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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 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: Michael Clayton

: News

: Parents and Children

Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child
Parents and teachers nowadays tend to spare the child instead, but the dilemma behind the old-fashioned maxim remains. Is permissiveness in the child's best interests? How authoritarian is it desirable or even possible to be? Do schools have too many rules and regulations?
Parents, children and teachers exchange views on these and similar questions.
Introduced by Paddy Feeny Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Introduced By: 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 62; The Lord doth reign (BBC HB 476); Psalm 107, vv 31-42: Matthew 14, vv 23-34 (AV); Sing praise to God (BBC HB 18)

: Morning Story

The Bargain by SYLVIA HAYMON Read by Carleton Hobbs
He slipped me a knowing sideways look over his glass, and commented: ' Couldn' mistake her for Dolly, eh? Old Ferdy's wife. Good Lord! Don' tell me you don' know Dolly? Believe me, old chap, I know what I'm talking about. We were lovers for years.'


Unknown: Sylvia Haymon
Read By: Carleton Hobbs
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Can't Put It Down

The Glow-Worm in the Grass
Looking at nature and reading about nature are pleasures celebrated by Nigel Stock , P. J. Kavanagh and John Barralt as they choose their favourite down-to-earth' writers. Producer PAMELA HOWE :


Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Unknown: John Barralt
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Dreamers by SEAN WALSH
Liam is certain he's for the big break-but the first thousand is always hardest to make. As his friend tells him: 'What would we be but for the dreamin'? A pair of Irish labourers on a buildin' site.' with
MICHAEL HEFFERNAN (Northern Ireland)


Unknown: Sean Walsh
Unknown: Michael Heffernan
Shay: Michael Duffy
LiamProduce: Stephen Rea

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen
Young People and the Law: from every side there's criticism of the way the law deals with young offenders. What's gone wrong?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your M' -d?


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen

: The Men from the Ministry

Sky High
12.55 medium tvave only
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: Julie Andrews
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Gather ye rosebuds': GEORGE SCOTT talks about Robert Her -rick who died 300 years ago. The end of the journey: BRENDA KIDMAN gives her final report on the Hussein family.
MARGARET ROBERTSON reads The Ziegfelds' Girl (7)


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Talks: George Scott
Unknown: Robert Her
Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Unknown: Margaret Robertson

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Bun Lady by PHYLLIS PHILLIPS


Unknown: Phyllis Phillips

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Nonconforming Nonconformist
GEOFFREY PARKINSON 'S autobiographical comedy tells the story of his early religious life and the love affair that ended it.
MR BOOTH: It was easier to go about doing good in Biblical days. Where would you find a leper in Epsom?
MRS ARMITAGE : There are still lepers about.
MR BOOTH: Not enough to keep Christians going full-time. with Geoffrey Beevers as Geoffrey Parkinson


Unknown: Geoffrey Parkinson
Unknown: Mrs Armitage
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Geoffrey Parkinson
Unknown: Anna Berenska
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Young Geoffrey: Judy Bennett
Mother: Miriam Margolyes
Mr Armitage: Stephen Thorne
Minister: , William Eedle
Sybil: Carole Boyd
Mr Booth: Timothy Bateson
Young John: Ian Sharrock
Joanne: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Armitage: Diana Olsson
Mr Tilley: David Tinson
Father: Sean Arnold
DiCk: Crispian Thorne

: News

: Children and Other Beasts

John Ebdon. fond as he Is of children and animals, finds that on occasions they can be more than a little beastly.
Surprisingly, he discovers that OGDEN NASH , JOHN BETJEMAN , HILAIRE BELLOC and other poets appear to agree with him. Producer NATALIE WHEEN


Unknown: John Ebdon.
Unknown: Ogden Nash
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Story Time

Plymouth Adventure Read by COLIN FISHER 3: The Open Ocean


Read By: Colin Fisher

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn. Joy
Adamson Norman Hackfoflli , Peter Glaze with a mystery guest
Peter Jones in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Anona Winn.
Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackfoflli
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

Frank Sinatra
From the swooning swing era to the cynical 70s.... He's doing it his way.
PETER CLAYTON looks at and listens to a remarkable career. Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Peter Clayton
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Midweek Theatre

Last in the series of Father Brown stories to celebrate the centenary of the birth of G. K. CHESTERTON adapted by ARCHIE CAMPBELL with Leslie French as Fr Brown and William Rushton as Chesterton 5: The Mirror of the Magistrate A loaded automatic pistol was not exactly what one would expect to find on a judge's library desk. Fr Brown finds out what it was doing there.
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Adapted By: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Leslie French
Unknown: Fr Brown
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Fr Brown
Producer: Christopher Venning
Wilfred Underhill: David Sinclair
Det-Insp Bagshaw: Alan Rowe
Michael Flood: John Livesey
Green: Sam Dastor
Osric Orm: Jonathan Burn
Buller: Timothy Bateson
Sir Arthur Travers: Godfrey Kenton
Sir Michael Blake: Nigel Lambert

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Scotland (Round 3) (Sunday s broadcast)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillett Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Jacky Gillett
Producer: Alan Haydock

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther
Read by MARAH STOHL (3)


Unknown: Mr Anstruther

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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