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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Eugene O'Neill.


Unknown: Fr Eugene O'Neill.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: 1968: the Year of Revolutions

From civil rights marches in the US to riots in Paris, John Tusa and guests
- discuss the impact of the tumultuous world events of 1968, in this intermittent series. Marking the 40th anniversary of the demonstrations in Grosvenor Square, Tusa hears from Peter Hain , David Edgar ,
Douglas Hurd , Joan Bakewell , Donovan and Ann Leslie.
Producer Louise Adamson Shortened rpt at 9.30pm Feature of the Week: pages 134-135


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hain
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Ann Leslie.
Producer: Louise Adamson

: Book of the Week: Nothing to Be Frightened of

2/5. Julian Barnes continues to read his exploration of the meaning of death and how best to cope with the inevitable. He recalls his suburban childhood. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Julian Barnes

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive (Sf Bernard). Mark 11, vv12-18. Turn Thee Again 0 Lord (Attwood). My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness (Townend and Getty, arr Leddington Wright ).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jane Garvey.
At 10.45 Bollywood Jane 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Introduced By: Jane Garvey.
Unknown: Bollywood Jane

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

5/40. In the live series, wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Producer Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Philippa Forrester
Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Julian Hector

: Hovis Has Left the Building

Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to the Bolton poet and comedian
Hovis Presley. At the brink of stardom in the 1990s, he took the rare step of rejecting fame and fortune when it came his way. With contributions from Johnny Vegas , John Cooper Clarke , John Hegley , Lucy Porter and Badly Drawn Boy. Producers Paul Bajoria and Helen Lee


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Hovis Presley.
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: John Cooper Clarke
Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Producers: Paul Bajoria
Producers: Helen Lee

: Call You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Peter White.
Email [address removed], PHONE: [number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

3/4. Art Pepper. Jazz writer Steve Voce joins the politician to discuss the career of alto saxophonist Art Pepper , whose career was punctuated by spells of imprisonment on charges that resulted from his long-term drug addiction, but who believed the periods of freedom concentrated his creativity to the benefit of the music.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Steve Voce
Unknown: Art Pepper
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mrs Mabb

Captain Fox has been spirited away by the amazing Mrs Mabb , but if Venetia wants him back she must triumph over Mrs Mabb 's malign magic. Susanna Clarke 's story is dramatised by Judith Adams
Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Mrs Mabb
Unknown: Mrs Mabb
Unknown: Susanna Clarke
Dramatised By: Judith Adams
Producer: Elizabeth Allard
Narrator: Emma Fielding
Venetia: Jasmine Hyde
Fanny: Lucy Akhurst
Mr Hawkins: Philip Fox
Mr Grout: Philip Fox
Captain Fox: Bertie Carvel
Lucas: Sam Pamphilon
John: Sam Pamphilon
Marje: Poppy Friar
Nan: Millie Binks

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel discusses listeners' guestions about the environment. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed]Phone: [number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Pier Shorts

2/5. Love Lessons from Cephalopods
A marine scientist challenges a Russian gangmaster to a swimming contest in a love story, stage-managed by an octopus.
Kay Sexton 's story is read by Susannah Harker. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kay Sexton
Read By: Susannah Harker.

: The People in the Playground Revisited

2/5. The children's laureate Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen visits St Paul 's primary school in London's East End for an audio snapshot of playground life today. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: St Paul

: Law in Action

9/10. Clive Coleman asks how the prosecution of sexual offences can be made more effective and what changes to the law are needed. producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

McDonald and 7/8. journalist Sheena McDonald and actress Sally Lindsay discuss their favourite books with Kate Mosse. Producer Beth O'Dea Rptd on Good Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Sally Lindsay
Unknown: Kate Mosse.
Producer: Beth O'Dea Rptd

: 1968: Day-by-Day

After the rioting, the ciean-up begins, while the City faces a major financial crisis. For details see yesterday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Rudy's Rare Records

4/4. The Heart of Saturday Night. Three generations collide in Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell 's comedy set in a Birmingham record shop. Starring Lenny Henry.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Lenny Henry.
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Adam: Lenny Henry
Rudy: Larrington Walker
Richie: Joe Jacobs
Tasha: Natasha Godfrey
Clifton: Jeffery Klssoon
DJ Karel: Andrew Brooke
Trev the Hoodie: Doc Brown

: The Archers

Brenda builds bridges at Willow Farm.
For cast see Good Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Bollywood Jane

2/5. Jane watches her first Bollywood movie and falls for Dini. By Amanda Whittington. For details and cast see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Amanda Whittington.

: File on 4

9/10. Danny Shaw examines the Government's proposals for dealing with prison overcrowding and reports from
Fleury-Merogis, Europe's largest jail, just south of Paris. Will bigger jails help solve the problem?
Producer Gaetan Portal Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Danny Shaw

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Am I Normal?

3/4. Vivienne Parry finds out if she's just bad at maths or if she has dyscalculia, the maths equivalent of dyslexia.
Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Anna Buckley

: 1968: the Year of Revolutions

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outcast

2/10. It is 1947. Home from prep school, Lewis's idyllic summer with his beloved mother is about to be brought to a sudden end. By Sadie Jones. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sadie Jones.

: The Arts and How They Was Done

2/6. The National Theatre of Brent recreate the Renaissance, telling the story of Michelangelo, Pope Julius and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. And Charlton Heston doesn't get a look in. Producer Liz Anstee ; Director Martin Duncan


Unknown: Pope Julius
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Producer: Liz Anstee
Director: Martin Duncan
Desmond Olivier Dingle: Patrick Barlow
Raymond Box: John Ramm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Nothing to Be Frightened of

2/5. By Julian Barnes. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julian Barnes.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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