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
TIM FINNEY. DYLAN WINTER
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THE REV DR BILL MORRIS , Minister of Glasgow Cathedral. BBC Scotland. Stereo
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
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goes down to the BBC Sound Archives with a spring in his step Producer JULIAN HALE
with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Researcher JANE NUNNELEY
Producer MARINA SALANDY-BROWN Stereo
Five stories by SARA MAITLAND. Market Day
Read by Wendy Richard Producer CAROLINE DONNE
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
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
Presented by Vernon Scannell Readers BONNIE HURREN and ANTHONY HYDE
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo
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Presented by John Waite Editor KEN VASS
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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.
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
Presented by Nick Worrall Editor MARTIN COX
Thora Hird reads Easter stories from Duckdown Road. Today: 'The Great Easter-Egg Hunt" (I) by KATE WILKINSON Producer DAVID IAN NEVILLE Stereo
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
A play by PAUL COPLEY. Stereo
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.
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55
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Half an hour of reports from BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report
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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.
PAUL MAYHEW ARCHER (Producer) Stereo
Derek Cooper 's weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.
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
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
Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment.
Editor MARGARET BUDY
Radio 4's international business report; market trends.
11.30 Open Forum: News and features about the OU
11.50 18th-Century Political Prints