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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

John Timpson
With I.IBBY PCRVES including at 45* Prayer for the Ball with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read bv JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: John Marsh

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

: Baker's Dozen

popular classics on records presented by Richard Baker
(Revised repeat of Saturday's broadcast at 7.30)


Presented By: Richard Baker

: News

: Daily Service

NEM. p 9: For the beauty of the earth (BBC HB 272); Psalm 65; Matthew 16, v 24 to 17, v 8 (AV):
God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8)

: Morning Story

The Desperate Remedy by TOM PRATT
Read by Myfanwy Talog
The Desperate Remedy is a tale of two village shops, their rivalry and the ultimate solution brought about by that rivalry. BBC Wales


Unknown: Tom Pratt
Read By: Myfanwy Talog

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Biddenden in Kent Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Revised rpt Sunday 5.15)
11.40 Announcements


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Listen with Mother



Unknown: Eugenie Summerfield
Presenters: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Rachael Birley
Producer: Janet Boulding

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

from Birmingham Introduced by Maureen Staffer
Fifty Years On: the Pony Club this year celebrates its Golden Jubilee. What has it achieved? And who are its members? ANNE BROWN reports.
A Day at the Seaside; HELEN LLOYD joins a coach party of Midlanders on a trip to the coast.
Stamp of Greatness: DAVID HILL talks about the life and work of his great-great-great-uncle Rowland Hill who organised the Penny Post and gave the world better communications - and a new hotby. BBC Birminoham
Dr Nina and the Panther bV SHIRLEY P. WHEELER abridged in 14 parts by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by FAITH BROOK (8)


Introduced By: Maureen Staffer
Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Helen Lloyd
Talks: David Hill
Unknown: Rowland Hill
Unknown: Shirley P. Wheeler
Read By: Faith Brook

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Night Falls Too Soon by LESTER POWELL with People who drive fast and aggressively are in a hurry to get to the future. In this human drama set on the motorway the main characters, a husband and his mistress, and a widower and a hitchhiker. learn something about living in the present as well. Directed by SHAUN MACLOLGHLIN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lester Powell
Directed By: Shaun MacLolghlin
Norman: Richard Pasco
the Hitchhiker: Joe Melia
Helen: Elizabeth Bell
Sam: William Eedlc

: News

: Soldiers of The Queen

Memories of the Boer War ' Spion Kop was my first real action. That was my baptism of fire. Stinkin' 'ot it was that day. We laid out there Bring at ene another, us and the Boers. I couldn't see all round, but I could hear blokes that were gettin' it. and we stopped up there till it was dark.'
(PRIVATE J. PARKER , recorded in 1970. aged 91) The Boer War began on 11 October 1899. To the sound of patriotic marching songs tens of thousands of men enlisted. For his forthcoming book about the war. Thomas Pakenham recorded interviews with some of the veterans of both sides. Most of them were men in their 90s. Astonishingly vivid, their memories provide a unique picture of a war fought 80 years ago during the reign of Queen Victoria. Written by THOMAS PAKENHAU Narrator
Leslie Sands Producer
(Leslie Sands is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: J. Parker
Unknown: Thomas Pakenham
Narrator: Thomas Pakenhau

: Story Time

A Rogue's Life (5)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Richard Hndson -Evans bringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. including Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Richard Hndson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Rptd: Moil at 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection.
(Repeated: Sat 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: David Epps

: Profile

A personal portrait

: When Men and Mountains Meet

1: The Story of William Moorcroit
Narrator John Rowe with David (;ooderson Harold Kasket and Albert Moses
The early explorers of the Western Himalayas were larger than life - resilient, fearless and. more often than not. somewhat eccentric. Their story equals in daring and achievement the search for the sources of the Nile and the race for the South Pole. This new series recounts the extraordinary adventures of six of these explorers - William Moor croft, Victor Jacqucmont , Joseph Wolff , Godfrey Thomas Vigne. Alexander Gardiner and John Wood. William Moorcroft left India on his last great expedition in 1819. Five years later he was known to he still roaming the deserts and mountains of the Western Himalayas.
Then he mysteriously disappeared. Long afterwards there were unconfirmed rumours that he had reached Lhasa. Could it have been true?
Feature page 10


Unknown: William Moorcroit
Unknown: Harold Kasket
Unknown: Albert Moses
Unknown: William Moor
Unknown: Victor Jacqucmont
Unknown: Joseph Wolff
Unknown: Godfrey Thomas Vigne.
Unknown: Alexander Gardiner
Unknown: John Wood.
Unknown: William Moorcroft
William Moorcroft: Freddie Jones

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Billinfton
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Michael Billinfton
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Grumbleweeds

Stand by for blasting as ALBERT. CARL, GRAHAM. MAURICE and ROBIN start their weekly comedy avalanche.
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(First broadcast on R2)


Unknown: Graham. Maurice
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: Mike Craig

: A Book at Bedtime

The Secret Sharer hv JOSEPH CONRAD abridged in five parts by JANET HITCHMAN
Read by EDWARD FOX (5) Producer MAURICE LEITCII long uace only


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Read By: Edward Fox
Producer: Maurice Leitcii

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Just Before Midnight

Maniacs by PETER WHALLEY A school caretaker and groundsman lurk in the boiler room and brood about what they can do to the school's most awful pupils ...
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Whalley
Directed By: Tony Cliff
George: George A Cooper
Fred: Colin Edwynn
Mr Fish: Christopher Ravenscroft

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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