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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day JOSIE SMITH


Unknown: Josie Smith

: Today

Michael Cooke in Manchester and John Tlmpson 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, Weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45* English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Michael Cooke
Unknown: John Tlmpson

: Whisky Galore

Read by JOHN GRAHAM (13)


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Read By: John Graham

: News

: The Living World

Ladybird, Ladybird. Fly Away Home!
At the moment ladybirds seem to be flying into our homes, swarming on our beaches, gardens and even city centres - but why? Today's programme answers some questions about ourmostpopularBritishinsect. How do ladybirds live? How many kinds are there? How useful are they to man? And is it true that they've been known to bite? Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Producer: Dilys Breese

: Parents and Children

Gypsy Education
Under the law every child in this country has a right to an education. But the children of gypsies and travelling people present a special problem for education authorities. And many of them fail to give these nomadic children even a smattering of education.
Andy Price has been out with the travelling folk to see how important they feel the three Rs are to their way of life. Producer MARY REDCLIFFE


Unknown: Andy Price
Producer: Mary Redcliffe

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country.


Introduced By: Laurie MacMillan
Producer: Graham Mytton

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; Pray that Jerusalem may have (BBC HB 472); Psalm 46; Matthew 1, vv 18-25 (RSV); Lead us. heavenly Father, lead us (BBC HB 387)

: Morning Story

A Day in April by KATHARINE STEWART Read by Finlay Welsh
April is a working month when the frost and snow have left the earth. So why does his father need the horse for a journey and who are the men happed in their plaids with a glint of dirks at their belts? Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland


Unknown: Katharine Stewart
Read By: Finlay Welsh
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Wales (Round 4) London :
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays who produce a succession comprismg an antipodean city, an outer coating, a warning light in a green surround, and grandfather's hold-all. Wales :
Jack Longland (Chairman) with Dr Mostyn Lewis and Fred Nlcholls who sail home to half a bonus by discovering what kind of things are first and second over 90, third ranging between 80 and 64. and fourth between SO and 60 Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Professor John B. Mays
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Dr Mostyn Lewis
Unknown: Fred Nlcholls

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Slopes of Misadventure

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
1 Know My Rights - or Do I? Find out in today's edition.

: Brain of Britain 1976

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Chairman Robert Robinson Semi-final III
MRS CHRISTINE HODGSON (Lancashire), teacher: JOHN COLMAN (Isle of Man), retired university lecturer; MISS MARGERY ELLIOTT (Birmingham), music teacher; DAVID HOUGH (Norfolk), retired analytical chemist
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , setjg the questions. Producer TONY LUKE
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mrs Christine Hodgson
Unknown: John Colman
Unknown: Miss Margery Elliott
Unknown: David Hough
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Beryl Gilroy , Primary School Headmistress and author of Black Teacher.
2.0-2.2 News
MARGARET KORVING offers help for the unemployed teenager - 3: How to Apply.
All Talk.... ?: NORMAN TOZER questions the effectiveness of some consumer organisations a.nd advice: this month - in the nationalised mdustries.
1 The Afrikaner - Who is He? ': w. A. DE KLERK talks about his people and their language - a language black children in South Africa recently refused to learn.
ANNA MASSEY reads The Painted Veil by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM abridged in 12 parts by FIONA MACPHERSON (Final instalment)
(Music: Faureis Prelude in 0 minor)


Unknown: Beryl Gilroy
Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Norman Tozer

: Listen with Mother

Story: Claire, Claire, Orange Hair by E. BROTHY


Unknown: E. Brothy

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Trouble with Mother by ALEC BARON
WhenTimfinallypersuades hrs widowed mother to leave her house and go into an old people's home, the last thing he, or indeed she, expects, is romance ...
Produced and directed by ROBERT COOPER
BBC Manchester,


Unknown: Alec Baron
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Grandma: Paula Tilbrook
Tim: Paul Webster
Jenny: June Barry
Ewan/Hospital Nurse: Judy Bennett
Paula/Home Nurse: Helen Worth
Mr Wiggington: Geoffrey Banks
Ahce/Mrs Porter: Judith Barker
Mrs Morris: Olive Pendleton
Mrs Winters: Kathleen Locke

: News

: The Enchanting World of Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket

Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan with the bewitching Daphne Heard
Written by the delightful trio MIKE CRAIG , LAWRIE KINSLEY and RON MCDONNELL
Charmingly produced by JAMES CASEY and MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester


Presented By: Patrick Fyffe
Presented By: George Logan
Unknown: Mike Craig
Unknown: Lawrie Kinsley
Unknown: Ron McDonnell
Produced By: James Casey
Produced By: Mike Craig

: Story Time

The Toff on Ice
8: The Trail Points East

: PM

The news magazine: presented by Brian Widfake with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Brian Widfake

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

New stones about the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Andrew Crulekshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay This week:
The Visitors by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement With GRAHAM STEWART


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Crulekshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Edward Taylor
Craigie: Simon Lack
Alison: Eva Haddon
Tuke: Benny Lee
Matron: Margaret Robertson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

A daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed. In the studio Peter Hobday


Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Murder International

Seventh in a 12-part drama series
Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray in The Accident by JULIAN SYMONDS adapted for radio by DAVID FISHER
He was a cad! No. He was a murderer. Well, you can' get more of a cad than that! He went through three wives until he me4 and married number four. But this time he met his match ... Oh, how he met his match.
Devised and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
BBC World Service production


Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Julian Symonds
Unknown: David Fisher
Directed By: Derek Hoddinott
Vicar: Lewis Stringer
Clayton Allenby: Michael Denison
DoriS: Sandra Freeman
Elena: Dulcie Gray
Miss Snell: Sandra Freeman
Walters: Alan Thompson

: Poetry Prom

Sir John Betjeman introduces and reads, with JILL BALCON and GARY WATSON , a selection of his own poems to celebrate his 76th birthday on 28 August. The poems include: A Subaltern's Love-Song; Devonshire Street WI; Indoor Games near Newbury; Hunter Trials; How to Get On in Society.
(Repeated: Friday 3 September) (Betjeman at 70: next Sot R3; Summoned by Bells: SunBBCl)


Introduces: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Gary Watson
Producer: George MacBeth

: Quote ... Unquote

The quiz game about what famous people said and what
Graeme Garden , Roberta Leigh Ned Sherrin and John Wells think they ought to have said instead. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Roberta Leigh
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Wells
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: Kaleidoscope

at the Edinburgh International
Festival looks at the Military Tattoo;
Scottish ODera's oro- duction of Verdi's Macbeth; and late-night revue with Fenella Fielding. Presenter
Peter France

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Invisible Man (3)

: Cabaret

3: London and the Cabaret in Exile
Welcome to the cabaret revived and performed by the surviving members of London's two wartime political cabarets, the Lantern and the Little Theatre; starring AGNES BERMELLE with HANNAH NORBERT and MICHAEL MELLINGER , and compered by Lisa Appignanesi


Unknown: Agnes Bermelle
Unknown: Hannah Norbert
Unknown: Michael Mellinger
Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi

: News

preceded by Weather

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