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6.27 Farming Today
Presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
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: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: The Living World

Beleaguered Butterflies
Graceful and often brilliantly coloured, few creatures give us more pleasure. But modern farming methods, building development, even our own increased enjoyment of the countryside make it hard for butterflies to survive in Britain today. In other parts of the world, they are being collected by the thousand to make jewellery and ornaments.
What can we do to ensure a future for the butterfly?
.Introduced by JOHN SHUTER
Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: John Shuter
Producer: Dilys Breese

: If It's Wednesday It Must Be ...

Kenneth Robinson , Kenny Everett
Vivian Stanshall , Benny Green and, from America, The Credibility Gap in a new midweek medley of music, humour and comment Producer RICHARD GILBERT
(Kenny, meet Kenneth....: p 11)


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Unknown: Benny Green
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 64; Hark, the glad sound (BBC HB 490); Psalm 119, part 2; Acts 21, vv 15-26 (NEB); For all the saints (BBC HB 227)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conducted by WILLIAM DAVIES including music by Glinka, Rossini and Peter Hope with the WILLIAM DAVIES QUARTET Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: William Davies
Conducted By: Peter Hope
Unknown: William Davies
Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: The World of A. J. Wentworth, BA

by H. F. ELLIS
3: A Thorn in Mr Wentworth 's Side. Read by NOEL ILIFF


Unknown: H. F. Ellis
Unknown: Mr Wentworth
Read By: Noel Iliff

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Your Rights and Responsibilities
A Bad Buy - but what can you do if it falls apart or doesn'work? MICHAEL MOLYNEUX explains the legal and common-sense remedies.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Michael Molyneux

: Brothers in Law

starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby in What do you do?
Alfie Bass as Arritzivin Bashlaq
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Alfie Bass
Unknown: Arritzivin Bashlaq

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Hippo Who Had No Name by JANICE RANDALL


Unknown: Janice Randall

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by MARCUS DODS including ' Crown Imperial ' by Walton and ' Variation on a Smoky Scene ' by Jerome Kern , arr. Steve Race MARY THOMAS sings
English and Spanish songs


Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Mary Thomas

: Afternoon Theatre

Mother of Invention by LIANE AUKIN with Rosalie Crutchley as Fanny Linda Gardner as Jocelyn Mitzi Rogers as Gemma and Basil Jones as Donald Oliver , it's 20 years ago, 20 years since I saw you last and 20 years since I stepped alone into the open. I heard your footsteps pounding down the railway tracks. Come to me Oliver, once more ... for the last holiday ... to retrace our steps in the sand.... '
Producer ANTHONY CORNISH (from Birmingham)


Unknown: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley
Unknown: Fanny Linda Gardner
Unknown: Jocelyn Mitzi Rogers
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Donald Oliver
Producer: Anthony Cornish

: Clay Phoenix

Jack Clemo , the Cornish poet, has lived all his life in a little cottage under the St Austell claytips.
He is blind and deaf and can speak only with difficulty. But a great spirit, a passionate faith, a devoted mother and, in more recent years, a loving wife, have enabled him to rise like a phoenix out of the lunar landscape of Cornish claytips. RALPH ROLLS presents a portrait of JACK CLEMO. with a selection of his poems read by Jack's fellow Cornish poet CHARLES CAUSLEY.


Unknown: Jack Clemo
Unknown: Jack Clemo.
Unknown: Charles Causley.
Producers: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Story Time

Wuthering Heights by EMILY BRONTE:
3: Double Degradation Read by RONALD HARVl and MARAH STOHL


Read By: Ronald Harvl
Read By: Marah Stohl

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze with a mystery guest
David Franklin in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: David Franklin
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Travers-Macy: Angela Piper
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Jane Petrie: Ursula O'Leary

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

GEOFFREY WHEELER recently visited Monifieth, Angus


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Midweek Theatre

Still Flows the Flood by FREDERICK TREVES
A burst water-pipe in the basement. Annoying - yes. Hardly likely to lead to the destruction of two homes, one would have thought. But - get involved with the worst excesses of local officialdom, and anything can happen....
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Betty Baskcomb
Unknown: Olwen Griffiths
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Ella Sprite: Sheila Grant
Mr Sprite: Charles Lamb
Archie Jenkins: Anthony Hall
Marsden: Alan Downer
Muriel Jenkins: Eva Stuart
Baldock: John Hollis
JOCk: Henry Stamper
Bailiff: Manning Wilson

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson
C. P. Snow's new novel The Malcontents - his first novel since the completion of Strangers and Brothers in 1970 - reviewed by J. w. LAMBERT
' One reads of him with fascinated shame' (Geoffrey Grigson ). A new edition of John Clare - a life by J. W. and Anne Tibbie is published this week: DAVID JONES on the ' peasant poet.' one of the 19th century's most haunting characters
Harry Houghtons autobiography of a spy, Operation Portland (' it's time to tell it as it really was '), reviewed by RICHARD MAYNE


Reviewed By: J. W. Lambert
Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Anne Tibbie
Unknown: David Jones
Unknown: Harry Houghtons
Reviewed By: Richard Mayne
Producer: Dan Zerdin

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which" has caught his attention
9.59 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime



Read By: Joss Ackland

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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