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: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas's, Sandhurst, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

On Easter Day, Mark Tully considers the theme of the Church, and talks to Anglican theologian Harry Williams. A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Harry Williams.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Malcolm Harrison describes the fat pigs and tribal battles of farming Papua New Guinea-style. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Malcolm Harrison
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Religious news with Trevor Barnes.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers
Producer Phil Pegum. PHONE: (0161) [number removed]. WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5031, BBC North, PO Box 27, Manchester


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Phil Pegum.

: Joanna Lumley

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which provides aid to Tibetan refugees.
DONATIONS TO: Tibet Relief Fund. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

ByAlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

An Easter celebration from Spring
Harvest in the Big Top at Skegness, led by Peter Meadows. Preacher the Rev Joel Edwards. 1 Corinthians 15, vv 1-8; Thine be the glory; Come and see; He has risen; Crown Him with many crowns; Lord, I lift Your name on high; Christ the Lord is risen today. Director of music Dave Fellingham.


Unknown: Peter Meadows.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.
Music: Dave Fellingham.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Vincent Hanna explores the state of BBC Network Radio in today's increasingly competitive environment. Plus a look at the evolution of the radio presenter from the dependable voice of the fifties to today.
Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Books and Company

John Walsh presents an eight-part series about books and their readers. 6: What's Cooking?
The best of the season's cookbooks. Producer Lisa Osbome. Rptd Tue 2.00pm


Unknown: John Walsh
Producer: Lisa Osbome.

: Desert Island Discs

With cricket umpire Dickie Bird.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Fri 9.05am


Unknown: Dickie Bird.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Tine

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Rowerdew answer questions from Slough Federation of Allotments and Home Gardens Society.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew

: The Classic Serial: All Things Betray Thee

By Gwyn Thomas , dramatised in three episodes by Alan Plater.
3: The Verdict. The iron workers' uprising is mown down by soldiers. with Bill Stewart , Ray Llewellyn and Ric Jerrom Music by Ruth Wall , played by the composer (harp) and Alison Frances (violin). Director Alison Hindell. Repeated Friday at 2.00pm


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Unknown: Alan Plater.
Unknown: Bill Stewart
Unknown: Ray Llewellyn
Unknown: Ric Jerrom
Music By: Ruth Wall
Violin: Alison Frances
Director: Alison Hindell.
Leigh: Ian Hughes
John Simon: Patrick Brennan
katherine: Manon Edwards
Helen: Melanie Walters
Jefferies: Laurence Allan
Clark: Gerald James
Longridge: Sion Probert
Parr: Ian Rowlands
Jabez: Hubert Rees

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Good Friday

: With Great Pleasure

Jeremy Paxman entertains an audience with his choice of favourite literary extracts. Read by Alice Arnold , Bill Wallis and Christian Rodska.
Producer Viv Beeby Rpt


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Read By: Alice Arnold
Read By: Bill Wallis
Read By: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Viv Beeby Rpt

: Venom

Afour-part history of venomous animals. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

In the second of two programmes,
Diana Rigg reads poems about winter and spring from her anthology of countryside poetry. Presented by Gareth Owen with Stewart Clapp. Producer Morag Massey


Unknown: Diana Rigg
Presented By: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Stewart Clapp.
Producer: Morag Massey

: African Harvest

Repeated from Good Friday

: In Business

Spanner in the Works. Despite their once ferocious opposition to the idea, British companies are now rushing to set up works councils even though there is no official requirement to do so. Peter Day asks why. Editor Stephen Chicott


Editor: Stephen Chicott

: Travelling Light

Ecky's Story. Time is running out for the children in the final episode of Shaun Prendergast 's serial. with Lorelei King , Heather Jones , Caroline Strong , Jane Whittenshaw and Stephen Critchlow. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Heather Jones
Unknown: Caroline Strong
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Director: Sally Avens
Jenny: Milly Gregory
Simon: John Hasler
Chrissie: Diane Bull
Phillip: Robert Glenister
Ecky: Ross Livingstone
Carmen: Jay McInnes
Tiramani: Kerry Shale
Sadler: John Sharian
Raj: Shiv Grewal
Frank: Vincent Marcello

: Reading Aloud: Growing Up

Seven writers recall their formative years.
1: A Triangle in Geography. By Angela Huth. An eccentric range of teachers ruled over Lawnside School, Great
Malvem, during the 1950s. Ferociously dedicated, they were determined to instill in their girls a sense of propriety to last a lifetime. Read by Dorothy Tutin. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Angela Huth.
Read By: Dorothy Tutin.
Producer: Julia Butt

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Repeated from Good Friday


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.

: Working History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Fourth Column Revisited

Alistair Beaton presents more of the best of the last two series.
Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Costing the Earth

The protection and exploitation of the Arctic's unique habitat. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on medical care. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: On Hearing the First Cuckoo

Lionel Kelleway goes in search of this most enigmatic of birds and finds the strangest answers in folklore, song and the letters page of The Times. Producer Paul Evans


Producer: Paul Evans

: Seeds of Faith

Nigel Forde talks to poet John Bumside whose exciting new commission
Easteris heard here forthe first time.
Producer Rosie Butler


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: John Bumside
Producer: Rosie Butler

: News

: The Late Story: April Fool

A new story set in post-Solidarity
Poland, written and read by Carl Tighe. Repeated from Monday


Read By: Carl Tighe.

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