The cirl bunting, a small finch-like bird, used to be common in southern
Britain. Now only a small population survives. Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm try to find out what has gone wrong. Producer John Harrison
Her Majesty The Queen distributes the Royal Maundy at the Service in Westminster Abbey. Hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the Height; Psalm 138 (Henry Ley ); Anthem: Lord, for thy Tender Mercy's Sake (attributed to John Hilton ); Lesson: John 13, w 1-16, read by HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. First distribution of Maundy gifts: Anthems: Remember Not, Lord (Henry Purcell); Wash Me Throughly (Samuel Sebastian Wesley ); A New Commandment, I Give Unto You (Paul Leddington Wright ); Lesson: Matthew 25, w 31-45, read by the Dean of Westminster. Second distribution of Maundy gifts: Anthems: Salvatum Mundi Qohn Blow); Zadok the Priest (G F Handel); Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Isaac Watts ); National Anthem. Westminster Abbey Choir (organist and Master of Choristers Martin Neary ; sub organist, Andrew Lumsden ) with the Choir of the Chapel Royal (choirmaster Richard Popplewell ). Commentary by John Hosken. Producer David France. Stereo
with Jenni Murray.
The final part of a series on feasting and fasting - traditional Christian food for Eastertide.
The second short story:
The Rescue of Karen Arscott by Gene Kemp.
Read by Mia Soteriou.
Insurance risk assessment is what Micky does for a living. Taking risks in his own life is what he does for fun. One day it's no fun any more....
Written by Mark Power.
Director Andy Jordan
Nigel Forde talks to
Judith Krantz , author of glitzy sagas Scruples and Till We Meet Again, about her new bestseller.
He also discovers the Very Private Life of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins , and visits the London
International Book Fair.
Producer Sally Marmion
Robert Dawson-Scott previews The Virtuoso at the Royal Shakespeare
Company's Swan Theatre; Sir John Gielgud returns to BBC Radio 4; and Judy Meewezen reports on the new play by Mobil prize-winning dramatist Rod Wooden.
Producer Julian May
A series of graphic features reflecting contemporary life in Britain.
A House By the Sea
Seven strangers united by a history of emotional distress now share a house run by the Fellowship Charitable
Foundation, where there is mutual support and encouragement as they rebuild their lives.
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo
From Clogs to Clogs In the second of his
three-part series on Britain's relative economic decline, Peter Hennessy examines the price paid for victory in 1945 and asks why the UK missed out on Western
Europe's post-war economic miracle.
Producer Caroline Anstey
Wladislaw Piasecki sells newspapers at a Surrey station these days. As a young man in Poland, fifty years ago, a brush with the Gestapo led to a turbulent journey across Europe to Britain. Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo
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