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6.27 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day REV PAUL BARBER


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Paul Barber

: Today

The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
Travel news. What's on. and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER f.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

: Tuesday Call:

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Sleep and Dreams
Why do we need to sleep, and how much sleep do we needf How can we cure insomniat What is dreaming, and does everybody do it.? Are our dreams really necessary ?Can one explain sleep-walking and nightmares! Do animals dreamt
Put your questions about sleep and dreams to psychologist Dr Christopher Evans.
Judith Chalmers in the chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr Christopher Evans.
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 61: 0 day of God, draw nigh (BBC HB 24): Psalm 145, vv 13-21; Acts 17, vv 16-27 (NEB); Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC BB 33)

: Morning Story

A Boy to be Proud Of by BARBARA YATES ROTHWELL Read by Sheila Mitchell
Her One-and -Only. Apple-of-her-widowed-eye son, had be. come a Hippy .


Unknown: Barbara Yates Rothwell
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Read By: Her One-And

: News

: The Great Musicals

recalled by Ian Carmichael 4: The King and I
A series of seven programmes withwords 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.


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

: Sounds Topical

with Steve Race


Unknown: Steve Race

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy Home and Family
When Your Pet is 111 ... and you can'afford the vet: MOLLY PRICE-OWEN finds out who can help.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: What Ho, Jeeves!: 8: The Metropolitan Touch

by P.G. Wodehouse
starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster with Jonathan Cecil as Bingo Little; Edwin Apps as Steggles, Denise Bryer as the kid and the girl.
Adapted by Chris Miller from the book "The Inimitable Jeeves"
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)

12.55 Weather, programme news


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: Chris Miller
Pianist: John Gould
Producer: David Hatch
Jeeves: Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster: Richard Briers
Bingo Little: Jonathan Cecil
Steggles: Edwin Apps
Kid/Girl: Denise Bryer

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Sauce and Resource - a test of ingenuity in the kitchen: DAVID GEARY faces PRUNELLA. SCALES and HARRIET CRAWLEY with those family crises that every cook dreads.
2.0-2.2 News
As I See It: BEN DUNCAN with a puritan ethic.
Tune with a Tale: recalled by BA MASON
It's Cheaper by Barge: the case for developing Britain's commercial canals.
In a Summer Season (10)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Geary
Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Ben Duncan

: Listen with Mother

Story: Jenny and the Singing Animals by KATHLEEN LYRE

: News

: The Barchester Chronicles

by ANTHONY TROLLOPE adapted for radio in 20 parts from six of his novels
Book 4: Framley Parsonage Episode 10: Money Matters dramatised by CONSTANCE COX
'Producer GERRY JONES Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Dramatised By: Constance Cox
Producer: Gerry Jones
Producer: Norman Wright
Trollope, the narrator: Godfrey Kenton
Susan Grantly: Marjorie Westbury
Griselda Grantly: Polly Murch
Bishop Proudie: George Howe
Mrs Proudie: Margot Boyd
Lord Dumbello: Rolf Lefebvre
Josiah Crawley: Hugh Manning
Mrs Crawley: Kathleen Helme
Grace Crawley: Elizabeth Proud
Bob Crawley: Sandra Clark
Lord Lufton: Sean Arnold
Lady Lufton: Sheelah Wilcocks
Mark Robarts: John Pullen
Fanny Robarts: Clare Horne
Lucy Robarts: Bonnie Hurren
JohnRobarts: Nigel Lambert
Mr Sowerby: Patrick Troughton
Miss Dunstable: Betty Huntley-Wright
Mr Harold Smith: William Eedle
Mrs Harold Smith: Iorna Rosslyn
Mr Fothergill: Rolf Lefebvre

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Devon

: Story Time

Little Big Man by THOMAS BERGER
7: George Armstrong Custer


Unknown: Thomas Berger
Read By: Bob Sherman
Read By: George Armstrong Custer

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: The Things

Michael Robbins as Dad Pat Coombs as Mum Liz Gebhardt as Beryl Frank Abbott as Len and Ronald Fletcher as Himself
A weekly, fearless, down-to-earth report on Britain today, through the eyes of yer typical average listening family.
4: Town and Country an' that Written by TONY BILBOW and MIKE FENTIMAN


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

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Malcolm Lynch

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: New Lifelines in Medicine: 4: Presenting a New Face

A series of seven programmes
The plastic surgeon is often thought to be concerned only with 'cosmetics': shortening noses, removing 'spare tyres' of fat, 'lifting' faces...
But there are more important developments: children with hare lips or cleft palates able to talk naturally: lost thumbs or fingers replaced by skin grafts; new jaws and faces for disfigured cancer patients - a whole world of remedial surgery made possible by skilful surgeons who need more than 12 years to train.
Compiled and narrated by Tony Van den Bergh


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

: Real-life Love Stories

A series of three programmes 1: How comical my happiness by L. MALYUGIN translated by OLGA FRANKLIN with Derek Godfrey as Anton Chekhov and Prunella Scales as Olga Knipper
Anton Chekhov and Olga Knip per met, fell in love and married. For a while they lived apart, but for four years wrote to each other almost every day. This programme is based on their letters.
Adapted for radio and produced by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: L. Malyugin
Translated By: Olga Franklin
Unknown: Derek Godfrey
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Olga Knipper
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Olga Knip
Produced By: Christopher Venning
Narrator: Alan Rowe
Alexander Chekhov: Brian Haines
Maria: Hilda Schroder
Maxim Gorky: Vernon Joyner

: Themes of Today

Six verse programmes taking their titles from passages in T. S. Eliot 's Four Quartets.
4: The Coupling of Man and Woman Peter Orr introduces poems by SYDNEY GOODSIR SMITH
ROGER MCGOUGH , STEVIE SMITH and C. DAY LEWIS read by the authors themselves and HARVEY HALL
9.29 Weather


Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Introduces: Woman Peter Orr
Unknown: Sydney Goodsir Smith
Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Peter Redgrove
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stevie Smith
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

Two Lamps in Our Street by ARTHUR BARTON


Unknown: Arthur Barton
Read By: Ronald Herdman

: 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

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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