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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV GUY GOODALL

: 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 S


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead

: News

: These You Have Loved

(Sat's broadcast: shortened)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; Hast thou not known (BBC HB 491); Psalm 65; Luke 13, vv 22-35 (RSV); 0 God of earth and altar (BBC HB 394)

: Morning Story

Room for Improvement by FRANK PROSSER
Read by John Darran Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales


Unknown: Frank Prosser
Read By: John Darran
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: News

: Odds Against

The fourth of six programmes. From desk to deck - Kevin Finnucane found an answer to redundancy in moving from press and information service to passenger service at sea. Producer DENNIS LOWER


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Kevin Finnucane

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce including MOLLY PRICE-OWEN , SUE COOK and DICK WATKINSON with the BBC Shopping Basket.


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: Dick Watkinson

: My Music

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Ideal Home Exhibition: BARBARA MYERS at Olympia.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
For Your Book List: ELIZABETH THOMAS chooses some recent novels.
Focal Point: JUDITH HANN with a round-up of news from the world of science.
Images of Rose (12)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Elizabeth Thomas
Unknown: Judith Hann

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Great Toboggan Race, part 1, by MARY CALVERT


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Learned Friends
4: Let's Play Politics by JAMES FAIRFAX
When Adrian Hull , a young barrister, decides to stand for Parliament, he is convinced that people are tired of half-truths and would rather face facts, however unpalatable.
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Adrian Hull
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Harry Kingsley, QC: Geoffrey Banks
Adrian Hull: Peter John
Mary Hull: Carole Turner
Fred Hull: Herbert Smith
Tony Errington: David Mahlowe
Alan Hargreaves: Colin Edwynn
Jack Barker: John Franklyn-Robbins

: Jack de Manio Precisely

JACK DE MANIO meets the famous and the not-so-famous. Producer MICHELL RAPER
4.0-4.5 News


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Death on the Nile
4: Narrow Escape at Abu Simbel

: PM

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


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Gordon Armstrong: Tom Coyne
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Dorothy: Heather Barrett
Percy Jordan: William Eedle
Bert Gibbs: Graham Rigby

: News Desk

Dick Tracey


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Any Answers?

: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theatre

Narrator Denis Quilley
Writing in 1848 Charles Dickens declared his support for a National Theatre, but added, 'I wish I could cherish a stronger faith than I have in the probability of its establishment on a national footing within 50 years.'
He was being optimistic. More than 100 years later a National Theatre still did not exist. But, from next Monday, at long last, the ' National ' will be in business. This programme tells the story of the National Theatre idea and of the famous men and women who, since the time of David Garrick , have helped to make it a reality.
Written and produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
(Denis Quilley is a National Theatre player)


Narrator: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: David Garrick
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Denis McCarthy.
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Peter Williams
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Produced By: Alan Haydock
Produced By: Denis Quilley

: Analysis

Great Expectations
Presented by Ian Mclntyre
Nowhere are the arguments about devolution being debated more fiercely than in Scotland. Some fear the Government's proposals could lead eventually to the break-up of the United Kingdom. Others say they do not go far enough. What lies behind the desire of many Scottish people to have a bigger say in running their own affairs? What are the issues at stake? And how far can devolution meet the growing demands of nationalism in Scotland today?
Producer TOM READ


Presented By: Ian McLntyre

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Stone Angel (14)

: News

preceded by Weather

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