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27 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS S.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
C.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

: News

: The Living World

' The glow-worm lights her amorous fire

: 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 Sheila Hancock and Humphrey Lytteltton.
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 Lytteltton.
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

: Daily Service

NEM p 64; My God. my Father, make me strong (BBC HB 357); Psalm 119. part 2; Mark 10, vv 35-45 (NEB); God of eternity (BBC HB 390)

: Morning Story

Read by Garard Green
' As soon as he woke, the boy Maneesh knew that something had happened ... All through the winter, he watched for the tree to be born again ...' Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Read By: Garard Green
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Candidates for Greatness

Clement Attlee: DEREK PARKER presents a portrait of the quiet but effective Labour Premier, whose policies immediately post-war led to great social change. He discusses Attlee's Importance with RT HON HAROLD WILSON , MP.


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Producer: Peter Goodwin

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Hot Bath and Lemon

by Mike Haywood
'Yer dad's a Desert Rat i'nt he, young Ronnie? They don't have it easy, them lads. Nobody knows weer they are.'
(From Leeds)


Writer: Mike Haywood
Producer: Tony Cliff
Ronnie: John Roberts
Billy: Darren Winnell
Ma Boler: Nita Valerie
Ma Hogg: Mary Griffiths
Masie: Maria Horlov
Stan: Barry Rutter
Les: Sam Kelly
Vicar: Geoffrey Banks
Con: Gwen Taylor
Babs: Carole Turner
Little Joe: Stephen Smith

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy Consumer Style
Submerged in a Sea of Plastic: or can It be made bio-degradable or recovered? NIGEL MURPHY investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Weather, programme news

: 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 Guest of the Week:
Dame Margaret Miles
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Making Ends Meat: CHRISTINE LEE-MACEY has learned about economy the hard way.
A Little of What You Fancy: some luxurious thoughts from MOLLY WEIR , GILLIAN REYNOLDS and JOHN HOLLIS.
In a Summer Season (11)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Dame Margaret Miles
Unknown: Christine Lee-MacEy
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: John Hollis.

: Listen with Mother

Story: Hick-a-Dick by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

There's Love and Love A play for radio by ALEX BARBER with 1 Always remember one thing, love. When I'm on a bad trip, when there's lions and floors going through and everything. Remember I love you. Because I do, Anne. I do love you.'


Producer: Derek Hoddinott
Anne: Jenny Agutter
Sid: Brian Hewlett
Dad: John Franklyn-Robbins
Mother: Katherine Parr
Rollo: Paul Dawkins
Perce: Jon Glover

: News

: Arthur Askey asks 'Do You Remember?'

as he looks over his years as an entertainer and the friends and colleagues among whom he has spent, and continues to spend, his very active life. He recalls: 'Hutch', Will Hay, Mario de Pietro, Stainless Stephen, Noel Coward, Ronnie Barker, June Whitfield, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Mrs Shufflewick, Derek Francis, Francis de Wolff and David Fallon in "The Embassy Lark"
Vintage Variety, a BBC LP record No. REC 134M, will be available in the autumn.


Presenter: Arthur Askey
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Story Time

Little Big Man
8: With the US Cavalry


Read By: Bob Sherman

: 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

: 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)


Written By: Malcolm Lynch

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party News from the Liberals presented by HUW THOMAS


Presented By: Huw Thomas

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Horncastle, Lincolnshire


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Midweek Theatre

Paying-out Night by WILLIAM INGRAM with Meredith Edwards
For 25 years Griff Davies had run the loan club in his South Wales village. But now the Committee had decided to make a change, and Griff found himself ' put out to grass.'
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: William Ingram
Unknown: Meredith Edwards
Unknown: Griff Davies
Producer: Betty Davies
Griff Davies: Meredith Edwards
Dai Roberts: Anthony Hall
Llew: Douglas Blackwell
Simpson: Cllve Swift
Thomas: Haydn Jones
Will: William Ingram
Councillor Morgan: John Dearth
Martha Beynon: Elizabeth Morgan
Gwil, the landlord: Sion Probert

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Scotland: Round 3 London:
Anthony Quinton (chairman) with Irene Thomas
Professor John Mays Scotland:
Jack Longland (chairman) with Robin Duff
William Carrocher


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Professor John Mays
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Robin Duff
Unknown: William Carrocher
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Weather

: 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 Leslie Finer


Unknown: Leslie Finer

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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