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: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
C.40 Prayer for the Day DOM EDMUND JONES


Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: Dom Edmund Jones

: Today

The world this morning, what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather: at S.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news At 7.0 and 8.1 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 Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Editor: Mike Chaney

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

as he, Sheridan Morley , Mavis Nicholson , Lance Perclval , Kenneth Robinson. Fritz Spiegl and their guests entertain you for the next unpredictable hour. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Lance Perclval
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson.
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

Why does the heron fly with its neck folded up - whereas most birds fly with their necks thrust forward?
We ask the team to stick its neck out and answer another batch of your wildlife questions. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; Love came down at Christmas (BBC HB 53); Psalm 33, vv 13-21; Luke 7, vv 36-50 (rsv); Fairest Lord Jesus
(BBC HB 139)

: Morning Story

The Healthy People or Calorie Castle by MAEVE BINCHY
Read by Cecile Chevreau
' Tears of emotion came to Mrs Field 's eyes when her family gave her a present of a week in a Health Farm. But the emotion wasn't gratitude, it was rage ..."


Unknown: Maeve Binchy
Read By: Cecile Chevreau
Unknown: Mrs Field
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Mavis Nicholson The World of Work
With jobs hard to find, MARGARET KORVING studies the market and looks at new opportunities in training and employment.
Your Money: what should you be doing with it now? Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: Mavis Nicholson

: Desert Island Discs

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics introduced by Robert Williams Editor DEREK LEWIS


Duced By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
' Involved in Mankind ': HELEN PALMER views an exhibition of Third World Art - produced by British children.
Social Workers - 4: Home Sweet Home. This week we look at the social workers whose clients live in Residential Homes.
Consumer Commentary: NORMAN TOZER with a round-up of consumer news at home and abroad.
Lucky Jim by KINGSLEY AMIS abridged in 12 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read bv Martin Jarvis (1)
The all-time classic comic novel on academic life, Lucky Jim , lists the fortunes or rather misfortunes of Jim Dixon , a man of many faces, most of which don't fit his surroundings.


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Lucky Jim
Unknown: Jim Dixon
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Stories: Feeding the Birds by EDNA Williams, and Too Many Bears by MARGARET JOY

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Late Into the Night

: Story Time

Framley Parsonage by ANTHONY TROLLOPE Read by PAUL ROGERS
6: Hogglestock Parsonage


Read By: Paul Rogers

: PM

Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Many a Slip

'twixt Katharine Whitehorn Eleanor Summerficld and Tim Rice. David Nixon
Tune-twisters from Steve Race In the Chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
(Starting next Monday at this time a new panel game: What's it all About? Lateral thinking)


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Eleanor Summerficld
Unknown: Tim Rice.
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tldmarsh presenting world news and views Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: John Tldmarsh
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Mysterious Dame Agatha

On 12 January Dame Agatha Christie , authoress of many famous detective novels, died. Last September, on her 85th birthday, this programme was broadcast as a portrait of a truly remarkable writer. We are repeating the programme as a tribute to her. and as a reminder of her achievements In the field of detective fiction. Narrator Cliff Michelmore
Written and produced by MICHELL RAPER


Unknown: Dame Agatha Christie
Unknown: Peter Saunders
Unknown: Julian Symons
Produced By: Michell Raper

: The Monday Play

The True Lance by IAN RODGER
I My Lord. I won't get into trouble for this, will I ... ? It's been bugging me for months and if I don't tell you, as he said I should, I'll just go out of me mind.... I have been told where to find the Holy Lance.... I mean I've seen it in my mind's eye, like. When I've been along with this gentleman that calls hisself Saint Andrew. '
Other parts PAUL WEBSTER


Unknown: Ian Rodger
Unknown: Saint Andrew.
Unknown: Paul Webster
Unknown: David Mallinson
Unknown: David Ross
Producer: Tony Cliff
Elvira: Fiona Walker
Raymond: John Rowe
Bohemond: Nigel Anthony
Matilde: Judith Barker
Bart: John Hollis
Tancred: Howard Benbrook
Baldwin: Russell Dixon
Adhemar: Hugh Dickson
Peter the Hermit: Geoffrey Banks

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Peter France Editor ROSEMARY HART
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Peter France
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osbornc

: A Book at Bedtime

A Handful of Dust by EVELYN WAUGH abridged in 13 parts by DONALD BANCROFT


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Hugh Burden
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

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