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: 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. English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: An Aspidistra in Babylon



Read By: Pauline Letts

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Spring Cleaning
Isn't spring cleaning a thing of the past? What special jobs should I be doing at this time of year? How can I spruce up my carpet? Can you get dirty marks off wallpaper? What's the best way of cleaning blankets? My window cleaning always ends up streaky - advice please. Are all the special cleaning products on the market really necessary? What should I do to my winter clothes before I put them away? How can I remove ballpoint ink from my daughter's school blazer?
Put your questions on all aspects of spring cleaning your home and clothes to Ruth Gibbons, a home economist
In the chair Judith Chalmers
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed] from 8.0 am


Unknown: Ruth Gibbons
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; Away with gloom, away with doubt (BBC HB 99); Psalm 40; John 20, vv 11-18 (RSV); Come. ye faithful, raise the strain (BBC HB 102)

: Morning Story

The Genie of the Bucket by ANNE LYONS
Read by Jim McManus
What's going on? ' said Fred. ' That bucket's bang under the leak. Why isn'the water going inside? ' ... he gave the bucket an exasperated kick. Immediately there was a sound like a thunder-clap, a puff of red smoke, and a genie stood in front of him.


Read By: Jim McManus

: News

: Down Your Way

: Founder of a City

A 90th birthday tribute to
Sir Frederic Osborn , one of the pioneers of garden cities.
SIR FREDERIC talks to MARGARET HOWARD about' his lifelong dream: every family to have a house and garden of their own surrounded by a green belt.


Unknown: Sir Frederic Osborn
Talks: Sir Frederic
Unknown: Margaret Howard

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
Born Here, but Different: a special edition in which ANDY PRICE examines the alienation felt by black youngsters in Britain today.


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Dad's Army: A Brush with the Law

based on the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurler and Clive Dunn
When a light is left switched on in the Church Hall, the Chief Warden achieves his burning ambition - to haul Captain Mainwaring into court.
featuring John Laurie, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender
With Bill Pertwee, Larry Martyn, Geoffrey Lumsden, Edward Sinclair, Michael Segal, Michael Knowles, Norman Ettlinger and John Snagge
(Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Adapted for radio by: Michael Knowles
Adapted for radio by: Harold Snoad
Producer: John Dyas
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Fraser: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Larry Martyn
Captain Square: Geoffrey Lumsden
Verger: Edward Sinclair
[Actor]: Michael Segal
[Actor]: Michael Knowles
[Actor]: Norman Ettl1nger
Announcer: John Snagge

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Sunday Sweet Sunday: BRENDA KIDMAN spends the day with coal miner JIM SMEDLEY, his wife STELLA and their children.
2.0-2.2 News
Consumer Commentary: NORMAN TOZER with a round-up of news at home and abroad.
Reaching Our Verdict: MORA DICKSON 'S experience of jury service.
Islands in the Sun: ' The climate is beautiful - the pace is slow and everyone is extraordinarily happy.' JENNIFER DOWN describes her job as Women's Interests Officer in the Solomon Islands.
Delia by DIANA MORGAN abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE read by Patricia Mort
(First of nine instalments)
It was an afternoon in late August in the year 1906 when Captain Owen Rhys learned that the new headmistress of the William Llewellyn School was a trim young woman of 29. (Music: Glazunov's Raymonda)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Unknown: Jim Smedley
Unknown: Stella Smedley
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Unknown: Mora Dickson
Unknown: Jennifer Down
Written By: Diana Morgan
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Patricia Mort

: Listen with Mother

Story: Auntie Bel's Button Box by JILL ROWE


Unknown: Jill Rowe

: News

: Broome Stages

The novel by CLEMENCE DANE about the theatre and theatre people freely adapted for radio in nine parts by VAL GIELGUD 2: Gilly and Donna


Novel By: Clemence Dane
Unknown: Val Gielgud

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Brisllngton, Bristol
Members of the Brislington Amateur Gardeners' Association put their questions to FRED LOADS , BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster MICHAEL BARRATT


Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Michael Barratt
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

by EDGAR WALLACE born 1 April 1875
Sandi - The King Maker Read by MICHAEL BARBOUR 2: House of the Chosen


Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Read By: Michael Barbour

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: My Music!

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J - MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Mulr challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair Steve Race , who also compiled the questions
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Mulr
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Race

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Fastest, Tallest,
Slowest, Smallest....
With an eye on the younger listeners during the school holidays, ring Alan Watson to put your questions on records, how they are set. how they are verified and what feats of skill or endurance qualify, to Ross and Norris McWnirter , joint editors of The Guinness Book of Records.
[number removed](16 lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm until the end of the programme


Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: Norris McWnirter

: In Our Time

In a series of 13 programmes James Cameron reflects two decades which are both history and living memory.
11: First Trick to Adolf Hitler The unopposed German re-occupation of the Rhineland was first trick to Adolf Hitler , and one down to the ghost of Versailles.
In 1936 Hitler was not yet a force to be reckoned with. Or was he?
JAMES CAMERON finds some of the answers from Anthony Eden , Duff Cooper and Thomas Cadett , and from people who had other worries like Edward VIII and his marriage, getting television on the air, getting Surrealism to Britain or simply getting to see Shirley Temple at the pictures.


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Adolf Hitler
Unknown: Adolf Hitler
Unknown: Anthony Eden
Unknown: Duff Cooper
Unknown: Thomas Cadett
Unknown: Edward Viii
Unknown: Helen Fry

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer SARAH DUNANT


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Sarah Dunant

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

An Unimpeachable Source by DAVID WHEELER


Unknown: David Wheeler
Read By: David Ponting

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4s International Business Report: Market Trends
Book, How Money Works, 40p from bookshops

: America, Where Are You Now?

1: New York - The Dreaming Suburb
The first of three talks in which Wilfred De'Ath describes a recent visit to America, his reasons for going and the people and places he encountered there.
(Tomorrow: Philadelphia)

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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