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6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Introduced by Desmond Lynam and Malcolm Billings
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news.
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

from 9.45
Radio 4's open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues. Ring Birmingham [number removed] and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners.
Producer JENNY DE YONG The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott

: News

: Checkpoint

The programme that minds the consumer's business and investigates matters that concern you. Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; Loving Shepherd of thy sheep (BBC HB 146); Psalm 121; John 7, v 53, to 8, v 11 (Rsv); Father all-seeing (BBC HB 385)

: Morning Story

from Northern Ireland The Dead Cert by JAMES MCCALLEN
Read by Bill Hunter
' We're all gonna make a packet at the race meetin',' promised Murphy, wavin' his piece of paper in the air. Producer PAUL MULDOON


Unknown: James McCallen
Read By: Bill Hunter
Producer: Paul Muldoon

: News

: The Brave

Richard Bebb in The Mystery of X-Craft 5
In September 1943 three midget submarines known as X-Craft 5, 6 and 7 made their way up a Norwegian fjord to attack the German battleship 7'irpitz. The commanders of X6 and X7 were awarded VCs at the end of the war. But what happened to X-Craft 5? Her commander, Lieutenant H. Henty-Creer , received only a mention in dispatches.
In 1974 divers recovered wreckage in the fjord which suggests that X5 also took a vital part in this gallant action.
Written and produced by ALAN BURGESS


Unknown: Richard Bebb
Unknown: Lieutenant H. Henty-Creer
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: Improvisations

The voice and music of David Davis , who improvises at the piano on themes of his own choosing.
6: Over the hills and far away Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: David Davis
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
It's very real to me, Doctor
NANCY wise and some doctors get down to the truth behind psychosomatic illnesses.

: Petticoat Line

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Gordon Glough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Theatre in Education: parents question the teachers on what's happening in our schools.
2.0-2.2 News
Shift Work: PAT BENNETT finds out who does it and how it affects their family life.
All Girl Show Band: DENNIS MCCARTHY talks to IVY BENSON , leader of the only All Girl Show Band in the country. MICHAEL KITCHEN reads Billy Liar (5)


Unknown: Pat Bennett
Talks: Dennis McCarthy
Leader: Ivy Benson
Unknown: Billy Liar

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Three Wise Cats by MAY RANDELL


Unknown: May Randell
Presenters: Jean Rogers
Presenters: Rod Beacham
Written By: Michael Richmond
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A play for radio by TRACEY LLOYD .' I must say I really envy you. I've always had a hankering for a place like this - where I could grow things - be self-sufficient. I like the idea of being my own boss - getting out of the rat race - you know. Of course, it's a pipe dream-one has to live.'with Dinsdale Land en as Ralph Mueller
Jill Balcon as Ginny Mueller David Ericsson as Tim Leighton Jones
JaneKnowles as Meg Leighton Jones
Alan Dudley as Jo Begley Producer IAN COTTERELL


Unknown: Tracey Lloyd
Unknown: Ralph Mueller
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Ginny Mueller
Unknown: David Ericsson
Unknown: Tim Leighton Jones
Unknown: Meg Leighton Jones
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Jo Begley
Producer: Ian Cotterell

: News

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

The Adventures of Sir Iwein by HARTMANN VON AUE
Reader DAVID RYALL (5)


Reader: Hartmann von Aue
Reader: David Ryall

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: Encore the Goons

Archive Goonery selected at random
King Solomon's Mines
Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers Spike Milligan
With Max Geldray
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Wally Stott and his Orchestra
(1957) ‡


Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script: Spike Milligan
Script: Larry Stephens
Producer: Roy Speer

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Adam Raphael


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television Producer DAVID CORNET


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe, mp Ann Mallalieu Norman St John-Stevas. mp Chairman David Jacobs
from Cambridgeshire


Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Ann Mallalieu
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer TONY GOULD
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Tony Gould

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Twice Brightly: written and read by HARRY SECOMBE (15)


Read By: Harry Secombe

: Week Ending....

DAVID JASON. BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Script By: David Renwick
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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