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: 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 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.

: The Flag Wagger

A ' colonial ' autobiography by HARRY FRANKLIN abridged in ten parts by CARMEL ROSS
Read by NIGEL STOCK 6: Back to the Wilds


Unknown: Harry Franklin
Read By: Nigel Stock

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and prepare to be highly amused, mildly shocked, but always stimulated, as he, David Jessel, Sheridan Morley, Mavis Nicholson, Lance Percival, Esther Rantzen, Kenneth Robinson, Fritz Spiegl and their guests entertain you for the next unpredictable hour.


Presenter: Richard Baker
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

The magazine edition - featuring blackbird alarm calls and their meaning, your favourite sounds, listeners' letters, what to look out for in October, and the wildlife sound competition. introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; God is my strong salvation (BBC HB 453); Psalm 112; Mark 10, vv 32-45 (NEB): Thee will I love, my God and King (BBC HB 314)

: Morning Story

The Bare Tree by ELIZABETH BERRIDGE Read by Diana Olsson
'.....So you're going to be a hero. eh? I shan't cheer for you when you are dead or decorated.' ' Oh, God,' said Dennis, ' I want to be normal. I want to be everything you're not.'
The old lady shook her head. That's the way it goes, from generation to generation. The young setting up new values which are old as the sun.... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Elizabeth Berridge
Read By: Diana Olsson
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy 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


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Paul Jennings. author With ROY PLOMLEY
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Paul Jennings.

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

(Friday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0 introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
4 Cs of Hair Care (1); Cut - advice from ROBERT GRIFFIN.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting.
Fun for a Fiver: DAVID COOMBS on starting a collection.


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Robert Griffin.
Unknown: David Coombs
Unknown: Shirley Cooklin
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Tom is in the Garden by IVY EASTWICK

: News

: Afternoon Theatre


: Story Time

Woman in the Mirror by WINSTON GRAHAM abridged for radio in ten parts by EVANGELtNE BANKS Read by Simon Lack
There is something mysterious about Morb House: a rambling place in Wales, owned by the indomitable Althea Syme. Norah Faulkner is invited there as Althea's friend and secretary. Gradually Norah enters a nightmare world and realises that the reasons for her being there have sinister implications. Who is the woman reflected in her mirror? 1: Arrival at Morb House Producer DAVID SPENSER


Read By: Simon Lack
Unknown: Althea Syme.
Unknown: Norah Faulkner

: PM Reports

Gordon Clough
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

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Frank Muir Goes into ... Poetry

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.
There was a young man of Japan
Whose limericks never would scan;
When they said it was so, He replied ' Yes, 1 know.
But I always try to get as many words into the last line as ever I possibly can.' and the voices of TONY HANCOCK , BILL KERR


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Julian Orchard
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Peter Moloney
Unknown: Roger McGough
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: John Davis

: The Monday Play

A Century of Modern Theatre Outward Bound by SUTTON VANE adapted by CYNTHIA PUGHE
' Padre, has it struck you by any chance that there's anything strange about this boat? And another thing, isn't it absurd sailing with our passenger list - there are so few of us. I tell you it's strange.'
Producer GORDON EMSLIE (Scotland)


Unknown: Sutton Vane
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe
Producer: Gordon Emslie
Ann: Joanna Tope
Henry: Robert Trotter
Scrubby: George CormacK
Tom Prior: Cavan Kendall
Mrs Cliveden-Banks: Sylvia Coleridge
Rev William Duke: Arthur Boland
Mrs Midget: Betty Hardy
Mr Lingley: Clem Ashby
Rev Frank Thomson: Leonard Maguire

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting. music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer LOUISE PURSLOW Editor ROSEMARY HART
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Louise Purslow
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime: Leave it to Psmith

by P. G. Wodehouse abridged for radio in 15 parts by Manning Wilson
Read by Nigel Lambert
1. Psmith receives two separate invitations to Blandings Castle: from the delightfully vague Lord Emsworth, in a case of mistaken identity, and from the peer's son Freddie on a mission not entirely unconnected with Lady Constance's diamond necklace. But Psmith is not the only house-guest masquerading under another name, and there are others after the necklace.
Producer Cherry Cookson


Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Abridged for radio by: Manning Wilson
Read By: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: On the Right Wavelength?

Presenter Ulla Terkelson
A series of four programmes assessing the impact of the BBC's local radio stations
1: Raison d'etre and Modus Operandi


Presenter: Ulla Terkelson

: News

preceded by Weather

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