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.
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
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
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
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
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
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.
Producers EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT and SALLY MARMION
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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
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
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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
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