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6.22 Farmfng 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 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Barry Norman

: News

: Parents and Children

Latch-Key Children
What happens to the child whose mother has to leave for work at seven in the morning? And is first back in the household at the end of the day? Is there evidence that these children become vandals or hooligans? How should the community be helping both the mother who works and her children?
Jill Burridge investigates Producer MARY REDCLIFFE


Unknown: Jill Burridge
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 62; My Father, for another night (BBC HB 407); Psalm 25, vv 1-10; 1 Peter 1, v 17 to 2, v 3 (NEB); Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise (BBC BB 282)

: Morning Story

Presence of Mersky by KARI-ANNA CHRISTOPHERSON Read by Brian Hewlett
So in three hours you'll have got to know each other quite well. How rude of me to interrupt you.... Now you just pretend I'm not here.


Unknown: Kari-Anna Christopherson
Read By: Brian Hewlett
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Perfect Working Order A play for radio by CHRISTOPHER BIDMEAD
When you buy something in a shop you expect it to be in perfect working order-at least in a perfect society. But we don't live in a perfect world, as Adam very soon finds out.


Unknown: Christopher Bidmead
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Adam: Christopher Bidmead
Mary: Carole Boyd
Manager: Alan Dudley
Simon: Nigel Lambert

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen
Sleuth: DAVID LLOYD investigate* the work of a private eye, what you can get him to do, and how the police view what he does.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: David Lloyd

: Brain of Britain 1975

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 3: South of England
DR DAVID BAINES, medical practitioner
MRS BARBARA HALPERN , retired executive
R. j. REES , retired headmaster BRIAN NASH , animal technician 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)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mrs Barbara Halpern
Unknown: R. J. Rees
Unknown: Brian Nash
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Frankie Vaughan , OBE
2.0-2.2 News
Womoney: MAVIS MOULLIN looks at the fourth of the financial ages of women.
Reading your letters.
Through the Maze - a guide to some Social Security claims and benefits. 3: On the breadline. PATRICIA MORT reads
Delia by DIANA MORGAN (7)


Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Mavis Moullin

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Little Car Crosses the Sea by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Reflections Before the Plunge by STANLEY STEEL
' Not thinking of changing your mind then, eh? I remember a bloke last year... asked to tek 'im to the station instead of the church ... very embarrassing it was havin' to go there with an empty cab , . , '
Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)


Producer: Tony Cliff
Mrs Machin: Ann Aris
Pete Machin: Sam Kelly
Sam: David Mahlowe
Barbara: Gwen Taylor
Edith: Rosalie Williams
Susan: Sharon Gower
Monica: Elizabeth McKenzie
Taximan ,: Graham Roberts
Charlie: Boward Benbhook

: News

: Two Pigs in a Poke

Jeanine McMullen owns a 13-acre farm in central Wales. Derek Jones talks to her about her growing professionalism in a very tough and mucky trade. Jeanine introduces the inhabitants, including Dolores the goat, Polly, Puff and Mary the heifers, Dolly the mare and, of course, Blossom and Magnolia, two Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs.


Subject: Jeanine McMullen
Interviewer: Derek Jones

: Story Time

Adapted in eight parts and produced by IAN COTTERELL Told by Martin Jarvis and Denise Bryer (1)
The scene of Dickens's novel Is Coketown in Lancashire in the 1840s. The book is a pageant of life in the early days of the Industrial Revolution that changed and marred the face of England.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Ian Cotterell
Told By: Martin Jarvis
Told By: Denise Bryer

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
\ HF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

In the chair Terry Wogan On the panel Anona Winn
Brian Johnston , William Rushton and Bettine le Beau
Voice GRETTA GOURIET . Producer
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Gretta Gouriet
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

George Formby Jr
'Turned Out Nice Again
George Formby was a ukulele, a cheeky ditty, and a tombstone-toothed grin. And he was a great deal more - the first and greatest forces' entertainer of the Second World War. the star of 189 records and 22 films, the Lancashire lad loved by the whole world.
This mainly musical tribute is compiled and presented by Frank Dixon. Producer
HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)
Their little ukuleles in their hands....: pp 16/17 (not South)


Unknown: George Formby Jr
Unknown: George Formby
Presented By: Frank Dixon.
Unknown: Herbert Smith

: Midweek Theatre

One to the Power of Two byGRAHAM BLACtETT with Maurice Denham and Roger Snowdon
'Twin brothers, identical yet different. It was always there when we were growing up - the difference, and the resentment. I played at climbing trees while you made up stories for little girls ... The only thing which saved you from being the butt of the school bullies was that they were never sure which one of us you were! '
(Repeated: Thursday 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Graham Blactett
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Producer: Betty Davies
Edward Metcalfe: Maurice Denham
James Metcalfe: Roger Snowdon
Mary Metcalfe: Madi Hedd
Mr Ashe: Denis McCarthy
Mr ROSS: Nigel Lambert
Miss Parkinson: Carole Boyd

: Whatever Happened to BBC English?

Announcers have gone to pot , .. BBC standards are slipping ... 1 distinctly heard a split infinitive on the air this morning ...
David Lloyd James investigates some persistent complaints and misconceptions of the broadcast English of today and yesterday.


Unknown: David Lloyd James

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producerjoy HATWOOD


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Truth about ' Pygmalion' Written and read in eight parts by Richard Huggett (1)
The story of the first production of Pygmalion at His Majesty's Theatre. London, when Mrs Patrick Campbell played Eliza Doolittle , Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree played Professor Higgins and Bernard Shaw tried to get them both to play the parts as he'd written them!


Unknown: Richard Huggett
Unknown: Mrs Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Eliza Doolittle
Unknown: Sir Herbert Beerbohm
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Christopher Venning

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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