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6.22 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS
6.40 Prayer for the Day ROSEMARY WAKELIN


Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin

: Today

Introduced by Robert Robinson and Desmond Lynam
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


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Flush



Read By: Betty Huntley-Wright

: News

: The Living World

Walking Round the Woods
There's always something new happening on PHIL DRABBLE 's reserve. Today we see how the tadpoles are hatching, how groups of rabbits and hares affect each other, how the badgers are getting on in their new sett.
More about badgers at 4.5 pm.


Unknown: Phil Drabble

: 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 Irene Thomas and Paul Barnes.
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: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Paul Barnes.
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments. Introduced by JOHN MARSH
Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: John Marsh
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

nem, p 42; The strife is o'er (BBC HB 114); Psalm 122; Luke 24, vv 25-35 (NEB); Come, ye faithful (BBC HB 102)

: Morning Story

The Re-run - a children's story for grown-ups by BERNON STEVENI
Read by Geoffrey Banks
Tortoise was talking aloud to himself; he had been dreaming that he was in a field full of bright yellow buttercups, his favourite food. ' Dormouse,' he said deliberately, 'you woke me at a bad moment. I'm not interested in proving the same point twice.' ' Badger is willing to bet 2-1,' said Dormouse encouragingly. Producer HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)


Read By: Geoffrey Banks
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: Frank Muir goes into.... Pets

and investigates the humour of the subject with the help of Alfred Marks with the voices of PETER COOK , TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR GRAHAM CHAPMAN , WOODY ALLEN BOB NEWHART and others
Frank Muir goes into My Music! again: Thursday, 12.27 pm


Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: Bob Oliver Rogers
Unknown: Frank Muir

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Tie Pin by PAMELA HUNKA with Diana Olsson as Clare
CLARE: I've just walked out on my husband.
JANICE: Have you? Why?
CLARE: He lost his tie pin.


Unknown: Diana Olsson
Producer: John G. Pitman
Mark: Stephen Thorne
Paul/Beryl: Julie Hallam
Mrs Todd: Hilda Schroder
Lillian: Diana Bishop
Janice: Rosalind Adams
Denis: Nigel Graham

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Consumer Style
Perc, Filter or Stew: the taste of your coffee may depend on the way you make it. MOLLY PRICE-OWEN looks at a selection of coffee pots and their methods of making coffee.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: Dad's Army

12: Something Nasty in the Vault
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

Presenter Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Harold Evans , Editor of the Sunday Times
2.0-2.2 News
' Abode of the Clouds
CHARLES ALLEN meets the Khasis, a tribe with unusual names and melodic music.
Money Savers - 3: BARBARA VERNON pressure-cooks brisket of beef and boeuf stroganoff.
On Your Allotment: FRANCES PERRY helps JEAN and JOHN TUSON at their vegetable allotment with advice on cropping, planting potatoes and jobs for April.
George Lambert and Miss P by MARGERY SHARP read by JOHN MOFFATT


Unknown: Harold Evans
Unknown: Charles Allen
Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: John Tuson
Unknown: George Lambert
Unknown: Margery Sharp
Read By: John Moffatt

: Listen with Mother

Story: Little Kid by EMMA MILTON


Unknown: Emma Milton

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Everybody's Friend by DAVID CAMPTON
Linda Polan as Mrs Roberts
Margot Boyd as Miss Furley and Kathleen Helme as Miss Loxton ' Mrs Roberts , doctor. The one who phoned. The duty that lies nearest, you know. I've always been one for the duty that lies nearest, even when Mr Roberts was alive.'


Unknown: David Campton
Unknown: Linda Polan
Unknown: Mrs Roberts
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Mrs Roberts
Unknown: George Woolley
Producer: Anthony Cornish

: News

: At Home with Badgers

MONICA EDWARDS, a few years ago, took into her home a sickly badger cub, which she reared and later returned to the wild. This was her introduction to the daily life of a whole group of badgers living in a Surrey valley.
MARTIN MUNCASTER joins MONICA EDWARDS on one of her evening visits, to watch what happens as the badgers emerge from their setts.


Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Story Time

Watership Down by RICHARD ADAMS
13: The Assault on Watership Down


Unknown: Richard Adams
Read By: John Rowe

: 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

: Twenty Questions

with Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze with a mystery guest
Peter Jones in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlow
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope
Adamson: Richard Carrington
Mary Weston: Kate Crutchley

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Celebration

The 76th birthday this month of Paul Robeson , the internationally loved American singer and actor.
His songs, a poem, an extract from Othello and reminiscent anecdotes from
Introduced by PETER LEE Written and produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK


Unknown: Paul Robeson
Unknown: Dame Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Introduced By: Peter Lee
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Midweek Theatre

Strange Companions by DENIS CONSTANDUROS
When an elderly bachelor advertises for a living-in couple, he finds himself involved in a situation he didn'expect. Producer BRIAN MILLER (Bristol)
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Brian Miller
Gerald: John Wentworth
EriC: Dinsdale Landen
Win: Barrie Shore
Madeleine: Nancy Gower

: Round Britain Quiz

London v N Ireland (Round 1) i

: Kaleidoscope

Introduced by Peter France Producer JOY HATWOOD
9.59 Weather


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Harris in Wonderland


Read By: Brian Matthew

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: The Wit and Wisdom of....

Dame Sybil Thorndike
Recorded in the Sound Archives


Unknown: Dame Sybil Thorndike

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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