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S.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV STANLEY BRINKMAN


Unknown: Stanley Brinkman

: 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

Read by DAVID MARCH (6)


Read By: David March

: News

: The Living World

Her Majesty's Gardens

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Whose Body? by DOROTHY L. SAYERS : adapted in five episodes by CHRIS MILLER starring and 2: Disappearance of a Financier


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter in: Peter Jones
Insp Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Freddy: Nigel Lambert
John P Milligan: Blain Fairman
Graves/waiter/Scoot: Peter Williams
Mabel Price: Betty Huntley- Wright

: 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 89: God is my strong salvation (BBC HB 453); Psalm 130; Ephesians 1, vv 3-14 (NEB); Come, labour on! (BBC HB 388)

: Morning Story

Faster than Harold Larwood by IVOR WILSON
Read by Wiifred Pickles
Trouble wi' 'Enry was that digging coal and cricket apart, 'e weren'much of a talker. In fact you might say 'e weren'much of owt that a lass 20 year younger than 'im would fancy,


Unknown: Harold Larwood
Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Read By: Wiifred Pickles

: News

: A Lifetime of Music

John Amis thumbs through more of his files. 3: Philharmonics
This week he recalls working for orchestras in the late 1930s -in particular the Royal Philharmonic under Beecham - and for Richard Tauber. The magic of French songs was revealed by Maggie Teyte. Producer DEREK DRESCHER


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Richard Tauber.
Unknown: Maggie Teyte.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Sheltered Place by T. G. NESTOR
' If I bring you fishing with me you must promise for your part that you will do everything I tell you in the line of your studies. For against my better judgment, I've made up my mind to help you with that exam., But Niall's help brings Joe more problems.


Unknown: T. G. Nestor
Unknown: Harold Goldblatt
Producer: Michael Heffernan
Niall Enright: I J Murphy
Joe McCarthy: Aine McCartney
Padden: Bill Hunter
Murt: Miciuel Duffy

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
I'll just pop round to the shop ... but will it be open? How far does the law allow your corner shop or high street supermarket to choose its hours? asks ISABEL JAMES.


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Just a Minute

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour from the Midlands

front 2 0
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
The Motor Show: the Woman's Hour team headed for Earls Court to cast a feminine eye over the proceedings.
2.0-2.2 News
The Newcomer: HILDA BRAID gives a personal account of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Was It Worth It? ANNE BROWN meets women who have taken up study in later life, MEG WYNN OWEN reads
Look Back with Love (2)


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Meg Wynn Owen

: Listen with Mother

mediutn wave only
Story: Mr Mactinkle and the Crofter's Wife by WILLIAM-RANKIN


Unknown: Mr MacTinkle

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Fugue: a new. radio play by LESTER POWELL withand
The primary meaning of the word fugue is of course ' a form of musical composition.' But there is another meaning, less well-known, it is: ' wandering with loss of memory.'


Play By: Lester Powell
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Louisa: Anna Massey
Peter: Dinsdale Landen
Mother: Pauline Letts
Janet: Betty Huntley-Wright
Roddy: Siõn Probert
Deirdre: Carole Boyd
George: Trader Faulkner
Father: Denis McCarthy

: News

: Home to Roost

Written by ANNE JONES starring Deryck Guyler and Mollie Sugden
3: To Be or Not to Be - an OAP Mr Wheeler , the young at heart keep-fit enthusiast, grapples with the problems of exchanging a desk in his office for a form for his pension book overnight.


Written By: Anne Jones
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Mr Wheeler
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: Linda Polan
Unknown: Ysanne Churchman
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Patricia Greene
Producers: Richard Maddock
Producers: Peter Titheradge

: Story Time

A Raft of Swords by DUNCAN KYLE
3: The Net is Drawn Tighter


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

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send discussed this week by Renée Houston, Anthea Askey Katie Boyle , Mary Stocks In the chair Anona Winn
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Katie Boyle
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Bridges

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Ganston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Harry Booker: Alex Johnston
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Ellen Barford: Penelope Shaw
Pat Lewis: Patricia Gallimore
Eric Selwyn: John Corvin

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

The Art of Jascha Heifetz
For most violinists Heifetz is the unapproachable ideal. Max Jaffa yields to no one in his admiration of the art of one whom many would call the greatest violinist in the world. Spanning in his recordings the whole gamut of music. Heifetz's art has been preserved so eloquently that it might seem unnecessary to talk about the master. Nevertheless MAX JAFFA presents a tribute in words as well as music.


Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Midweek Theatre

Norman A. Clarke Esq A play for radio by JOHN HYNAM with and 'Now that the case is over, I cannot close these proceedings without a word of approval of the principal witness - Mr Norman Arthur Clarke ... To have tackled one of these miscreants would have been commendable, but to take on three ... is nothing more or less than true heroism.'
Producer DAVID H. GODFREY (Rptd: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Norman A. Clarke
Unknown: John Hynam
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Nobby Clarke: Malcolm Hayes
Stanley Wiggs: Nigel Anthony
Clara/Woman PC: Madi Hedd
Joe Harris/Court Judge: Timothy Bateson
Policeman: Jack Carr
Friendly Bloke: , Nigel Lambert
Ticker Wiggs: David March
Det-Sgt Tomlinson: Stephen Thorne
Nina Harris/Nurse: Kate Coleridge

: The Charge is Murder

A series of five programmes written and presented by Edgar Lustgarten in which he reconstructs some of the most notorious murder cases of the past 60 years. 3: Psyment Deferred
The winter of 1937: a Midlands town. A child late from school. Producer ROGER PINE


Presented By: Edgar Lustgarten

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Keith Diggle Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Keith Diggle
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Constant Nymph
Read by JUNE BARRIE (12)

: 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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