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6.22 Farming Week: presented from the Royal Showground at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, 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 7.45-7.50 Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Sounds Topical

STEVE RACE finds some of today's events reflected in yesterday's recordings 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 Rantzen , Kenneth Robinson. Fritz Spiegl Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson.
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

' On moonlit nights I have seen owls following our old ship down the Channel attracted, no doubt, by the many rats which used to scamper along her decks ...' The team comment on sea-going owls and other wildlife observations. Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; Rejoice, 0 land (BBC HB 433); Psalm 148: Matthew 6, vv 1-15 (AV): For the beauty of the earth (BBC HB 272)

: Morning Story

Safety Match by IVOR WILSON Read by Hugh Burden
Between speeches and handing out prizes Jolyon would take the opportunity to inspect the annual catch sitting before him. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Read By: Hugh Burden
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday, 1.15)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Work and Money
The Jackpot Goes Up: as from today, the top premium bond prize will be £75,000. TED HARRISON has visited ' Ernie. Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Desert Island Discs

Oslan Ellis , harpist
Weather, programme news


Harpist: Oslan Ellis

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams


Editor: Andrew Boylb

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
Second-hand Finds: JUNE KNOX-MAWER and BENNY GREEN on the pleasures of bookshop-browsing.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Don'Sweep the House at Night: SHIRLEY DEANE learns about the customs of Ambon, one of the Spice Islands.
Understanding Medicine: DR ROBERT ANDREW discusses the use-and abuse-of antibiotics. RICHARD LEECH reads Anthony Trollope by JAMES POPE-HENNESSY (14)


Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Shirley Deane
Unknown: Dr Robert Andrew
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: James Pope-Hennessy
Editor: Teresa McGonaglr
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Granny's Goldfish by JEAN YOUNG

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Poacher bv H. BATES


Unknown: H. Bates

: Story Time

Smith's Gazelle by LIONEL DAVIDSON : abridged in five parts by RON BARON
Read by Andrew Sachs (1)
The species of gazelle known as Gazella Smithii is thought to be extinct. But a one-eyed Arab shepherd, a murderer, hiding in a ravine near the border of Israel, discovers a pregnant female of the species and believes God has given him the task of raising a herd. His belief is encouraged by two boys, one a Bedouin, the other from an Israeli Kibbutz. Producer DAVID SPENSER
(Andrew Sachs is in ' Habeas Corpus ' at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Unknown: Lionel Davidson
Unknown: Ron Baron
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Israeli Kibbutz.
Producer: David Spenser
Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: PM Reports

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boylb

: News

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Great Guns
LENNOX-BROWN: You mean we're to talk to the Army and sort out this dispute?
SIR GREGORY: That's right; If you've got that into your head, you have it in a nutshell.
(Repeated: Wed, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: John Graham
Written By: Edward Taylor
Written By: John Graham
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Vincent Dugglery
Editor: Brian Bliss

: The Charge is Murder

A series of five programmes written and presented by Edgar Lustgarten in which he reconstructs some of the most notorious murder cases of the past 60 years. 1: Mother's Day
A macabre case of murder in Scotland in 1926. Producer ROGER PINE
Life-for-a-lifer: page 5


Presented By: Edgar Lustgarten

: The Monday Play

Dear Liar by JEROME KILTY with Isabel Dean as Mrs Patrick Campbell and Cyril Cusack as Bernard Shaw
This play is based on the exchange of letters that passed between two theatrical comets from 1899 to 1939.
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Repeated: Sunday, 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Jerome Kilty
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: Mrs Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Christopher Venning

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films. plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer SARA DUNANT
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggledy
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime

The Heyday bv BAMBER GASCOIGNE abridged for radio in ten Instalments by FRANCES HITCHINS Read by Anthony Hall (1)
When Grandmother dies. Benjy decides to find out the truth about her heyday in the Edwardian Theatre.
Producer DICKON reed


Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Read By: Anthony Hall

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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