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6.22 Farming Today This week
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV STANLEY BRINKMAN


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Rev Stanley Brinkman

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson
Including at C.50 and 7.50 Travel news. What's on and (6.50 only) Keep Fit; Weather and programme news at C.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

Read by DAVID MARCH (5)


Read By: David March

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Is the stock market to be avoided by the amateur - or even the professional Is the latest issue of National Savings a good buyT Is it possible to keep up with inflation* Is it better to hang on to investments or to cut your lossesf Are you paying too much taxT Ask accountant Mavis Moullin and financial journalist Paul Wilson. Your calls taken by Sue MacGregor. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mavis Moullin
Unknown: Paul Wilson.
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Lord of all (BBC hb 294); Canticle 4; 1 John 5, vv 1-6, 8-13, 18-21 (av); Eternal Ruler (BBC HB 321)

: Morning Story

Dr Yonson and the English Wife by JOAN POMFRET
Read by Rolf Lefebvre
He was big and clumsy, and very intelligent, and she had found him in Lichfield.


Read By: Rolf Lefebvre

: News

: Down Your Way

: The Wit and Wisdom of...

Peter Sellers
Some entertaining moments taken from his broadcasts in the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
Parent-eating monsters - or Mummy's little darlings? How do you regard your children?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Many a Slip

'twut 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 William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour from Northern Ireland

from 2.0 Introduced from Belfast by Michael Baguley
Women Caring: the story behind an organisation formed for Northern Ireland by the wives of peers.
Miss Matchmaker: an interview with the girl from the Army who helps lonely soldiers.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
How to break your wrist without sawing off the branch of the tree: HARRY BARTON tells all. The Golden Girl: our recently retired gold medallist MARY PETERS talks about her book. Look Back with Love by DODIE SMITil abridged by EVANGELINE BANKS Born in Lancashire at the end of last century, the author's memories of childhood are read by Meg Wynn Owen
(First of nine instalments. Music: Johnny Hawksworth 's With a Delicate Air) Producer in Belfast PAT LINDSAY


Unknown: Michael Baguley
Unknown: Harry Barton
Talks: Mary Peters
Unknown: Dodie Smitil
Abridged By: Evangeline Banks
Read By: Meg Wynn Owen
Music: Johnny Hawksworth
Unknown: Pat Lindsay

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs Cluckabiddy and the Lost Squeak by STEPHEN WEAVER Presenters this week
JANE ROGERS and GARY TAYLOR Scripts and production by JENYTH WORSLEY


Unknown: Mrs Cluckabiddy
Unknown: Stephen Weaver
Unknown: Jane Rogers
Production By: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Sword of Honour: Part 11

by Evelyn Waugh; dramatised in 11 parts by Barry Campbell


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Dramatised by: Barry Campbell
Title Music: Band of the Royal Corps of Transport
Director of music (title music): Major William Allen
Technical Assistance: Anna Smith
Technical Assistance: Anthea Davies
Technical Assistance: David Hitchinson
Technical Assistance: Lloyd Silverthorne
Producer: Jane Graham
Guy Crouchback: Hugh Dickson
Gilpin: Peter Baldwin
Nameless Major: Clive Swift
Loot: Blain Fairman
Virginia: Jennifer Hilary
Uncle Peregrine: Geoffrey Bayldon
Madame Kanyi: Jill Balcon
The Commissar: Sandor Eles
Arthur Box-Bender: Jeffrey Segal
Ian Kilbannock: Philip Bond
General Whale: Alan Lawrance
de Souza: Sean Arnold
Angela Box-Bender: Diana Olsson
Eloise Plessington: Monica Grey
Ritchie-Hook: Patrick Troughton
Tommy Blackhouse: Stephen Thorne
Elderberry: Alan Dudley
[Actor]: John Bay
[Actor]: Brian Grellis
[Actor]: Denis McCarthy
[Actor]: Peter Pacey
[Actor]: Emily Richard
[Actor]: Manning Wilson

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Oxfordshire
Members of the Freeland Village Hall Committee, Oxford, put their questions to


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Michael Barratt
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

A Raft of Swords by DUNCAN KYLE
Read by GEOFFREY WHEELER 2: Complex Preparations


Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the chair Jack Longland Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Repeated: Thursday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Peter Moore

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring David Dimbleby 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.
To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm until the end of the programme


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: The Noble Experiment

or The sad story of Prohibition written by KEITH DARVILL Narrator Al Mancini
Liquor to be used as a beverage must not be manufactured; nor sold, nor given away nor hauled in anything on the surface of the earth or under the earth or in the air
In 1917 the American Constitution was amended and Prohibition written in. Sixteen years later it was written out. ' The noble experiment,' as J. Edgar Hoover termed it, had been seen to have failed miserably. The word ' Prohibition ' itself came to stand for a bloody era of gang warfare, bootlegging, political graft. The Depression and the new mood of moral and social seriousness put paid to one of the most lawless periods in American history. with the voices of JOHN BAY
When 21 'was a speakeasy: p4


Written By: Keith Darvill
Unknown: J. Edgar
Unknown: John Bay
Unknown: Roy Stephens
Unknown: Phil Brown
Unknown: Ann Murray
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Jon Croft
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Nigel Rees Producer SARA DUNANT


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Sara Dunant

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Constant Nymph by MARGARET KENNEDY
Read by JUNE BARRIE (11)


Unknown: Margaret Kennedy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: A Change of Air

2: Joe Henson - son of comedian Leslie Henson. he was brought up in London with a yearning for the country. He realised his dreams by eventually buying land in Gloucestershire where today he runs the highly successful Cotswold farm park, specialising in rare breeds of farm animals.


Unknown: Joe Henson
Unknown: Leslie Henson.

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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