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6.22 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 including at 6.50 and 7.50 med wave only Travel news, What's on, and (6.50 only) Keep Fit with EILEKN FOWLER at 6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news at 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including at 7.25 and 8.25 Commonwealth Games
Sportsdesk with reports from Christchurch at 7.35* and 8.35* Papers
7.45-7.50 Thought for the Day


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

: Sounds Topical

STEVE RACE finds today's events reflected in yesterday's recordings in the Archives.
(Repeated: Tuesday, 11.45 am)


Unknown: Steve Race

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

aided by Harriet Crawley , Benny Green , Lance Percival , Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Rob inson. Fritz Spiegl and other Monday morning regulars. Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Rob
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

Why do some birds walk along the ground whilst others hopf That's one of the intriguing questions discussed today by the Wildlife team.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol) Questions (on a postcard) to Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM. p 50; Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); Psalm 86; Luke 6, 26-38 (NEB); The Lord is King! (BBC HB 26) The new edition of New Every Morning, from booksellers: £1.00 (clotty, 50p (paper)

: Morning Story

The Fate Line by ARTHUR CALDER-MARSHALL Read by Rosalie Crutchley
' There's no getting away from what's written in your Fate Line. But what did you make of it? That's the question, dear. That's what tells.'


Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday, 1.15)

: Encounters

DEREK PARKER introduces recordings from the Archives.


Introduces: Derek Parker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
Work and Money. A Company Pension? How can you decide whether it would meet your needs? GEORGE LUCE finds out.
[number removed]: It's Your Line to Lord Byers tomorrow 7.30 pm


Presenter: Nancy Wise
Unknown: George Luce

: Desert Island Discs

John Brooke-Little
Weather, programme news


Unknown: John Brooke-Little

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters
Caravanning: CLIVE JACOBS assesses the advantages and costs of a caravan holiday at home and abroad. The Complete Steel by CATHERINE AIRD abridged by EVANGELINE BANKS read by Richard Briers
Murder in a stately home!
(First of ten instalments. Music: Quest Ballet Suite by Walton)
(Richard Briers is in ' Absurd Person Singular' at the Criterion Theatre, London)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Abridged By: Evangeline Banks
Read By: Richard Briers
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles
Unknown: Richard Briers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Poppleton 's dog Simon goes for a walk by himself by VERA COLWELL


Unknown: Mr Poppleton
Unknown: Vera Colwell

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Goodbye Forever

: Story Time

The Long Ships by FRANS G. BENGTSSON translated by MICHAEL MEYER adapted for radio in 15 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by MICHAEL MCCLAIN 6: Peace - at a Price


Unknown: Frans G. Bengtsson
Translated By: Michael Meyer
Read By: Michael McClain

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
S.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Dad's Army: 1: The Man and the Hour

from the original TV series by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring
Arthur Lowe , John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
The Man - Mr Mainwaring. The Hour -11.30 am 14 May 1940, when the manager of Swallow's Bank, Walmington-on-Sea, answers his country's call and forms a platoon of Local Defence Volunteers to defend our island home.
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.27 pm)


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Adapted for radio by: Harold Snoad
Adapted for radio by: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
L/Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Fraser: John Laurie
Private Walker: James Beck
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Announcer: John Snagge

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Keith Miles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The French Lieutenant's Woman

by JOHN FOWLES : abridged in seven parts by MOLLIE HARDWICK Read by Gary Watson
Part 1: Walking on The Cobb at Lyme Regis one blustery morning in March 1867, Charles and his fiancée Ernestina spy a solitary black figure, motionless and staring out to sea. 'They call her the French Lieutenant's - Woman,'. says Ernestina ...
Producer BRIAN MILLER (Bristol)


Unknown: John Fowles
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Read By: Gary Watson
Producer: Brian Miller

: The Monday Play: The Dark is Light Enough

A winter comedy by Christopher Fry
with Pamela Brown, Ian Holm, Peter Jeffrey, Jane Lapotaire

You know the Countess has the qualities of true divinity.
For instance: how apparently undemandingly
She moves among us: and yet
Lives make and unmake themselves in her neighbourhood As nowhere else ...

(Rptd: next Sunday afternoon)


Writer: Christopher Fry
Producer: Jane Graham
Jakob: Sam Dastor
Kassel: Alan Rowe
Belmann: John Gabriel
Stefan: John Moulder-Brown
Bella: Diana Bishop
Willi: Gareth Armstrong
Gelda: Jane Lapotaire
Richard Gettner: Ian Holm
Countess Rosmarin Ostenburg: Pamela Brown
Colonel Janik: Hugh Dickson
Count Peter Zichy: Peter Jeffrey
Soldier: Kerry Francis
First guard: Terry Scully
Second guard: Anthony Hall

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science. Introduced tonight by Peter France


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: A Book at Bedtime

Leopard in the Sun by SIEGFRIED STANDER : abridged in ten parts by MADGE HART Read by Joan Matheson
The leopard may be dangerous and at times a killer, but he has a beauty all his own - a beauty which it could be a crime to destroy.


Unknown: Siegfried Stander
Read By: Joan Matheson
Producer: David H. Godfrey

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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