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: News

6.22 Farnling Today
S.40 Prayer for the Day REV GEORGE AUSTIN

: Today

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 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: Desmond Lynam

: News

: Parents and Children

Gifted Children - a Bright Future
What is a ' gifted child '? And what is it like, as a parent, to find your child prefers The Times to the Beano? How do we treat the gifted child in soeiety-asa freak or a genius? Barbara Myers reports on the problems and pleasures of being a gifted child.


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Mary Redcliffe

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories.
Introduced by PAULINE BUSHNELL Producer READ TOM


Introduced By: Pauline Bushnell
Producer: Read Tom

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; The Father's sole-begotten Son (BBC HB 67); Psalm 147, vv 1-12; Mark 9, vv 1-13 (AV); Shepherd divine, our wants relieve (BBC HB 348)

: Morning Story

Cupid in the Lift by MARTIN ARMSTRONG Read by Jill Balcon
The lift had just left the second floor when a very shocking thing happened. The severe, upright lady suddenly caught the moon-faced gentleman a smart smack on the left cheek....
(Jill Balcon is in 'A Family and a Fortune ' at' the Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Martin Armstrong
Read By: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Jill Balcon

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Heathcliff Data by ANNE LEATON with
Jessie Bane feels deeply that American society has ' buried its soul in the grave.' Romance, which the novel Wuthering Heights evokes so vividly for Jessie, has no place. But Heathcliff is as real to her as her psychiatrist.


Unknown: Anne Leaton
Unknown: Jessie Bane
Producer: Kay Patrick
Jessie: Penelope Lee
Psychiatrist: Don Fellows
Heatheliff: Geoffrey Collins
Nelly: Anne Jameson
The Mother: Mary Griffiths
Howard Flax: Paul Gaymon

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen
Taxi Tour: a look at taxi fares and organisation in the main centres around the country, And Give Up Smoking!


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen

: Brain of Britain 1975

(Details as Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather and programme news VHF texcept London and SE) Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Marjorie Proops of the Daily Mirror
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
In and Out of School: PAT CALLAGHAN joins children delivering meals on wheels at Gates-head.
Peace City: a visitor's view of Hiroshima, 30 years after thphnmh
Resonant Rubbish: JOHN BRUNE makes musical instruments from unwanted containers, Sanditon (13)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Marjorie Proops
Unknown: John Brune

: Listen with Mother

Story: Flying the Fish by KATHLEEN RAMSAY


Unknown: Kathleen Ramsay

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

End of the Over by MAUREEN DONEGAN jim: I'm going to miss her.
MARIAN: You're going to miss her! How do you think it's going to be for me?
JIM: It's going to be hard. MARIAN: Hard! Yes. jim: Alan's a nice boy,
MARIAN: But they're so young.


Unknown: Maureen Donegan
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Marian: Madi Hedd
Jim: Trader Faulkner
Joe: Garard Green
Ruth: Norma Ronald
Alan: Michael Deacon
Ken: Clifford Norgate

: News

: The Roundabout People

A traditional part of the English scene, fun-fairs are the oldest form of outdoor entertainment. But who are these travelling showmen who are here today and gone tomorrow? Are they a unique brand of nomads leading carefree lives on the fringe of conventional society? Or a diminishing group of workers clinging to an outmoded way of life?
Brenda Kidman has been behind the sideshows to hear about the good old days and the complications which now threaten the future of travelling fairs.


Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Producer: Mary Red Cliffe

: Story Time

Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Andersen translated by ERIK HAUGAARD abridged and read by DAVID DAVIS
The Shadow
You don't recognise me. now that I have a body of my own. You never would have believed you would meet your old shadow again. Things have gone well for me since we parted.


Stories Of: Hans Andersen
Translated By: Erik Haugaard
Read By: David Davis

: PM Reports

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


Presenter: William Hardcastle

: News

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

with and PETER WHITMAN 2: Home is the Hero


Unknown: Peter Whitman
Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Producer: John Browell
Bob Ferris: Rodney Bewes
Terry Collier: James Bolam
Thelma Chambers: Brigit Forsyth
Audrey: Sheila Fearn

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: What Ho, Jeeves!: 2: The Great Web

by P.G. Wodehouse
starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster
Adapted by Chris Miller from the book "The Mating Season"

(Kenneth Fortescue is in "No Sex, Please, We're British" at the Strand Theatre, London)


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: Chris Miller
Producer: David Hatch
Jeeves: Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster: Richard Briers
Corky Pirbright: Jo Kendall
Catsmeat Pirbright: Kenneth Fortescue
Gussie Fink-Nottle: David Valla

: Poetry Prom

Charles Causley , holder of the Queen's Medal for Poetry, introduces and reads, with JILL BALCON and GARY WATSON a programme of Ballads and Spells, including:
ANON, Helen of Kirkconnell w. H AUDEN Miss Gee
KEATS La Belle Dame sans Merd THOMAS HARDY The Ruined Maid Producer GEORGE MACBETH
Recorded before an invited audience in ihe BBC Concert Hall in London)
(Jill Balcon is in ' A Family and a Fortune ' at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Kathleen Raine
Producer: George MacBeth
Unknown: Jill Balcon

: Artistic Licence

The sixth of eight programmes in which John Ebdon introduces a potpourri of recordings taken from the BBC Sound Archives, in which famous literary and artistic people talk about themselves, their work. their inspirations - and each other.


Introduces: John Ebdon
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott Producer CHRIS SWANN


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Cabbages and Kings (3)

: News

preceded by Weather

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