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: Farming Today

C.40 Prayer for the Day FR JOHN HARRIOTT , SJ


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

4: Apple and Income-Tax
In a little note which flipped into Apple's letterbox the other day, he was requested to pay a certain sum to a gentleman he had never even met. Apple, the pig-headed old stiff, has decided not to. Hence the row.


Unknown: Anthony Armstrong
Read By: Ian Carmichael

: 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 9; The Father's sole-begotten Son (BBC HB 67); Psalm 8; Luke 2, vv 22-32 (Rsv): What star is this with beams so bright (BBC HB 69)

: Morning Story

The Capitulation by DEREK PHILLIPS
Read by Gaynor Morgan Rees
The hens fluttered from their perches cackling their ruffled dignity at the morning. What young Huw then found and what conflicts it led to, ending in capitulation, is the theme of this story.


Unknown: Derek Phillips
Read By: Gaynor Morgan Rees
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: News

: Mr and Mrs Parkinson

(Sunday's broadcast)

: James Herridt: The World's Favourite Vet

In the first of six programmes, the best-selling author of books on all creatures great and small talks to JEANINE MCMULLEN about his phenomenal literary success and his veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire. 1: The Storyteller-


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn Macdonald
A Good Buy?: listen to Shopping Basket and find out.
Write to: You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald

: My Music

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by John Parry


Introduced By: John Parry

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox -Mawer Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Modern Missionary: WINIFRED COAKER and her work with the children of Lesotho.
Winter Vegetables - 4: CHRISTINE HOUSELEY suggests ways with artichokes.
Leisure and Pleasure: pursuits, entertainments and places to go.
E I Had a Little Nut Tree by LOUIS BATTYR (9) a


Introduced By: June Knox
Unknown: Winifred Coaker
Unknown: Christine Houseley
Unknown: Tony Robinson

: I Listen with Mother

Story: The Cock, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen, a traditional tale adapted by jean SUTCLIFFE and BIDDY BAXTER


Adapted By: Jean Sutcliffe
Adapted By: Biddy Baxter

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Softly In the Shadows by Graham Blackett with Geoffrey Beevers and Caroline John
' What if a salesman turned up with the keys of a new Mercedes, all paid for?' 'Should make sure I was there at midnight when it turned back into a pumpkin.''Look out of the window and what do you see? ' A white Mercedes!'
Young policeman. Nigel Lambert Producer Gerry Jones


Author: Graham Blackett
Producer: Gerry Jones
David Watson: Geoffrey Beevers
Jenny Watson: Caroline John
Insp Anderson: Ronald Herdman
Gerald Chambers: John Rye
Maria: Eva Haddon
Manuel: Trader Faulkner
Schroder: Christopher Bidmead
Young policeman: Nigel Lambert

: Jack de Manio Precisely

JACK de MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure. Producer MICHELL RAPER
4.0-4.5 News


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

The Luck of the Valls by E. F. BENSON
Read by NORMAN SHELLEY 4: Fire


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

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud , Peter Jones and Alfred Marks try to talk for just a minute on this and that.


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

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
(Gareth Armstrong is a member of the RSC)


Written By: Keith Miles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlow
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greens
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel ,: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Gwyneth: Margaret John

: 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 Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
Write to: Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Midweek Theatre

The What on the Landing by ALAN PLATER with Bernard Crlbbins
Albert Chipchase hears somebody pull the chain in the lavatory. Nothing unusual about that, except that his wife is attending her evening class in Elementary Archaeology and he is in the house alone.


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Bernard Crlbbins
Unknown: Albert Chipchase
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Narrator: Geoffrey Banks
Edna Chipchase: Catherine Naish
Albert Chipchase: Bernard Cribbins
HodgeS: Harold Innocent
Mrs Sprake: Juliet Cooke
Svenson/Rev Jack Vincent: Geoffrey Wheeler
Spilsby: James Beck
Secretary: Stephanie Turner

: .. as Dreams are Made of

Great changes have taken place in the world of the theatre in recent years, but two things stay constant - the high rate of unemployment in the acting profession and the large number of young people who are nevertheless determined to break into it. What has it to offer them these days?
A report by Brian Redhead


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Micbael Oliver Producer john POWELL
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Micbael Oliver
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Cry. the Beloved Country (2)

: Beyond Comprehension

The last of four programmes which examine some aspects of the paranormal in the light of current scientific knowledge.
Tonight Jane Finnis looks at Telekinesis - Mind over Mattert with the aid of Tony Buzan Professor Mark Hansel Renée Haynes and Professor John Taylor


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

: News

preceded by Weather

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