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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day TONY JASPER


Unknown: Tony Jasper

: 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


Introduced By: John Timpson

: The High Window



Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Read By: Peter Marinker

: News

: These You Have Loved

(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; Rise up, 0 men of God (BBC HB 364); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; Mark 4, vv 30-41 (NEB); Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176)

: Morning Story

The Quarrymen's Mangle by OWEN RICHARDS
Read by Gaynor Morgan Rees
After that I added the English to the list of peoples I had to be sorry for, and was surprised when The Reverend Eynon Jones seemed to "forget to pray for them.
Producer HARRI GWYNN (Wales)


Read By: Gaynor Morgan Rees
Unknown: Eynon Jones
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: News

: Wogan's World

In this special edition Terry Wogan is in conversation with Bing Crosby


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Bing Crosby

: It's an Odd World

Dennis McCarthy reports on some of the strange places he's been to and the more unusual people he's met.
This week: an aircraft with plywood wings; a pop singer who gave away a thousand pound notes and a man who is trying to sell a hole.


Unknown: Dennis McCarthy
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
A Grate Comfort: GEORGE LUCE investigates value for money in solid fuel.
And in Shopping Basket a look at the cost of everyday items.


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: George Luce

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Arthur Askey. Cyril Fletcher
In the chair McDonald Hobley Special guest: Brian Rix
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey.
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
The Shoe That Fits: difficult or malformed feet? DILYS MORGAN looks at the possibilities and cost of having shoes made to measure.
Women 75: a round-the-world series in International Women's Year.
BARBARA MITCHELL reads Sarah Whitman (13)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: Sarah Whitman

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Robinson Goes Shopping by ELIZABETH MACDONALD


Unknown: Mr Robinson
Unknown: Elizabeth MacDonald

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Cleft Stick by R. D. WINGFIELD
' I didn' leave mother's until gone ten o'clock ... as it was late I took the short cut through the woods ... a man attacked me. He jumped at me from the bushes. He tried to strangle me.'


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Producer: David H.Godfrey
Joan Marlow: Diana Olsson
John Marlow: Vernon Joyner
Det-Sgt Jennings: Antony Viccars
Det Supt Bishop: Douglas Blackwell
David Anakin: Rolf Lefebvre
Police Constable: Anthony Hall
Webber: Sam Dastor

: Jack de Manio Precisely

JACK DE MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure.
4.0-4.5 News


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: Story Time

England, their England by A. G. MACDONELL
Read by JOHN RYE (4)


Unknown: A. G. MacDonell
Read By: John Rye

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
(Gareth Armstrong is a member of the RSC)


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer: Simon Gipps-Kent
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Gordon Armstrong: Tom Coyne
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong

: News Desk

Dick Tracey


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: 27 Years of ' Any Questions?'

The fourth of six programmes Presented by Michael Bowen (Bristol)


Presented By: Michael Bowen

: The War in Secret

Three stories of intrigue and Intelligence from World War II 2: The War Beneath the Waves Written and compiled by JAMES FOLLETT with Stephen Thorne
Hector Ross and Haydn Jones
A crippled U-boat. U-39. surfaced at ten to four on the afternoon of 14 September 1939, 11 days after the outbreak of war between Germany and Great Britain - the first victim of a new submarine detection device. This new device was named after the initials of the Allied Submarine Detection Investigation Committee - ASDIC.


Unknown: James Follett
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: Paul Gaymon
Unknown: Michael Shannon
Unknown: Emily Richard
Producer: Michael Rolfe

: School Report

A series of four programmes by Harry Rée, a former head-master and Professor of Education at York University. 2: The Primary School
Most children begin their schooling today in surroundings very different from those which their parents remember. There is far less formality, and much talk of ' the open-plan school.' 'mixed ability teaching.' ' the integrated day.' What are these new approaches designed to achieve? Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer TOM VERNON
J.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Tom Vernon

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lion's Paw (9)

: The Political Clans: 4: The Foots

The fourth political family In Robert McKenzie's series includes Sir Dingle Foot, former Solicitor-General, Lord Caradon, former ambassador to the UN, and Michael Foot, MP, Secretary of State for Employment. They talk about their West Country upbringing, their father's radical politics and love of books, and their separate moves from the Liberal Party to Labour.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Sir Dingle Foot
Unknown: Michael Foot

: News

preceded by Weather

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