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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 Douglas Cameron
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: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: The Living World

A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside.

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

Kenneth Robinson
Kenny Everett , Vivian Stanshall and, from America, THE CREDIBILITY GAP in a midweek medley of music, humour and comment


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

: Daily Service

NEM, p 22: Lord, it belongs not to my care (BBC HB 355); Psalm 9; Acts 28, vv 16-31 (NEB); How lovely are thy dwellings fair! (BBC HB 458)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by ERIC WETHERELL including music by Bizet, Haydn and Wetherell BRETT STEVENS and his guitar Introduced by STUART FORSYTH


Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Unknown: Wetherell Brett Stevens
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth

: The Wooden Horse

The famous wartime escape story by ERIC WILLIAMS Reader JOHN BENNETT S: Collapse


Story By: Eric Williams
Reader: John Bennett

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Your Rights and Responsibilities
'Perhaps you can afford It JOHN TURTLE talks to headmaster THORNTON PEARN about the little-known educational maintenance allowances (EMA) which are available to assist parents in keeping their children at school.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: John Edmunds
Unknown: Thornton Pearn

: Brothers in Law

Based on the book by HENRY CECIL starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby in Alibi
This week's guest star
Arthur Mullard as Mr Smith
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Book By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Roger Thursby
Unknown: Arthur Mullard
Unknown: Mr Smith

: 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 Biggest Pussycat in the World by CHERRY CALVERT-JONES

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON including music by Rossini. Delius and Eric Coates BENJAMIN LUXON (baritone) DAVID WILLISON (piano) music by Schubert and Butterworth


Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Music By: Rossini. Delius
Music By: Eric Coates
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Piano: David Willison

: Afternoon Theatre

Home from Home by ANDREW SACHS with Martin Jarvis. Eva Haddon 'This house, and everyone in it, has a - quality ... as though I'm looking at a tracing that doesn'match the original underneath.'
(Andrew Sachs and Richard Fraser are in 'A Voyage Round My Father ' at the Hay-market Theatre, London)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Richard Fraser
Theo McInnes: Andrew Sachs
Bob Curtis: Martin Jarvis
Miss Rich: Olwen Griffiths
Suki Smith: Eva Haddon
Naomi Mclnnes: Sheii A Grant
Mrs Hampton: Betty Baskcomb
DrMOSSman: Richard Fraser
Policeman: Manning Wilson

: Against All Odds

Nancy Wise experiences some of the joy felt by disabled people who overcame adversity. 1: The Wheale Family
Mrs Wheale makes a splash
Alone and with no professional skill Mrs Wheale raised £25,000 for a special swimming pool to help her disabled daughter and others like her. Producer ROBERT fox
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Unknown: Mrs Wheale
Unknown: Mrs Wheale
Producer: Robert Fox

: Story Time

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Narrative and voice characterisations by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS 3: To Europe


Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews

: 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


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)

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Down Your Way

GEOFFREY WHEELER recently visited Formby, Lancashire Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre

The Alternative Plan by R.D. Wingfield with Roger Delgado, Peter Jeffrey and Douglas Blackwell
Unless a vital code chain can be intercepted, a political assassination is on the cards. A frightened ex-Army captain and a dying ex-Nazi provide the only chance.
Producer Gerry Jones


Writer: R. D. Wingfield
Producer: Gerry Jones
Blake: Peter Jeffrey
Wardley: Roger Delgado
Spence: Douglas Blackwell
Dawson: Brian Haines
Dr Shaw: Jon Rollason
Patten: Wllliam Slelgh
Jones: null Williamsleigh
Joan: Olwen Griffiths
Policeman: Manning Wilson
Ambulanceman: John Samson

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson
This week: fiction, art and biography.
The Dragon, a newly translated collection of stories by Yevgeny Zamyatin , one of the leading writers of post-Revolutionary Russia, reviewed by MICHAEL SCAMMELL
BASIL TAYLOR examines the first four volumes in a new popular series Art in Context
JOYCE MARLOW considers the fascination of royal' biographies, including a new one of Lady Jane Grey


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Stories By: Yevgeny Zamyatin
Reviewed By: Michael Scammell
Reviewed By: Basil Taylor
Unknown: Joyce Marlow
Unknown: Jane Grey
Producer: Dan Zerdin

: The Modern British Poets

An anthology in 13 programmes 3: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)
Hugh MacDiarmid (born 1S92) Basil Bunting (born 1900)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: H. Lawrence
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Hugh MacDiarmid
Introduced By: Peter Porter
Introduced By: Readers Harvey Hall
Introduced By: Basil Bunting
Introduced By: Hugh MacDiarmid
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Producer: George MacBeth

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: John Tusha

: A Book at Bedtime

The Eustace Diamonds by ANTHONY TROLLOPE


Read By: Geraldine McEwan

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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