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6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day ROBERT RIETTY


Unknown: Robert Rietty

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
6.50 medium ware only
Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EII.EEN 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

: News

: The Living World

As the birds pass through
This week The Living World team visit the Dutch ' fowling yards ' at the peak of the small birds' autumn migration.

: Parents and Children

A series in which experts and parents combine to give their advice on how to deal with some of the problems.
The Child Within the Family Introduced by Jan Brookes Producer MARY HAYDON


Introduced By: Jan Brookes
Producer: Mary Haydon

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country. Introduced by MICHAEL DEMORGAN Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Michael Demorgan
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

New Every Morning (new edition) p 110: 0 Holy Spirit (BBC HB 157); Psalm 119, part 7; 1 Corinthians 15, vv 30-44 (RSV); Love, unto thine own (BBC SB 523)

: Morning Story

Deryck Guyler reads
Honours Uneven by PAUL FEAKES ' As a husband of long standIng, I don'think it is ever policy to try to win a row with your wife.... I had arranged with Althea to join me on my usual train from the office ...


Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Paul Feakes

: News

: Fair Deal

A panel game for four hands Leader of the pack and chairman is David Nixon who deals to June Whitfield Patrick Moore .William Rushton Devised and shuffled by IAN MESSITER. Produced and cut by RICHARD WILLCOX


Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Unknown: Richard Willcox

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Heart's Delight

by Alex Marshall and Peter King
'It's my duty, isn't it? To look after William - William who cancelled staying at his club, in case. In case of what?'


Writer: Alex Marshall
Writer: Peter King
Producer: Magaret Etall
Mary: Lala Lloyd
William: Victor Lucas
Jean: Delia Paton
Bernard: Clifford Earl
Vicar: Peter Williams
Mr Hughes: David Sinclair
Passenger: Bonnie Hurren

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
What a carry-on! What value for money do you get in small suitcases and grips?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?

: Just a Minute

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 Guest of the week: Len Murray , General Secretary of the TUC.
2.0 -2.2 News
Hubble, Bubble ...: the toll and trouble of a witches' coven. My Alabama Childhood: BEN DUNCAN.
TransIate-an-Ad: URSULA GRUBER provides a European advertising service.


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Len Murray
Unknown: Ben Duncan.
Unknown: Ursula Gruber
Unknown: Mervyn Jones
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: James McManus

: Listen with Mother

Story: Hallowe'en by MEG JONES


Unknown: Meg Jones

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Generation of Vipers: Part 3: Kill or Be Killed

A dramatisation in three parts by Joan O'Connor of La Rabouilleuse by Balzac with Gareth Thomas, David Wood, Sean Arnold, Joan Matheson
'Only you, Philippe, can recover your uncle Rouget's inheritance, half of which has already been wolfed by Gilet. He's a smart operator: the audacity of blaming Joseph for a crime he hadn'committed - this proves you have here an enemy capable of anything.'


Adapter: Joan O'Connor
Producer: Jane Graham
Mme Hochon: Noel Hood
M Hochon: Malcolm Hayes
Joseph Bridau: David Wood
Agathe Bridau: Joan Matheson
Gritte: Diana Bishop
M Moulleron: Manning Wilson
M Heron: Stephen Thorne
Flore Brazier: Julle Hallam
Maxence Gilet: Gareth Thomas
Francois Hochon: Paul Freeman
M Desroches: Peter Williams
Philippe Bridau: Sean Arnold
Fario: Anthony Hall
J-J Rouget: Gordon Gostelow
Capt Carpentier: David Timson
Capt Mignonnet: Neville Jason
Baruch Hochon: Anthony Daniels
Potel: Vernon Joyner
Vedie: Diana Olsson
Kouski: Sam Dastor

: News

: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Edward Greenfield with reminiscences and records of the famous soprano, distinguished both in the opera house and on the concert platform. ‡


Unknown: Edward Greenfield

: Story Time: Caprifoil: 1: Caprifoil is Missing

by William McGivern abridged for radio in eight parts by Geoffrey Beevers Read by Denis Lill
Caprifoil is the code name of secret agent Andrei Leroi. His disappearance spells trouble for August Spencer, and begins a chase and a search that brings the world to the brink of war.


Author: William McGivern
Abridged by: Geoffrey Beevers
Reader: Denis Lill
Producer: Piers Plowright

: 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

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renée Houston, Barbara Kelly Linda Blandford , Nan Kenway In the chair Anona Winn
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Nan Kenway
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Celebration

A salute to the comic genius of scriptwriters
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and featuring excerpts of the performance of their craft by TONY HANCOCK , HARRY H. CORBETT , WILFRID BRAMBELL , FRANKIE HOW-ERD ,BERNARD BRADEN and many others. Producer
Ray and Alan's Choice: page 5


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Frankie How-Erd
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Midweek Theatre

Ring for Death by BERNARD PICTON
' There is something wrong, Inspector. I was Mr Price 's secretary and I knew him better than anyone - better than his own wife. When he went home yesterday morning he was acting oddly, but he wasn'ill - not like he was when he had one of his heart spasms. Something happened to him at home, I swear it.'
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Bernard Picton
Unknown: Mr Price
Producer: Lorraine Davies
Mervyn Price: Ray Handy
Betly Price: Christine Pritchard
John Griffiths: Alan Downer
Linda Evans: Margaret John
Det Chief Insp Mansel: Ivor Roberts
Lewis: Frank Lincoln
Fred: Bryn Williams

: 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 Nancy Wise and Terry Wogan.
Robin Ray puts the questions aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer HELEN FRY ‡


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Nancy Wise
Unknown: Terry Wogan.
Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Helen Fry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world, including Radio 4's new International Business Report with at 10.25* Market Trends


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Greengates by R. c. SHERRIFF Read by ANDREW SACHS (8)


Unknown: R. C. Sherriff
Read By: Andrew Sachs

: 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

: Closedown

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