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Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR DESMOND WILSON
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30,8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
A means of transport growing rapidly in popularity, but how do you know' which is the best bike for you? How can you maintain it? What are the best techniques for riding in traffic and what are the side effects and spin-offs of taking to pedal power? Richard Ballantyne and Martin Ayres join Judith Chalmers to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
NEM, p 42; To Christ, the Prince of Peace (BBC HB 94); Psalm 84; Matthew
27, vv 27-38 (AV); Beneath the cross of Jesus (BBC HB 301) long wave only
In Holy Week,
ANNETTE CROSBIE reads from CATHERINE DE HUECK
DOHERTY s book
Stop Me if You've Heard it Before
A rearrangement of an old fairytale by SARAH MAXWELL with and The toad needs to be kissed by a princess to be turned back into a handsome prince. Any old princess will do ...
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Nicky Henson is a National Theatre player) High Midnight by GEOFFREY M. MATTHEWS When Ringo rides into town to claim Dallas as his woman, he guns down Marshall Snelgrove. The Kid picks up his badge, but as High Noon has already passed, gives
Ringo till midnight to git outa town.
The ' High midnight ' song played and sung by TIM BENTINCK Directed by MICHAEL BARTLETT
' Why doesn't someone introduce penguins to the Arctic?
Tony Soper. Jim Flegg and Pat Morris chat about your Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)
Presenter Bill Breckon
12.55 Weather; programme news
Presenter Robin Day
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Introduced by Kay Alexander
Courage is ... : making a decision and sticking to it; going into battle when you're terrified; not giving a tip for bad service; among the definitions given to ANNE SUTER.
In the Mind's Eye: Mind Set determines how we see ourselves, others and the world we live in. MARK BROWN looks at ways we can set and unset our minds for the better. 4: Self-fulfillingProphecies.
Round Britain by Wheelchair: NEIL SLATTER is setting off on a 1000-mile marathon.
Reading Your Letters. Personal View:
ANN MACFARLANE speaks her mind.
The River (4)
by EDITH WHARTON (4)
Six programmes 4: Moments of Inspiration
How do scientists get their bright ideas?
By subjecting their skulls to the impact of over-ripe Bramleys? The best way is to drill the bare facts of the problem into the memory and then let the subconscious take over: by dozing. going for a stroll or wallowing in the bath, like Archimedes. Presenter David Jones
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland
Derek Parker introduces records of the popular singer, Al Bowlly, who was killed in a London air raid 40 years ago.
Presenters Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast
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5.55 Weather; programme news
Half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Chairman Robert Robinson 9: North of England Jack Browning
(company director) Anthony Payne (schoolmaster) Robert McCrae
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)
(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)
An epic adventure in 12 parts in time and space including some helpful advice on how to see the Universe for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day. Fit the second: After being saved from certain death during the demolition of the Earth, Arthur Dent now faces a hopeless choice between meeting certain death in the vacuum of space or finding something pleasant to say about Vogon poetry, starring with and guard and computer
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Rpt. Stephen Moore is a National Theatre player)
Presented by Brian Thompson
Threatened - one of the most beautiful stretches of our shoreline is in danger of disappearing. MARTIN MUNCASTER Visits Chichester Harbour and examines the erosion at East Head.
In Scotland, MARINA DENNIS follows the attempts of ornithologists in the Western Isles to establish the rare and beautiful sea-eagle;
JOHN BENNETT enjoys the oysters of Strangford Lough ;
KEITH ALLAN looks back at the good old days on Redcar Pier;
ROBERT POWELL visits the Merseyside Maritime Museum and BOB DANVERS WALKER goes in search of sunken treasure among the 600 wrecks off the Isles of Scilly. Producer RON GUBBA BBC Manchester
The last of a sequence of six programmes A Perfect Day
' The evening darkens over.' wrote Robert
Bridges. His poem sets the mood for the last programme in this series of words and music featuring the voice of Stuart Burrows.
Readers John Darran and Elizabeth Proud Accompanist
JOHN CONSTABLE. Research by ELAINE WILLIAMS
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
Large Print Books and Braille Music
In this programme, you can hear about some of the less well-known services offered by the National Library for the Blind.
Presented by Peter White
Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in with queries, suggestions or comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed]
Michael Oliver reviews The Accrington Pals, a new play by Peter Whelan 'at the RSC Warehouse Theatre; and a new recording of Parsifal with the BERLIN
PHILHARMONIC, conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN. Producer ANNE WINDER
with Alexander MacLeod and voices and opinions from around the world
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