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6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day DICK WILLIAMS


Unknown: Dick Williams

: Today

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

: Yuki

Read by GARY WATSON (2)


Read By: Gary Watson

: News

: Tuesday Call:

[number removed]
from 9.20 Do It Yourself
How easy is it to install double-glazing myself? What tips are there for getting a professional look with my home decorating? What is the basic tool kit for a home handyman or handywoman? Put your questions to Tony Wilkins , Editor of Do-It-Yourself magazine.
Sue MacGregor in the chair Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed] from 8.0 am


Unknown: Tony Wilkins

: News

medium wave onlu

: Daily Service

NEM p 19; Lord Christ, who on thy heart didst bear (BBC HB 380); Psalm 1; St Mark 10, vv 1-16 (AV); Jesus, good above all other (BBC HB 72)


Unknown: St Mark

: Morning Story

Second Sight by F. A. HOW Read by Wilfred Pickles
'If it's really a ghost,' Herbert said, ' that must mean that he'll never finish that job. Poor old man. He'll be working away till - whatever they call it - eternity.'


Unknown: F. A. How
Read By: Wilfred Pickles

: News

: Great Modern Spy Stories

Burgess, Maclean and Philby Written and narrated by Rene Cutforth
The story of the two British diplomats, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean , who worked as Soviet agents and fled to Russia when they were finally exposed; and of the master-spy. Kim Philby.


Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Guy Burgess
Unknown: Donald MacLean
Unknown: Kim Philby.
Producer: Christopher Venning
Kim Philby: Timothy Bateson
Eleanor Philby: Clare Horne
Patterson: Robin Browne
Page: David Timson
Marcus Lipton: John Samson
Harold Macmillan: Nigel Graham

: Sounds in Store

Steve Race chooses interesting items from the Archive shelves.

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Home and Family
' What should I give Mum? '
MARGARET KORVING looks at the delicate question of working teenagers and their money.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Unknown: Margaret Korving

: What Ho, Jeeves!: 16: Gussie Presents the Prizes

(Details as Thursday, 6.15 pm)

12.55 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

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Sauce and Resource: PADDY FEENY faces CHARLES VANCE and CLAIRE RAYNER with those crises that every cook dreads.
2.0-2.2 News
Mogul behind the Memo-David O. Selznick : by RUDY BEHLMER. The Birth of Benenden: memories from two founders of the famous girls' school.
Children's Books and Writers: ELISABETH BERESFORD and ELAINE MOSS on recent publications.
MARVIN KANE reads The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (4)


Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Charles Vance
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Memo-David O. Selznick
Unknown: Rudy Behlmer.
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Unknown: Elaine Moss
Unknown: Marvin Kane

: Listen with Mother

medium ware only
Story: The Mote and the Pussy. cat by VERA RUSHBROOKE

: News

: The Barchester Chronicles

The Last Chronicle of Barset 18: A New Course of Action


Trollope: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Harding: Carleton Hobbs
Bishop Proudie: George Howe
Mrs Proudie: Margot Boyd
Josiah Crawley: Hugh Manning
Mrs Crawley: Kathleen Helme
Grace Crawtey: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Dale: Cécile Chevreau
Lily Dale: Patricia Gallimore
Lady Julia: Sylvia Coleridge
Johnny Eames: Sam Dastor
Mr Thomas Toogood: Clive Swift
Miss Demolines: Barbara Mitchell
Sir Raffle: Geoffrey Wincott
Mr Chadwick: Rolf Lefebvre
Mr Walker: Philip Morant
Mr Dalrymple: Kerry Francis
Waiter: George Raistrick

: News

: Story Time

Down the Bath Rocks
2: Sunday, Heaven and Hunger


Read By: Michael Deacon

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 medium wave onlu Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Hello Cheeky

Conceived, written and misread by Tim Brooke-Taylor
Barry Cryer , John Junkin with THE DENIS KING TRIO


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Denis King

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
Ring George Scott to put your question on insurance in person to William Harris , Deputy Chairman of the British Insurance Association and Chief General Manager of the Phoenix Assurance Company. Producer WALTER WALLICH
Questions from 6.0 pm onward


Unknown: George Scott
Unknown: William Harris
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Rachmaninow

A centenary portrait of the composer and his music by DAVID WHEELER
William Sleigh as Rachmaninov with ROBIN BROWNE


Music By: David Wheeler
Music By: William Sleigh
Unknown: Robin Browne
Unknown: Fraser Kerr.
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: John Samson
Producer: Ian Cotterell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

God Made Sunday
Read by CYRIL CUSACK (2)


Read By: Cyril Cusack

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: The Lure of the Past

2: What did you do m the War,
Daddyt Are we still fighting yesterday's wars? GORDON CLOUGH Investigates.


Unknown: Daddyt Are
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends
11.3C Closedown

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