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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day TONY ASHTON


Unknown: Tony Ashton

: 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

: News

: The Year in Question

Events and sounds of a past year to challenge the memories of Resident team
Isobel Baraett and Terry Wogan and Guests James Cameron and Sue MacGregor
Chairman Sheridan Morley
MARGARET HOWARD sets the questions with selected recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: Isobel Baraett
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories. Introduced by rRYAN MARTIN. Producer TOM READ

: Daily Service

nem, p 46; Father of heaven, whose love profound (BBC HB 290); Psalm 85; Deuteronomy 8, vv 1, 5-14. 17 18 (AV): Jesus is this dark world's light (BBC HB 519)

: Morning Story

Written and read by Michell Raper
The spectacle was magnificent, and it was a full ten seconds before I realised that it was also a catastrophe ...


Read By: Michell Raper
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

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: Home to Roost

A domestic comedy about retirement written by ANNE JONES starring Deryck Guyler
Home to Roost theme by ALEX WELSH , played by HIS BAND


Written By: Anne Jones
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Alex Welsh
Producer: Trafford Whitelock
Mr and Mrs Wheeler: Mollie Sugden
Jack Bailey: Norman Rossington
This week: Kath's Baby: John Baddeley
Kath: Patricia Greene
James: Ysanne Churchman
The Posh Lady: Linda Polan

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Are You Lying Comfortably?

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do 11: find out in today's edition.

: Forces' Chance

Programme 9
A weekly quiz on music and general knowledge. Panel: Nan Winton
Ted Moult , Nell Durden-Smith v a team representing the Royal Air Force stationed in Masirah Gerry Hunt. Steve Stevenson George Grainger Gordon Hyland
Questionmaster PETER JONES
Questions set, programme devised and produced by MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS (By arrangement with the British Forces Broadcasting Service)
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Nan Winton
Unknown: Ted Moult
Unknown: Masirah Gerry Hunt.
Unknown: Steve Stevenson
Unknown: George Grainger
Unknown: Gordon Hyland
Unknown: Questionmaster Peter Jones
Produced By: Michael Tuke-Hastings

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Dame Evelyn Denington Chairman of the GLC.
2.0-2.2 News
Focal Point: JUDITH HANN with a round-up of news from the world of science.
Nature's Way - 5: Know Your Animal's IQ!'. PHIL DRABBLE with some animal brainteasers. 'Not Old. Madam, Vintage ': CHARIS FRANKENBURG, a pioneer of women's welfare since the First World War, talks to JEAN GOODMAN.
The Moon and Sixpence by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by David March First of ten parts
Based on the life of Gauguin, this is the story of Charles Strickland , a London stockbroker who suddenly abandons his family to become a painter.
(Music: Lyadov's ' From The Book of Revelation ')


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Dame Evelyn Denington
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Jean Goodman.
Unknown: W. Somerset Maugham
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: David March
Unknown: Charles Strickland

: Listen with Mother

Story: Silly Billy Willy and the Roses by ANNE WELLINGTON


Unknown: Billy Willy

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Looking Back
A play for radio by VICTOR PEMBERTON with Arthur English
Autumn Guy Fawkes Day. Armistice Day. For Arthur Hobbs it is a time for looking back over his life - as far back as the 1914-18 war. It is a time, too. for a reassessment of time present.
Mouth organ played by ALFIE KAHN


Unknown: Victor Pemberton
Played By: Alfie Kahn
Producer: John Tydeman
Arthur Hobbs: Arthur English
Winnie, his wife: Katherine Parr
Their sons:Chris Mick: Nigel Anthony
: John Rye
Rita, Mick's wife: Rosalind Adams
Their children:Jonathan: David Corti
Lizzie: Julie Anderson
Charlie Knuckles: Malcolm Hayes
Tom: Anthony Smee
Mrs Potter: Norma Ronald
Young Arthur: Nigel Anthony

: News

: The Sound of Bells

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky. (TENNYSON) Once bells sounded all the solemn moments of life and were the Universal time-keeper. Electricity put a stop to that, but bells continue to haunt the mind. Tom Ingram , author of Bells in England, talks to JEANINE MCMULLEN about his life-long fascination with the sound of bells.


Unknown: Tom Ingram
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: Story Time

Summer of the Seals 3: Kyson's Threat

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

Your questions and ideas are discussed by Renée Houston. Juno Alexander Gretta Gouriet
Sheila Van Damm
In the chair Anona Winn
Devised by ANONA winn and IAN MESSITER
Producer JOHN bridges
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Juno Alexander
Unknown: Gretta Gouriet
Unknown: Sheila van Damm
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Bridges

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line Special: [number removed]

Only recently has alcoholism come to be recognised as one of the most costly and pervasive of health hazards. The media have reacted with their own form of shock treatment. Yet, surprisingly, the basic questions-Who is an alcoholic? How does one become an alcoholic? Can one be cured? - are hard to answer.
In the first half of this programme scientist Brian J. Ford presents the views of those best qualified to know the answers.
In the second half he invites listeners who want help or information to phone the studio and speak to:
Bill Kenyon , Executive Director of the Merseyside Council on' Alcoholism, and Marcus Grant. Director of the Alcohol Education Centre. Producers HUGH PURCELL and WALTER WALLICH
Call [number removed]from 6.0 pm


Unknown: Brian J. Ford
Unknown: Bill Kenyon
Unknown: Marcus Grant.
Producers: Hugh Purcell
Producers: Walter Wallich

: The Reith Lecturer 1975

Daniel J. Boorstln. Librarian of Congress and former Senior Historian at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, in conversation with IAN MCINTYRE.
This year's Reith Lectures. America and the World Experience, begin next week. They will be broadcast on Wednesdays on Radio 4. repeated on Sundays on Radio .3. and printed weekly in The Listener.


Unknown: Daniel J. Boorstln.
Unknown: Ian McIntyre.

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vauxhan Producer MIRIAM rapp
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vauxhan
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

In a Beautiful Pea-(;reen Boat Read by KERRY FRANCIS (8)


Read By: Kerry Francis

: News

preceded by Weather

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