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6.22 Farming Today This week
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN LANG


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper
Unknown: John Lang

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam
Including at 6.50 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.


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Desmond Lynam

: A Gun for Sale

Read by DAVID MARCH (10)


Read By: David March

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

from 9.20 Vegetable Gardening
Lots of people have churned up their lawns to convert the grass into a vegetable plot, for you can make enormous savings if you grow your own soft fruits and vegetables.
But you need to know about crop rotation and how to prepare the soil for planting potatoes, cabbages or beans; what makes a good compost-heap and how to control pests. To answer your questions on growing all kinds of vegetables, Frances Perry and Geoff Amos will be in the studio with Elisabeth Beresford in the chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am
Coming down to earth: page 5


Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: Geoff Amos
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; 0 Lamb of God all-holy (BBC HB 530); Psalm 138; Ephesians 4, vv 1-16 (NEB); Beloved, let us love (BBC HB 373)

: Morning Story

Gamesman's Rest by JOHN KIRKMORRIS
Read bv Margot van der Burgh If it were possible for a man to strut with water up to his chin, Christopher was strutting. ' You self-important prig! ' Deliberately Selena pressed the throttle and turned the bows away from the floating man ...


Unknown: John Kirkmorris
Unknown: Margot van Der Burgh

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Auchterarder, Perthshire


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: The Wit and Wisdom

of ... Bertrand Russell
Some entertaining and perhaps more serious moments taken from the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: Bertrand Russell

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
Make your own soap: NANCY WISE, knee-deep in left-over fat and lard, explains how her grandmother used to do it.


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald

: Many a Slip

'twixt 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. Producer JOHN CASSELS (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

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

(Monday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour from Northern Ireland

from 2.0 Introduced from Belfast by Michael Baguley
Barking with a Brogue: SUE RATHBONE-SCOTT, secretary of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Ireland, explains the increasing popularity of her dogs.
From Cows to Crossings: SUE ROBINSON is not only a farmer - she also directs traffic at one of Belfast's busiest junctions.


Unknown: Michael Baguley

: News

jp a Point: GLORIA HUNNIFORD finds a hilarious fund-raising scheme organised by the Army. MEG WYNN OWEN reads
Look Back with Love (6) Producer PAT LINDSAY


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Producer: Pat Lindsay

: Listen with Mother

Story: Keeping Baby Amused by KATHLEEN RAMSAY


Unknown: Kathleen Ramsay

: News

: Old Mortality



Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Bletchley, Bucks
Members of the Brickhills Gardeners' Club put questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS ALAN GEMMELL


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

: Story Time

A Raft of Swords
Read by GEOFFREY WHEELER 7: Triangle Island


Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: 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, 12.27pm)


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

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

The Common Market
Your guest: Finn Gundelach , Commissioner for Internal Markets and the Customs Union.
The Danish Commissioner, who will be answering your questions from Brussels. presides over the only fully functioning department of the European Economic Community: the Customs Union. His special responsibility is the harmonisation of standards for goods and services so that they can pass freely across the frontiers of the member countries.
But as one of the Community's top officials he will also be able to answer your questions on all other aspects of the Market, how it works and what it plans for the future.
Ring him tonight on [number removed]. The lines arc open from 6.0 pm


Unknown: Finn Gundelach

: Hear No Evil, See No Evil

The story of Censorship in Hollywood written by ALEXANDER WALKER Narrator René Cutforth
Just as the metaphorical apple of Eden was followed by gripes of conscience, the discovery of the screen kiss brought on the symptomatic cramps of censorship to come (A Million and One Nights: TERRY RAMSAYE)
The early ' age of innocence in the American motion-picture industry didn' last very long. In 1915 the first censorship boards were set up and in 1930 the Will H. Hays Motion Picture Production Code came into being with a formidable list of ' thou shalt nots.'
Today hardly any of the old restraints hold. But the moralists could still strike back ... With the voices of RAMSAY WILLIAMS , PAUL MAXWELL PHIL BROWN. ALAN GIFFORD ROY STEPHENS. DON FELLOWS Producer
MAURICE LEITCH Hollywoodor bust: page 5


Written By: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Ramsay Williams
Unknown: Paul Maxwell
Unknown: Phil Brown.
Unknown: Alan Gifford
Unknown: Roy Stephens.
Unknown: Maurice Leitch

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Gordon Snell Producer LOUISE PURSLOW


Presenter: Gordon Snell
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime: White Mule

by William Carlos Williams abridged in 14 parts by Virginia Browne-Wilkinson
Read by Peter Marinker
New York at the turn of the century with poor, hopeful immigrants from Europe pouring into the New World. Joe Stecher is from Germany, his wife Gurlie from Norway; but their daughters will be Americans. Joe manages a printing works. Gurlie wants him to fly higher. Gurlie is very ambitious.... Producer John Cardy


Author: William Carlos Williams
Abridged by: Virginia Browne-Wilkinson
Read By: Peter Marinker
Producer: John Cardy

: The Second Millennium

2: Man and his Double Zero Food
According to Dr Pyke, we can produce enough food to feed the world's teeming millions at the turn of the century, but what kind of food will it be?


Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke.

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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