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: News Briefing

: *am Prelude

Marjorie Lofthouse presents a selection of music to herald the spring.
Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . including Bells on Sunday from the Church of St Sepulchre, Holborn Viaduct, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Open University

7.00 18th-Century Political Prints
7 20 Social Science: Acts of God?
7.40 Living with Technology - A Foundation Course

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell takes breakfast with one-time city boy
David Roston and his wife Doris, who now farm 150 acres in Cheshire. Producer SUE SMITH. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell
Unknown: David Roston

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Trevor Barnes.
Producer NORMAN WINTER Editor DAVID COOMES BBC Manchester FM joins at 8.00 including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.

: Patricia Routledge

talks, for the Week's 's Good Cause, about help being given to deaf people in developing countries.
This includes counselling, research into deafness, preventative measures, teacher training and provision of aids.
Commonwealth Society for the Deaf, [address removed]

: News

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

for Palm Sunday from St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey.
A service of Mattins following the order of the 1549 Prayer
Book in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Cranmer , conducted by the Rector, CANON DONALD GRAY. Psalm 96
Responses (William Smith ) Te Deum (Byrd)
Hymns: Ride on, ride on in majesty; When I survey the wondrous cross
Anthem: Hosanna to the son of David (Weelkes)
Readings: Zechariah 9, w 9-12; Matthew 21, w 1-11 Readers
THE RT HON BERNARD WEATHERILL , Speaker of the House of Commons;
Organist THOMAS trotter Director of Music


Unknown: Thomas Cranmer
Unknown: Canon Donald Gray.
Unknown: William Smith
Unknown: Bernard Weatherill
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Christopher Stokes

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by JOHN SCOTNEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: John Scotney.

: News Stand

Presented by Anne Karpf Producer SALUE DAVIES


Presented By: Anne Karpf
Producer: Salue Davies

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear the actress Athene Seyler , who will be 100 years old this year, in conversation with Sue Lawley. She looks back on her long and eventful life in the theatre, and looks forward to her adventure on the island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer OLIVIA SELIGMAN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Athene Seyler
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.00am)

: The Way We Live Now

by ANTHONY TROLLOPE , dramatised in eight parts by DAVID SPENSER. Episode 7
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo (R)


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: David Spenser.
Narrator: Alan Dudley
Directed By: Graham Gauld
LadyCarbury: Rosalind Shanks
Sir Felix: Stephen Rashbrook
Hetta: Debby Cumming
Roger: Michael Tudor Barnes
Melmotte: David March
Mme Melmotte: Diana Olsson
Marie: Emily Richard
Paul Montague: John Levitt
Mrs Hurtle: Jane Knowles
Mr Longstaffe: John Westbrook
Adolphus: Steve Hodson
Lord Nidderdale: Andrew Branch
Ruby Ruggles: Christine MacKie
Mrs Pipkin: Chrys Salt
John Crumb: Spencer Banks
Croll: Jonathan Scott
Mr Squercum: Anthony Jackson

: The Radio Programme

(Details on Thursday at 8.45pm)

: With Passport and Parasol

Seven true stories of travel and adventure, compiled and written by JULIA KEAY. 2: Notions of Liberty
The story of Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam.
With Sian Phillips as Anna and Garard Green as the King of Siam.
Narrator John Franklyn-Robbins . Producer JOHN POWELL (R)


Written By: Julia Keay.
Unknown: Anna Leonowens
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Garard Green
Narrator: John Franklyn-Robbins
Producer: John Powell

: Options

4.00 Education Matters With SUSAN MARLING. Researcher PHILIPPA GOODRICH Producer MERILYN HARRIS (e)
4.30 Up Before the Bench A four-part series presented by LUDOVIC KENNEDY. 3: Family Court (R) (e)
5.00Deutschdirekt! Last of 20 radio programmes. Salzburg - ein letzter Besuch With SABINE MICHAEL. PETER SAHLA Script by MARGARET WIGHTMAN Series producer IRIS SPRANKLING (R) (e)
5.30 Get By in Chinese An introduction in six parts. 5: In the Xian Guesthouse Presented by LIU YUAN and PAUL CROOK (R) (e)


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Unknown: Philippa Goodrich
Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Script By: Margaret Wightman
Presented By: Liu Yuan

: Enquire Within

(Details on Good Friday at 11.47am)

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am)

: News

: Next Door's Doorstep

Four peregrinations around Wales by Ray Gosling. 2: From Pant- Y-Hose to Llantisiliogogodancer


Unknown: Ray Gosling.

: Cat's Whiskers

Last of the present series. Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse introduce this week's birthday guest,
Phillip Schofield ; Paul Copley reads Stanley Bagshaw and the 14-Foot Wheel by BOB WILSON ; plus NOEL STREATFEILD 'S When the Siren Wailed, dramatised by RICHARD PINNER. 10: Coming Together, narrated by Wendy Richard.
Researcher LIS ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Julie First
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Stanley Bagshaw
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Noel Streatfeild
Dramatised By: Richard Pinner.
Unknown: Wendy Richard.

: In My Opinion

'I believe all but essential dogs should be banned from the city, so that dogs and people can stop driving each other crazy, and become best friends once more.' Miles Kington turns his attention to this absorbing issue for the third of six opinion documentaries.


Unknown: Miles Kington

: Fear on 4

A series of 13 plays.
10: Survival by JOHN WYNDHAM Stereo (Details Wednesday 6.30pm)


Unknown: John Wyndham

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks with Stephen Gill.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Stephen Gill.

: The Great Debate

Three wise men confront each other at a political meeting.
Which philosophy should guide African-British people today? Civil disobedience? Violence? Back to Africa?
Producer LOUISE PURSLOW. Stereo (Adapted from the musical
'Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame (Also see 'After DreadandAnger', Tuesday 8.30pn)


Unknown: J.D. Douglas
Producer: Louise Purslow.
Martin Luther King: Mark Heath
Malcolm X: Clark Peters
Marcus Garvey: Count Prince Miller
Compere: Robert Phillips
Singer: Derldee Willlams

: The Lent Talks

Falling into Grace
The last of six meditations for
Lent with The Rev James Jones. Stereo


Unknown: James Jones.

: The Natural History Programme

with Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm.

: News

: Unfinished Agenda

Second of two programmes.
When Bishop Lesslie Newbigin returned to Britain after 40 years as a missionary in India, he found that home thoughts on foreign missions had turned sour. Through conversations with leaders of the thriving churches of Asia and Africa,
Bishop Newbigin argues that a church that has lost its faith in missions has lost its faith. Keeping Faith
Is it wrong to convert others to one's own faith?


Unknown: Lesslie Newbigin
Unknown: Bishop Newbigin
Unknown: Michael Roberts
Producer: Iwan Russell

: In Committee

Presented by Viv Robins Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presented By: Viv Robins
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Palm Sunday.
Our God Is Still Too Small
Last of six programmes for Lent. Humble God
John Young continues to relate the themes of Lent to today's world. He rejects a tame, controllable Christ and concludes that God takes sides. Readers ALAN SYKES and GLENYS MILES .
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Readers: Alan Sykes
Readers: Glenys Miles

: *amNewj

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