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6.22 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS and GARTH COOPER
6.40 Prayer for the Day ROSEMARY WAKELIN


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin

: 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.


Presenter: John Timpson

: A Gun for Sale

Read by DAVID MARCH (2)


Read By: David March

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Home Dressmaking
I can'afford to buy clothes any longer: how do I start dressmaking for the family* I'm tall and thin: what sort of pattern should f choose* My hems always show: where am I going wrong! Which thread should I use for man-made fabrics? I'm making a velvet skirt and the scams are puckering. How do I alter a pattern to accommodate my generous thighs'
Put your questions on dressmaking to Ann Ladbury and Helen Cook.
In the chair Jill Burridge Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am


Unknown: Helen Cook.
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106: The Lord's my Shepherd (BBC HB 480): Psalm 95; Revelation 1, vv 4-18 (NEB); My God. my Father, make me strong (BBC HB 357)

: Morning Story

First Encounter by MARK SHEPHERD
Read by Brian Hewlett
Quickly I ran under a shower and turned the tap full on at cold. I slapped and rubbed myself angrily, as if the effect could somehow wash out the disgusting thing that was me ... Not me! Not me! Let her think this is not me!


Read By: Brian Hewlett

: News

: Down Your Way

GEOFFREY WHEELER recently visited Lymm, Cheshire


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: The Wit and Wisdom of....

Sir Tyrone Guthrie
Some serious and lighter moments from his many broadcasts in the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: Sir Tyrone Guthrie

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper
The main emphasis today Is on Home and Family.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Derek Cooper

: Many a Slip

'twixt Isobel Barnett
Eleanor Summerfield 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 Summerfield
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 Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sandi Jones
Leisure and Pleasure: pursuits, entertainments, places to go.
2.0-2.2 News
Sounds of the Countryside in September: RAY GOODWIN and his recordings.
While the Trains Go By: ROSEMARY STOKES is a crossing-keeper who also writes histori. cal novels.
Douglas BLACKWELL reads Dead Letters (2)


Presenter: Sandi Jones
Unknown: Ray Goodwin
Unknown: Rosemary Stokes
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell

: Listen with Mother

Story: Three Baby Pigs Go to See the World by WINIFRED DORAN


Unknown: Winifred Doran

: News

: Sword of Honour

Part 7

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Sundays broadcast)

: Story Time

The Greatest Enemy


Read By: Martin Muncaster

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: Alfred Marks's Sketchbook

O man is born to trouble As upward fly the sparks: But Alfred's one For wit and fun -
His ' book ' will rate Top Marks The Life and Times of Alfred Marks as depicted in a selection of the best in comedy sketches and songs with ELEANOR SUMMERFIELD and MAX HARRIS AND HIS SEPTET Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Alfred Marks is appearing at the Chichester Festival)
A new series. Frank Muir Goes Into Human Nature, jokily supported by Alfred Marks : 29 Sept


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Max Harris
Producer: John Cassels
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Keith Miles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Alan Watson to put your question in person to his Guest of the evening. With an eye on topical interest, the invitation is being left as near as possible to the date.
[number removed](16 lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm onward


Unknown: Alan Watson

: This Love Shall Drink Its Fill

By 1857. when Wagner began writing some of the most profound love music in all opera. it was more than a memorial to dreams. He was experiencing the real happiness and unhappiness) of love with Mathilde Wesendonk. 13 years his junior, who had become his muse. his Isolde. with Richard Pasco as Richard Wagner
Rosalind Shanks as Mathilde Wesendonk Margery Mason as Minna Wagner
Compiled and narrated by CHRISTOPHER COOK
With musical illustrations from the recording of the opera with KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD and LUDWIG SUTHAUS. conducted by WILHELM FURTWANGLER.
(Richard Pasco is a member of the rsc)


Unknown: Mathilde Wesendonk.
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Richard Wagner
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Mathilde Wesendonk
Unknown: Margery Mason
Unknown: Minna Wagner
Unknown: Kirsten Flagstad
Unknown: Ludwig Suthaus.
Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler.
Producer: Patricia Brent
Unknown: Richard Pasco

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Denys Hawthorne Producer JOHN POWELL
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Armitage Isn'Back Yet by MERVYN JONES


Unknown: Mr Armitage
Read By: Malcolm Hayes

: 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
2: Shall We Join the Ladies!


Written By: David Middleton
Read By: Richard Briers

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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