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What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by Brian Redhead
With LIBBY PURVEI Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV BROOKE LANE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
by the Labour Party
Throughout the General Election campaign, you can put your questions live by telephone to leading politicians. As the campaign progresses, you can raise the issues you feel are the most important.
Ring Robin Day to put your questions to the Labour Party on their policies and their views of the other parties' policies.
Producers WALTER WALLICH and JOCK GALLAGHER Editor BERNARD TATE
Lines are open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.45
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A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Francis Matthew * Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only
NEM, p 114; Give me the wings of faith (BBC HB 229); Psalm 29; Mark 3, vv 7-21 (AV); For the might of thine arm we bless thee (BBC HB 242)
Mrs Dean 's Dilemma by ANNC DURDIN
Read by Margot Boyd
Recently Bookshelf organised a short story competition for new writers. Today's story was awarded the first prize. long wave only
The Slender Voice by LESZEK PROROX translated by MARCUS WHEELER with John Shrapnel and Kate Binchy
A group of students are out canoeing. When they are called back to the shore one of them is missing. Where is he?
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS long wave only
Presented by Caroline Parsons
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol long wave only
Story: Bluck Beetle's Spectacles by JOYCE WILLIAMS
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
Regional Variations (2)
Presented by BrianWidlake
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Introduced by June Knox-Mawer
Dordogne Diary - 1: ANNETTE MASSIE recounts the events of her new life in south-west France.
Other Peoples' Childrenf MICHAEL ELKINS With aspects of the International Year of the Child in Israel.
Reading Your Letters.
Allmusic: JOHN DANKWORTH and CLEO LAINE believe In cross- fertilisation In music. TONY BARNFIELD visited their tenth Easter Course where Bach rubs shoulders with be-bop and ethnic with avant-garde. Dig a Little Deeper by URSULA CURTISS abridged In nine parts by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by ANN MORRISH (9)
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Erie Simms revisits the village of Selborne in Hampshire, the home of this 18th-century naturalist, and talks about the wildlife observations he made there, with recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.
Producer ADRIANNE ALLEE (First broadcast in 1977)
by CHARLES KINGSLEY dramatised for radio In six parts by BARRY CAMPBELL with William Squire Tim Woodward Richard Greene Julie Dawn Cole and Brian Jackson
3: Don Guzman de Soto
Amyas Leigh and Will CaryembarkforIreland to fight Spaniards - and meet one who will change the course of Amyas's life ... with ANNA PERRY
Music composed and conducted by NICHOLAS MARSHALL
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
A look at forthcoming programmes on Radio 4UK
The Europeans (7)
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1.55 Weather; programme news
Eleanor Summerfleld Gillian Reynolds and David Nixon
Tim Rice. Tune Twisters from Steve Race
In the Chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN M'ESSITER
Producer MARTIN FISHER
Presented by Peter Oppennelmer
Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad - with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSITAW
Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
Presented by Peter Evans and Geoff Watts
A monthly review of recent discoveries in science, medicine and technology.
Producer DAVID PATERSON
A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CHRIS SWANN
Douglas Stuart reporting
(Revised repeat of Saturday's broadcast at 12.27)
The Best of Saki 2: Gabriel-Ernest long wave only
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Extracts from the day's major speeches recorded at campaign meetings. Presented by John Hosken
Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude