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: Today

Introduced by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.45* Thought for the Dall With CANON DAVID ISITT
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon David Isitt
Read By: Colin Doran

: Daisy Miller

by HENRY JAMES abridged in four episodes by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by Margaret Robinson (1) Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Read By: Margaret Robinson
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Back to School
With the holidays coming to an end, ten million children are about to begin another school year. For some it's a day to look forward to and for others a day to dread, but for all there is a change in view. It might be school for the first time or a move from infant to junior or junior to comprehensive school, almost certainly there will be a new teacher to get to know and work with. How can you help your child get off to a fresh start? And even if your son or daughter is no longer a child and is faced with the prospect of unemployment, should they go back to school? Peggy Hall , head teacher of an infant school and John Hipkin , teacher in a middle school, are in the studio.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor Lines are open from 8.0 am
Produced by the Woman'* Hour Unit


Unknown: Peggy Hall
Unknown: John Hipkin

: News

: New Britons

The third of six programme* 3: Omero Ginestri of Stone-house, Lanarkshire
It was love rather than economic or political necessity that brought OMERO GINESTRI to Scotland. Barely 11 years old when the Second World War began, Omero found himself growing up fast as the Allies advanced on his home in the Tuscan hills. Then came romance and what was intended to be a brief visit to Glasgow turned into the start of a new - and sometimes confusing-way of life:
' One Saturday there was this big crowd in Kirkbridge and right away I see I'm going to do a lot of business here. So, I drive my van along with them. I do not know til later that it was the Protestant parade, which is held every year on 12 July. And no ice-cream man had ever been in an Orange Walk in those days, especially an Italian and a Roman Catholic.... '
Recordings compiled by CHARLES ALLEN


Unknown: Omero Ginestri
Unknown: Charles Allen

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97: Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185): Psalm 50; Luke 12, vv 47-57 (NEB); 0 word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)

: Morning Story

Daleks and Miss Dawson by IRIS MACFARLANE
Read by Elizabeth Prout Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Elizabeth Prout
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Equal Terms by JILL HYEM

: Origins

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Desert Island Discs

The Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, discusses the records he would take to a desert island with ROY PLOMLEY.
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Are You Lying Comfortably?-Then We'll Begin: ROB BAYLY in the operating rooms of the Hospital Radio Stations.,
2.1-2.2 News
Flower Arranging for Beginners: BARBARA MYERS askS advice of JEAN TAYLOR. 2: Equipment and materials.
Another Month Older: MAUREEN STEVENS is in a ' bloody, but unbowed' mood.
Design Comes First: six leading British designers have produced modern furniture which, hopefully, may have international appeal.
Five Short Stories bv Ruth Rendell
5 The Fall of a Coin


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Rob Bayly
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Jean Taylor.
Unknown: Maureen Stevens
Unknown: Ruth Rendell

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Conceited Red Balloon by ANGELA PICKERING


Unknown: Angela Pickering

: News

: News

: Story Time

The Old Wives' Tale (12)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widiak *


Presented By: Brian Widiak

: Serendipity

Begged, Borrowed or Stolen?
Tom Vernon investigates some cases of petty pilfering in popular music.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games.
Graeme Garden. Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor are invited to behave churlishly to their guest Jonathan Lynn , who also has points deducted by Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and musical jokes played on him by DAVID FIRMAN at the piano.
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: David Firman
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: Time for Verse

Presented by Christopher Ricks 21: But when we love you leave us including poems by Shakespeare, Hardy and Pound Reader HEATHER BELL Producer ALEC REID
(Repeated: Saturday 11.20 am, medium only)


Presented By: Christopher Ricks
Reader: Heather Bell
Producer: Alec Reid

: The Village School

Death, Threat or Survivalf
For the past ten years, small village schools have been closing at the rate of one a week.
Parents have fought the closures, claiming that these schools provide a firm grounding in the three Rs and turn out balanced and confident youngsters. But with the fall in the birth-rate, can one and two teacher schools survive? Would the children benefit more from, say, ' area ' schools? David Smeeton. the BBC's Education Correspondent, visits some of the areas where the protests have been the loudest, hearing from local parents, teachers, campaigners, education officials and the children themselves.
Producer BRYAN HARRIS Preview: page 15


Unknown: David Smeeton.
Producer: Bryan Harris

: In the Covers

Peter White presents an anthology of cricket as portrayed in fiction and verse. His selection includes a description of a cricket match played in 1980 - and written by Trollope in 1882 - some recollections of a rather bizarre match played on a Pacific island: and the views of a Victorian school-girl who found liberation on the cricket field.


Unknown: Peter White
Readers: Heather Bell
Readers: Kenneth Shanley

: The Enchanted Orchestra

A fairv storv with music Narrated bv David Niven
A small boy dreams of becoming a famous conductor. Sometimes dreams come true, because on one night of every year, the instruments of the orchestra come to life .. Script by BARRY O'KEEF
Music composed by MAX EARLY , arranged and conducted by ARTHUR GREENSLADE , and played by the NATIONAL PHILHAEMONIC ORCHESTRA


Unknown: David Niven
Script By: Barry O'Keef
Composed By: Max Early
Conducted By: Arthur Greenslade

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott
Producer Richard BANNERMATT


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Richard Bannermatt

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek (2)

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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