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6.22 Farming Week: presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Richardson
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 and Desmond Lynam 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; Today's Papers at
7.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: 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, Mavis Nicholson, Lance Percival, Esther Rantzen, Kenneth Robinson, Fritz Spiegl.
Enjoy a mixture of argument, humour and music as they meet personalities, preview the popular arts and discuss a theme of the week ahead.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson.
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl.
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

Noticing a lot of blue tit activity round our new nest box, we decided to have a look inside. Much to our surprise we found two nests, one with eggs and the other with very young birds.
A housing shortage in the bird world? The Wildlife team comments.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

nem, p 79: High in the heavens, eternal God (BBC HB 9); Canticle 6, part 2; 1 Corinthians 3, vv 1-9 (AV); 0 food of men wayfaring (BBC HB 209)

: Morning Story

The Pitman's Cat by GEORGE HITCHIN
Read by Gordon Faith
Geordie sat on his haunches in the cage, hugging the cat to his chest. There was a jangle of signal bells ... a surge and the cage dropped away into the darkness.... The cat twitched slightly but kept quiet ...


Unknown: George Hitchin
Read By: Gordon Faith
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen
Income Tax Returns: have you at last finished this year's and look forward with dread to an even more complicated one next spring? There may be a ray of hope for you. JEANINE MCMULLEN finds OUt. Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Maurice Yonge , FRS, marine biologist, with ROY PLOMLEY
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Sir Maurice Yonge
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Urban Gorillas: ROGER MAYNARD discovers some ' civilised ' gorillas in Jersey Zoo. For Your Booklist: JUNE KNOX-
MAWER chooses some recent novels.
Hearts: PRU LEITH proves that offal isn't awful. MADGE RYAN reads
Miss Elizabeth Arden by A. A. LEWIS and c. WOODWORTH (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Roger Maynard
Unknown: Miss Elizabeth Arden
Unknown: A. A. Lewis
Editor: Teresa McGonagle
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Bottle Tree by DOROTHY EDWARDS
Listen with Mother Stories,
12.00 from bookshops


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Strictly in Confidence

: Story Time

A Summer Bird-Cage bv MARGARET DRABBLE abridged in five parts and read by Elizabeth Morgan (1)
A Summer Bird-Cage, Margaret Drabble 's first novel published in 1963, centres around Sarah, bright, attractive and newly down from Oxford, and her sister, the beautiful Louise who has just made a brilliant marriage but now finds that things seem to be going badly wrong. Producer GERRY JONES


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Producer: Gerry Jones

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler
Wool Over Their Eyes With NORMA RONALD


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley.
Unknown: John Graham
Written By: Edward Taylor
Written By: John Graham
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Lord Peter Wimsey: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: 1: Armistice Night

by Dorothy L. Sayers, adapted in six parts by Chris Miller
Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter, Peter Jones as Bunter


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
George Fentiman: Martin Jarvis
Mr Murbles: John Gabriel
Dr Penberthy: Christopher Emmett
Culyer: Blain Fairman
Challoner: John Dunbar
Col Marchbanks: Wilfrid Carter

: The Monday Play

Tom Tytham by PETER RUSSELL with Christopher Good
Emily Richard , Diana Bishop and Gerald Flood
At the end of Peter Russell 's earlier play, Master Sunshine, Tom Tytham. son of the local squire, left his village to serve in the 1914-18 war. Now the war is over and Tom returns to his village and his family to find that life has changed, and Sybil, the girl he loved, has changed too.
Other parts:
(Repeated: next Sun 2.30 pm)
(Andrew Sachs is in No Sex Please, We're British' at the Strand Theatre. London)


Unknown: Tom Tytham
Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Christopher Good
Unknown: Emily Richard
Unknown: Diana Bishop
Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Tom Tytham.
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Producer: Betty Davies
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Tom Tytham: Christopher Good
Sybil: Emily Richard
Vanessa: Diana Bishop
Augustus Tytham: Gerald Flood
Lydia Tytham: Madi Hedd
Hawke: William Eedle
Jopie: Andrew Sachs
Stanley Sties: Sion Probert
Daniel Moon: Nigel Lambert
StokeS: Geoffrey Matthews
Gavin Tytham: Andrew Berkzowski

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer SARAH DUNANT Editor ROSEMARY HART
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Sarah Dunant
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Mysterious Commission by MICHAEL INNES abridged in ten parts by MADGE HART
Read by Alan Dudley (1)
When portrait painter Charles Honeybath is spirited away to a remote country house for a fortnight to paint the likeness of a mysterious Mr X, it soon becomes obvious that those who have so expensively hired him have an ulterior motive for doing so. Are not strange things going on in Mr Honeybath's studio during his absence? And what possible value could attach to the portrait of an elderly lunatic? Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Michael Innes
Read By: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Charles Honeybath
Producer: John Cardy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report: Market Trends
Book, How Money Works, 40p, from bookshops

: News

preceded by Weather

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