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6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Barry Norman
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: Barry Norman

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

An opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham (021)-[number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott

: News

: Checkpoint

Checkpoint for Consumers. An investigative programme presented by Roger Cook


Unknown: Roger Cook
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; Jesus, stand among us (BBC HB 262); Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 14, vv 1-12 (AV); 0 what their joy (BBC HB 252)

: Morning Story

The Sudden Downfall of the Ingleridge Timekeeper by DAVID YOUNG
Read by Geoffrey Banks
It was said of Mr Bickersteth ... that you could set your watch by him, as indeed many an Ingleridge resident did. Thus, while Mr Bickersteth bore with his lowly position as junior assistant, he nursed a ceptadn pride in his growing reputation ...


Read By: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Mr Bickersteth
Unknown: Mr Bickersteth
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: With Great Pleasure

(Saturday's broadcast)

: Through the Badger Gate

by E. JANE RATCLIFFE , adapted in five parts by ElLEEN CAPEL Reader Joan Matheson 1: A Badger of My Own
' One morning a man rang my house telling me that at an RSPCA centre in the Midlands, some young badger cubs had been handed in by a kindly farmer who had found them abandoned in his pasture ... I must say that in anticipation of just such an event, I had constructed an artificial badger sett in my garden ... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
(NextFri: My Badger Settles In)


Unknown: E. Jane Ratcliffe
Reader: Joan Matheson
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
Stimulating Activity: JOANNE HILL talks to some parents of mongol children, and the founder of the Downs Babies Association, aimed at helping and supporting those parents. And BILL BRECKON discovers why we all shrink as we get older.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: 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 by Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from Cardiff
Introduced by Telerl Bevan
Welsh Guest: Allan Jones , star of Hollywood musicals Firefly and Showboat on tour in Wales.


Introduced By: Telerl Bevan
Unknown: Allan Jones

: News

Improving the Quality of Life: a report on a scheme in Deeside, North Wales.
Trilingualism: GODFREY HARRISON talks about research into our ability to learn languages.
Reporter at Large: women journalists from abroad at the end of a three-month course in Cardiff.
PETER COPLEY reads The Last Unicorn by PETER S. BEAGLE (4)


Talks: Godfrey Harrison
Unknown: Peter S. Beagle

: Listen with Mother

Story: Siam and Ginger Nut by MARY ORCHARD


Presenters: Maureen Morris
Presenters: John Bull.
Written By: Michael Richmond
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Mackerel Sky and Apple Green by BRIAN LEE with LIAM: Fr Collins is a vegetable-arian and he says you mustn'kill any animals - and the cook does. And he doesn'worship the sun, but he must if he's religious because God made the sun. And you should take your clothes off if you're a proper vegetable-arian.
BISHOP: Keep still in your seat. You'll have me liqueur over.
LIAM: But you're a Bishop. And you're eating animals!


Unknown: Brian Lee
Unknown: Fr Collins
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Kevin Leroy: T P McKenna
Fr Collins: Jim Norton
Sara Leroy: Kate Binchy
Liam Leroy: Judy Bennett
Miss Dougan: Heather Gibson
Cook: Martin Friend
Bishop: Ronald Herdman
Waiter: Jim Norton

: News

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Arthur Askey reads his autobiography Before Your Very Eyes 5: Band Waggon

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Brain of Britain 1975

Second Round
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 15: West of England and Midlands


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: The Archers


Written By: Keith Miles

: News Desk

Dick Tracey presenting world news and views


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television. Producer SUE COATES
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Peter Kirk , mp
Lord Kearton Katharine Whitehorn Bryan Gould , MP
Chairman David Jacobs from an RAF station in Wiltshire Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Rptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)
Listeners' views jor use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Peter Kirk
Unknown: Lord Kearton Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Variations on American themes to celebrate 4 July
Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting
Friday Special: a deeper look at a topic of the moment


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Mysterious Commission by MICHAEL INNES abridged by MADGE HART Read by ALAN DUDLEY Producer JOHN CARDY (Final instalment)
(Starting on Monday: Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski , read by Richard Pasco )


Unknown: Michael Innes
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Alan Dudley
Producer: John Cardy
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Read By: Richard Pasco

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: Week Ending....

DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.


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

: News

preceded by Weather

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