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: News

22 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.40 Prayer for the Day TONY JASPER


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Tony Jasper

: Today

Introduced bv 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 Sportsdesk at 7.25 and 8.25; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Timpson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Do advertisements tell lies! Should cigarette ads be bannedr Is there too much sex in advertisingt Should small children be used to promote goods!
Put your questions on advertising to Patricia Mann , copy-writer, and Peter Thomson. Director and Secretary, Advertising Standards Authority
Sue MacGregor is in the chair Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am


Unknown: Patricia Mann
Unknown: Peter Thomson.

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies trley live in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

nem, p 62; Before the almighty Father's throne (BBC HB 452); Psalm 36; Matthew 5, vv 1-16 (AV); Lord of all hopefulness (BBC HB 309)

: Morning Story

The Racket by JANET MARTIN
Read by Allan McClelland
'You mark my words, that boy will come to a bad end. Selling his lunch. Did ya ever hear the like of it,' she said to her husband, who was Paul's father.


Unknown: Janet Martin
Read By: Allan McClelland
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Producer RICHARD BURWOOD


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Home and Family
Squatters' rights the tenants' wrongs, NANCY WISE on the legality of a squatting in 1974. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards. Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cardew Robinson In the chair McDonald Hobley Special guest John Junkin
From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(McDonald Hobley is in ' Move Over Mrs Markham ' at the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor
Unknown: Mrs Markham

: 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
The Villa Toubkal: REG CLEAVER is building a holiday home for handicapped Moroccan children in the Atlas Mountains. Reading your letters.
2.0-2.2 News
Lunch with the Baxters: a family from the east coast of Scotland invite listeners to share their lunch and discover something of life in the fishing town of Macduff.
The Person My Childhood Made Me 4: Diana Graves talks to ELIZABETH WEBB about some lessons that lasted. RICHARD LEECH reads
Anthony Trollope (10)


Unknown: Elizabeth Webb

: Listen with Mother

Story: The King Who Liked to Walk by ANNE ENGLISH


Unknown: Anne English

: News

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Guilsborough
Members of the Northamptonshire Federation of Women's Institutes put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

Slay-Ride by DICK FRANCIS Read by TIMOTHY WEST (2)


Unknown: Dick Francis
Read By: Timothy West

: 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

: My Music!

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Race

: The Archers


Written By: Keith Miles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Making the Best Use of Your Brain
How does the brain workr Does size matter!How important are IQ tests.... or a formal educationt Have men got better brains than woment Ring Robin Day to put your question on these and other points about the brain and its functions to Tony Buzan, author of Use Your Head.
[number removed](16 lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm onward

: This Unadvis'd Young Woman

A portrait of Lady Arbella Stuart by ALISON PLOWDEN with Alethea Charlton , Pauline Letts Maureen O'Brien and Alan Rowe Arbella was the last of the unfortunate female descendants of Henry VIII's sisters. As such she was regarded by some as a future Queen of England: but by others as a potential threat, first to Elizabeth and then to James I. Producer


Unknown: Lady Arbella Stuart
Unknown: Alethea Charlton
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Alan Rowe
Unknown: James I.
Unknown: Martin Jenkins
Arbella Stuart: Maureen O'Brien
First Narrator: Alan Row
Second Narrator: Alethea Charlton
Shrewsbury: Timothy Bateson
Queen Elizabeth: Alethea Charlton
Bess of Hardwick: Pauline Letts
Charles Cavendish, her son: Sam Dastor
Venetian Ambassador: Martin Friend
James: Fraser Kerr
William Fowler: Godfrey Kenton
Messenger: Kerry Francis
John Starkey: Sam Dastor
John Dodderidge: Timothy Bateson
Sir Henry Brounker: Manning Wilson
William Monson: Kerry Francis

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Kathleen Cheesmond

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

: A Book at Bedtime

December Bride by SAM HANNA BELL
Read by MARGARET D' ARCY (9)


Unknown: Sam Hanna
Read By: Margaret D' Arcy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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