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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day FR JOHN HARRIOTT , SJ


Unknown: Fr John Harriott

: Today

Introduced by John Ttmpson and Barry Norman
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 including a report on the World Heavyweight i title fight between
George Foreman and Muhammad All On BBC1 at 8.0 pm
Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*, and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50.


Introduced By: John Ttmpson
Introduced By: Barry Norman
Unknown: George Foreman

: News

: The Living World

Wracks, Tangles and Kelps
Unfamiliar names, perhaps-but the seaweeds are more than just a slippery nuisance on the beaches ...

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Whose Body?: 4: Shellshock

by Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted in five episodes by Chris Miller
Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter and Peter Jones as Bunter
with Patricia Routledge as the Dowager Duchess and Bernard Archard as Sir Julian Freke
(medium wave only)


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
Dowager Duchess: Patricia Koutledge
Sir Julian Freke: Bernard Archard
Insp Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Cummings: Peter Tuddenham

: 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 13: New every morning is the love (BBC RB 408); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; 2 Peter 1, vv 12-21 (NEB); 0 for a faith (BBC HB 310)

: Morning Story

A Carrot on the Palm by IRIS MACFARLANE Read by Jill Balcon
Today as soon as she was through the door she felt bright, bold and uncaring. She was now a woman chosen, and her own choices dictated, not by necessity, but by the demands of her new job ...


Read By: Jill Balcon

: News

: A Lifetime of Music

John Amis recalls more music and musical personalities from his past. This week:
5: Knowing Composers
In particular, Michael Tippett and Benjamin Britten. He talks about them and their music, and of che times he has spent with them.


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Release by PETER BERRY
' You know, Mr Fordyce , I had definite misgivings about coming to see you tonight. Little do we know......'
Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)


Unknown: Peter Berry
Unknown: Mr Fordyce
Producer: Tony Cliff
Wilkinson: John Linstrum
Fraser: Peter Wheeler
Fordyce: Geoffrey Banks
Insp Barrett: David Jackson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
Elm, Oak. Beech, Cedar - or nothing? Trees are part of our heritage, but do we look after them as we should? DAVID HAWKSWORTH finds out, among other things, how to get a preservation order on a tree worth saving.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nancy Wise
Unknown: David Hawksworth

: Just a Minute

Weather, programme news

: 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 2.0 Presenter Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Professor Half Dahrendorf. this year's Reith Lecturer.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
The Ouzo Special: REGINALD TITFORD takes a Greek bus ride. Schedules for Shift Workers: classes for nurses off duty. JOHN PULLEN reads
The Jacaranda Tree (2) by H. E. BATES


Unknown: Professor Half Dahrendorf.
Unknown: Reginald Titford
Unknown: John Pullen
Unknown: H. E. Bates

: Listen with Mother

Story: Sam's Woolly Hat by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Truth or Dare?
A comedy for radio by WILLIAM INGRAM
Llew and his friends join battle with the forces of Church and State -in other words, the Reverend - and get a bit battered in the process.
ANNA BERENSKA (harmonium) Producer Betty DAVIES


Unknown: William Ingram
Unknown: Anna Berenska
Producer: Betty Davies
lestyn: William Ingram
Llew: Meredith Edwards
ShOn: Talfryn Tbom
Gwil: Basil Jones
Little Billy: Siôn Probert
Blodwyn: Elizabeth Morgan
Dai: Douglas Blackwell
The Reverend: John Rye

: News

: Home to Roost

Written by ANNE JONES starring Deryck Uuyler and Mollie Sugden 5: Dolt Yourself
MR WHEELER : The plumbing needs overhauling for a start. The whole house needs rewiring.... tiles missing ... chimney's getting rickety.
MRS WHEELER : And you're going to do all that? Oh, Father, let's get a man in - a lot of men. with NORMAN ROSSINGTON


Written By: Anne Jones
Unknown: Deryck Uuyler
Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Dolt Yourself
Unknown: Mr Wheeler
Unknown: Mrs Wheeler
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: Linda Polan.
Unknown: Ysanne Churchman
Unknown: John Badueley
Unknown: Patricia Greene

: Story Time

Conscience of the King by ALFRED Dl'GGAN
3: AD 471-473. Battle: my first victory - and defeat


Read By: Gerald Cross

: 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 Barbara Canland Margaret Powell Charmian Innes
In the chair Anona Winn
(Repeated: Friday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Houston Barbara Canland
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Bridges

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tldmarsh


Unknown: John Tldmarsh

: Celebration

Franz Liszt , the 19th-century composer, pianist. musical and moral radical who became a priest, has provoked some of the greatest virtuosity the world has seen.
David Wilde talks about Liszt's life and introduces records of his music played by Horowitz, Lipatti, Rubinstein, Ashkenazy and Brendel.
Anti-tonal Liszt: Friday at 10.50 am Radio 3


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Talks: David Wilde
Producer: Clive Bennett

: Midweek Theatre

The Veil of Manannan by JOHN TARRANT
The movement of aircraft flying over the British Isles is strictly controlled. When an aeroplane goes missing, there Is usually a full-scale alert. So why has no one reported the loss of the Harley Gannet. which is lying on the seabed off Orrisdaile Head?
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: John Tarrant
Producer: Harry Catlin
Joe Kewley: Clifford Norgate
Dick Garrett: Nigel Graham
June Corrin: Rosalind Adams
PaSCel]: Harold Kasket
Claire Lamson: Kate Coleridge
Lewis: Kerry Francis

: 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 eases of the past 60 years.
5: London 1921. An unhappy marriage, an almost innocent love affair, an almost unexpected murder.... a double execution.
May God have mercy Producer ROGER FINE


Presented By: Edgar Lustgarten

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughaa Producer TONY GOULD


Presenter: Paul Vaughaa
Producer: Tony Gould

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

White Mule


Read By: Peter Marinker

: News

preceded by weather

: Closedown

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