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6.22 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS and garth COOPER
6.40 Prayer for the Day BILL DRUMMOND


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Bill Drummond

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson 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 7.8 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.2S 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

: Bhowani Junction

Read by MIRIAM margolyes (9)


Read By: Miriam Margolyes

: News

: Parents and Children

For the Sake of the Children When a marriage has gone wrong is it always in the children's best interests for the parents to stay together; or is a broken home, in the long run, a better deal than a bickering one?
A group of people, young and old, who have had to face up to these problems share their views and experiences with Paddy Feeny.
Producers PAT taylob SALLY THOMPSON


Unknown: Paddy Feeny.
Unknown: Sally Thompson

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories: introduced by SHEILA TRACY. Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Sheila Tracy.
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; When all thy mercies, 0 my God (BBC BB 22); Psalm 29; Matthew 19. vv 1-15 (AV); Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (BBC m 187)

: Morning Story

Cupid's Arrows by RUDYARD KIPLING
Read by Cyril Fletcher
Her Mamma was very anxious about her daughter's future, as all good Mammas should be. Producer


Read By: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Joanna Scott-Moncbiefr

: News

: Can't Put It Down

A Sportsman and Gentleman Many a manly heart beats quicker at the name Bulldog Drummond, Sapper's brawny hero who first hurled himself on to the stage of popular fiction in 1920. His character, his adventures, and his love-life are explored affectionately by Lord Annan, Arthur Marshall , William Vivian Butler and Amanda Theunissen.


[Speaker]: Arthur Marshall
[Speaker]: William Vivian Butler
[Speaker]: Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Jack In the Box bv tom wright 'Last night someone phoned and asked if I knew where Jack was and then hung up. Later, he phoned again and said if I wanted to see my son alive again I'd better get L500 by this morning.'
Producer GORDON emslie


Producer: Gordon Emslie
John Murdoch: Paul KermacK
Helen Murdoch,: Anne Kristen
Harkins: Tony Roper
Martin Forsythe: Michael Elder
Jack: Lawrence Douglas

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
New Careers for Old: chris DENHAM visits a pioneering project which aims to get people normally felt to be in need of help involved in helping others.


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald

: 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:
Sir Frank Price , Chairman of the British Waterways Board.
2.0-2.2 News
Nun So Fair?: from time to time. convent girls are let loose on our wicked society. ruth CUBBIN investigates some of their problems.
Answer and Comment.
Bringing Stone to Life: a master stonemason explains the appeal of his craft to VICKI WALKER. Gabriel WOOLF reads
The Occupying Power (8)


Unknown: Sir Frank Price
Unknown: Vicki Walker.
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf

: Listen with Mother

Story: Wriggly Worm's Unlucky Day by EUGENIE summerfield

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Doppelganger Machine

by James Follett.

In 1933 a scheduled airline flight carrying Christmas mail from France to England began a routine approach to Croydon aerodrome. It was, however, destined to land at Heathrow, the West European air terminus of the Third Reich...


Writer: James Follett
Producer: Roger Pine
Skip: Hector Ross
Gerry: Nigel Lambert
Mac: Hugh Ross
Esther: Eva Haddon
Travers: Peter Pratt
Muller: William Eedle
Sergeant: John Samson
Anton Barrett: Manning Wilson
Post Office official: Denis McCarthy
Officer: Julian Fox
Radar operator: John Foley
PO Cash: John Bull

: News

: Do You Know Elizabeth Goudge?

Many readers of her popular novels, such as Green Dolphin Country, feel that they do.
An Oxford graduate, JANE THOMAS , explains why, and Elizabeth Goudge then takes Us round her home and garden and describes her life today. Producer MADEAU STEWART


Unknown: Jane Thomas
Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Story Time

Snow Lion by j.M mares. Read by garard green 3: He is Snow Lion


Unknown: J.M Mares.
Read By: Garard Green

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

from RAF Brize Norton
Anona Winn. Joy
Adamson Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze try to guess objects presented by their hosts
Peter Jones in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Brize Norton
Unknown: Anona Winn.
Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative Party

: Celebration

Janet Baker
A birthday tribute to one of Britain's greatest and most popular artists of the stage and concert platform.
Written and introduced by MICHAEL KENNEDY
Producer STANLEY Williamson


Unknown: Janet Baker
Introduced By: Michael Kennedy
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Midweek Theatre

A Test to Destruction by R.D WINGFIELD. with Robert Lang and Dudley Foster
For John Somersham, his work as a Security Supervisor at the Department of Scientific Warfare always comes first: but when the safety of his small son is at stake he faces an agonising crisis.
(Repeated: Thursday. 3.5 pm)


Unknown: R.D Wingfield.
Unknown: Robert Cushman
John Somersham: Robert Lang
Gwen Somersham: Beth Harris
Maxwell: Dudlev Foster
Garwood :: Malcolm Tierney
Hamilton: Patrick Newell
Collins: Patrick Tull
Price: John Nightingale
Bishop: Jeffrey Segal
Archer: Matthew Walters
Brown: Ian Thompson
Shirley: Clare Ballantyne

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Wales (Round 3)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Nigel Rees Producer TONY GOULD
J.59 Weather


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tony Gould

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

8: The Wiles o] the Crocodile


Unknown: George Orwell
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: Oil Galore - a Scottish Bonanza?

Four talks by MIKE RUSSELL - 3: Making the Best of Both Worlds


Unknown: Mike Russell

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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