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: News

: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by ARTHUR ANDERSON. BBC Scotland
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV VERNON SPROXTON


Unknown: Vernon Sproxton

: Today

Michael Cooke in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
At 7.6 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: Brian Redhead

: The Flypaper

by JOHN GILBERT abridged for radio in 15 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Julian Glover (1)
A story of love, hale, revenge and death - an inescapable cycle into which Peter Castle finds himself unwittingly drawn after his first chance meeting with the lovely Janine. Producer HARRY CATLIN


Unknown: John Gilbert
Read By: Julian Glover
Unknown: Peter Castle
Producer: Harry Catlin

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The studio guests join Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Splegl and who knows who else for 55 minutes of interviews, discussion and mild irreverence.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Splegl
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

The magazine edition with your favourite wildlife sounds, a look at our hedgerow berries, the competition, and a word on the ' hoddiemedod ' - or do you know it as a ' shellakapookie'?
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

NEM, p 34; Come, let us join our cheerful songs (BBC HB 122); Psalm 57; Matthew 6, vv 1-15 (rsv): Fairest Lord Jesus (BBC RB 138)

: Morning Story

Making of Marilyn by ETHEL LAMB Read by Betty Hardy
I began to doubt that it would be worthwhile to welcome into my home. even on a daily basis, a young girl of 15... " Is she an orphan? " I asked cautiously. "We know nothing about her origin ... " '


Read By: Betty Hardy
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Joyce Grenfell

: 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 World at One: News

John Parry


Unknown: John Parry

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Consumer Notes: with NORMAN TOZER.
Entertainment Round-up: GORbon cow reporting.
Shifting Patterns: a bereavement changed relationships in a family.
MARJORIE WESTBURY reads I Was Murdered by G. M. WILSON (5) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: G. M. Wilson
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Puddle by CHRISTINE JONES


Unknown: Christine Jones

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

At Your Service

: Story Time

Napoleon and Josephine by FRANCES MOSSIKER , abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by ROBERT HARDY 6: A Public Scandal
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Frances Mossiker
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Robert Hardy

: Reports

John Parry
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: John Parry

: News

: Hancock's Half-Hour: Tony Exposed

Starring Tony Hancock
Script by ALAN SIMPSON and RAY GALTON. Theme and incidental music by WALLY STOTT Producer TOM RONALD


Unknown: Hancock Sid James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Battie Jacques
Unknown: John Vere
Script By: Alan Simpson
Script By: Ray Galton.
Music By: Wally Stott
Producer: Tom Ronald

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio David Sells

: The Frank Muir Version

Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history. 4: Acting
Readers: Alec McCowen Norman Shelley and Nicolette McKenzie
CRITIC: I have knocked everything but the knees of the chorus-girls, and Nature has anticipated me there.
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven parts from The Frank Muir 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: Nicolette McKenzie
Adapted By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frank Muir Book
Producer: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Alec McCowen

: The Monday Play

The Grass is Singing by DORIS LESSING , dramatised by MICHAEL KITTERMASTER , With
Janet Suzman and Ronald Lewis The newspaper report that Mary Turner , wife of Richard Turner , had been found murdered at their homestead and that the houseboy had been arrested and confessed to the crime, caused surprisingly little stir among their Rhodesian neighbours. But then the Turners had long been regarded as outcasts from society.
'It is by the failures and misfits of a civilisation that one can best judge its weaknesses.'
With IRENE SUTCLIFFE , JOHN ROWE Produced and directed by JANE MORGAN
(Repeated: next Sun 2.30 pm)
(Janet Suzman is in 'Three Sisters ' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Dramatised By: Michael Kittermaster
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Ronald Lewis
Unknown: Mary Turner
Unknown: Richard Turner
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Unknown: John Rowe
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Charlie Slatter: Bruce Purchase
Tony Marston: David Savile
Dick Turner: Ronald Lewis
Mary Turner: Janet Suzman
Samson: Louis Mahoney
Gondwe: Jlarrlo Pedro
Phiri: Willie Jonah
Moses: Alton Kl'Malo

: Kaleidoscope

at the Edinburgh International Festival: Tony Palmer and Louis Allen reflect on some of the best work of over 170 groups from America, Britain and Europe who have made the pilgrimage to appear in this year's 'Fringe' Festival.


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Louis Allen

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting including a report from the tuc Conference


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

And So - Victoria by VAUGHAN WILKINS , abridged in 15 parts by MADGE HART
Book 1: Christopher Harnish Read by Gary Watson (1)
George III is dying and his middle-aged sons are deserting their concubines to wed in haste and produce legitimate heirs to the throne. The year is 1819, and sitting in the window-bay over the porch of a Devonshire inn is Christopher Harnish , a small boy destined to play a vital part in the future of the British monarchy. Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Vaughan Wilkins
Unknown: Madge Hart
Unknown: Christopher Harnish
Read By: Gary Watson
Read By: George Iii
Unknown: Christopher Harnish
Producer: John Cardy

: The Bedside Kenneth Robinson

Would you know how to make a tortoise run in Brentford? Have you tried sugared cucumber as a burp-stopper? Can you guess where Dickens did not go when he had a cold?
Kenneth Robinson answers these and other vital questions of the day in the first of four programmes taken from Not on Your Telly: The Portable Kenneth Robinson, published this week.

: News

preceded by Weather

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