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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

60th Birthday Week
Today's programme begins a week of celebration of 60 years of daily farming programmes on BBC Radio. From fatstock prices, dotty EEC jargon, the farming archives reveal some radio jewels. Producers
0 FEATURE: page 84


Unknown: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day

THE REV DR BILL MORRIS , Minister of Glasgow Cathedral. BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Bill Morris

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45 Business News With MARTIN CRASS
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.25, 8.25 Sport
7.45 Thought for the Day
* NOMINATIONS for the Radio 41 YMCA Best of British Youth Awards should be sent to: Today. BBC. london W1A 4WW


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys

: The Week on 4

: Phil Smith

goes down to the BBC Sound Archives with a spring in his step Producer JULIAN HALE


Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Short Stories for Holy Week

Five stories by SARA MAITLAND. Market Day
Read by Wendy Richard Producer CAROLINE DONNE


Stories By: Sara Maitland.
Read By: Wendy Richard
Producer: Caroline Donne

: Daily Service

Introduced by Stephen Oliver from St Christopher's Hospice. London.
Hymns: 0 God of Bethel; The servant song;
I heard the voice of Jesus say Reading: Mark 14, vv 53-65 Stereo


Introduced By: Stephen Oliver

: Down Your Way

The running of the Gold Cup is the highlight of the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham but on this visit to the races
Lord Oaksey, the journalist and former jockey, decides to see something of the other aspects of the spa town.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Vernon Scannell Readers BONNIE HURREN and ANTHONY HYDE
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo
0 REQUESTS to : Poetry Please' BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Vernon Scannell
Presented By: Readers Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite Editor KEN VASS
0 WRITE TO: You and Yours,
BBC. London W1A 1AA, if you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters. or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities.


Presented By: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Funny That Way

Eight classic comedy profiles introduced by Barry Cryer. 5: Spike Milligan
'I've just got to get it out of me, folks!'
Compiled and researched by MICHAEL POINTON
Producer SONIA BELDOM. Stereo


Introduced By: Barry Cryer.
Introduced By: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Producer: Sonia Beldom.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Worrall Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Nick Worrall
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Thora Hird reads Easter stories from Duckdown Road. Today: 'The Great Easter-Egg Hunt" (I) by KATE WILKINSON Producer DAVID IAN NEVILLE Stereo


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

She castigated men in The Female Eunuch, forgave them in Sex and Destiny.
Now her latest book is devoted to one.
Germaine Greer talks to
Jenni Murray about her father - his life, his relationships and his impact on her.
Serial: Driving in the Dark (8) Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY


Talks: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie

: Calling

A play by PAUL COPLEY. Stereo


Play By: Paul Copley.

: Kaleidoscope

Le Mot juste
For some writers the search for the right one can take days; for others they tumble out in a stream.
Paul Vaughan talks to poets, novelists and lexicographers about the basic tool of their trade - the word.


Talks: Paul Vaughan

: Presented by Hugh Sykes and Rory Maclean

5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55
0 LETTERS: PM, BBC. London W1A 1AA

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report

: The Million-Pound Radio Show

Dear Mr ...
Many thanks for writing to
Feedback and asking for a new series of The Million-Pound
Radio Show. Here it is. As usual it is written and presented by Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell , and features
Jasper Jacob and Lesley Sharp. We will send you the bill in due course.
Yours sincerely,
PAUL MAYHEW ARCHER (Producer) Stereo


Presented By: Andy Hamilton
Presented By: Nick Revell
Unknown: Jasper Jacob
Unknown: Lesley Sharp.
Unknown: Paul Mayhew Archer

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper 's weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: A Little Like Drowning

by Anthony Minghella.
With Peggy Ashcroft as Leonora, Alan Rickman as Alfredo, Juliet Stevenson as Julia and Jane Gurnett as Young Leonora
Leonora and Alfredo Mare came to England from the Italian village of Valvori in 1926. They had dreams and ambitions and soon started a family. But Alfredo loved the good time, fancy shirts and his new Alfa Romeo. He also loved two women....
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Pebble Mill Stereo


Writer: Anthony Minghella
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Leonora: Peggy Ashcroft
Alfredo: Alan Rickman
Julia: Juliet Stevenson
Young Leonora: Jane Gurnett
Martino: Elliott Spiers
Gioia: Moir Leslie
Bruno: George Rossi
Peter: Tony Turner
Gianna: Sally Eldridge
Fr David: Denys Hawthorne

: Kaleidoscope

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis makes his debut as Hamlet in the new National Theatre production by Richard Eyre ; the pubishing event of the week is William Golding 's new novel; and Beachcomber rides again on Radio 4.
Presented by Humphrey Carpenter Producer JOHN GOUDIE Stereo


Unknown: Daniel Day-Lewis
Production By: Richard Eyre
Unknown: William Golding
Presented By: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: John Goudie

: A Book at Bedtime

Appleby at Allington (6)

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Margaret Budy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends.

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and features about the OU
11.50 18th-Century Political Prints

: am L W News

FM joins at 12.10

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