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6.22 Farming Week: presented from the North by KEN FORD
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


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 Desmend 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: Desmend Lynam.
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: A Gun for Sale

Read by DAVID MARCH (14)


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

I have read that tigers are only forced to become ' man-eaters ' when they are sick or old, but is there any animal which would actually prefer to eat manf So asks a listener to the Wildlife team and considerately adds: ' please don' do any experiments to prove your point! '
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol) Questions to : Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

hem, p 97; Come, ye people, rise and sing (BBC hb 270); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Jude, vv 17-25 (AV); 0 God of truth (BBC HB 359)
New Every Morning, 11.00 (cioth), 50p (paper), from bookshops

: Morning Story

A Seventh Son: written and read by John Richmond
He had no idea what he was going to say.... It came to him like a revelation that he knew nothing whatever about the matter. Why was he here? Then, he began to speak.... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: John Richmond
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
The Computer in Your Life: friend, foe, or just another bit of modern bureaucracy? Today TED HARRISON finds out whether it is the ogre which many people fear.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER
Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA1AA


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Desert Island Discs

Dr Magnus Pyke , scientist, With ROY FLOMLEY
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown: Roy Flomley

: 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 2.0 Presenter Sue MacGregor
The Rain in Spain ...: doesn' often fall in the province of Malaga. Author PETER LUKE and his actress wife JUNE TOBIN talk about life on the Spanish farm they've made their home.
2.0-2.2 News
Iris Says ... : ANNE SUTER doesn' always want to know. Understanding Medicine: DR ROBERT ANDREW talks about the various types of arthritis.
The Man Who Painted Roses written and read by ANTONIA RIDGE


Unknown: Peter Luke
Unknown: Anne Suter
Talks: Dr Robert Andrew
Read By: Antonia Ridge
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Willy Mouse Gets Ready for the Winter by ALISON JEZARD


Unknown: Alison Jezard

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Trevuzza's Land by ROY BOLITHO


Unknown: Roy Bolitho

: Story Time

Conscience of the King by ALFRED DUGGAN : abridged for radio in 10 parts by JOHN SAMSON Read by Gerald Cross
The founder of the Kingdom of Wessex relates, with cynicism and honesty, the adventures and adversities he experienced during his life in post-Roman Britain. Although Wedenborn, he was the third son of a Roman family who finally became.... King of the West Saxons.
1: AD 451-469. Childhood in the Kingdom of the Regni Producer DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Alfred Duggan
Unknown: John Samson
Read By: Gerald Cross
Producer: David Spenser

: 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 Kenneth Williams
Derek Nimmo , Clement Freud Barry Cryer try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Lloyd

: The Archers


Written By: Keith Miles

: 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
5: The Way Out is Over There! Arriving in America at the end of prohibition, he goes to work for a wine merchant but finds he has no talents as a salesman, so tries his luck in Hollywood.


Unknown: David Niven

: The Monday Play

The Sun and the Devil by FRANCES MCNEIL
A reconstruction of the events in Pendle, Lancashire, in 1612 which led to the death by hanging of ten people, accused and convicted of witchcraft.
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (Leeds) (Repeated: next Sunday, 2.30)


Unknown: Frances McNeil
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Alison Device: Stephanie Turner
Old Demdike: Kathleen Helme
Liz Device: Lorraine Peters
Mistress Nutter: Heather Stoney
Joan: Wendy Padbury
Mistress Nowell: Jane Lowe
Nan Redfearne: Pamela Farbrother
Magistrate Nowell: Geoffrey Banks
Nutter,: John Franklyn-Robbins
Cunning Man/Judge: Ronald Herdman
Old' Chattox: Paula Tilbrook
Ormerod/John Law: Paul Webster
Abraham Law: Christian Rodska

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Gordon Snell Producer LOUISE PURSLOW


Presenter: Gordon Snell
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: William Carlos Williams
Read By: Peter Marinker

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: The Strongest Influence in My Life

Some reflections offered by traveller and author Laurens van der Post


Unknown: Laurens van Der
Producer: Susan Snailum

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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