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6.22 Farming Week: presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson. Including at 6.50 and 7.50 med wave only Travel news, What s on, and (6.50 only) Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER ; Weather and prog news at 6.55 and 7.55, At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.25 and 8.25; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35'; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.5* Deputy editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson.
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Christopher Matthew

(Details as Tues, 11.45 am)

: News

: Election Call [number removed]

The Radio Hustings
For the first time in this country during a General Election you can put your questions live by telephone to leading politicians. As the Campaign draws to its close you can raise the issues which you feel have been the most important.. Ring Robin Day to put your questions to Labour on their policies and their views of the other Parties' policies.
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am

: News

: Wildlife

' How do winter jasmine and other flowers manage to bloom in the winter, even when it is snowy and frosty? ' This problem has been bothering Class IB of Middle Park school at Eltham. The team hope to solve it for them, and some of your other wildlife questions. Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM p 25; Thou art the way; by thee alone (BBC HB 338); Psalm 119, part 8; Luke 11, vv 27-36 (NEB); My soul, there is a country (BBC HB 526)

: Morning Story

The Freedom Butterfly by JOHN AYMESTRY
Read by David March
' ... For a long time we missed seeing him walking the roads. Then I found out where he was and went to see him. It was a bit of a shock... what I'd been afraid of had happened ... -


Unknown: John Aymestry
Read By: David March

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Benny Green , Lanee Pereival , Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Rob inson, Fritz Spiegl and other Monday morning regulars, he takes a lively look round and meets surprise guests for whom this week promises to be special.


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Lanee Pereival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Rob
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Work and Money
Income Bonds and their Uses: NIGEL MURPHY finds out about a new form of investment that's being widely advertised at present.


Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: Desert Island Discs

Eddie Waring , commentator, With ROY PLOMLEY
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Eddie Waring

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Poetry on a Theme: JOANNA SCOTT MONCRIEFF chooses attitudes of gratitude. Readers DIANA OLSSON and STEPHEN THORNE. Tally-ho! - or no?: MIKE HARTLEY-BREWER looks at the work of the League Against Cruel Sports.
JILL BALCON reads That Lady by KATE O'BRIEN (11)
Deputy editor TERESA MCGONAGLE Editor wyn KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Joanna Scott Moncrieff
Readers: Diana Olsson
Readers: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Mike Hartley-Brewer
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Kate O'Brien
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Ribbons from the Queen by MARGARET JOY

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Pursuit of Love

: Story Time

Tom Jones by HENRY FIELDING abridged for radio in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT and read by Frederick Treves (1)
Tom Jones is one of the great comic novels in the English language. Presenting a vivid panorama of 18th-century life, the plot was described by Coleridge as one of the three most perfect ever planned. Producer GERRY JONES


Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Frederick Treves
Read By: Tom Jones
Producer: Gerry Jones

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news

: News

: Dad's Army: 5: The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage

from the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
When the bells ring out signalling the invasion, Captain Mainwaring calls on his men for their supreme effort - only to find that half of them have gone to the pictures. Featuring John Laurie, Arnold Ridley and Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee, Nan Braunton, Percy Edwards with John Snagge
(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
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Fraser: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
[Actress]: Nan Braunton
Animal impressions: Percy Edwards
Announcer: John Snagge

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Editor: Brian Bliss

: The French Lieutenant's Woman

by JOHN FOWLES : abridged in seven parts by MOLLIE HARDWICK Read by GARY WATSON Part 5
Producer BRIAN MILLER (Bristol)


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

: The Monday Play

This Sporting Life by DAVID STOREY adapted for radio by MALCOLM AND ELIZABETH BRADBURY with Brian Cox as Arthur Machin
'Maurice lay on the table, a cig in his mouth, having his knees dressed. The masseur bent over him, staining his body with orange liniment. I had my ankles strapped, got dressed, and put my teeth in.' Producer ANTHONY CORNISH (Birmingham)
(Rptd: next Sunday afternoon)


Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Unknown: Brian Cox
Unknown: Arthur MacHin
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Dai: Raymond Llewellyn
George Wade: George Woolley
Maurice Braithewaite: Bernard Holley
Johnson: Graham Rigby
Weaver: John Sharp
Dentist: Anthony Benson
Mrs Hammond: Linda Polan
Referee: Anthony Benson
Riley: Harry Markham
Philips: Alan Devereux
Clinton: Terry Molloy
Mrs Weaver: Marigold Sharman
Mr Machin: Harry Markham
Mrs Machin: Joyce Latham
Judith: Jill Lidstone
Slomer: Philip Garston-Jones
Mag: Heather Barrett
Mayor: Ralph Lawton
Doctor: Peter Clark

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science.
Introduced by Peter France Producer ALEC REID


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Alec Reid

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting including Campaign Report and Business News


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime

The Well of Loneliness by RADCLYFFE HALL abridged and edited by EVANGELINE BANKS
Third of 17 instalments Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Radclyffe Hall
Edited By: Evangeline Banks
Read By: Judy Parfitt
Producer: John Cardy

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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