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6.22 Farming Week: presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to. plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 med wave only Travel news, What's on, and (6.50 only) Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER ; Weather and prog 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
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: A Gun for Sale

by GRAHAM GREENE : abridged in 15 parts by ROSAMUND SHAW Read by David March (1)
Murder didn'mean much to Raven. Assassinating an idealistic war minister to boost the armaments industry was just a job. But when he was paid in stolen notes he determined to revenge himself against his corrupt employers.


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Rosamund Shaw
Read By: David March
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Lance Percival , Esther Rant -zen, Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Spiegl and other Monday morning regulars, he takes a lively look round and meets surprise guests for whom this week promises to be special. Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rant
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

Can birds countr A recent experience makes me think they can ...
Another problem to be solved by the Wildlife team in today's programme.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol) Questions to: Wildtije, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; All praise (o thee (BBC HB 401); Psalm 147, vv 12-20; Matthew 28, vv 8-20 (av); Jesus calls us! (BBC HB 354)
New Every Morning, fl.00 (cloth), SOp (paper), from bookshops

: Morning Story

The Bishop's Candlesticks from Les Misérables by VICTOR HUGO Read by John Westbrook
There entered a man with a knapsack on his back, a stick in his hand, and a rough, tired, and fierce look in his eyes. As seen by the firelight he was hideous. It was an apparition of ill-omen. Madame Magloire had not even the strength to scream....


Read By: John Westbrook
Unknown: Madame Magloire

: News

: Where There's a Will

Lady Sackville's Inheritance by HALLAM TENNYSON
LADY SACKVILLE: You know, my Lord, you do get sick of it when you are told five or six times a day that you are going to be cut out of a will!
Yet, there was half a million pounds at stake and the two leading counsel of the day, F. E. Smith and Sir Edward Carson , were at daggers drawn. Producer DICKON REED
11.50 Announcements


Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: F. E. Smith
Unknown: Sir Edward Carson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper
How to Insure a Successful Holiday: events have shown how things may go wrong and how necessary it is to read the small print in your insurance against such hazards. ROGER SNOWDON enquires whether cast-iron insurance is ever possible.


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Roger Snowdon

: Desert Island Discs

Denholm Elliott , actor
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Denholm Elliott

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sandi Jones
Who Said That? (3): a quiz compiled by IRENE THOMAS. Answering questions this week: DIANA GRAVES and BENNY GREEN.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
The Moonlighters (4): novelist MADELAINE DUKE is also a qualified doctor writing on medical matters.
With Pleasure and Palms: the Palm Court Orchestra survives. Dead Letters by JONATHAN GEORGE : abridged in 10 parts by JANET HICKSON read by Douglas Blackwell (1) Harold Grant intends to commit suicide. But before setting about it, he posts three letters. (Music: Elizabeth Maconchy 's ' Proud Thames ')


Presenter: Sandi Jones
Unknown: Irene Thomas.
Unknown: Diana Graves
Unknown: Madelaine Duke
Unknown: Jonathan George
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Douglas Blackwell
Read By: Harold Grant
Music: Elizabeth MacOnchy
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Willie Mouse Goes on Holiday by ALISON JEZARD
Listen with Mother Stories , an illustrated anthology, 12, from bookshops


Unknown: Alison Jezard
Presenters: Maureen Morris
Producer: Jenyth Worsley
Unknown: Mother Stories

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Tom Sawyer Would Have Approved by TONY BILBOW


Unknown: Tom Sawyer
Unknown: Tony Bilbow

: Story Time

The Greatest Enemy by DOUGLAS REEMAN abridged in ten parts by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by Martin Muncaster
A naval adventure story based upon the dilemma of a traditional officer faced with a sudden conflict between his fervent patriotism and his loyalty to his superiors with whom he politically disagrees. Producer ROGER PINE


Unknown: Douglas Reeman
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Martin Muncaster

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which
Kenneth Williams Derek Nimmo
Clement Freud. Peter Jones try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.27 pm)
(Derek Nimmo is in ' Why Not Stay for Breakfast? ' at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Keith Miles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Home to Roost

written by ANNE JONES starring Deryck Guyler and Mollie Sugden 5: Do-It-Yourself
MR WHEELER : The plumbing needs overhauling for a start. The whole house needs rewiring ... tiles missing chimney's getting rickety.
MRS WHEELER ; And you're going to do all that? Oh, Father, let's get a man in - a lot of men. with NORMAN ROSSINGTON


Written By: Anne Jones
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Mr Wheeler
Unknown: Mrs Wheeler
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: Linda Polan
Unknown: Ysanne Churchman
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Patricia Greene
Producer: Richard Maddock

: The Monday Play

The Balkan Trilogy by OLIVIA MANNING : dramatised for radio by ERIC EWENS with Anna Massey , Jack Shepherd and Aubrey Woods 2: The Spoilt City
Harriet Pringle. married to a young university lecturer, Guy, finds herself in Bucharest as the stormelouds of war gather around the city. Beyond these problems she also has to come to terms with marriage and her over-charitable husband.
(Repeated: next Sunday, 2.30. Part 3: next Monday)


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Harriet Pringle.
Producer: John Tydeman
Harriet: Anna Massey
Guy: Jack Shepherd
Yakimov: Aubrey Woods
Clarence: John Rye
Inchcape: Manning Wilson
Klein: Alan Dudley
Lord Pinkrose: Gerald Cross
Bella: Kate Coleridge
David Boyd: David Timson
Miss Turner: Gladys Spencer
Mrs Ramsden: Betty Hardy
Dobson: Stephen Thorne
Galpin: Hector Ross
Freddie: Vernon Joyner
Toby Lush: Nigel Lambert
Dubedat: Anthony Daniels
Sasha: Peter Pacey

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books. films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Peter France Producer SARA DUNANT
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Sara Dunant

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Armitage Isn'Back Yet Read by MALCOLM HAYES (6)


Unknown: Mr Armitage
Read By: Malcolm Hayes

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: Peculiar People

A series of four talks about some famous - and not so famous - eccentrics of the past
Written by David Middleton and read by Richard Briers.
1: Noble Lords
Producer Michell Raper


Written by: David Middleton
Reader: Richard Briers.
Producer: Michell Raper

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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