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6.27 Farming Today: ROY GREGOR from the Royal Show,
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
6.45 Prayer for the Day H. COLIN DAVIS


Unknown: Roy Gregor
Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
Travel news. What's on, ana Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER
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 medium wave onlw Travel news
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Slimming and Health
No matter how hard I try. I can'lose weight.
Dieting is so difficult: I can'count calories.
In this new Morning Call programme, put your questions to Audrey Eyton , a slimming expert, and Professor Arnold Bender , a nutritionist.
Judith Chalmers in the chair Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 om


Unknown: Audrey Eyton
Unknown: Professor Arnold Bender
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

NEM p 102; Let saints on earth (BBC HB 249); Canticle 10; Acts 9, vv 32-42 (NEB); Light's abode (BBC HB 250)

: Morning Story

The Suitcase by IRIS MACFARLANE Read by Hannah Gordon
Her husband wouldn'let her go away again.... Should she be an author, or a wife ...


Unknown: Iris MacFarlane
Read By: Hannah Gordon

: News

: The Great Musicals

recalled by Ian Carmichael
1: Oklahoma
A series of seven programmes with words and music from the hit shows that won the triple crown of acclaim in New York, London and on screen during the past 30 years.
Written by Marjorie Bilbow
Producer Bobby Jaye
Family output: page 4


Presenter: Ian Carmichael
Written By: Marjorie Bilbow
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Sounds Topical

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Home-Finding Week
Buying a House or Flat: how do you find one? What do you have to pay? How do you arrange a mortgage? NANCY wise gives the answers.


Presenter: Joan Yorke

: What Ho, Jeeves!

(Details as Thursday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Plenty Questions: a quiz for parents. JEAN METCALFE and CLIFF MICBELMORE face ELISABETH BERESPORD in the chair
2.0-2.2 News
As I See It: LIZ ELLIS talks about life, politics and religion. What's New for the Home: DIANA POLLOCK reports.
Medicine Today and Tomorrow: DR ERIC JAMESON looks at new ideas and techniques. ALAN BADEL reads
Clash of Generations by LAVENDER CASSELS (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Elisabeth Berespord
Talks: Liz Ellis
Unknown: Diana Pollock
Unknown: Dr Eric Jameson
Unknown: Alan Badel
Unknown: Lavender Cassels

: Listen with Mother

Story: Tubby Ted 's Washing by UNSULA BOURIHANE


Unknown: Tubby Ted
Unknown: Unsula Bourihane

: News

: The Barchester Chronicles

by ANTHONY TROLLOPE adapted for radio In 20 parts from six of his novels Book 3: Dr Thorne Episode 7:
A Question of Identity dramatised by CONSTANCE OOX
Piano played by ANNA BERENSKA Producer GERRY JONES Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Constance Oox
Played By: Anna Berenska
Producer: Gerry Jones
Producer: Norman Wright
Trollope, the narrator: Godfrey Kenton
Bishop Proudie: George Howe
Mrs Proudie: Margot Boyd
Dr Thorne: Roger Delgado
Mary Thorne: Jane Knowles
Sir Roger Scatcherd: David March
Lady Scatcherd: Eva Stuart
Frank Gresham: Martin Jarvis
Lady Arabella Gresham: Pauline Letts
Augusta Gresham: Diana Bishop
Beatrice Gresham: Deborah Paige
Miss Dunstable: Betty Huntley-Wright
Lady de Courcy: Katherine Parr
Patience Oriel: Corinna Marlowe
Mr Moffat: Fraser Kerr
Dr Fillgrave: Rolf Lefebvre
Wintcrbones: William Sleigh

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Lancashire
Members of the Formby Horticultural and Agricultural Society put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Questionmaster MICHAEL BARRATT Producer Kenneth FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Michael Barratt
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

The Tightrope Men
2: My Name is Harry Meyrick


Unknown: Desmond Baglet
Read By: David Gooderson
Unknown: Harry Meyrick

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: The Things

A weekly, fearless, down-to-earth report on Britain today, through the eyes of yer typical average listening family.
Written by Tony Bilbow and Mike Fentiman
Producer Martin Fisher
Family output: page 4. Pillar of propriety: page 5


Written by: Tony Bilbow
Written by: Mike Fentiman
Producer: Martin Fisher
Dad: Michael Robbins
Mum: Pat Coombs
Beryl: Liz Gebhardt
Len: Frank Abbott
Himself: Ronald Fletcher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestiand


Unknown: Gerald Priestiand

: New Lifelines in Medicine

Seven programmes about developments which in the last decade have transformed the science of medicine.
These days the skill and imaginative techniques of modern medicine are necessary to cope with the casualties of modern life: the car and motor-bike crashes, the accidents in homes and factories, the sudden heart failures, the serious illnesses.
All have a much better chance of survival than even a few years ago, not only because of complex new medical machinery but through a new concept of nursing-intensive care.
Compiled and narrated by Tony Van den Bergh
Producer Alan Burgess


Compiled and narrated by: Tony van Den Bergh
Producer: Alan Burgess

: The Sun King

based on the book by Nancy Mitford
Adapted In three episodes by Alan Melville
Alan Melville as Narrator and Aubrey Woods as Louis XIV
1: An Envelope Containing Poison
Producer John Tydeman
Melville's Monarch: page 5


Book By: Nancy Mitford
Adaptor: Alan Melville
Narrator: Alan Melville
Producer: John Tydeman
Louis XIV: Aubrey Woods
Comte d'Aubignac: William Eedle
Mme de Montespan: Elizabeth Morgan
Dutch Envoy: Terry Scully
Fouquet: Timothy Bateson
Colbert: Cllve Swift
Ie Vau: Fraser Kerr
Ie Brun: John Forrest
Mme Scarron: Gudrun Ure
Mme Voisin: Sandra Clark
Mme de Bouillon: Bonnie Burren
Due du Maine: David Timson

: Themes of Today

A series of six verse programmes compiled by Peter Orr and taking their titles from passages in T. S. Eliot 's Four Quartets.
Tonight Peter Orr introduces poems by Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, David Jones, Dylan Thomas and Stevie Smith read by the authors themselves and Harvey Hall
Producer George Macbeth
Recordings of the poets themselves made by the British Council in association with the Poetry Room at Harvard.
9.29 Weather


Compiler: Peter Orr
Introduced by: Peter Orr
Reader: Harvey Hall
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

Miss Marjoribanks by MRS OLIPHANT
Read by NOEL JOHN SON (12)


Unknown: Mrs Oliphant
Read By: Noel John Son

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the art* and science
People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. What's new in theatre, books, cinema, painting, architecture, scientific advance ... Introduced tonight by Angela Huth


Unknown: Angela Huth

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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