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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day

: Today

Introduced by Barry Norman and Malcolm Billings
Including at 6.50 and 7.59 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 by CANON RICHARD BUCK.
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Barry Norman
Unknown: Canon Richard Buck.

: News

: The Living World

(Sundays broadcast)

: Parents and Children

medium ware only Back to Nature
How much do children who live in towns know about life in the country? And how relevant is it to the urban existence most children have? Are the schemes to take town children into the country of any value?
Jeter Estall has been talking to Treople concerned about the urban child.


Unknown: Jeter Estall
Producer: Mary Redcliffe

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters. Introduced by PETER DONALDSON. Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Peter Donaldson.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Christian, seek not yet repose (BBC HB 340); Canticle 4; Psalm 51, vv 1-13 (av); Forty days and forty nights (BBC HB 341)

: Morning Story

The Ape by v. s. PRITCHETT Read by Frank Duncan
It was the greatest fruit robbery, and from our point of view the most successful ever known in our part of the jungle ..


Read By: Frank Duncan

: News

: Voices of the Countryside

Ray Goodwin is one of those lucky people whose work and whose pleasures both lie in the countryside. His job is herd manager on a Cotswold farm; his hobby is observing animals and recording those sounds.
He shows DILYS BREESE how he makes his recordings and plays some of Ms favourites,


Unknown: Ray Goodwin
Unknown: Dilys Breese

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

1 Remember ... 1 Remember by ROGER FRITH with Anna Cropper
Gabriel Woolf and Ian Sharrock Jonathan and I had got up early in our new home.... the sun was just rising.... It was going to be another beautiful day.


Unknown: Roger Frith
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Ian Sharrock
Producer: Hallam Tennyson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce
' We're having the house extended ' - and maybe there are problems. PAT BENNETT has been looking at ways of avoiding them and coping if they do arise.


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Pat Bennett

: Just a Minute

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: 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 pm Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Max Wall
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Through the Maze: a guide to some social security claims and benefits. 1: Out of Work.
Bring Your Own Soapbox!: a series of off-beat viewpoints. 2: MAEVE BINCHY on books that promise too much.
MICHAEL KITCHEN reads Billy Liar (8)
(Max Wall is in 'Aspects of Max Wall ' at the Garrick)


Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Billy Liar
Unknown: Max Wall

: Listen with Mother

Story: Benjamin's Night Out by JILL ROWE


Unknown: Jill Rowe

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Gone for Soldiers by JOHN HOWLETT
Terry's father had fought in both World Wars, and died in the second. Terry has grown up without real fear, without real understanding of it, or himself. That's why he seeks danger, and in the end he learns.


Unknown: John Howlett
Producer: Gerry Jones
Terry: John Rowe
Grandad: John Hollis
NiCk: Jim McManus
Mary: Jo Manning Wilson
Jeannie: Norma Ronald
Lydia: Karen Archer
Steve: Stephen Thorne
Mrs Law: Eva Haddon
Roy: Michael Shannon
Officer: Sean Arnold
Sergeant: Kerry Francis
Corporal: Michael Shannon
Soldier: Anthony Smee

: News

: Those Dancing Years

In the first of four programmes Alan Dell recalls some of the great American dance orchestras of the 40s and 50s.

: Story Time

Harlequin by MORRIS WEST Read by DENIS LILL (3)


Read By: Denis Lill

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.51 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send discussed this week by Renee Houston
Elizabeth Chater
Margaret Powell , Nancy Wise In the chair Anona Winn
Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER. Producer JOHN BRIDGES (Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Elizabeth Chater
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter.

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

Chinstrap. Bloodnok and Co
A reminder of entertaining Radio and Television characters who have become household names - from ITMA onwards. In short, from Colonel Chinstrap to Major Bloodnok and up to the present with the I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again team.
Written and presented by Barry Took
It's those men again: pages 4-5


Presented By: Barry Took

: Midweek Theatre

Pretty Polly Barlow by NOEL COWARD
The second of three Coward short stories adapted for radio by JOHN GRAHAM
'If it it wasn'for my loving kindness, you'd still be selling stockings in that God-awful store in Kensington High Street. A trip round the world. A chance of a lifetime, my girl, and don'you forget it.'
Producer IAN comrRELL
(Repeated: Thursday 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Polly Barlow
Unknown: John Graham
Mrs Eva Innes-Hook: Kathleen Helme
Polly Barlow: Emily Richard
Amazahudin: Siôn Probert
Dr Renshaw: Alan Dudley
Lorelei Chang: Elizabeth Morgan
Uncle Bob: Vernon Joyner
Purser: Alan Rowe
Rick Barlow: Peter Whitman
Sailor: Hector Ross

: Read Any Good Books?

P. J. Kavanagh invites Philip Hope-Wallace John Julius Norwich and Hilary Spurting to test their literary wits. Reader TIMOTHY KIGHTLEY
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Hilary Spurting
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Nigel Bees Producer SARA DUNANT
9.59 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

French Leave
Read by KATE BINCHY (3)


Read By: Kate Binchy

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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