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: Today

with Brian Redhead In Manchester and John Timpson in London
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* Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: John Timpson
Editor: Mike Chaney

: Madam Crowl's Ghost

An old woman remembers her childhood visit to a large old house, owned by the eccentric and frightening Madam Crowl. Read by Mary Wimbush (1) Producer CHERRY cookson (Part 2: tomorrow)


Unknown: Sheridan Le Fanu
Unknown: Madam Crowl.
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: News

: Start the Week with Esther Rantzen

The programme that takes its own particular look at some of the issues and personalities of the forthcoming week. The studio guests join Kenneth Robin son, Bel Mooney and Sheridan Morley for 55 minutes of interviews, discussion and mild irreverence.,
Producer IAN gardhoose


Unknown: Kenneth Robin
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: News

: Wildlife

Why don't birds get chilblainsf The cold never seems to hurt birds' legs - can you explain how their central heating workst
The team pulls its socks up and answers another selection of your wildlife questions. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


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

: Daily Service

Hem, p 71; Rise up, 0 men of God! (BBC HB 364); Psalm 145, vv 13-21; Hebrews 11, vv 1-10 and 13-16 (NEB); Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27)

: Spring into Summer

with David Jacobs
A light-hearted look at leisure In all its forms, with, among many others, Ronnie Barker ,
Sue Becker , Michael Bentine , John Cleese , Phyllis Diller. Benny Hill , Alfred Marks. Frank Muir , Al Read , Allan Sherman and members of Dad's Army.
Plus music and further merriment.
Compiled and produced by IAN FENNER


Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Sue Becker
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Phyllis Diller.
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Alfred Marks.
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Al Read
Unknown: Allan Sherman
Produced By: Ian Fenner

: News

: You and Yours

Bank Holiday Country Edition Introduced by Jeanine McMulIen
Among the items: pony treKking from the Brecon Beacons; a round-up of recent country books; and other country sounds and crafts.
Producer FRANCES Donnelly


Introduced By: Jeanine McMulien
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Desert Island Discs

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams


Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Spring Departures: DIANA BISHOP and HUGH DICKSON read poems for the season.
2.0-2.2 News
Gateway to Europe: the sounds of Dover - the people who live there and the millions who just pass through.
A Bewildering Choice: ROY DAY attempts a guide to some DIY materials. 4: Timber! - which board to use?
At the End of the Pier: ARTHUR 4SKEY, BRUCE FORSYTH and others talk to david HAWKSWORTH about an increasingly rare form of entertainment - the seaside Concert Party.
Jon Rollason reads


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: David Hawksworth
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Douglas Orgill
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Chick, Chicklet and Chick-a-Ling by IVY EASTWICK

: News

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

: Story Time

The Franchise Affair 6: Find XI

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher
In the Chair McDonald Hobley Special guest Pat Coombs From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS
(McDonald Hobley is in ! No Sex. Please - We're British at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio David Sells Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Strong Poison by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six parts by CHRIS MILLER
3:. Norman Urquhart
Norman Urquhart. .. john PULLEN Producer


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Norman Urquhart
Unknown: Norman Urquhart.
Unknown: John Pullen
Unknown: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
Chief Inspector Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Hannah Westlock: Christine Ozanne
Mrs Bullfinch: Frances Jeater
Pond: Peter Woodthorpe
Mrs Pettican: Anne Jameson

: The Monday Play

'That was a corrupt thing to do. People bet on you because they thought you were trying to win. All over the country they trusted you. You throw all that away in your first race and you're hardly bothered. You're not even embarrassed.'
Produced and directed by ALFRED BRADLEY
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sunday 2.30 pm)


Unknown: David Pownall
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
DOUglaS: Christian Rodska
Slim: Neil Boorman
Dr Rainford: Peter John
Julia: Valerie Georgeson
Stan: Geoffrey Banks
Mrs Groom: Judith Barker
Dad: Paul Webster
Mum: Elizabeth McKenzie
Peterson: David Mahlowe

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Peter France Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Peter France
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: A Book at Bedtime

Little Ladyship by IAN HAY


Read By: Peter Williams

: The Best of Nichols and May

Mike Nichols and Elaine May first came to prominence in the late 50s. Their improvised sketches were enormously successful in America on radio, television and the stage. This programme is a selection of the best of their devastating social satire.


Unknown: Mike Nichols
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather

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