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: News

6.22 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS
6.40 Prayer for the Day GEORGE W. TARGET

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and James Burke including at 6.50 and 7.50 med wave only Travel news, What's on, and (6.50 only) Keep Fit at 6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news at 7.0 and 8.0 News at 7.25 and 8.25 Sportsdesk including news from Christchurch on the build-up to the Commonwealth Games at 7.35* and 8.35* Papers
7.45-7.50 Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: James Burke

: News

: The Year in Question

The sounds and scenes of a year in the past challenge the memories of residents James Burke and Isobel Barnett and guests Miles Kington and Sheridan Morley.
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: Sheridan Morley.
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

NEM. p 34; Jesus lives! (BBC HB 106); Canticle 8; Revelation 7. vv 9-12 (rsv); Come, let us join (BBC HB 122)

: Morning Story

Binu and the Tiger
Read by Elizabeth Proud
' Surely they'll look for us at dusk,' said Binu ... Beneath them the tiger flicked its tail menacingly.


Unknown: Barbara M. Boal
Read By: Elizabeth Proud

: News

: Sounds Natural

Derek Nimmo discusses- with DEREK JONES his interest in wildlife and the countryside, and chooses some recordings. Producer JOHN BURTON (Bristol)


Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Corner by ALISTAIR WALKER with Gwyneth Guthrie
Peter is playing Macduff's son in his school production of Macbeth. He begins to question not only Macduff's actions in the play but those of his own father at home.
Producer GORDON EMSLIE: (Scotland)


Unknown: Alistair Walker
Unknown: Gwyneth Guthrie
Peter: Gwyneth Guthrie
Father: Robert Trotter
Mother: Caroline Grant
Mr Boon: John Young
Mr Rutherford e j: P MacE
Macbeth: Lawrence Douglas
Macduff: Tony Roper
Malcolm: Gerard Slevin Jr
Lady Macduff: June Andrews

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Consumer Style
Cough! Cough! Cough! Are cough sweets and mixtures value for money? GEORGE LUCE investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen

: Just a Minute

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 Guest of the Week: John Hillaby
2.0-2.2 News
Live it yourself - 4: DR KIT PEDLER describes the eco-house. Watching the bird watchers: LORNA CARTLEDGE.
Cookery Club: KATHARINE WHITE-HORN and HONOR WYATT with ideas for those in bedsitters. BARBARA MITCHELL reads The Marigold Field by DIANE PEARSON (13)


Unknown: John Hillaby
Unknown: Dr Kit Pedler
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: Diane Pearson

: Listen with Mother

Story: Pottle Pig Takes a Bath by NANCY NORTHCOTE


Unknown: Nancy Northcote

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Short-Sighted Optimist

by Hugh Steadman Williams
with Wilfred Pickles
George Morris has stayed teaching at a northern grammar school beyond retirement age. His class see him as something of a joke, his wife thinks he's a failure; but both judgments are superficial, for George is a remarkable man.


Writer: Hugh Steadman Williams
Producer: Betty Davies
George Morris: Wilfred Pickles
Maude, his wife: Betty Baskcomb
Sir Stanley Picton: Godfrey Kenton
Cliff, his son: Peter Pacey
Bert: David Sinclair
Madge, Sir Stanley's secretary: Diana Bishop
Schoolboy - Martin Brooks: Anthony Daniels
Schoolboy - Greg Holden: Sion Probert
Schoolboy - Bickerstaff: Sam Dastor

: News

: Hair

The length, colour and style of dressing of human hair has always had immense emotive power.
Derek Parker considers, with illustrations from the fifth century until today, some of the more violent of these prejudices against the prevailing fashion. He talks to VIDAL SASSOON, famous hair stylist, DORIS LANGLEY MOORE , expert on the fashions of history, and JAMES HEMMING , psychologist, about the deeper significance of the way we wear our hair. Producer DENYS GUEROULT


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Doris Langley Moore
Unknown: James Hemming
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Story Time

The Long Ships by FRANS G. BENGTSSON
Read by MICHAEL MCCLAIN 3: The Apostle's Bell


Unknown: Frans G. Bengtsson
Read By: Michael McClain

: 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 discussed this week by Renee Houston , Mary Stocks Katie Boyle , Jean Marsh In the chair Anona Winn
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Katie Boyle
Unknown: Jean Marsh
Unknown: Anona Winn
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views

: Celebration

John Ogdon
This week sees the 37th birthday of the world-famous British musician of whom it was once said that ' he was born with a grand piano attached to his tiny fingers.'
His art is celebrated this evening by Denis Matthews, a fellow artist who was also once his teacher.
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (Manchester)


Unknown: John Ogdon
Unknown: Denis Matthews

: Midweek Theatre

Affection Unlimited by JULIAN SYMONS with Marjorie Westbury and Francis de Wolff
Evelyn Payton consults a Matrimonial Agency....
Producer NORMAN WRIGHT (1968) (Rptd: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: Evelyn Payton
Producer: Norman Wright
Mary Andrews,: Cecile Chevreau
Evelyn Payton: Marjorie Westbury
Mr Spruce: John Porter-Davison
Harry Graham: Francis de Wolff
Major Owen: Peter Williams
Mrs Owen: Eva Stuart
Mr Ramsay: Michael Harbour
Mrs Page: Eva Stuart

: Can't Put it Down: A Nartist Cove Named Lear

Spike Milligan and Charles Causley sail away to the land where the Bong-tree grows ... to recite and delight in the nonsense of Edward Lear.


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Edward Lear
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Kaleidoscope

Introduced by Jacky Gillott Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Introduced By: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Alan Haydock

: A B6ok at Bedtime

The Virgin and the Gipsy
Read by Elizabeth SELLARS (8)


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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