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: News

6.22 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN CONGDON


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: John Congdon

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Nancy Wise
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: A Good Read

Never before have so many books been written specially for children: fiction, fact, poetry, prose - everything from comics to classics, picture books to erudite works on specialist hobbies and interests. Does it matter what children read? Does it matter if they never read for pleasure at all? Paddy Feeny introduces a discussion between parents, children, teachers and others interested in these questions.


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters: introduced by BRYAN MARTIN. Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Bryan Martin.

: Daily Service

nem, p 38; Come, let us join our cheerful songs (BBC HB 122); Canticle 12; Matthew 13, vv 24-35 (AV); Jesus shall reign (.BBC HB 460)

: Morning Story

.lumping Judy by ROSEMARY HAWI. EY JARMAN Read by Ysanne Churchman
' I sometimes wonder why the wrong man gets the right idea. I should be pleased that Gerry invented Jumping Judy ... there's other times when I curse that filthy, wretched creature.'


Unknown: Rosemary Hawi.
Read By: Ysanne Churchman

: News

: Can't Put It Down

The Lost World of Dornford Yates
Berry and Jonah and Co wandered insouciantly through an upper-class world of romance. humour, and adventure which even in the 1920s was threatened. Now it has gone for good, but to Derek Parker , Richard Usborne , and Valentine Dyall. its fascination is as potent as ever.


Unknown: Dornford Yates
Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Richard Usborne
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

John Pullen and Jan Edwards in Communication Cord by ALAN VAUGHN WILLIAMS
' Someday, you'll be sweating in that office ... the sounds of the street will be drifting in through the windows - and you'll think, what the hell am I doing, jammed in this sardine existence.... and it will happen ... '


Unknown: John Pullen
Unknown: Jan Edwards
Unknown: Alan Vaughn Williams
Producer: Betty Davies
Ben Wilson: John Fullen
YWen: Jan Edwards
Bob, the landlord: Siôn Probert
Mair, his wife: Elizabeth Morgan
Derwen: Gareth Armstrong

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
Dreams for Sale: KEVIN D'ARCY looks into the vexed question of advertising standards.
Sheer Delight? MOLLY PRICE-OWEN reports on value for money in ladies' tights.


Unknown: Kevin D'Arcy

: The Men from the Ministry

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Ruth Pitter , who today becomes a Companion of Literature.
2.0-2.2 News
Yes, but suppose ... there's a currency crisis: the third of a series of holiday hazards ARTHUR SADDLES hopes to avert. Letter to Another Woman: JEANNE HEAL on 'taking a chance.'
The Cactus Lobby: DAVID HUNT talks to DILYS MORGAN about the fight for a vanishing species. MARGARET ROBERTSON reads The Ziegfelds' Girl 42)


Unknown: Ruth Pitter
Talks: David Hunt
Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Unknown: Margaret Robertson

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Baboon and the Drum by AVERIL COULT

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Jericho Road by BRIAN WRIGHT The strange. sad journey of an illegal immigrant trying to reach London.
PALLING: Two more runs like tonight, Coker - you can spend Christmas in Bermuda.
Producer Richard WORTLEY


Unknown: Brian Wright
Producer: Richard Wortley
Coker: Nigel Anthony
Palling: Denis McCarthy
Det-Insp Miller: Vernon Joyner
Det-Sgt Ross: Michael Deacon
The Girl: Sandra Clark
The Man: Sean Arnold
The Immigrant: Sam Dastor
Thompson: Godfrey Kenton
Taxi driver: Geoffrey Matthews
Driver's mate: Peter Pacey
Old man: Leonard Fenton
Stan: Nigel Lambert
Dave: Michael Deacon
Dr Rahman: Geoffrey Matthews
Woman: Elizabeth Morgan
Mrs Clements: Miriam Margolyes
ViCar: Leonard Fenton
Constable: Nigel Anthony

: News

: The Pleasure's Mine

Wilfred Pickles invites you to join him for an anthology of the poems he most loves reading and hopes you will enjoy hearing. Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Producer: John Knight

: Story Time



Read By: Martin Jarvis

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Norman Haekfofth , 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 Haekfofth
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

Sweet and Low
A celebration of the music of Stephen Foster
Stephen Collins Foster lived for only 38 years, but in that time he was to write many compositions which have become imperishable American folk songs and Negro spirituals. KENNETH ALWYN tells the tragic story of this young American composer.


Unknown: Stephen Foster
Unknown: Stephen Collins Foster
Script By: Roger Thompson
Producer: John Knight

: Midweek Theatre

Lady's Man by DAVID WILLIAMS with Elizabeth Proud. Peter Pacey
' You're a lady's man. Benny, I want you to chat a bird. take her out. gain her confidence, then take some pictures....'
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: David Williams
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud.
Unknown: Peter Pacey
Producer: Dickon Reed
Simone: Elizabeth Proud
Benny: Peter Pacey
Patch: Sean Arnold
Mr Whitman: Alan Rowe
Mike: Nigel Graham
Barman: Nigel Lambert
Insp Lomax: Michael Goldie

: Round Britain Quiz

London v N Ireland (Round 3)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France Producer SARA DUNANT


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Sara Dunant

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Sammy Going South


Read By: Michael Spice

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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