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6.22 Farming Week: presented from Scotland by ROY GREGOR
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: Roy Gregor
Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

The world this morning, what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson in London and Charles Wheeler in Oslo
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 Thought for the Day, a book of selections, 40p, from bookshops. English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Charles Wheeler

: David Lloyd James

examines some Scenes in Sharp Focus from the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

aided by Sheridan Morley , Lance Percival , Esther Rant zen. Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl
Enjoy a mixture of argument. humour and music as they meet the personalities, preview the popular arts and discuss a theme of the week ahead. Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rant
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

The books say it's impossible to tame our native wild cat. Barn cats were mentioned in Celtic laws and represented in their art. If they are not descended from the native wild cat, where do they come fromf 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
Questions to Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; 0 God, give ear (BBC HB 466); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; Romans 6, vv 1-14 (Jerusalem Bible); Now thank we all our God (BBC HB 277)

: Morning Story

Pieces of Eight by KAY MCMANUS
Read by Edward Kelsey
Even now I go hot and cold all over ... me, stuck in a police station being questioned, not even being allowed to ask for a cup of tea. It was like something out of Z Cars,


Unknown: Kay McManus
Read By: Edward Kelsey

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm) ‡
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
Debts Galore: as the shortage of money gets worse, how many people are getting slower in paying up? How far can you go before the debt-collector comes round? And for those owed money, how does the debt-collector work? DICK TRACEY finds out. Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Desert Island Discs

John Hillaby , naturalist and author
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: John Hillaby

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0 Introduced by Jjll Burridge
Afterthought Children: JEAN METCALFE talks to three'parents about the pleasures and problems they met when they added to their families after a gap of some years.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Why Don'the English Teach Their Children How to Speak?: HELEN PALMER investigates adult inarticulacy.
The Phantom Garden by SHEILA BISHOP , abridged in ten parts by MADGE HART Read by John Samson (1)
It is the summer of 1773 and Charles Stannard is pursuing a beautiful Vauxhall singer, Cella Greenwood ...
(Music: Glazunov's Raymonda) Deputy editor TERESA MCGONAGLE Editor WYN KNOWI. ES


Introduced By: Jjll Burridge
Talks: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Garden By: Sheila Bishop
Unknown: Madge Hart
Read By: John Samson
Read By: Charles Stannard
Singer: Cella Greenwood
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowi.

: Listen with Mother

Story:David Wilkins and his Great Aunt Waggyby DOROTHY EDWARDS
More stories by Dorothy Edwards in Listen with Mother Stories, £2.00 from bookshops


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Stories By: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

West End Winners
The Chiltern Hundreds

: Story Time

Heavy Weather by P. G. WODEHOUSE


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

: PM Reports

Robert Williams with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams

: News

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher In the chair McDonald Robley Special guest Mike Reid
From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Mike Reid
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: The Monday Play

Elisabeth Welch
Fenella Fielding, Doris Hare Betty Hardy , Maxine Audley in SANDY WILSON'S Valmouth based on the book by RONALD FIRBANK , with Aubrey Woods , Elaine Delmar Patsy Rowlands , Donald Scott Marcia Ashton. Steven Pacey John Rye and Michael Deacon Harehotch House:
At Tooke's Farm:
At the Nook:
At the Strangers' Hotel:
Visitors and inhabitants of Valmouth:
Book, music and lyrics by SANDY WILSON
Music arranged and conducted by RICHARD HOLMES
Technical presentation GORDON BOWEN. Technical assistants
Adapted for radio and produced by GLYN DEARMAN
(Doris Hare and Gordon Whit ing are in ' No Sex Please-We're British ' at the Strand Theatre, London)
The times of Sandy: page 4


Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Maxine Audley
Book By: Ronald Firbank
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Elaine Delmar
Unknown: Patsy Rowlands
Unknown: Donald Scott
Unknown: Marcia Ashton.
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: Sandy Wilson
Conducted By: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Gordon Bowen.
Unknown: Carol McShane
Unknown: Jane Brinsmead
Duced By: Glyn Dearman
Duced By: Doris Hare
Duced By: Gordon Whit
Mrs Hurstpierpoint: Maxine Audley
Mrs Thoroughfare: Betty Hardy
Fr Colley-Mahoney: Gordon Whiting
CaptDickThoroughfare: John Rye
Lieut Jack Whorwood: Michael Deacon
Ffines, the butler: Michael Darbyshire
Nit the footman: Ian Charleson
Fowler, the parlourmaid: Celia Held
Sister Ecclesia: Marcia Ashton
Grannie Tooke: Doris Hare
Thetis Tooke: Patsy Rowlands
David Tooke: Steven Pacey
Mrs Yajnavalkya: Elisabeth Welch
Niri-Esther, her niece: Elaine Delmar
Carry, her maid: Hilary Paterson
Lady Parvula de Panzoust: Fenella Fielding
Sir Victor Vatt: Donald Scott
Lady Saunter: Celia Helda
Cardinal Pirelli: Aubrey Woods
Madame Mimosa: Marcia Owen

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JEREMY ORLEBAR Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Mill on the Floss (6)

: 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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