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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Peter Hobday.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Venice for Pleasure

by J G Links.
2: An Abundance of Artichokes For details see yesterday

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer Poppy Hughes
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

Behold the lamb of God (Handel); Luke 22, w 39-54; Surely, He hath borne our griefs (Handel); And with His stripes we are healed (Handel). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Heading for the Home Port

A shrinking Royal Navy and less work for the dockyard. James Mildren , born and bred in Devonport, Plymouth, guides us around his community - a place fashioned by its naval past and struggling to cope with the present but still planning for the future. Producer Malcolm Brammar Repeated Easter Day at 5.00pm


Unknown: James Mildren
Producer: Malcolm Brammar

: Children's Radio 4: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

by Judith Kerr. 2: Anna and her family live in Berlin and are becoming increasingly concerned about the rise of the Nazis. Her father is a writer and a Jew, and he is afraid that he will not be allowed to voice his opinions in Germany if Hitler is elected. Papa is ill, and when Anna goes in to see him, his bed is empty.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Judith Kerr.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced byJenni Murray.
Chef Frances Atkins prepares a simple but delicious main course of marinated chicken with lemon and garlic for an Easter feast.
Serial: The Best of Friends (11) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Frances Atkins

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Adrian Washboume Repeated tomorrow at 7.45pm


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney presents the last in the current series about the way we speak. "... And it's 'Linguistic Lad' from 'Punters' Choice' ... It's a photo-finish as your thousands of suggestions for naming a 3-year-old gelding finally make it to the last furlong. Plus Delaney the great dictator throws down the gauntlet again to the country's top spellers. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: BrigidofKildare

In Colin Haydn Evans 's play, Moir Leslie plays the early Irish saint celebrated for her "Miracles of Increase" in which she multiplies buckets of milk. MaryWimbush plays her sceptical mother. Other parts played by William Eedle , Sunny Ormonde and Paul Webster. Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Played By: William Eedle
Played By: Sunny Ormonde
Played By: Paul Webster.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Richard Baker talks to Jillian White , music director of the National Youth
Orchestra, and Michael Brewer , music director of the National Youth Choir. Producer Ray Abbott
Repeated next Saturday


Talks: Richard Baker
Unknown: Jillian White
Unknown: Michael Brewer
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The Afternoon Shift

Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed]


Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Vanessa and Corin Redgrave tell Quentin Cooper about bringing 11 productions with 60 actors from all over the world to the Riverside
Studios in London. And why so many gifted young musicians are turning to traditional music. Plus the new novel from Timothy Mo.
ProducerJulian May . Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Timothy Mo.
Producer: Julian May

: Short Story: The Vanishing Lake

written and read by Boyd Clack.
Gwynne is growing up in the Summer of Love, but his Welsh home town can't keep up.
Producer Alison Hindell


Read By: Boyd Clack.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Board Game

Last in the series of the business quiz chaired by Nigel Cassidy. With panellists Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey, Howard Hodgson and Janette Rutterford. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Janette Rutterford.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Marjorie tips up.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Flop!

A celebration of the art of failure. John Otway is rock 'n' roll's greatest failure - he had a hit record in 1977 and has been trying to have another one ever since. As something of an expert on the subject, Otway goes out and about among some of the other great failures in Britain to report on anything from small personal disasters to catastrophic cock-ups.
Producer Paul Dodgson. Rptd Saturday 5.00pm


Unknown: John Otway
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans. Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.

: New Spies for Old?

Spies and Spy-Tech. In the last of the series about intelligence services in the 1990s, Christopher Andrew investigates the world of satellites and electronic eavesdropping and asks whether there is still a role for the plain, old-fashioned spy. Producer Dennis Sewell
Cassette copies of all programmes in the series are available for purchase from News and Current Affairs Marketing PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White.
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed]between 9.30pm and 10.30pm FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: f 17.95. from [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Dave Harvey
Unknown: Charles Street

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr (Him

by Ernest Raymond. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ernest Raymond.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Derek Cooper's Necessary Pleasures

Peas. Nothing compares with the sweetness and succulence of a freshly picked pea. But it's a taste now rarely available. In the first of five programmes, Derek Cooper finds out why, and meets those keen to see a pea revival.
Producer Min Raisman


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: News

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