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: News

: Farming Week

Presented from East Anglia by David Richardson BBC Birmingham


Unknown: David Richardson

: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
Headlines and weather, a look at the papers, news for sports fans, Prayer for the Day (Mon THE REV GEORGE AUSTIN, TueS-Thurs JOSIE SMITH , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES ), music and something on the lighter side. English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF
Regional news and weather


Unknown: Josie Smith
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Blackpool at the TUC Conference and Nigel Rees in London look at Britain and the world.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Up to the Hour

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

: News

: Today

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


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

: Twenty Years A-Growing

Read by P. G. STEPHENS


Read By: P. G. Stephens

: News

: Start the Week with Esther Rantzen

Bernard Falk. Fritz Spiegl and Mavis Nicholson
Producer SALLY THOMPSON Review: page 74


Unknown: Bernard Falk.
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: Wildlife

Magazine edition including the wildlife sound competition. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 62; 0 praise ye the Lord! (BBC HB 279); Psalm 36; Mark 1, vv 29-45 (RSV); God liveth still (BBC HB 513)

: Morning Story

Just One of Them Bedroom Dramas by ERIC BEAN
Read by Geoffrey Beevers


Read By: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: The War Behind the Wire

11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Earning and Saving Edition Presenter George Luce including the World of Worn With MARGARET KORVING


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Brain of Britain 1977

Chairman Robert Robinson 28: Semi-Final (IV)
GORDON HEPBURN (Ayrshire), schoolteacher; ELIZABETH MAIN (Renfrewshire); THE REV DR MICHAEL DEWAR (Co Down); DAVID MCKEE (Belfast), physicist Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who also, with IAN GILLES , 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: Gordon Hepburn
Unknown: Dr Michael Dewar
Unknown: David McKee
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gilles
Producer: John Bridges

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Here is Yesterday's News: recent finds, new techniques and a wealth of Roman gold. Archaeology explained by HELEN PALMER.
2.0-2.2 News
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON GOW reporting.
Reading Your Letters.
New Readers Begin Here: BARBARA PYM 'S witty novels have recently been ' rediscovered ', she publishes a new one this month.
(Excellent Wo-men by Barbara Pym : Story Time, 4.35pm) Milk and Honey (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Helen Palmer.
Unknown: Don Gow
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Barbara Pym

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Magic Slipper by EDNA WILLIAMS


Unknown: Edna Williams

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

An Ordinary Bloke

: Story Time: Excellent Women: 1

by Barbara Pym abridged for radio in ten parts by Janet Hickson
Read by Annette Crosbie
Mildred Lathbury's pleasant spinster life is disturbed by anthropologists and a handsome naval officer and there are some odd goings-on in the parish.
BBC Bristol


Author: Barbara Pym
Abridged by: Janet Hickson
Reader: Annette Crosbie
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Serendipity

Bernard Falk goes to the Archive Auction.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Brian Cook

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Chronicles of the Soppy Family

Beetles and Buckman with Sheridan Morley - 2: 1, Soppy in which the earliest recorded member of the dynasty becomes Emperor of Rome.
NARRATOR: ' In Rome a bitter power struggle was in progress. Emperor Augustus was getting long in the tooth, dim in the eye and therefore arsenic in the soup '. Written by ROB BUCKMAN , CHRIS BEETLES Producer BOB OLIVER ROGERS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Written By: Rob Buckman
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: My Heart Stood Still

Fifty years ago C. B. Cochran 's revue One Damn Thing After Another opened at the London Pavilion. Francis Watson went to it as a young undergraduate and was overcome by the glamour of it all.
He still remembers Edythe Baker , Jessie Matthews , Sonnie Hale and other stars of the 20s. In this programme he indulges in a little nostalgia and calls back' voices and tunes from the past.


Unknown: C. B. Cochran
Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Edythe Baker
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Producer: Christopher Venning

: The Monday Play: What's Stigmata?

By Wally K. Daly. With Peter Jeffrey and Norma Ronald.

'Stigmata, the marks of the cross, traversing a void of nearly 2,000 years to be occasionally manifested on the bodies of the worthiest of believers - the only problem being that it's accidentally hit me, the greatest non-believer of all time.'


Writer: Wally K. Daly
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
George: Peter Jeffrey
Marcia: Norma Ronald
Doctor: Moray Watson
Mr Thompson: George A Cooper
Mrs Thompson: Anne Jameson
Retreat Organiser/Vicar: James Thomason
Masseuse: Valerie Murray
Policeman: Jeffrey Segal
Priest: Sean Barrett
Charles: Cllfford Norgate
TV Announcer: Piers Burton Page

: Mosaics

4: Totnes
The novelist Derek Robinson criss-crosses Britain and builds up a picture of the country, place by place.
(Repeated: Thursday 11.45 am)


Unknown: Derek Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting, including a review of the day's events at the 139th Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.


Unknown: John Tusa

: Profile

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

: A Book at Bedtime

Tender is the Night by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD abridged for radio in 20 parts by KEITH DARVILL
Read by Kenneth Haigh (1)
The doomed love affair of Doctor Dick Diver and his beautiful ex-patient Nicole, set in the playgrounds of Europe and spanning the 20s, that last and lost hectic decade of ' the beautiful people


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Kenneth Haigh
Unknown: Dick Diver
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's Business Report; Market trends

: Public Duty and Private Conscience

Q Would you say that it was the Karma of those two women to be raped at knife point?
A Certainly! If they were ...
Moyra Bremner talks to Christmas Humphreys , former judge and practising Buddhist, about the way in which his faith determined his attitude to a career at the Bar.


Talks: Moyra Bremner
Unknown: Christmas Humphreys

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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