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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 7.0 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.
Pause for Thought, a selection of talks from Thought for the Day and Pause for Thought, 25p, front bookshops


Introduced By: John Timpson

: Bhowani Junction



Read By: Miriam Margolyes

: News

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: 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 118: All ye who seek for sure relief (BBC HB 289); Psalm 46: Matthew 19, vv 16-30 (av); Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371)

: Morning Story

The Fairy and the Chartered Accountant by JOE COOPER Read by Geoffrey Banks
'Many happy returns of the day!' piped Jom the fairy, dangling his green-hosed legs from the luggage rack of the first-class carriage. Anstruther lowered his Financial Times, fixing a non-seeing gaze on the lush upholstery opposite. He could have sworn he heard a tiny voice.


Unknown: Joe Cooper
Read By: Geoffrey Banks
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: Wogan's World

: Hall of Fame

Robb Wilton again
I said Whut He said You/ Series compiled by EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Robb Wilton
Unknown: Edward Taylor

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
Exercise is bad for you - or is it? JAMES WILKINSON expends some mental effort on looking at how much physical effort is good for us.


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald

: Hello Cheeky

Conceived, written and misread by Tim Biooke-Taylor
Barry Cryer , John Junkin With THE DENIS KING TRIO Producer DAVID HATCH
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Tim Biooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: John Junkin
Producer: David Hatch

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor

A World for Man... and Beast?: two practising wildlife conservationists, Philip Wayre and Phil Drabble. discuss the changing roles of man and animals in the world today.

2.0-2.2 News

Reading your letters.

The Seven Ages of Arthur Marshall. 2: The whining schoolboy with his satchel and shining morning face ...

Trouble on the Terraces - could disappear if Coventry Football Club's family centre is a success. Elizabeth Berg reports. Gabriel Woolf reads The Occupying Power by Evelyn Anthony (9)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Speaker: Philip Wayre
Speaker: Phil Drabble
Reporter: Elizabeth Berg
Narrator: Gabriel Woolf

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Lovely Adventure by MARY BRYAN
Listen with Mother Stories , an illustrated anthology, E2, from bookshops


Unknown: Mary Bryan
Unknown: Mother Stories

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Test to Destruction

: Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town Producer MICHELL RAPER
4.0-4.5 News


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Snow Lion by j.M .MARKS Read by GARARD GREEN 4: Dragon


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

: 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

: Many a Slip

'twixt Isobel Barnett Eleanor Summerlield and David Nixon , Paul Jennings
Tune twisters from Steve Race in the chair Roy Plomley


Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerlield
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Paul Jennings
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)
Doris Archer's Ambridge Diary, 25p, from bookshops


Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlow
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Prue Forrest ,: Mary Dalley
Peter Stevens: Anthony Smee
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Ann: Ann Moore

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.5 pm)
After the summer break Any Questions? will be back on 27 September and Any Answers? on 3 October. In the meantime, beginning 23 August, Michael Bowen presents six selections from 26 Years of Any Questions?: Fridays at 4.5


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward
Unknown: Michael Bowen

: Where There's a Will: 1: The Unattainable Legacy

A new series of intriguing legal mysteries edited and introduced by C. H. Rolph.

An account of the astronomical Thierry Inheritance.
Gabriel Woolf as narrator.
In Corfu in 1654 Jean Thierry made a carefully drawn-up will, leaving a great fortune to his rightful heirs. When he died, little did he suspect that over three centuries later his estate, inflated to massive proportions, would still be claimed by his descendants.
(Repeated: Monday, 11.5 am)
(next week: The Case of Lord St Leonards)


Jean Thierry: Sion Probert
Mme Thierry: Diana Olsson
Signor Tipaldi: Brian Haines
Herr Peter Tirier: Garard Green
Thiery de Franqueville: Sean Arnold
Napoleon: Stephen Thorne
Civil Servant: Carl Forgione
Interviewer: Denis McCarthy
Commission President: David Sinclair
Presenter: C. H. Rolph.
Writer: Charlotte Plimmer
Writer: Denis Plimmer
Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Special contributor: Alan Freeman
Special contributor: Peter Thierry
Producer: John Theocharis

: The Slimming Disease

Women today are bombarded by images of other women: poised, fashionable, sophisticated-and slim. 'Slim is beautiful ' - but the urge to lose weight can get out of control. Anorexia Nervosa is a condition which, if untreated, can lead to girls dieting till they die. It is a disease of the affluent society - and there is evidence that it is on the increase. Linda Blandford examines this complex illness. What are the symptoms and the causes? Who suffers from it? What kind of treatment is being offered? Producer JENNY DE YONG
Hazardous slimming: page 4


Unknown: Linda Blandford

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott Producer joy HATWOOD


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Weather

: The World Tonight News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Burmese Days by GEORGE ORWELL Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 9: The Shooting Trip


Unknown: George Orwell
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: Oil Galore - a Scottish Bonanza?

Four talks by MIKE RUSSELL 4: New and Broader Vistas


Unknown: Mike Russell

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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