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: News

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming presented from Scotland by ARTHUR ANDERSON BBC Scotland
6.40 Prayer for the Day SISTER MARTINA


Unknown: Arthur Anderson

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees 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 and Weather; Thought for the Day at 7.45* Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Editor: Mike Chaney

: James Cameron

reflects on life in and out of the Sound Archives.
'Repeated: Tuesday 11.45 aim

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and his guests for whom the coming week holds something special. They are prodded along by Esther Rantzen and Kenneth Robinson , musically encouraged by Fritz Spicgl , and produced by MICHAEL GILLIAM


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spicgl
Produced By: Michael Gilliam

: News

: Wildlife

medium ware only
Colorado beetles are in the news again - but just u'hy are they such a Menace If you hear a woodpecker pecking wood, hoif can you tell which kind it. is?
These are just two of the items you've asked to hear today, plus, of course, extracts from your letters, wildlife sounds, and this month's competition. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DIlYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 8: My God, my King, thy various praise (BBC HB 13); Psalm 8: Matthew 24, v 45 to 25, v 13 (RSV): Lord of beauty (BBC HB 3271

: Morning Story

inedium wave only Me and Big Ben by PAT GARROD
Read by Margaret Tyzack
' tried to reassure her. " It'll all be over in a couple of days, love - well, three at the most. Then we can sort things out And I'll be visiting you every day." It was the wrong thing to say ... '


Read By: Margaret Tyzack
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)

: News

: You and Yours

Earning and Saving Edition Presenter Sue Cook including The World of Work with MARGARET KORVING , and your letters.


Presenter: Sue Cook
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

(Saturday's broadcast*
Weather and programme news VHF (except London and SE' Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams


Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

(Friday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

from 2
Introduced by Sue MaeGregor Talk till Two.
2.9-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Private Collections - 2. Bats from the Belfry: ELIZABETH CAMERON talks to BARBARA MYERS. Entertainment Round-Up: corDON GOW reporting.
FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (4) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue Maegregor
Unknown: Barbara Myers.
Unknown: Don Gow
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Storv: Those Three Little Kittens by S. M. PENBERTHY


Unknown: S. M. Penberthy

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Man in the Dark

(Saturday's broadcast)

: Story Time

The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett abridged for radio in ten parts by Evangeline Banks
Read by Rosalie Crutchley
The author described this, her most popular adult novel, published in 1901, as 'picture of a nice, simple, prosaic soul who arrives at a good fortune almost comic because it is in a sense so incongruous. The heroine is a sort of Cinderella ....'
1: Miss Emily Fox Seton
Producer Pamela Howe
BBC Bristol
Preview: page 15


Writer: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Robert Williams
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Many a Slip

'twixt Eleanor Summerlield Gillian Revnolds and David Nixon. Tim Riee
Tune-twisters from STEVE RACE In the Chair Roy Plomley
Devised and written by IAN MESSITER -. Producer MARTIN FISHER


Unknown: Eleanor Summerlield
Unknown: Gillian Revnolds
Unknown: David Nixon.
Unknown: Tim Riee
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio David Sells Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Tribute to the Lady

An impression of the life and work of Lilian Baylis, who managed the Old Vic for a quarter of a century and paved the way for The English National Opera, The Royal Ballet and The National Theatre.
Edited and produced by val may

This charity Gala performance was given by members of the National Theatre Company on behalf of the Royal Victoria Hall (Old Vic) Foundation on Saturday 28 February, The National Theatre's last performance at the Old Vic before moving to its new home on the South Bank.
The Company: Polly Adams, Peggy Ashcroft, Anna Carteret, Robert Eddison, Frank Finlay, Albert Finney, Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Gawn Grainger, Angela Lansbury, Denis Qullley, Ralph Richardson, Daniel Thorndike with the recorded voices of Laurence Olivier and Lilian Baylis

Of Peggy Ashcroft as Lilian Baylis the OBSERVER wrote:
"She has not knocked me so completely out since The Wars of the Roses, and never before has she made me laugh. Here she overflowed with comic energy. (Her) sense of liberation pervaded the occasion."

During the interval 8.5-8.35. a gramophone record of Joan Cross singing the Willow Song and Ave Maria from Verdi's opera Otello, with orchestra conducted by Lawrence Collingwood


Unknown: Polly Adams
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Anna Carteret
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Frank Finlay
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Susan Fleetwood
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Garni Grainger
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Denis Qulllcy
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Daniel Thorndike
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Lilian Baylis
Presented for radio by: Ian Cotterell

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: A Book at Bedtime

The Man In the Queue by JOSEPHINE TEY abridged in 12 parts by DONALD BANCROFT


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Simon Lack
Producer: Patricia Brent

: News

preceded by Weather

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