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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV MALCOLM SCOTT


Unknown: Malcolm Scott

: Today

Michael Cooke in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Michael Cooke
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: One Man in his Time

Read by MICHAEL HARBOUR 3: It Takes an Expert


Unknown: Alan Bower
Read By: Michael Harbour

: News

: Living in the 80s

What will everyday life be like in, say, ten years' time? 1: A Grain of Sand
The Silicon Chip is causing a revolution in the electronics industry. The tiny chip can run a sewing machine or a weaving loom and, ultimately, could drive a motor car or chemical plant. What is the secret of the electronic grain of sand and where might it take us?
Reporter and presenter George Luce


Presenter: George Luce
Producer: Marlene Pease

: News

: In Britain Now



Presented By: Laurie MacMillan
Producer: Stephen Kanocz

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; Three Kings from Persian lands afar (Oxford Book of Carols 193); Psalm 119, vv 9-16 (BCP); 2 Timothy 1, vv 1-14 (NEB); In the bleak midwinter (BBC HB 51)

: Morning Story

Once Upon a Wish by SEAN LINDEY
Read by Gerald Cross


Read By: Gerald Cross

: News

: Do or Die

: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities
Edition. Presenter Nancy Wise


Presenter: Nancy Wise

: The Burkiss Way

... to Dynamic Living
Join the Burkiss Electoral Roll by filling in your name here
Then put a cross in the box not provided and you will receive Lesson 10 Govern Britain the Burkiss Way with democratic instruction from Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees
Chris Emmett and Fred Harris a proportionally representative script by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK and a ministerial production by SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Fred Harris
Script By: Andrew Marshall
Script By: David Renwick
Production By: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Penelope Keith , better known as Margo in the BBC series The Good Life and currently appearing in ' Donkey's Years ' at the Globe Theatre, London.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Living Without - 3: Fat
I Was Where God Wanted Me to Be: 20 years ago MARY O'HARA was on the brink of an international singing career. Then she went into an enclosed community. Now after 12 years she is starting her singing all over again. Street Confusion (7)


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Mary O'Hara

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Holly Tree and the Chestnut Tree by T. M. MALLIN


Unknown: T. M. Mallin

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Free Fall by ivor wilson
' My bosses have millions tied up in Waterfords, and if the firm's going bankrupt - as it will if there's no reorganisation - they'll write the share-holders' report in my blood, but if I win - the door's wide open. I have to win this one.'
Produced and directed by ALFRED BRADLEY. BBC Manchester


Directed By: Alfred Bradley.
Jacko Handley: Reg Stewart
Francis Waterford: Geoffrey Banks
Kay Waterford: Jane Lowe
Russell Stafford: Peter John
Tina Stafford: June Barry

: News

: 1 Down by the Docks'

Bomping on and the role of sossers; the rivalry between Blue and White, and stuffers and strippers - these are some of the colourful expressions which distinguish the people of London's Dockland, who, in this portrait, talk about their community and traditions.
' Wrong or right, they're my mates - that's the way it is in Dockland.'


Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Story Time

I Capture the Castle
7: An Eventful Birthday

: PM Reports

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


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons in which Clement Freud
Peter Jones , Derek Nimmo and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
Kenneth Williams 's Review p 70


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Browell
Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: Mellors and Sellers

A comedy thriller in four parts by ALAN MELVILLE with Robert Lang and Edward Hardwicke
In a recess from parliamentary business, a Conservative mp and a Socialist mp find themselves on holiday at the same north country golfing resort. They also discover something missing on the links ...
1: Un-Natural Hazard
Other parts: ANNE ROSENFELD and MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES Produced and directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Robert Lang
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke
Unknown: Anne Rosenfeld
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Directed By: John Tydeman
Vincent Mellors: Edward Hardwicke
Arnold Sellers: Robert Lang
Steward: Geoffrey Collins
Mordecai: Anthony Daniels
Stranger: Peter Woodthorpe
Woman: Shirley Dixon
Inspector: James Thomason
Maid: Terri Lang
Golf professional: Fraser Kerr

: They'd Never Believe Me: 1: First Contact

Kenneth Brecher is a social anthropologist who spent two years living as a member of an isolated Indian tribe in the Xingu region of Central Brazil. In five programmes he imagines how his friend Kwamuti, who has never left the Amazon before, would question with amazement the British way of life.
With Renu Setna as Kwamuti


Speaker: Kenneth Brecher
Kwamuti: Renu Setna
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: The Boss

' For scientific leadership give me Scott: for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen. But when you are in a hopeless situation, ge-t down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.'
Duncan Carse , who, 20 years ago rediscovered Sir Ernest
Shackleton's first crossing of South Georgia, where the great explorer died on 5 January 1922, presents a personal portrait of the man whose outstanding qualities of leadership, courage and compassion earned him the nickname - ' The Boss '. with Norman Rodway as Sir Ernest Shackleton and Martin Jarvis as the Historian
Script by DUNCAN CARSE with additional material by courtesy Of LORD SHACKLETON and JAMES
(Norman Rodway is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)


Unknown: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Sir Ernest Shackleton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Script By: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Margery Fisher
Producer: Rosemary Hart
Unknown: Norman Rodway

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins


Presenter: Edwin Mullins

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Constipation of O'Brien (3)

: Amiable Eccentrics

2: Harry Price - The Ghost
Hunter Wynford Vaughan-Thomas recalls one of the great pioneers in the pursuit of poltergeists.
(Tomorrow - 3: The Marquis and the Squire)


Unknown: Hunter Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

: News

preceded by Weather

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