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: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER. Producer DAVID MORTON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Butler.
Producer: David Morton.

: Up to the Hour

with Eugene Fraser
Headlines and weather, news for sports fans, Prayer for the Day (Moti THE REV DAVID CAINK , Tues-Thurs ROSEMARY WAKELIN , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES )


Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: David Caink
Unknown: Tues-Thurs Rosemary Wakelin
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester John Sergeant in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

Weather, sport and Thought for the Day.

: News

: Today

8.35 News headlines, weather. papers, and sport


Editor: Ken Goudie

: Ray Gosling

reflects on people, places and things with the help of the BBC Sound Archives This week: Time

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Esther Rantzen , Bernard Falk and Kenneth Robinson , together with their guests in the studio, provide the incentive to face Monday morning once again as they discuss some of the forthcoming week's topical issues and interview some of the personalities.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

medium only
I knocked a woodlouse on to the floor and suddenly lots of tiny white baby woodlice appeared from under it. Where did they come jromt Was it giving birtht
The team answers your questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat.' Thursday
3.35 pm medium only)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM. p 58; Father most holy, (BBC HB 167); Psalm 150; Acts 3. v 16-4, v 4 (NEB): Lord, thy glory fills the heaven (BBC HB 269)

: Morning Story

medium only
Mr Bramwell 's Dav by STANLEY ROGER GREEN Read by Neville Phillips Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Mr Bramwell
Unknown: Stanley Roger
Read By: Neville Phillips
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

medium only

: Sister Laurentia and Brother Bernard

medium only
(Full details: Thursday 7.45 pm)
11.50 medium only Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presented by Sue Cook and George Luce


Presented By: Sue Cook
Presented By: George Luce

: Brain of Britain 1978

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Chairman Robert Robinson 13: Scotland (1)
ALWYN JAMES (Midlothian), freelance editor; ALISON BRUCE (Glasgow), research student: ALAN HARPER (Edinburgh), research engineer: JENNIE MILLIGAN (Clackmannanshire), teacher
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , set the questions Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Editor: Alison Bruce
Unknown: Alan Harper
Unknown: Jennie Milligan
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Robert Williams Preview: page 17


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Talk Till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
1.0-2.2 News
Life in the Open Air (1): CHRISTINE FAGG and BARRY WIL LIAMS discuss camping and caravanning with CAROL ALLEN. Reading Your Letters.
Politics as Theatre: NORMAN SHRAPNEL examines the stage where our national conflicts are enacted.
Recipes Galore: HILARY OSBORN follows through the creation of a cookbook by MARY BERRY. Roman Tales bV ALBERTO MORAVIA translated by ANGUS DAVIDSON abridged by DELIA PATON Read by Gavin Campbell 1: Don't Delve Too Deeply
(Music: Binge's Saxophone Concerto)


Unknown: Christine Fagg
Unknown: Barry Wil
Unknown: Carol Allen.
Unknown: Hilary Osborn
Unknown: Mary Berry.
Translated By: Angus Davidson
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Read By: Gavin Campbell
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: The Five Funny Men by MARY VAUGHAN JONES


Unknown: Mary Vaughan

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Remember Me by JILL HYEM


Unknown: Jill Hyem

: Story Time

Eagles Near the Carcase 6: Hubert

: PM Reports

The news magazine presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to Kenneth Ford about the week in his and your garden.
Producer KENNETH FORD BBC Manchester
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Talks: Geoffrey Smith

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan with HERBERT SMITH and ROSALIE WILLIAMS
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Presented By: Patrick Fyffe
Presented By: George Logan
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Rosalie Williams
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Lawrib Kinsley
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:
Script editor WILLIAM SMETHURST Producer TONY SHARYANE BBC Birmingham


Editor: William Smethurst
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson: Lesley Sawearo
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Bill Robertson: Geoffrey Hutchings
Jackie Smith: Maggie McCarthy
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: The Ellice Islands (Tuvalu)

June Knox-Mawer remembers the sights and sounds of the South Sea Islands where she once lived, and the stories and customs of the happy people who populate those tiny dots of land in the Pacific Ocean. Producer BRIAN COOK


Producer: Brian Cook

: Curriculee Curricula

BBC2 shares with Radio 4 in a simulaneous broadcast of a story in melody-rock.
Book and lyrics by Alan Plater
Music by Dave Greenslade

The adventures of a plumber's mate on a university campus. A place of dreaming spires-and aspiring dreams. with Chris Farlowe as Benny, Sonja Kristina as Maggie, Gaye Brown as Jo, 'the researcher' Richard Barnes as Simon, 'the boyfriend' Michael Aldridge as the Vice-Chancellor, Chic Murray as Chas, the Boilerman and Narrator Magnus Magnusson
Visiting lecturer Patrick Moore
BBC Birmingham


Book and lyrics: Alan Plater
Music: Dave Greenslade
Producer: David Rose
Director: Alastair Reid
Benny: Chris Farlowe
Maggie: Sonja Kristina
Jo, 'the researcher': Gaye Brown
Simon, 'the boyfriend': Richard Barnes
The Vice-Chancellor: Michael Aldridge
Chas, the Boilerman: Chic Murray
Narrator: Magnus Magnusson
Visiting Lecturer: Patrick Moore

: All the Fun of the Fair

A journey in sound made at the annual Knowle Hill Steam Fair near Maidenhead, Berkshire, by Olive Jacobs. Producer MARLENE PEASE


Unknown: Olive Jacobs.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: A Sideways Look at....

Anthony Smith takes a sideways look at the Price of Life and Limb.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa
Editor: Alastair Osbornm

: Profile

Private portraits of people. (Shortened version: Tues 11.35 am, medium only)

: A Book at Bedtime

A Fearful Joy by JOYCE CARY
Read by Moira Lister (1) abridged in 15 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Everybody agreed with Mrs Baskett that her baby was most remarkable, but they went away and said that Talutha Baskett was a very ordinarv child, and a rather plain girl with a mother so ill and feeble, a father so erratic.' Producer DAVID JOHNSTON
(Moira Lister is in ' Murder Among Friends' at the Comedy Theatre, London)


Unknown: Joyce Cary
Read By: Moira Lister
Unknown: Mrs Baskett
Unknown: Talutha Baskett
Producer: David Johnston
Unknown: Moira Lister

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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