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: News

6.22 Farming Today: David Addis
6.40 Prayer for the Day Rev. Richard Harries


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Introduced by John Timpsen and Douglas Cameron
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 Today with Sports-desk at 7.25 and 8.25; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50


Presenter: John Timpsen
Presenter: Douglas Cameron

: A Morning Story: A Spring Hat

By H. E. Bates
Read by Thora Hird
A chance to hear again a story selected from this popular series
' "I had in mind something rather in the way of a plain velour."
"Velour?" Miss Manktelow said. "I wouldn't think velour was you." '
Producer Barbara Crowther


Writer: H. E. Bates
Reader: Thora Hird
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: My Kind of Music

Alistair Cooke plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure,


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: News

: Checkpoint

The programme that minds the consumer's business and investigates matters that concern you.
Presenter Nigel Murphy
Producer Walter Wallich


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM p 38; Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 328); Canticle 12: Luke 12, vv 13-31 (NEB); Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC HB 140)

: Election Special '74

until 12.0 A majority - big or small?
Your verdict at the polls. The fastest and fullest results service. Forecasts and Analysis.
With 200 or more constituencies likely still to declare their results on the day after polling, the nation may be in for a 'cliff-hanger' climax determining the size of the next Government's overall majority. The odds are that the winning Party will tick up the magic 318th seat sometime after midday.
Whether on your domestic set, a car radio, or a transistor where you work, Radio 4 invites you to keep in touch with the latest results with the least possible disturbance to what you have to do.
As in the overnight operation. Radio 4's special Election team concentrates on flashes from constituencies of special interest and interviews with leading Party spokesmen, journalists and personalities from both sides of industry.
A Radio News, Current Affairs, Outside Broadcasts and Local Radio co-production
News at 11.0 and 12.0
12.55 Weather, programme news


Executive producer: Bernard Tate

: The World at One: News

With William Hardcastle


Presenter: William Hardcastle

: Election Special '74

2.0-3.0 Your verdict at the polls.
The fastest and fullest results service. Forecasts and Analysis.
News at 2.0 and 3.0.

: News

: Petticoat Line

: Story Time: Tom Jones

Tom Jones by Henry Felding
Read by Frederick Treves (5)


Writer: Tom Jones
Reader: Frederick Treves

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle with PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presenter: William Hardcastle

: News

: Brain of Britain 1974: 3: South of England

A nationwide general knowledge contest.
Chairman Robert Robinson
David Blackman (Berks) scientist
Stephen Griffiths (Hants) computer programmer
Anthony Orgee (Berks) schoolmaster
Ralph Hope (Berks) underwriter
Questions set and programme devised by John P. Wynn


Chairman: Robert Robinson
Contestant: David Blackman
Contestant: Ralph Hope
Contestant: Stephen Griffiths
Contestant: Anthony Orgee
Questions set and programme devised by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Trina Muir: Judy Carey
Colin Drury: John Baddeley
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tozer: Patrick Connor

: News Desk

Adam Raphael


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by martin muncasteb Producer RICHARD BURWOOD
(Repeated: Saturday, 10.38 am)


Introduced By: Martin Muncasteb

: Any Questions?

Lord Byers, Shirley Williams, Nigel Lawson, Russell Braddon.
Chairman David Jacobs
Producer Michael Bowen from Buckinghamshire
(Rptd: Sat, 1.15; Mon. 11.5 am)


Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Rptd: Sat, 6.15; Sun, 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Introduced by Paul Vaughan Producer LOUISE PURSLOW


Introduced By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Well of Loneliness by RADCLYFFE HALL
Read by JUDY PARFITT (6)


Read By: Judy Parfitt

: Week Ending....

David Jason, Bill Wallis, Nigel Rees and Bill McGuffie at the piano take a late night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.
Script by John Mason and Colin Bostock-Smith


Performer: David Jason
Performer: Bill Wallis
Performer: Nigel Rees
Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Writer: John Mason
Writer: Colin Bostock-Smith
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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