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: Farming Today

Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern. VHF Regional news and weather
6.55 Today's listening; weather


Producers: Robin Hicks
Producers: Garth Cooper

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

with Paul Barnes in London; including Olympic Sports Desk at 8.17*, with latest news of the 1976 Olympic
Games inMontreal, and the rest of the sports news.
At 8.0
News and more of Today with at 8.25-VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Paul Barnes

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 The Week In Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with HUGO
10.0 News
10.2 Between the Lines
NIGEL REES invites journalists to confront their readers and the people they have written about in the press this week. Narrator SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Narrator: Susan Denny
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 5; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC Hymn Book 318); Psalm 47; Ephesians 1, vv 3-14 (AV); Awake, our souls, away, our fears! (BBC HB 300)

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret HOWARD Producer DENYS GUEROULT


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Science Now Special

Glozel: The French Piltdown? Presented by Anthony Smith
Does the archaeological site at Glozel, in Vichy, France, provide evidence for the earliest known writing, or are the clay tablets found there merely a 20th-century fraud? These questions have been the cause of bitter argument between archaeologists. Are new scientific dating techniques going to resolve the issue?


Presented By: Anthony Smith
Producer: Thelma Rumsey

: News

: Robin Ray

presents for your pleasure a weekly selection of popular classics, in performances chosen from over 75 years of gramophone recordings.
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

Clive Jenkins
Norman St John-Stevas , up
Alex Jarratt. Esther Rantzen Chairman David Jacobs from Essex


Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Alex Jarratt.
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend

Jill Burridge and Andy Price sometimes in control of a lively hour, with reporters at large and guests in the studio. And JOHN HOLLIS reads Stories of the Night Watchman by w, w. JACOBS, abridged by MONICA GREY . 6: The Dreamer Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Andy Price
Unknown: John Hollis
Abridged By: Monica Grey

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Very Like a Whale
The last in a series of three plays about the life and times of William Shakespeare by H. F. RUBINSTEIN
This play was written for radio just before H. F. Rubinstein 's death last year at the age of 84. with Peter Jeffrey and Pauline Letts
Stratford-upon-Avon, 25 March 1616
The dying Shakespeare is faced with problems on all sides - not only from his family and neighbours, but also as to the future use of his rich legacy of great plays.


Unknown: H. F. Rubinstein
Unknown: H. F. Rubinstein
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Shakespeare: Peter Jeffrey
Anne, his wife: Pauline Letts
His daughters:Susanna: Margaret Robertson
Judith: Joanna Wake
Thomas Combe: Brian Hewlitt
John Rogers: James Thomason
Leonard Digges: Christopher Bidmead

: Music of the Masters

For the first time in the series, music by Handel.
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conductor RAYMOND LEPPARD Handel Recorder Sonata in F major, Op 1 No 11: MICHALA trio Michala Petri Ureble recorder) David Petri (cello)
Hanne Petri (harpsichord) Handel Silete Venti
Haydn Symphony No 98, in B flat major
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGE SZELL (gramophone record)


Cello: David Petri
Harpsichord: Hanne Petri
Soprano: Elisabeth Spe1ser
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conducted By: George Szell

: PM

Gordon Clough
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Stop the Week with George Gale

Unpredictable table-talk bounced off the week's crop of sense and/or nonsense, with observers of. and contributors to, the current social, artistic and political scene.
Musical intervals by THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN Producer ALAN ROGERS


Producer: Alan Rogers

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The singer and songwriter Mel Tormé chooses the records he would take to a desert island, and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme.


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened cdn: Thurs 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Jonas

A radio play by J.C.W. Brook
An ouija board is something like a gilded cage. The upas forms the bars, the sandalwood - sweet-smelling, gentle, kind - the gilding. A spirit can be happy there, providing it is released in time by the mystic who summoned it forth. That mystic was now slain, and the sandalwood steeped in a murdered sister's blood. The gilded cage had turned into a torture chamber, and there was no escape. The board was cursed. Julian Holloway as Max Brown, Anna Cropper as Julie Brown John Rye as Hugo Stevens, Prunella Scales as Pat Stevens David March as Mohammet Asif and Carole Boyd as the telephonist.
(Repeated. Monday 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Writer: J.C.W. Brook
Producer/Director: Ian Cotterell
Max Brown: Julian Holloway
Julie Brown: Anna Cropper
Hugo Stevens: John Rye
Pat Stevens: Prunella Scales
Mohammet Asif: David March
Telephonist: Carole Boyd

: News

: Dear and Honoured Lady

The story of Queen Victoria. her life and the great events of her time in a series of 13 episodes, with Peggy Ashcroft as the Queen
4:The Hungry 40s by JASPER RIDLEY
Lord Ashley on the slums: 'Discontent, malignity, filth and vicious habits; health is impossible in these dreadful parts '.
Ballads arranged by CHARLES CHILTON , Sung by CHARLES YOUNG and accompanied by ANNA BERENSKA Produced and directed by NESTA PAIN


Unknown: Jasper Ridley
Arranged By: Charles Chilton
Sung By: Charles Young
Unknown: Anna Berenska
Directed By: Nesta Pain
Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
EngelS: Andrew Sachs
Lord Ashley: Peter Howell
Holyoake: Anthony Hall
Sir Robert Peel: Rolf Lefebvre
Women mine-workers: Diana Bishop
Women mine-workers: Bonnie Hurren
Commissioner: Alec Mango
Henry Lambton: Godfrey Kenton
Lord Londonderry: Llewellyn Rees
Lady Palmerston: Joan Matheson

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by FR BILL ANDERSON with JOHN DOIG (violin) accompanied by BERNARD SUMNER


Unknown: Fr Bill Anderson
Violin: John Doig
Accompanied By: Bernard Sumner

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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