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: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
Headlines and weather, a look at the papers, news for sports fans, Prayer for the Day (Mon THEREVVERNONSPROXTON,TueS-ThurS CANON GORDON ALBION, Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES ), a little music and something on the lighter side.
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF
Regional news and weather


Unknown: Richard Harries

: News 1

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London look at Britain and the world this morning


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
Headlines, weather, sport and papers, a spot of music and Thought for the Day.
7.52 VHF
Regional news and weather

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester Editor MIKE CHANEY
8.35 News headlines, weather papers and sport


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

: Twenty Years A-Growing byMAURICEO'SULLIVAN

abridged in ten episodes by ANN REES-JONES
Read by P. G. Stephens (1)
A classic account of a young boy's growth to early manhood on the great Blasket, ' a small truly Gaelic island which lies north-west off the coast of Kerry'. Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: G. Stephens
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Start the Week with Bernard Falk

Fritz Spiegl and Mavis Nicholson.


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

Mice got behind our gas cooker, and I caught several with a trap. Then one day I found the trap covered with insulating material taken from the back of the oven. I uncovered it and moved the trap, but it kept on happening-whyr We're sure you'll be waiting with ' baited ' breath for the team's answers to this and other wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 38; All hail the power of Jesus' name (BBC HB 118); Psalm 24; 1 Corinthians 15, vv 1-11 (RSV); Rejoice! the Lord is King (BBC HB 128)

: The Summer Show

David Jacobs introduces 75 minutes of Bank Holiday humour, music, quiz and poetry, with the help of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Michael Bentine, John Betjeman, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Rod McKuen, Liza Minnelli, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Ogden Nash and others.
Bernard Cribbins. Sheila Steafel Royce Mills and Brian Dee supply a selection of holiday songs and sketches written by ALASTAIR BEATON , with live visits to the Town and Country Festival at Stoneleigh and the Edinburgh Festival.


Introduces: David Jacobs
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moorei
Unknown: Michael Benmne
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Rod McKuen.
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Ogden Nash
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Royce Mills
Unknown: Brian Dee
Written By: Alastair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: On Your Farm

A special edition for younger listeners ... from the Children's Farm at the Town and Country Festival, Stoneleigh. Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Brain of Britain 1977

Chairman Robert Robinson 27: Semi-Final (III)
MARTIN GOSTELOW (Dorset), photognapher; JOHN AKROYD (West Midlands), schoolmaster; BRIAN PEARCE (Hertfordshire), translator; TONY ELBRA (Cheshire), computer manager
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who also, with IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer JOHN BRIDGES
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Martin Gostelow
Unknown: Brian Pearce
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

A special Bank Holiday edition presented by Kate O'Mara from the Town and Country Festival, Stoneleigh, including Talk Till Two: who has the best of the bargain, the cou-ntry-liver or the urban dweller?
2.0-2.2 News
Reporters for the day include PERCY EDWARDS , RAY ALAN and LORD CHARLES, who will bring lisitenens all the fun of the Festival.
BBC Birmingham
The Custody of Billy by JIM MiCMANUS and TERRY WILSON


Presented By: Kate O'Mara
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Ray Alan
Unknown: Jim Micmanus
Unknown: Terry Wilson
Read By: Jim McManus
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Place for Everything by HERBERT MCKAY


Unknown: Herbert McKay

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Package from Berlin by SIMON MASTERS with Douglas Blackwell as Carter and John Forrest as Toby Lisemore When Collier calls at 28 Nadine Gardens and asks for Mr Shapiro , the landlady tells him that nobody of that name lives there. This is a surprise for Collier, but nothing to the surprise he is about to get.
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY followed by an interlude


Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: John Forrest
Unknown: Toby Lisemore
Unknown: When Collier
Unknown: Mr Shapiro
Directed By: David H. Godfrey
Alec Fowler: Denis McCarthy
Graham Collier: Alan Dudley
Werner Zenkel: Nigel Lambert
Berriman: Clifford Norgate
Chrissy/Waitress: Rosalind Adams
Landlady: Madi Hedd
Announcer/Clerk: Anthony Smee
Immigration Officer/Newsreader/Man: Michael Cochrane

: Story Time

Twilight for the Gods (6)

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Serendipity

Lord Fenner Brockway goes to the Archive Auction.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Lord Fenner Brockway
Producer: Gwyneth Henderson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: The Monday Play

The Passing Day by GEORGE SHIELS , adapted for radio by Allan McClelland who also plays John Fibbs , with Marie Kean , Patrick Magee
Stephen Rea. Harold Goldblatt Denys Hawthorne , Kevin Flood ' I'm sure the last day with him was the busiest. As a man lives so he dies: we can only hope he spent it well.'
But did he spend it as ' well ' as his wife might hope? John Fibbs-shopkeeper , Ulsterman, miser and small-time gambler in shares - has come to his last day in business. He sees his doctor and visits his lawyer. On that day, John Fibbs discovers the value of his life - a value he hadn't accounted for.
Directed by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN BBC Northern Ireland
(Repeated: next Sun 2.30 pm) (Marie Kean is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: George Shiels
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: John Fibbs
Unknown: Marie Kean
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Stephen Rea.
Unknown: Harold Goldblatt
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Kevin Flood
Unknown: John Fibbs-Shopkeeper
Unknown: John Fibbs
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Unknown: Marie Kean
Peter Fibbs: Stephen Rea
Nurse Annie: Frances Tomelty
Mrs Fibbs: Marie Kean
Doctor: Denys Hawthorne
Charles Daw: Patrick Magee
Samson: William Hunter
Looney: Michael Duffy
Mr Black: Kevin Flood
Mr Hind: Harold Goldblatt

: Mosaics

3: Tonypandy
The novelist Derek Robinson criss-crosses Britain and builds up a picture of the country. (Repeated: Thursday 11.45 am)


Unknown: Derek Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Billington


Presenter: Michael Billington

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Profile

People in the public mind
(Revised repeat: Tues 11.35 am)

: A Book at Bedtime

A High Wind in Jamaica 11: Children's Games

: Melodrama from the Midlands

Maria Marten or Murder in the Red Barn adapted from various anonymous versions and directed by Mr Roger Pine.
Maria Marten is perhaps the most famous of all the Victorian melodramas which filled the popular theatres throughout the country during the latter half of the last century. In this production - recorded at the Town and Country Festival at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire earlier today, under conditions very similar to those known to the original barn-storming companies - we present.
The pianist MR HAROLD RICH BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Maria Marten
Directed By: Mr Roger Pine
Directed By: Maria Marten
Pianist: Mr Harold Rich
Narrator: Mr Edgar Lustgarten
William Corder: Mr William Gaunt
Mr Marten: Mr Geoffrey Matthews
Maria Marten: Miss Sharon Duce
Tim Bobbin: Mr Paul Copley
Anne Marten: Miss Natasha Pyne
Ishmael Lee: Mr Cyril Shaps
Dame Marten: Miss Ysanne Churchman
Mark/Pharos Lee: Mr Michael Harbour

: News

Weather report and forecast

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