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: Prayer for the Day

6.50-7.0 Regional news. weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: a special Bank Holiday edition introduced by Michael Aspel
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia. Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Michael Aspel
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The Shell at My Ear

Five stories written and read by Darrell Bates 1: Mr Fong
' Is that a lady of degree?' ' At what age do English ladies marry? ' ' That female, is she of good quality? '
Mr Fong was very interested in girls and sometimes he would ask me some rather unusual questions.


Read By: Darrell Bates
Read By: Mr Fong
Unknown: Mr Fong
Producer: John Cardy

: News

: Start the Week with David Bellan

Zena Skinner , Kenny Everett Kenneth Robinson and who knows who


Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 29: Christ the Lord is risen! (BBC HB 100); Psalm 16: Mark 16, vv 1-8 (av); Jesus lives! (BBC HB 106)

: Vera Lynn

tells her own story - a personal account of life in and out of show business and the songs she has made famous. With music, of course!

: The Time of My Life

Charles Chilton, who has been a staff member of the BBC for almost 40 years, is well known to radio audiences all over the world for his musical and historical documentary programmes.
For the time of his life he has chosen the period of his childhood, the 20s and 30s, when he was growing up in London.


Presenter: Charles Chilton
Producer: Sheila Anderson

: Eric and Ernie play Morecambe and Wise

A Bank Holiday Roundabout at 33 rpm in which they personally introduce selected grooves from their BBC record Producer JOHN BROWELL


Producer: John Browell

: Desert Island Discs

John Noakes of Blue Peter With ROY PI.OMLEY
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: John Noakes

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Hancock's Half-Hour: Hancock Joins the Police

Another chance to hear Hancock Joins the Police with Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques, and Kenneth Williams


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Script: Ray Galton
Script: Alan Simpson
Theme and Incidental Music: Wally Stott
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: My Kind of Music

David Davis


Unknown: David Davis

: Afternoon Theatre

Black Light

: Story Time

Beau Geste by P. C. WRKN adapted for radio in ten parts by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by Douglas Leach 1: The Strange Events at Zinderneuj
A famous novel of romance and adventure which begins with the story of Major Henri de Beaujolais and what he discovers at a beleaguered French Foreign Legion outpost. Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Read By: Douglas Leach
Producer: Brian Miller

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

A Matter of Confidence
(For cast see Wed. 12.25 pm)

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Chris Underwood presenting world news and views


Unknown: Chris Underwood

: Reuben's Corner

An East Anglian childhood by SPIKE MAYS : abridged and read by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF 4: Last Days at School ‡


Unknown: Spike Mays
Read By: Michael Kilgarriff

: Sounds Funny

to me, says Richard Briers
In conversation with ROBIN RAY , he describes, with illustrations, what makes him laugh, and explores the paradox of comic desperation.
Producer PAMELA HOWE (from Bristol)
(Easter Holiday People: p 5)


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Monday Play

The Royal Visit by HECTOR MACMILAN.
In August 1822 George IV arrived at Leith - the first Hanoverian monarch to visit Scotland. Two men wrote songs to celebrate the occasion One was a flattering piece by Sir Walter Scott. The other, to the same air, was of a rather different point of view.
Fiddle played by LINDSAY SCOTT Producer GORDON EMSLIE. (First broadcast on Radio 4 Scotland)


Unknown: Hector MacMilan.
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott.
Played By: Lindsay Scott
Producer: Gordon Emslie.
Sir Walter Scott: Callum Mill
George IV: Arthur Boland
Lord Sidmouth: Martin Heller
Lady Conyngham: Irene Sutters
Sandy Rodger: Robert Trotter
Jean: Sandra Buchan
Fiddler: Charles Kearney
Kiltmalter: John Young

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Quick on the Draw

Britain has the longest unbroken tradition of graphic sa-tire in Europe. But how effective a weapon is the pen or the brush in the hand of the contemporary cartoonist? How does he see his own profession and the world around him?
DEREK COOPER talks to five well-known cartoonists. Tonight: W. J. Jones of the Daily Mail, creator of JON'S Sporting Types.


Talks: Derek Cooper
Unknown: J. Jones

: A Book at Bedtime

The Liberty Man by GILLIAN FREEMAN


Unknown: Gillian Freeman
Read By: Elizabeth Morgan

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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