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6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Barry Norman
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 S


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Barry Norman

: An Aspidistra in Babylon

by H. E. BATES
Read by PAULINE LETTS (3)-


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Pauline Letts

: News

: Parents and Children

Starting to be a Person
The first five years of a child's life are said to be the most formative, yet parents often feel that they are ignorant about aspects of the physical and psychological development of their children.
Do all children have feeding Problems! Should we talk baby talkr ' And what's to be done with a jealous toddlert
Dr Penelope Leach , child psychologist; and Valerie Packer , a health visitor, talk about the problems and pleasures of bringing up the under-fives. Producer MARY REDCLIFFE


Unknown: Dr Penelope Leach
Unknown: Valerie Packer
Producer: Mary Redcliffe

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country. Introduced by PETER DONALDSON
Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Peter Donaldson
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; That Easter-ride with joy was bright (BBC HB 111); Psalm 98; John 20, vv 19-29 (Rsv); This joyful Eastertide (BBC HB 115)

: Morning Story

Read by Sandra Clark
I pretend I've not seen him ... I light a cigarette and stare at my feet. examining yesterday's mud on my boots. Why don'I go to him, sit down, say ' Hello '?


Unknown: Josephine Clarke
Read By: Sandra Clark
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Rome wasn't Burned in a Day

Leo Rosten. creator of Hyman Kaplan and collector of epigrams, howlers, boo-boos. malapropisms. Jewish sayings and quotations and anything else in the English language that delights him, gives some examples from his collections in conversation with BENNY GREEN.
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Leo Rosten.
Unknown: Hyman Kaplan
Producer: Helen Fry

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Shylock's Beginning by H. P. RUBINSTEIN
How did Shakespeare come to write The Merchant of Venicel Was he perhaps inspired by meeting a young Jewish girl in London?
(Martin Friend is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: H. P. Rubinstein
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Sir Thomas Egerton: Malcolm Hayes
William Shakespeare: William Sleigh
Fortunati Massa: Martin Friend
Abigail: Rosalind Ayres
Nathaniel Menda: Alan Dudley

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
Retirement and Other Pensions: some of your questions answered by LAURIE SAPPER
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Laurie Sapper

: Brain of Britain 1975

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 2: Home Counties
PATRICK THORNHILL , retired publisher
MISS JENNIFER SKUDDER , licensee ci.ive scott, building society officer
miss DOROTHY DAY , retired teacher including ' Beat the Brains ' In which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who. With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions.
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Book (some title), 35p, from bookshops
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Patrick Thornhill
Unknown: Miss Jennifer Skudder
Unknown: Miss Dorothy Day
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Christopher Serle

: 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

Introduced bv Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Keith Brading. Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Womoney: MAVIS MOULLIN on the third of the financial ages of women.
The Last Male Stronghold: MARY CRAIG explores the world of the London Men's Clubs. PATRICIA MORT reads Delia by DIANA MORGAN (2)


Unknown: Mavis Moullin
Unknown: Mary Craig

: Listen with Mother

Story: Black Beetle's Sports Day by JOYCE Williams


Unknown: Joyce Williams

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Small Success bv JANE WILSON with Sandra Clark and Tony Robinson
' A few coppers I wouldn'mind - but five pound! I said I'd give him five minutes to give it back. and he fetched it out from under the mattress.... Well. I mean. we can'have that sort of thing in the house ... Do you smoke? '
Producer STEWART CONN (Leeds)


Unknown: Jane Wilson
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Stewart Conn
Rodney: Tony Robinson
Women/Landlady: Paula Tilbrook
Defence Counsel/Paul: David Batton
Policemen/Warden: Howard Benbrook
Magistrate: Derer Rose
Marlene: Juliet Cooke
Mark: John Linstrum
Salvation Army Attendant: Graham Roberts
Mabel: Elizabeth McKenzie

: News

: A Way of Love

Joy is the natural climate of monastic life (Lady Abbess, St Cecilia's Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight)
This programme was recorded, by special permission, within the enclosure of a community of Benedictine nuns. It follows the course of a typical day in their life.
A contemplative order, their first duty is to offer prayer and praise. Much of the day is spent in the Abbey Church where the full monastic Divine Office and daily Mass are sung in Latin plainchant. The remainder of their time is devoted to practical work and to study. It is a hidden life, but for the nuns it offers a way of peace and ' an inexpressible sweetness of love' (St Benedict).
Recorded and narrated by Angela Pain
Producer Madeau Stewart


Unknown: Angela Pain
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Story Time

Sandi - The King Maker Read by MICHAEL HARBOUR 3: Marked for Death


Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Read By: Michael Harbour

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

Your questions discussed by Renee Houston , Isokel Barnett Charmian Innes
SheUa Van Damm
In the chair Anona Wlan
Producer JOHN bridges
(Repeated: Friday 12 27 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Isokel Barnett
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Sheua van Damm
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Bridges

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)


Written By: Keith Miles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

Benno Moiseiwitsch
DENIS MATTHEWS recalls the career and the art of the great concert pianist and noted bon viveur.
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (Manchester)


Unknown: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Unknown: Denis Matthews
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Midweek Theatre

The Watchers by JANET ALLEN with Ann Beach and Christopher Neame
An idyllic spot - a quiet cottage in the country. Just the place for a holiday away from the tensions and strains of city life. But the watchers are there. Everywhere....
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Repeated: Thursday 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Janet Allen
Unknown: Ann Beach
Unknown: Christopher Neame
Producer: Christopher Venning
Martin: Christopher Neame
Lisa: Ann Beacb
Mrs Craig: Kathleen Michael
Philip: Alan Dudley

: Read Any Good Books?

P. J. Kavanagh invites Arthur Marshall, Norman St John-Stevas, MP, and Auberon Waugh to test their literary wits Reader TIMOTHY KIGHTLEY
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Arthur Marshall.
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Reader: Timothy Kightley
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

An Unimpeachable Source (10)

: America, Where Are You Now?

2: Philadelphia - Urbane Elegonce. Urban Decay
The second of three talks by Wilfred De 'Ath
(Tomorrow: Vermont)


Unknown: Wilfred De

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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