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t.22 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS direct from the Royal Show-ground at Stoneleigh"
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV WILF WILKINSON


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Wilf Wilkinson

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
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, including news of today's second-round matches in the World Cup: Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*: and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: News

: The Living World

(Sundays broadcast)

: Parents and Children

Travel Broadens the Mind?
Each year thousands of children go abroad in parties organised by their schools. How much educational value is there In these journeys? Ought they to spend more time getting to know their own country?
Parents, teachers and children discuss their views with PADDY FEENY. Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Paddy Feeny.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters. Introduced by SHEILA TRACY. Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Sheila Tracy.

: Daily Service

NEM. p 89; God is our refuge (BBC HB 454); Psalm 130: Matthew 7, vv 1-12 uv): Stand up, stand up for Jesus (BBC HB 368)

: Morning Story

Nikki by JOAN O CONNOR Read by Noel Johnson
' ... Let me tell you the story of Nick Adams (alias Nicholai Nicholaevitch Adamov) who sits, at this moment, in a room in his apartment in New York City. a brochure open on the table in front of him


Read By: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Nick Adams

: News

: Can't Put It Down

Celebrating the pleasures of reading William, Biggles and other heroes
Through the books of childhood and youth, we try on different characters in an effort to find one which fits. P.J. Kavanagh, Amanda Theunissen and Charles Causley revive their fantasies of William Brown, Biggles, any Georgette Heyer heroine and Hemingway man, and measure them against their adult selves.
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: William Brown.
Unknown: Georgette Heyer
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Community Swansong by HELEN J. WILSON
Wilfred Pickles as Ted Baxter
'Do you enjoy being a compere? Talking down to us like we were a lot of kids. Singing a few sentimental songs, talking about the old days when we had nowt. We take it because we've nowhere else to go.'
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (Leeds)


Unknown: Helen J. Wilson
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Ted Baxter
Pianist: Arnold Loxam
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Joan: Janet Dale
Arthur Mottram: Geoffrey Banks
Alec/Bert: Christian Rodska
Mollie: Ella Atkinson
Nell: Elizabeth McKenzie

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Consumer Style
Switch off something' That's exactly what you may do when NANCY WISE assesses the amount the electricity bill might come to next winter.
Warmth without power: out of the vast range of cotton. nylon, polyester, and flannelette sheets, what's the best value? ISABEL JAMES reports.


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Isabel James

: The Men from the Ministry

12.55 medium ware only
Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

(Tuesday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Dr Mia Kellmer Pringle. director of the National Children's Bureau.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Zoos and Safari Parks: wild-life havens or mere public spectacles? NIGEL murphy investigates the phenomenal rise in the number of British zoos.
The Hours Before Dawn by CELIA FREMLIN : abridged in 12 parts by DOREEN ESTALL Read by Colette O'Neil (1)
(Music: The Devil and Daniel Webster by Herrmann)
Why does Miss Brandon look so familiar when she applies for the Hendersons' room?


Unknown: Dr Mia Kellmer Pringle.
Unknown: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Celia Fremlin
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Colette O'Neil
Read By: Daniel Webster

: Listen with Mother

Story: Badger u'as a Bully by VERA RUSHBROOKE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Charlie is My Darling
A comedy by JAMES SCOTLAND with Rikki Fulton and Una McLean
'Your mother was Queen Anne II. And your grandfather King
Donald 111. Always presuming they took their own names as their titles. You might be as much as King Charles XI.'


Comedy By: James Scotland
Unknown: Rikki Fulton
Unknown: Una McLean
Producer: Gordon Emslie
Charlie Johnstone: Rikki Fulton
Jimmy Johnstone: Willy Joss
Madge Johnstone: Jan Wilson
Tina Johnstone: Virginia Stark
Young Jimmy: Sheila Donald
Willie Redpath: Phil McCall
Dr Smellie: Una McLean
Gordon Hunter: Ian Ireland
Prof Scott: Bryden Murdoch
Alex McAuslan: John Young

: News

: Happy Families

What makes a family a happy one?
Jack de Manio puts the question to three members of a famous musical family - Yehudi Menuhin, his sister Hephzibah and his son Jeremy - and asks what they agree about and disagree about, and what they think about family life in general.


Presenter: Jack de Manio
Interviewee: Yehudi Menuhin
Interviewee: Hephzibah Menuhin
Interviewee: Jeremy Menuhin
Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Smith's Gazelle
Read by AUDREW SACHS (3)


Read By: Audrew Sachs

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 medium ware only Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

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

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

The Cheeky Chappie
BENNY GREEN recalls the performances and appeal of Max Miller who. despite being frequently banned by the BBC, became the highest-paid comedian of his age.


Presenter: Benny Green
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

: Midweek Theatre

Dead End by MICHAEL BRETT : another in our occasional series of plays by this popular writer
Jon Rollason as Peter Evans ' He was blackmailing me. them. And they've fixed themselves an alibi. The police are going to say I murdered him.' When Peter appeals for help to old comrades in crime, he gets more than he bargains for.
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Michael Brett
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: John Cardy
Motorist: Alan Rowe
Sally Evans: Elizabeth Morgan
Mr Loxley: Julian Somers
Gerry Loxley: John Rye
Rusty: Kerry Francis
Eddie: Alan Rowe
Alf: Alan Barry
Insp Marks: Jeffrey Segal
Max: Ronald Herdman
Lofty: Alan Dudley
Marelli: Alan Barry

: Round Britain Quiz

(Sundays broadcast)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Kathleen Cheesmond

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Heyday
Read by ANTHONY HALL (3)


Read By: Anthony Hall

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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