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: News

6.22 Farming Week: presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Michael Clayton and Desmond Lynam. 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 ALA STAIR OSBORNE


Introduced By: Michael Clayton
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Christopher Matthew

continues his attempt to find the solution to his personal problems in the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Tuesday at 11.45 am)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Benny Green , Lance Percival , Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Spiegl and other regulars, he takes a lively look round and meets surprise guests.


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

Why do birds migrate? Why can' they stay where they aref It seems unlikely that millions of birds throughout the world are wasting their time. The Wildlife panel answer for them.-
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; Our blest Redeemer (BBC HB 160); Psalm 48; Matthew 14, vv 1-12 (AV); God of eternity (BBC HB 390)

: Morning Story

The Hole by DOUCLAS RAILTON Read by Michael McClain
Vennac noticed the snow in the yard was softening, that the air about him no longer had a cutting edge.... The thaw wasn' due for another five or six weeks. Before noon, Vennac had made more puzzling discoveries....


Read By: Michael McClain
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday, 1.15)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen
The Stock Exchange: who controls it? Do we need it? How significant are its ups and downs? GEORGE LUCE talks to the Chairman, MR GEORGE LOVEDAY. With other items and vour letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER
Write to You and Yours. BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1.4.4


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Talks: George Luce
Unknown: Mr George Loveday.

: Desert Island Discs

Valerie Singleton , TV interviewer and reporter With ROY PLOMLEY
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: 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
Sink or Swim? TREVOR TAYLOR reports on Safety-by-the-Sea.
2.0-2.2 News
Living with Elephants: IAIN AND ORIA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON talk about their work with the elephants of Manyara National Park in Tanzania.
I Believe All History is Fiction: GORE VIDAL talks about the fact and fiction of his own work. MARGARET ROBERTSON reads The Ziegfelds' Girl (5)
Continuing the story of the fabulous Flo Ziegfeld and his wife Billie Burke , seen through the eyes of their daughter. i Billie Burke can be seen on Wednesday in BBC2's Midweek Cinema: Dinner at Eight)
Vidal v the Mugg: page 5


Unknown: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Oria Douglas-Hamilton
Talks: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: Flo Ziegfeld
Unknown: Billie Burke
Unknown: Billie Burke
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Beaver and the Otter and the Duel by SANDRA HANNAFORD

: News

: Afternoon Theatre


: Story Time

The Plymouth Adventure by ERNEST GEBLER : abridged for radio in ten parts by RICHARD CARRINGTON Readby Colin Fisher
Whatever the century, the Atlantic is a vast and perilous ocean. What was it like to dare to cross its immensity 350 years ago, to renounce your homeland and trust your life to a small leaky sailing vessel? John Alden , a young carpenter, was one of those who set sail with the Pilgrim Fathers and tried his luck in theNewWorld. 1: Preparations
Producer BRIAN MILLER (Bristol)


Unknown: Ernest Gebler
Unknown: Richard Carrington
Unknown: Colin Fisher
Unknown: John Alden
Producer: Brian Miller

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Sky High
LENNOX-BROWN: The Permanent Under-Secretary's a bit like Jekyll and Hyde, isn' he.
LAMB: Yes. Half the time he's difficult and irritable and quite unpleasant. Then something snaps and he turns really nasty.
(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: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


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.
5: London 1921. An unhappy marriage, an almost innocent love affair, an almost unexpected murder.... a double execution.
May God have mercy.... Producer ROGER PINE


Presented By: Edgar Lustgarten

: The Monday Play

Marching Song by JOHN WHITING with Michael Bryant
Billie Whitelaw , Alan Webb
Nigel Stock and Frances Jeater General Forster is blamed for his country's defeat in a war, and has just been released from prison-after seven years. Should he now be put on public trial. or should he, for the sake of the state, agree to commit suicide?
(Repeated: Sunday, 2.30 pm)


Unknown: John Whiting
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Alan Webb
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Harry Lancaster: Nigel Stock
Dido Morgen: Frances Jeater
Matthew Sangosse: Alan Dudley
Father Anselm: Manning Wilson
Catherine de Troyes: Billie Whitelaw
Rupert Forster: Michael Bryant
John Cadmus: Alan Webb
Bruno Hurst: David Timson

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films. plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Peter France Producer LOUISE PURSLOW
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Louise Purslow

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther by the author of Elizabeth and her German Garden: abridged in five parts for radio by OLIVE SHAPLEY Read by Marah Stohl
An hour before Mr Roger Anstruther returns to England after a year learning German in the frugal Schmidt household in Jena. he discovers he is in love with Fraulein Schmidt. But Mr Anstruther is designed for a career in the Foreign Office. and this is the turn of the century ... Producer HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)


Unknown: Mr Anstruther
Radio By: Olive Shapley
Read By: Marah Stohl
Unknown: Mr Roger
Unknown: Fraulein Schmidt.
Unknown: Mr Anstruther
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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