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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day TONY ASHTON


Unknown: Tony Ashton

: 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 Spurts 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

: 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 58; I bind unto myself today (BBC HB 170); Psalm 150; Deuteronomy 30, vv 4-6, 11-20 (AV); God liveth still (BBC HB 513)

: Morning Story

from Scotland
For Better, for Worse by MURIEL G. THOMPSON
Read by Marjorie Dalziel
If Albert had been one of her precious plants, he would have had more fuss made of him. For 25 years her voice had clacked on, but now she was dead and her plants gone.... yet still the room was filled with the smell of geranium leaves.


Unknown: Muriel G. Thompson
Read By: Marjorie Dalziel
Read By: If Albert
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

: Sounds Puzzling

A quiz of words, music and mixed up noises devised and presented by Ian Messiter Producer JOHN DAVIS


Presented By: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Davis

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
A Good Buy?: listen to Shopping Basket and find out


Presenter: Nancy Wise

: My Word!

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0 Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two,
2.0-2.2 News
Any Other Business: a look at some of the more domestic points from Parliament.
' In a Strange and Muddy Land ... ': behind the official ceremonies which mark Remembrance Sunday are a million simple stories.
The Moon and Sixpence (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: Listen with Mother

Story: Gregory's Day Out by SARAH WALSH DEAN


Unknown: Sarah Walsh

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Link
A play for radio by LEE TORRANCE
POLICE official: Your husband, the professor, didn't come home last night?
WOMAN: No. And my children. I've been so worried. Do you know where he is? Is that why you've come? Nothing has happened to them, has it?
POLICE OFFICIAL: We thought you might be able to tell us.


Radio By: Lee Torrance
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Police Official: Clifford Norgate
Woman: Carole Boyd
Friend: Norma Ronald
Librarian: Denis McCarthy
Taxi driver: Nigel Lambert
Man: Garard Green
Student: Michael Cochrane
Agent: Roger Snowdon

: JackdeManio 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: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Summer of the Seals by GEOFFREY MORGAN
Read by PETER TUDDENHAM 4: Laurie's Place


Unknown: Geoffrey Morgan
Read By: Peter Tuddenham

: 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

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)


Written By: William Smethurst
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Bert Gibbs: Graham Rigby

: News Desk

Dick Tracey presenting world news and views


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
Write to: Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: I Loathe Being Called George

Bernard Shaw and the BBC with Cyril Cusack as Bernard Shaw
From almost the very start of broadcasting Bernard Shaw was a regular, if at times difficult, contributor. He had strong views not only on the major issues of the day, but on how he should be announced at ttie microphone and on how his plays should be produced for radio. This account of the respectful but wary relationship between Shaw and the BBC over 25 years provides an unfamiliar and entertaining glimpse of one of the great literary figures of the century.
The programme includes previously unpublished correspondence from the BBC's Written Archives.
Written and produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 5 am)


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Narrator: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Christopher Bidmead
Unknown: Freda Dowie
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: Analysis

The Will of the People
Close election results and governments ruling with an ever-diminishing share of the popular vote have reopened the debate on the reform of our electoral system and the government has decided that a Speaker's Conference shall look into the whole question. Robin Day discusses the political and constitutional arguments for changing the way we elect our parliaments with Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe , MP Angus Maude , MP and John Mackintosh , up


Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Angus Maude
Unknown: John MacKintosh

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books. films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer TOM VERNON


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Tom Vernon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

In a Beautiful Pea-Green Bout by j. m. SCOTT abridged in nine parts by MADGE HART Read by KERRY FRANCIS (Final instalment)


Unknown: J. M. Scott
Unknown: Madge Hart
Read By: Kerry Francis
Producer: John Cardy

: News

preceded by Weather.

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