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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Including Bells On
Sunday from St Michael 's Church, Cumnor, Oxford.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Michael

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Maggie Philbin

appeals for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of Parentline, a helpline for Parents in difficulty.
•Donations to [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

In preparation for the Baptist Assembly, from Mansfield Road Baptist
Church, Nottingham, led by Rev Brian Nicholls. Preacher Rev Dr Brian Haymes. Music: Crown Him with Many Crowns; Behold the Lord; All Heaven Declares; Sing of the Lord's Goodness; HaUelujah, My Father,
Come, Praise the Name of Jesus. Readings: I Peter 1, w 3-9; John 20, w 24-29. Organist Audrey Axford. Conductor Paul Lavender.


Unknown: Brian Nicholls.
Unknown: Dr Brian Haymes.
Organist: Audrey Axford.
Conductor: Paul Lavender.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Keri Davies


Director: Keri Davies

: News Stand

with Louise Levene. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Louise Levene.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Pick of the Week

with Jeremy Nicholas.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: Desert Island Discs

Chef Anton Edelmann talks to Sue Lawley. producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Anton Edelmann
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the St Roberts Horticultural Society,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sid Robertson and Fred Downham. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares
•Send sae for factsheet to
[address removed]


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Sid Robertson
Unknown: Fred Downham.
Unknown: Clay Jones.

: Classic Serial

La Bete Humaine
The final part of Emile Zola 's thriller. With Michael Maloney as Jacques, Martin Head as Roubaud and Imogen Stubbs as Sevenne. The Cure
"Thou shalt not kill ... Yes, but there's a more basic law than that - the most ancient law of all ...
Dramatised by Sally Hedges Music: Barrington Pheloung Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Martin Head
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Dramatised By: Sally Hedges
Director: Nigel Bryant
Flore: Rebecca Wright
Misarl: Jonathan Wyah
Cabuche: David Lloyd
Pecqueux: Peter Meakin
Philomène: Vikki Chambers
Denizet: Simon Carter
Camy-Lamolle: Roger Hume

: Trumpets and Foie Gras

The second of four programmes by Roderick Graham to celebrate the life of Sydney Smith.
Robert Lang plays the cleric who could dazzle any social gathering.
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Roderick Graham
Unknown: Sydney Smith.
Unknown: Robert Lang
Director: Jane Morgan
Saba: Marian Diamond
Mrs Smith: Ann Bell
Lady Holland: Richenda Carey
Lady Grey: Susan Sheridan
Mr Loch: Eric Allan
Bristolian: Terence Edmond
Rev Milestone: Mark Straker

: The Thin Blue Line: 1: A Magic Moment

James Naughtie goes inside the United Nations to tell the story of the biggest revolution in its history.

: Treasure Islands

Books for Babies
Patricia Hodge and Jane Doonan join Michael Rosen to review new books for children under four.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Jane Doonan
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Six programmes in which Martyn Wiley and Ian McMillan follow in the footsteps of Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell.
Episode two, in which the heroes travel via Skye and Raasay.


Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Dr Samuel Johnson
Unknown: James Boswell.

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae and readers Virginia McKenna , Peter Jeffrey , and guest Jenny Joseph.
Producer Pat Pryor
•Requests to Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Readers: Virginia McKenna
Readers: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Jenny Joseph.

: The Village

Nigel Farrell presents the first of six more visits to
Bentley in Hampshire.


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: Europhile

: In Business

Arrivederci Roma
Peter Day examines the state of the Italian economy.

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to Robert Ludlum. Plus a round-up of the latest paperbacks.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Robert Ludlum.

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud: The Marsh Arabs

by Wilfred Thesiger.
In this "classic of travel writing" the author recalls the time that he spent living in the Southern Marshes of Iraq during the 1950s. Atmospheric and evocative, the book records a water-dominated way of life that had remained unchanged for 5,000 years, but which is now almost destroyed. Read by David Holt. Producer Anne Edyvean


Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger.
Read By: David Holt.
Producer: Anne Edyvean

: News

: Farewell, Fleet Street: 1: Lords of the Jungle

Four documentaries by David Wheeler presenting the inside story of the newspaper industry, then and now.
Cecil King, Northcliffe, Rothermere, Beaverbrook and Thomson recalled and assessed by the present Lord Rothermere and Hugh Cudlipp, William Deedes,
Geoffrey Goodman, Max Hastings, Alastair Hetherington, Sir John Junor, Gerald Long and Andreas Whittam Smith.


Presenter: David Wheeler
Unknown: Hugh Cudlipp
Unknown: William Deedes
Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Alastair Hetherington
Unknown: Gerald Long
Unknown: Andreas Whittam Smith
Producer: Louise Purslow

: The Chef's Room

While George Melly dines in the calm expectant surroundings of a Soho restaurant, the kitchen is a maelstrom of flashing knives, boiling pots and simmering emotions. In charge of the battleground is chef de cuisine Daniel Crow. The cockpit of fire is not unknown to playwrights Arnold Wesker and Bernard Kops, and as Kops says: "If you can survive the kitchen, you can survive anything."
(First broadcast on World Service)


Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Daniel Crow.
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Bernard Kops
Producer: Mark Burman

: Seeds of Faith: Paradise on Earth

To mark the Orthodox Easter, Bernard Jackson travels to Mount Athos, the spiritual centre of the Orthodox Church. Set on a Greek peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea, it houses 20 major monasteries and some 1,600 monks.


Presenter: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

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