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Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45° Prayer for the Day with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL preceded by There is a green hill far away
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45° Thought for the Day
8.35° Yesterday In Parliament
8.57 Weather: travel

Contributors

Presenters:
John Timpson
Presenters:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Pauline Bushnell

from
Llchfield Cathedral
Subchanter THE REV
CHRISTOPHER CORNWELL Litany
(Loosemore)
Kyrie elelson (Sumslon In F)
Epistle: Hebrews 10. vv 12-22
Gradual: Psalm 69, vv 17-22 f A. H. Mann )
Gospel: John 19. vv 1-37 Creed (Darke in F)
Anthem: Christus factus est (Bruckner)
Hymn: My song is love unknown
Organist and Master of the Choristers
JONATHAN REES WILLIAMS Assistant organist PETER KING
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Cornwell
Unknown:
A. H. Mann
Unknown:
Jonathan Rees
Organist:
Peter King

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - the first 25 years
Though the Radiophonic Workshop was opened on 1 April 1958, it was very adequately described in 1624 by Francis Bacon In The New Atlantis:
'Wee have also Sound-houses, wher wee practise and demonstrate all Sounds, and their generation. Wee have Harmonies which you have not, of Quarter-Sounds, and lesser Slides of Sounds. Diverse Instruments of Musick likewise to you unknowne...' Devised by DESMOND BRISCOE and compiled and introduced by MICHAEL SMEE Produced at the RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP by DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN

Contributors

Unknown:
Francis Bacon
Unknown:
Desmond Briscoe
Unknown:
David Rayvern Allen

In Darkness a Light
News of death by violence darkens our every day. Why then focus attention on this ancient violence, if not because in all the centuries since, the Cross of Christ has brought light into the darkness of our human despair?
The Very Rev Sydney
Evans, Dean of Salisbury. considers this question in a meditation for The
Last Hour on Good Friday.

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, dramatised for radio in four parts by Constance Cox

Rodney Stone and his friend Jim, two young lads from the country, find themselves drawn into the racy, colourful but dangerous world of boxing and gambling, and become involved in a series of exciting adventures set in an England where the Prince Regent is all but King and Lord Nelson all but God.

Contributors

Author:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by:
Constance Cox
Director:
Pavid Johnston
Rodney Stone:
Sean Arnold
Jim Harrison:
Stuart Organ
Champ Harrison:
Henry Stamper
Mrs Harrison:
Charlotte Mitchell
Sir Charles Tregellls:
John Rye
Miss Hinton:
Jill Balcon
Anson Stone:
Michael Spice
Mrs Stone:
Jean Trend
Ambrose:
Michael Bilton
Lord Frederick:
James Kerry
Gypsy Lee:
James Bryce
Ellen:
Hilda Schroder

Cherry Stones
CHERYL ARMITAGE brings the old nursery chant, Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor ... ' up to date. 8: Thief
John Hall , going straight from now on?

Contributors

Unknown:
Cheryl Armitage
Unknown:
John Hall

Three programmes
2: A Plain in New Castile Denis Owen and John Burton explore the hot, dusty plain to the south of the Credos mountain range, searching for some of Spain's wildlife specialities such as the jaunty azure-winged magpie, the red-rumped swallow, the magnificent Spanish Imperial eagle and that bird of the plains par excellence, the great bustard.
Producerjohnburton BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Denis Owen
Unknown:
John Burton
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presenters Robert Williams and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news

Contributors

Presenters:
Robert Williams
Presenters:
Gordon Clough

with Chris Serle tringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport with help from EricTobltt,Alanah Martin , Tom Boswell
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Serle
Unknown:
Alanah Martin
Unknown:
Tom Boswell
Producer:
Geoff Dobson
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer IAN WILLOX
(Rev repeat: Sat 11.0 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Howard
Producer:
Ian Willox

The Bishop of Durham.
The Rt Rev John Habgood Delia Smith
Lord Glenamara and Ned Shcrrln tackle the Issues raised by the audience at
Alnwlck,Northumberland. Chairman David Jacobs Producer GEOFFREY JAMES BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 ptn)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Habgood
Unknown:
Delia Smith
Unknown:
Ned Shcrrln
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Geoffrey James

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Reagan's 'Star Wars' speech

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Reagan's rhetoric reaches new heights with his bid for a 'Star Wars'-style missile platform. Show more

includes reviews of two contrasting books about a most controversial monarch: Richard III
England's Black Legend by Desmond Seward ; and The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon K. Penman : and a preview of Michael Elliott 's production of Kino" Lear, starring
LaurenceOHvier,Diana Rigg and Dorothy Tutin on Channel 4 on Sunday. Presenter
Michael Billlngton
Producer JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Desmond Seward
Unknown:
Sharon K. Penman
Unknown:
Michael Elliott
Unknown:
Diana Rigg
Unknown:
Dorothy Tutin
Unknown:
Michael Billlngton
Producer:
John Powell

A new comedy show written and performed by the National Review Company who are Phil Nice, Maxine Ostwald Arthur Smith , Barbara Sutton and Adam Wide Musical director BARRIE BIGNOLD
Producer ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Maxine Ostwald
Unknown:
Arthur Smith
Unknown:
Barbara Sutton
Director:
Barrie Bignold
Producer:
Alan Nixon

A frank exchange of views between human and feline acquaintances. Compiled from some of the stories of PAUL GALLICO and adapted for radio by MARVIN KANE With
Sam Dastor as Thai and Elizabeth Morgan as Poosie in conversation with Timothy Bateson as The Man
If you but could
You would pluck out my eyes
And wear them set in rings on your fingers.
Or ornaments in your ears,
My so-called friend And animal lover. Directed by JOHN TIIEOCIIARIS

Contributors

Stories Of:
Paul Gallico
Unknown:
Marvin Kane
Unknown:
Sam Dastor
Unknown:
Elizabeth Morgan
Unknown:
Timothy Bateson
Directed By:
John Tiieociiaris

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