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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 Malcolm Billings
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


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Malcolm Billings
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The High Window



Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Read By: Peter Marinker

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Radio 4's open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham [number removed] and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners.
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Presenter: George Scott
Producer: Jenny De Yong

: News

: Checkpoint

The programme that investigates your consumer problems. Presented by Roger Cook.


Presenter: Roger Cook
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Father of mercies, in thy word (BBC HB 189); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Mark 2, v 23 to 3, v 6 (NEB); Thy hand, O God (BBC HB 187)

: Morning Story: Finders Keepers

by Margaret Williams. Read by Juliet Cooke
"Out on the main road I checked the mirror for traffic and for the first time got a clear look at what Denny was holding in his hand. At first it didn't register. Then I froze."


Author: Margaret Williams
Reader: Juliet Cooke
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Johnny Morris


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: A Choice of Letters

Gabriel Woolf presents the second in a short series of programmes in which he reads letters written by famous men and women, past and present. In this selection he reads letters written by and to King Henry VIII.


Presenter: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Michell Raper

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
Life in Hospital: Joan Yorke concludes her series on life in hospital for long-stay patients and the staff who look after them. Today: the psychiatric situation.


Presenter: Nancy Wise
Reporter: Joan Yorke

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: 6: Birthday Boy

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Rodney Bewes and James Bolam as Bob Ferris and Terry Collier with Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers, Olive Milbourne as Mrs Collier
and Elissa Derwent, Shirley Steedman, Colin Jeavons, Geoffrey Hughes, Michael Ralph

12.55 medium wave only
Weather and programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Producer: John Browell
Bob Ferris: Rodney Bewes
Terry Collier: James Bolam
Thelma Chambers: Brigit Forsyth
Olive Milbourne: Mrs Collier
[Actress]: Elissa Derwent
[Actress]: Shirley Steedman
[Actor]: Colin Jeavons
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hughes
[Actor]: Michael Ralph

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines, introduced by Nicholas Woolley


Presenter: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Andrew Boylk

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
International Host: comment from the Edinburgh Festival
2.0-2.2 News
Dust and Rash: how to live with allergies.
Scotland's New Daily: by a woman reporter.
Best Foot Forward: shoes and personality.


Unknown: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: Sarah Whitman
Unknown: Diane Pearson

: Listen with Mother

Story: "The Red Racing Car" by Bridget Hadaway


Presenter: Auriol Smith
Presenter: George Layton
Writer: Rachael Birley
Author of story: Bridget Hadaway
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Slightly Displaced Persons

by Charles Thomas
Six years spent fighting old Adolf, and what do you come home to... eviction! 'We're not going to take that lying down, brothers.' London, 1946.


Writer: Charles Thomas
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Ken Sanders: Anthony Hall
Katie Sanders: Jean Trend
Adrian Sanders: Jean England
Lily Spiers: Frances Jeater
Williams: Malcolm Hayes
Eddie Marsh: Garard Green
Johnny Galbraith: Haydn Jones
Marge Galbraith: Madi Hedd
Steve Morgan: Jonathan Scott
Judge: Hector Ross

: News

: Johnny's Jaunt

Johnny Morris on his ' tour de France ' - from Normandy to the Mediterranean and back again to Paris.
Third of six programmes


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Story Time: James the Second's Queen

by Bryan Bevan
Read by Prunella Scales (Final instalment)
(Starting next Monday: England, Their England by A.G. Macdonell, read by John Rye)


Author: Bryan Bevan
Reader: Prunella Scales

: 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


Presenter: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Brain of Britain meets Just a Minute

Challenge Match
The finalists from this year's contest, Winifred Lawson (Brain of Britain 1975), Wilfred Rigg, Alistair Fulton and Richard Thomas, meet Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud, Sheila Hancock and Peter Jones in a slightly less than serious edition of Radio 4's nationwide general knowledge contest. Chairman Robert Robinson
Programme devised by John P. Wynn, who, with Ian Gillies, sets the questions.


Unknown: Winifred Lawson
Unknown: Wilfred Rigg
Unknown: Alistair Fulton
Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Peter Jones
Chairman: Robert Robinson
Programme devised by/Question setter: John P. Wynn
Question setter: Ian Gillies
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Dick Tracey


Unknown: Dick Tracey
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Pick of the Week

A choice of the best in Radio and Television, presented by LINDA BLANDFORD , selected and produced by NATALIE WHEEN.
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Presented By: Linda Blandford
Produced By: Natalie Wheen.

: Galbraith and the King of Diamonds: 4: The £7,000,000 Touch

A serial in six parts by Robert Barr
In which the 'King' is taken and double-crossing ends in death.


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: John Browell
Galbraith: Bernard Hepton
Cater: Tom Watson
Lindemanns: Cyril Shaps
Gelder: Peter Dyneley
Anne-Marie: Eva Haddon
Paul: Richard Davies
Jacobus: Stephen Greif
Dykers: Trader Faulkner

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope at the Edinburgh Festival looks at the 'Fringe' and some of the major theatrical events. Presenter Peter France.


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Alan Haydock
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Presenter: John Tusa
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime: The Lion's Paw: 5

by D.R. Sherman


Author: D.R. Sherman
Reader: Jack Watson

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: The Peter Jones Sketchbook

Peter Jones stars in a selection of revue sketches with the help of Bill Wallis and Miriam Margolyes.


Comedian: Peter Jones
Actor: Bill Wallis
Actress: Miriam Margolyes
Music By: Max Harris and his Septet
Writer: Peter Jones
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather

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