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: Today

Introduced by John Timpson with PAUL HEINEY
6.45* Prayer for the Day with PEGGY MAKINS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Peggy Makins
Read By: Colin Doran

: Hard Times

by CHARLES DICKENS
Told by MARTIN JARVlS and DENISE BRYER (16)
Adapted in 16 episodes and produced by IAN COTTERELL
A BBC Transcription Services (Recording. First broadcast in Story Time, 1975)

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Told By: Martin Jarvls
Told By: Denise Bryer
Produced By: Ian Cotterell

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Dr Rob Buckman , Mavis Nicholson and Kenneth Robinson , together with their guests, in the studio, provide the incentive to face Monday morning. Producer IAN R. GARDHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

'We are semi-rural and both our visiting fox and the local cats roam at night. If the fox has the dog family's antipathy to cats, what happens when they meet? ' The team answers your questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Moira Mann

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Lo, God is here: (BBC HB 264); Psalm 90, vv 1-6, 12-17; Luke 12, vv 32-46 (NEB); Behold the temple (BBC HB 171)

: The August Jacobs

A miscellany of humour and music for August Bank Holiday with David Jacobs
Written by BARRY PILTON Producer JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: David Jacobs
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: John Browell

: News

: The Punch and Judy Men

A documentary with music compiled by Robert Leach
' Beside the seaside, beside the sea the lure of the Punch and Judy Show is as great as ever it was. Children -of all ages - still enjoy the villainy and violence of Mr Punch , who kills the baby and ends up unrepentant on the scaffold.
In this programme Punch and Judy men talk about their odd and obsessive way of life.
Producer
ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Leach
Unknown: Judy Show
Unknown: Mr Punch
Unknown: Alan Haydock

: Brain of Britain 1978

Chairman Robert Robinson
Semi-final 3. 26: Midlands and North of England
DR MICHAEL JONES (Nottingham), lecturer; SHEILA MORTON (Leedsi; ANDREW KENNEDY (Sheffield), chartered accountant: DR G. h. FREEMAAN (Warwickshire), statistician. Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , Who, With IAN GILLIES , set the questions Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated.- Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Sheila Morton
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Griff Rhys

: The World at One: News

Presented by Barbara Myers Editor DEREK LEWIS

Contributors

Presented By: Barbara Myers
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor All the Fun of the Fair: PAUL BARNES is winding the Bank Holiday carousel.
2.0-2.2 News
America's $500,000 - a - Year Housewife: ERMA BOMBECK in conversation with PAT ROWE.
Guiding Lights: JILL COCHRANE looks into the training of tourist guides.
Flower Arranging for Beginners: BARBARA MYERS asks advice of JEAN TAYLOR. 1: Basic philosophy.
Five Short Stories by Ruth Rendell
Read by DAVID ASHFORS 4: Almost Human
Editor WYN KNOWLES

Contributors

Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Paul Barnes
Unknown: Erma Bombeck
Unknown: Pat Rowe.
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Jean Taylor.
Stories By: Ruth Rendell
Read By: David Ashfors
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Big Blue Wheel by RUTH PAINE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Enemies Within by MICHAEL Z. LEWIN
Albert Samson is a laconic, rather seedy. non - violent private defective from Indianapolis who in the month before Christmas-not a good time for private eyes as ' people try not to think about the things they hire detectives for. So they don't hire detectives ' - finds himself offered an apparently straghtforwSrd job. It's only when he becomes more interested in investigating his client that things become at first strange and then definitely bizarre.
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham
(First broadcast in 1976)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Z. Lewin
Unknown: Albert Samson
Directed By: Roger Pine
Albert Samson: Ed Bishop
Martin Wilson: Blain Fairman
Melanie Kee: Liza Ross
Bartholomew: Paul Maxwell
Robert Goger: Peter Dyneley
Edmund Kee: Peter Marinker
Lt Miller: Peter Whitman
Insp Dowdell: Ramsay Williams
Rose Trull: Patricia Gallimore
Cop: Terry Molloy
Mrs Seale: Joyse Latham
Maureen: Denise Cartier
Jack: Roger Gartland

: Story Time

The Old Wives' Tale by ARNOLD BENNETT (11)

