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6.27 Farming Today
Presented by ROBIN HICKS
C.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

Deaf as an Adder
But are they really deaf? What is the reason for the so-called 'dance of the adders '? Is it true that the female swallows her young when in danger?
A study of the life of the adder as it really is.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

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

Kenneth Robinson
Kenny Everett , Vivian Stanshall with, this week,
In a midweek medley of music, humour and comment


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Original music: Ron Geesin
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 41; It is a thing most wonderful (BBC HB 81); Psalm 85; Matthew 3, vv 1-17 (RSV); Lord of beauty (BBC HB 327)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conducted by TERENCE LOVETT including music by Handel, Bizet and Frank Bridge ROBERT THOMAS (tenor) with ROBERT DOCKER (piano) singing operatic arias


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Conducted By: Frank Bridge
Tenor: Robert Thomas
Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: The Wooden Horse

The famous wartime escape story by ERIC WILLIAMS Reader JOHN BENNETT
8: The Furtive Frenchman


Story By: Eric Williams
Reader: John Bennett

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
Your Rights and Responsibilities. A question of identity: JANICE DICKERSON explains how identity parades are conducted and asks whether they are fair to the suspects.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Unknown: Janice Dickerson

: All Gas and Gaiters

The Bishop Learns the Facts
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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 Story of Sandy Snail and Musky Mouse on a Rainy Day by SYLVIA MULCAHY


Unknown: Sylvia Mulcahy

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by KENNETH ALWYN including music by Coleridge-Taylor, Ronald Binge and Raymond Agoult
EILEEN CROXFORD (cello) and DAVID PARKHOUSE (piano) playing music by Brahms, Senaille and Saint-Saens


Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: Ronald Binge
Unknown: Raymond Agoult
Piano: David Parkhouse

: Afternoon Theatre

A Breathless Hush by MATTHEW WALTERS with Margaret Ford
Kerry Francis. Antony Vlccars Cricket, lovely cricket, with booze, birds and fine disregard for the mcc rules and regula-Uons.
Producer R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Margaret Ford
Unknown: Kerry Francis.
Producer: R. D. Smith
Adrian: Antony Viccars
Charles: Kerry Francis
Penny: Margaret Ford
Fotherington: Robin Browne
Richard: Ian Lubbock
Local: Alan Lawrance
Bill: Walter Hall
Geoffrey: Manning Wilson
Tom: David Valla
James: Anthony Smee
Mary: Diana Robson

: Against All Odds

Nancy Wise experiences some of the joy felt by disabled people who overcame adversity. 2: Wamidh Thweeny
Tackling the academic ladder Wamidh, a severe spastic, was given great support and encouragement by many hundreds of radio listeners to The World This Weekend two years ago. There is a chance now to discover what use he has been able to make of their interest. Producer ROBERT FOX
(Wamidh Thweeny 's Choice: page 5)


Producer: Robert Fox
Producer: Wamidh Thweeny

: Story Time

Knight Crusader by RONALD WELCH
Read by JOHN JUSTIN 3: War Approaches


Unknown: Ronald Welch
Read By: John Justin

: 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

from Leas Cliff Hall , Folkestone 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: Leas Cliff Hall
Unknown: Folkestone 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

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

GEOFFREY WHEELER recently visited Oundle, Northants Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
Royal Botanic Gar dens, Kew


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Phyllis Robinson
Unknown: Royal Botanic Gar

: Midweek Theatre

The Circuit by JAMES FAIRFAX
'Ever since Harry Kingsley was a kid he's had one ambition. Not to be an engine driver, admiral or explorer. Oh no. Believe it or not. a High Court Judge.'
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (from Leeds)
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Harry Kingsley
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Mr Justice Maxwell: David Marlowe
John Barlow: Derrick Gilbert
Adrian Hull: Malcolm Terris
Harry Kingsley, «c: Geoffrey Banks
Dick Poulter: Patrick Desmond
Collins: Graham Roberts
Mr Justice Roberts: Ronald Harvi
Alison Barlow: Adrienne Frank
High Sheriff: John Blythe
Miss Greaves: Vivienne Dixon

: Now Read On

with Derek Parker
Tribulations and Laughter: NICOLAS BENTLEY reviews the memoirs of the American playwright and author S. N. Behr man.
'What California is today the rest will be tomorrow ': MARCUS CUNLIFFE on Michael Davie 's In the Future Now; also Peter Schrag 's study of The Vanishing American.
BASIL BOOTHROYD takes a new look at Victoria of England as viewed by Edith Sitwell. Producer DAN ZERDIN


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Nicolas Bentley
Unknown: S. N. Behr
Unknown: Marcus Cunliffe
Unknown: Michael Davie
Unknown: Peter Schrag
Unknown: Edith Sitwell.
Producer: Dan Zerdin

: The Modern Britfsh Poets

An anthology in 13 programmes 4: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Introduced by ANTHONY THWAITE Reader GARY WATSON with the voice of T. s. ELIOT Producer GEORGE MACBETH
9.59 Weather


Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Reader: Gary Watson
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Producer: George MacBeth

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Eustace Diamonds by ANTHONY TROLLOPE


Read By: Geraldine McEwan

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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