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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam
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. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: 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 (021)-[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 9; Let us, with a glad-some mind (BBC HB 461); Psalm 8; John 9, vv 1-12 (RSV); The spacious firmament on high (BBC HB 21)

: Morning Story

The Weather is So Changeable by NORA WINDRIDGE
Read by Douglas Leach
She dreams the sunshine. In her dreams the sky is blue, air warm, cedar and spice and sandalwood ...
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Read By: Douglas Leach
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Poetry Prom

Sir John Betjeman the Poet Laureate introduces and reads with Jill Balcon and Gary Watson love poetry including:
Robert Browning The Laboratory Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee
Thomas Hardy The Ruined Maid W. B. Yeats John Kinsella 's Lament for Miss Mary Moore
Philip Larkin An Arundel Tomb Recorded before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London Producer GEORGE MACBETH


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Annabel Lee
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: W. B. Yeats John Kinsella
Unknown: Miss Mary Moore
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: George MacBeth

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce
Hearts and Flowers: ANDY PRICE takes a quizzical look at Valentine's Day.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Write to You and Yours, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presenter: George Luce

: Petticoat Line

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 Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Andrew Boylc

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0 Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Love Scots Style: for Valentine's Day.
2.0-2.2 News
Dear Green Place: Glasgow's 800 years.
My Kind of Life: by an agoraphobic.
AID Babies: a legal viewpoint.
Centre for Scots: in the heart of London.
MICHAEL KITCHEN reads Billy Liar (10)


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Billy Liar

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Smith and his Birthday Pudding by KATHY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Kathy Buchanan

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Good Old Uncle Jack by BARRIE KEEPFE
' In Australia you'd get a turkey the size of a kangaroo and still have change out of £3.'
Uncle Jack, just back from four years in Australia, is a big success story - according to himself. But things are not quite what they seem, as some of the family gradually find out.
Producer piers PLOWRIGHT


Unknown: Barrie Keepfe
Jack: John Hollis
Alan: Keith Washington
Shirley: Emily Richard
Jane: Lynette McMorrough
Grandma: Katherine Parr
Grandpa: Basil Lord
Vi: Hazel Coppen
Nobby: Alan Thompson
Rose: Olwen Griffiths
Barman: Sean Arnold
Deckchair man: Jack Carr
Policeman: Derek Birch

: News

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Story Time

Harlequin by MORRIS WEST Read by DENIS LILL (5)


Read By: Denis Lill

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Encore the Goons

Archive Goonery selected at random
The Childe Harolde Rewarde Harry Secombe , Peter Sellers Spike Milligan
Producer JOHN BROWELL (1958)


Unknown: Harolde Rewarde
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Browell

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)


Written By: Keith Miles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Adamson: Richard Carrington
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Maggie Price: Rachel Newman

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television Producer DAVID CORNET
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Russell Braddon Sylvia Synu
Magnus Magnusson Dr Mark Hughes , MP
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Northumberland
IRptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)


Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Sylvia Synu
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Dr Mark Hughes
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting
Friday Special: tonight's edition takes a deeper look at one of the big issues of the moment. Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

French Leave by SOMERVILLE and Ross Read by KATE BINCHY (5)


Read By: Kate Binchy

: 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: Alastair Beaton
Producer: John Lloyd

: News

preceded by Weather
12.1 am Inshore forecast

: Closedown

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