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: Today

Introduced by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.39, 8.30 News headlines


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: These You Have Loved

(Sat's broadcast: shortened)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; Lord of all (BBC HB 294); Psalm 121; Luke 8, vv 1-10 (NEB); The King of love (BBC HB 475)

: Morning Story

Blow Out the Candles by HELEN TUDOR MORGAN. Read by Gaynor Morgan Rees. Producer HARRI GWYNN. BBC Wales


Unknown: Helen Tudor Morgan.
Read By: Gaynor Morgan Rees.
Unknown: Harri Gwynn.

: News

: Down Your Way

: Near Myths

: News

: You and Yours

Today: BBC Shopping Basket Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Many a Slip

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor A View from the Continent.
2.4-2.2 News
Chicken Pie and Custard: life in an English country tea-shop is never dull, as JENNY CURRY discovered when she opened one in Wiltshire. Reading Your Letters.
The Crafty People of Rotherhithe: ANDY PRICE meets the craftsmen and women at work in the 'Waterside Workshops'.
.The Hall in the Field by MARGARET EVANS , abridged in eight parts by MONICA GREY Read by Gwen Watford (1)
In the la.te 50s and early 60s. Margaret Evans and her husband ran a family hotel in Merioneth. (Music: Sibelius's first Tempest Suite)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Curry
Unknown: Margaret Evans
Read By: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Margaret Evans

: Listen with Mother

Story: Constantinople Goes Shopping by PETER ASHLEY


Unknown: Peter Ashley

: News

medium only from 3.5

: Questions to the Prime Minister

medium only. Live from the House of Commons

: Wildlife

medium only

: News

: Jack de Manio Precisely

Jack de Manio meets them all. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Producer: Susan Snailum

: Story Time

A Week of H. G. Wells. 4: The Man Who Could Work Miracles


Unknown: H. G. Wells.

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Alan Blyth selects British ballad singers from 78 rpm records Producer PETER TANNER
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Alan Blyth
Producer: Peter Tanner

: News

: The Archers

Written by KEITH MILES
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Keith Miles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Colonel Danby: Norman Shelley
Jackie Smith: Maggie McCarthy
Nick Wearing: Gareth Johnson
Arnold Lucas: George Woolley

: Let's Get This Settled

A recording of a hearing brought before the London Small Claims Court. This week:
The Hired Car Accident
Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR. (The recording was made with the permission of the London Small Claims Court) (Repeated: Fri 10.5 am)


Producers: Susan Snailum
Producers: Pat Taylor.


Every Night a Star Attraction? or Every Night Something Awful? Part 1
Introduced by Charlie Chester The story of the mobilisation of entertainment in World War II. From its headquarters in Drury Lane. ' the Maginot Line of Melody and Mirth ', Basil Dean. who master-minded the operation, provided
2.500.000 performances for every theatre of war.
Illustrated with recordings and memories of many of the artists and theatre personalities who served with The Entertainment National Service Association, including AVRIL ANGERS, HAROLD CONWAY. FRANCIS DAY, BASIL DEAN, GRACIE FIELDS, GEORGE FORMBY. VERA LYNN. GREATREX NEWMAN, ARTHUR SALISBURY, ARTHUR RISCOE and MAGGIE TEYTE
Written by JOHN LAIRD
Research by STEPHEN WILLIAMS Executive producer BOBBY JAYE


Introduced By: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Basil Dean.
Unknown: Harold Conway.
Unknown: George Formby.
Unknown: Arthur Riscoe
Written By: John Laird
Unknown: Stephen Williams
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Ray Gosling

: The 50 Year Forecast

How accurate are the weather forecasts we hear each day? At the moment, predictions can be made with certainty for only two to three days ahead. But advanced techniques - like a new chain of satellites and powerful computers - could improve significantly the reliability of longer term forecasts.
The BBC Science Correspondent, James Wilkinson, with experts in Britain and America, examines this new technology and assesses the arguments about whether the world is heating up or cooling down. A Radio News production


Reporter: James Wilkinson
Producer: John Williams

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Powling Producer CARROLL MOORE
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Chris Powling
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Happiness Is ...

Bernard Falk meets people who have found happiness.


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Sally Thompson

: My Delight

Jonathan Raban describes one of the pleasures of life.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jonathan Raban

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas (4)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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