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6.22 Farming Week: presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Richardson
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 and Desmond Lynam 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. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
Thought for the Day, a book of selections, 40p, from bookshops


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: A Gun for Sale

Read by DAVID MARCH (9)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: David March

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Lance Percival , Esther Rant -zen, 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. Producer HUGH PURCELL


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

: News

: Wildlife

medium reave only
One windy morning recently a rook perched in a young ash tree at the bottom of my garden, and with its beak deliberately tugged a leaf from the tree and let it go to whirl down the valley. It repeated this action seieral times.
Can the Wildlife team explain? Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol) Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; The God of love (BBC HB 474); Psalm 121; Ephesians 3, vv I-19 (NEB); God of grace (BBC HB 391)
New Every Morning, £1.00 (cloth), 50p (paper), from bookshops

: Morning Story

A Legacy from Father by KAY WITHERS
Read by Betty Hardy
Miss Honeywell was a great one for detail ... She had become aware of her special ability purely through watching television....


Unknown: Kay Withers
Read By: Betty Hardy
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday, 1.15 pm)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
The Computer in Your Life: friend, foe, or just another bit of modern bureaucracy? In the third of his enquiries TED HARRISON looks at the computer as - The Simpleton.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Desert Island Discs

Polly James , actress
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Polly James

: 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: Dick Francis , former National Hunt jockey and leading writer of crime novels.


Unknown: Teleri Bevan
Unknown: Dick Francis

: News

Husband of-Mary Whitehouse: he talks about himself and life with the co-founder of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association.
Medicine on Wheels: ANITA MORGAN looks into the need for mobile pharmacies.
Farming with the Disabled: a report by LIZ GODBER on a scheme in mid-Wales. MEG WYNN OWEN reads
Look Back with Love (5) by DODIE SMITH


Unknown: Liz Godber
Unknown: Dodie Smith

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Dog Who Had No Name by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: News

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Michael Gilbert

: Story Time

A Raft of Swords by DUNCAN KYLE: abridged in ten parts by BERTHA LONSDALE Read by GEOFFREY WHEELER
An expedition to recover secret undersea missiles which have become dangerous has arrived near Triangle Island. 6: Sabotage


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 pane) game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Clement Freud , Peter Jones Andree Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Lloyd

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tid marsh


Unknown: John Tid
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Moon's a Balloon

David Niven reads from his bestseller autobiography 4: Hanging by a Thread
After a dreary term of service with the Highland Light Infantry in Malta, enlivened only by the antics of his friend Trubshawe, David Niven enters the London social scene.


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: David Niven

: A Century of Modern Theatre

Anna Massey and Edward Judd in The Land of Promise by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Written and first performed In 1913, this was considered by Maugham to be the most lasting of his early plays.
The proud Norah Marsh is forced through financial circumstances to move from the gentle confines of Tunbridge Wells to the wilds of Canada. There she meets Frank Taylor , the epitome of all she detests.
(Lockwood West is in 'Billy' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Edward Judd
Unknown: Norah Marsh
Unknown: Frank Taylor
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Agnes Pringle: Betty Huntley-Wrigiit
Kate: Madi Redd
Norah Marsh: Anna Massey
Wickham: Trader Faulkner
Dorothy Wickham: Norma Ronald
Mr Wynne: Lockwood West
Hornby: Christopher Good
Edward Marsh: Timothy Bateson
Gertrude Marsh: Valerie Colgan
Frank Taylor: Edward Judd
Sidney Sharp: David Sinclair
Emma Sharp: Elizabeth Morgan

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Paul Vaughau Producer SARA DUNANT


Presenter: Paul Vaughau
Producer: Sara Dunant

: 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
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: Margaret Kennedy
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: The Second Millennium

A series of four talks in which Dr Magnus Pyke, FRSE, Secretary of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, makes an optimistic appraisal of the prospects for our way of life in the year 2000.
1: You're Sitting on my Environment
A study of the dangers and severity of pollution - past, present and future.
Producer Marlene Pease


Speaker: Dr Magnus Pyke
Producer: Marlene Pease

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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