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: News

6.27 Farming Today: ROY GREGOR
6.45 Prayer for the Day BB CHRISTOPHER WOODARD


Unknown: Roy Gregor
Unknown: Christopher Woodard

: Today

and more of Today
Including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point
(Sundays broadcast)

: 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 guests Ted Ray and John Snagge. Robin Ray puts the questions aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: John Snagge.
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


Introduced By: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM p 22; My Lord, my Life, my Love (BBC HB 330); Psalm 119, part 8; Acts 12, vv 11-25 (NEB); How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142)

: Morning Story

Perhaps We Shall Meet Again by H. E. BATES
Read by Barbara Mitchell
1 It was no use. She must begin to eat less.... once, she had been slim as a line-prop, like the young woman on the next seat ... '


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Barbara Mitchell
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Candidates for Greatness

Aneurin Be van: DEREK PARKER presents a portrait of the controversial Welsh MP who established the National Health Service and later became Deputy-Leader of the Labour Party. He discusses Bevan's importance with MICHAEL FOOT , up. Producer SHEILA ANDERSON


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Michael Foot
Producer: Sheila Anderson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Meeting at Oxford

by John O'Hare
Sir William Davenant, the Restoration poet and playwright, was legally the son of an Oxford innkeeper. But some say that William Shakespeare, who often stayed at the inn and became his godfather, was also his natural father.
A modern Irish playwright makes his own imaginative contribution to the debate.


Writer: John O'Hare
Producer: Christopher Holme
Mrs Davenant: Rosemary Leach
William Shakespeare: David Wood
[Actor]: Haydn Jones
[Actor]: William Eedle
[Actor]: David Gooderson
[Actor]: Sam Dastor

: News

: You and Your Phone

It's your direct line to the Post Office in this special phone-in edition.
Are you getting the best use out of your telephone?
Ring George Scott on 01-580 '4411 to put your question to CyrU Dancey , Director of Service for Post Office Telecommunications. Calls from 11.0 am


Unknown: George Scott
Unknown: Cyru Dancey

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guests of the Week:
Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent , the song-writing team
2.0-2.2 News
Cookery Club: fending for yourself on holiday - ideas from PAM DOTTER , JOCELYN HAY. The Berkshire Mercury Is 250 years old: portrait of a local newspaper.
In a Summer Season by ELIZABETH TAYLOR abridged by JANET QUIGLEY Read by Monica Grey
(First of 12 instalments. Music: Symphony No 2 by Kalinnikov)


Unknown: Tony Hatch
Unknown: Jackie Trent
Unknown: Pam Dotter
Unknown: Jocelyn Hay.
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Abridged By: Janet Quigley
Read By: Monica Grey

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Man with a Red Wig by HERBERT MCKAY


Unknown: Herbert McKay

: 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 2: Dee 1914 - Sept 1915
The first volunteers in France have been given home leave.
(Leonard Fenton is in ' Magnificence ' at the Royal Court Theatre, London)


Producer: Harry Catlin
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Aubrey Talbot: Jorn Samson
Pamela Talbot: Sandra Clark
Victor Talbot: Sam Dastor
Sir William Talbot: Rolf Lefebvre
Lady Eleanor: Betty Baskcomb
Charringtoni: Antony Higginson
Charles Sadler: Godfrey Kenton
HughSadler: Robin Browne
Hugh Sadler: Robin Browne
Diana Lovell: Rosalind Shanks
Julian Lovell/: Neville Jason
Sam Quincey: Neville Jason
Nigel Coxhead: Terry Scully
Tom Follett: Brian Hewlett
Geoff Tuffnel: William Sleigh
Percy Stokes: David Sinclair
Freddie: Kemp}leonard Fenton
RSM Blossom: John Hollis
Sgt Kilderbee: David Timson
Capt Diplock}: Nigel Graham
Sgt Bruce: Nigel Graham
Kitty: Julie Hallam
Lady Waring: Diana Bishop

: News

: Echoes

' Memory should not rust for want of tending. Curiosity, zest, memory, a perpetual search for experience, a perpetual delight in people, books, trees. flowers, music. Hoc erat in votis. This was in my prayers, and it has been granted to me.'
BENNY GREEN introduces recordings of Sir Compton Mackenzie and, along with excerpts from his writings and some of his favourite music, draws a portrait of this much-loved novelist. Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Sir Compton MacKenzie
Producer: John Knight

: Story Time

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon , Esq by w. M. THACKERAY
3: Professional Gambler


Unknown: Barry Lyndon
Unknown: M. Thackeray
Read By: Geoffrey Banks
Read By: Alick Hayes

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze with a mystery guest
PETER JONES in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


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

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

Basildon, Essex

: Midweek Theatre

Marriage a la Feydeau
The first of an occasional series of one-act plays by GEORGES FEYDEAU in which the master of French farce follows the hilarious progress from Marriage to (almost) Divorce.
Translated and adapted for radio by PETER MEYER with Jill Bennett as the wife and John Osborne as the husband 1: One Month Early
(Lionie est en avance)
Scene: the Toudoux dining-room in Paris. About 1910. Producer GLYN DEARMAN
(For cast, see Thurs, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Peter Meyer
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: John Osborne
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: Round Britain Quiz

London v West: Round 3

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Miss Marjoribanks
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (18)


Read By: Noel Johnson

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Angela Huth

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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