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: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
S.40 Prayer for the Day FR JOHN HARRIOTT , SJ


Producers: Robin Hicks
Producers: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Fr John Harriott

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at C.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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead

: Percival and Apple

by ANTHONY ARMSTRONG Read by IAN CARMICHAEL 2: More Winter Sporting
No man looks his best on these occasions -particularly if he has fallen so inextricably that the lady is able to get up first and lend him a helping hand.


Unknown: Anthony Armstrong
Read By: Ian Carmichael

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Beating Inflation
Broke after Christmas? Or are you beating inflation by bulk-buying; timing your telephone calls; booking your summer holiday now with a firm which has pegged its prices; learning to do your own small repairs; and sacing with an inflation-proof scheme'
Ask the experts: Home Economist Ruth Gibbons and writer on consumer affairs Roland Adburgham for more ideas - and share some of yours with the rest of us.
In the Chair Barbara Myers Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed] from 8,0 am


Unknown: Ruth Gibbons
Unknown: Roland Adburgham
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: 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, pp 151 and 103-5; Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (BBC BB 63); Psalm 100; Matthew 2, vv 1-12 (AV); Earth has many a noble city (BBC HB 64)
New Every Morning, £1.00, (hardback), 50p (paperback), from bookshops

: Morning Story

The Little Cart by JOYCE TOWERS
Read by Miriam Margolyes
'Our village performs the ceremony of the Three Kings on 6 January much as in other countries Christmas Eve is celebrated.... I am so sunk in my thoughts that at first I do not obey the message that comes from Father Ignatius. It is curt. " Come to the Church at once " . ,


Read By: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Down Your Way

Braekley, Northamptonshire

: The Enthusiasts

3: Joy in the Ministry
The Bishop of Coventry. Rt Rev Cuthbert Bardsley. talks about his continuing enthusiasm for the life of the Church.
The last of three programmes


Talks: Cuthbert Bardsley.

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
Careers without 0-levels: the eighth in our series about people who started their careers without any O-levels, is about a knitwear designer.
Careers without O-levels, including today's story and 19 others: £1.00 from bookshops,


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (I) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud , Peter Jones and Alfred Marks try to talk for just a minute. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOHN LLOYD
(Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Lloyd

: The World at One: News

John Parry


Unknown: John Parry

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox -Mawer How the West Wasn't Won: the legendary heroes of America's western frontier tracked down by CORDON SNELL.
1.0-2.2 News
Down in the Mouth?: VALERIE BETHELL looks at a new alignment of forces against tooth decay.
Winter Vegetables - 2: CHRIS-TINS HOUSELEY suggests ways with onions.
Background Reading - 1. France: YVONNE MITCHELL and PETER FORSTER with some suggestions for your booklist. I Had a Little Nut Tree (7)


Introduced By: June Knox
Unknown: Valerie Bethell
Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: Peter Forster

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Box under the Table by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: News

: Gwendolen Harleth

by HALLAM TENNYSON Part 2: Retribution

: News

: Story Time

The Luck of the Vails by E. F. BENSON
2: The Luck Begins to Work


Unknown: E. F. Benson
Read By: Norman Shelley

: PM

The news magazine presented by John Parry with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: John Parry

: News

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Mulr challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Mulr
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: The Archers


Written By: Keith Miles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Part 1 as Radio

: Concert

Part 2 as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Ronald Harwood Producer DAVID PERRY
1.59 Weather


Presenter: Ronald Harwood
Producer: David Perry

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Little Ottleys by ADA LEVERSON
Book 2: Tenterhooks abridged in 15 parts by ANN REES-JONES
Read by GERALDINE MCEWAN (Final instalment)


Read By: Geraldine McEwan
Producer: John Cardy

: Beyond Comprehension

The second of four programmes which examine some aspects of the paranormal In the light of current scientifio knowledge.
Tonight Jane Finnis looks at
Telepathy - the Meeting of Minds with the aid of Tony Buzan Professor Mark Hansel Renée Haynes and Professor John Taylor
(Tomorrow: Precognition - Pro-phecy or Coincidencet)


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Professor Mark Hansel
Unknown: Professor John Taylor

: News

preceded by Weather

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