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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day ROSEMARY WAKELIN


Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
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: Brian Redhead

: News

: The Moon's a Balloon: 2: Nessie

medium wave only
Another chance to hear David Niven reading from his best-selling autobiography.


Author/Reader: David Niven
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories.
Introduced by SUSAN DENNY Producer JEREMY ECCLES


Introduced By: Susan Denny
Producer: Jeremy Eccles

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; God of love and truth and beauty (BBC HB 273); Psalm 146; Luke 4, vv 14-30 (RSV); Hark how the adoring hosts above (BBC HB 489)

: Morning Story

Bosom Friends by REARDEN CONNER
Read by Allan McClelland
1 My Uncle Jody had a talent for friendship, no wife, and no home to call his own ... It was an embarrassment to my Aunt Bess and my Uncle Thomas because it meant their house was open to all sorts of people ... -


Read By: Allan McClelland

: News

: Sweet Songs of Zion

Introduced by Sir John Betjeman who explores the treasures of English hymn-writing. 2: William Cowper and Augustus Toplady


Introduced By: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: William Cowper
Unknown: Augustus Toplady

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Who Killed Peter's Beetle?

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do IT

: Top of the Form

Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by June Knox -Mawer Guest of the Week:
Laurence Cotterell , Chairman of the Poetry Society
2.0-2.2 News
Do-It-Yourself Medicine: ChrisTINE DOYLE looks into aching joints and muscles.
Reading your letters.
Biarritz Lives Again: the world's grandest seaside resort of the 20s is attempting a comeback. JOHN ARDAGH reports on its success.
A Cage of Hummingbirds by JUNE DRUMMOND: abridged in 13 parts by DELIA PATON
Read by Margaret Inglis (1)
'A week ago Leila Wittlin went back to Johannesburg. I saw her private aircraft pass over my house, and wondered if she turned in her seat to cast a glance at Durban, I thought it unlikely ...' (Music: Korngold's Violin Concerto)


Introduced By: June Knox
Unknown: Laurence Cotterell
Unknown: Christine Doyle
Unknown: John Ardagh
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: Margaret Inglis
Unknown: Leila Wittlin

: Listen with Mother

Story: Sam's Woolly Hat by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Julie Sumner
A play for radio by JOHN WHITEWOOD with John Forrest , John Rowe
' How can I explain to my own child that her father is a paralysing bore, that her mummy doesn't love her daddy any more? '
When the Sumners separate. the upheaval affects more lives than their own.


Unknown: Julie Sumner
Unknown: John Whitewood
Unknown: John Forrest
Unknown: John Rowe
Producer: John Cardy
Julie Sumner: Gemma Jones
David Sumner: John Forrest
Victoria Sumner: Helen Worth
Mrs Pritchard: Hilda Schroder
Janet: Sandra Clark
Bill Morrisson: John Rowe
Helen Richards: Diana Olsson

: News

: A Man of Independent Mind

Sixteen years ago, Paul Leyton was Chief Research Engineer on the Black Knight Rocket project: today he has turned his talents to running a small restaurant and brews his own beer - in fact, he is licensee of the smallest brewery in the country. Along the way he has also been a poet. a pilot, a teacher, an inventor - and, incidentally, a keen student of snails.
Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Paul Leyton
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Story Time

The Luck of the Valls
8: The Meeting in Grosvenor Square

: PM

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

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renle Houston
Bettine Le Beau. Andrle Melly and Nancy Wise
In the Chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Renle Houston
Unknown: Bettine Le Beau.
Unknown: Andrle Melly
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Bridges

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's your Line:

[number removed]
Paying for the Arts
Ring Robin Day to put your questions on the support we give to the creative arts in Britain to Roy Shaw , Secretary-General of the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Call [number removed]from 6.0 pm


Unknown: Roy Shaw
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Roy Hudd's All-Time Music-Hall

Songs of the old-time stars sung by PETER REEVES , PAT WHITMORE CHARLES YOUNG and the MUSIC-HALL SINGERS directed by CHARLES YOUNG Chairman Roy Hudd
Written and produced by CHARLES CHILTON
(Edited version: Fri 11.5 am)


Sung By: Peter Reeves
Sung By: Pat Whitmore
Sung By: Charles Young
Directed By: Charles Young
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer DAVID PERRY


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Cry, the Beloved Country (6)

: News

preceded by Weather

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