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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day BILL DRUMMOND


Unknown: Bill Drummond

: 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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Finger on the Pulse

Diagnosis: Flair or Science?
How do doctors decide what's wrong with their patients? Is diagnosis something that can be taught? Are machines better at it than humans? Presented by Bill Breckon


Presented By: Bill Breckon
Unknown: David Delvin
Producers: Susan Snailum
Unknown: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now

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


Introduced By: John Hedges.
Producer: Terry Lloyd

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; As pants the hart for cooling streams (BBC HB 451); Psalm 130; Luke 19, vv 11-28 (RSV); All my hope on God is founded (BBC HB 299)

: Morning Story

Scarlet Pants and Shirley Poppies by IRIS MACFARLANE Read by Fraser Kerr
'It's strange but I'll not believe the worst of her. They'll have blown away, that'll be the reason. I lost a pair myself that way.'


Unknown: Shirley Poppies
Read By: Fraser Kerr

: News

: Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Roy Castle presents an affectionate tribute to what is probably the best-loved comedy duo the world has ever produced. illustrated with extracts from the soundtracks of some of Stan and Oily's many films. Written by MICHAEL POINTON Producer BOB OLIVER ROGERS


Unknown: Roy Castle
Written By: Michael Pointon
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

: Steno Thirty-Minute Theatre

Just his Manner by JOAN LOCK


Unknown: Joan Lock

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do IT

: Brain of Britain 1976

A general knowledge contest Chairman Robert Robinson 6: South of England (ii)
Richard SNAILHAM (Berkshire), lecturer; MISS BARBARA KIRBY (East Sussex), librarian: GERALD GREGORY (Hampshire), civil servant; ALAN WINTER (Berkshire), work study engineer including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , Who, With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer TONY LUKE
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Richard Snailham
Unknown: Miss Barbara Kirby
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week: Roy Shaw , Secretary-General of the Arts Council of Great Britain,
2.0-2.2 News
Through the Eyes of a Child - 1: children. round the country. talk about their mums and dads.
Women Through the Pages - 1: ROSS DAVIES on Evelyn Waugh 's attitudes to the female sex as seen in his novels.
New Chances: VALERIE BETHELL visits a scheme in Sussex for helping disabled students. The Rainbird Pattern by VICTOR CANNING , abridged In 12 parts by JACK SINGLETON Read by EDWARD KELSEY (Final instalment)
(Music: Etude Symphonique by Nelhybel)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Roy Shaw
Unknown: Ross Davies
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Valerie Bethell
Unknown: Victor Canning
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: Edward Kelsey

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mandy's Peculiar Jour. ney by MARGARET joy

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Delayed Reaction. A play for radio by CHARLES THOMAS with David Buck. Maureen O'Brien Michael Bates , Haydn Jones
4 That was Southern Command on the line. They've got two new patients for me. A couple of paratroopers from one of the airborne divisions. They went sick on the airfield, just before the take-off. The invasion planes had to fly without them. But later, when the Medical Officer at the Transit Camp took a look at them - nothing wrong.'


Unknown: Charles Thomas
Unknown: David Buck.
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Michael Bates
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Producer: Jean Bower
Telephone Operator: Peter Craze
Colonel Rivers: Godfrey Kenton
Matron: Anne Jameson
Pte 'Smiler' SIMS: Michael Bates
Corporal Hopkins: Haydn Jones
Bdr Ted Gillett: Malcolm Reid
Nurse Beryl Jones: Margaret Robertson
Nurse Gwen Warren: Maureen O'Brien
Sergeant Craig: Garard Green
Pte Frank Norris: David Buck

: News

: The Natural History of John Clare

I never feared the critic's pen To live by my renown.
I found the poems in the fields And only wrote them down.
The poet John Clare found inspiration for many of his poems in the woods and fields near his Northamptonshire home. In this programme naturalist John Barrett looks at some of Clare's poetry and prose, and discovers that his observations of animals and birds and their behaviour were quite remarkable for a man who had no guidebooks, little education and no binoculars. Poems read by ROBIN HOLMES Producer SUE COATES


Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: John Barrett
Read By: Robin Holmes
Producer: Sue Coates

: Story Time

Five stories by PENELOPE MORTIMER 3: The Skylight
' She lay on the roof and looked down through the skylight. It was barely 18 inches wide - perhaps two feet long. She could no more get through it than a camel through a needle's eye .. !


Stories By: Penelope Mortimer

: PM

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


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Oh, Get On With It!

starring Kenneth Williams with Lance Percival Miriam Margolyes and the Nic Rowley Trio


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

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your questions in person to his guest of the evening.
Call [number removed]from 6.0 pm


Producer: Walter Wallich

: Lifelines in Medicine

For the second of this series Tony Van den Bergh investigates some current developments in gynaecology and obstetrics. He examines one side-effect of The Pill, and ancillary sexual problems; looks at the new methods in tubal surgery with the Queen's gynaecologist; and hears about the latest technique in the operation for cancer of the cervix. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Tony van Den Bergh

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: The Prospect Before Us

Four talks during Lent, in a Christian perspective, on some problems and opportunities now confronting our society.
3: Our Individual Responsibility Speaker: Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Jehn Tusa reporting


Unknown: Jehn Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest (3)

: News

preceded by Weather

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