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: News

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


Unknown: Roy Gregor
Unknown: Dr Christopher Woodard

: Today

The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
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 7.35' 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: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: These You Have Loved

(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM p 26; The head that once was crowned with thorns (BBC HB 132); Psalm 31: Acts 13, vv 1-12 (NEB); When I survey the wondrous Cross (BBC HB 97)

: Morning Story

from Scotland The Cat Man
Written and read by Alastair Borthwick
Jimmy, a welder at a small engineering works, has a weakness for stray cats.... Producer MICHAEL SHAW


Read By: Alastair Borthwick
Producer: Michael Shaw

: News

: A Letter from Winston

This week's programme covers Churchill's career as a war correspondent for the Morning Post and as an officer in the South African Light Horse during the Boer War. with Other parts VALERIE COLGAN
TERRY SCULLY , MICHAEL TURNER Compiled and produced by ROBERT CRADOCK from the book Winston S. Churchill by RANDOLPH CHURCHILL and MARTIN GILBERT


Unknown: Valerie Colgan
Unknown: Terry Scully
Produced By: Robert Cradock
Unknown: Winston S. Churchill
Unknown: Randolph Churchill
Unknown: Martin Gilbert
Winston Churchill: Clive Swift
Narrator: Gabriel Woolf

: Music in Pictures

Audrey Russell looks at and listens to Les Plaisirs du Bal by Watteau In the Dulwich Gallery.


Unknown: Audrey Russell

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Health and Welfare
New Hips for Old: AUDREY KAYE reports on an operation which gives a new walking life to people crippled with arthritis. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Audrey Kaye

: Does The Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards. Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Leslie Crowther In the chair MCDONALD HOBLEY Special guest Pete Murray
From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
Struggling to Cope: an ex-mental patient's story. Reading Your Letters.
Drive-In: GILL PREECE with news and views on motoring topics. MONICA GREY reads
In a Summer Season by ELIZABETH TAYLOR (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Gill Preece
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor

: Listen with Mother

Story: Young Mouse and the Drum by R. E. GODSLAND


Unknown: R. E. Godsland

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Marriage a la Feydeau: 1: One Month Early

(Léonie est en avance)
An occasional series of plays by the master of French farce.


Léonie: Jill Bennett
Toudoux, her husband: John Osborne
Clémence, their maid: Diana Bishop
Mme de Champrinet, Léonie's mother.: Noël Hood
Mme Virtuel, a midwife: Margot Boyd
De Champrinet, Léonie's father: Carleton Hobbs

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town
4.0-4.5 News


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Story Time

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon , Esq. by w. M. THACKERAY
Read by GEOFFREY BANKS and ALICK HAYES. 4: A Dark and Dreadful Intrigue - the courtship of a Court Heiress


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

: PM Reports

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


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: What Ho, Jeeves!: Part 6: The Great Sermon Handicap

by P.G. Wodehouse
starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster.
Guest Maurice Denham as Rev Heppenstall.
Adapted by Chris Miller from the book "The Inimitable Jeeves".


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: Chris Miller
Producer: David Hatch
Jeeves: Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster: Richard Briers
Rev. Heppenstall: Maurice Denham
Bingo Little: Jonathan Cecil
Eustace: David Jason
Claude: Jonathan Lynn
Cynthia: Carol Marsh

: The Archers


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Colin Drury: John Baddeley

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.5 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Great Modern Spy Stories

A series of sixprogrammes 2: The Atomic Spies bv KEITH DARVILL with René Cutforth as narrator Rina-a-ring-a geranium, A pocketful of uranium, Hiroshima,
All fall down
In the 40s and 50s the most damaging espionage operation to America was mounted by an atomic spy ring feeding information to the Soviets.
Important scientists working at West Coast bases were involved, and in 1953 two ' links - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg - were arrested and electrocuted for ' conspiracy towards espionage.' There is still much doubt as to their guilt.
Klaus Fuchs , described as ' the spy of the century,' was arrested after he had gone to Harwell, the English atomic base. and was sentenced to 14 years for high treason. If Russia had not been our ally, his sentence would have been death like the Rosenbergs. Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Ethel Rosenberg
Unknown: Klaus Fuchs
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Analysis

United We Fall
The case of the Nationalists in Scotland and Wales Ian Mclntyre interviews
William Wolfe , Chairman of tlM Scottish National Party and Gwynfor Evans, President of Plaid Cymru about the changes they would like to see in the political ordering of their parts of the United Kingdom.


Unknown: William Wolfe
Producer: Anthony Rendell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Miss Marjoribanks
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (19)


Read By: Noel Johnson

: Kaleidoscope

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

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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