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: News

6.22 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV LESLIE TIMMINS


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Leslie Timmins

: Today

Introduced by Michael- Clayton and Nancy Wise
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 mediumwave only 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.

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Heating and Insulation
I want to instal central heating: what's the best fuel and what system should I chooser How can I save on running costst Is double-glazing worthwhilet What are the simplest ways of reducing heat losst
Put your questions to Harry Butler , heating adviser.
Sue MacGregor is in the chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am


Unknown: Harry Butler

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

NEM. P 58; Holy, holy, holy (BBC HB 169); Canticle 2; Matthew 14, vv 13-23a (av); Praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 280)

: Morning Story

Vengeance by ANTON CHEKHOV Read by John Pullen
' Very well,' spoke a woman's voice, ' but when? '.... ' Whenever you desire,' replied a deep and heavy bass. ' Today it is not convenient, tomorrow I shall be busy the whole day.' Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Read By: John Pullen
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited The Police College, Bramshill, Hampshire


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen
A Room with the Job: ANDY PRICE on some of the things you ought to know about before taking a residential job.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher In the chair McDonald Hobley Special guest
Eleanor Summerfield
From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm) (McDonald Hobley is in ' Move Over Mrs Markham ' at the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor
Unknown: Mrs Markham

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind theheadlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
Blessed Trinity: a view of the lighthouse.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
' You can' miss it ...': but ANNE suter says she can.
Having a Baby in 1974: BARBARA MYERS is present at the birth of a baby and talks to the new'mother and the people concerned.


Unknown: Anne Suter
Unknown: Margaret Robertson

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Pin for a PeepshotB by R. E. GODSLAND


Unknown: R. E. Godsland

: News

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
Questions (postcards) to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS29PX Gardeners' Question Time (third series), 40p, from bookshops


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane

: Story Time

Plymouth Adventure by ERNEST GEBLER
Read by COLIN FISHER 2: Departure


Unknown: Ernest Gebler
Read By: Colin Fisher

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

Angus Prune proudly presents the return of the Wonder Show starring Tim Brooke-Taylor John Cleese , Graeme Garden David Hatch , Jo Kendall Bill Oddie
Written by GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIE. Producers


Unknown: Angus Prune
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: The Dave Lee
Written By: Graeme Garden
Written By: Bill Oddie.
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: The Great Musicals

recalled by Ian Carmichael 5: The King and I
A series of nine programmes with words and music from the hit shows that won the triple crown of acclaim in New York, London and on screen during the past 30 years. Written by MARJORIE BILBOW Producer BOBBY JAYE


Recalled By: Ian Carmichael
Written By: Marjorie Bilbow
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The Brave

A series of six true stories Narrated by René Cutforth Written and produced by ALAN BURGESS
5: The Wreck of the Trawler Howe
In the darkness of an Arctic gale the trawler Hou:e crashed into rocks at the foot of the high cliffs of the isolated North Atlantic Bear Island.
Other trawlers, obeying the unwritten code of deepwater fishermen, raced to her aid: none could get close because of fierce seas and those suicidal cliffs. While Hull trawler Pennine stood by in case Howe broke up, other trawlers managed to put men ashore on the lee side of the island. But could they possibly cross the mountains and attempt to save the crew before the seas smashed the Howe to pieces?


Produced By: Alan Burgess

: The Nine Muses

A series of verse anthologies compiled and introduced bv ANTHONY THWAITE and read by HARVEY HALL and GARY WATSON - 5 Urania, the Muse of Astronomy Poems by Sidney, Habington, James Thomson , Meredith, Brownjohn, Auden and Larkin. Producer GEORGE MACBETH


Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Read By: Harvey Hall
Read By: Gary Watson
Unknown: James Thomson
Producer: George MacBeth

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott Producer joy HATWOOD
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Jacky Gillott

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther
Read by MARAH STOHL (2)


Unknown: Mr Anstruther

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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