.
Presenter Jenni Murray Story: Dobson's Choice by MARIE CROSSMAN
Read by Brenda Blethyn
Mr Stamford, Mr Dobson and Miss Gregson all work in the same office. Mr Stamford is quite dismissively certain of Miss Gregson's evenings - cooking her mother's supper and watching television. It is Mr Dobson who discovers dramatically just how different Miss Gregson's evenings are! Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY
by Noel Coward
The comparative happiness that exists between Hugo Latymer, a grand old man of letters, and his wife Hilde, is disturbed by the surprise emergence from his past of an ex-mistress. The purpose of her visit turns out to be as shocking as it is dramatic and threatens to destroy their marriage.
In this, one of Coward's last plays, in which he made his farewell stage appearance in 1966, the Master's famous wit and observation of character are as sharp and entertaining as ever.
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An open-air performance about perfumes, using all the flowers and herbs of Catalonia! A television 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 was banned after one performance! i What is going on in Barcelona? Paul Allen finds out.
A madcap dash through the hilarious antics of four fun-filled friends starring
3: April Fool!
Oh crikey! It's that time of year when fake vomit abounds, and you shouldn't believe anything you read in the papers.... particularly when it mentions Kit's parents,
Trigger the donkey and the immigration authorities.... Written by PAUL B. DAVIES
KIT HOLLERBACH and JEREMY HARDY with additional material by PETE SINCLAIR
Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo
by J.M. Barrie, adapted for radio by Caroline Raphael
With Alec McCowen as Barrie
'The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves that we are underlings.' In a magic wood, on Midsummer's Eve, a second chance is offered to those who believe they have taken the wrong turning in life; some will take the same path, some will have a precious glimpse of what can now never be.
Lady Caroline Laney:
The Norrington Experience The conductor
Roger Norrington has recently been regaling audiences with Beethoven and Berlioz
Experiences - a series of concerts using the original instruments of the London Classical Players.
Currently recording the symphonies and concertos of Beethoven as well as Berlioz's Symphoniefantastique, he puts down his baton to explain his philosophy of original performances to Nicholas Kenyon. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
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