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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

with John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead reporting from the Labour Party Conference
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 and Weather; Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions; see column 5


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

from 9.40
Ring Birmingham [number removed] and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott.
BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott.

: News

: Checkpoint

Presented by Roger Cook Producer ELIZABETH SMITH


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; Dear shepherd of thy people, hear (BBC HB 259); Psalm 99; Matthew 13, vv 44-58 (Rsv); Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy (BBC HB 309)

: Morning Story

A Boy's Will by JANET FRAME Read by Nyree Dawn Porter
' " As I have told you, Lily, it's a scientific career for him. With his IQ." ... His mother had said in tones of awe, as if she had been describing an elusive beast instead of his intelligence, that it was so high it had gone off the page ... Aunt Lily replied; " These tests are not as reliable as they were once thought to be."


Read By: Nyree Dawn Porter

: News

: Bush Telegraph

: Strange to Relate

The Telegraphone Mystery: MELVIN HARRIS unravels anotht'r curious but true story from the recent past.


Unknown: Melvin Harris

: News

: You and Yours

Presented by Bill Breckon


Presented By: Bill Breckon

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

New stories about the characters created by A. j. CRONIN with in The Rebel by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement With GRAHAM STEWART
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Edward Taylor
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mary Cairns: Eva Stuart
Randal: Lawrence Douglas
Firth: Jon Glover
Matron: Irene Sutcliffe

: The World at One: News

Gordon Clough


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

(Thursday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0 Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
The Farmer and the Tourist Should Be Friends? DEREK JONES discusses their differences.
2.0-2.2 News
Breakdown: psychologist STUART SUTHERLAND talks to BARBARA MYERS about his own experience of mental illness and reviews present methods of treatment.
CAROLINE PARSONS talks to MARGUERITE STOCKER about her days as a prison governor. BBC Bristol
A Squirrel Forever (3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Derek Jones
Talks: Stuart Sutherland
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Talks: Caroline Parsons
Unknown: Marguerite Stocker

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Golden Day by KATHLEEN RAMSAY


Unknown: Kathleen Ramsay

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Search and Rescue

A child disappears from home. A violent patient disappears from a mental hospital. The police have the problem of locating them - with no time to lose.


Writer: Ian Cullen
Producer/Director: Christopher Venning
Bob: David Horovitch
Alison: Anne Rosenfeld
June Watson: Sheila Ferris
Constable Fern: Richard Kay
Sergeant: Chris Hallam
PC Elkins: Tony McEwan
PC Hazlitt: Walter Hall
Doctor: Leslie Heritage
Inspector Carpenter: Christopher Jenkinson
Nurse Rigg: Selina Cadell
Doctor Peski: Neville Jason
Mike Lawson: Christopher Scoular
Mrs Sutton: Sheelah Wilcocks
Andie Sutton: John Oxley
Radio operator: Paul Meier
Radio operator: Christopher Saul

: News

: A Good Read

Six chapters of bookish pleasure, introduced by Amanda Theunissen 5: I Will Be Yours, Mr Rochester
Tormented passion - enduring love - romantic agony: as portrayed in literature, these emotions and the heroic figures who suffered them have enriched the imaginations of generations of lovers.
Stan Barstow, Patricia Beer and Susan Hill in a heart-to-heart conversation.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Amanda Theunissen
Unknown: Patricia Beer
Unknown: Susan Hill

: Story Time

Felix Holt by GEORGE ELIOT
Abridged in ten episodes and read by GABRIEL WOOLF (Final instalment)


Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Margaret Etall

: PM

Gordon Clough
5.56 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: Harry Worth

in Things Could be Worse with John Baddeley , John Graham and Miriam Margolyes
3: An Englishman's Home by DAVID MCKELLAR and DAVID RENWICK


Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: David McKellar
Unknown: David Renwick
Producer: Simon Brett

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

A daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed.

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her selection of extracts from BBC Radio and Television programmes over the past seven days. Producer PETER DE ROSA
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: Simenon's Maigret

6: Maigret and the Young Girl

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Billinglon


Presenter: Michael Billinglon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting and John Tusa at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

High Stakes by DICK FRANCIS (5)


Unknown: Dick Francis

: The Burkiss Way...

to Dynamic Living
The Free Offer Correspondence Course.
Just fill in your name here (I am over 3 years old) and you will receive - absolutely Free! - a Gullibility Award and Lesson 6: Win Awards the Burkiss Way and - in 15 minutes - you could hear instruction from Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris from a 15-minute script by Andrew Marshall, John Mason, David Renwick, and a 15-minute production by Simon Brett


Performer: Denise Coffey
Performer: Nigel Rees
Performer: Chris Emmett
Performer: Fred Harris
Script: Andrew Marshall
Script: John Mason
Script: David Renwick
Production: Simon Brett

: News

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