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: Farming Week

Presented from the North by KEN FORD. BBC Manchester
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV ALEC GILMORE


Unknown: Alec Gilmore

: Today

Michael Cooke in Manchester and John Timpson in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, Including Thought for the Day at 7.45* English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Michael Cooke
Unknown: John Timpson

: Whisky Galore

Read by JOHN GRAHAM (11)


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Read By: John Graham

: News

: Start the Week with Kenneth Robinson

The studio guests. join Esther Rantzen , Benny Green , Fritz Spiegl and Lance Percival for 55 minutes of interviews, discussion and mild irreverence. Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Lance Percival
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

What did clothes moths eat before we provided clothes for them?
We hope you find no holes in the answers offered by today's Wildlife team.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; Help us to help each other, Lord (BBC HB 378); Psalm 138; 2 Peter 3, vv 8-14 (NEB); Jesu, lover of my soul (BBC HB 145)

: Morning Story

The Seafaring Man, written and read by Brian Hayes
' Everyone else involved in the affair persistently maintained that it must have been one of Jerry's more elaborate jokes, that it misfired and that he was covering up by refusing to admit it. The truth must lie somewhere - because the other explanation is unbelievable. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: Brian Hayes
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: 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 market. Your Money


Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
MARGARET KORVING offers help for the unemployed teenager - 1: What to Look For.
Dressage by the Sea: HUGH SYKES visits the Lipizzaner stallions at the Porlock Vale Equitation Centre.
Family Health: DR ROBERT ANDREW talks about managing the sick - and avoiding joining them.
The Painted Veil (10) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Little Grey Donkey has a Day by the Sea by BERENICE ROBBINS


Unknown: Berenice Robbins

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Weekend at Montacute

: Story Time

The Toff on Ice
6: Dangerous Blooms

: PM

John Parry
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather S.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: John Parry

: News

: Hancock's Half-Hour: The Unexploded Bomb

Starring Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams and Alan Simpson.
(The Blood Donor: 7.40 BBC2)


Script: Alan Simpson
Script: Ray Galton
Theme and Incidental Music: Wally Stott
Producer: Tom Ronald
Tony: Tony Hancock
Sid: Sid James
Bill: Bill Kerr
Miss Pugh: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams
[Actor]: Alan Simpson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio Brian Beedham


Unknown: Brian Beedham

: The Frank Muir Version

Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history. 2: Table Manners Readers Alec McCowen Norman Shelley and Margaret Robertson
When I sat next the Duchess at tea,
It was just as I knew it would be.
Her rumblings abdominal
Were something phenomenal - And everyone thought it was me.
Adapted by SIMON BETT in seven parts from The Frank Mutr Book , to be published 27 September.
(Alec McCowen is in ' The Family Dance ' at the Criterion Theatre, London)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Readers: Alec McCowen
Readers: Norman Shelley
Readers: Margaret Robertson
Adapted By: Simon Bett
Unknown: Frank Mutr Book
Producer: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Alec McCowen

: The Monday Play

The Skin of Our Teeth A satirical morality by THORNTON WILDER (1897-1975) edited by BILL MORRISON Toby Robins as Sabina Don Fellows as Mr Antrobus Betsy Blair as Mrs Antrobus
The Antrobus family live both in prehistoric times and in a New Jersey suburb today.
* Fellow mammals, fellow vertebrates. fellow humans, as your President I thank you, Little did my dear parents think - when they told me to stand on my own feet - that I'd arrive at this place. My friends, we have come a long way.... The dinosaur is extinct, the ice has retreated, and the common cold is being pursued by every means within our power.'
Special sound sequences by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radio-phonic Workshop Producedand directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS


Unknown: Thornton Wilder
Edited By: Bill Morrison
Edited By: Toby Robins
Unknown: Sabina Don Fellows
Unknown: Mr Antrobus
Unknown: Betsy Blair
Unknown: Mrs Antrobus
Unknown: The Antrobus
Unknown: Peter Craze
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Walter Hall
Unknown: Leslie Heritage
Unknown: Nicolette McKenzie
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Unknown: Joanna Wake
Unknown: Dick Mills
Directed By: John Theocharis
Fortune-teller: Margaret Robertson
Henry: Garrick Hagon
Reporter: Michael Fawkes
Gladys: Valerie Murray
Telegraph boy: Paul Meier

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Tony Palmer
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world.


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Invisible Man by H. G. WELLS abridged for radio in ten parts by JANET HITCHMAN
Read by Stephen Murray (1)
Unimaginable power and wealth seem to be at his command when Griffin, a talented young physicist, discovers a potion that makes him invisible to other men But the drug has deadly side-effects. And Griffin is unable to prepare an antidote ...


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: Stephen Murray

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
Book, How Money Works, 40p from bookshops

: Cabaret

Four programmes on the history of cabaret presented by Lisa Appignanesi
1: Montmartre Gives Birth to Cabaret
Rare recordings of ARISTIDE BRUANT and YVETTE GUILBERT , with a newly translated ' black tale ' by ALPHONSE ALLAIS , recreate the atmosphere of Le Chat Noir at the turn of the century. Series producer HUGH PURCELL


Presented By: Lisa Appignanesi
Presented By: Yvette Guilbert
Unknown: Alphonse Allais
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

preceded by Weather

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