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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
6.40 Prayer for the Day MARTHA BLOUNT


Unknown: Martha Blount

: Today

with John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with 7.25* and 8.25* VHF Regional News and Weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

from 9.20am A Green and Pleasant Land?
Britain can afford to be proud of its countryside - but for how long? Do we treat this scarce national asset with enough care and consideration? Our land provides us with food - and, increasingly, with leisure space. But in a hungry world, can we justify wildlife reserves and National Parks? What can those who use the countryside for recreation do to keep it green and pleasant?
Put your questions and comments to two well-known experts in this field - Professor Kenneth Mellanby and Richard Mabcv
In the Chair Jill Burridge Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed] from 8.0 am


Unknown: Kenneth Mellanby
Unknown: Richard Mabcv
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; My Father, for another night (BBC HB 407); Psalm 103, vv 13-22; Hebrews 3. vv 1-14 (NEB); Love, unto thine own who earnest condescending (BBC HB 523)

: Morning Story

Another Time Round by MARGARET NORTON BRIGGS Read by Garard Green
'That's really what all this-this thing of mine is about. I suppose sometime I shall learn. Next time round perhaps.'


Unknown: Margaret Norton Briggs
Read By: Garard Green

: News

: Down Your Way

: John Ebdon

: News

: You and Yours

Mari Prichard presents the Tuesday edition, concerned with home and family affairs.


Unknown: Mari Prichard

: Dad's Army: My British Buddy

Based on the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn.
Captain Mainwaring arranges a 'Welcome to England' party for the first contingent of American troops to arrive in Walmington-on-Sea, but his hopes to cement Anglo-US relations come somewhat unstuck when a brawl develops between the visitors and his platoon.
Featuring John Laurie, Arnold Ridley and Ian Lavender.
With Bill Pertwee, Larry Martyn, Pearl Hackney, Jack Watson, Mollie Sugden, Wendy Richard, Michael Middleton and John Snagge.
Adapted for radio by Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad.
(Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Adapted for radio by: Michael Knowles
Adapted for radio by: Harold Snoad
Producer: John Dyas
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe.
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Fraser: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Private Walker: Larry Martyn
Colonel Schultz: Jack Watson
Mrs Pike: Pearl Hackney
Mrs Fox: Mollie Sugden
Shirley: Wendy Richard
US Sergeant: Michael Middleton
Announcer: John Snagge

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor A Disc or Two: PETER CLAYTON reviews some recent issues.
2.0 - 2.2 News
Do-it-Yourself Medicine.
If Only More Men Would .. , ask the way when they get lost, says BUNTY JAMES.
Up for Conversion?: BERNARD JACKSON looks into the fate of redundant churches and talks te BOBBY MILL who's made a home in one.
SHIRLEY COOKLIN reads Family Units by RUTH FINCH (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Clayton
Unknown: Bunty James.
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Shirley Cooklin
Unknown: Ruth Finch

: Listen with Mother

Story: The First Wiggly Tooth by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Les Misérables: 3: Monsieur Madeleine

by Victor Hugo


Author: Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo (narrator): Robert Hardy
Jean Valjean: Trevor Martin
Fantine: Morag Hood
Javert: David March
Fauchelevent: Geoffrey Bayldon
Marguerite: Betty Hardy
Thenardier: Malcolm Hayes
Madame Thenardier: Margaret Robertson
Sister Simplice: Carole Boyd
Madame Dorval: Joan Matheson
Mme Victorien: Kathleen Helme
Young woman: Norma Ronald
Dentist: Clifford Norgate
Barber: Jeffrey Segal
Salesman: Haydn Jones
Bamatabois: Colin Etherington
First Dandy: Peter Craze
Second Dandy: David Neal
Woman: Anne Jameson

: News

: Story Time

Zalelka Dobson
7: Lunching Alone


Unknown: Zalelka Dobson

: PM

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


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: My Music

A quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio David Sells

: Patty Hearst-Rebel or Victim?

The part of Patty Hearst in the trial scenes played by Nicolette Marvin
When 19-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped in 1974 by a group of terrorists calling themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army, it was plain that her life was in jeopardy. It was the first revolutionary kidnapping in the history of the USA. And when the trial of Patty Hearst began on 4 February of this year, the first time ever that a victim had been charged with aiding her kidnappers to rob a bank.
The story of Patty Hearst is one of the most intriguing of our age.
Included in the programme are the recorded voices of PATTY herself; the strange leader of the SLA - black, ex-convicted FIELD-MARSHAL CINQUE; her parents CATHERINE AND RANDOLPH HEARST ; and many others connected with what America has called the ' trial of the century.'
Edgar Lustgarten Written and produced by ALAN BURGESS
(Repeated: next Sun 2.30 pm)


Played By: Nicolette Marvin
Unknown: Patricia Hearst
Unknown: Randolph Hearst
Narrator: Edgar Lustgarten
Duced By: Alan Burgess

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott


Presenter: Jacky Gillott

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita Read by DAVID DAVIS (7)


Read By: David Davis

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

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