A special edition with Melvyn Bragg and guests Helena Kennedy , Deborah Moggach , Robin Birley , Peter Vaughan and Eric Robson from the Gulbenkian Studio
Theatre in Newcastleupon-Tyne.
Producer Sarah Blunt. Stereo
The Figure on the Cross by Aidan Mathews.
'In a garden, full of rocks and rhododendrons. When
I lifted my face to be kissed, and a man whom I loved very much stepped back and away as the soldiers swept round me. That was the hardest.
My heart ... broke like an eggshell.'
Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Marilyn Imne
As Radio Goes to Town is in Hull this week, today's service comes from the Church of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity in the town centre. Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley with the choristers of Beverley Minster directed by Alan Spedding.
A You and Yours special with John Howard.
The Government has embarked on a project to cover large areas of Britain with trees - the so-called community forests. It is hoped these new woodlands will provide not only timber for the sawmills but also facilities for sport and leisure. However, not everyone is so enthusiastic. Producer Ian Gilvear
In a special Easter
Monday programme devoted to the family, Jenni Murray talks to three generations of women, and asks how family policy should be shaped. Plus a look at the Archers, the Forsytes and the Fowlers of Albert
Square - how close are novels and soap operas to the real thing?
Finally, a family story: The Last Crop by Elizabeth Jolley. Read by Kristine Landon-Smith . Abridged by Sally Skrimshire
Editor Sally Feldman
Daphne du Maurier's classic story.
Arriving at Manderley, the young Mrs de Winter finds the house and its occupants haunted by memories of Rebecca, her new husband's first wife.
Dramatised by Brian Miller Director Cherry Cookson Stereo
Mrs de Winter:
Mrs Van Hopper:
One of this country's leading chamber ensembles, Fine Arts Brass, take the opportunity to show off their metal by displaying the lighter side of their repertoire. Featuring: Bryan Allen (trumpet),
Andy Culshaw (trumpet), Stephen Roberts (horn), Simon Hogg (trombone), Richard Sandland (tuba). Producer Richard Edis. Stereo
The Mysteries of Messiaen John Amis looks back over the long career of the French composer Olivier Messiaen , whose music has been inspired by his love of nature and his faith.
The religious ecstasy of his La Nativité du
Seigneur and his depictions of birdsong are among his best-known music, but at the age of 82 he is still adding to his prodigious list of works. John Amis surveys the wide range of his output. Producer Philip Jordan. Stereo
by Russell Celyn Jones.
When a soldier goes AWOL and kidnaps his young son, where can he hide and how will they survive?
A powerful and emotive story that moves from the tight-knit community of a Welsh mining village to the wild Brecon Beacons.
The first of eight episodes read by loan Meredith. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Tracey Neale. Stereo
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