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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

The world this morning, what Britain's getting up to. plus the news from anywhere on earth, 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 Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
Thought for the Day, a book of selections, 40p, from bookshops English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Flag Wagger

A ' colonial ' autobiography by HARRY FRANKLIN abridged in ten parts by CARMEL ROSS
10: The Saucepan Radio
Producer MICHAEL HEFFERNAN (Northern Ireland)


Unknown: Harry Franklin
Read By: Nigel Stock
Producer: Michael Heffernan

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

from 9.30
Radio 4's open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham (021)-[number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY de YONG
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott

: News

: Checkpoint

An investigative programme for consumers
Presented by Roger Cook Producer LESLIE ROBINSON


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 93; Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear (BBC HB 259); Psalm 90, vv 1-6, 12-17; Mark 12, vv 1-12 (HEB); The Church's one foundation (BBC HB 184)

: Morning Story

Hunt the Bishop by PAT BURCHARD
Read by June Barrie
No one but my Aunt Hilary would suspect a Bishop of being ' not quite what he seemed.' Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: Pat Burchard
Read By: June Barrie
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Secrets of the Deep

A series of four programmes
Reg Vallintine , Director of the British Sub-Aqua Club, talks to divers about their fascinating and often hazardous operations. and learns what they have discovered in that mysterious world below the sea.
1: La Trinidad de la Valenoera


Unknown: Reg Vallintine

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
A Healthy Interest: items that may affect your well-being.


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0 Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Flowers in the Concrete Jungle: WALTER KERSHAW paints them on the gable ends.
2.0-2.2 News
A lottery?: Views past and present on marriage collected by DENISE ROBERTSON.
Orphanage lessons: they were hard for MARY WALKER.
SHIRLEY COOKLIN reads Walls (7)


Unknown: Walter Kershaw
Unknown: Denise Robertson.
Unknown: Mary Walker.
Unknown: Shirley Cooklin

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Steps That Tigs Built by JANET LILLY
Presenters GLADYS WHITRED and GARY TAYLOR. Written and produced by JENITH WORSLEY


Unknown: Janet Lilly
Presenters: Gladys Whitred
Unknown: Gary Taylor.
Produced By: Jenith Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

James Thomason and John Rye in They Don't Cry for Arms by BRIAN LEE
In the summer of 1939. the school went to Littlehamplon for its annual outing. Across the Channel another outing was'in preparation.


Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Brian Lee
Producer: David Spenser
Narrator: Eric Allan
Mr Ashley: Rolf Lefebvre
Mr Duffy: James Thomason
Mr Nichols: John Rye
Miss Turner: Hilda Schroder
Boatman: Alan Dudley
Jings: Ian Sharrock
Saggers: Christopher Watts
Myers: Spencer Wright

: News

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Woman in the Mirror
5: A Face in the Mirror

: PM Reports

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


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Forces' Chance

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Ray Gowdridge presenting world news and views Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Ray Gowdridge
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her own selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and Television'. Producer PETER DE ROSA


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Willis Sally Oppenheim. up
The Bishop of Liverpool Michael Winslanley
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Cheshire
(Rptd: Sat, 1.15; Men, 11.5 am) Listeners views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to: Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Lord Willis Sally Oppenheim.
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer mikiam RAPP


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with JOHN TUSA at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool
Friday Special: a deeper look at a topic of the moment Editor DEREK LEWIS


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

: A Book at Bedtime

Leave it to Psmith (5)

: Week Ending....

Bill Wallis , Chris Emmett Clive Lea and Bill McGuffie at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Clive Lea
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Script By: David Renwick
Script By: Andrew Marshall
Producer: John Lloyd

: News

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