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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Herbert Daybell
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Leslie Cottington

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get best value for your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Live from Royal Lytham Ian Archer presents the scene of the final day's play in the Open Golf championship.
As the world's leading players begin their charge for the £15.000 first prize and the title held by Jack Nicklaus. the programme goes behind the scenes and talks to the personalities who've been making the news.
A Radio Sport and OD production. See page 4


Unknown: Royal Lytham
Unknown: Ian Archer
Unknown: Jack Nicklaus.

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Europe's New Parliament On Tuesday the newly-elected European Parliament began its first session in Strasbourg. Although, on paper, it has no greater powers than the old Assembly. its larger size and the generally higher calibre of its members has raised hopes that it will, at last, become a force to be reckoned with. Ian Mc-Dougall talks about these hopes with some of the new European Parliamentarians.
Producer PADDY O'KEFFFE long wave only


Producer: Paddy O'Kefffe

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Hugo Young
Producer PETER ROBINS long wave only


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Peter Robins

: News Stand

Bill Grundy reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Bill Grundy
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286); Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4 vv 5-15 (rsv); Fight the good fight (BBC HB 302)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection. Producer BRIAN COOK
long wave only from 11.15


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Brian Cook

: Time for Verse

long wave only

: Wildlife

' We have a large white rabbit and a predominantly white cat Can you tell me how. out of two animals of equal size and colour, the birds know which is the predator? ' Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer moira MANN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Sounding Off

: News

: Away From It All

Joan Bakewell is your radio travel agent with advice on where to go and how to cut the cost. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: You've Got to be Joking

says Cardew Robinson to Bernie Clifton. Tom Mennard and Mick Miller Pianist KEN FRITH
BBC Manchester (First broadcast in 1977, R2)
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Bernie Clifton.
Unknown: Tom Mennard
Pianist: Mick Miller
Pianist: Ken Frith
Producer: Mike Craig

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Shirley Williams :
Dr Conor Cruise OBrien ; The Rtllon Enoch Powell , mp Sir Huw Wheldon
Chairman David Jacobs BBC Bristol
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Dr Conor Cruise Obrien
Unknown: Rtllon Enoch Powell
Unknown: Sir Huw Wheldon
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Origins

Malcolm Billings presents archaeological news from home and abroad.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm) long wave only

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

The Ruffian on the Stair A play for radio by JOE ORTON
Madam Life's a piece in bloom
Death goes dogging everywhere:
She's the tenant of the room,
He's the ruffian on the stair. (W. E. HENLEY)
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN (First broadcast in 1964) long wave only


Unknown: Joe Orton
Directed By: John Tydeman
Wilson: Kenneth Cranham
Joyce: Avis Bunnage
Mike: And Dermot Kelly

: My Delight

David Pownall describes one pleasure of life.
BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: David Pownall

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Monday 2.0-4.0 [number removed], ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW Producer JANE WOOD Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Jane Wood
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Magic of Music

Robin Ray explores his favourite opera, Puccini's La Boheme. gramophone records


Unknown: Robin Ray

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Sheridan Morley Introduces a selection from last week's programmes. Editor ROSEMARY HART


Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending

long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Scripwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical punctuations by JEREMY NICHOLAS


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Baker's Dozen

Popular classics on records, with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Greenhill Pals by BRIAN THOMPSON
Every year a dwindling group of old men make a pilgrimage to France where 1.700 of their fellows were slaughtered during the first 25 minutes of the Battle of the Somme. Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester (For cast see Mon 3.5)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Directed By: Alfred Bradley

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Dr Rosalie David
Michael Greenslade and Harold Riley with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Rosalie David
Unknown: Michael Greenslade
Unknown: Harold Riley
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by STEPHEN WHITILE BBC Manchester

: Dear Me

Peter Ustinov reads from his autobiography, adapted in eight parts by JACK SINGLETON
5: 'The filmed surrender of Field-Marshal Milch was slapstick worthy of Laurel and Hardy. He saluted by bringing his baton up to his cap and formally handed it over. The British general took the baton, weighed it for a moment, then smacked it down hard on the Field-Marshal's head, sending him down for the count.' Producer ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Field-Marshal Milch
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Just Before Midnight

A late-night sitting at the House of Commons. A crucial bill is being put to the vote. And someone is blackmailing someone else to vote against it ..
Directed hy


Unknown: Cherry Cookson
Harold Wheeler: Peter Egan
Samuel Dunsmore: George Baker
Jonathon Howard: Philip Voss
Reporter: Cordon Dulieu
Sneaker: Fred Bryant
Teller: Danny Schiller

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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