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: Farming Today

6.46 Prayer for the Day REV VIVIEN BAGGS


Unknown: Vivien Baggs

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with 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

War and peace, love and marriage - ' Around the World in Eighty Days ' - and an Oscar. David Niven reads the final episode of his autobiography and makes ...
8: An Exit of Sorts (Revised repeat)
(Starting at this time next week: a new series of medical programmes - Finger on the Pulse)

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories.
Introduced by COLIN DORAN Producer TERRY LLOYD


Introduced By: Colin Doran
Producer: Terry Lloyd

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8); Psalm 119. vv 9-18 (bcp); Luke 10. vv 25-37 (RSV); Thine arm, 0 Lord (BBC aa 382)

: Morning Story

The Shoes by SYLVIA HAMON Read by Gabriel Woolf
' What's the matter with you? You've got your permit. It's all settled. Nothing can go wrong now.'


Unknown: Sylvia Hamon
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: News

: Sweet Songs of Zion

Introduced by Sir John Betjeman
8: Mrs C. F. Alexander and Other Women Hymn-writers


Introduced By: Sir John Betjeman
Introduced By: Mrs C. F. Alexander
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Love from the Prodigal by ROGER SWAINE
' Put yourself in my position. There's no end to it. There's no kind of break for me at all. I'm worn out. When I'm with you, he wants to know where I've been, and when I've been with him, you want to know.'
Producer ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham
(Gareth Armstrong is a member of the rsc)


Unknown: Roger Swaine
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Rhys: Gareth Armstrong
Diana: Jane Wymark
Evan: Douglas Blackwell
Gwyn: Christine Pollon
Ambulance men: George Woolley
Ambulance men: Lionel Ngakane

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do IT

: Brain of Britain 1976: 1: London

A general knowledge contest Chairman Robert Robinson 1: London
Glyn Hardwicke, solicitor, Miss Oonagh Lahr, lecturer, Richard Sandford-Smith, retired executive, Mrs Jean Tait
including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by John P. Wynn, who, with Ian Gillies, sets the questions.
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Book, Brain of Britain, 35p from bookshops
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Chairman: Robert Robinson
Contestant: Glyn Hardwicke
Contestant: Miss Oonagh Lahr
Contestant: Richard Sandford-Smith
Contestant: Mrs Jean Tait
Programme devised by: John P. Wynn
Question setter: John P. Wynn
Question setter: Ian Gillies
Producer: Tony Luke

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Susan Varah , Central President of the Mothers' Union.
2.0-2.2 News
Do-it-Yourself Medicine: CHRISTINE DOYLE looks at eyes. Reading your letters.
Gardening Know-How: FRANCES PERRY and ARTHUR BILLITT With tips on digging, pruning, transplanting and other necessary skills.
Images of Rose by ANNA GILBERT abridged in 14 parts by JANET HICKSON
Read by Rosalind Shanks (1)
Cousin Rose had given her life to looking after her father. She had never married. It came to be understood that she had had a ' disappointment.' But all would be made up to her one day. She would make her home with us ... (Music: Herrmann's ' Wuthering Heights ')


Unknown: Susan Varah
Unknown: Christine Doyle
Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Rosalind Shanks
Read By: Cousin Rose

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Hullabaloo and his Trumpet by WINNIE BLYTH


Unknown: Mr Hullabaloo
Unknown: Winnie Blyth

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor by IVOR WILSON
' I've got my pride to think about. I told her I was leaving and I'm not running home with my tail between my legs for her to say I told you so.' ' You could move in with me and a couple of mates. We've taken over one of them old railway coaches ...'
Producer TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Arthur Eden: Geoffrey Banks
Beatrice: Barbara Mullaney
Kathy: Eileen Murphy
Richard: Alan Rothwell
Frank Bassett: Peter Wheeler
Valerie: Sandra Clark
Mrs Lowther: Judith Barker
Sam: Paul Webster
Reg: Bert Palmer
Ron: David Mahlowe

: News

: The Devotees: 1: The Dickens Fellowship

The Fellowship, which was founded in 1902, exists 'to knit together in a common bond of friendship lovers of that great master of humour and pathos, Charles Dickens...'
Charles Lefeaux interviews Cedric Dickens, great-grandson of the novelist; John Creaves, Honorary Secretary of the Fellowship; Mr Brookes, Sheffield; Irene Hide, Portsmouth; Joyce Smith, Broadstairs; and Professor Kathleen Tillotson, an editor of the new edition of the novels and of the letters. The first of three programmes. Producer Charles Lefeaux


Presenter: Charles Lefeaux
Interviewee: Cedric Dickens
Interviewee: John Creaves
Interviewee: Mr Brookes
Interviewee: Irene Hide
Interviewee: Joyce Smith
Interviewee: Professor Kathleen Tillotson
Producer: Charles Lefeaux

: Story Time

.The House of Gair
3: Mr Crome 's Confession


Unknown: Mr Crome

: PM

Nicholas Woolley
5.50 Financial Report
VHFRegional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line:[number removed]

The Costs of Litigation
Ring Robin Day to put your questions on the cost of legal representation in Court and the Barrister's profession to Rt Hon Sir Peter Rawlinson , QC, mp, Chairman of the Bar. Producer WALTER WALLICH
Call [number removed]from 6.0 pm


Unknown: Sir Peter Rawlinson
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Wellington

Second of three programmes written by NESTA PAIN based on the biography by ELIZABETH LONGFORD with Paul Rogers as Wellington 2: Waterloo
' Believe me, nothing, excepting a battle lost, can be half so melancholy as a battle won.' The early morning of Sunday 18 June 1815, found the armies of Wellington and Napoleon facing each other at Waterloo. The battle which followed was ferociously fought on both sides. When it ended at dusk, Wellington and Bliicher, his Prussian ally, had lost between them 30.000 men. The second part of this new series tells the story of that fateful day. Narrator NOEL JOHNSON
and GORDON GOSTELOW as Sergeant Wheeler
Technical assistants:


Written By: Nesta Pain
Unknown: Elizabeth Longford
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Narrator: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Betty Baskcomb
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: Deborah Paige
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Gordon Gostelow
Technical Assistant: Peter James
Technical Assistant: Zena Boyle
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan


Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Stone Angel 13)

: News

preceded by Weather

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