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: News

: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV BARNEY MILLIGAN


Unknown: Barney Milligan

: Today

with Nigel Rees 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*


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Living in the 80s

4: Microbes in Overalls. The microbe, a new and powerful tool, is slowly finding its way on to the workbench. Living in the 80s examines the amazing capabilities of microbes and the extent of their usefulness in industry.
Reporter and presenter George Luce


Presenter: George Luce
Producer: Marlene Pease

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by PIERS burton -pagi Producer STEPHEN KANOCZ


Presented By: Piers Burton
Producer: Stephen Kanocz

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; King of glory, King of peace (BBC HB 325); Psalm 96; John 2, v 23 to 3, v 12 (av); 0 for a thousand tongues to sing (BBC HB 278)

: Morning Story

Interesting Things by KINGSLEY AMIS
Read by Barbara MitcheU


Read By: Barbara Mitcheu

: News

: Do or Die

: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities
Edition. Presenter Nancy Wise with your letters


Presenter: Nancy Wise

: The Burkiss Way

...to Dynamic Living
Radio's ' Limited Edition * Correspondence Course
Your own personalised programme with your name engraved here............................ In your own gilt-plated Lesson 13
Commemorate Jubilees the Burkiss Way, with mock-hide instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris and an embossed scrollwork script from ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK in a genuine leatherette production by SIMON BRETT (a gift you will treasure for always).
(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
Unknown: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: David Renwick
Unknown: Simon Brett

: 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

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Tom Baker, television's Dr Who
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
It's a Knock-Down - 3: David Battie after the sale.
Lines for Wintertime: a selection of seasonal poetry.
CORINNA MARLOWE reads From Minnie With Love by JANE VANSITTART (8)


Unknown: Tom Baker
Unknown: Corinna Marlowe

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Fine Shady Tree by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Gladstone's Resurrection by EDWIN PEARCE
' I got this feeling though... summat in the back of me mind it was, that he's come back to us with some sort of knowledge or summat, he has ... hark at me, I sound like a late-night TV film.'
Produced and directed by ROGER PINE. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Edwin Pearce
Directed By: Roger Pine.
Gladstone Farthing a: Chris Gittins
Maud: Diana Bishop
Matt: John Baddeley
Rodney: Kenneth Hadley
Shelley: Fidelis Morgan
Policeman: Terry Molloy
The Doctor: Leslie Dunn
Bus Conductor: Garard Green
Mrs Arkwright: Joyce Latham
Neighbour: Julia Mark

: News

: Water Diviner

Was last year's long, hot summer the pattern for summers to come, as some weather prophets predict? If so, Pat Lucas will be very much in demand. She is a professional finder of water - the good old-fashioned water-diviner; but there is nothing old-fashioned about Pat Lucas herself. She feels just the same obligation to her clients as an architect or doctor might do - and she still uses the traditional hazel twig for her dowsing. Today's programme accompanies Pat Lucas on one of her professional engagements to see how, even in times of drought, an expert can still find water,; Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Pat Lucas
Unknown: Pat Lucas
Unknown: Pat Lucas
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Story Time: The Diary of a Nobody: 3

by George and Weedon Grossmith.
Read by Arthur Lowe.


Author: George Grossmith
Author: Weedon Grossmith
Reader: Arthur Lowe

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: News

: Just a Minute

- A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman: Nicholas Parsons and 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)


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

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

A daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed.

: They'd Never Believe Me

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.
4: British Myths Today with Renu Setna as Kwamuti Producer DENYS GUEROULT


Unknown: Kenneth Brecher
Unknown: Renu Setna
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Siege

Four classic episodes
1: The Iron-Bound City written by WILL ALLAN with Clive Swift as Henry Labouchere and Allan McClelland as John Augustus O'Shea
Narrator Leonard Fenton
' Let Europe prepare for an impossible sight; let her prepare to see the wonderful city burn. Paris, which amused the world, is going to terrify it.'
Paris, 1870. In the September of that year the German armies finally encircled the city. Four months later the siege ended and over 6,000 people had died of hunger, disease and wounds inflicted by Von Moltke 's troops - while the rest of the continental powers looked on. With the voices of: MALCOLM HAYES , EDWARD BURNHAM MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES
Produced and directed by MAURICE LEITCH
(Revised repeat: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Henry Labouchere
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Narrator: John Augustus O'Shea
Unknown: Von Moltke
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Edward Burnham
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Arthur Hewlett
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Directed By: Maurice Leitch

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott


Presenter: Jacky Gillott

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime: Of Mice and Men: 1

The novel by John Steinbeck, abridged in eight parts by Joy Osborne
Read by Paul Meier
"The first man was small and quick, with sharp, strong features. Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws..."


Novel by: John Steinbeck
Abridged by: Joy Osborne
Read by: Paul Meier
Producer: Graham Gauld

: News

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