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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 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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead

: News

: These You Have Loved

(A shortened version of Saturday broadcast)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93: Lo, God is here! let us adore (BBC HB 264): Psalm 34. vv 1-10; Luke 19. vv 28-40 (RSV); Lord of our life (BBC HB 179)

: Morning Story

Fine Feathers by W. E. SLADER-BOORMAN Read by Dillwyn Owen
This particular day has significant relevance in the context of this story about an English journalist's visit to Wales. Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales


Unknown: W. E. Slader-Boorman
Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: News

: Sketches by Boz

Six readings by John West-brook from the CHARLES DICKENS character studies.
1: The Funny Young Gentleman 'A stout gentleman with a powdered head whispered us that Griggins was a wit of the first water....'


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce including MOLLY PRICE-OWEN , SUE COOK and DICK WATKINSON with the BBC Shopping Basket. the weekend's best buys, and all the news that affects consumers.


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

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Of Mice and Supermen: Luxembourg - the day-trip duchy which gave a motto to the Prince of Wales.
Reading your letters.
Let's Play Some Music-2: 'When you take some skin. jazz begins.' Learning the drums with ANDY PRICE.
The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley by DIANA PETRE abridged in 11 parts by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE Read by Shelagh Fraser (1)
Diana Petre 's father left a letter to be opened only in the event of his death. It was addressed to her half-brother, the writer J. R. Aekerley , and it contained the statement 'Now for the " secret orchard" part of my story. For many years I had a mistress
This is the story of that
Secret Orchard
(Music: Scriabin's First Symphony)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Diana Petre
Unknown: Sally Skrimshire Read
Unknown: Shelagh Fraser
Unknown: Diana Petre
Unknown: J. R. Aekerley

: Listen with Mother

Story: Red Apples and Rosy Cheeks by EILEEN HYDE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

What Do We Do Now, Henry? by PAULINE MACAULAY
ALEC: Fancy a bungalow at Shoreham? You could have mine for a week if the idea appeals to you ... Nothing primitive, you know. All mod cons. Very quiet and secluded ... delightful sea breezes, etc. HENRY: But you live in it.
ALEC: That doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy a few nights in town ... We could work on an exchange basis.


Unknown: Pauline MacAulay
Producer: David R. Godfrey
Alec Pottinger: Hugh Burden
Henry Mitchell: Peter Woodthorpe
Harriet: Mitchell Carole-Boyd
Removal man/Waiter: Jeffrey Segal

: Jack de Manio Precisely

JACK DE MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure.


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: News

: Story Time

4: The King of Kissingdom
'Idonotknowwhatwenton between my mother, my father. and Miss Briggs during the short months of the winter and the spring: and therefore it is all just as shrouded in mystery to me now as it was that day when we received, for the first time, our invitation to the orchard ...


Stories By: Penelope Mortimer
Read By: June Barrie

: PM

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


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Dad's Army

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Jody Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
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
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Les Perry: John Bull

: News Desk

Dick Tracey


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Any Answers?

: The Brave

Freedom Lies Westwards
In 1946 Estonian refugees living in Sweden were ordered to return to their country, then occupied by the Soviets. Knowing something of Soviet ' hospitality ' the Veedam family decided that anything was better than this. Together with a group of friends as poor as themselves, tHey managed to buy an old boat. Without visas. proper supplies or equipment; laden down with children. Aunty and an indomitable Grandma, they sailed off westwards, determined to reach the New World or perish in the attempt.
Script and production by ALAN BURGESS


Production By: Alan Burgess
Harry: Roger Snowdon
Val: David Graham
Maia: Anthony Smee
Paul: David Neal
Fisherman: James Thomason
Mac: Michael Shannon
Grandma: Betty Baskcomb
Aunt Juliana: Betty Huntley-Wright
Arvid: Peter Williams
Paddy Shortall: Denis McCarthy
Ellen: Joanna Wake
YUta: Alison Gollings

: Analysis

In this extended edition
Alexander Solzhenitsyn. the exiled Russian writer. reflects on the political and moral attitudes of Britain and the Western world.
Solzhenitsyn's talk. which was first broadcast on Radio 3, is followed by a discussion about the issues he raises.
Chairman Ian McIntyre Reader RICHARD PASCO Producer TOM READ
(Richard Pasco is an associate of the Royal Shakespeare Co)


Unknown: Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
Reader: Ian McIntyre
Reader: Richard Pasco
Producer: Tom Read

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest by OLIVIA MANNING


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Read By: Kate Coleridge

: News

preceded by Weather

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