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: News

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


Unknown: John Congdon

: Today

The world this morning 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

: These You Have Loved

(Shortened version of Satur. day's broadcast)

: News

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 13; Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; Luke 6, vv 6-16 (NEB); Sing praise to God (BBC HB 18)

: Morning Story

Dead Lucky by RUTH BAINES Read by Ronald Harvi
1 Who knew when the pit might claim the man and nothing to show for it all if you hung about and wasted time.' Producer HERBERT SMITH


Unknown: Ruth Baines
Read By: Ronald Harvi
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: New Lifelines in Medicine

Presenting a New Face
The plastic surgeon is often thought to be concerned only with cosmetics.'
But there are more important developments: children with hare lips or cleft palates able to talk naturally; lost thumbs or fingers replaced by skin grafts; new jaws and faces for disfigured cancer patients - a whole world of remedial surgery made possible by skilful surgeons who need more than 12 years to train.
Compiled and narrated by Tony Van din Bergh


Unknown: Tony Van
Producer: Alan Burgess

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Health and Welfare
Enjoying Ill-Health?: BILL BRECKON discovers the merits of ' cottage hospitals.'
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Music!

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

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
Answer and Comment.
Who's for Law and Order?: MOLLY WEIR reflects upon an incident on a train.
One Day in the Life of JEAN ROOK: CLIVE JACOBS , with microphone in tow, follows the fashion editor of the Daily Express from home to office. BARBARA MITCHELL reads The Marigold Field (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Jean Rook:
Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell

: Listen with Mother

Story: Johnny's Scarecrow by MARION GREEN
Presenters this week


Unknown: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Gary Taylor
Unknown: Anne Hawes
Producer: Mary Haydon

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Long Time Ago

by Charles Dennis


Writer: Charles Dennis
Producer: Roger Pine
Abigail Lawton: Katherine Parr
Geoffrey Lovell: Martin Friend
Det-Con Tim Woolcott: John Bull
Doctor: David Timson
Madeline Anne: Rosalind Adams
Sgt Bert Kingston: Wilfrid Carter
Cregar: John Bryning

: Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-a bout-town Producer MICHELL RAPER
4.0-4.15 News


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Do Butlers Burgle Banks? by P. G. WODEHOUSE


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Read By: Nigel Lambert

: 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

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

Cry Wolf

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlow
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Trina Muir: Judith Carey
Harry Booker: Alex Johnston
Mary: Catherine Crutchley
Voice: Graham Rigby

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Story of the ' Mary Rose'

On the 20th of July the whole navy of the Englishmen made out and purposed to set on the Frenchmen. But in the setting forward, through much folly, one of the King's ships, called the Mary Rose , was drowned in the midst of the haven ... In her were Sir George Carew , Knight, and 400 soldiers.
For nearly 430 years the Mary Rose has lain at the bottom of the sea, off Spithead, in an almost perfect state of preservation. Ten years ago Alexander McKee began his search for the ship and now he hopes she can be weighed up and saved.
Victor Lucas tells the fascinating and tragic story of Henry VIII 's Mary Rose.
Five ft deep - and sinking: p 2


Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: George Carew
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Victor Lucas
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Mary Rose.

: Analysis

What Is to be done?
In periods of national crisis there are always more questions than answers. The question in the title was originally posed by Lenin; this first programme in the new series of Analysis applies it to our current ills in Britain.
A year after joining the Common Market our conflicts with our partners in Europe are almost as sharp as those which divide us on industrial and social issues at home.
Are there political solutions to our economic problems? Have we done too little or attempted too much? How relevant are appeals for national unity? What elements of consensus exist about the sort of society we wish to live in? Presented by Ian Mclntyre Producer ANTHONY RENDELL


Presented By: Ian McLntyre
Producer: Anthony Rendell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Kaleidoscope

Introduced by Peter France Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Alan Haydock

: 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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