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: Farming Week

Presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV DERRICK GREEVES


Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: Derrick Greeves

: Today

The world this morning, what Britain's getting up to. plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced hy 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


Unknown: John Timpson

: James Cameron

reflects on life in and out of the BBC Sound Archives.

: 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 , Kenneth Robinson, Fritz Spiegl and their guests entertain you for the next unpredictable hour.


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

: News

: Wildlife

Arc monkeys normally left- or right-handed? Why should a mother vole carry her young by their throatst Has the team ever encountered an animal ghost?
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; The Saviour died, but rose again (BBC HB 497); Psalm 57: Luke 3, vv 12-22 (RSV); Happy are they, they that love God (BBC HB 274)

: Morning Story

Dora's Darling by KAY WITHERS
Read by Betty Hardy
' You really do work so incredibly hard. Why must you have two jobs? '
1 Because I would do anything for money, Madam, that's why.'
' Anything, Dora? ... '


Read By: Betty Hardy
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Sherrill Milnes , baritone, With ROY PLOMLEV
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Baritone: Sherrill Milnes

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by June Knox -Mawer Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Consumer Commentary: NORMAN TOZER with a round-up of consumer news at home and abroad.
I Had a Little Nut Tret by LOUIS BATTYE (11) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: June Knox
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Bill's Sister's Baking Set by BARBARA WILLIAMS


Unknown: Barbara Williams

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Swim Off the Island

: Story Time

The Luck of the Valls by E. F. BENSON
Read by NORMAN SHELLET 6: Rain


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

: PM

5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news

: News

: Many a Slip

'twixt 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)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Sounds Natural

Harry Secombe discusses with DEREK JONES his interest in photographing wildlife, and chooses some recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer JOHN BURTON BBC Bristot


Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: The Monday Play: The Lonely Conscience

by Lydia Ragosin
[Starring] John Moffat as James, Duke of York and Tony Britton as Charles II

When Charles II was restored to the throne of England, his brother's conversion to Catholicism and his own lack of a legitimate heir prompted his ambitious bastard son, Monmouth, and his Protestant supporters to rebel against the succession. James's inability to compromise over his new faith, and Charles's to believe in his son's treachery, provide the background to this sympathetic portrait of the last of the Stuart kings.

(Repeated: next Sun 2.30 pm)
(John Moffat is appearing with the Lyric Theatre Company)


Writer: Lydia Ragosin
Producer: Margaret Etall
James Duke of York: John Moffatt
Charles II: Tony Britton
Duke of Monmouth: John Rye
Earl of Shaftesbury: Brian Haines
Maria Beatrice: Jane Knowles
Duchess of Modena: Norma Ronald
Princess Mary: Deborah Paige
William of Orange: Michael Deacon
William Russell: Steve Hodson
Archbishop of Canterbury: Peter Williams
Titus Oates: Michael Shannon
Lord Dartmouth: Leslie Heritage
Earl Halifax: Jeffrey Segal
Colonel Rumsey: James Warwick
Sir Edward Hales: Norman Claridge
Comte de Lauzun: Michael Burlington
Ship's Master: Michael Shannon
Louis XIV: Nigel Graham

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France Producer TOM VERNON Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Tom Vernon
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Cry. the Beloved Country by ALAN PATON
Read by JACK WATSON (4)


Unknown: Alan Paton
Read By: Jack Watson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

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