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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 VIIF Regional news and Weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news
At 7.0 and 8.9 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

: These You Have Loved

(Sat's broadcast: shortened)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; The church of God a kingdom is (BBC HB 183); Psalm 145, w 13-21; Luke 4. vv 31-44 (RSV); The Lord is King! Lift up thy voice (BBC HB 26)

: Morning Story

A Matter of Marital Bliss by GEOFFREY PERKINS
Read by Frank Windsor
Is Alderman Adams having an affair? With his wife's private detective on the trail, his friends at the Chainmakers' Arms move into action. Producer DAVID SHUTE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Read By: Frank Windsor
Unknown: Alderman Adams
Producer: David Shute

: News

: James Herriot: The World's Favourite Vet

In the second 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.
2: The Vet's Li/e, Yesterday and Today


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
A Good Buy?: listen to Shopping Basket and find out.


Presenter: Nancy Wise

: My Music

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by June Knox Mawer Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Kids' Village: MARY DOWNING reports on a theatre project in Stratford East. London. Answer and Comment.
The Mugbuff: how BOB COLEMAN got tired of being mugged in New York.
A Cage of Hummingbirds (2)


Unknown: Knox Mawer
Unknown: Bob Coleman

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Williams the Window Cleaner by JOHN FARRINGTON


Unknown: Mr Williams
Unknown: John Farrington

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Question of Identity by H. A. WRENN
It is not unusual for a killer to mistake the identity of his victim, but usually when this happens the crime is murder. When it happens in a case of suicide, a great many questions have to be answered.
Producer ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: H. A. Wrenn
Nicola Norton: Patricia Gibson
Inspector Webb: Ralph Lawton
Lyn: Ros Drinkwater
Ray: Sean Arnold
Eric Norton: Michael Shannon
Ruth: Judith Boyd
Sergeant: Graham Rigby
Constable: Paul Henry

: Jack de Manio Precisely

JACK DE MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure. Producer MICHELL RAPER


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Michell Raper

: News

: Story Time

The Luck of the Valls 9: Murder at Vail

: PM

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

: News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

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


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Ralph Lawton
Ken Pound: Garard Green
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Colin Drury: John Baddeley
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Bill Morris: Jim Hooper
Terry Barford: Paul Draper

: News Desk

Dick Tracey


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


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Midweek Theatre

Philately will get you Nowhere A farcical comedy for radio by ANDREW SACHS with Barbara Mitchell and Edward Kelsey


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Producer: Betty Davies
Sid Vane: Edward Kelsey
Wally Potter: Bunny May
Sheena: Patricia Gallimore
Mrs Lorrimer: Barbara Mitchell
George Henderson: Peter Tuddenham
Froelich: Manning Wilson
Gayton Faucit: Gerald Cross
Veronica jo: Manning Wilson

: The Co-operative Ideal

' We were looking for a civilised way to work, and we found it, but how you marry this attitude to work and to society is a problem society will have to resolve.'
Scottish Daily News)
At the beginning of last year several workers' cooperatives were set up with Government funds. One is expected to show a profit after a year's trading; another is struggling to stay in business; and a third has gone into liquidation.
What was the philosophy behind these experiments? What lessons have been learnt from them? Is there a future for the workers' co-operative? An enquiry by Bob Houlton
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bob Houlton
Unknown: Max Easterman
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Sarah Dunant

: 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 (7)


Unknown: Alan Paton
Read By: Jack Watson

: News

preceded by Weather

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