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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARR1ES

: Today

with Brian Redhead in Edinburgh 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, weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45* Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions: see column 5


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

: 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 and with other R4 listeners.
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 71; From all that dwell below the skies (BBC HB 5); Canticle 7; Jonah 2, v 10 and 3, vv 1-10 (NEB); See the conqueror mounts in triumph (BBC HB 129)

: Morning Story

The Face of Evil by FRANK O'CONNOR
Read by Michael Duffy
I could never understand all the old talk about how hard it is to be a saint. I was a saint for quite a bit of my life and I never saw anything hard in it. And when I stopped being a saint, it wasn't because the life was too hard.'
Producer PAUL MULDOON BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Read By: Michael Duffy
Producer: Paul Muldoon

: News

: Over the Farm Gate

A farmer and a scientist discuss questions on food, farming and the environment. Produced and presented by Anthony Parkin
BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Anthony Parkin

: News

: You and Yours

Mind and Body Edition Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Just a Minute

Weather and programme news VHF lexcept London and SE) Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0 Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
' Only Speak English ': how inhibited are we in tackling another language?
2.0-2.2 News
A Travelling Life: JIMMY CHIP-PERFIELD recalls those early days with the Big Top.
The Right Approach: advice from a Driving Instructor on how to pass The Test. BBC Bristol
The Way of All Flesh (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Toy Shop by STEPHEN WEAVER
Written by JEAN ROGERS


Unknown: Stephen Weaver
Presenters: Jean Rogers
Written By: Jean Rogers
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Behind the Spearmint Sign by NICHOLAS PALMER With Joe Melia and Sheila Grant
' You want to look after yourself, Mr Thole. You want to pick and choose your cases more carefully. I don't want you getting gunned down in the Circus.'
Harry Thole , small-time private detective, is down on his luck and looking for a break. Mrs Burroway is looking for her husband.
Produced and directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Nicholas Palmer
Unknown: Joe Melia
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Mr Thole.
Unknown: Harry Thole
Unknown: Mrs Burroway
Harry Thole: Joe Melia
Helen Burroway: Sheila Grant
Jenny: Katherine Parr
Hooker: Jeffrey Segal
Maxine/Misg Craddock: Shirley Dixon
George: William Fedle
LiZ: Anne Rosenfeld
Waiter: James Thomason

: News

: Any Answers?

{Thursday's broadcast)

: Story Time

The Taras Report on The Last Days of Pompeii by ALAN LLOYD
Read by RICHARD PASCO 5: The Gladiators


Unknown: Alan Lloyd
Read By: Richard Pasco

: PM

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's.reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Harry Worth

in Things Could be Worse

: The Archers

BBC Birmingham


Written By: Keith Miles
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Colin Drury: John Baddeley
Michele Brown: Ann Portus
Miss Harper: Jane Rossington

: News

: The World in Focus



Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her selection of extracts from BBC Radio and Television programmes during the past seven days. Producer BRIAN COOK


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Brian Cook

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Hailsham of StMarylebone Rt Hon Roy Jenkins , mp Donald Trelford Glenda Jackson
Chairman David Jacobs from Hertfordshire
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Donald Trelford
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Norman Bailey , the international opera star, talks to MICHAEL BILLINGTON abOUt his nomadic musicar life and the Wagnerian roles that have made him famous
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Norman Bailey
Unknown: Michael Billington

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa
Editor: Alastair Osborne.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rains Came (8)

: Week Ending....

David Jason , Bill Wallis David Tale and Bill McGuffie at the piano take a late-night look back.
Script by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH and others


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tale
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

preceded by Weather
12.1-12.4* am Inshore forecast

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