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S.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

Introduced by John Timpsoa and Barrv 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; Todays Papers at 7.35* and 8.35* and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpsoa

: The High Window

bv RAYMOND CHANDLER abridged in 15 parts and read by Peter Marinker (1)
Mrs Murdock had lost a rare coin. She knew who had stolen it and she hired Philip Marlowe to get it back. As quietly as possible. because Mrs Murdock had a lot to hide ...
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Read By: Peter Marinker
Read By: Mrs Murdock
Unknown: Philip Mar
Unknown: Mrs Mur
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Start the Week with Michael Parkinson

For the next three weeks Michael Parkinson invites you to Start the Week with his guests and the usual team of David Jessel,. Sheridan Morley, Mavis Nicholson, Lance Percival, Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl.


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Panellist: David Jessel
Panellist: Sheridan Morley
Panellist: Mavis Nicholson
Panellist: Lance Percival
Panellist: Kenneth Robinson
Panellist: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

Our eyes have circular pupils cats' eyes have vertical slits and goats' horizontal ones. Why the variatiunt
The team offers an insight Into this and other fascinating wildlife problems. ,
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE


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

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; Sing to the Lord a joyful song (BBC HB 19); Psalm 148; Mark 1, vv 14-28 (NEB); Sing to the Lord of harvest (BBC HB 442)

: Morning Story

Queen Elizabeth Slept Here by CHERITH BALDRY
Read by Cyril Shaps
For all its wretched itate, Walter was fascinated by the bed. He saw beyond the ragged brocade and the leakiQg horse-hair to the beauty that had once been there.... Walter was a visionary, although his wife, neighbours and colleagues were not aware of it, , .


Unknown: Cherith Baldry
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: News

: Down Your Way

Trowbridge, Wiltshire

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
The World of Work: MARGARET KORVING presents the first of a new series which tells you about jobs available, new training schemes, grants and opportunities for all ages, nationwide. Today's guest: Kenneth Cooper. Chief Executive of the Employment Services Agency of the Department of Employment.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER
Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Kenneth Cooper.

: Desert Island Discs

Jimmy Jewel, comedian
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather

: 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,
1.0-2.2 News
Consumer Round-Up: NORMAN TOZER with consumer news at home and abroad.
* There is Work for Everybody life in Iran today described by HER IMPERIAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS ASHKAF PALEVI.
Pondering on Ponds: DAVID HAWKSWORTH plots the progress of the Village Pond Preservers, BARBARA MITCHELL reads Sarah Whitman by DIANE PEARSON (5) Editor WYN KNOWLE !


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Unknown: Ashkaf Palevi.
Unknown: David Hawksworth
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: Sarah Whitman
Unknown: Diane Pearson
Editor: Wyn Knowle

: Listen with Mother

Story: Kitchen Paul and the Lost Collar by ANNE BELL


Unknown: Anne Bell

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Wild Flowers and Grains of Sand (Saturdau's broadcast)

: Story Time: James the Second's Queen: 1

by Bryan Bevan abridged in five parts by Donald Bancroft
Read by Prunella Scales
The story of the marriage of a 15-year-old Italian princess, to the 40-year-old brother of an English King.


Author: Bryan Bevan
Abridged by: Donald Bancroft
Reader: Prunella Scales
Producer: Christopher Venning

: PM Reports

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


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: Fair Deal

A panel game for four hands Leader of the pack and Chairman is David Nixon who deals to
June Whitfield Patrick Moore
William Rushton
Devised and shuffled by IAN MESSITER
Produced and cut by RICHARD WILLCOX


Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Whitfield Patrick Moore
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Unknown: Richard Willcox

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Frank Muir Goes into ... Popular Music.

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject. and the voices of JOYCE GRENFELL , MICHAEL FLANDERS ROY HUDD , PETER SELLERS and the BONZO DOG BAND Producers


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: John Davis

: The Monday Play: The Insect Play

A Century of Modern Theatre
The Insect Play by Karel and Josef Capek, translated from the Czech by Paul Selver and adapted for the English stage by Nigel Playfair and Clifford Bax.
Aadapted for radio by Ian Cotterell with music by David Cain.

"So, Naturalists observe, a flea
Has smaller fleas that on him prey;
And these have smaller still to bite 'em,
And so proceed ad infinitum."

Realised in the BBC Radio-phonic Workshop by Dick Mills


Writer: Josef Capek
Writer: Karel Kapek
Translator: Paul Selver
Adaptor: Nigel Playfair
Adaptor: Clifford Bax
Adaptor: Ian Cotterell
Composer: David Cain
Musician: Christopher Hogwood
Musician: John Royston Mitchell
Composer: Dick Mills
Technical Presentation: Peter Novis
Technical Presentation Assistant: Anthea Davies
Technical Presentation Assistant: Allyson Reed
Producer: Ian Cotterell
The Tramp: Anthony Jackson
Lepidopterist: Malcolm Hayes
Butterfly - Felix: John Rye
Butterfly - Iris: Carole Boyd
Butterlfly - Clytie: Margaret Robertson
Butterfly - Otto: Nigel Lambert
Marauder - Mr Beetle: Cyril Shaps
Marauder - Mrs Beetle: Betty Hardy
Marauder - Strange Beetle: Paul Gaymon
Marauder - Ichneumon Fly: Peter Woodthorpe
Marauder - Its Larva: Kate Coleridge
Marauder - Mr Cricket: Michael Deacon
Marauder - Mrs Cricket: Carole Boyd
Marauder - Parasite: Malcolm Hayes
Ant - Chief Engineer: Peter Woodthorpe
Ant - Second Engineer: Hector Ross
Ant - Blind Ant: Paul Gaymon
Ant - Inventor: Cyril Shaps
Ant - Messenger: Michael Cochrane
Ant - Journalist: Nigel Lambert
Ant - Yellow Leader: Peter Whitman
Epilogue - Chrysalis: Judy Bennett
Epilogue - Moth: Margaret Robertson
Epilogue - Moth: Kate Coleridge
Epilogue - Woodcutter: Hector Ross
Epilogue - Woman: Betty Hardy

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films. plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Nigel Rees


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Sarah Dunant
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lion's Paw by D. R. SHERMAN abridged in ten parts by MANNING WILSON
Read bv Jack Watson (1)
In the Kalahari Desert a king Is hunted; and the boy who frees the great beast from the snare is himself caught in a trap of pity, loyalty and harsh necessity.
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: D. R. Sherman
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Jack Watson
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Financial World Tonight

Book, How Money Works, 40p from bookshops

: Bags of Swank

Three stories of National Service life by BRIAN ARMSTRONG
Read by Peter Wheeler 1: Square Basher
I had the kind of haircut which wouldn' now look out of place on a cabinet minister, but which then spoke of the most fearful perversities and creme de menthe. There was a sort of delighted awe about the RSM when 'he saw me. ' Ah holy God,' he breathed, the student prince.'
Producer HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)
(Tomorrow: The Recruiting Officer)


Unknown: Brian Armstrong
Read By: Peter Wheeler
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

preceded by Weather .

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