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: News

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.


Introduced By: John Timpson

: A Gun for Sale



Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: David March

: News

: Parents and Children

Games are Good for You ... Is there any truth in the PE teacher's cry? Does playing games do any more for you than merely develop your muscles? Or does a little co-operation on the pitch improve your character and make you a better citizen?
Paddy Feeny chairs a discussion between rabbits ' and athletes, both young and a little older.


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 110; Love came down at Christmas (BBC HB 53); Psalm 119. part 7; Revelation 4, vv 1-11 (NEB); God the Father's only Son (BBC HB 303)

: Morning Story

The Leg-puller by 'BARTIMEUS' Read by Hugh Hugh x
Within five minutes of their arrival on board, the sheep had been adopted by the ship's company, christened, ornamented with bows of ribbon, and fed variously upon cigarettes, condensed milk, tinned vegetables, and haricot beans. Producer


Read By: Hugh Hugh
Unknown: Joanna Scott-Moncrieff

: News

: Can't Put It Down

A funny kind of book
Barry Took , Johnny Morris , and Kenneth Robinson all write humorously for a living., But that's no laughing matter. So which books make them laugh - and why?
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Boredom Chorus by DAVID WALKER
Adam is more interested in his own training as a runner than in teaching his pupils at the school where he works.


Unknown: David Walker
Unknown: Andrew Berezowski
Unknown: Steven Padwick
Producer: Susanna Capon
Adam: Sean Arnold
Tes: John Shrapnel
Joan: Patricia Heneghan
EVe: Carole Boyd
Headmaster: Manning Wilson
Smith: Jamie Forman
Govan: Dennis Gasper
Warren: Jeffrey Chapman

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce
The main emphasis today is on the Law and Consumer Affairs. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: George Luce

: Just a Minute

Weather, programme news

: 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
Guest of the Week: novelist Pamela Hansford Johnson
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Costing It Out (1) Bread: is it cheaper to make or buy? Which is better for you? HEATHER FORMAINI investigates. Trad England: DR BILL JONES talks to TED HARRISON about the medieval habits and practices of the medical profession.
Born into the Wrong Body: the personal story of a transsexual.
Douglas BLACKWELL reads Dead Letters (3)


Presenter: Sandi Jones
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: Heather Formaini
Talks: Dr Bill Jones
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Happy Little King by MOIRA HERITAGE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Patrick Magee and David Daker in A Mouthful of Knives by PETER BERRY
1 Can you hear them, Scuff.... long sharp spears. Run, old boar, run run run run. Oh God. don'let them catch me.'


Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: David Daker
Unknown: Peter Berry
Producer: Susanna Capon
Muriel: Emily Richard
Scuff Twemlow: Jack Woolgar
Arthur Straker: David Daker
Secretary: Norma Ronald
Jason Young: Patrick Magee
Mary Young: Betty Baskcomb
George Hetherington: Frederick Treves
Stella Hetherington.: Llane Aukin

: News

: Arthur Askey

says Do You Remember! 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 JOSEF LOCKE ; ROBB WILTON; HEDLEY WARD TRIO; TONY FAYNE and DAVID EVANS ; TOM JENKINS ; GLADYS MORGAN ; JOSEF LHEVINNE. Producer
(Repeated: Thursday, 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Josef Locke
Unknown: Hedley Ward
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Josef Lhevinne.
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: 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

: 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.
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


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

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

The Boy Friend, with book, music and lyrics by SANDY WILSON , was first produced at the Players Theatre in 1953 and is currently enjoying its 21st year of worldwide popularity.
In this adaptation, featuring the recorded cast of the Michael Codron-Yvonne Arnaud Theatre production, the story is told by that popular leading lady of many West End musical successes. Binnie Hale. Narrative script SANDY WILSON Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK


Unknown: Sandy Wilson
Unknown: Binnie Hale.
Script: Sandy Wilson
Producer: Trafford Whitelock

: Midweek Theatre

Rien ne va plus by BRUCE MONTAGUS with Michael Harbour and Trevor Martin
When Ron and Arthur discover the perfect system for winning at a casino, the problem is that their friend Colin has discovered a perfect system too!
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Bruce Montagus
Unknown: Michael Harbour
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: When Ron
Producer: Dickon Reed
Ron: Michael Harbour
Arthur: Trevor Martin
Colin: Manning Wilson
Benny: Kerry Francis
Barbara: Diana Olsson
Downs: Alan Rowe
Abraham/teller: Leonard Fenton
Policeman/Guard.: Ronald Forfar

: Round Britain Quiz

London v North (Round 4)

: Kadeidoscope

Presenter Gordon Snell Producer TONY GOULD
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Gordon Snell
Producer: Tony Gould

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Armitage Isn'Back Yet Read by MALCOLM HAYES (8)


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. 3: The Miserly Men


Written By: David Middleton
Read By: Richard Briers.

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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