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: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by ROY GREGOR
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV DERRICK GREEVES


Unknown: Roy Gregor
Unknown: Derrick Greeves

: 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.

: Percival and Apple

by ANTHONY ARMSTRONG Read in five parts by Ian Carmichael
1 : Winter Sporting
I I have noticed a pair of crutches in the hall of the hotel. The porter ten's me there are others, but they are in use. It appears one can hire them. I am not looking forward to my first ski-ing tomorrow.' Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Anthony Armstrong
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Producer: John Cardy

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

aided by Sheridan Morley, Mavis Nicholson, Lance Percival, Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl
Enjoy a mixture of argument, humour and music as they meet the personalities, preview the popular arts and discuss a theme of the week ahead.
Sheridan Morley's Preview: page 19


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

The secret of the bee that can choose the sex of its young; the wildlife sound competition; readings from the postbag; and what to look out for in the coming month.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


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

: Daily Service

nem, p 58; A little child there is yborn (Oxford Book of Carols 118); Canticle 1, vv 1-15; Luke 1, vv 39-55 (RSV); In the bleak mid-winter (BBC HB 51)

: Morning Story

Boxes, Little Boxes ... by Pat Burchard
Read by June Barrie
'Now wait, all of you,' said Stephanie, ' while I fetch the syllabub. I made it myself and it's absolutely delicious.' And that's when it happened. Just a quick shifting of the floor and back again. We stopped talking. The chandelier began to swing ...
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Writer: Pat Burchard

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pin)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald The World of Work
MARGARET KORVING Studies the job market and looks at new opportunities.


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald

: Desert Island Discs

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Jonathan Dimbleby Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox -Mawer The Cost of a Call: imaginary telephone conversations in which NORMA ROLAND is challenged by JOHN HOLLIS.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Winter Vegetables - 1: HELEN TULLBERG suggests ways with leeks.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON gow reporting
I Had a Little Nut Tret by LOUIS BATTYE (6)


Introduced By: June Knox
Unknown: Norma Roland
Unknown: John Hollis.
Unknown: Helen Tullberg
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Bath Time for Ben by SHEILA M. ATTER
Listen with Mother Stories: £2.60 from bookshops


Unknown: Sheila M. Atter

: News

: AfternoonTheatre

The Lucas Testament A play for radio by MICHAEL ROBSON
(Saturday broadcast)


Unknown: Michael Robson

: Story Time

The Luck of the Vails by E. F. BENSON abridged for radio In ten parts by RAYMOND RAIKES
Read by Norman Shelley
A thriller of the year 1900 which tells the story of a bejewelled golden goblet, a family heirloom known as ' The Luck of the Vails,' with a legend engraved upon it which seems to carry the threat of a curse by fire, frost and rain, 1: The Coming of the Luck Producer JEAN BOWER


Unknown: E. F. Benson
Read By: Norman Shelley
Producer: Jean Bower

: PM

The news magazine: presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.58 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Many a Slip

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


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: David Nixon
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: Keith Miles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Sounds Natural

Henry Longhurst discusses with DEREK JONES the way in which he combines his love of golf with an enthusiasm for natural history, and illustrates it with wildlife recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer JOHN BURTON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Henry Longhurst
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: The Monday Play

In The Cage by HENRY JAMES dramatised for radio by D. G. BRIDSON with Julie Hallam as the Girl
Martin Jarvis as Capt Everard ' You really are thankful for the wire grille sometimes.... After all, it's there to keep all the other people out, you know. You can take just as much of them as you need, in my work. But often - you'd be surprised just how interesting that can be.'


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Julie Hallam
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Piers Plowright
Mrs Jordan: Madi Hedd
Lady Bradeen: Karin Fernald
Mr Mudge: Alan Thompson
The Countess: Pamela Lane
PUSS: Sue Harwich
Mr Buckton: Roger Snowdon
Woman customer: Peggy Aitchison
Capt Everard's friend/Counter clerk: Steve Hodson
narrator Henry James: David Graham

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott

9.59 Weather


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Chris Swann
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborni

: 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
Book, How Money Works, 40p from bookshops

: Beyond Comprehension

The first of four programmes which examine some aspects of the paranormal in the light of current scientific knowledge.
Tonight Jane Finnis looks at The Brain -Machinery of the Mindf with the aid of Tony Buzan Professor Mark Hansel Renée Haynes and Professor John Taylor Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Professor Mark Hansel
Unknown: Professor John Taylor
Producer: Susan Snailum

: News

preceded by Weather

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