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6.22 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS Producer PETER ESTALL
6.40 Prayer for the Day CANON ROY MCKAY


Unknown: Canon Roy McKay

: 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 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: John Timpson

: Letters from a Self-made Merchant

to his Son
Read by DON FELLOWS (3)


Read By: Don Fellows

: News

: The Living World

The Mysterious Woodcock

: Hubert Gregg

says Thanks for the Memory ... to you. and adds a few reminiscences of his own Producer SHEILA ANDERSON
(Revised repeat from Radio 2)


Producer: Sheila Anderson

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters: introduced by SHEILA TRACY
Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Sheila Tracy
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC hb 188); Psalm 50; Hebrews 4, v 14, to 5, v 10 (NEB); Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC HB 137)


Unknown: Almighty God

: Morning Story

The Price of Culture by GWEN HORSFIELD
Read by Barbara Mitchell
How pleasant it would be when she could say ' Come on. Alfie, play us your new piece.' while her sister-in-law and children - all TV addicts, with not an ounce of talent between them - looked on, green with envy.


Unknown: Gwen Horsfield
Read By: Barbara Mitchell

: News

: Kipling's English History

Marghanita Laski introduces her selection of the poems illustrating Rudyard Kipling 's intoxication with the history of England and his genius in catching the voice and experience of the ordinary man throughout the centuries.
A series of five programmes 1: Roman Britain to the Norman Conquest
I've been in Britain 40 years. What should I do in Rome.' Readers GARY WATSON


Introduces: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Readers: Gary Watson
Readers: John Arlott
Readers: Hannah Gordon
Readers: John Samson
Readers: J. J. Murphy
Producer: Helen Fry

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Bent Triangle by TONY ALLEN and VERNON MAGEE
Paddy Joyce as Kevin Lonegan and Christopher Godwin as Reggie Whicker
'Why don'we expand the Organisation? 'Organisation! We're just a couple of blokes what's trying to earn a crust, not the bleedin' Mafia!' ' No, I mean bring in a third party, someone who's a bit smart, with a few successful jobs behind him.'
But a third party means a third cut and money strains the honour among thieves! Producer PETER novis


Unknown: Tony Allen
Unknown: Vernon Magee
Unknown: Paddy Joyce
Unknown: Kevin Lonegan
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Reggie Whicker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce
Consumer Style. Are expensive hand creams any better than cheap ones, and do they do any good? MOLLY PRICE OWEN hands you the information.


Presenter: George Luce

: Dad's Army

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
Guest of the week: Professor Stephen Spender , CBE, poet, critic and analyst of Anglo-American cultural relations.
2.0-2.2 News
A School is a School - it's the teacher who counts: JUNE BROUGHTON.
Leisure and Pleasure - from Shakespeare's Stratford to the Sea: DAVID LLOYD tells the story behind the reopening of the Upper Avon Canal after 100 years of dereliction. Tea at Gunters by PAMELA HAINES abridged by evanxeline BANKS read by Corinna Marlowe
Lucy's mother lives in her memories of the golden days before 1914. Perhaps she can recreate that past through Lucy? (First of ten instalments. Music: La Péri by Dukas)
Stephen Spender 's Choice: p 5


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: David Lloyd
Abridged By: Evanxeline Banks
Read By: Corinna Marlowe
Unknown: Stephen Spender

: Listen with Mother

Story: Clara Clothcspeg by THERESA PHILLIPS


Unknown: Clara Clothcspeg
Unknown: Theresa Phillips

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Theatre in the Family: a new trilogy by A. r. RAWLINSON with John Rye and Miriam Margolyes 1: Curtain Up
The story of the Balsoms, a highly respectable family firm of solicitors who take over the running of a London theatre at the beginning of the century. The three plays trace the fortunes and the failures of the Landseer Theatre.


Unknown: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Simon Vallon: John Rye
Emily Balsom: Katherine Parr
Meredith Balsom: Godfrey Kenton
North: Timothy Bateson
Edith Batsom: Patrcia Leventon
Isobel Balsom: Jane Knowles
Julian Balsom: Sam Castor
Juliet Balsom: Miriam Margolyes
Hubert Balsom: Brian Haines
Markham: Alan Rowe
George Rowson: David Sinclair
Desmond du Vallon: John Rye
Stage manager: Hugh Ross
Young actress: Elizabeth Morgan
Critics: Timothy Bateson
: Vernon Joyner

: News

: The Cryes of London

These are the cryes of London town
Some go up street, and some go down
A historical account of the capital's oldest folk music. Singers PAT WHITMORE CHARLES YOUNG and THE CHARLES YOUNG SINGERS THE LONDON PLAYERS led by ADRIAN BRM
Narrator and producer CHARLES CHILTON


Singers: Pat Whitmore
Producer: Charles Chilton

: Story Time

A Fortnight with Forester Death to the French
Read by MICHAEL kilgarrift 3: The Silver Bullet


Read By: Michael Kilgarrift

: 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

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforth , Nigel Rees 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: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Adam Raphael


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Celebration

The George Mitchell Minstrels Celebrating 30 years of George Mitchell and his Singers, from the Royal Army Pay Corps Swing Choir, conducted by Sgt Mitchell , to the present-day success story of the Black and White Minstrels on TV and stage. Savs George:
Putting on a happy face: p 5


Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: George Mitchell
Conducted By: Sgt Mitchell
Introduced By: Leslie Crowther
Producer: Richard Willcox

: Midweek Theatre

The Japanese Girl by GEOFFREY M. MATTHEWS based on a short story by WINSTON GRAHAM with Brian Cox as Jack and Elizabeth Proud as Yodi do not want £35,000, Jack. I only want you. If you leave me ... go to prison ... I shall have all the money. I will be so frightened.'
(Details as Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Story By: Winston Graham
Unknown: Brian Cox
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer MIRIAM rapp
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

My Cousin Rachel


Read By: John Westbrook

: The Balkans and Ruritania

JOSEPH HONE reflects on a winter's journey
2: Here be Dragons - Bulgaria

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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