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6.22 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.40 Prayer for the Day TONY ASHTON


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Tony Ashton

: Today

Introduced by 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: John Timpson

: News

: Parents and Children

Is there a substitute for mumf Many mothers who go out to work are worried that, however good the arrangements made for their care, the children may in future suffer in their mental or emotional development.
PADDY FEENY introduces a discussion between parents, children and DR MARTIN RICHARDS on the effects of ' maternal deprivation.'


Introduces: Paddy Feeny
Introduces: Dr Martin Richards
Producer: Thena Heshel

: News

: In Britain Now

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


Introduced By: Sheila Tracy
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; Hark, the glad sound BBC HB 4901; Psalm 82: Matthew 9. vv 27-38 (AV); God is love (BBC HB 7)

: Morning Story

Crack ol Dawn by JOHN TARRANT Read by Duncan Carse
A voice spoke quietly from the shadows of the cabin. ' Hold it there, Captain.' Killip stood as if petrified, peering helplessly into the darkness.


Unknown: John Tarrant
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Can't Put It Down

Something Nasty in the Woodshed
With Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons punctured forever the pretensions of heavy-breathing sagas of rustic life.
'And who's to know what will happen to me when the sukebind is out in the hedges again, and I feel so strange on the long summer evenings? '
Kenneth Williams, Arthur Marshall, and Amanda Theunissen meet their Doom in darkest Sussex.


Speaker: Kenneth Williams
Speaker: Arthur Marshall
Speaker: Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Just One More Time by JOHN KIRK MORRIS
* You know what this business needs? Heart. It needs a pretty girl singing her pain on an empty stage. You couldn'do it on your own, Scottie. I'd keep on shoving you along the hardest road of all ... And I'd look after you too.'-


Unknown: John Kirk Morris
Producer: Peter Novis
Wally: John Rowe
Hilda: Joan Matheson
Scottie: Elizabeth Proud
Dave: Siôn Probert

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Consumer Style
Cassettes and Cartridges: what value for money? Our consumer team investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen

: The Men from the Ministry

I Want My Mummy

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
Guests of the week: John and Jean Wilson , the President of the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness and the Chairman of its campaign executive.
2.0-2.2 News
Rabbits in Football Jerseys: GEORGE BRIGHOUSE talks to KEITH STEVENS about the world of the champions and their breeders.
Letter to Another Woman: thoughts from medical social worker CAROI.E HARRIS.
On Your Allotment 6: FRANCES PERRY advises JEAN and JOHN TUSON on growing vegetables. COLETTE O'NEIL reads


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Presenter: Jean Wilson
Unknown: Keith Stevens
Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: John Tuson
Unknown: Colette O'Neil

: Listen with Mother

Story: Pottle Pig does to School by NANCY NORTHCOTE


Unknown: Nancy Northcote

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Expediency by T. D. WEBSTER with Hugh Burden and Malcolm Terris
Shawcross Comprehensive is in many respects a model school and the headmaster prides himself on his progressive views. What is he to do when a young teacher threatens to upset the applecart?


Unknown: T. D. Webster
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Malcolm Terris
Producer: Susanna Capon
Jane: Sandra Clark
Frank Edwards: Hugh Burden
Alice: Betty Huntley-Wright
Stephen: Diana Olsson
Charles: Wilfrid Carter
Peter Hammond: Malcolm Terris
Arthur Smithson: Godfrey Kenton
Dr Stewart: Gerald Cross
Martin: David Timson
Older teacher: Alan Rowe
Val Pearson: Liane Aukin
Bernard Rock: Antony Viccars
Christine Hammond: Jane Knowles

: News

: Borge on Beethoven

Victor Borge reads the chapter about Beethoven from his book My Favourite Intervals and plays some of Beethoven's music. Producer JOHN BROWELL


Unknown: Victor Borge
Producer: John Browell

: Story Time

The Wrong Side of the Sky Read by GEOFFEY
3: Negotiations at Tripoli

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented bv William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

from RAF Brize Norton
Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze try to guess objects presented by their hosts
Peter Jones in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Brize Norton
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 presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

The Beecham Magic
An international Lancastrian. Sir Thomas Beecham outraged and delighted his contemporaries and made recordings which hold their place among the best of today.
JACK BRYMER , a member of one of his orchestras for 16 years, recalls the man and his music. Producer GILLIAN HUSH
How Beecham tooHapouder: p4


Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Jack Brymer

: Midweek Theatre

A series of Father Brown stories to celebrate the birth of G. K. CHESTERTON adapted by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
Leslie French as Fr Brown and William Rushton as Chesterton 4: The Dagger with Wings
Fr Brown learns that the antidote to Black Magic is - White Magic!
(Repeated: Thursday. 3.5 pm) The Mirror and the Magistrate: 31 July


Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Adapted By: Archie Campbell
Adapted By: Leslie French
Unknown: Fr Brown
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Fr Brown
Dr Boyne: Hugh Ross
John Strake: Peter Yapp
Arnold Aylmer: Sam Dastor
Insp Collins: Stephen Thorne
PC Robinson: Hugh Ross
Producer: Christopher Venning

: Round Britain Quiz

London v West ( Round 3)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Kathleen Cheesmond

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Heyday
Read by ANTHONY HALL (8)


Read By: Anthony Hall

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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