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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

60th Birthday Week
A chance to hear some old voices from the programme - Hicks, Sigsworth, Small, and the lady with the voice voted the sexiest-ever at fatstockprice reporting, Rebecca Pow. Plus today's politics and yesterday's farming finance news.

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Bill Morris

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45 Business News with PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.25,8.25 Sport
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys

: News

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power
With Susan Marling and Max Pearson.
Produced by the PUNTERS team BBC Bristol
● WRITE TO: Punters, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Max Pearson.

: For He Is an Englishman

The third of five autobiographical talks by the barrister and historian Charles Arnold-Baker . (R)


Unknown: Charles Arnold-Baker

: The Natural History Programme

Can a woodlouse hold its breath? Lionel Kelleway and Fergus Keeling find the answer in a cat's water bowl. Back on dry land, there's more news and views from the natural world. Producer HELEN ODAMS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Short Stories for Holy Week

Claudia Procula Writes a Letter Read by Penelope Keith


Unknown: Claudia Procula
Read By: Penelope Keith

: The Royal Maundy Service

Her Majesty The Queen distributes the Royal Maundy at the service in St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham. The scene is described by Peter Jones. Order of Service Hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the height Mandatum Lord High Almoner, The Bishop of St Albans Psalm: 138 Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake (anon) Lesson: John 13, vv 1-16 Read by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh First distribution of Maundy gifts, during which the following anthems are sung: Where there is love and charity, God is there (Durufle); Wash me throughly (S. S. Wesley) Lesson: Matthew 25, vv 31-45 Read by the Provost, The Very Rev Peter Berry Second distribution of Maundy gifts, during which the following anthems are sung: Christ became obedient for us unto death (Bruckner); Zadok the Priest (Handel) Prayers: the Precentor, The Rev Canon Lorys Davies Hymn: 0 thou who earnest from above Prayer for the people of Birmingham during the city's centenary year, offered by the Bishop of Birmingham The National Anthem The Blessing: the Bishop of Birmingham Service conducted by The Provost and Members of the Chapter CHOIRS OF HER MAJESTY'S CHAPEL ROYAL AND ST PHILIP 'S CATHEDRAL Directors of Music RICHARD POPPLEWELL and MARCUS HUXLEY. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Jones.
Unknown: Peter Berry
Unknown: Canon Lorys Davies
Unknown: St Philip
Music: Richard Popplewell
Music: Marcus Huxley.

: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: Visiting Lives

Richard Holmes talks with Claire Tomalin about her work on Mary Wollstonecraft and Shelley.


Talks: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft

: First Person

Geoffrey Parkinson raises a moral issue facing probation officers.


Unknown: Geoffrey Parkinson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Growing Pains


: The World at One

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today: The Great Easter-Egg Race Stereo

: Woman's Hour

How to choose the right state school for your children.
Serial: Driving in the Dark (11) Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Helping

Ian Thorton is an experienced social worker who's got used to bending the rules to help people quickly. His managers, acutely aware of public concern about problems in social work, are desperate to play everything by the book.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Ian Thorton
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Ian: Sean Barrett
Robert: Paul Sirr
Linda: Elizabeth Mansfield
Karen: Judy Flynn
Gregg: Robin Bowerman
Jenny: Judy Holt
Mathews: Malcolm Hebden
MetCalf: Peter Rylands
Danny: Dennis Conlon

: News

: Bookshelf

The writer Anthony Burgess now lives in the south of France, but earlier this month visited Britain for a hectic tour promoting his latest book Any Old Iron. Nigel Forde followed hot on Burgess's heels as he dashed between book signings, press interviews and radio and television studios.
● CEEFAX: book details are on page 266


Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Hugh Sykes
5.00, 5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters; 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Dial 'M' for Pizza

by JAMES HENDRIE and IAN BROWN. Starring Jim Broadbent
Mike Grady , Felicity Montagu and Jonathan Kydd.
Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo (R)


Unknown: James Hendrie
Unknown: Ian Brown.
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Mike Grady
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Producer: David Tyler.

: News

: The Archers

: Soundtrack

The last of ten programmes that take life as the microphone finds it.
A Taste of Britain
'You throw away more history than we have....'
'Boy - plumbing, windows and repair work would be a wonderful business to be in here!'
'We don't talk about sweating, or going to the toilet, real words like that....'
The Yanks are here!
Andy Kershaw joins a coach party of American tourists as they spend six days hurtling through England, Scotland and Wales - and eavesdrops on their reactions.
Producer CATHY DRYSDALE. Stereo


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am)

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor presents 30 minutes of news and reviews about radio and its programmes.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Janice Smith
Producer: Keith Jones

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
● INFORMATION: write to Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WIA 1AA. Phone in on [number removed]Lines open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Alexander Stuart 's second novel The War Zone compares the violence on the streets of London with the surprise tensions of a new life in tranquil Devon; and the mysterious spoof Balkan rock band
3 Mustaphas 3 introduce their celebrated fridge.
Producer CHRIS ELDON LEE. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander Stuart
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee.

: A Book at Bedtime

Appleby at Allington (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

Education for Adults: Paulo Freire


Unknown: Paulo Freire

: News

FM joins at 12.10

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