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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day CANON GORDON ALBION


Unknown: Canon Gordon Albion

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead in Manchester and Paul Barnes in London
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
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: Paul Barnes

: News

: These You Have Loved

(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12); Psalm 63: Luke 22, vv 7-23 (Rsv); I to the hills will lift mine eyes (BBC HB 459)

: Morning Story

Saying the Right Thing by DERICK CHARD
Read by Bob Monkhouse
It was a normal, if wet, car journey for Joe Richards-un til he met a dog called Rolfe, Producer DAVID SHUTE BBC Birmingham


Read By: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Joe Richards-Un
Producer: David Shute

: News

: Sketches by Boz

Six readings by John Westbrook from the CHARLES DICKENS character studies.
2: The Theatrical Young Gentleman
'He is a constant half-price visitor at one or other of the theatres.... He is a great advocate for violence of emotion


Unknown: John Westbrook
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, all the news that affects consumers, and, of course, your views in What's On Your Mind?


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

: My Music

(Tuesdoy's broadcast)
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
Answer and Comment.
A Disc or Two: PETER CLAYTON with a review of the latest record issues.
The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley by Diana PETRE (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Clayton
Unknown: Shelagh Fraser
Unknown: Roger Ackerley
Unknown: Diana Petre

: Listen with Mother

Story: Big Fat Rosie buys an Easter Egg for Harry by MARY CALVERT
More Stories about Big Fat Rosie: Turnip Tom and Big Fat Rosie, 30p, from bookshops


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Sleeping Gene by MARK P. HILL with Derek Seaton and Paula Wilcox
' Just remember, if you wake up one morning to find anything resembling a giant hedgehog lying next to you, just love, honour and obey it - .. and call it George ... '
(Leonard Fenton is in ' The Sea Gull ' at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Unknown: Mark P. Hill
Unknown: Derek Seaton
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Producer: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
George: Derek Seaton
Mary: Paul Wilcox
Jane: Carole Boyd
Joe: Stephen Thorne
BOSwell: Gerald Cross
Doctor: Leonard Fenton
Bob: Leslie Heritage
Harry: Roger Snowdon

: JackdeManio Precisely

JACK DE MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure.
4.0-4.5 News


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

The Rash Adventurer by MARGARET FORSTER
4: March into England


Unknown: Margaret Forster

: Reports

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


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Dad's Army

starring Arthur Lojve John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Keep Young and Beautiful


Unknown: Arthur Lojve
Unknown: John Le Mesurier

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
(Gareth Armstrong is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Written By: William Smethurst
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Peter Stevens: Paul Henry
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Dorothy: Heather Barrett
Simon: Alaric Cotter

: News Desk

Dick Tracey presenting world news and views


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
Write to: Any Answersr, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Brave

in Nightmare in the Sun
In 1964, missionary nurse Margaret Hayes was caught up in the brutal Simba rebellion which swept across the north-east provinces of the recently independent Republic of Zaire. She was the only survivor at her mission station - the rest were slaughtered. Taken prisoner by the Simbas, she was dragged through the jungle month after month: her life. as a hostage. always balanced on a knife-edge.
Script and production by ALAN BURGESS


Unknown: Margaret Hayes
Production By: Alan Burgess
Margaret Hayes: Gwen Cherrell
Madame Le Gros: Rosalind Adams
Sister Dominique: Ginnette Clarke
Sister Marie Clair: Aljson Gollings
Sister Thérèse: Deborah Paige
Mother Superior: Betty Baskcomb
Mayor: Leslie Heritage
BO: Jeffrey Segal
Belgian: Peter Craze
Pastor Asani: Sion Probert

: Analysis

A Question of Population
Presented by Mary Goldring
For the first time since records began almost a century and a half ago - and probably for the first time since the Black Death -Britain's population did not increase last year. There is no guarantee that this will continue to be so in the years to come. but the downward trend in the birth rate over the past decade suggests it might.
Demographic forecasting is as difficult a science as economic forecasting, but they are both the tools of the planner. How we plan our investment, our building and our education over the next half-a-century must be determined by population trends. After years of talking of a population explosion. should we be changing our attitudes?


Presented By: Mary Goldring

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest (9)

: News

preceded by Weather

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