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: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by JOHN GLYN-JONES . BBC Wales
6.40 Prayer for the Day DAVID PARTRIDGE


Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Unknown: David Partridge

: Today

with John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Sports News and. Today's Papers: at 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

: Richard Stilgoe

hunts through the BBC Sound Archives for the voices of those who have made history.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

who. together with Mavis Nicholson , Kenneth Robinson. Sheridan Morley and their guesis, will be providing the incentive to face Monday morning once again.


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson.
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

I have heard it said that birds only sing. to mark out their territories. Don't they ever sing just for the pleasure and beauty of it!
The team voice their thoughts on another selection of your wildlife questions.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM. p 34; Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire (BBC HB 126): Psalm 57: Hebrews 8, vv 1-13 (NEB); Look, ye saints, and see how glorious (BBC HB 127)

: Morning Story

Charlie Chester reads from
A Circular Tour by w. w. JACOBS Keep your hair on ' says the cabman; ' It'll be three-and-six for the fare. and I'll take the money now.'
'You'll 'ave it when you get there,' says Ginger.
' I'll 'ave it now,' says the cabman. ' 1 'ad a fare die on the way once before.' Producer


Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Joanna Scott-Moncriefp

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Sue Cook The World of Work
MARGARET KORVING studies the jobs market. Your Money.


Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

(medium wave only from 2.0)
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Basic Principles of Photography: advice for beginners from Reg Mason, Editor of Amateur Photographer. Arts Notebook.
Family Units by Ruth Finch (11)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Reg Mason
Unknown: Ruth Finch
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Giant and the Harp by OLIVE DOVE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Footnote to the Conspiracy by BRUCE STEWART


Unknown: Bruce Stewart

: Story Time: The Franchise Affair: 1: A Very Grave Accusation

by Josephine Tey, abridged in ten parts by P.M. Wilson
Read by Bernard Hepton
A 15-year-old schoolgirl kidnapped and ill-treated by two apparently respectable women - that's Betty Kane's story. And when Robert Blair, solicitor, is called to the house named 'The Franchise', he's set the task of proving the girl a liar.
Producer Pamela Howe

BBC Bristol


Author: Josephine Tey
Abridged by: P.M. Wilson
Read By: Bernard Hepton
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Robert Williams
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams

: News

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards, Ted Ray, Arthur Askey, Cyril Fletcher
In the Chair McDonald Hobley
Special guest Thora Hird
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Producer Edward Taylor
(McDonald Hobley is in "No Sex, Please - We're British!" at the Strand Theatre, London)


Panellist: Jimmy Edwards.
Panellist: Ted Ray.
Panellist: Arthur Askey
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Special guest: Thora Hird
From an idea by: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

A daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed.

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Strong Poison by DOROTHY L. SAYERS , adapted in six parts by CHRIS MILLER with and 2: Ten Minutes in Bloomsbun/ Marjorie Phelps ROSALIND ADAMS


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Rosalind Adams
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Starring Ian Carmichael
Miss Climpson: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Harriet Vane: Ann Bell
Chief Inspector Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Ryland Vaughan: Christopher Bidmead
Nina Kropotky: Margaret Robertson

: The Monday Play

Anna Calder-Marshall
Isabel Dean , John Phillips Paul Seed and John Rowe in Like the Leaves by GIUSEPPE GIACOSA , translated by HENRY REED
' These are people who can't stand up to a blizzard - the first puff of wind, and they're blown away, Blown away, like the leaves from a tree.'
Produced and directed by DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Anna Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: John Phillips
Unknown: Paul Seed
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Giuseppe Giacosa
Translated By: Henry Reed
Directed By: David Spenser
Nennele: Anna Calder-Marshall
Lucia: Marjorie Westbury
Tommy: Paul Seed
Andrea: Malcolm Reid
Gaspare: Peter Craze
Madame Lablanche: Eva Haddon
Giovanni: John Phillips
Massimo: John Rowe
Signora Lauri: Hilda Schröder
Signora Irene: Janet Burnell
A painter: Malcolm Hayes
Groom: Anthony Smee
Helmer Strile: Christopher Bidmead

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Angela Hull ) Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Angela Hull
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime: Little Ladyship: 1

by Ian Hay
Abridged for radio in ten parts by Nigel Lambert
Read by Peter Williams
Sir John Brent, a consultant surgeon, falls in love with Eve Angela Bingley Jessup , a society schoolgirl. They marry and are very happy, but Eve soon hankers after adventure...
Producer David H. Godfrey


Author: Ian Hay
Abridged for radio by: Nigel Lambert
Read by: Peter Williams
Producer: David H. Godfrey

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Bust-ness Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

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