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9.22 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY MONTÉ
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to. plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Nancy Wise.
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 s.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. Editor ALASTAIR OSSORNI


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Nancy Wise.
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Editor: Alastair Ossorni

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated: Tues at 11.45 am)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Benny Green. Lance Perclval , Esther Rantzen. Kenneth Rob inson. Fritz Spiegl and other Monday morning regulars, he takes a lively look round. Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Benny Green.
Unknown: Lance Perclval
Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Kenneth Rob
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: News

: Wildlife

Since flies stick to a spider's web, why doesn' the spider itself get stuck? If you've ever wondered, listen to the Wildlife team's answer today.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol) Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; From all that dwell below the skies (BBC HB 5); Psalm 47; Matthew 11. vv 2-15 (av): All glory to God in the sky (BBC HB 29)

: Morning Story

The Gatsby Girl by JOAN POMFRET
Read by Jill Balcon
' There's this Arts Club Fancy Dress Do ... I've had the most super idea! I want to go to it as a Gatsby Girl! You remember ... something pink ... dreamy. I can just see myself.' Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday. 1.15)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy Work and Money
A Day in the Life of a Stockbroker: TIM MATTHEWS sees how he monitors fair prices and advises his clients.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Desert Island Discs

Sheridan Morley , biographer and critic, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island, Producer RONALD COOK
Weather, programme newt


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams Editor ANDREW BOYLE


Introduced By: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
Children's Books and Writers: ATHENE SEYLER talks about her friendship with E. NESBIT , and ELAINE moss looks at some holiday reading.
2.0-2.2 News
A Blank Canvas: PELICITY FORBES is allergic to make-up. Mixed with Love and Care: MICHAEL WATKINS examines the West Indian character.
Baptism: a sacrament or just a matter of tradition? HEATHER FORMAINI finds out. COLETTE O'NEIL reads
The Hours Before Dawn (9)


Talks: Athene Seyler
Unknown: E. Nesbit
Unknown: Elaine Moss
Unknown: Pelicity Forbes
Unknown: Michael Watkins
Unknown: Heather Formaini
Unknown: Colette O'Neil
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: David's Balloon by JOHN FARRINGTON


Unknown: John Farrington

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Apollo's Laurel Bough


Unknown: Laurel Bough

: Story Time

Trilby by GEORGE ou MAUFTIER: abridged in ten parts by BARRY CAMPBELL The famous novel of 19th-century life in Paris, and the transformation of the model-cum-btattchisseuse de fin at the hands of her mentor. Svengali. Read by Martin Jarvis (1) Producer MARGARET ETALL
(Martin Jarvis is in ' The Prodigal Daughter ' at the Wimbledon Theatre)


Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Margaret Etall
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: PM Reports

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in One Man's Meat
SIR GREGORY: We have plans to meet the world food shortage. Scientists are creating substitute-protein from things like nylon and rayon.
LENNOX-BROWN: Astonishing. We'll soon be wearing our socks all day and eating them at night with peas and gravy. NORMA RONALD , RONALD BADDILEY JOHN GRAHAM written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM
(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)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Charge is Murder

Five programmes written and presented by Edgar Lustgarten in which he reconstructs some of the most notorious murder cases of the past 60 years. 3: Payment Deferred
The winter of 1937: a Midlands town. A child late from school. Producer ROGER PINE


Presented By: Edgar Lustgarten

: The Monday Play

Master Sunshine by PETER RUSSELL with Christopher Good
Gerald Flood, William Eedle
Beyond this great house and the broad acres surrounding it there are mean little dwellings and those that live in them work very hard, and their lives are passed in terrible misery and they become brutish. But there are those who remain good and they will go to heaven with you and me, and that is a wonderful consolation to them.' The action takes place in the years before the First World War.
(Rptd: next Sunday, 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: William Eedle
Pianist: Winifred Davey
Producer: Betty Davies
Tom Tytham (boy): Judy Bennett
Tom Tytham (grown-up): Christopher Good
Alfred Burton: Hector Ross
Stokes: Sion Probert
Mrs D'Arcy: Diana Olsson
Hedges: Nigel Graham
Augustus Tytham: Gerald Flood
Lydia Tytham: Madi Hedd
Josie Willows: Elizabeth Morgan
Jeffrey Hawke: William Ezdle
Sybil Willows: Emily Richard
Dr Mills: Denis McCarthy
Vanessa: Diana Bishop
Harry Tytham: Manning Wilson
Landlord: David Sinclair
His wife: Hilda Schroder
Soldier: John Bull

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Kathleen Cheesmond

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

Sammy Going South by w. H. canaway: abridged In ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read bv Michael Spice (1) November 1956: Port Said.
The Suez crisis has a devastating effect on 10-year-old Sammy Hartland when it suddenly deprives him of parents and home. The only relative he knows of is his Aunt Jane in Durban.... at the other end of Africa, 6,000 miles away. Producer PETER NOVIS


Producer: Peter Novis

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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