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: Today

The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news., weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk: at 8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: In a Beautiful Pea-green Boat



Read By: Kerry Francis

: News

: The Living World

Is it true that adders swallow their young.... that hedge-hogs collect fruit on their spines ... that birds hibernater For years it was fashionable to scoff at the notion of birds hibernating, until it was discovered that some actually do. Today's programme looks for the truth behind the legends - or at least an explanation. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

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

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


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

: Daily Service

NEM p 15; All poor men (obc 34): Psalm 33, vv 13-21: John 1, vv 1-14 (av); 0 word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON including music by Mozart, Ethel Smyth and Faure with songs from the TAPIOLA HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR of Finland, conductor ERKKI POHJOLA , winners of the School Class and BBC Silver Rose Bowl in Let the People Sing 1971


Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Unknown: Ethel Smyth
Conductor: Erkki Pohjola

: 4D Special

John Dunn introduces morning programmes for the holidays. Geoffrey Banks reads Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R .TOLKIEN abridged by BERTHA LONSDALE Part 1
This story, by the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, is set in pre Arthurian Britain and tells how Farmer Giles deals with a giant and a dragon. (Part 2: Friday)


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: J. R. R .Tolkien
Abridged By: Bertha Lonsdale

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Consumer Style
On the Spot: JANICE DICKERSON takes a critical look at door-to-door selling.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Janice Dickerson

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

A Question of Values written by MARTIN WORTH adapted by PAT DUNLOP
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Written By: Martin Worth
Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Trafford Whitelock
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mat Daker: Robert Urquhart
Mrs Daker: Diana Olsson
Jenny Daker: Elizabeth Proud
Alistair Daker: Robin Browne
Mr Lockhart: Douglas Blackwell
Mrs Lockhart: Eva Stuart
Mr Urquhart: John Samson

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcaslle


Introduced By: William Hardcaslle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: That Little Cut by PHYLLIS TOD


Unknown: Phyllis Tod

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by STUART FORSYTH


Leader: James Davis
Unknown: Michael Moores
Tenor: John Boulter
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth

: Afternoon Theatre

Samaritan: a play for radio by JOHN HYNAM with Wilfred Pickles as Stan Bates JOE: And she can make good soup, can Mother.... And didn'we agree some time ago that she was Mother to us both?
SUE: Something like that.... JOE: I wish you'd accept her ...
Producer DAVID B. GODFREY (Wilfred's Choice: page 5)


Unknown: John Hynam
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Stan Bates
Producer: David B. Godfrey
Elsa Bates: Margaret Wolfit
Joe Marchant: John Samson
Sue Marchant: Jane Knowles
Mrs Marchant: Margot Boyd
Passer-by: Brian Haines
Milkman: Robin Browne
Woman: Olwen Griffiths
Pat Hannigan: Allan McClelland
George: William Eedle
Sheila: Kate Binchy

: Joyce Grenfell Entertains

with her own inimitable songs and sketches


Producer: Bill Worsley

: Story Time

Lady Susan by JANE AUSTEN with CAROLINE JOHN Part 2


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Caroline John

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM s reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renfe Houston. Mary Stocks Rachel Heyhoe
Ninette Mongador
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renfe Houston.
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Down Your Way

The Variety Artists Benevolent Fund Home. Twickenham Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
International Head-quarters Girls' and Boys' Brigade, London

: Midweek Theatre: The Imaginative Child

by Hugh Walpole, adapted by John Ashe
[Starring] Richard Pearson and Geoffrey Beevers
Messrs Johnson and Chippet are a firm who provide a most unusual service: they eliminate bores. When they take on Mr Bumpus's problem they find it a most difficult case to solve.
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Author: Hugh Walpole
Adapted by: John Ashe
Producer: Susanna Capon
Mr Bumpus: Richard Pearson
Mr Chippet: Sean Arnold
Mr Johnson: Geoffrey Beevers
Mrs Bumpus: Barbara Bolton
The Children: Jane Knowles
The Children: Gail MacFarlane
The Children: Helen Worth
John Clay: Carlo Cura
Dowager Countess of Pruxe: Betty Huntley-Wright

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson , who this week asks other regular chairmen of the programme - Jacky Gillott. Kenneth Allsop
Anthony Smith , Richard Mayne and John Julius Norwich each to recommend a book they've read with particular pleasure this year.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Jacky Gillott.
Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Richard Mayne
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Producer: Patricia Brent

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention. t.59 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Generation of Peace?

An examination of some of the world's trouble spots and their prospects.
The Indian Sub-Continent: hv EVAN CHARLTON. former Editor of The Stutesman of Calcutta and New Delhi.


Unknown: Evan Charlton.

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (18)


Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded bv Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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