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: News

: Farming Today

Reports on the Smithfield Show plus other news and prices. Producers ROBIN HICKS and GARTH COOPER
6.40 Prayer for the Day MARJORIE BIBBY


Unknown: Smithfield Show
Producers: Robin Hicks
Producers: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Marjorie Bibby

: Today

with Nigel Rees in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
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: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

'For Sale: charming farmhouse in four acres of land. Ideal subject for modernisation, suit practical man with get-away-from-it tendencies'.
What are the things you can do yourself? Is solar heating a practical proposition? Can I reroof my derelict farmhouse? Tony Wilkins, Editor of Do-It-Yourself magazine will be on [number removed] to answer your queries and problems on Do-It-Yourself, from improving derelict farmhouses, putting up shelves, to making Christmas presents - or anything else for that matter!
In the Chair Judith Chalmers
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed] from 8.0 am


Unknown: Tony Wilkins.
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want (BBC HB 480): Psalm 23: Isaiah 51, vv 4-16 (av); Father all-seeing, friend of all creation (BBC HB 385)

: Morning Story

The Night of the Full Moon by EVALD FLlSAR
Read by Allan McClelland
' He had no choice but to change his occupation; he was now, he said, a student of local customs. He had come to the island to gather material for a book ...'


Read By: Allan McClelland

: News

: Down Your Way

: John Ebdon

: News

: You and Yours

Home and Family Edition Presenter Mari Prichard with your letters


Presenter: Mari Prichard

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Questionmasters: Tim Gudgin and Bob Holness First Round
4: South of England
Queen Elizabeth's School, Faversham v
Wood Green School, Witney Questions set by Roy SMITH Producer JOHN bridges
(Repealed: Thursday 6.15 pm)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: John Bridges

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Bach Choir: in this its centenary year JILL BURRIDGE went along to a rehearsal to discover why some members travel nearly 70 miles every Monday to sing.
2.0-1.2 News
There Are No Right Words: members of the Society of Compassionate Friends talk about living with the death of a child.
Answer and Comment.
The Way of All Flesh (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: Listen with Mother

Special guest Nerys Hughes
Mrs McMuddlc and the Chocolate Cake by MOIRA HERITAGE


Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Mrs McMuddlc

: News

: Festival at Farbridge

by J. B. PRIESTLEY adapted for radio in nine parts by ANTONY KEAREY with Anna Cropper as Laura Casey and Jack Watson as Commodore Tuibe
Having returned to London, Theodore Jenks has met up again with the elusive Grace, and been persuaded to break into a certain house in Hampstead in order to get back some papers belonging to Grace. Now, having been taken on as an Assistant Stage Manager by the theatre company who are appearing in the Farbridge Festival, Theo returns North again. Part 8
Produced and directed bv


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Laura Casey
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Theodore Jenks
Mrs Bulfoss: Rosalind Knight
Patrick Gorebarry: David Marlowe
Philippa Hookwood: Jo Kendall
Mr Casey: George Hagan
Theodore Jenks: John Gillett
Michael Seacombe: Alan Rotbwell
MoSSat: Antony Kearey
Capt Mobbs: Wilfred Harrison
Grace: Valerie Skardon
Group Captain Trevone: Graham Tennant
Maggie: Paula Tilbrook
Miss Fisby: Joan Anstey
Seth Hull: Tou Harrison
Joe Gisburn: Tommy Boyle
Mrs Coote: Freda Jeffries

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Suffolk where members of the Sudbury and District Horticultural Society question FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS, ALAN GEMMELL.
Questionmaster MICHAEL BARRATT Producer KENNETH FORD BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alan Gemmell.
Unknown: Michael Barratt

: Story Time

A Kiss Before Dying 2: Miscalculation

: PM

Brian Widlake
5.50 FinancialReport
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: News

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the Chair Jack Longland Questions compiled by PETER MOORE BBC Birmingham (Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Peter Moore

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: TheWorldinFocus

: It's a Fair Cop

When Leonard 'Nipper' Read started his career with the Nottinghamshire Police Force, the ' villains ' arrested still used that phrase.
'Nipper' Read went fairly swiftly into 'plain clothes', mainly because his superiors thought he was too short for the regulation copper uniform. He became an expert in using disguise and perhaps found his greatest fame in breaking the Kray Gang which had terrorised the East End of London for years. Now retired, 'Nipper' Read talks to Margaret Howard about his early career and his battle against one of the most vicious and violent gangs ever known in this country.


Subject: Leonard 'Nipper' Read
Interviewer: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: Weber and Mendelssohn

Part 1 as Radio 3

: Battle for the Slums

as Radio 3

: * Concert

Part 2 as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rains Came (15)

: News

preceded by Weather

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