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: Bells on Sunday

from St David 's, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: St David

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

On this Easter morning, Mark Tully considers new beginnings.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Mark Tully

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon travels down memory lane with ploughman's kid Frank Hick. Producer Tim Coleman


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: Frank Hick.
Producer: Tim Coleman

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Anne Gregg

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which funds research into the treatment, detection and eradication of cystic fibrosis.
DONATIONS TO:[address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Easter Morning Service

A celebration of Easter in the new
South Africa, broadcast live from Holy Cross Church in the township of Nyanga, Cape Town. Celebrant and Preacher, the Most Rev Desmond Tutu , Archbishop of Cape Town, assisted by Fr Mlamli Mfenyana. With music sung in English and Xhosa, directed by Duke Ngcukana and Nobesuthu Mfenyana.
Readings: Acts 10, w 4043 and John 20, w 11-18. Ntsikana's great hymn; Psalm 150; The Lord is risen indeed; Come down, Holy Spirit; There is no God greater than you; Christ is risen today; This joyful Eastertide.


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Assisted By: Fr Mlamli Mfenyana.
Directed By: Duke Ngcukana
Directed By: Nobesuthu Mfenyana.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Media news with Joanna Coles.
Producer Anne Reevell. Rptd Tue at 11.00pm


Unknown: Joanna Coles.
Producer: Anne Reevell.
Producer: Rptd Tue

: A View from Abroad

Six European travel writers embark on Personal explorations of British culture and landscape. 4: In Search of England. Award-winning Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom returns to London after a gap of 40 years. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Cees Nooteboom
Producer: Kate McAii

: Desert Island Discs

,With actor Hugh Grant.
Producer Olivia Seiigman. Rptd Fri 9.05am * See This Week: page 12


Unknown: Hugh Grant.
Producer: Olivia Seiigman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Eric Robson and experts
Anne Swithinbank , Geoffrey Smith and Nigel Colbdrn visit the Harrogate and District Friends of the Earth.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am * Gardening Weekend holiday offer: page 122


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Nigel Colbdrn

: Classic Serial: No Name

by Wilkie Collins. Dramatised in six parts by Ray Jenkins. 1: March 1846. A mysterious letter from New Orleans arrives to disturb the peace of Combe Raven House.
With Susan Sheridan , Joanna Mackie and Christopher Good. Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge Director Janet Whitaker Rpt


Unknown: Wilkie Collins.
Unknown: Ray Jenkins.
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Joanna MacKie
Music By: Peter Brewis
Played By: Maurice Cambridge
Director: Janet Whitaker Rpt
Magdalen Vanstone: Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge: Jack May
Norah: Elizabeth Mansfield
Miss Garth: Kathleen Helme
Narrator: Philip Sully
Mrs Vanstone: Jo Kendall
MrVanstone: Michael Graham Cox
Mr Calre: Peter Wood Thorpe
Frank Clare: Paul Downing
MrPendril: John Moffatt

: Pick of the Week

with Leslie Forbes.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Leslie Forbes.

: The Makers of Modern Politics

Anthony Howard looks at politicians whose ideas are at the heart of current political thinking. 1: Stanley Baldwin : God's Englishman Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin

: Heading for the Home Port

James Mildren profiles his native town - Devonport, Plymouth - a community fashioned by its naval past. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: James Mildren

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen introduces listeners'
Easter requests for poems by George Herbert , Stevie Smith and W B Yeats. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Introduces: Gareth Owen
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: All Fall Down

In the series on post-Cold War
Europe, Misha Glenny visits Russia. Repeated from Good Friday


Unknown: Misha Glenny

: In Business

A Plaice in the Sun. Peter Day discovers why Grimsby is the most profitable place to do business in Britain. Producer Colin Wilde


Producer: Colin Wilde

: Joe's Kingdom

The final part of John Peacock 's futuristic play, with Dexter Fletcher as Danny. The Last Gun in the World. Will Joe and Beth find Wilf?
Director Celia De Wolff


Unknown: John Peacock
Unknown: Dexter Fletcher
Director: Celia de Wolff
Joe: Ross Livingstone
Wilfred: Richard Pearce
Beth: Abigail Docherty
Lil: Jane Whittenshaw
Arthur: David Bannerman
Luke: Derek Warmsley
Gulliver: Joshua Towb

: Reading Aloud: As Others See Us

Seven readings presenting Britain through the eyes of settlers and visitors. 3: Up at Oxford by Ved Mehta. Read by Roshan Seth. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Read By: Roshan Seth.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Good Friday

: Division or Diversity

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Fourth Column Revisited

The fourth of six return visits to the series that takes a quizzical look at life. With John Random and Miles Kington. Producer Malcolm Love


Producer: Malcolm Love

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker reports on energy-efficiency schemes.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: News

: Brief Lives

Four programmes in which Joanna Buchan seeks common threads in some strange tales from everyday life. 1: Paris in the Spring Producer Angela Hind Rpt


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Producer: Angela Hind Rpt

: A War of Words

Simon Rae presents the fourth anthology of Second World War poetry. With contributions from poets Alan Ross , Sir Stephen Spender , Gavin Ewart and Sir Dirk Bogarde. Producer Paul Dodgeson


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Alan Ross
Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender
Unknown: Gavin Ewart
Unknown: Sir Dirk Bogarde.
Producer: Paul Dodgeson

: The Archers Pro-Am Quiz

Three Archers actors take on three listeners in a test of trivia knowledge of the longest-running radio drama.

: Seeds of Faith

Ian Bradley ends his exploration of the idea of sacrifice in Christian thought. In the midst of death we are in life
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

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