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: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by GERRY MONTÉ. BBC Wales
6.40 Prayer for the Day CANON WILFRED GARLICK


Unknown: Canon Wilfred Garlick

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Thought for the Day 7.45-7.5K
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson

: John Bird

asks ' Whatever happened to the Wireless? ' and finds part of the answer in the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.45 am)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Aided and abetted by Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Spiegl , Mavis Nicholson , Sheridan Morley and their guests. The weekly mixture of argument, music and wit that's specially intended to chase away that Monday morning feeling.


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

: * Children's Country Holidays Fund

Tommy Trinder on the need for summer holiday homes for less fortunate London children, Further enquiries to: CCHF, 1 York Street, Baker Street , Lon, don W1H 1PZ


Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Baker Street

: News

: Wildlife

Cold weather and our birds-green flowers - deer and their antlers - your letters - and the wildlife sound competition. 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 122: Our Father's home eternal (BBC HB 233); Psalm 34, vv 11-22; Luke 12, vv 47-57 (Rsv); 0 what their joy and their glory (BBC HB 252)

: Morning Story

Poor Percy, written and read by Brian Hayes


Read By: Brian Hayes

: 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. Your Money. Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: Mavis Nicholson

: Desert Island Discs

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor 1 Sextuplets! ' Mrs Susan Rosenkowitz gave birth to the only surviving sextuplets in the world in January 1974 in Cape Town. Today she talks about her six two-year-olds; and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecologyin London comments.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
A Maid of Honour: Glenda Jackson talks to GORDON GOW about acting in general and in particular about her latest film release The Maids.
Consumer Commentary: NORMAN TOZER.
Images of Rose (9) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mrs Susan
Talks: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Piggy and Marmalade his Cat by A. M. BRAZIER


Unknown: A. M. Brazier

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The World Turned Upside Down

: Story Time

Death on the Nile by AGATHA CHRISTIE abridged in 12 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Anna Massey
1: Passengers, Pearls and Poirot
As a tribute to the late Dame Agatha Christie , one of the world's greatest writers of crime stories, Radio 4 presents one of her most intriguing and baffling cases, in which the indefatigable Hercule Poirot sets about solving an alarming number of murders which all take place amidst, the exotic riches of Egypt.


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Anna Massey
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: PM

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: What's it all About?

or How to identify a situation given a few obscure facts and a little lateral thinking. Panellists:
Sheila Hancock , Peter Jones Arianna Stassinopoulos
Chairman John Timpson Hidden voice JOHN BENSON Compiled by JOHN DAVIS Producer TONY LUKE


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Arianna Stassinopoulos
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: John Benson
Unknown: John Davis
Producer: Tony Luke

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Collapse of Stout Party

SYMPATHETIC VISITOR: Poor dear Mr Smith , how he must suffer with all that sneezing and coughing!
MRS SMITH : He does. indeed: but you can't think how it amuses the baby:
In the second of two programmes Richard Stilgoe continues his sidelong glance at what made the Victorians laugh. The songs of the music-hall, the polished wit of sophisticated dons. the oaths and invective of the hackney-cab drivers, or the quips of society hostesses, were often cruel. for beneath the sentimentality of the age was a hard streak and the ' collapse of stout party ' gave endless amusement.
Taking part:


Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mrs Smith
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Book By: Ronald Pearsall
Producer: John Knight

: Brief Lives

by the 17th-century biographer and antiquarian John Aubrey : the Radio Premiere to celebrate the 350th anniversary of his birth, starring
Roy Dotrice as John Aubrey Compiled by PATRICK GARLAND
John Aubrey , who was born in March 1626, is now acknowledged as one of the foremost memoirists of his day. Although little has been known of him outside specialist literary circles until comparatively recently, Roy Dotrice 's virtuoso performance of his work has established him as a fascinating, witty, bawdy commentator on the events and, more particularly, the leading personalities of his time.
Producer ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: John Aubrey
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: John Aubrey
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Unknown: John Aubrey
Unknown: Roy Dotrice

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Peter France
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: Margaret Laurence
Read By: Margaret Robertson

: The Financial World Tonight

Book, How Money Works, 40p from bookshops

: News

preceded by Weather

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