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6.22 Farming Today
C.40 Prayer for the Day FR JOHN STAPLETON


Unknown: Fr John Stapleton

: Today

Introduced by Barry Norman and Alan Watson
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: Barry Norman
Introduced By: Alan Watson

: News

: Frank Muir goes into ... Nostalgia

and investigates the humour of the subject with the help of Alfred Marks and the voices of TONY HANCOCK , SID JAMES , DICK BENTLEY , JIMMY EDWARDS , JUNE WHITFIELD, ALAN BENNETT , ROY DOTRICE and others


Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: John Lloyd

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse signiBcant developments throughout the country.
Introduced by PAULINE BUSHNELL Producer TOM READ


Introduced By: Pauline Bushnell
Producer: Tom Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Might and glory, power and wisdom (BBC HB 265); Psalm 11; 1 Peter 4, vv 12-19 (NEB); At thy feet. 0 Christ, we lay (BBC HB 402)

: Morning Story

Links in a Chain by JOAN O'CONNOR
Read by John Westbrook
The will was changed and Zoe in Moscow learned that she had come into an American fortune and Frank Hast ings in New York that he had not.


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Read By: John Westbrook
Read By: Frank Hast
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Nuts by j. C. W. BROOK CLARE
: I can't have you watching me. It's very undignified, changing into a chimpanzee and then changing back again. Like being caught with your hair in curlers.


Unknown: J. C. W. Brook Clare
Producer: David Spenser
Clare: Emily Richard
Simon: Nigel Anthony
Harry: Dinsdale Landen
Porter: Michael Shannon

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
The Fire Alarm's on the Landing: hotels and boarding houses should now have a certificate under the Fire Precautions Act. Will your holiday hotel be one of those that hasn't yet complied with the regulations? And why are fire chiefs being forced to prosecute? CHRIS POWELL investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Unknown: Chris Powell

: Brain of Britain 1975

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 4: West of England
MISS MARY GRENSIDE, secretary of Sidmouth Cricket Club
IAN MILROY , lecturer in urban economics
DR IAN CAMPION-SMITH , chemist ALEC DAKIN , 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 (same title), containing questions and answers, from previous series, 35p, from bookshops
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ian Milroy
Unknown: Dr Ian Campion-Smith
Unknown: Alec Dakin
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 by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Claire Bloom
2.0-2.2 News
Womoney: MAVIS MOULLIN describes the fifth of the financial ages of women.
Reading your letters.
A New Charter: since last September women who have been divorced can belong to the Mothers' Union. SUSIE HILLMAN reports. Mrs Beer's House
Read by PENELOPE LEE (3)


Unknown: Mavis Moullin
Unknown: Susie Hillman
Read By: Penelope Lee

: Listen with Mother



Unknown: Barbara Williams

: News

: Broome Stages

The novel by CLEMENCE DANE about the theatre and theatre people freely adapted for radio in nine parts by VAL GIELGUD
4: Further Stages with Rachel Gurney , John Pullen Margaret Wolfit , John Rowe and Michael Harbour


Novel By: Clemence Dane
Unknown: Rachel Gurney
Unknown: John Pullen
Unknown: Margaret Wolfit
Unknown: John Rowe

: News

: Fire Mountains

Presented by Dr Basil Booth
Several of the world's major cities could disappear in a few minutes after sudden and catastrophic volcanic eruptions. In the past, activity at Pompeii and Krakatoa was not anticipated, but geologists today are beginning to predict volcanic outbursts. This may save the lives of millions of people.
Vulcanologists taking part:


Presented By: Dr Basil Booth
Unknown: Dr Peter Baker
Unknown: Dr John Guest
Unknown: Dr Tom Huntingdon
Unknown: Dr Geoff Wadge
Unknown: Dr George Walker
Producer: Michael Bright

: Story Time

Hard Times (6)

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
S.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Celebration

The Waltz
Antony Hopkins describes the humble origins of the waltz and how one of its main attractions was that it enabled a young man to get near the girl of his fancy without being under the beady eye of a chaperone.
He plays some of his favourite waltzes by Johann Strauss. Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Sir Arthur Sullivan , and gives his own rendering on the piano of some melodies by Schubert and Brahms.


Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Unknown: Johann Strauss.
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: Midweek Theatre

A Nice Easy Job by T. D. WEBSTER with A mews flat in St John's Wood, full of jade and old silver.... a nice easy job for Mick and Sammy to pull. But easy jobs can turn sour and if things go wrong can Sammy keep his mouth shut?
(Repeated: Thursday 3.5 pm)


Unknown: T. D. Webster
Producer: John Cardy
Sammy: Martin Jarvis
Adele: Emily Richard
MiCk: Alan Dudley
Insp Sinclair: Rector Ross
Joan: Olwen Griffiths
Smith: Anthony Smee
Harris: Clifford Norgate
Marianne: Liane Aukin
Jones: Francis de Wolff

: Paul Robeson Entertains

Some songs and a poem or two With LAWRENCE BROWN at the piano.
The first of two programmes
Producer BILL WORSLEY (1859)


Unknown: Lawrence Brown
Producer: Bill Worsley

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer SARAH DUNANT


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Sarah Dunant

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News -The Budget

Rt Hon
Sir Geoffrey Howe , MP for the Opposition
10.20* Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

TheTruth about' Pygmalion '(0)

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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