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: Today

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


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

: Daisy Miller



Unknown: Henry James

: News

: Sweet Songs of Zion

Presented by Sir John Betjeman with Geoffrey Shaw (soloist) Producer DAVID WINTER


Presented By: Sir John Betjeman
Soloist: Geoffrey Shaw

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Edgar Martin Producer BRYAN HARRIS


Presented By: Edgar Martin
Producer: Bryan Harris

: Daily Service

nem, p 106; Loving Shepherd of thy sheep (BBC HB 146); Psalm 95: Luke 12. v 57 to 13, v 9 NEB); Thou to whom the sick and dying (BBC HB 383)

: Morning Story

Mr Bernstein by RENEE TERRY Read by Ysanne Churchman


Unknown: Mr Bernstein
Unknown: Renee Terry
Read By: Ysanne Churchman

: News

: The Image Makers

3: Selling the Goods
' I'm good, buy me ' that's the message that thousands of British companies spend billions of pounds on getting across. Charles Thompson goes behind the scenes in the highly competitive world of advertising to discover how important the image makers are in the scramble to gain sales, and asks: can you really believe the ad men?


Unknown: Charles Thompson
Written By: Charles Thompson
Written By: Researcher Sharon Banoff
Producer: John Edwards

: Letters from Everywhere

People in the British Isles and abroad tell of the doings and concerns of their own part of the world - and those they visit. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE


Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Share and Share Alike

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 Guest of the Week:
Michael Bogdanov , Director of the Young Vie.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters:
White Parents - Black Children: a report on child adoption from CHRISTABEL KING in Kenya.
Rain Forest in Covcnt Garden: CLAIRE WALMSLEY visits one of London's most unusual health centres for women.
Flower Arranging for Beginners: BARBARA MYERS asks advice of JEAN TAYLOR. 3: Arrangements for Rooms. Peers and Plebs
Written by Madeleine BINGHAM abridged and read by Sheila Mitchell
First of eight instalments.
Madeleine and John Bingham 's forebears could not have been more different. His were aristocratic Irish Protestants - the Protestant Ascendancy class. Hers consisted of military bandsmen and a French refugee shoemaker! (Music: Piano Concerto No 2. in E major, Op 12, by Eugen d'Albert)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Michael Bogdanov
Unknown: Claire Walmsley
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Jean Taylor.
Written By: Madeleine Bingham
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Read By: John Bingham

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Bears in Joanna's Boots by IRENE NORTHAN


Unknown: Irene Northan

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Derek Griffiths as Larry in Brothers of the Sword by MICHAEL ABBENSETTS
MILTON: Ah, I still haven't forgiven dem, if dat's what yuh mean, bet you still go around tryin' to integrate wit' dem. I never forgive dem, an' you, you always forgive dem. Like Dr Jekyll an' Hyde, ain't we? LARRY: Whoo. Whoo.
Directed by LIANE AUXIN


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Michael Abbensetts
Directed By: Liane Auxin
Clifton: Norman Beaton
Cecilia: Carmen Munroe
Milton: Joe Marceil
RObin: Fiona Walker
Magistrate/MC: Bill Monks

: Choral Evensong

from the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, Smith-field
Introit (Cantate Domino: Pitoni); Responses (Gibbons and Barnard); Psalms: 147, 148, 149, 150 (Stanford): Lessons: Nahum 3, vv 1-3. 12-19: Acts 14, vv 8-23; Canticles (Blow in G); Anthem: Make ye joy to God (Byrd)
Organist and Director of Music ANDREW MORRIS
Assistant Organist MARTIN hall

: Story Time

The Old Wives' Tale (13)

: PM Reports

The news magazine
Presented by Brian Widlake with PM's reporting team


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

In the lighter side of life this week, Vincent Kane reveals that the modern artist Grutch is to call it a day. He recites three love poems; and casts a reflective eye at the British car industry.
Written and produced by VINCENT KANE BBC Wales
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Produced By: Vincent Kane

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD 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: Edward 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)

: Something to Declare

Peter Chambers. Hazel Evans and Adrienne Keith-Cohen who are all professional travel writers, reveal that the travel writer's s life is not all champagne and caviare.
Chairman Christopher Matthew Producer DENYS GUEROULT


Unknown: Hazel Evans
Unknown: Adrienne Keith-Cohen
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Dictatorship of the Prigs

' One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words " Socialism " and " Communism draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex maniac, Quaker, "Nature-cure" quack, pacifist and feminist in England.' (GEORGE ORWELL-
The Road to Wigan Pier)
Edward Carpenter and Henry Salt were socialists who epitomised all those ideas Orwell found so detestable. Carpenter was a poet who inspired a generation, Salt was a pioneer of animals' rights.
Taking a fresh look at Salt and. Carpenter and their friends and contemporaries among the early Fabians, such as Shaw and the Webbs, D. A. N. Jones investigates the relationship between their contribution to socialism and their t crankiness '.


Unknown: Edward Carpenter
Unknown: Henry Salt
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Stephen Clark
Unknown: Sheila Rowbotham
Unknown: Brigid Brophy
Unknown: Nicholas Pease
Unknown: Margaret Cole.

: Science Now

: Edinburgh Festival

The third in a scries of Kaleidoscope reports looks at the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring productions of The Three Sisters and Twelfth Night; and at the exciting Wuppertal Dance Theatre's Rite of Spring.
Presented by Michael Oliver Producer JOHN BOUNDY
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek (3)

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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