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: Farming Today

: Up to the Hour

with Laurie Macmillan
English Regions- see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Derek Cooper in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

with Laurie Macmillan
7.52 VHF Regional news, weather


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Today

Derek Cooper in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: News

: The Living World

medium only

: Nets: series My Dear Music

medium only
Thefirstofsevenprogrammes in which Richard Baker considers the lives and characters of some great composers as revealed in their letters and music.
Today: Mozart in 1777-1778 with HENRY KNOWLES as the composer, BRUCE BEEBY as his father Leopold, and KATHLEEN HELME as his mother.
Producer GRAHAM sheffiel*


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Henry Knowles
Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Unknown: Kathleen Helme

: News

medium only

: In Britain Now

medium only
Presented by Colin Doran Producer William HORSLEY


Presented By: Colin Doran
Producer: William Horsley

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Lo, now is our accepted day (BBC HB 342); Psalm 142; Psalm 51, vv 1-13 (AV); Forty days and forty nights (BBC HB 341)

: Morning Story

medium only
The Essential Red Herring by JOHN GLOAG
Read by Nigel Stock


Unknown: John Gloag
Read By: Nigel Stock
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

medium only

: You, the Jury

medium, only
A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Louis Blom Cooper , QC,. and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London. Today's proposition:
Prisons do more harm than good
It is proposed by Professor Terence Morris , Professor of Sociology with special reference to criminology, University of London and opposed by Teddy Taylor , mp for Glasgow Cathcart
Each advocate will call his witnesses, cross-examine his opponent's, and argue his case. The jury will vote at the beginning and end of the trial, so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached.


Unknown: Louis Blom Cooper
Unknown: Terence Morris
Unknown: Teddy Taylor
Producer: David Anthony Turner

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning: 5: Schemes and Ruses

by P.G. Wodehouse
starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster
Adapted by Chris Miller

12.55 medium only Weather and programme news; VHF Regional news and weather


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Jeeves: Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster: Richard Briers
Percy, Lord Worplesdon: Peter Woodthorpe
Boko Fittleworth: Jonathan Cecil
Edwin, the Boy Scout: Denise Bryer
Florence Craye: Bronwen Williams
Nobby Hopwood: Rosalind Adams

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Brian Wldlake


Introduced By: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0 Introduced by June Knox-Mawer Guest of the Week:
John Hawkesworth , television writer and producer (including The Duchess of Duke Street and Upstairs, Downstairs)
2.9-2.2 News
Read Alt About It: DULCIE ash-down has some winter advice for summer travellers.
A Life on the Ocean Wave: DAVID HAWKSWORTH visits the Royal Naval College, Dart-mouth, to see how officers are prepared for a naval career.
The Friendly Prostitute: PAT STACKE with another memory of her time as a policewoman. Emma hy JANE ALSTEN (18)


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: John Hawkesworth
Unknown: David Hawksworth
Unknown: Pat Stacke

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: Building Houses by MARY V A UGH AN JONES

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

An Island Soldier by JAMES MATEER With
Benjamin Whitrow as Faustus Denys Hawthorne as the Abbot Sean Barrett as Bran and Michael Harbour as Agobard
' There are rats in our house, my Lord Bishop, and when one has rats one does not waste time chasing them around the garden. One finds out where they breed. They breed in Ireland. So Ireland is where I will go.'
In a Celtic monastery on the north-east coast of Ireland in the sixth century, an Irish Abbot and a stranger from the Roman church in Gaul fight for control of the life of a young man.
Directed hy liane AUKIN


Unknown: James Mateer
Unknown: Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Faustus Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Abbot Sean Barrett
Unknown: Michael Harbour

: Choral Evensong

for Ash Wednesday, from
St John's College. Cambridge Responses (Ebdon)
Misere mei (Allegri) (The Latin text of Psalm 51)
Lessons: Jeremiah 14, vv 7-9; I Corinthians 9, vv 19-27; Canticles (Elway Bevin , The Short Service), Anthem: Ne reminiscaris Domine I Philips) Organ scholar DAVID HILL
Director of Music GEORGE GUEST


Unknown: Elway Bevin
Unknown: David Hill

: Story Time

Harriet (8)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Conversations with Cooper
There's nothing wrong with enjoying your food and being interested in it.'
' We find we have most fun sitting round the table with our children and friends and talking. (JANE GRlGSON) Derek Cooper meets two of the country's cookery writers and discusses the British attitude to food.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news. weather


Unknown: Sheila Hutchins
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWAKD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edwakd J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
The background to current events at home and abroad with reports by STEVE BRAD SHAW and DAVID HENSHAW. Editor MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Steve Brad
Unknown: David Henshaw.

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Five Red Herrings by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in eight episodes by CHRIS MILLER starring
Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter 6: Evidence of a Commercial Traveller


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Producer: Simon Brett
Sir Maxwell Jamieson: Garard Green
Sgt Dalziel: John Graham
Insp Macpherson: Don McKillop
Waters: Bill Wallis
Strachan: Gordon Clyde
Jock Graham: Christopher Scoular
Clarence Gordon: Gordon Faith

: The Reith Lectures

Change in British Sociely
5: Between the Generations
Dr A. H. Halsey , Professor of Social and Administrative Studies. University of Oxford.
' We seem to have created a children's paradise. No age has ever been more child-centred or gone so far towards making death socially invisible. Yet parental anxiety, exacerbated by marital uncertainty, is endemic. Fathers, and more especially mothers, inhabit a world which takes away their control over, and simultaneously insists on their responsibility for, the fate of their children.' (Repeated: Sunday Radio 3)


Unknown: Dr A. H. Halsey

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Over to You: What have you found so far? 30 July 2015

: Science Now

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Round Europe Quiz

England v Denmark. Round 2 (End of Round 1 Scores:
England 15 - Denmark 14) England:
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich Denmark:
Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Seren Sarensen , Professor of Music, and former Rector of Aarhus University and Malin Lindgren. a leading Danish woman journalist Question researcher DAVID MACKAY
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
(Revised repeat: Tues 10.5 am)


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Seren Sarensen
Unknown: Malin Lindgren.
Unknown: David MacKay

: A Book at Bedtime

Troubles by J. G. FARRELL (13)


Unknown: J. G. Farrell

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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