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: News

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming In the week ahead.
Presented from the North by KEN FORD
BBC Manchester
6.40 Prayer for the Day SISTER MARTINA

: Today

with 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 CUANEY
Thought for the Day, a book of selections 40p, from bookshops English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Esther Rantzen and Benny Green ; together with their guests in the studio, provide the incentive to face Monday morning once again as they discuss a topical issue or two, interview some of the personalities who will be making the news in the forthcoming week and try to keep their tongues firmlv in their cheeks at least half the time.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Benny Green
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

'Is there nowadays any need to heed the old saying " never eat shellfish unless there is an • R ' in the month "? If so, why? why? '
The team winkles out the answers to another selection of your wildlife questions.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DII.YS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84: All ye who seek for sure relief (BBC HB 289i; Psalm 51: Matthew 26, vv 45-56 (RSV): God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 3911

: Morning Story

A Week of Crime Stories
1: Inspector Ghote and the Wicked Lady
Written and read by H. R. F. Keating
' Lalitha stooped, picked up the feni and downed it in one. "Life saver," she declared. Only to choke, to clutch at her stomach and to be lying dead within two minutes.'


Read By: H. R. F. Keating
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

11.50 Announcements

: 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

Christopher Milne the original Christopher Robin , with ROY PLOMLEY i Saturday's broadcast)
Weather and programme news VHF {except London and SE) Regional news and weather


Unknown: Christopher Milne
Unknown: Christopher Robin
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams Editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

(Friday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Living in Lapland: JUNE KNOX-MAWER talks to MARIE HERBERT about ' The Reindeer People . My Favourite Ingredient ... mustard for JANET WARREN. ..
Private Collections - 3: ARTHUR SWALLOW talks to BARBARA MYERS about his black museum of shoes.
FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (9) by ANNE HOBBS


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Marie Herbert
Unknown: Janet Warren.
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Anne Hobbs
Unknown: Robert Specht
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Auntie Bel's Garden Path by JILL ROWE
Listen with Mother Stories, £2.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Jill Rowe

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Some Distant Star A play for radio by DAVID H. GODFREY
{Saturday's broadcast)


Unknown: David H. Godfrey

: Story Time

The Making of a Marchioness by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT Read by ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY 4: Alec and Hester Osborn


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley
Unknown: Hester Osborn

: Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Many a Slip

'twixt Eleanor SummerHeld Gillian Reynolds and David Nixon , Tim Rice
Tune-twisters from STEVE RACE In the Chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Eleanor Summerheld
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 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 David Seils Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: David Seils
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Sixth Sense

A group of sixth-form students discuss issues and topics with a special guest.
Tonight: Caspar Brooke. Director of the David Owen Centre of Growth Population Studies, Cardiff
Chairman Gerry Monte Producer TELERI BEVAN BBC Wales


Unknown: Caspar Brooke.
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Producer: Teleri Bevan

: The Monday Play

in The Streets of Pompeii by HENRY REED
MuSiC by ANTHONY SMITH-MASTERS This classic radio drama, which won the Italia Prize in 1953. evokes a sun-drenched day in the ruins of Pompeii, through which wander tourists, archaeologists and lovers, dimly aware of the brooding terror that overwhelmed the city in AD 79.
Produced and directed by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
(A shortened repeat of the 1970 production on Radio 3)
( Marius Goring is in The Expert, BBC2 Friday 10.15 pmi (Starting next Monday at 4.35. Story Time: The Taras Report on The Last Days of Pompeii by Alan Lloyd : Chronicle on Pompeii next Sunday evening on BBC2)
Preview: page 19


Unknown: Henry Reed
Music By: Anthony Smith-Masters
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Hiida Kriseman
Unknown: Deborah Dallas
Unknown: Derek Seaton
Unknown: David Spenser
Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Directed By: Patrick Savill
Directed By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Alan Lloyd
The Sybil: Flora Robson
The Traveller: Marius Goring
Francesca: Rosalind Shanks
Attilio: Carlo Cura
The Lizard: Carleton Hobbs
Prof MacBride: Frank Duncan
Prof MacFarlane: John Laurie

: The Lord Mayor's Banquet

Rt lion The Lord Mayor of London proposes the toast of Her Majesty's Ministers. The Prime Minister.
Rt Hon James Callaghan. mp, replies.
Scene described by DON MOSEY from Guildhall, London
(Highlights: BBC1 11.0 ptn)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Rt Hon James Callaghan.

: 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 (11)

: News

preceded by Weather

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