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: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Jackson

: Today in Dublin

The world this morning: on the eve of Britain's first anniversary in Europe, the Today team finds out how the Irish have got on inside the EEC.
Introduced from Dublin by John Timpson. with Douglas Cameron in London.
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


Unknown: John Timpson.
Unknown: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Night Passage

Read by SEAN BARRETT (5)


Read By: Sean Barrett

: News

: Start the Week

with Richard Baker aided by Harriet Crawley , Lance Percival , Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Spiegl Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

Why do mice have whiskers? In fact. why do any animals have whiskers? This question was asked by one of Wildlife's younger listeners (aged 3); but there will also be queries from slightly older listeners. Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 67; When Christ was born (OBC 178); Psalm 146; Luke 1 vv 26-38 (NEB); A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41)

: Morning Story

Perhaps It was Nothing written and read by James McManus
'You see, there was this graveyard....


Read By: James McManus

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as last Friday) t

: The Fox by the Wassail Pond

A talk by the naturalist Alison Ross


Speaker: Alison Ross

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Work and Money
Your Investments in 1974: stockbroker RICHARD BRADSHAW looks at the prospects.


Unknown: Richard Bradshaw

: Desert Island Discs

Mrs Jeremy Thorpe
Weather, rrogramme news


Unknown: Mrs Jeremy Thorpe

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind theheadlines introduced by Michael Cooke


Introduced By: Michael Cooke

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0 2.2 News
Nostradamus said ... : ERIKA CHEETHAM takes a look back at the future.
The next cat in the queue: MARGHANITA LASKI describes her summer visitors.
If I could go back: MARJORIE ANDERSON , GINETTE SPANIER , KEN HARMAN. TOM CROW and FRED BROWN look back with hindsight. DAVID MARCH reads Auntie Maine by PATRICK DENNIS (3)


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Ginette Spanier
Unknown: Ken Harman.
Unknown: Fred Brown
Unknown: Patrick Dennis

: Listen with Mother

Story: Peter and his White World by ELIZABETH REPATH


Unknown: Elizabeth Repath

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Hermit's Derby

: Story Time

Huckleberry Finn by MARK TWAIN: abridged in ten parts by NORMAN SMITHSON Read by Bob Sherman 1: Pa Returns
Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Unknown: Norman Smithson
Read By: Bob Sherman

: Reports

The news magazine: presented by Michael Cooke with PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Michael Cooke

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud
Peter Jones. Andree Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones.
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Nick Ross


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Gert and Daisy Remember

Elsie and Doris Waters recall their many friends
This week: Eileen Fowler, Turner Layton, Suzette Tarri, Flotsam and Jetsam, Noel Coward, Reg Dixon, Olive Gilbert, Hetty King, Nat King Cole, Stanley Holloway, Billy Cotton


Presenter: Elsie Waters
Presenter: Doris Waters

: The Monday Play

Holiday in Spala by ROYCE RYTON with Rachel Gurney , Noel Johnson
Scene: the hall of Spala the Tsar's small shooting lodge in Poland. It is October 1912
Dowager Empress Marie of Russia (Motherdear, Mama), the Tsar's mother,MARGOT BOYD
Producer NORMAN WRIGHT (1970) ‡
9.29 Weather


Unknown: Royce Ryton
Unknown: Rachel Gurney
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Deborah Dallas
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Rita Staines
Unknown: James Thomason
Producer: Norman Wright
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (Papa. Nicky).: Noel .Johnson
Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden: Sonia Fraser
Grand Duchess Olga Nico laevna: Patricia Gallimore
Tsarina Alexandra Fedorovna (Alix, Mama, Sunny): Rachel Gurney
Grand Duke Alexei Nicolaevich: Jo Manning Wilson
Dr Botkin: George Raistrick
Carol of Rumania: John Rye
Princess Radziwill: Hilda Kriseman

: 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

: James Stewart

A second chance to hear him reading two of his favourite EDGAR ALLAN POE short stories The Tell-tale Heart and The Black Cat abridged by NEVILLE TELLER
Destry rode again on Radio 4 with James Stewart's brilliant reading of two Poe stories.... Pure radio: hearing was be-lieving (THE LISTENER) Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Graham Gauld

: This Year, Next Year

Radio 4 charts the run-up to the New Year with the ' Good Morning ' brigade from Today, led by Douglas Cameron. John Timpson and Robert Robinson. Join them again at midnight for First Footing


Unknown: Douglas Cameron.
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: News

preceded by Weather

: Watchnight Service

from Leeds Parish Church, led by the Vicar.
CANON GRAHAM FOLEY director of music DONALD HUNT assistant organist ANTHONY LANGFORD


Unknown: Canon Graham Foley
Music: Donald Hunt
Organist: Anthony Langford

: First Footing

Into 1974 - and the New Year's first news stories - with the Today team

: Closedown

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