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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross , John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok .


Unknown: Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Jeremy Harris.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Jeremy Harris.

: Swirsky's Easter

The first of two reminiscences of a South African childhood by novelist Christopher Hope. 1: Maundy! A strange little man called Salisbury (no legs, deep voice) disrupts life on the Badmington Estate ...
Producer Duncan Minshull Rpt


Unknown: Christopher Hope.
Producer: Duncan Minshull Rpt

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service iwoniy

from St Francis of Assisi Parish
Church, Welwyn Garden City. Led by Andrew Green. This joyful Eastertide (arr Wood); Walking in the garden
(trad Irish); Mark 16, w 1-8; Love's redeeming work is done (Savannah); Thine be the glory (Handel).
Director of music Richard Harrison.


Unknown: St Francis
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Music: Richard Harrison.

: Dear Diary

Beryl Bainbridge shows how much Capt Scott 's diaries reveal about him and his fellow travellers on their last tragic journey back from the South Pole. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Capt Scott
Producer: Kate McAii

: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Rosemary Leach reads the best-selling book býJudith Kerr. 6: The children's grandmother has come to stay while Papa is in Paris. Anna hears talk of the dreadful things that are happening in Germany. Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Producer Peter Hutchings
Originally broadcast on Radio 5


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Judith Kerr.
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Peter Hutchings

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Your Comments Welcome

"This piece of solder was firmly attached to my portion offish today. Explanation please." Nick Baker celebrates a small but important branch of English letters: the visitors' book and the suggestion box.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Rptd Sun 11.15pm


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: You and Yours

with Michael Collie.


Unknown: Michael Collie.

: The Labour Exchange

The panel game that partners top-flight tradespeople with comedians. Team captains are Tony Hawks and Stephen Frost. Chairman Rory McGrath. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Stephen Frost.
Unknown: Rory McGrath.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Good Friday

: Ring of Roses

by Nick Stafford. 1665. Plague sweeps London, and three feisty women live by their wits in the festering city.
With Jilly Meers , Jonathan Adams , Matthew Morgan , James Telfer and John Fleming Director Claire Grove Rpt


Unknown: Nick Stafford.
Unknown: Jilly Meers
Unknown: Jonathan Adams
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: James Telfer
Unknown: John Fleming
Director: Claire Grove
Martha: Mona Hammond
Sarah: Adjoa Andoh
Frances: Linda Dobell
Percy: Steve Hodson
Duchamp: David Holt
Rebecca: Melanie Hudson
Vincent: Terence Edmond
Kate: Jill Graham

: The Afternoon Shift

with Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott wallows in musical decadence with Classical
Sleaze, a record including such degenerates as Mozart and Berg. And he cools off with the Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft.

: Short Story: The Easter Egg Hunt

A new story for Easter by Michelle Roberts. "I got up and went over to the window and looked out through the pane of glass. I was hoping to see the owls, but I saw the devil instead." Read by Jilly Bond.
Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon


Unknown: Michelle Roberts.
Read By: Jilly Bond.
Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon

: PM

with Nigel Wrench and Jeremy Vine.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Shula is making plans.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Revised repeat of Good Friday

: The Monday Play: Goodnight to Flamboro'

As part of British Music Year, another chance to hear Martyn Wade 's acclaimed play about Yorkshire composer William Baines , who died in 1922 at the age of 23, leaving behind a wealth of beautiful music much of which has never been performed.
With John Moffat , Christopher Scott and Charles Cookson. Pianist Eric Parkin. Singer Gordon Pullin. Director Cherry Cookson Rpt


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: William Baines
Unknown: John Moffat
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Pianist: Charles Cookson.
Pianist: Eric Parkin.
Singer: Gordon Pullin.
Director: Cherry Cookson Rpt
William Baines: Douglas Hodge
Mrs Baines: Anne Stallybrass
Mr Baines: David Calder
Mrs Dawson: Ann Bell
Kari Wood: Philip Sully
Dr Eaglefield Hull: James Grout
Teddy: Richard Pearce
Miss Milner: Joan Matheson
MissGribbon: Zelah Clarke
MrElkin: Nicholas Courtney
DrArmitage: Norman Bird

: On Being 50

"The dance music has yet to start. So why are some of my colleagues putting on their coats and preparing to go home?" The writer and publisher Peter Mortimer reflects on hitting the half century.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Peter Mortimer
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Child Possessed

by R C Hutchinson. Abridged and read in 12 parts by Geoffrey Beevers.
1: Helene would rather her daughter Genie had died - a deformed child is not an asset to her acting career. Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: C Hutchinson.
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: Journeys to Imaginary Places

In the first of three programmes, Frank Delaney goes in search of real places made imaginary by great French writers. 1: The Bachelor of Rouen.
Gustave Flaubert never married.
Producer Liz Jensen Rpt


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert
Producer: Liz Jensen Rpt

: Bolt

A five-part dramatisation of the novel by Dick Francis set in the worlds of horse racing and arms dealing. 3: Hostile Intelligence
With Simon Carter , Sam Dastor , Margaret Robertson , Christian Rodska and William Eedle. Dramatised by John Ashe Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Novel By: Dick Francis
Unknown: Simon Carter
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: William Eedle.
Dramatised By: John Ashe
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Danielle de Brescou: Elizabeth McGovern
Kit Fielding: Eric Allan
Princess Casilia: Sian Phillips
Henri: John Bull
LordVaughnley: Gerry Hinks

: News

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