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6.22 Farming Week: presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Butler
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

: The Wit and Wisdom

of ... Harold Macmillan
Some amusing, entertaining and perhaps more serious moments taken from his many broadcasts kept in the BBC Sound Archives,


Unknown: Harold MacMillan

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided by Harriet Crawley , Sheridan Morley , Lance Perci val, Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Splegl 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: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Lance Perci
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Splegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

A golden moth landed on a pipe that was painted gold. Was this accidental - or do moths have an instinct to settle on things which match their colouring?
Just one of the fascinating questions discussed by the Wildlife team.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON Series producer


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison
Unknown: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM. p 79: Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271); Canticle 6, part 2; Genesis 21, vv 1-19 (av); Praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 280)

: Morning Story

A Nice Young Man by HADRIAN ROGERS
Read by Freda Dowle
When she opened the door. he was already there on the step as if he knew she would come. ' I'm sorry to disturb you, madam but have you got a match? '
How shy. And how delightfully old-fashioned calling her madam ...


Read By: Freda Dowle

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday, 1.15 pm)

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen How the Money Goes
JOAN YORKE talks to two housewives who spend over 112 a week on food. one of whom can'manage on less than £20. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor ELIZABETH SMITH
Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Talks: Joan Yorke
Editor: Elizabeth Smith

: Desert Island Discs

Robin Ray , broadcaster and quiz expert
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robin Ray

: 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 Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Country Scene: with PHIL DRABBLE. 1: Witness to Murder. Who's Minding the Baby? ANN HEYNO looks into an NSPCC pamphlet on parents' responsibilities.


Unknown: Phil Drabble.
Unknown: Ann Heyno
Unknown: Ann Morrish
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Zerzy Gleen by MARY SOUTHWICK
Book: Listen with Mother Stor ies, 12.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Zerzy Gleen
Unknown: Mother Stor

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Finding Maubee

: Story Time

A Tale of Two Cities by CHARLES DICKENS
Read by ROBERT POWELL 6r The Sea Rises


Read By: Robert Powell

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLB
5.50 Financial Report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Andree Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that.
(Rptd: Wednesday. 12.27 pm)
(Derek Nimmo is in 'Why Not Stay for Breakfast?' at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Chairman: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Andree Melly
Devised by: Ian Messiter
Producer: Simon Brett
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Moon's a Balloon

David Niven reads the final episode from his bestseller autobiography
8: An Exit of Sorts
Labelled as ' the star who came home to join the RAF ' - he joins the Rifle Brigade and meets Churchill at a dinner party.


Unknown: David Niven

: The Monday Play

A Charge on the State by LESTER POWELL with Sion Probert , Dinsdale Landen and Penelope Lee
' Look, if you were a junkie, an alcoholic, someone who'd been In jail for bashing an OAP over the head for three quid, you'd have no problems. But you re decent. You're self-effacing, unaggressive. You're honest and truthful. You're wildly out of place in a society like this. You re an anachronism.'


Unknown: Lester Powell
Unknown: Sion Probert
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Producer: Harry Catlin
Sandra: Karen Archer
Mr Bole: Vernon Joyner
Vic Elm ,: ,slðn Probert
Doctor: Stephen Thorne
Mrs Shaw BETTY: Huntley Wright
Dawn Colburn: Penelope Lee
Macart: Dinsdale Landen
Cdr Sheldrake: Timothy Bateson
Evie: Norm Ronald
Actor: Clifford Norgate

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays. broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Peter France Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime: In the Money

by William Carlos Williams abridged and edited in 12 parts by Virginia Browne-Wilkinson
Read by Peter Marinker
In this, the sequel to "White Mule", Gurlie Stecher and her small daughters, Lottie and Flossie, have returned to New York after their summer in the Vermont countryside. Joe Stecher, father and bread-winner, has meanwhile resigned his job and struck out on his own. If his gamble comes off the Stechers will be 'in the money.'
Producer John Cardy


Author: William Carlos Williams
Abridged and edited by: Virginia Browne-Wilkinson
Reader: Peter Marinker
Producer: John Cardy

: News

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: Closedown

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