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6.22 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY GADSDEN
6.40 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Gerry Gadsden

: Today

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


Introduced By: Alan Watson
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: David Nixon
Editor: Alastair Osborn

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.45 am)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

aided by Harriet Crawley , Sheridan Morley , Lance Perci val. Esther Rantzen. Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl
And join the fifth birthday party for this ever-changing but always lively start to the week ahead.


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

: * British Red Cross Society

MAJOR PAT REID, MBE, MC (Of ' Colditz '), on Red Cross work in Britain.

: News

: Wildlife

How long will the robin live that comes to my bird-table?
Can I set up a reserve for wild flowers in my garden?
In today's listeners' edition of the programme. subjects you've asked to hear about, and wildlife recordings you've requested including the magical sound of mute swans in flight. Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM. p 50: Awake, my soul, and with the sun IBBC HB 4031; Psalm 86; 1 Peter 1. vv 8-16 (NEB): God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 3S1)
New Every Morning, £1.00 (cloth), 50p (paperback), from bookshops

: Morning Story

Just Turn the Key by JANET MCNEILL
Read by Freda Dowie
She must be doing something. Had she been struck dumb with indignation? Was she making plans for her escape? She wouldn't like being in there ... No one had yet been able in any way to get the better of Miss Plum.


Unknown: Janet McNeill
Read By: Freda Dowie
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
The Worry and Fear of Redundancy (i): NANCY wise explains your financial rights and the help available should it happen to you.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER
Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Desert Island Discs

Lionel Blair , dancer and choreographer. chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY who devised the programme.
12.55 medium ivave tmly
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Lionel Blair
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams


Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Country Scene, with PHIL DRAEBLE - 6:' Seven for a Secret.'
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON Gow reporting. PATRICIA MORT reads
Delia by DIANA MORGAN (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Don Gow
Unknown: Patricia Mort
Unknown: Diana Morgan
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Goinp Fishing by DOROTHY EDWARDS
Listen with Mother Stories,
12.00 from bookshops


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Edgar Wallace Centenary (born 1 April 1875) The Calendar dramatised by BARRY CAMPBELL with Philip Bond , Sylvia Svms Peter Jeffrey , John Hollis
' There are only two calendars old boy - the "Newgate Calendar" and the " Racing Calendar" - the losers of the past and the losers of the future. The " Calendar or the " Racing Calendar '2 is a sober sheet, which few but racing men ever see.'


Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Dramatised By: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Philip Bond
Unknown: Sylvia Svms
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: John Hollis

: Story Time

Sandi - The King Maker
6: The Grey Bird that Moaned Read by MICHAEL HARBOUR


Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Read By: Michael Harbour

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards, Ted Ray, Arthur Askey, Cyril Fletcher
In the chair McDonald Hobley
Special guest Barry Took
From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Unknown: Rav Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cvril Fletcher
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tid marsh presenting world news and views Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: John Tid
Editor: Derek Lewis

: All for Hecuba

Micheal Mac Liammoir tells the story of his life in five readings from his autobiographical works.
4: An American Adventure
At the invitation of Orson Welles, the Hilton-Mac Liammóir partnership set off for the United States and find themselves producing a ' Pageant of the Celt.'
Abridged by STEWART PARKER (Northern Ireland)


Abridged By: Stewart Parker

: A Century of Modern Theatre

Anna Cropper and David Buck in The Mask and the Face byLUIGI CHIARELLI translated by NOEL DE VIC BEAMISH
Written in 1913 and first performed three years later, this passionate comedy of marital infidelity strips away the follies and pretensions of masculine ' honour ' with a sensitivity and wit which ring as true today as they did 70 years ago.
Mandolin player STEVE GAUNA Pianist MARY NASH
Music composed and conducted by DOUGLAS COOMBES
Adapted for radio and produced by DICKON REED
(Rptd: next Sunday 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Luigi Chiarelli
Translated By: Noel de Vic Beamish
Singer: Alan Jones
Pianist: Steve Gauna
Pianist: Mary Nash
Conducted By: Douglas Coombes
Produced By: Dickon Reed
Elisa Zanotti: Margaret Robertson
Marta Setta: Bonnie Hurren
Cirillo Zanotti: Gerald Cross
Giorgio Alameri: Siôn Probert
Wanda Serini: Jan Edwards
Marco Milotti: Gabriel Woolf
Piero Pucci: Michaeldeacon
Count Paolo Grazia: David Buck
Savina Grazia: Anna Cropper
Luciano Spina: John Rye
And rea: Trader Faulkner
Teresa: Paulineletts

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Anne Winder
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: John Tusa
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

An Unimpeachable Source by DAVID WHEELER
Read by DAVID PONTING (13)


Unknown: David Wheeler
Read By: David Ponting

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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