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6.22 Farming Week: presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: John Jackson

: 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 S.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: Alan Watson
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: 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

and prepare to be highly amused, mildly shocked, but always stimulated, as he, Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Rob inson, Fritz Splegl. Lance Percival , Sheridan Morley and their guests entertain you for the next unpredictable hour. Producer HUGH PURCELL.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Rob
Unknown: Fritz Splegl.
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Hugh Purcell.

: * Roy Hay

talks about gardens open this summer in aid of the Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society and the Royal Gardeners' Orphan Fund.
Booklet, Gardens to Visit, 15p from bookshops

: News

: Wildlife

Why do motes build mole-hills - and when a mole makes one, are the hindquarters uppermost or the head and fore-pawst
Just one of the fascinating problems put to the Wildlife team in this questions session. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)
Questions to Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; Hark, the glad sound, the Saviour comes (BBC HB 490); Psalm 42; Romans 2. v 25 to 3. v 9 (Jerusalem Bible); Lord, who in thy perfect wisdom (BBC HB 231)

: Morning Story

Clerical Caput by W. MONTAGU EVERITT
Read by Carleton Hobbs
Rev Slabworthy was a very ordinary, everyday sort of individual ... He had not acquired his somewhat unusual faculty by design ...


Unknown: W. Montagu Everitt
Read By: Carleton Hobbs
Read By: Rev Slabworthy
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce
The Worry and Fear of Redundancy (hi): NANCY WISE finds out what other financial help you can be entitled to in addition to unemployment benefit, redundancy payments and help with your mortgage. Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: George Luce

: Desert Island Discs

Patricia Hayes. actress
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Patricia Hayes.

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Fun for a Fiver (ii): DAVID COOMBS on starting a collection. Reading your letters.
Why Don't the English Teach Their Children How to Speak?: HELEN PALMER investigates verbal deprivation.
PENELOPE LEE reads Mrs Beer 's House by PATRICIA BEER (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Coombs
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Mrs Beer
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Chick, Chicklet and Chick-a-ling by ivy EASTWICK

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Terrible Connexion by MICHAEL ROBSON


Unknown: Michael Robson

: Story Time: Heavy Weather: 1

by P.G. Wodehouse abridged in ten parts and read by Richard Carrington
Monty Bodkin is hired as secretary by the ninth Earl of Emsworth of Blandings Castle. The clouds thicken over Shropshire as the plot thickens, but the comedy is as sparkling as ever.
Wodehouse Playhouse begins at 9.25 pm on Wednesday, BBC1


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Reader: Richard Carrington
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Does the Team Think?

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


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey.
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Erian Rix
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)


Written By: William Smethurst

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: The Monday Play: Caesar and Cleopatra

by Bernard Shaw
with Alan Badel as Caesar and Sarah Badel as Cleopatra

Bernard Shaw's famous 'history' takes a typically Shavian view of these two famous characters

with David March as the God Ra, Beatrix Lehmann as Ftatateeta, Peter Woodthorpe as Pothinus, Hector Ross as Rufio, Nigel Lambert as Britannus, Sandor Eles as Apollodorus


Author: Bernard Shaw
Music composed and conducted by: Terence Allbright
Musician (Harp): Skaila Kanga
Musician (Trombone): Alan Tomlinson
Musician (Trumpet): Michael Laird
Musician (Trumpet): Peter Reeve
Musician (Percussion): John Royston Mitchell
Technical Assistance: Peter Novis
Technical Assistance: Janet Mitchell
Technical Assistance: Enyd Clowes
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Caesar: Alan Badel
Cleopatra: Sarah Badel
The God Ra: David March
Ftatateeta: Beatrix Lehmann
Pothinus: Peter Woodthorpe
Rufio: Hector Ross
Britannus: Nigel Lambert
Apollodorus: Sandor Eles
Theodotus: Alan Dudley
Ptolemy: Judy Bennett
Achillas: Paul Gaymon
Lucius Septimus: Alan Rowe
Centurion: Anthony Smee
lras: Emily Richard
Charmian: Eva Haddon
Majordomo: Peter Whitman

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer DAVID PERRY Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: David Perry
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime: The Mill on the Floss: 1

by George Eliot abridged and read in 20 instalments by Gabriel Woolf

Early in the 19th century Mr Tulliver owned Dorlcote Mill and here, amid the roar of water and rural industry, Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom grew up-two very different people with very different temperaments, destined to be separated in life but united at its end.


Author: George Eliot
Abridged by/Reader: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: John Cardy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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