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: 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; Todays Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*: and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 (Mon-Thurs): by DAVID PAWSON Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: David Pawson
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: An Aspidistra in Babylon

by H. E. BATES abridged by EVANGELINE BANKS Read by Pauline Letts
If she wanted a good time, Christine knew she would have to start saving. Captain Blaine agreed. ' Plenty of pennies. That's what you must have.' And he pinched her arm. Captain Archie Blaine was a new experience for a girl of 18. First of five instalments Producer JOHN CARDY '


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Abridged By: Evangeline Banks
Read By: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Archie Blaine
Producer: John Cardy

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

aided by Harriet Crawley , Sheridan Morley , Lance Perci val, Esther Rantzen. Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl
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


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Lance Perci
Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

Some mice can safely remove cheese from a trap. A mistake will be fatal - so how do they learn to avoid the dangers!
Just one of the fascinating problems put to the Wildlife team in this questions session. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE


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

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; Christ the Lord is risen! (BBC HB 100); Canticle 8; John 20, vv 1-9 (rsv); Alleluia, Alleluia! (BBC HB 98)

: Eric and Ernie's Hall of Fame

in which Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise introduce some of their favourites from the Hall of Fame series, including: JACK BUCHANAN


Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Will Hat
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Max Miller.
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Suzette Tarri
Unknown: Naunton Wayne
Unknown: Robs Wilton
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen introduces a special Country Edition which features the universal tool bar, self-sufficiency by goat, and the niceties of preserving rural England.
Jeanine McMullen on her farm in Two Pigs in a Poke: Wednesday 9 April, 4.5 pm)


Introduces: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Desert Island Discs

Stanley Dangerfield
(Saturday broadcast)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Stanley Dangerfield

: 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

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Star of Akenfield: PEGGY coi.e talks about the making of the film, and PETER TUDDENHAM reads from the book.
2.0-2.2 News
Wedding Bells: DII.YS MORGAN follows various paths to the altar.
The Playfather: TED HARRISON tries his hand as father to a local playgroup.
Leisure and Pleasure: pursuits, entertainments and places togo. The Gruntham Self Help Formerly Socialist Bakery by PHILIP PURSER abridged by PAT MCIOUGHLIN Read by John Pullen


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Philip Purser
Abridged By: Pat McIoughlin
Read By: John Pullen
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Big Fat Rosie's Washday Adventure by MARY CALVERT


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

West End Winners
Richard of Bordeaux by GORDON DAVIOT


Unknown: Gordon Daviot

: Story Time

by Edgar Wallace
Sandi - The King Maker 1: The Coming of Sandi
The famous story of Empire and Valour on which the film Sanders of the River was based. abridged by NEVILLE TELLER Read bv Michael Harbour Producer JOHN SCOTNEY
More Edgar Wallace tonight: The Monday Play
100 years of crime: page 4


Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: John Scotney
Unknown: Edgar Wallace

: PM Reports

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards. Ted Ray
Arthur Askey. Cardew Robinson In the chair McDonald Hobley Special guest Freddie Davies
From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey.
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Freddie Davies
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Derek Lewis

: All for Hecuba

Micheál Mac Liammoir tells the story of his life in five readings from his autobiographical works. 3: Giants
An invitation to lunch with W. B. Yeats. Not long after a young man arrives from America demanding an audition and Orson Welles is given his first part.
Abridged by STEWART PARKER (Northern Ireland)


Unknown: Mac Liammoir
Unknown: W. B. Yeats.
Unknown: Orson Welles
Abridged By: Stewart Parker

: The Monday Play

Edgar Wallace Centenary (born I April 1875) Peter Egan in The Green Pack
Adapted for stereo and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
This play has never been heard before. When it was produced at Wyndham's Theatre. London, in 1932. on the day before
Edgar Wallace died, it had been very much altered for the stage by the producer, Sir Gerald du Maurier. This broadcast is the play that Edgar Wallace wrote .
The action of the play takes place in West Africa: the year is 1931.
(Rptd: next Sunday 2 30 pm)
(Peter Egan is in ' What Every Woman Knows ' at the Albery Theatre. London)
100 years of crime: page 4


Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Unknown: Peter Egan
Duced By: Raymond Raikes
' Tubby ' Storman: David Timson
Mark Ellio: Paul Gaymon
Larry Deans: Peter Egan
Native servant: Kerry Francis
Mrs Thurston: Wynne Clark
Dr John Thurston: Peter Williams
Louis Creet: Francis de Wolff
Zena Thurston: Kate Coleridge

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Powell
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

An Unimpeachable Source by DAVID WHEELER abridged in 14 parts by NEVILLE TELLER


Unknown: David Wheeler
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: David Ponting

: Strained Relations

John Ebdon considers the occasional problems of family and friends, with the help of verses, comic, curious and worse.


Unknown: John Ebdon

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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