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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson
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 Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions; see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Editor: Mike Chaney

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

from 9.40
Ring Birmingham [number removed] and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners.
BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott

: News

: Checkpoint

Checkpoint lor Consumers
An investigative programme presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Daily Service

NEM, p 62; Pjaise ye the Lord, ye servants of the Lord (BBC MB 280); Psalm 25. vv 1-10; Luke 9, vv 51-62 (RSV); God is working his purpose out (BBC HB 177)

: Morning Story

Read by Pitt Wilkinson
The house, whose chimneys he caught a glimpse of through the trees, had been empty for years and years. Long ago a lady lived there, but she had been very wicked and very unhappy, and even now could find no rest in her grave. Producer PAUL MULDOON BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Pitt Wilkinson

: News

: Something to Declare medium wave

( Thursday broadcast)

: When Music was Magic

Actor John Laurie looks back on the music of his childhood, in particular to Dvorak's 'Songs My Mother Taught Me,-Last of four programmes Producer ELIZABETH SMITH


Unknown: John Laurie
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: News

: You and Yours

Your health and general well-being are the concern of our Friday presenter Bill Breckon With, of course, your views in What's on Your Mind?


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Oh, Get On With It!

starring Kenneth Williams with Lance Percival Miriam Margolyes and the Nic Rowley Trio
Script by PETER SPENCE , with additional material by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH and DAVID RENWICK Producer SIMON BRETT
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Script By: Peter Spence
Unknown: Colin Bostock-Smith
Unknown: David Renwick
Producer: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

Gorton Clough


Unknown: Gorton Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Like Father. Like Son: PETER WINDOWS investigates what happens when boys follow their fathers' footsteps - and when they don't.
2.0-2.2 News
The Phobics: SUSAN MCKENZIE meets a group at Nottingham who help each other.
Local Studies Library: EILEEN TOTTEN explores a part of a library that deals with very recent history.
Sewing Snips and Tips from BETTY FOSTER - 5: up-dating old clothes.
Studio guest: playwright David Edgar , with successes in Bristol and London, whose newest offering opens in Birmingham next week. MARTIN JARVIS reads Lucky Jim by KINGSLEY AMIS (10)


Unknown: Susan McKenzie
Unknown: Eileen Totten
Unknown: Betty Foster
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Lucky Jim

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Arthur Stocking in Space by MARY CALVERT Presenters
Written by AVERIL coult
Listen with Mother Stories, £2.00 from bookshops


Unknown: Mr Arthur Stocking
Unknown: Mary Calvert
Music: Tony Aitken
Written By: Averil Coult
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Truest Wisdom

by A. A. Beeching
With Barry Foster, Penelope Lee and Steven Pacey
"Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom" (Edmund Burke)


Writer: A. A. Beeching
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Don Simpson: Barry Foster
Nicola Simpson: Penelope Lee
Richard Simpson: Steven Pacey
Headmaster: Stephen Thorne
Secretary/Junior boy: Elizabeth Revill
Mr Beresford: Roger Milner
Ian/Radio commentator: Anthony Smee
Arthur Preece: Ralph Lawton
Fred Micklethwaite: Michael Deacon
Reporter/Reginald Proctor: Michael Shannon

: News

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Story Time

A Murder of Quality by JOHN IE CARRE
Read by GEOFFREY BANKS 5: The End of the Chase
(Starting next Monday: The House of Gair by Eric Link -later, read by John Shedden )


Read By: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Eric Link
Read By: John Shedden

: PM

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VIIF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest
Questionmasters TIM GUDGIN and BOB HOLNESS Final
15: King William's College, Isle of Man v Paisley Grammar School. Scotland
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER


Unknown: Questionmasters Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Dick Tracey


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her own selection of items from BBC Radio and Television during the past seven days. Producer JOHN KNIGHT
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lady Barnett Hugh Scanfon
Sir Monty Finniston
Phillip Whitehead. mp
Chairman David Jacobs from Derbyshire
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol
(Rptd: Sat, 1.15; Afon, 11.5am)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at
7.30 pm) to: Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 ZLR


Unknown: Lady Barnett Hugh Scanfon
Unknown: Sir Monty Finniston
Unknown: Phillip Whitehead.
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)
Alistair Cooke 's America;: £6.00, from bookshops .


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

A Declaration of Independence The American voice in the novel and on the stage. In this bicentennial year. MALCOLM BRADBURY , TONY TANNER and BRENDAN GILL discuss with PAUL BAILEY the development of fiction and drama in America,


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Tony Tanner
Unknown: Brendan Gill
Unknown: Paul Bailey

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting
Friday Special: a deeper look at a topic of the moment Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: A Book at Bedtime

A Handful of Dust by EVELYN WAUGH : abridged in 13 parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by m'GH BURDEN (Final instalment)


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: WeekEnding....

David Jason. Bill Wallis Nigel Rees and Bill McGuffie at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Script By: Andrew Marshall
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

preceded by Weather

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