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


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Tony Jasper

: Today

Introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
Including at 6.50 and 7.5* Travel news, What's on. and (6.50 only) Keep Fit; Weather and programmenewsat(.55and7.55.
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.25 and 8.25. including news of today's matches in the World Cup; Today's Papers at
7.35* and 8.35'; and Thought for the Da; 7.45-7.5*


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson

: News

: Hubert Gregg

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


Producer: Sheila Anderson

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country.
Introduced by SHEILA TRACY Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Sheila Tracy
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM p 67: God of love and truth and beauty (BBC HB 273); Psalm 119. part 3: Matthew S. vv 17-26 (av); 0 Lord our God, arise! (BBC HB 25)

: Morning Story

For Ever Fair by CELIA KREMLIN
Read by Margot van der Burgh By some sort of abracadabra. I supposed, he would make me imagine that I looked young and beautiful again ... ' Just a simple injection,' said the little man. ' My syringe is already filled.'


Unknown: Celia Kremlin
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: 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 capturing the voice of the ordinary man.
A series of five programmes 5: The Great War and After If any question why we died
Tell them, because our fathers tied
Producer HELEN FRY
Book based on this series (same title: published tomorrow), 85p, from bookshops


Readers: Gary Watson
Readers: John Arlott.
Readers: John Samson
Unknown: Bob Copper
Unknown: Tony Hall
Producer: Helen Fry

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Survival by JUDY ALLEN
.' I churn out one book a year. I'm fed and cared for like a parasite It makes me wonder what I'm for, and I don'like doing that.'


Unknown: Judy Allen
Producer: Christopher Venning
Helen: Betty Fleetwood
Edward: Manning Wilson
Robert: Julian Fox
Greengrocer: Peter Wickham
Barbara: Betty Huntley-Wright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMuIlen Consumer Style
All you need to know when fitting out your bathroom: JANE FINNIS gets some practical advice.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mindt


Presenter: Jeanine McMuilen

: The Men from the Ministry

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: Fay Weldon , novelist and playwright, winner of this year's Writers' Guild Award for the best radio drama for her play The Spider.
2.0-2.0 News
The Watchers Watched: following the camera crew which has been following ' The Family.'
Leisure and Pleasure: pursuits, entertainments, places to go. RICHARD LEECH reads
Anthony Trollope (11)


Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Anthony Trollope

: Listen with Mother

Story: Elephippogirafie by KATHLEEN RAMSAY


Unknown: Kathleen Ramsay

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Linesman

by David Bartlett
with Donald Houston as Iorri Gwyther and Haydn Jones as Dan Gwyther.

Iorri: The sad games people play with their lives are my speciality. I know more about the rules than most of the players. Now and again I get invited to join in. Not this time. Ruthie ... you're married to my brother.



Writer: David Bartlett
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Iorri Gwyther: Donald Houston
Dan Gwyther: Haydn Jones
Ruth Gwyther: Pauline Letts
David Gwyther: David Timson
Laura: Julie Hallam
Miss Sharpies: Jill Simcox
Engineer: John Bull

: News

: Born Inquisitive

Irene Thomas - Brain of Britain. Brain of Brains, resident team member of Round Britain Quiz -has other, perhaps unexpected, talents.
In this lighthearted review of her career she tells PAUL BARNES how she got from Covent Garden to Broadcasting House, by way of chilblains. recording studios and a television appearance dressed inadvertently in - a pretty net dress and high cowboy boots.' Producer JANET THOMAS


Producer: Janet Thomas

: Story Time

Slay-Ride by DICK FRANCIS Read by TIMOTHY WEST (3)


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

: News

: Twenty Questions

with Anona Winn. Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze with a mystery guest
Peter Jones in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS


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

: The Archers


Written By: Keith Miles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
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
Peter Stevens: Anthony Smee
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Harry Booker: Alex Johnston
Sandy: Elizabeth Revill

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

Salute to the Brass
A blast from the past on King Tutankhamun's trumpet, a jazz masterpiece from Louis Armstrong, a hosepipe concerto from Dennis Brain, a 20-horn spectacular from Richard Strauss, a trombone that plays the clown and some of the world's finest brass bands-these are just a few of the many facets of brass at its most brilliant.
Compiled and presented by FRANK DIXON
Producer HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)


Presented By: Frank Dixon
Producer: Herbert Smith

: Midweek Theatre

A series of Father Brown stories by G. K. CHESTERTON adapted by ARCHIE CAMPBELL with Leslie French as Fr Brown and William Rushton as G. K. Chesterton
3: The Perishing of the Pendragons
Fr Brown finds himself investigating a strange tower and an even stranger story.
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm) Next Father Brown story, Dagger with Wings: 10 July


Stories By: G. K. Chesterton
Adapted By: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Leslie French
Unknown: Fr Brown
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Producer: Christopher Venning
Flambeau: Francis de Wolff
Pilot: Timothy Batescn
Sir Cecil Fanshaw: Hugh Ross
Admiral Pendragon: Manning Wilson
Tremayne: Vernon Joyner
Bennetto: John Baker
The Girl in the Canoe: Julie Hali.Am

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Wales (Round 2)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France Producer MIRIAM RAPP
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

December Bride by SAM HANNA BELL
Read by MARGARET D'ARCY (10)


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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