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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day JANE LEWIS


Unknown: Jane Lewis

: Today

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

: News

: Parents and Children

Families from all over Britain talk about their beliefs, feelIngs, and practice when it comes to working at home. Should the children cook? Wash up? And how do you get them to help anyway?
Introduced bv Jan Brookes


Unknown: Janice Dickerson
Producer: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters. Introduced by MICHAEL DE MORGAN Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Michael de Morgan

: Daily Service

New Every Morning (new edition) p 97; Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC HB 188); Psalm 119. part 6; Malachi 3, w 1-6 and 11-12 (RSV); Oft in danger, oft in woe (BBC HB 363)


Unknown: Almighty God

: Morning Story

A Moment of Wonder by REARDEN CONNER
Read by Allan McClelland
I'll have to sharpen the saw, the man said. ' Then I'll tackle the tree. It'll be like destroying a part of myself.... *


Unknown: Rearden Conner
Read By: Allan McClelland

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

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Crossed Line by EDWARD CROWLET
Just a few words, overheard on the telephone, worry David Leadbetter He discusses them with a colleague and they decide that he was right to be concerned....
Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)


Unknown: Edward Crowlet
Unknown: David Leadbetter
Producer: Tony Cliff
Don: Geoffrey Banks
David: Graham Roberts
Harry: John Linstrum
Sheila: Carol Gillies
Mrs Langly: Carol Gillies

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Consumer Style
Five Finger Exercise: How much can - and should - it cost you to type properly? MOLLY PRICE-OWEN asks.


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: Just a Minute

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Sally Ann Howes
2.0-2.2 News
If music be the food of love: ARCHIE HILL objects to classical music in advertising.
Books for Gardeners: ELISABETH BERESPORD looks at a selection tor Christmas
Never on Sunday: what exact]y is the Lord's Day Observance Society? MIKE HARTLEY -BREWER investigates. TONY BRITTON reads The Long Divorce by EDMUND CRISPIN (8)
(Sally Ann Howes is In ' The King and I at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sally Ann Howes
Unknown: Mike Hartley
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Edmund Crispin
Unknown: Sally Ann Howes

: Listen with Mother

Story: Rumbly, Rumbly, Bump, Squeak, Squeak by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELS


Unknown: Eugenie Summerfiels

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Changing Wind by MARGARET HARRIS with Betty Hardy and Colette O'Neil
Emily Grazeby is 40 years old. All her life she has been dominated by an ailing mother. But one day Emily decides that her life must change....


Unknown: Margaret Harris
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Colette O'Neil
Unknown: Emily Grazeby
Producer: Kay Patrick
Ralph Grazeby: John Graham
Emily Grazeby: Colette O'Neil
Deirdre Grazeby: Valerie Verdon
Rachael Grazeby: Betty Hardy
Grace Castleton: Audrey Muir
Muriel Hunter: Diana Olsson
Catherine Hunter: Sandra Clark
Matty: Diana Olsson

: News

: In and Out of the Box

After 40 years' BBC service,
Robert Dougall talks about his career In broadcasting, his wartime exploits in Russia, and his presidency of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Producer PETER be ROSA


Talks: Robert Dougall

: Story Time

Lark Rise to Candleford Read by EVA HADDON 3: The Women


Read By: Eva Haddon

: 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 Reneé Houston Katie Boyle. Bettine Le Beau
Anita Lonsbrough
In the chair Anona Winn
Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER. Producer
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Trina Muir: Judith Carey
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Adamson: Richard Carrington
Harry Booker: Alex Johnston
Mary: Catherine Crutchley

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Celebration

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann
Twenty-five years ago Flanders and Swann began writing comedy songs for Laurier Lister 's revues, performed by artists such as Max Adrian , Joyce Grenfell. Diana Churchill.
Then in 1957 they came to the attention of the general public by appearing on stage in their two-man show At the Drop of a Hat. Scheduled to run for a limited three-week season, this proved such a hit that, together with its successor At the Drop of Another Hat. it ran in London, on Broadway and around the world for nearly 14 years.
Producer JOHN DYAS


Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Laurier Lister
Unknown: Max Adrian
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown: Diana Churchill.
Producer: John Dyas

: Midweek Theatre

Eagle and Spider by FRANCIS GALLAGHER and ' I hate him and he hates me, but as long as Napoleon needs me I am safe. When he thinks himself strong enough he will try to destroy me. But we shall not give him time. Within three months the eagle will be caged.'


Unknown: Francis Gallagher
Producer: Keith Slade
with Fouchg: Peter Jeffrey
Napoleon: Cyril Shaps
Louis XVIII: Rolf Lefebvre
De Retz: Neville Jason
Bertrand: Fraser Kerr
Gabrielle de Castellane Majastres: Sandra Clark
Savary: Terry Scully
Courtier: Stephen Thorne

: Reith Lectures 1973: Change Without War: 3: The Troubled Giant

Six talks about the shifting structures of world power by Alistair Buchan, Professor of International Relations, Oxford University.
For no country does the new agenda of international relations present more frustrating problems than the United States. In this lecture Professor
Buchan explains why this is so, and asks: are we witnessing the birth of a new kind of American nationalism?


Speaker: Alastair Buchan
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Wheel Fortune bv KAREN CAMPBELL
Read by ANN MORRISH (13)


Unknown: Karen Campbell
Read By: Ann Morrish

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Gordon Snell
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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