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Bennett

: PM Reports

Presented by Barbara Myen Editor DEREK LEWIS

Contributors

Presented By: Barbara Myen
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Serendipity

An imaginary sale of the BBC's Sound Archives attracts Professor R. V. Jones to browse through the catalogue. Producer JOHN KNIGHT
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt

Contributors

Unknown: R. V. Jones
Producer: John Knight

: Share and Share Alike

with Michael Robbins a.s .lack and Hugh Paddick as Leslie Bored with his present existence, Jack hankers after the pleasures and distractions of his 'previous life-Style before he moved in with Leslie. Desperate situations call for desperate measures. And if the price of a day at the races - with his brother in tow, of course - is attending one of Leslie's evening classes, what is there to lose? He soon finds out....
6: Shared Interests
Guest appearance by Deryck Guyler with MARGOT BOYD , ROSALYN SLATER and Race Commentary by PETER OSULLEVAN
Written by HAROLD SNOAD and MICHAEL KNOWLES Producer JOHN DYAS
(Repeated: Wednesday 12.27)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Robbins
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Leslie Bored
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Rosalyn Slater
Commentary By: Peter Osullevan
Written By: Harold Snoad
Written By: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas
Ron: Dents Bond

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 p?n)

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

: The Monday Play

The flaw from the novel by ANTONIS SAMARAKIS translated by PETER MANSFIELD and RICHARD BURNS , adapted for radio by JOHN THEOCHARIS
' The Plan is perfect. flawless, and its final purpose is to make this man crack! Inevitably. at a given moment he will collapse internally. lose his balance and tadk! It's true we are playing our card face down - we don't know what this man has done. which Resistance Organisation he is working for. or indeed. if he is working for any Organisation. But in life - and in the National Security Department, too - we have to take risks sometimes. '
... a story of the psychological struggle between two secret police agents and their suspect, told with wit, imagination and quite outstanding
Also taking part: ROBERT TROTTER and PETER WICKHAM
Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS
(Repeated: next Sunday 2.30 pm, medium only)

Contributors

Novel By: Antonis Samarakis
Translated By: Peter Mansfield
Translated By: Richard Burns
Unknown: John Theocharis
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Directed By: John Theocharis
the Interrogator: Ian Hogg
the Suspect: Nigel Anthony
technical skill: Graham 'Greene
Manager: David March
Secret Police Chief: Paul Hardwick
Barber: Anthony Newlands
Agent: Kenneth Shanley
Chambermaid: Heather Bell
Girl: Eve Karpf

: Speaking for Myself

Ian Grimble looks back over his 30 years of broadcasting. and recalls some programmes which brought unexpectedly strong reactions. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Grimble

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jim Hiley
Producer CARROLL MOORE S.59 Weather

Contributors

Presenter: Jim Hiley
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Origins

From the archaeological world. Presented by Malcolm Billings Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Rev repeat: Tuesday 11.35 am)

Contributors

Presented By: Malcolm Billings

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek bv NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS translated by CARL WILDMAN abridged for radio in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by John Shrapnel (1)
A young intellectual. withdrawn and inhibited, tries to get away from his books and his thoughts, and buys a lignite mine in Crete. He strikes up an extraordinary friendship with an old workman, Zorba, ' who has thoroughly explored the earth and the human soul '. In turn, rascally and sensitive, stubborn and shrewd. Zorba is pure in feeling, has a tremendous zest for life and looks at everything every day as if for the first time. If their great business adventure ends in disaster - this is only a minor matter, in the circumstances ...
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS

Contributors

Unknown: Nikos Kazantzakis
Translated By: Carl Wildman
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: John Shrapnel
Producer: John Theocharis

: Late Summer Joys

from The Players Theatre A special Bank Holiday Victorian Music-Hail underneath the arches Ian Wallace introduces BERNARD CRIBBINS SHEILA BERNETTE
DENIS MARTIN. SHEII.A MATHEWS JAMIE PHILIPS. JULIA SUTTON and VIOLETTA
At the pianoforte GEOFFREY BRAWN
Special material DENIS MARTIN Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK

Contributors

Introduces: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Sheila Bernette
Unknown: Denis Martin.
Unknown: Julia Sutton
Unknown: Denis Martin
Producer: Trafford Whitelock

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude








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