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: News

6.22 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN CONGDON


Unknown: John Congdon

: 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
7.56 Travel news
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Spertsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers


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

: News

: The Year in Question

The sounds and scenes of a year n the past challenge the memories of residents James Burke and Isobel Barnett and guests Kenneth Williams and Gordon Clough.
Robin Ray puts the questions, aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Questions Set by MARGARET HOWARD Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: 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, p 9; All as God wills (BBC HB 1); Canticle 6, part 1; Luke 5, v 36, to 6, v 5 (NEB); 0 for a heart to praise my God (BBC HB 334)

: Morning Story

First Sin by JOHN PREBBLE Read by Blain Fairman
' I wish,' said the boy slowly, 'I wish we hadn' played hookey ... '


Unknown: John Prebble
Read By: Blain Fairman
Producer: Eileen Capel

: News

: Sounds Natural

Dame Flora Robson discusses with DEREK JONES her interest in wildlife and the countryside. Producer JOHN BURTON (Bristol)


Unknown: Dame Flora Robson
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Cerdic and the Outside World by J. c. w. brook
Is the circus a good training for life? Follow Cerdic's amazing career and find out for yourself.


Producer: Chris Barlas
Cerdic: Peter Cleall
Frank/Headwa iter/Judge: Timothy Bateson
Bob/ Jailer/Basement: Anthony Daniels
Erasmus P Opplehymer/Clerk/ News reader: John Grillo
Police Sgt/Doctor/Jarvis: Ronald Herdman
Sally/Janet LegK: Miriam Margolyes
Landlady / Interviewer / at Girl film studio: Antonia Pemberton
Cerdic's father/Foreman/In spector: Bryan Pringle
Ad-man / Tim Battersley Jury foreman: Terry Scully

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Consumer Style
Don' Shout - Speak: the consumer team set out to discover the best and cheapest way of learning a language for the summer holidays.
With other Hems and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: George Luce

: 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 Marea Hartman , secretary of the Women's Amateur Athletic Association.
2.0-2.2 News
Live-it-yourself - 3: DR KIT PEDLER on the consumption or the consumer.
Reading your letters.
Whatever happened to the little dressmaker?: FRANCES BER-THELSEN has difficulty in finding out.
BARBARA MITCHELL reads The Marigold Field (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Marea Hartman
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell

: Listen with Mother

Story: Miss Peabody and the Spring Cleaning by BARBARA WILLIAMS


Unknown: Barbara Williams

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Trip to My Sister Ruth by BRIAN LEE
Wounded in Korea in 1951, a British sergeant recovers consciousness in an American hospital in Japan. Strange dreams about his past life cast doubt upon the treatment he is receiving.


Producer: Harry Catlin
Graham Simpson: David Timson
Orderly: Nigel Graham
Dr Rowlands: Stuart Damon
Major Gort: Phil Brown
Capt Remick: Paul Maxwell
Sally Green: Pamela Roland
Male nurse: William Sleigh
Gail Camelot/Graham as a boy: Julie Hallam
Ruth: Bon Nie Hurren
Mr Simpson: Manning Wilson

: News

: The Realm of Fairyland

Kathertne M. BricKS . the eminent folklorist, has wandered down its path for many years. She talks to JEANINE MCMULLEN about her life and involvement with the myths and legends of our country.


Unknown: Kathertne M. Bricks
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Pat Taylor

: Story Time

Do Butlers Burgle Banks? Read by NIGEL LAMBERT (3)


Read By: Nigel Lambert

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and FM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send discussed this week by Renee Houston Charmian Innes
Rita Merkelis and a contributor who must remain anonymous In the chair Anona Winn
(Repeated; Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Rita Merkelis
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Celebration

Ivor Novello
Ian Carmichael celebrates the run of successes which Ivor Novello enjoyed at the Theatre Royal from the opening of Glamorous Night in 1935 to the closing of The Dancing Years on 1 September 1939.
Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK gramophone records


Unknown: Ivor Novello
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Ivor Novello
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: Midweek Theatre

A long time ago Madeline Anne had vanished without trace. Now, after a ten-year search, she may have been found. If this girl is Madeline Anne , she Is the heir to a vast fortune. Obviously, everyone will be very pleased that she has come home - or will they?
(For cast see Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Charles Dennis
Unknown: Madeline Anne
Unknown: Madeline Anne

: Can't Put it Down

William, Biggles, and Other Heroes
"Through the books of childhood and youth, we try on different characters in an effort to find one which fits." P. J. Kavanagh
Amanda Theunissen and Charles Causley revive their fantasies of William Brown, Biggles, any Georgette Heyer heroine and Hemingway man, and measure them against their adult selves:
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: William Brown
Unknown: Georgette Heyer
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Kaleidoscope

Introduced by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD GILBERT


Introduced By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: A Book at Bedtime

The Virgin and the Gipsy


Read By: Elizabeth Sellars

: The Financial World Tonight

News Headlines followed by Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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