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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

: If you think You've got Problems ... !

My first marriage broke up and now I want to marry again, but am so worried that I might make another mistake
I am bitterly unhappy: my husband and I just don'get on, but is it fair on our children to try for a divorcer
Two of the problems being discussed by OLGA FRANKLIN ; DR WENDY GREENGROSS ; GERALD SANCTUARY, co-author of Divorce and After; and NICOLAS STACEY , Director of Social Services in Ealing.
Chairman Jean Metcalfe Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Olga Franklin
Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: Nicolas Stacey
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Johnny's Jaunt in the Pacific

Johnny Morris goes ' island-hopping ' across the Pacific Ocean.
He visits Hawaii, the New Hebrides, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji, and describes his journey in six instalments. 3: We've done it again

: Daily Service

NEM p 4; All glory to God in the sky (BBC HB 29): Psalm 47; Acts 26. vv 19-32; » praise ye the Lord! (BBC HB 279)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by TERENCE LOVETT including music by Schubert, Bryan Kelly
Tchaikovsky and Debussy with the MIKE SAMMES SINGERS
Introduced by COLIN DORAN


Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Unknown: Bryan Kelly
Singers: Mike Sammes
Introduced By: Colin Doran

: Five Morning Plays

4: The Day Willy Put His Ear to the Wall by DAVID FITZSIMMONS Producer


Unknown: David Fitzsimmons
Unknown: David Cain
Jim: Bill Oddie
Willy: Rowland Davies

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Health and Welfare
On the Mend: JANE FINNIS enquires into the process of convalescence.
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Jane Finnis

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

starring A. GIBBON , OBE and featuring
Tim Brooke-Taylor
John Cleese. Graeme Garden David Hatch , Jo Kendall Bill Oddie with THE DAVE LEE GROUP
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: A. Gibbon
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese.
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Written By: Bill Oddie
Written By: Graeme Garden
Producers: David Hatch
Producers: Peter Titheradge

: 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 Steamroller by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE conducted by VILEM TAUSKY including music by Schubert, and Wilfred Josephs PHILIP CHALLIS playing piano music by Bartok. Albeniz, John Ireland and Chopin


Leader: Ian Tyre
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Philip Challis

: Afternoon Theatre

Peter in the Sky

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

A mixture of the laconic, the luminous, the lovesick, the larkish and the labyrinthine. Producers MICHELL RAPER and ROBERT FOX


Producers: Michell Raper
Producers: Robert Fox

: Story Time

The View from Prospect by GEOFFREY MORGAN
Read by RICHARD HURNDALL 4: The Inheritance


Unknown: Geoffrey Morgan
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcaslle

: News

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in The Conference Trick


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston
Gordon Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
Jethro Larkin: George Hart

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views, with Gerald Priestland reporting from the Democratic Convention


Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday. 4.0 pm)
If you wish to add your views to any of the subjects discussed in this week's Any Questions' (Friday, 8.30 pm) send them as soon as possible to BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The King's Favourite

Based on Madame de Pompadour by NANCY MITFORD adapted for radio by ALAN MELVILLE
3: The Well-Beloved with Moira Lister Edward de Souza and Alan Melville
A sequence of three programmes depicting the colourful life at the court of Louis XV, and his romantic and tempestuous relationship with Madame de Pompadour.
(Edward de Souza is in ' The Philanthropist ' at the May Fair Theatre, London)


Unknown: Nancy Mitford
Radio By: Alan Melville
Unknown: Moira Lister
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Madame de Pompadour.
Producer: Norman Wright
Narrator: Alan Melville
LOUiS XV: Edward de Souza
Mme de Choiseul: Kate Binchy
Mme de Pompadour: Moira Lister
Mme de Hausset: Cecile Chevreau
A young Widow: Deborah Dallas
Dr Quesney: Godfrey Kenton
Comte d'Argenson: Geoffrey Matthews
M de Sacy: Phillip Morant
Mme d'Estrades: Jane Knowles
MCollin: John Samson
Marquise de la Ferté: Margot Boyd
The Queen: Pauline Letts

: Scan

A weekly magazine of the arts Presented by Alexander Walker
The Front Page: Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur 's celebrated comedy about Chicago newspapermen in the roaring 20s produced for the first time in Britain by the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic
The Nightcomers: KINGSLEY amis discusses Michael Win ner's film, which provides a prologue to Henry James 's ghostly story The Turn of the Screw


Presented By: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Ben Hecht
Unknown: Charles MacArthur
Unknown: Michael Win
Unknown: Henry James
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Producers: Michael Heffernan

: New Worlds

PAUL VAUGHAN takes a look at new inventions, new ideas and new discoveries in the world of science and technology, and introduces some of the people producing them.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Michael R. Bright

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Eustace Diamonds bv ANTHONY TROLLOPE
When Lizzie, Lady Eustace, became a widow at the age of 22 she decided she would not part with a certain diamond necklace belonging to the Eustace family, let her late husband's relatives protest how they might. She would defy them. She would seek protection from them by marrying again. Her eye began to alight on a possible husband-several possible husbands ... abridged by VIRGINIA BROWNE -WILKINSOM Producer JOHN CARDY
(First of 20 instalments)


Abridged By: Virginia Browne
Producer: John Cardy

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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