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6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN CONGDON


Unknown: John Congdon

: 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 ?nedium wave only 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

: The Runaways

8: Enquiries Are Being Made


Read By: Brian Hewlett

: News

: The Living World

Afloat on the Broads

: 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 Miriam Karlin and Steve Race.
Robin Ray puts the questions aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Steve Race.
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 1; God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 81: Psalm 63; St Mark 8, vv 14-26 (AV); Lord of all being (BBC HB 11)

: Morning Story

Read by David March
' As soon as we were left together I sensed that Caroline was going to ask me something. And for a minute or two I did my best to stop the question being asked ... '


Unknown: Bernard Croft
Read By: David March
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Candidates for Greatness

Lady Astor: DEREK PARKER presents a portrait of the first woman to become a Member of Parliament, the former Nancy Langhorne of Virginia.
CHRISTOPHER SYKES helps to eva. luate her career and influence. Producer SHEILA ANDERSON


Unknown: Derek Parker
Producer: Sheila Anderson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: In the Park

A wry comedy by Mary Benson

Seemingly trivial incidents conspire to remind Helen of memories long buried.


Writer: Mary Benson
Producer: Christopher Venning
Helen: Isabel Dean
Victor: Geoffrey Bayldon
John: Bernard Finch
Hilda: Diana Olsson
[Actor]: Clive Swift
[Actor]: Sam Dastor
[Actor]: Philip Reader
[Actor]: Bonnie Hurren
[Actor]: Christopher Watts
[Actor]: Hilda Schroder
[Actor]: Anthony Hall

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Consumer Style
Concrete Overcoat: GEORGE LUCE finds out what you can do with concrete at home.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA IAA


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: George Luce

: Just a Minute

12.55 medium leave only
Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: J. B. Priestley
2.0-2.2 News
Circus Chaplain: FRANK JENNINGS Of Current Concern: a discussion of topics in the news. The Nightingale by RICHARD CHURCH abridged by MADGE HART Read by ANNA BARRY
An Evening with J. B. Priestley : Friday at 8.10, BBC2
J. B. Priestley will be featured in RADIO TIMES Anniversary Special on sale 13 September, 50p


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Frank Jennings
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Anna Barry
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: J. B. Priestley

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Lost Shoes by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Quick Thing by SANDRA CLARK
' Right set of bores that lot. Faded aristocracy, landed gentry. They've grown old and indolent through living off the fat. They need sharpening up with the spirit of competition.'
Producer TONY CLIFF (from Leeds)


Unknown: Sandra Clark
Producer: Tony Cliff
Narrator: Peter Wheeler
Charlie: Brian Peck
Carol: Fiona Walker
Groom: Jim Whelan
Fiona: Carole Hayman
John: David Mahlowe
Ian: John Linstrum
Auctioneer: Geoffrey Banks
Maud: Jenny Austen

: News

: In Search of Gilbert Harding

Roy Plomley , assisted by ISOBEL BARNETT and BASIL BOOTHROVD , looks at this most complex, vulnerable, infuriating, difficult, popular, explosive, well-loved, elusive and essentially unhappy man who became such a major figure of British entertainment in the early post-war years. Producer ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Assisted By: Isobel Barnett
Assisted By: Basil Boothrovd
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Story Time

Operation Midas by ANNE O'GRADY Read by TRADER FAULKNER (3)

: 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: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Trina Muir: Judith Carey
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Colin Drury: John Baddeley
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Sgt Vernon: Arnold Peters

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Midweek Theatre

Uncle Charles
A series of three plays based on the short stories by NIGEL BALCHIN : adapted for radio by ANTONY KEAREY with Maurice Denham as Uncle Charles
2: Gentle Counsels
An Officer knows how to handle his men - or so Uncle Charles confidently believed. That is, until he met Private Pike and Sergeant-Major Lee.


Stories By: Nigel Balchin
Radio By: Antony Kearey
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Producer: Kay Patrick
Robert/Steward: David Timson
Cpl Gwynne/Barman: Robin Browne
CSM Lee: John Hollis
Private Pike: Martin Friend
Bandsman Morris/Lt Livens: Bernard Finch
Goss/Bill: Sean Barrett
Sergeant Collins: Brian Haines
Capt Guy Travers MO: Vernon Joyner

: Round Britain Quiz

London v N Ireland: Round 4 London:
Anthony Quinton (chairman) with Irene Thomas
Professor John Mays Northern Ireland:
Jack Longland (chairman) with Dr Michael Dewar R. Martin McBirney


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Dr Michael Dewar
Unknown: R. Martin McBirney
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Twelfth Mile


Read By: Stephen Thorne

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Canals and Canalmen

In the third of his five talks about the men of the Black Country, ARCHIE HII.L remembers his own boyhood on the canals and talks to two of the men who worked the narrow boats in the years between the wars.

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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