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: News

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 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: John Timpson
Introduced By: Barry Norman

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Radio 4's open tine gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham (021)-[number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with Tom Coyne and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Tom Coyne

: News

: Checkpoint

The programme that investigates your complaints and problems. Presented by Roger Cook Producer LESLIE ROBINSON


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46: Lord, it belongs not to my care (BBC HB 355): Psalm 85; Acts 16, vv 6-15 (nsv); The Church of God a kingdom is (BBC HB 183)

: Morning Story: The Lieabout

by Margery Allingham
Read by Cecile Chevreau
"I still have the brooch but I can hardly wear it. I don't think it is valuable, but I have never dared take it into a jeweller's to find out. It is a very awkward position..."


Author: Margery Allingham
Reader: Cecile Chevreau
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Through the Badger Gate

by E. JANE RATCLIFFE abridged by EILEEN CAPEL Reader Joan Matheson 3: My Badger Explores
I started to take her exploring outside on the rough track. Wanting her to be as free as possible, 1 had no intention of tethering her by a cord. so time and patience were needed. I only had my voice with which to control her ...


Unknown: E. Jane Ratcliffe
Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Reader: Joan Matheson
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper
One, two, buckle my shoe: barring accidents, children's feet have many years of hard walking ahead of them, and JOHN IUMAN has been discovering how beat to shoe your child.


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Presenter: John Iuman

: 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

Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Simply Delicious: the Lancashire Cookery Club team of EVELYN ROSE and MARGARET TRAVIS suggesit ways of cutting down kitchen time for the summer.
2.0-2.2 News
Half a Century of Box-making: SALLY MARSHALL remembers her working life.
An Old Mill by the Stream: NICHOLAS JONES has left the theatre to become a miller. The Last Unicorn by PETER S. BEAGLE abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by PETER COPLEY (Final instalment)


Unknown: Margaret Travis
Unknown: Sally Marshall
Unknown: Nicholas Jones
Unknown: Peter S. Beagle
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Peter Copley

: Listen with Mother

Story: Billy and John - Two Cooks by DAPHNE BENHAM Presenters AURIOL SMITH and MICHAEL RICHMOND


Presenters: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Mary Haydon
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

McGrotty and Ludmilla or The Harbinger Report A political melodrama by ALISDAIR GRAY with and SHOTS: You have no friends. Don' make any. You are used to being uninteresting. Stay uninteresting and I'll make it worth your while.
MCGROTTY: Sir Shots, you're being very nice to me and I don' know what to say.... Could I phone my Mammy and tell her the good news?
SHOTS: Not even your .. hm ... Mammy. Never trust a woman. McGrotty.


Unknown: Alisdair Gray
Producer: Shaun MacLoughun
Mungo McGrotty: John Morrison
Ludmilla: Kate Coleridge
Sir Arthur Shot*: Gerald Cross
the Minister: Peter Woodthorpe
Harbinger: Malcolm Hayes
Charlie Gold: John Rye
Miss Panther: Anne Jameson
Mrs Curry: Margaret Robertson
Aubrey Rose: Nigel Lambert
Mrs Soames: Beau Daniels

: News

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Our Hearts were Young and Gay by EMILY KIMBROUGH and CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER Read by DIANA OLSSON 5: Goodbye Europe!


Unknown: Emily Kimbrough
Unknown: Cornelia Otis Skinner
Read By: Diana Olsson

: PM Reports

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


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Dick Tracey


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Steve Race
Bishop of Liverpool Lynda Chalker , up Peter Jenkins
Chairman David Jacobs from Nottinghamshire Producer MICHAEL BOWEN
(Rptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LK


Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter P. J. Kavanagh Producer CHRIS SWANN


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting
Friday Special: a deeper look at a topic of the moment


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Lilile Boy Lost by MARGHANITA LASKI abridged for radio in ten parts by JOY OSBORNE
Read by Richard PASCO
Producer MICHAEL BARTLETT (Final instalment)
(Richard Pasco is an associate member of the RSC)


Read By: Richard Pasco
Producer: Michael Bartlett
Unknown: Richard Pasco

: 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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