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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day MARTHA BLOUNT


Unknown: Martha Blount

: Today

with Brian Redhead in Manchester and John Timpson in London
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: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson

: News

: These You Have Loved

(Sat's. broadcast: shortened)

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

medium irava only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Blessed Jesus, at thy word (BBC HB 257): Psalm 1; Hebrews 5. vv 11-12. 6, v 9 to 7, v 3 (NEB); Jesu, the very thought of thee (BBC HB 322)

: Morning Story

Tomorrow Will Be Better Still by FLORENCE BAKER
Read by Gaynor Morgan Rees
'The date is Saturday 25 July 1921. It has been the most significant day of my life so far. I expect tomorrow will be better still.'
Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales


Unknown: Florence Baker
Read By: Gaynor Morgan Rees
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: News

: A Country Walk with Andy Price

1: Foxton Locks
Andy tramps around the locks in the heart of England's inland waterways, pinpointing the particular fascination and history of the area.
First of six programmes Producer MARLENE PEASE


Producer: Marlene Pease

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce including MOLLY PRICE-OWEN 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

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0 - 2.2 News
Food for Friends: MICHAEL SMITH , food stylist' and historian, recounts the story of his us Bicentennial banquet.
Traveller Extraordinary: dame FREYA STARK in conversation With JUNE KNOX-MAWER. Answer and Comment. SHIRLEY COOKLIN reads
Family Units by RUTH FINCH (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Shirley Cooklin
Unknown: Ruth Finch

: Listen with Mother

Story: Scribbly Ben by BARBARA WILLIAMS


Unknown: Scribbly Ben
Unknown: Barbara Williams

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Me and the Girls
A play by MICHAEL LEECH based on the short story by NOEL COWARD with Peter Woodthorpe as George Banks
George had ambitions to be one of the great musical comedy stars of the 1920s - but like many other young hopefuls he never quite made it. Now. 30 years later, and facing a fatal illness, he remembers those years of hope....
Piano played by MARTIN GOLDSTEIN
Produced and directed by KAY PATRICK


Play By: Michael Leech
Story By: Noel Coward
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: George Banks
Played By: Martin Goldstein
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Sister Dominique: Tita Dane
Mavis: Shirley Dixon
Dr Pierre/Guido: Haydn Jones
Professor: David Neal
Hercule: Ronald Herdman
BabS: Maureen Morris
Maureen: Patricia Denys
Mme Corelli/Jill: Cordelia Mansall
Sally: Joanna Wake
Avice/Chorus Girl: Tara Soppet
Ronnie: Gordon Reid

: Jack de Manio Precisely

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


Unknown: Jack de Manto
Producer: Michell Raper

: News

: Story Time

Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story by MAX BEERBOHM
Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 9: The Bump Supper


Story By: Max Beerbohm
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: PM Reports

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


Presenter: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Dad's Army

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greens
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Colin Drury: John Baddeley
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Colonel Danby: Norman Shelley

: News

: The World in Focus

A new daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed.
In the studio David Sells

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Scandal

2: Poor Little Rich Girl with Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Elvira Barney and John Rye as Sir Patrick Hastings Written by PETER HUNT
Narrated by Frank Windsor
Mrs Elvira Barney had been one of the bright young things of the 20s. In June 1932, after a disastrous marriage, she was accused of shooting and killing her lover. To the surprise even of many of her friends she was found not guilty. Was she really innocent, or was it true that there was one law for the poor and another for the rich? with PATRICIA GALLIMORE
DAVID MARCH, ANTONY VICCARS and MANNING WILSON and with a personal recollection of Mrs Barney from BARBARA CARTLAND
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Mrs Elvira Barney
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Sir Patrick Hastings
Written By: Peter Hunt
Unknown: Frank Windsor
Unknown: Mrs Elvira Barney
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Barbara Cartland

: Analysis

The Price of Progress
Presented by John Vaizey
The debate about the ' traditional ' and ' progressive ' philosophies of education has been revived in recent weeks with the publication of research findings on the results achieved in the classroom by the two systems of teaching. A survey of schools showed that the move towards ' progressive ' techniques, strongly advocated by the Plowden Report nearly ten years ago. has had far less effect than was supposed. But what do we mean by ' progressive ' and how useful are the labels ' traditional ' and ' progressive '? How do we measure ' progressive ' in education standards? Producer MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester


Presented By: John Vaizey

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by RUMER GODDEN


Unknown: Rumer Godden
Read By: David Davis

: News

preceded by Weather

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