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: News

6.22 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY MONTE
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: Gerry Monte
Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

The world this morning: 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,


Duced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Short Story

A second chance to hear The Song of the Wren by H. E. BATES
Read by Marjorie Westbury
She sat utterly absorbed in the brilliance of the wren's song ... ' I must apologise for the intrusion, madam. I'm engaged in a social survey and I wondered if you would mind answering a few questions....


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Marjorie Westbury

: News

: Election Call:

[number removed]
The Radio Hustings
Throughout the General Election campaign you can put your questions live by telephone to leading politicians. As the campaign progresses you can raise the issues you feel are the most important.
Ring Robin Day to put your questions to the Conservatives on their policies and their views of the other parties' policies.
Producers WALTER WALLICH and MARTIN cox. Executive producer BERNARD TATE
[number removed](16 lines) will take questions 8.0-10.0 am


Producers: Walter Wallich
Producer: Bernard Tate

: News

: Wildlife

Are spiders drown proof? Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 25; Lord, as to thy dear Cross we Bee (BBC HB 293); Psalm 119, part 8; Revelation 22, vv 1-10, 20-21 (NEB): Fairest Lord Jesus (BBC HB 139)

: Morning Story

The Hondekoeter, 1880 by JOHN GALSWORTHY Read by John Welsh
Really - The Pater! Rococo was not the word for pictures that size! And chickens - who wanted to look at chickens, even if you could see them? But, of course, Pater thought a bargain excused everything


Unknown: John Galsworthy
Read By: John Welsh

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Lance Percival , Esther Rant-zen. Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Spiegl and other regulars. Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce
Where Does Their Money Go? Oil-rich nations are investing some of their surplus funds in Britain. TIM MATTHEWS finds out what they are buying and how it may affect your investments.


Presenter: George Luce

: Desert Island Discs

David Munrow , musician, with ROY PLOMLEY
Munrow as Pied Piper: today at 5.25 pm Radio 3
Weather, programme news


Unknown: David Munrow
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Who Said That? (5): a quiz compiled by IRENE THOMAS. Answering questions: CHRISTIANNA BRAND and KENNETH WILLIAMS.
2.0-2.2 News
Angels in Brown: ten-year-old ROWENA SPARROW gives her own account of the 60-year-old Brownie movement.
H is for Hobbies: BA MASON at last finds time on her hands. Consultation: a Woman's Hour listener talks to DR TREVOR WESTON about the menopause. Daniel Come to Judgement by MARY HOCKING abridged by JANET QUIGLEY read by Sheila Mitchell
When Daniel Kerr comes home from Africa after 12 years he proves to be a catalyst, both to his family and the sleepy town of Yeominster.
(First of ten instalments. Music: Robertson's Punch and Judy)


Unknown: Irene Thomas.
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Unknown: Rowena Sparrow
Unknown: Dr Trevor Weston
Unknown: Mary Hocking
Abridged By: Janet Quigley
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Unknown: Daniel Kerr
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Stories: Four Little Kittens by ANDREW MACLENNAN and The Little Garage on the Corner by TANIA BAGELMAN
Presenters this week


Unknown: Andrew MacLennan
Unknown: Tania Bagelman
Unknown: Auriol Smith
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

One Fair Daughter
A romance by N. c. HUNTER adapted for radio and produced by NORMAN WRIGHT with Rosalind Shanks Raymond Huntley and Edward De Souza
This is the first broadcast of a play by the author of Waters of the Moon and A Day by the Sea. The action passes between a chateau on the Loire and an artist's studio in the Latin quarter of Paris.


Produced By: Norman Wright
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Raymond Huntley
Count Gaston de Listrac: Raymond Huntley
Catherine de Listrac, his daughter: Rosalind Shanks
Gerard Deffand: Edward de Souza
Marianne Lesage: Cecile Chevreau
Philippe Moreau: Sean Arnold
Solange Moreau: Frances Jeater
Madeleine Perret: Emily Richard

: Story Time

Kipps by H. g. WELLS : abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES Read by Peter Pratt
The tale of a Victorian draper's assistant who finds that wealth does not bring happiness, and the simple life is best. Part 1: The Little Shop at New Romney Producer MARGARET ETALL


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: Peter Pratt
Producer: Margaret Etall

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial 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 , Peter Jones Sheila Hancock try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Lloyd

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: The Moon's a Balloon

David Niven reads eight episodes from his bestseller autobiography 1: A Thoroughly Poisonous Little Boy
Sabotaging the organ for the school choir, stealing a vegetable marrow for a Flower Show, deliberately splitting the seat of his trousers in the middle of Ascot . . . the young Niven goes rapidly downhill from popular school clown to unpopular school nuisance.
The Balloon takes the air: p 4


Unknown: David Niven

: The Monday Play

Euglnie Grandet
The novel by HONORÉ DE BALZAC adapted for radio by ROGER WODDIS with Sandra Clark
Godfrey Kenton , Martin Jarvis GRANDET: Love again! I tell you, it's a luxury. One can live without love but one cannot live without money. Love will not feed you, put clothes on your back or a roof over your head.
EUGÉNIE: But father, what good are all these things if you have no one to share them with? GRANDET: We must survive, that is the only ' good '!
(Repeated: next Sunday, 2.30)


Unknown: Roger Woddis
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Felix Grandet: Godfrey Kenton
Mme Grandet: Janet Burnell
Eugenie, their daughter: Sandra Clark
Nanon, their servant: Margot Boyd
Charles, Eugenie's cousin: Martin Jarvis
Maitre Cruchot: James Thomason
M Ie President de Bonfons: Peter Baldwin
Des Grassins: John Rye
Mme Grassins: Madi Hedd
Dr Bergerin: Peter Williams
M le Curé: Alan Reid
Cornoiller: Kenneth McClellan
Jean: Peter Williams

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Nigel Rees Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting including Campaign Report


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Constant Nymph by MARGARET KENNEDY : abridged in 15 parts by BRIAN GEAR Read by June Barrie
Fourteen-year-old Tessa is one of the gifted, tempestuous Sangers. Her love-story with the young composer Lewis Dodd is tender, funny, and ultimately tragic.
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: Margaret Kennedy
Read By: June Barrie
Unknown: Lewis Dodd
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Election Platform

Extracts from the day's major speeches, recorded at campaign meetings.
Presenter John Hosken


Presenter: John Hosken

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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