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6.22 Farming Week: presented from the North by KEN FORD
6.40 Prayer for the Day

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to. plus the news from anywhere on earth, 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 - Monday-Thursday: by REV DR ANTHONY PHILLIPS.
Thought for the Day, a book of selections, 40p, from bookshops. English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Introduced By: Malcolm Billings.
Unknown: Dr Anthony Phillips.
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Rene Cutforth

A Sort of Confidence with recordings of the 20s and 30s from the BBC Sound Archives. (Repeated: Tuesday 11.45 am)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

aided by Harriet Crawley , Sheridan Morley. Lance Percl val, Kenneth Robinson. Fritz Spiegl and.... Esther Rantzen
Enjoy a mixture of argument, humour and music as they meet the personalities, preview the popular arts and discuss a theme of the week ahead. Producer HUGH PURCELL Tonight Esther Rantzen says Be My Guest: 7.2 Radio 2. And on Friday she's in Oxfordshire for Any Questions? 8.30 pm R4


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Unknown: Lance Percl
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson.
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: News

: Wildlife

How does an ant-eater, when giving birth, manage to cut the umbilical cordf No other mammal seems so ill equipped, having such a tiny mouth and no teeth.
One of the fascinating problems put to the Wildlife team in another question session. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: Daily Service

nem, p 17; The Lord will come, and not be slow (BBC m 479); Psalm 33, vv 13-21; John 9, vv 25-41 (nsv); Jesu, guide our way (BBC HB 144)
New Every Morning. £ 1.00 (cloth), 50p (paperback), from bookshops

: Morning Story

The Festive Amazon by MARGARET LANE
Read by Joyce Grenfell
Going to tea with my aunt was made tolerable by the presence of Queen Adelaide, her parrot . . . Festive Amazons were not come by every day.


Read By: Joyce Grenfell
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
11.5V Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn MacDonald
A Full Pension on Retirement: will you qualify, and how can you make sure you do? Some advice from LAURIE SAPPER.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER
Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A IAA


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald

: Desert Island Discs

Emlyn Williams , playwright and actor, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: 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
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: News

Top to Toe: a series of weekly exercises with ESTHER FAIRFAX to help you look and feel better.
Growing Mushrooms - in a bucket indoors: FRANCES PERRY.
Understanding Medicine - Epilepsy: an intelligent listener's guide to a social and medical condition, with DR ROBERT ANDREW.


Unknown: Frances Perry.
Unknown: Billy Liar
Unknown: Keith Waterhouse
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Best Little Lad in the World by EUGENIE SUMMER-FIELD

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Night of the Fourteenth by MAX MARQUIS


Unknown: Max Marquis

: Story Time

Harlequin by MORRIS WEST abridged in ten parts Read by DENIS LILL (6)


Unknown: Morris West
Read By: Denis Lill

: PM Reports

Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Clement Freud , Peter Jones Alfred Marks try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Rptd: Wednesday 12 27 pm)
Kenneth Williams 's Preview: p5


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Lloyd
Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Derek Lewii

: Johnny's Jaunt

Johnny Morris on his ' tour de France ' - from Normandy to the Mediterranean and back again to Paris.


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: The Monday Play: Jonas

A new radio play by J.C.W. Brook
An ouija board is something like a gilded cage. The upas forms the bars, the sandalwood - sweet-smelling, gentle, kind — the gilding. A spirit can be happy there, providing it is released in time by the mystic who summoned it forth. That mystic was now slain, and the sandalwood steeped in a murdered sister's blood. The gilded cage had turned into a torture chamber, and there was no escape. The board was cursed.
With Julian Holloway as Max Brown, Anna Cropper as Julie Brown, John Rye as Hugo Stevens, Prunella Scales as Pat Stevens, David March as Mohammet Asif
(Rptd: next Sunday 2.30 pm)


Writer: J.C.W. Brook
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Max Brown: Julian Holloway
Julie Brown: Anna Cropper
Hugo Stevens: John Rye
Pat Stevens: Prunella Scales
Mohammet Asif: David March
Telephonist: Carole Boyd

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books. films, plays... broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Nigel Rees Producer TOM VERNON Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tom Vernon
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

French Leave by E. OE. SOMERVILLE and MARTIN ROSS abridged in 15 parts
Read by KATE BINCHY (6)


Unknown: E. Oe. Somerville
Unknown: Martin Ross
Read By: Kate Binchy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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