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C.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day TONY ASHTON


Unknown: Tony Ashton

: Today

Introduced by Barry Norman and Malcolm Billings including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news At 7.9 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: Malcolm Billings

: News

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1: Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HE 185); Psalm 99; 2 Timothy 3, v 14 to 4. v 5 (AV): Thy hand. 0 God, has guided (BBC HB 187)

: Morning Story

A High Standard by BARBARA BENSON
Read by Elisabeth Sladen
The local amateur drama group - a highly ambitious lot - stage Othello. And for one of the company, the performance of a beautiful young actress playing Desdemorva has a certain poignancy.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER (Birmingham)


Unknown: Barbara Benson
Read By: Elisabeth Sladen

: News

medium wove only

: If you think You've got Problems ... !

(Sunday broadcast)

: Johnny Morris

recalls six of the unusual occupations at which he has tried his hand.
3: Putting the Words into Blackpool Rock

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luee
Fun in the Sun'.: after all the pressure and problems of the past few years, have the travel firms improved their fine print conditions for the holiday-maker? Our Consumer Team investigates.
In Shopping Basket MARGARET KORVING looks at the cost of everyday items and reports on best buys.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: George Luee
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: My Music!

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: 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

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
European Crosstalk: between MARY KENNY and ANDREW MAN-
Answer and Comment.
The Voice is Familiar, but....: ANNE MACNAMARA looks at the film and dubbing industry. Mrs Beer 's House
Read by PENELOPE LEE (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mary Kenny
Unknown: Mrs Beer
Read By: Penelope Lee

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Naughty Little Sister and Crusts by DOROTHY EDWARDS More stories by Dorothy Edwards in Listen with Mother Stories, £2.00 jrom bookshops


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Stories By: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre


: Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town Producer MICHELL RAPER
4.0-4.5 News


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Heavy Weather
Read by Richard CARRINGTON (4)


Read By: Richard Carrington

: PM Reports

William Hardeastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardeastle

: News

: Dad's Army

(Tuesday broadcast)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
(Gareth Armstrong is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Written By: William Smethurst
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Annie Cullen
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newoombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Aldridge: Charles Collingwood

: News Desk

Ray Goudridge


Unknown: Ray Goudridge

: Any Answers?

Introduced by DAVID JACOSS Producer ROY HAYWARD )
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacoss
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Scandalous Death of Benito Mussolini

A documentary melodrama written and presented by John Tusa with ' You. Duce. have suppressed our liberties, and robbed us of our rights. Your dictatorship has willed this war. Your dictatorship has lost it. The Chief we loved has disappeared and in his place there is today a gold-laced puppet.'


Presented By: John Tusa
Producer: John Theocharis
Mussolini: Peter Woodthorpe
Donna Rachele: Mary Wimbush
Clara Petaeci: Emily Richard
Edda Ciano: Kate Coleridge
The Fiihrer: David Ryall
The King: Malcolm Hayes
Yon Ribbentrop: Peter Williams
Count Ciano: John Rye
Andisio: Clifford Norgate
Count Grandi: Alan Rowe
Scorza: Michael Deacon
Bottai: Paul Gaymon

: Analysis: Manana, Manana

The radical political changes in Portugal and the illness last year of General Franco have focused attention on the political future of Spain. How stable is its regime and its economy? What should be its place in Europe?
Gerald Priestland has been to Madrid and Barcelona finding out the answers to these and other central questions about Spain in the last quarter of the 20th century.


Reporter: Gerald Priestland
Producer: Greville Havenhand

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jackv Gillott Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Jackv Gillott
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Mill on the Floss by GEORGE ELIOT


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf

: 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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