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6.27 Farming Today: ROY GREGOR from the Royal Show
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, and 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 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

: The Living World

Along the Track
Railway lines have always attracted birds and plants, as well as train-spotters. When the last locomotive has clanged through, and lines and sleepers are removed, they become 'greenways,' wildlife reserves in their own right.
Today's Radio Nature Trail follows a disused railway line in Oxfordshire.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: The Year in Question

The sounds and scenes of a year in the past challenge the memories of residents James Burke and Richard Murdoch and of guests Sheila Hancock and Humphrey Lyttelton.
Robin Ray puts the questions aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Robin Ray

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country.


Introduced by: Michael De Morgan
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM p 1: Lord of all being (BBC HB ID: Psalm 99: Acts 9, v 43 to 10. v 16 (NEB); Holy, holy, holy (BBC HB 169)

: Morning Story

Romance with a Double-Bass by ANTON CHEKHOV
Read by Tony Bilbow
When a double-bass player and a princess both lose their clothes by a river bank, something must be found to cover the lady ...


Read By: Tony Bilbow
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Candidates for Greatness

H. G. Wells : DEREK PARKER presents a portrait of the imaginative writer who - looking at tomorrow's world yesterday - influenced, educated and entertained. He discusses Wells's work with DR NORMAN MACKENZIE. Producer SHEILA ANDERSON
(This series was first broadcast in the BBC World Service. Plumbing Wells: page 5


Unknown: G. Wells
Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Dr Norman MacKenzie.
Producer: Sheila Anderson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: We're Strangers Here

A play for radio by Eric Chappell
A husband and wife are on a Mediterranean holiday, but their relationship is not as smooth as the sea outside.
(Timothy West is in 'The House-Boy ' at the Open Space Theatre, London)


Writer: Eric Chappell
Producer: John Tydeman
Anne: Prunella Scales
David: Timothy West

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter loan Yorke Home-Finding Week
Sharing a Home: apart from relations, how do you get in touch with others to share? How can joint purchase be arranged? What about eviction? NANCY WISE finds out.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

(Tuesday broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Mary Stewart.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Cowboys of the North: a memory of Lapland.
Of Current Concern: a discussion of topics in the news. ALAN HADEL reads
Clash of Generations (3)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Mary Stewart.
Unknown: Alan Hadel

: Listen with Mother

Story: Holiday for Money by KATHLEEN RAMSAY


Unknown: Kathleen Ramsay

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Bury Him Among Kings
A family saga of the Great War by ELLESTON TREVOR adapted for radio in three parts by JOHN RICHMOND
1: August-December 1914
The First World War broke on a country in Bank Holiday carnival mood.
(Leonard Fenton is in ' Magnificence ' at the Royal Court Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Richmond
Producer: Harry Catlin
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Aubrey Talbot: John Samson
Pamela Talbot: Sandra Clark
Victor Talbot: Sam Dastor
Sir William Talbot: Rolf Lefebvre
Lady Eleanor Talbot: Betty Baskcomb
Charrington: Antony Higginson
Major Charles Sadler: Godfrey Kenton
Louise Sadler: Diana Bishop
Hugh: Sadlerrobin Browne
Wiggy: Rosin Browne
Freddie Kemp: Leonard Fenton
Tom Follett: Brian Hewlett
Sam Quincey: Neville Jason
Julian Lovellf: Neville Jason
Percy Stokes: David Sinclair
Oscar: Anthony Ball
Harry Ross: David Gooderson
Geoff Tulfnel: William Sleigh
Sgt Kilderbee: David Timson
RSM Blossom: John Hollis
Willis: Wllllam Eedle
Captain Bailey: Wllllam Eedle
Colonel Pickering: Brian Haines
Diana Lovell: Rosalind Shanks
Judith: Julie Ballam

: News

: John McCormack

Another chance to hear this programme of records of the great Irish tenor: introduced by Peter Pratt


Introduced By: Peter Pratt

: Story Time

The Tightrope Men
Read by DAVID GOODERSON 3: Taken from the Sea


Read By: David Gooderson

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn. Joy
Adamson Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze with a mystery guest
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Anona Winn.
Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestiand My Choice: page 5


Unknown: Gerald Priestiand

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Broadway, Worcestershire Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre

In Confidence by JAMES FAIRFAX
' The Bar isn'a business. It isn'based on money-grubbing. Ours is an honourable profession. I would no more suspect my clerk of dishonesty than I would suspect the Almighty himself.'
(For cast see Thursday. 3.5 pm)

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Dublin London :
Anthony Quinton (chairman) with Irene Thomas
Professor John Mays Dublin:
Jack Longland (chairman) with Brian Callinan Irwin Stewart
'Sunday's broadcast)
9.29 Weather


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Brian Callinan
Unknown: Irwin Stewart
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stewart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stewart

: A Book at Bedtime

Miss Marjoribanks
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (13)


Read By: Noel Johnson

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science
People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. Introduced tonight by Paul Vaughan


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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