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: News

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 6.50 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: John Timpson

: Bhowani Junction

Read by TONY BRITTON (23) ‡


Read By: Tony Britton

: News

: Parents and Children

Include Me Out
Youth has plenty of ideals - too many, perhaps, for comfort. Must these ideals be laid aside when the time comes to take on the challenge of the adult world, or could they be directed to a positive end? Is there no way of including the dropout in? A discussion, chaired by Paddy Feeny between young people and their elders.


Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country
Introduced by EDWARD COLE Producer DAVID WALTER


Introduced By: Edward Cole
Producer: David Walter

: Daily Service

nem, p 58; Give to our God immortal praise (BBC HB 6); Canticle 1, vv 1-15: Matthew 26, vv 3-16 (Av); I bind unto myself today (BBC HB 170)

: Morning Story

The Perfect Day by PAT GARROD Read by Eva Haddon
My grandmother always told me that every single person in the whole world had one perfect day in their lives-never two days, just one ...


Unknown: Pat Garrod
Read By: Eva Haddon

: News

: Can't Put It Down

High Society
The world of Nancy Mltford embraces Uncle Matthew and the Sun King, ' The Bolter ' and Mme de Pompadour. For 30 years her novels and biographies have, in the best tradition of ' noblesse oblige,' diverted the common reader.
Such diversions are celebrated by John Julius Norwich , Alan Melville and Amanda Theunissen.
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen.

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Only a Matter of Time by F. L. MAYELL
' That Monday Morndng Feeling! It is, I imagine, fairly common in all walks of life. But more so in some . . . '


Unknown: F. L. Mayell
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Schoolboy: Richard Dillane
Tom Rushton: John Rye
Mr Crocker: Vernon Joyner
Mary Rushton: Diana Olsson
Sam: Nigel Lambert
Pickering: Nicholas Dillane
Headmaster: Manning Wilson
Nurse: Emily Richard
Doctor: Nigel Graham

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
The New Rent Act: your legal questions answered.


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald

: The Men from the Ministry

(Monday broadcast)
Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
Guest: Peter Hall , Director of the National Theatre.
2.1-2.2 News
Sounds like Home: some recent efforts to measure, label and reduce the noise of domestic appliances.
I'm Given the Best Chair: CATHERINE JAY has DO wish to be young again.
On Your Allotment (7): to end the series FRANCES PERRY advises JEAN AND JOHN TUSON On hfting and storing crops. Lady Caroline Lamb by ELIZABETH JENKINS : abridged in eight parts by BA MASON read by Peggy Ashcroft
Of all the affairs that shook an epoch notorious for its scandals, there was none more tempestuous than the liaison between Lady Caroline Lamb and Lord Byron.
(Music: ' With the Wild Geese by Hamilton Harty)


Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Catherine Jay
Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: John Tuson
Unknown: Lady Caroline Lamb
Unknown: Elizabeth Jenkins
Read By: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Lady Caroline Lamb

: Listen with Mother

Stories: New Shoes by JUNE CONDON and The Pale Purple Pullover by EMMA MILTON


Unknown: Emma Milton

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

When the Bough Breaks by IVOR WILSON
Jacky has been John Stern 's pride and joy since she came in at 11. Galloped through ten O-levels blindfold at 15. All set for a scholarship for Oxford and then she begins to fade....
Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)
Writing for the BBC, a guidebook for professional, freelance or ' kitchen-table ' writers who want to submit scripts, 40p, from bookshops


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Unknown: John Stern
Taffy: Christopher Godwin
Rosalind Greenway: Joanna Tope
John Stern: John Rowe
Jim: Peter Bourke
Roland Bishop: Geoffrey Banks
Jacky: Moira Hughes
Mrs Sutton: Elizabeth McKenzie
Mr Sutton: Graham Roberts
Charles Ramsay: John Llnstrum

: News

: Arthur Askey

says Do You Remembert as he looks back over his years as an entertainer and the friends and colleagues among whom he has spent and continues to spend his very active life. Today he recalls 1NIA TE WIATA; JIMMY JEWEL and BEN WARRISS; EDDIE CALVEHT ; We're in Business with PETER JONES , HARRY WORTH , IRENE HANDL and PADDY EDWARDS ; CAR-ROLL gibbons; The Motorway Men with RONNIE RONALDE. Producer
(Repeated: Thursday, 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Eddie Calveht
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Paddy Edwards
Unknown: Ronnie Ronalde.
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Story Time

The Hobbit by J. R. R. TOLKIEN Read by DAVID DAVIS
3: Riddles in The Dark


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

: 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 Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games from Tim Brooke-Taylor
Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and William Rushton under the supervision of Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and DAVE LEE at the piano Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Dave Lee
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

Bing Crosby
A light-hearted tribute to the Old Groaner, with the accent on music.
Written by FRANK DIXON Presented by RAY MOORE Producer HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Written By: Frank Dixon
Presented By: Ray Moore
Producer: Herbert Smith

: Midweek Theatre

Murder a la Carte by RAGAN BUTLER
Sir George Major , a prosperous but worried tycoon, is shocked to learn of the sudden death of one of his best friends in the City, apparently of heart failure....
(For cast see Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Ragan Butler
Unknown: Sir George Major

: Round Britain Quiz

London v N Ireland (Round 4)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Gordon SneU Producer ALAN RAYDOCK


Producer: Alan Raydock

: 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

3: Not ail science fiction U concerned with flights to the planets: more and more writers are exploring the complexities of man's mind.
With the help of CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, PHILIP STRICK and other science fiction writers. JANE FINNIS reviews some works that concentrate on Inner Space.'


Unknown: Philip Strick
Unknown: Jane Finnis

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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