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: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by GERRY MONTE
6.40 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Gerry Monte

: Today

The world this morning, what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Gillian Reynolds. 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: Gillian Reynolds.

: The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

The Adventure of the Kind Mr Smith (Part 1) abridged and read by Aubrey Woods


Unknown: William J. Locke
Unknown: Mr Smith
Read By: Aubrey Woods

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

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


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

: News

: Wildlife

Last year, in late spring, I saw a cock and hen blackbird catch and eat small fish from a shallow river - was this unusualr And is fish suitable for the birdtable?
The team will be casting about for a suitable answer in this morning's programme.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; The blessed son of God (Carols for Choirs I 36); Canticle 3; Philippians 2, vv 1-11 (AV); Ding dong! merrily on high (Carols for Choirs I 10)

: Morning Story

A Week of Animal Stories
1: Also Starring Worthington by MARJORIE AND TONY BII. BOW
That dog Worthington is back-this is the story of how he went to a party and got into films.
Read by Tony Bllbow Series producer


Unknown: Tony Bii.
Read By: Tony Bllbow
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce The World of Work
With jobs hard to find, MARGARET KORVING studies the market and looks at new opportunities in training and employment.


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Bing Crosby with ROY PLOMLEY
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

Jonathan Dimbleby


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox Mawer Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Walking the Dirtroads: Mary Cole's solo journey through West Africa.
Apparition Examined: some ghosts and an institute that studies them.
Stress is a Killer - I Know!: a personal story from Joan Hughes.
I Had a Little Nut Tree written and abridged by Louis Battye
Read by Tony Robinson
First of 12 parts
A writer's account of growing up as a spastic in Yorkshire between the wars.


Presenter: June Knox Mawer
Unknown: Mary Cole
Unknown: Joan Hughes
Written and abridged By: Louis Battye
Read By: Tony Robinson
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Bad Belinda's Rainy Day by MARY CALVERT


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Secret Garden from the novel by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT


Novel By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

: Story Time

Wartime William abridged and read by Martin Jarvis
It would take more than Hitler to stop Just William and in this selection of stories, RICHMAL CROMPTON 'S schoolboy hero engages in a variety of wartime escapades with his usual brilliant cunning and spirit. 1: William's Day Off


Read By: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Mal Crompton
Producer: Jane Graham

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby

: News

: Many a Slip

Katharine Whitehorn Andrée Melly and David Nixon Tim Rice
Tune-twisters from Steve Race In the Chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)
Twenty-five Years of The Archers, 60p, from bookshops


Written By: William Smethurst

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: A Child in the Forest

by WINIFRED FOLEY abridged in eight parts by VIRGINIA BROWNE
Read by June Barrie
8: Dreams and Awakenings Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
A Child in the Forest, £2.25 from bookshops


Unknown: Winifred Foley
Unknown: Virginia Browne
Read By: June Barrie
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Monday Play: The songs and the story of Marie Lloyd: Don't Dilly Dally

by Daniel Farson and Harry Moore
with Georgia Brown as Marie Lloyd
In the play Marie says: "Most people lead dreadful lives. I try to make them laugh and I don't see the harm in that."
Ten years after her death in 1922, C. B. Cochran wrote: "Of the great artists of the Music-Hall whose genius I have admired, Marie Lloyd stands out as the greatest of all. The delicacy of her indelicacies was exquisite."
"Georgia Brown has the knack of conveying by voice alone a vivid physical attraction of face and figure... And there were those wonderful and improper songs." (VAL ARNOLD-FORSTER, The Guardian)
followed by an interlude


Writer: Daniel Farson
Writer: Harry Moore
Musical Director: Robert Docker
Technical Presentation: Gordon Bowen
Producer: John G. Pitman
Marie Lloyd: Georgia Brown
Bella Burge: Katherine Parr
Alec Hurley: David Sinclair
Bernard Dillon: Sean Barrett
Freddie Barnes: Terry Scully
[Actor]: John Bull
[Actor]: Alan Dudley
[Actor]: Rolf Lefebvre
[Actor]: Michael Kilgarriff
[Actor]: Timothy Bateson
[Actress]: Julie Hallam
[Actress]: Betty Huntley-Wright
[Actor]: Nigel Graham
[Actress]: Hilda Schroder

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France Producer MIRIAM RAPP Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Miriam Rapp
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Little Ottleys by ADA LEVERSON
Book 2: Tenterhooks


Read By: Geraldine McEwan

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: The Twain Should Meet

The first of two programmes in which a top organisational man and a junior colleague assess the value of their roles within the organisation and their atti- tudes towards each other.
JOHN HOSKEN recently met Sir Douglas Allen , Head of the Home Civil Service, and Dianne Sinnatamby , a young tax officer.


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Douglas Allen
Unknown: Dianne Sinnatamby

: News

preceded by Weather

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