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: News

6.22 Farming Week: presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

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 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 7.45-7.58


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

: Christopher Matthew

continues his attempt to find the solution to his personal troubles in the BBC Sound Archives.
(Rptd: Tuesday, 11.45 am)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Benny Green , Barry Norman , Lance Percival , Esther Rant zen, Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl , he takes a lively look round and meets the protagonists of the first four-minute mile 20 years ago today. These include the winner, DR ROGER BANNISTER ; the runner-Up, CHRISTOPHER CHATAWAY , MP; first two-lap leader, CHRISTOPHER BRASHER; chief time-keeper. HAROLD ABRAHAMS : lap-caller and announcer, NORRIS MCWHIRTER.
MICHAELEMBER Chataway on power and tv: p 3


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rant
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Dr Roger Bannister
Unknown: Christopher Chataway
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Announcer: Norris McWhirter.
Unknown: Michaelember Chataway

: News

: Wildlife

Who'd have thought that by drawing a wooden ruler along the teeth of a comb, the song of a bird would be mimicked? It's with an extraordinary sound like this that the male corncrake serenades his mate. This and other sound requests are featured, together with more news of how cats wash. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer ROBIN PRYTHERCH
Series producer DILYS BREESE


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Robin Prytherch
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM p 13'; 0 God of Bethel (BBC HB 495); Psalm 103, vv 1-13: Wisdom of Solomon 2, vv 10-22 (rsv); Thine arm, 0 Lord (BBC HB 382)
New Every Morning, £1.00 (elotht. 50p (paper), from bookshops

: Morning Story

mediumwave only
Night in Willow Street by CHARLES WEBSTER
Read by Peter Tuddenham
As Todd swung himself aboard the bus, the conductor raised his hand to punch the bell. ' Wait for the other fellow,' Todd said. ' What other fellow? ' said the conductor ... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Charles Webster
Read By: Peter Tuddenham
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday, 1.15)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy Work and Money
Social Workers: what do they do? How are they trained? MARGARET KORVING finds out.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Arthur Marshall , humorist and broadcaster. discusses with roy PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Arthur Marshall

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour Swiss Style

from 2 0
A special edition from Switzerland, the crossroads of Europe: introduced live from Geneva by Teresa McGonagle including
2.0-2.2 News
Mountains, snow, chocolate, cheese, watches, yodelling, and the Geneva Convention: how many of these stereotyped impressions are true today? How does a country of four languages and two major religious denominations achieve a united and harmonious development? How are Swiss women exercising their recently granted franchise? MARY WIMBUSH reads
Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. JAMES (11)


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: P. D. James
Producer: Doreen Forsyth
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Happy Little King's New Jersey by MOIRA HERITAGE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Face of the Enemy

: Story Time

The Sanger Story by GEORGE SANGER COLEMAN and JOHN LUKENS : adapted for radio in five parts by PAUL NICHOLSON Read by Hedley Goodall
' Lord ' George Sanger was one of the most famous circus impresarios of the Victorian era who led a life full of colour and ebulliency. In his memoirs George Sanger Coleman recalls his grandfather as well as his own circus career spanning a length of time from 1886 to the 1930s. 1: Grandfather
Producer BRIAN MILLER (Bristol)


Story By: George Sanger Coleman
Story By: John Lukens
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Read By: Hedley Goodall
Unknown: George Sanger
Unknown: George Sanger Coleman
Producer: Brian Miller

: PM Reports

Robert Williams with PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams

: News

: Dad's Army

Based on the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
15: Sorry Wrong Number
Captain Mainwaring organises his men into a swift attacking force in constant communication - with the aid of bicycles and the public phone box.
Featuring John Laurie, Ian Lavender and Graham Stark, Bill Pertwee, Pearl Hackney, Avril Angers with John Forrest, John Snagge. Adapted for radio by Harold Snoad. Michael Knowles,
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: John Forrest
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Harold Snoad
Unknown: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestiand


Unknown: Gerald Priestiand

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party

: The Monday Play

Brand by HENRIK IBSEN translated from the Norwegian by MICHAEL MEYER with
Trevor Martin as a villager
How far should a man pursue his beliefs? Brand, in his search for God, has always demanded ' all or nothing ' from himself and those around him - but where does one stop? The play is set among the fjords and mountains of Norway in the late 19th century.
Very good performances. Brand himself played with genuine intensity and a wonderfully sympathetic Agnes (THE LISTENER) Producer MARTIN JENKINS


Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Unknown: Michael Meyer
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Brand: Brian Cox
Agnes: Anna Caldermarshall
Mayor: Hector Ross
Provost: Michael Aldridge
Ejnar: Martin Jarvis
Gerd: Alethea Charlton
s Brand's mother: Pauline Letts
Guide: Martin Friend
Guide's son: Nigel Anthony
Villager: Douglas Blackwell
Woman from the Headland: Kate Binchy
Woman villager: Jane Knowles
Doctor: Geoffrey Beevers
Gypsy woman: Stephanie Turner
Sexton: John Wyse
Schoolmaster: Martin Friend

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books. films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Introduced tonight by Paul Vaughan
Producer ALEC REID
Science Now. a new Saturday-morning series, begins 11 May
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Alec Reid

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by LIANE AUKIN (11)


Read By: Liane Aukin

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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