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S.22 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY GADSDEN
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: Gerry Gadsden
Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, 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 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
Regional VHF: see last column


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Night Passage

by NORMAN FOX: abridged and produced by MARGARET ETALL Read by SEAN BARRETT (10)


Produced By: Margaret Etall
Read By: Sean Barrett

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided bv Harriet Crawley , Lance Percival. Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Spiegl and other Monday morning regulars, he takes a lively look round and meets surprise guests for whom this week promises to be special. Psoducer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Lance Percival.
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Psoducer Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

Among today's items: a new bird at your birdtable; how do guinea-pigs sleep; and a selection of wildlife sounds, including a fox and nightingale ' duet.'
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 102; Three Kings from Persian lands afar (OBC 193); Psalm 147, vv 1-12; Luke 3, vv 1-11 (NEB); Earth has many a noble city (BBC HB 64)
The new edition of New Every Morning, from booksellers: £1.00 (cloth), 50P (paper)

: Morning Story

The Powers of Imagination by ERIC CROSS
Read by Allan McClelland
'I'm telling you till I'm sick of telling you that it's a bottle of blessed water,' said Michael Sullivan. The sergeant scanned it carefullv, then he drew the cork and smelt it with a low, leisurely sniff Producer EILEEN CAPEL


Read By: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Michael Sullivan.
Producer: Eileen Capel

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday, 1.15) *

: Encounters

DEREK PARKER introduces recordings from the BBC Sound Archives in which people describe a meeting which has remained imprinted on their memory.


Introduces: Derek Parker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
Work and Money
A Holiday ' Home ' Abroad?: TIM MATTHEWS looks at some arrangements which can beat even the downward floating pound.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Desert Island Discs

Dr J. Bronowski With ROY PLOMLEY
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Dr J. Bronowski
Unknown: With Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Michael Cooke


Introduced By: Michael Cooke

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.8-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Transvestism: what does it mean and how common is it? A personal story, and comment from a psychiatrist.
Where to go in 1974 - 1: Spain. RENE CUTFORTH, MAEVE BINCHY and STEPHEN danos answer questions devised and put to them by tom SAVAGE. The Marigold Field by DIANE PEARSON : a romantic family saga, set mostly in Sus-sex at the turn of the century abridged by ANN REES JONES read by Barbara Mitchell
(first of 14 instalments. Music: Symphony No 2 by Kalinnikov) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Stephen Danos
Unknown: Diane Pearson
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Barbara Mitchell
Editor: Wyn Knowles
Editor: Teresa McGonagle

: Listen with Mother

Story: Wash Day by ELAINE DAVIS


Unknown: Elaine Davis

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont


Unknown: Mrs Palfrey

: Story Time

Huckleberry Finn by MARK TWAIN Read by BOB SHERMAN 6: Family Grief
Huck and Jim have been taken up by the King of France and the Duke of Bridgewater. Their uninvited patrons now involve the two fugitives in an ambitious confidence trick.


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Read By: Bob Sherman

: PM 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, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud and Aimi Macdonald try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Unknown: Derek Nimme
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Aimi MacDonald
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Keith Miles

: News Desk

Gerald Prieslland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: Gert and Daisy Remember

Elsie and Doris Waters look back on an eventful and happy life and recall their many friends including, this week:
ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON Last of six programmes


Unknown: Doris Waters
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Petbr Dawson
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: The Monday Play

Room for Argument
(La Raaione degli Altri) by LUIGI PIRANDELLO translated and adapted for radio by HENRY REED
This is the English premier of Pirandello's first full-length play, written at the end of the last century but not performed In Italy until 1915.
It is, in a way, an ' eternal triangle ' drama, though we fairly soon realise that behind the triangle there is an almost spectral quadrangle. The cruel resolution to this situation will leave a question-mark in the mind of many a listener.
Guglielmo Groa. CARLETON HOBBS
(Rptd: next Sunday afternoon) (Ian Richardson , Eileen Atkins arL' members of the rsc; Jack May is in ' At the End of the Day ' at the Savoy, London)


Unknown: I.Uig1 Pirandello
Unknown: Henry Reed
Unknown: Guglielmo Groa.
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Jack May
Leonardo Arciani: Ian Richardson
Livia Arciani: Eileen Atkins
Elena Ortigera: Jill Balcon
Cesare D'Albis: Jack May
Dina: Helen Worth
DuCCi: Anthony Daniels
Printer: Brian Haines

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with International Business Report and at 10.25* Market Trends


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime: The Young Visiters

by Daisy Ashford
arranged in five parts and produced by Margaret Etall
Read by Helen Worth
"Mr Salleena was an elderly man of 42 and was fond of asking peaple to stay with him..."
A 9-year-old's delightful view of life in a grown-up world.


Author: Dasiy Ashford
Adapted by: Margaret Etall
Produced by: Margaret Etall
Reader: Helen Worth

: Kaleidoscope

Introduced by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD GILBERT


Introduced By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Heroes from the Halls

Personal Favourites
Five celebrated people talk about their favourite performing comedians.
1: Sir John Betjeman on Marie Lloyd, Harry Tate, and ' Monsewer ' Eddie Gray
Devised and researched by John Fisher
Producer Bob Oliver Rogers


Speaker: Sir John Betjeman
Devised and researched by: John Fisher
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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