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: News

: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV GEORGE AUSTIN

: Today

with Nigel Roes in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today. Including Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column S


Unknown: Nigel Roes
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: These You Have Loved

(Sat's broadcast: shortened)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Jesus, stand among us (BBC HB 262); Psalm 67; Isaiah 40, vv 18-31 (av); Lo! he comes (BBC HB 35)

: Morning Story

Paddy's Removals by C. S. WILKINS. Read by JohnBott Producer DAVID SHUTE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: C. S. Wilkins.
Producer: David Shute

: News

: Time for Action

: Out of the Corner of My Eye

Rene Cutforth looks back.
6: I Hope I Haven't Scandalised Anybody
'After a long press conference full of cliches and totally lacking in information the American n NATO general said. " Any questions? " One tall correspondent rose up slowly like a tape-worm and said, " Just one, General. Is God love? " '


Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: News

: You and Yours

Consumer Edition
Presenter George Luce
Including the BBC Shopping Basket with MOLLY PRICE-OWEN .


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: My Word!

(Tuesdall's broadcast)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
What I Mean by Liberal: Steve Atack , Chairman of the Young Liberals, presents his political philosophy; ANDY BEVAN , Chairman of the Young Socialists and MICHAEL JACK , Chairman of the Young Conservatives, challenge his viewpoint.
2.0-2.2 News
Those Desperate French Drains in their Fearsome Latrines: BA MASON on her unfavourite aspect of La belle France.
Any Other Business: a look at some of the more domestic points from Parliament.
A Disc or Two: PETER CLAYTON with a record selection of Christmas' presents.
The Way of All Flesh (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Steve Atack
Unknown: Andy Bevan
Unknown: Michael Jack
Unknown: Peter Clayton

: Listen with Mother

Story: Susanna's Magic Kisa by JOCELYN HAINES


Unknown: Jocelyn Haines

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Four from 'The Day's Work'
A series of four plays based on the short stories of RUDYARD KIPLING adapted and dramatised by A. R. RAWLINSON with 2: The Ship that Found Herself The Dimbula is only a cargo steamer of 25-hundred tons, but she is the last and latest of her kind - nothing has been spared in the building of her.
However a ship is only as good as the parts that comprise her and those parts have to learn to work together.
The 'working parts' of the Dimbula:
Produced and directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Stories Of: Rudyard Kipling
Dramatised By: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Peter Craze
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Walter Hall
Unknown: Adam Richardson
Unknown: Peter Settelen
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Rudyard Kipling: Sean Barrett
Captain: Simon Lack
Mr Buchanan: Peter Pratt
Mr Frazier: Norman Shelley
Miss Frazier: Jane Knowles
Foreman Shipwright: Peter Howell
Sandy: Fraser Kerb

: Jack de Manio Precisely

From gardeners to ghost hunters: from poets to pop-stars. JACK DE MANIO meets them all. Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM
4.0-4.5 News


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: Story Time: 9: Pompeii after Taras

The Taras Report on The Last Days of Pompeii by Alan Lloyd abridged in nine episodes by Donald Bancroft.


Writer: Alan Lloyd
Abridger: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Richard Pasco
Producer: Kay Patrick

: Reports

Brian Widlake
5 50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: News

: Top of the Form

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1 30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio Peter Hobday


Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
BBC Bristol (Rptd: Fri 4 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Monster of Rugeley

A true-life Victorian Melo drama
In the early summer of 1856 William Palmer went on trial at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of a friend to whom he owed a considerable amount of money There were believed to have been other victims - his own wife, several babies (a dozen at least) and his brother-in-law. To the end his mother believed in his innocence: she called him ' my saintly
Billy Peter Hunt tells the story of the events which led to Palmer's arrest and trial and asks if Palmer alone was guilty. with Alan Devereux as William Palmer and MICHAEL COCHRANE ROGER GARTLANI )
(Repeated: Friday 11 am)


Unknown: Victorian Melo
Unknown: William Palmer
Unknown: Billy Peter Hunt
Unknown: Alan Devereux
Unknown: William Palmer
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Roger Gartlani
Unknown: Laurence Harrington
Unknown: Anne Jameson.
Unknown: Tony McEwen
Unknown: Deborah Paige
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Analysis

The Arab Outlook
1: The Confrontation States
The ideal of Arab unity has been severely tested during the recent civil war in Lebanon. Sharp political and ideological differences within the Arab World have been brought to the surface, especially between the three ' confrontation states ' - Egypt, Syria and Jordan. How deep are those divisions? How far have they been resolved by the Cairo Summit? Is national self-interest taking over from the wider quest for Arab unity?
Presented by Peter Mansfield Producer TOM READ


Presented By: Peter Mansfield
Producer: Tom Read

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rains Came
Read by NIGEL ANTHONY (12)


Read By: Nigel Anthony

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

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