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6.22 Farming Week: presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Butler
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 7.2'i and 8.25; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. Editor ALASTAIR OSBCRNE


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Editor: Alastair Osbcrne

: A Gun for Sale

Read by DAVID MARCH (4)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: David March

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley, Lance Percival, Esther Rantzen, 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.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Panellist: Harriet Crawley
Panellist: Lance Percival
Panellist: Esther Rantzen
Panellist: Kenneth Robinson
Panellist: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

Our cat frequently catches moles: how does he manage itt Can you tell me about a bird's third eyelid? How long can a spider live without foodt Three of the questions discussed by the Wildlife team. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; 0 dearest Lord (BBC HB 266); Psalm 148; 1 John 3, v 18, to 4, v 6 (AV); All creatures of our God and King (BBC HB 2)

: Morning Story

Stop Me If You've Heard It by NOKL COWARD
Read by Carmel McSharry
The truth suddenly became clear to her ... the answer to this riddle was one vulgar, piteous word, ' Jealousy ' ... As though people ever had the courage to stop anyone. No one in the whole agonised world was brave enough to say, ' Yes. I have heard it. It is dull and unfunny.'


Read By: Carmel McSharry
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
The Computer in Your Life-friend, foe or just another mysterious bit of modern bureaucracy? Today TED HARRISON looks at its role as ... your master.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Edited by ELIZABETH SMITH


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Edited By: Elizabeth Smith

: Desert Island Discs

William Hardcastle
Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams Editor ANDREW BOYLE


Introduced By: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour from Wales

from 2.0 Introduced from Cardiff by Teleri Bevan
Guest of the Week: Gareth Edwards
2.0-2.2 News
New Term, New School: a new comprehensive school opened in Newport in September: GERRY MONTÉ talks to staff and pupils
Interpreter in Berlin: MARGARET CAIN recalls her work with Herr Willy Brandt.
Daniel Come to Judgement by MARY HOCKING abridged by JANET QUIGLEY v SHEILA MITCHELL (last instalment;


Unknown: Teleri Bevan
Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Talks: Gerry Monté
Unknown: Margaret Cain
Unknown: Herr Willy Brandt.
Unknown: Mary Hocking
Abridged By: Janet Quigley
Unknown: Sheila Mitchell

: Listen with Mother

Story: Piggy and Marmalade his Cat by A. M. BRAZIER


Unknown: A. M. Brazier

: News

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Ivor Wilson

: Story Time

A Raft of Swords by DUNCAN KYLE: abridged in ten parts by BERTHA LONSDALE Read by Geoffrey Wheeler
When barnacles, limpets and other marine life fouled up secret underwater missiles in the Pacific, a rescue mission was organised which gradually enmeshed unsuspecting people from three continents. 1: Secret Missiles at Risk Producer HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)


Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 Financial Report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which
Derek Nimmo , Clement Freud Peter Jones , Barry Cryer 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: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Moon's a Balloon

David Niven reads from his bestseller autobiography
3: Yells, Bells and Smells
After happy years at Stowe School and a not-so-happy period at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, he is commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry and sent to Malta.


Unknown: David Niven

: The Monday Play

The General of the Dead Army dramatised by FREDERICK BRADNUM from the Albaniannovelby ISMAlLKADARE translated by DEREK COLTMAN
'Like a proud and solitary bird you will fly over those silent and tragic mountains in order to wrest our poor young men from their jagged rocky grip.'
This ironic and macabre comedy is based on a true incident when a General of one of the armies which invaded Albania during the Second World War returned to collect the bodies of the soldiers who died there. with and With ERIC ALLEN , DIANA BISHOP SAM DASTOR , FRASER KERR
Incidental music composed and directed by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT with JACK ROTHSTEIN (violin) KEITH PUDDY (clarinet)
JOHN R. MITCHELL (percussion) Producer IAN COTTERELL
(Repeated: next Sunday, 2.30)


Dramatised By: Frederick Bradnum
Translated By: Derek Coltman
Unknown: Eric Allen
Unknown: Diana Bishop
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Sion Probert
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: William Sleigh
Directed By: Terence Allbright
Violin: Jack Rothstein
Clarinet: Keith Puddy
Clarinet: John R. Mitchell
Producer: Ian Cotterell
the Italian General: Maurice Denham
the Italian Priest: Rolf Lefebvre
the Albanian Expert: John Moffatt
the German General: David March

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

The Constant Nymph by MARGARET KENNEDY
Read by JUNE BARRIE (10)


Unknown: Margaret Kennedy
Read By: June Barrie

: A Change of Air

Five people who have left the town for the country when it wasn't as fashionable as it is now and who, through their contact with animals, have changed their attitude to life itself.
1 : Beryl Rutherford - from a secretary's desk in London to owning one of the biggest Dexter dairy herds in the country. Series written and presented by JEANINE MCMULLEN
(Postponed from last month)


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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