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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD BARRIES

: Today

Introduced by Desmond Lynam 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 7.0 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 Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Radio 4s open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham ([number removed]) and discuss your point of view on the air with Dick Traeey and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dick Traeey

: News

: Checkpoint

medium ware only
The programme that minds the consumer's business and investigates matters that concern you. Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5: How lovely are thy dwellings fair IBBG HB 458); Psalm 96: Romans 5, vv 1-11 (Jerusalem Bible); Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him (BBC HB 16)

: Morning Story

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Disposing of Lord Dynnerslaite by MARGARET CONRAD Read by June Barrie
Odd name for a cat, isn'it?
Alice tells the tale of how he would act up if his meal was late. Actually it did quite suit the massive grey Persian, haughty of manner and so obviously an aristocrat . .. Producer PAMELA BOWS (Bristol)


Unknown: Margaret Conrad
Read By: June Barrie

: News

: The Great Art Forgery

It is a wonderful moment in the life of a lover of art when he finds himself suddenly confronted with a hitherto unknown painting by a great master, untouched, on the original canvas, just as it left the painter's studio.
Han van Meegeren is probably the greatest art forger who ever lived. His fake Vermeers fooled everybody including not only the experts but Herman Goering.
Peter Hunt tells his story. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Han van Meegeren
Unknown: Herman Goering.
Unknown: Peter Hunt
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Just the Job

The Lollipop Lady - MRS NELL SHANNON of Birmingham


Unknown: Mrs Nell

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter (;eorge Luce
Agoraphobia Overcome: a former sufferer tells her story to JOHN HALL.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER
Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London-VIA 1AA


Unknown: John Hall.

: Twenty Questions

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced bv Gordon Clough


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

(Thursday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Life with 'Ratz': PHYLLIS SCRIVEN is the wife of the poet R.C. SCRIVEN who is both blind and deaf.
2.0-2.2 News
Building a Business: SUSAN PLACE helped start a publishing firm.
And not an (alcoholic) drop to drink: JUDI GOODWIN visits a teetotal night-club,

Mrs Beer's House by PATRICIA BEER abridged by VIRGINIA BROWNE Read by PENELOPE LEE (Final instalment)


Presenter: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Phyllis Scriven
Unknown: R. C. Scriven
Unknown: Susan Place
Unknown: Judi Goodwin
Unknown: Patricia Beer
Abridged By: Virginia Browne
Read By: Penelope Lee

: Listen with Mother

Story: "Albert and the Influenza" by Betty Culcheth
Presenters Gladys Whitred and Tony Aitken
Written and produced by Jenyth Worsley


Presenter: Gladys Whitred
Presenter: Tony Aitken
Writer/Producer: Jenyth Worsley
Author (Albert and the Influenza): Betty Culcheth

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Tea at Gunters by PAMELA HAINES adapted for radio by CHERRY COOKSON with Angela Down and Isabel Dean
In the late 1940s, the annual trip from Leeds to London to take tea at Gunters is Winifred's only link with her past.
She clings to it, dreams what might have been but for the First World War, and tries to live her dreams through her daughter Lucy,


Unknown: Angela Down
Producer: Kay Patrick
Lucy: Angela Down
Winifred: Isabel Dean
Gervase: Haydn Jones
Peter: John Hollis
Nell: Anne Jameson
Juliet: Marilyn Taylerson
Richard: Basil Moss
Quentin: Terry Scully
Bob: Roger Gartland
Mrs Ingleson: Janet Henfrey

: News

: Any Answers?

Continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questionst

: Story Time

Heavy Weather by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Read by Richard CARRINGTON (5)


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Read By: Richard Carrington

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Gnrdon Clough
Editor: Anbrew Boyle

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)


Written By: William Smethurst

: News Desk

Ray Goudridge presenting world news and views Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Ray Goudridge
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf on the Liberal Party

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and Television during the past seven days. Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Greenwood
Paul Foot
Sally Oppenbeim , MP Graham Dewson
Chairman David Jacobs from Lancashire
(Rptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.38 pm) to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: Lord Greenwood
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Sally Oppenbeim
Unknown: Graham Dewson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer SARAH DUNANT


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Sarah Dunant

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting
Friday Special: tonight's edition takes a deeper look at one of the big issues of the moment Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

The Mill on the Floss by GEORGE ELIOT


Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Bussiness Report; Market Trends

: Week Ending....

David Jason, Bill Wallis, Nigel Rees and Bill McGuffie at the plane take a late night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.
Script by Colin Bostock Smith, David Renwick and others


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script: Colin Bostock Smith
Script: David Renwick
Producer: John Lloyd

: News

preceded by Weather
12.1 am Inshore forecast

: * Closedown

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