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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including
Bells on Sunday from St Mary and All Saints, Broomfield, Somerset. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Modern Art: Cezanne
7.20 Dickens and Balzac
7.40 Musical Style

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell breakfasts with Sir John and Lady Cotterell on their farm in Herefordshire. Producer Sue Smith BBC Pebble Mill

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Trevor Barnes
Producer Amanda Hancox Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: John Mortimer

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that helps the severely visually handicapped.
• DONATIONS to RNIB[address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

for Palm Sunday comes live from the Cathedral Church of St George, Jerusalem. One hundred Radio 4 pilgrims visiting
Jerusalem join the cathedral congregation to remember the entry of Jesus into the city at the beginning of Holy Week.
Canon Colin Semper follows the way of Jesus from
Bethphage to Jerusalem. The service is introduced by The Very Rev Peter Crookes.
Preacher: The Rt Rev
Samir Kafty Reading:
Zechariah 9, vv 9-12;
I Corinthians 1, w 18-25; Matthew 21, w 1-13. Music: All glory, laud and honour (AMNS 328); Ride on, ride on in majesty (AMNS 61); My song is love unknown (AMNS 63); When I survey (AMNS 67).


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper
Unknown: Peter Crookes.
Unknown: Samir Kafty

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor Anthony Parkin
Director and editor Ruth Patterson
BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Robin Lustig
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear photographer Lucinda Lambton , who is also a passionate conservationist of architectural heritage, in conversation with Sue Lawley.
Programme created by Roy Plomley
Producer Olivia Seligman Stereo (R)


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke
Deputy editor Rod Liddle Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Rod Liddle
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Powys, where members of the Presteigne Gardening
Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson BBC North


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Well, at Least It Didn't Rain

by Renny Krupinski. With Patricia Hayes Rosemary Leach.
Funerals are supposed to be solemn occasions, but sometimes they are fraught with disasters, especially when tropical fish tanks are involved.
Director Janet Whitaker Stereo (R)


Unknown: Renny Krupinski.
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Rosemary Leach.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Nell: Patricia Hayes
Joan: Rosemary Leach
Maisy: Mary Wimbush
Angela: Zelah Clarke
David: Kim Wall

: Literature Is My Mistress - Medicine, My Wife

A seven-part series compiled by Michael Bakewell.
Anton Chekhov - a life reflected in his own writings, the words of his family and friends and the characters who people his plays.
With David Suchet.
1: When I Was a Child -
I Had No Childhood
'So little affection came my way as a child that I treat caresses as something unfamiliar and almost beyond my understanding now that I'm grown up.'
with John Baddeley , Victoria Carling , John Gabriel , Charles Kay , Marcia King ,
Henry Power , Simon Treves and Geoffrey Whitehead. Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo
W SHOW TIMES: page 17 7
W WODDIS: page 75


Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: David Suchet.
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Victoria Carling
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Charles Kay
Unknown: Marcia King
Unknown: Henry Power
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Chekhov: David Suchet
Maria Chekhov: Anna Massey
Pavel Chekhov: Maurice Denham
Mikhail Chekhov: Nicholas Farrell
Alexander Chekhov: David Goudge
Yevgenia Chekhov: Jo Kendall
Trigorin: John Rowe
Mme Ranyevskaya: Janet Suzman

: A Good Day Out

Four programmes.
1: All the Fun of the Fair A montage of memories evoking fairgrounds between the wars. Stereo

: Soundtrack

Six programmes. 5: Southside Story
If you're under 18 and homeless, Southside is a safe haven. You're given a bed and breathing space to talk over your problems with staff.... Producer Cathie Mahoney (R)


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Options

4.00 Education Matters In the last of seven programmes, Mike Baker investigates the fast-changing world of education.
4.30 The Waiting Game The final guide to pregnancy with Anneka Rice and midwife Caroline Flint. 9: The Birth Day Marie's baby is born.
5.00 Hallelujah! The Chorus The second of two programmes about the London Philharmonic Choir, with Daniel Snowman. Stereo
5.30 The Riddle of the Stones Last programme in the series. A chieftain's badge? A virility symbol? Why was the White Horse carved on the hillside at Uffington? Peter Fowler , Paul Newman , Christopher Chippindale and Paul Devereux have some interesting explanations. (R)
0 After Easter, Options continues on Saturdays only


Unknown: Mike Baker
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Caroline Flint.
Unknown: Daniel Snowman.
Unknown: Peter Fowler
Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Christopher Chippindale
Unknown: Paul Devereux

: Profile

John Wallace is one of the best and most versatile trumpeters in the business.
With Edward Seckerson. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: John Wallace
Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Down Your Way

Every ten years the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau transforms itself for the world-famous Passion
Play. Final preparations are watched by The Rev Frank Topping. Producer Jill Marshall BBC Bristol


Producer: Jill Marshall

: Snapshots from the Roof of the World

Radio Pictures of Ladakh
The Leaping Lord of Wanla
Last programme with Tim Malyon in the Himalayas.
Producer Nigel Acheson (R)


Unknown: Tim Malyon
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Europhile

(Details as yesterday 11 .30am)

: While the Cat's Away....

Cat's Whiskers Spring Special
Presenter Julie Mayer. Peter and the Wolf with Judi Dench and the BBC Concert Orchestra conductor
Barry Wordsworth. Words and music
Serge Prokofiev.
Plus competitions, features and club members' birthdays.
Producer Brian Scott-Hughes Series producer Julia Brooke Stereo


Presenter: Julie Mayer.
Unknown: Judi Dench
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
Unknown: Serge Prokofiev.
Producer: Julia Brooke

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde.
Readers talk about their reading habits.


Readers: Nigel Forde.

: Punters

with Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Reading Aloud

The fifth of ten programmes.
Nicholas Farrell reads an excerpt from A Little Athens by David Holbrook.
To Paul, a scholarship schoolboy in the 1930s, death brings to mind only a lately deceased goldfish and a sparrow he once killed. The death of a schoolteacher brings home the reality. Director Peter Kavanagh Stereo


Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Little Athens
Unknown: David Holbrook.
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Treasure Islands

The illustrator and author Shirley Hughes meets Michael Rosen.


Unknown: Shirley Hughes
Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: The Natural History Programme

Hallucinogenic fossils, the smelliest plant in the world, and insects that help the police. With Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm.

: News

: The Churchill Years

Six turning-points by David Wheeler.
With Daniel Massey. 5: The Aristocrat and the Guttersnipe
Stereo (Part 6 this Wed at 11.00am)


Unknown: David Wheeler.
Unknown: Daniel Massey.

: In Committee

Presenter Peter Hill Producer Sallie Davies


Presenter: Peter Hill
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

The Way the World Is The last of six programmes for Lent, with The Rev
Dr John Polkinghorne ,
President of Queens' College, Cambridge. 6: Life After Death
'The empty tomb makes sense, for it speaks of a destiny for all matter as well as for humanity ... that is, for all creation.' Reader Alan Sykes. Producer Norman Winter BBC North. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Polkinghorne
Reader: Alan Sykes.

: News

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