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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

News and a five-day weather forecast for farmers Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday,8.30 News Summary
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Brian Perkins

: The Week on 4

with Brian Perkins


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Five More William Stories

by RICHMAL CROMPTON chosen and read by Martin Jarvis
1: The Leopard Hunter
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Hullo Children.... Everywhere

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


Conducted By: Jeremy Nicholas.
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Roy Rogers
Unknown: Shirley Abicair
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings and focuses on the financial problems of everyday life.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Tales of Innocence and Experience

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
0 HEAR THIS! page 24


Read By: Brid Brennan
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Easter Faith

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


Unknown: Roy Williamson
Organist: Martin Baker

: Down the River

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


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Poetry Plane!

Presented by Kit Wright Readers ANTHONY HYDE and ELIZABETH PROUD
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Kit Wright
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Ebenezer Howard
Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Pat Taylor

: King Street Junior

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.
Special guest
John Craven as himself


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Mr Beeston
Unknown: John Craven
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
starring Karl Howman: Philip Sims
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster: James Grout
Mr Holliday, Deputy Head: Tom Watson
Mrs Stone,: Margaret John
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Sundar: David Crane
Maureen: Victoria Keady
Razia: Caroline Wigley

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Ustening Corner

Tony Aitken reads Wriggly Worm and the Gibble Gobble Cormey by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Pat Rowe
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Marie Crossman
Read By: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Mr Dobson
Unknown: Mr Dobson
Editor: Clare Selerie

: A Song at Twilight

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.
Stereo •
HEAR THIS! page 24


Author: Noel Coward
Director: David Johnston
Hugo Latymer: Michael Denison
Hilde Latymer: Jill Bennett
Carlotta: Dulcie Gray
Felix: Sean Barrett

: Kaleidoscope

i Barcelona!
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.


Unknown: Paul Allen

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Bill Frost
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'clock News



Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Unnatural Acts

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


Written By: Paul B. Davies
Written By: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producer: David Tyler.
Kit: Kit Hollerbach
Caroline: Caroline Leddy
Jeremy and: Jeremy Hardy
Paul: Paul B Davies

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: S04

Science on 4

: Dear Brutus

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.
(Stereo) (R)


Author: J.M. Barrie
Adapted by: Caroline Raphael
Original Music: Richard Attree
Director: Stuart Owen
Barrie: Alec McCowen
Lob: Michael Bilton
Dearth: Tom Wilkinson
Alice Dearth: Joanna McCallum
Margaret: Sophie Thompson
Purdie: Paul Shelley
Mabel Purdie: Susie Brann
Joanna Trout: Julia Swift
Coade: Manning Wilson
MrsCoade: Gwen Cherrell
Lady Caroline Laney: Moir Leslie
Matey: Timothy Bateson

: Kaleidoscope

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


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon.
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Leaving Home
Written and read in ten parts by Garrison Keillor 6: Pontoon Boat


Unknown: Garrison Keillor

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: David Sells

: Still a Juliet

Gwen Ffrangcon Davies , at 97, talks to her friend, Nigel Hawthorne , remembering her
Juliet and other Shakespearean ladies.


Unknown: Gwen Ffrangcon Davies
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Producer: David Spenser

: *am News

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