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: News

6.22 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS
6.40 Prayer for the Day CANON GWILYM MORGAN


Unknown: Canon Gwilym Morgan

: Today

Introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 Travel news, What's on, and (6.50 only) Keep Fit; Weather and programme news at 6.55 and 7.55. At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Todav with Sports-desk at 7.25 and 8.25; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35'; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson

: News

: The Living World

medium ware only
Talking Point: discussing listeners' "queries and comments about wildlife and the country-side. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: The Year in Question

Residents James Burke and Isobel Barnett and guests Joan Bakewell and Mike Yarwood.
Robin Ray puts the questions, aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Unknown: Robin Ray
Questions set by: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents ana reporters. Introduced by MICHAEL DEMORGAN Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Michael Demorgan
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Lord, as to thy dear Cross we flee (BBC HB 293); Psalm 142; Luke 8, vv 9-21 (NEB); Love of the Father (BBC HB 522)

: Morning Story

Personal Column by C. M. SMITH Read by Carmel McSharry
She, Bunty Lindy , had a sea-green hat. Not a sea-green hat, but the sea-green hat, one worthy of a notice in the Personal Column ...


Unknown: C. M. Smith
Read By: Carmel McSharry
Unknown: Bunty Lindy
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Sounds Natural

James Robertson-Justice talks to DEREK JONES about his enthusiasm for birds and falconry, with the help of BBC Sound Archives.
Producer JOHN BURTON (Bristol)


Talks: James Robertson-Justice
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Lavished with Care: a play for radio by JEAN MILLER
Lucy returns to England from a self-imposed exile to find her mother desperately needing her....
Producer BRIAN MILLER (Bristol)


Unknown: Jean Miller
Producer: Brian Miller
Lucy: Carole Boyer
Mrs Tate: Margot Boyd
Nurse: June Barrie
Gilbert: Paul Nicholson
George: Esmund Rideout

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy Consumer Style
Noises Off: GEORGE LUCE looks into Ihe utility and value of baby alarms.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: George Luce

: Dad's Army

from the original TV series by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring
Arthur Lowe , John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn 2: Museum Piece
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Clive Dunn

: 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

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Professor Sir John Stallworthy , President of the Royal Society of Medicine.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
My Dogs are TV Stars!: NICK HUGHES talks to the owner of Radar and Saxon.
Is it fear or boredom?: why do children play truant from school and what is being done to help them? ANNE HEYNO reports.


Unknown: Sir John Stallworthy
Talks: Nick Hughes
Unknown: Anne Heyno
Unknown: Richard Briers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Peacock Who Didn' Believe in Horses by VERA RUSHBROOKE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Sorcery by LAURENCE GRAFFTEY-SMITH with Manning Wilson and Margaret Robertson
1960: Richard and Mary are on a honeymoon cruise. Richard fears his wartime knee injury may restrict his young wife's shipboard activities, but the real threat to their happiness comes from another quarter.


Unknown: Laurence Grafftey-Smith
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Richard Lorimer: Manning Wilson
Mary Lorimer: Margaret Robertson
Mrs Moffat: Madi Iiedd
Tony Cairns: Stephen Thorne
Sitt Zeinab: Miriam Margolyes
Mansour: Elizabeth Morgan
Shaikha: Betty Huntley-Wright

: News

: Your Trees

They clothe your garden, provide a habitat for birds, add mystery to a skyline.... they make your furniture, your newspapers and books, and a thousand other unconsidered things. Yet do we care enough about trees?
Hugh Johnson thinks not and considers with ALAN MITCHELL of the Forestry Commission. JOHN WORKMAN of the National Trust and others what is being -and should be-done to plant and preserve our woodlands. Producer DENYS GUEROULT '


Unknown: Hugh Johnson
Unknown: Alan Mitchell
Unknown: John Workman
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Story Time

The Long Ships
13: A Tale of Hidden Treasure


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 , Janet Hitchman Barbara Cartland , Jill Fletcher In the chair Anona Winn
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK (Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Jill Fletcher
Unknown: Anona Winn

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Celebration

The Lost Art of Revue
The writer and man-of-the-theatre Ronnie Hill talks about this style of entertainment that reigned supreme until recently. Illustrations from the great star names of this century. Producer JOHN BROWELL


Producer: John Browell

: Midweek Theatre

Alibi by GEOFFREY M. MATTHEWS A safe is broken into. The police suspect it was the work of two well-known characters, but their alibi was cast-iron. Or was it?
(For cast see Thursday, 3.5)


Unknown: Geoffrey M. Matthews

: Can't Put it Down

The Lost World of Dornford Yate. s
Berry and Jonah and Co wandered insouciantly through an upper-class world of romance, humour, and adventure which, even in the 1920s, was threatened. Now it has gone for good, but its fascination is as potent as ever.
Derek Parker , Richard Usborne and Valentine Dyall search for clues to Dornford Yates 's enormous success as a popular novelist.
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)
9.29 Weather


Unknown: Dornford Yate.
Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Richard Usborne
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Dornford Yates
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Kaleidoscope

Introduced by Peter France Producer MIRIAM RAPP


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: A Book at Bedtime

Leopard in the Sun


Read By: Joan Matheson

: 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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