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: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by JOHN GLYN-JONES BBC Wales
6.40 Prayer for the Day JEAN RICHARDSON


Unknown: John Glyn-Jones

: Today

John Timpson in London and Brian Redheadin Manchester
At 7.0) and 8.41 News and more of Today including at 7.17* and 8.17* latest news of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, and the rest of the sports news: 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

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Angela Rippon

Mavis Nicholson. Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl review some of the events in the forthcoming week and talk with some of the personalities for whom the next six days have a special importance. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE


Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

In the Essex village where I grew up, the oldest inhabitants used to call snails ' Hoddiemedads '. Have you ever heard this expression and do you know how it originated?
The Wildtife team choose their words carefully in answering your questions. Introduced by DEREKJONES. Producer

: Daily Service

NEM. p 9; All things bright and beautiful (BBC HB31: Psalm 8: Ephesians 1, vv 17-23 and 2, vv 1-10 (av): Praise the Lord: (BBC HB 161

: Morning Story

Voices on a Birthdav by JOHN CONWAY
Read by Grizelda Hervey
' I was only lonely when the voices stopped, but they soon came back. either solo or in duet. trio. even quartet.... I've had a full and satisfying life and a certain amount of fame. " Judith Armand ? " I can hear you saying. "Soprano? Opera, lieder, oratorio? On records? Oh. the old 78s. So sorry ... " '


Unknown: John Conway
Read By: Grizelda Hervey
Unknown: Judith Armand
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as 11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Sue Cook
The World of Work: MARGARET KORVING studies the market, Your Money


Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

(Friday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.8-2.2 News
Reading your leliers.
Going to School: memories on the way from DORA SAINT CHARLES ALLEN and MOLLY WEIR. Personal Collection: CECILY HALE shows BARBARA MYERSher souvenirs of the suffragette movement
The Gipsy in the Parlour(10) Editor WYN


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dora Saint
Unknown: Charles Allen
Unknown: Molly Weir.
Unknown: Cecily Hale
Unknown: Barbara Myersher

: Listen with Mother

Story: Paddy the Spaniel by EMMA MILTON


Unknown: Emma Milton

: News

: Afternoon Theatre


: Story Time

The Autobiography of Mark Twain abridged in five parts by Charlotte and Denis Plimmer
One hundred years ago The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was published. What kind of man was the author? What gave his work its irony and compassion, its vitality and humour? These five extracts from Twain's autobiography allow him to speak for himself - to tell us of those experiences, both comic and tragic-upon which he drew so heavily for his writing.
Read by Peter Dyneley. 1: Son and Brother


Author: Mark Twain
Abridger: Denis Plimmer
Abridger: Charlotte Plimmer
Read By: Peter Dyneley
Producer: Kay Patrick

: PM

Robert Williams
5.50 medium ware only Financial Report
VHFRegional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams

: News

: Hancock's Half-Hour: Tony's Childhood Sweetheart

Another chance to hear
Tony's Childhood Sweetheart starring Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr,
Kenneth Williams, Pat Hayes
Theme and incidental music by WALLY STOTT
Producer TOM RONALD Preview: page 19


Script: Alan Simpson
Script: Ray Galton
Theme and incidental music: Wally Stott
Producer: Tom Ronald
Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sid: Sid James
Bill: Bill Kerr
Voices: Kenneth Williams
[Actress]: Pat Hayes

: The Archers

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio David Sells

: Bleak House

by CHARLES DICKENS adapted in four parts and read by Emlyn Williams
4: A New Meaning in the Roman In which we visit the Turveydrop Dancing Academy and the Sol's Arms. learn how Mr Krook disappeared and discover a stain upon the floor.
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING Preview: page 19


Read By: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Mr Krook
Producer: Christopher Venning

: The Monday Play: Suffering Madonna

by Martin Walser, translated by Christopher Holme
with Ambrosine Phillpotts as Maximiliana and Alan Moore as Thassilo

Thassilo, a private detective with a mother problem, would dearly love to get his hands on the Lindau Piela, or Suffering Madonna, a valuable medieval statue. But first he must set out to charm its owner: a wealthy widow and 'suffering madonna' of quite another kind. The play is set in modern Germany.
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sunday 2.30pm)


Author: Martin Walser
Translated by: Christopher Holme
Producer/Director: Brian Miller
Maximiliana: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Thassilo: Alan Moore
Miesbach/Rudi: David Ponting
Dr Neukamm: Dennis Bowen
Bertie: John Rowe
Mother: Irene Sutcliffe
Clothilda: Vanessa millard
Hugo: Jeffrey Segal
Biddie: Margaret Robertson
Dr Buchinger/Waiter: Douglas Blackwell
Isabel: Shirley Dixon
Annie: Joanna Wake
Elsa: Maev Alexander

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Peter France
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: Elizabeth Jenkins
Read By: Rachel Kempson

: News

preceded by Weather

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