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6.22 Farming Today: GARTH COOPER and BRYAN PLATT
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV ANTHONY PHILLIPS


Unknown: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Bryan Platt
Unknown: Anthony Phillips

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson
Including at 6.54 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: John Timpson

: Bhowani Junction

Read by TONY BRITTON (22) ‡


Read By: Tony Britton

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Family Relationships
From time to time in every family there are jealousies, rows, conflicts of interest, problems of discipline, differences of opinion on responsibilities and obligations. Also, the pattern of family life is changing, bringing new freedoms and new stresses.
Dr Faith Spicer , mother of three, magistrate and medical director of the London Youth Advisory Centre, is in the studio to discuss your problems and hear your points of view. In the chair Judith Chalmers Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr Faith Spicer
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: 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 54; Holy Spirit, truth divine (BBC HB 155); Psalm 143; Matthew 25, v 31, to 26, v 2 (AV); O thou not made with hands (BBC HB 180)

: Morning Story

The Householder by HEATHER MALCOLM
Read by Hannah Gordon
Miss French was tall and smart. She always travelled by the same bus every morning to her office in the Town Hall. This morning, however, was different....


Unknown: Heather Malcolm
Read By: Hannah Gordon
Producer: Eileen Capel

: News

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Millport, on the Isle of Great Cumbrae


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The Wit and Wisdom of....

Frank Muir and Denis Norden


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
Rural Bliss? IAN HYAMS finds out what it's really like living in one of those idyllic holiday scenes.
Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: Ian Hyams

: Many a Slip

'twixt Isobel Barnett
Eleanor Summcrfield and David Nixon , Paul Jennings
Tune twisters from Steve Race In the chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor SummcRfield
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Paul Jennings
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Cassels

: 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
How I started worrying about The Bomb - again!: MIKE hart -LEY-BREWER reports on the present state of our Civil Defence.
2.0-2.2 News
Back where I was born: HOPE HAY spent her 64th birthday in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru.
Reading your letters.
Behind the Mind (5): ROSALIND HEYWOOD talks about extrasensory perception.
Name Dropping: written and read by MICHAEL PERTWEE abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN


Unknown: Mike Hart
Talks: Rosalind Heywood
Read By: Michael Pertwee
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin

: Listen with Mother

Story: Big Fat Rosie Has a Trip to Town by MARY CALVERT : part 2


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: News

: Sword of Honour

Part 5

: News

: Story Time

The Hobbit by J. R. R. TOLKIEN Read by DAVID DAVIS 2: Roast Mutton


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Read By: David Davis

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: David Jason's Sketchbook

There was a young fellow called Jason
Did impressions of men like James Mason.
Though he did them a lot
He never forgot
Which voice to put on and which face on
David Jason stars In a selection of revue sketches with the help of BILL WALLIS and MARY ADAMS


Unknown: Jason Did
Unknown: James Mason.
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Mary Adams
Unknown: Max Harris
Producer: Simon Brett

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

As the Trades Union Congress meets in Brighton, ring George Scett to put your questions to leaders of the Trade Union movement on wage policies, the social contract, union militancy and the chances of a strike-free winter.
To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm until the end of the programme


Unknown: George Scett

: The Mind of a Murderer

A child-murderer recalls his crime; a psychiatrist discusses it.
In 1944 Sidney Smith , a soldier in the British Army, was sentenced to death in South Africa for assaulting and murdering an 11-year-old girl. He was reprieved and served over 20 years in prison before returning to a life of petty crime in Britain.
Shortly before his death he recorded the story of his crime and imprisonment for MERFYN TURNER, who discusses it with ARTHUR HYATT WILLIAMS , a psychiatrist who has made a special study of psychopathic murder.


Unknown: Sidney Smith
Unknown: Arthur Hyatt Williams
Presenter: Leslie Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Lost Horizon by JAMES HILTON


Read By: Geoffrey Matthews

: The Real Future will be Rather Dull

2: Jules Verne predicted the submarine; a Roman writer described journeys to the moon.
JANE FINNIS describes how modern science fiction writers -many of whom are scientists as well - see the relationship between fact and fantasy in their work.


Unknown: Jules Verne

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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