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: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: John Jackson

: 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 Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Flag Wagger: 1: Empire Day

A 'colonial' autobiography by Harry Franklin: abridged in ten parts by Carmel Ross Read by Nigel Stock
In 1928 Harry Franklin joined the tradition of patriotic Englishmen who had aimed to educate the savage: he went to Northern Rhodesia as a schools inspector. He stayed to become an administrator, teacher, amateur doctor, magistrate and broadcaster in a longer and more exciting adventure than he expected.
Producer Michael Heffernan (Northern Ireland)


Author: Harry Franklin
Abridged by: Carmel Ross
Read By: Nigel Stock
Producer: Michael Heffernan

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

aided by David Jessel , Sheridan Morley , Mavis Nicholson , Lance Percival , Esther Rantzen -, Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl.
Enjoy a mixture of argument, humour and music


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl.
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

Bullfinches hover like humming birds while feeding on honeysuckle berries in my garden. What other small birds can hoverr
The team tackles another selection of your wildlife questions. 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 67; The Son of God his glory hides (BBC HB 68); Psalm 146; Revelation 12, vv 7-12 (av); Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286)

: Morning Story

Turn Round and Knock written and read by Brian Hayes
There's a theatrical superstition about whistling in the dressing-room. I had forgotten it but now I seized upon it as a way out of embarrassment....
(Brian Hayes is in ' The Case in Question ' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Read By: Brian Hayes
Producer: Barbara Crowther
Unknown: Brian Hayes

: News

: Any Questions?

11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise The World of Work
Where does the unemployment shoe pinch - and how hard?
MARGARET KORVING finds OUt and talks about some solutions. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER


Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Lord Carrington With ROY PLOMLEY
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
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
Play It Again - At 78! : DAVID RIDER puts a coin or two in some old American Juke Boxes. A Warning to Fat Men: DR ALAN HOWARD sums up recent research into obesity.
How to Make a Fish Pond:
Washington Square by HENRY JAMES (10) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dr Alan Howard
Unknown: Henry James
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Different Wash-Day by PEGGY BRIDGES
Listen with Mother Stories: £2.00 from bookshops


Unknown: Peggy Bridges

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Salt is Leaving

: Story Time: The Gales

by Jennifer Johnston abridged for radio in five parts by Sam Hanna Bell
Read by Kate Binchy
The ornamental gates of the Major's old house in Ireland have lain unused for years, a reminder of old and better times, and one thing he would never sell. But when his young niece Minnie arrives from London to stay, she is not content to live in the past. 1: Minnie's Arrival
Producer Bill Morrison (Northern Ireland)


Author: Jennifer Johnston
Abridged for radio by: Sam Hanna Bell
Read By: Kate Binchy
Producer: Bill Morrison

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: 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: Richard Willcox

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Frank Muir Goes into... Radio

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject. and the voices of MICHAEL BENTINE. PETER SELLERS BENNY HILL , STAN FREBERG and the MONTY PYTHON TEAM Producers SIMON BRETT and JOHN DAVIS


Unknown: Michael Bentine.
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Stan Freberg
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: John Davis

: The Monday Play

Scenes from an Album A play for radio by WILLIAM TREVOR with John Rowe , Sheila Grant Elizabeth Proud , Gudrun Ure
' In this small corner of this second island Catholics and Orangemen hate one another. This family, in different ways in different generations, has endeavoured to make a nonsense of their hatred.We stand between the two, an English kind of family, with English voices, alien though well-intentioned.'
Ireland: 1610.1975
Twin Sisters:


Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Honoria Malcolmson
Producer: John Tydeman
Eustace Malcolmson, a soldier of fortune/Eustace Malcolmson a descendant of the above/Eustace Malcolmson son of the above: John Rowe
Annie Malcolmson: Elizabeth Proud
Honoria Malcolmson: Sheila Grant
Dotty Malcolmson: Gudrun Ure
Mrs Malcolmson: Betty Hunti.Eywright
Mr Mulcahy, a genealogist: Harry Webster
Mr Tyson, a clergyman: Michael Deacon
Rafferty, a gardener: Sean Barrett
Barbara, a maid: Valerie Lilley
Mr Bryce, a lawyer: Malcolm Hayes
Soldiers: Michael Cochrane
Soldiers: Anthony Smee

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Peter France Producer SARAH DUNANT Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Sarah Dunant
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with John Tnsa at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: John Tnsa
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

Thunder on Sunday by KAREN CAMPBELL
Read by JOHN GRAHAM (11)


Unknown: Karen Campbell
Read By: John Graham

: Almost Human

Presenter Jane Finnis
The first of four programmes in which experts discuss the relationship between people and their pets.
"They Understand Every Word"
In this programme Stanley Dangerfield, writer and broadcaster on pets, Dr Richard Ryder, clinical psychologist, and Henry Carter, veterinary surgeon, examine whether pets do have their own emotions and whether they can appreciate the emotions of their owners.
Producer Leslie Robinson
(Tomorrow: A Vet's Eye-View)


Presenter: Jane Finnis
Speaker: Stanley Dangerfield
Speaker: Dr Richard Ryder
Speaker: Henry Carter
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: News

preceded by Weather

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