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6.22 Farming Today GARTH COOPER
6.40 Prayer for the Day ROBERT RIETTY


Unknown: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Robert Rietty

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Barry Norman
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.25 and 8.25 including a report from Zaire on the World
Heavyweight title fight between
George Foreman and Muhammad Ali.
Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*, and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50.


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Barry Norman
Unknown: George Foreman

: A Gun for Sale

Read by DAVID MARCH (8)


Read By: David March

: News

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Whose Body? by DOROTHY L. SAYERS : adapted in five episodes by CHRIS MILLER Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter and Peter Jones as Bunter with Patricia Routledge as the Dowager Duchess in 1: The Body in the Bath
Producer SIMON BRETT See also 11.5 am


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Simon Brett
Inspector Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Mr Thipps: Norman Bird
Mrs Thipps: Betty Huntley-Wright
Inspector Sugg: Stephen Thorne

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters: introduced by EDWARD COLE. Producer DAVID WALTER


Introduced By: Edward Cole.
Producer: David Walter

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; 0 Lord. thou art my God and King (BBC HB 470); Psalm 65; Revelation 19, vv 4-16 (NEB); Come, ye thankful people (BBC HB 439)

: Morning Story

Read by Hilda Schroder


Unknown: Audrey Willsher
Read By: Hilda Schroder

: News

: Can't Put It Down

The Noble Sleuth
Ian Carmichael investigates The Case of Lord Peter Wimsey with the aid of P. J. Kavanagh. Dilys Powell , Arthur Marshall Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Lord Peter Wimsey
Unknown: J. Kavanagh.
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Goldfish in the Jungle by RICHARD O'KEEFFE who earlier this year won a RADIO TIMES Drama Award for his TV script Steeple Chasers. 'Let's face it, he's another grey little northern swot. It makes me depressed just thinking about him. It's got to the stage now - if I see him in the college canteen I look the other way.'


Producer: Harry Catlin
Ed: David Freedman
Tim: Stephen Jenn
Peter: Siôn Probert
Sandra: Karen Archer
Ticket man: Manning Wilson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
The Twelfth Just Man - the facts about jury service: is it compulsory? How long is it for? And what do you do?

: Just a Minute

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0 Presenter Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Larry Lamb , Editor-in-chief of the News of the World and The Sun newspapers.
2.0-2.2 News
Costing It Out (2): Beef casserole. Cheaper to make or buy? Which is better for you? HEATHER FORMAINI investigates. Reading your letters.
A Patient is a Person: DILYS MORGAN on a survey aimed at humanising hospitals.
DOUGLAS BLACKWELL reads Dead Letters (8)


Unknown: Larry Lamb
Unknown: Heather Formaini
Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Tole of the Five Little Pigs by GLENYS HATCH


Unknown: Glenys Hatch

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Just Beyond the Bay by JOHN GEORGE
Chico never knew his father until his father died. Then came a chance to meet again, just beyond the bay.


Unknown: John George
Producer: Martin Jenkins
ChiCO: Sion Probert
Lucy: Jane Knowles
Dai: Haydn Jones
May: Elizabeth Morgan
Jack: Douglas Blackwell
Bill: Carl Porgione

: News

: Arthur Askey

says Do You Rememberf as he looks back over his years as an entertainer. Today he recalls KENNETH HORNE , with KENNETH WILLIAMS , HUGH PADDICK , and BETTY MARSDEN ; WINIFRED ATT-WELL; HARRY MOONEY and VICTOR KING ; DAVID WHITFIELD ; PETER BROUGH and ROBERT MORETON ; TROISE AND HIS BANJOLIERS; The Embassy Lark; and THE KENTUCKY MINSTRELS. Producer
(Repeated: Thursday, 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Harry Mooney
Unknown: Victor King
Unknown: David Whitfield
Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Robert Moreton
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Story Time

The Greatest Enemy


Read By: Martin Muncaster

: 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 presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

Music of Vienna
Introduced by Charles Osborne gramophone records


Introduced By: Charles Osborne

: Midweek Theatre

Jill Bennett in Bang, Bang, You're Dead
The short story by MURIEL SPARK adapted for radio by JILL HYEM
When they were children, Sybil and Desirée had looked alike. As grown women there was still something - if you looked at Desire"e quickly you might mistake her for Sybil. But only for a moment. They weren'really alike at all ...
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Jill Bennett
Story By: Muriel Spark
Radio By: Jill Hyem
Producer: Betty Davies
Desirée: Christine Finn
Sybil: Jill Bennett
Ella: Betty Huntley-Wright
Cynthia: Elizabeth Morgan
Ted: Alan Dudley
Ralph: David Timson
Amelia: Grizelda Hervey
Sybil's mother: Elizabeth Morgan
Sybil's father: Hector Ross
Ariadne: Carole Boyd
Barry Weston: John Rye
David Carter: Sean Arnold

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer TONY GOULD


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Tony Gould

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Queen of Spain Fritillary by H. E. BATES abridged in three episodes by EVANGELINE BANKS
Read by Beth Boyd
It was a magnificent butterfly she was offering him, a rare specimen to add to his collection. His refusal to accept it from her made her a woman scorned. Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Beth Boyd
Producer: John Cardy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Bust, ness Report; Market Trends

: A Change of Air

3: Ian Niall - from a journalist to a North Wales farm. After years of hunting and writing about the sport, he swears he'll never touch a gun again ... and this all because he began to keep bantams and ducks.


Unknown: Ian Niall

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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