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: Farming Today



Producers: Leslie Cotting
Producers: Ken Pollock

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis
News of the FA Cup semi-finals - ARSENAL V LIVERPOOL and WEST HAM v EVERTON - plus the rest of the up-to-date news at home and abroad including JOHN FENTON from Augusta, Georgia, with a report on the third day's play in the us Masters golf tournament.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: John Fenton

: Caught!

John Stonborough with some of the Action Desk and Checkpoint listeners who have been well and truly caught.


Unknown: John Stonborough
Producer: John Edwards

: News

: Breakawayto Brighton

Brighton is notorious for boarding houses, the Pavilion, dirty weekends, candyfloss and now a nudists' beach - but what about the traffic jams? Is Brighton worth a visit? Maxwell Boyd breaks away on a visit to the southern seaside mecca, joined by the usual team of reporters and reviewers. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD long wave only


Unknown: Maxwell Boyd
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Geoffrey Smith
Producer JENNY DE YONG 'long wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: Newseries Talking Politics

1: The President and the People
In the first of a new scries of six programmes about the American Presidency, Anthony King analyses the real nature of the job at stake in this election year.
Producer ANNE SLOMAN long wave only


Unknown: Anthony King
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

nem, p 1; 0 worship the Lord <BBC HB 267); Psalm 99; 1 Peter 1, vv 8-16 (NEB); 0 for a faith (BBC HB 310)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
long wave only from 11.20


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

To many Britons, an engineer is a man with oily hands and grubby overalls. In the United States he ranks with lawyers, doctors and clergy-men. Is there any link between British attitudes and our performance in world markets? The BBC's Business Affairs Correspondent, Peter Smith , compares Britain with some of our industrial rivals.
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Unknown: Peter Smith
Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: News

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 18


Presented By: Louise Botting

: ConversationPiece

' Designing is concerned to give pleasure to people and to make them look more consciously at what is before them. I think it's to open people's eyes to how absolutely marvellous things are.'
Sue MacGregor's first guest in this series of eight programmes is the designer Julia Trevelyan Oman.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

: Any Questions?

Sir Monty Finniston Jacky Gillott Lord Foot
Capt Julian Oswald, RN from the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, Plymouth
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Sir Monty Finniston
Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

The team of naturalists solve listeners' problems. Introduced by Derek Jones long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Bryan Will Be So Upset by JANE PONCIA with Penelope Lee as Marjorie Fulton Mackay as Dr Millar Bernadette Windsor as Annabelle and Eric Allan as Bryan
1941: It is Annabelle's tenth birthday. The day brings a new visitor to her widowed mother's house-an army officer who has been billeted on the family. Annabelle is an unusual and difficult child, who resents her mother's preoccupation with her own life. In her need for a father-figure and a friend, she turns to Bryan.
Grandmother.MARGOT BOYD Alister Whiting. PHILIP voss Katie .......... GAIL LIDSTONE Shopkeeper.... BRENDA KAYE Directed by CHERRY COOKSON long wave only


Unknown: Jane Poncia
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Marjorie Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Dr Millar Bernadette Windsor
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Alister Whiting.
Directed By: Cherry Cookson

: Does He Take Sugar?

for disabled listeners
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Mon 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed]. Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Editor MARLBNE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlbne Pease

: News

long wave only

: Changing Places

The last of four programmes in which Robert Foxcroft , an Anglican priest, looks at the ways in which moments of transition in life are marked, from birth to death. 4: Death and Burial Research TONY BRETHERTON Producer SUZAN DAVIES long wave only


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft
Producer: Suzan Davies

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems compiled and presented by Dannie Abse. Readers David Brierley and Brian Carroll
long wave only


Readers: Dannie Abse.
Readers: David Brierley
Readers: Brian Carroll

: Choirs of Wales

Tony Lewis introduces the Dyfed Choir from Fishguard in West Wales, under their conductor John Davies.
(Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm) long wave only


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Conductor: John Davies.
Unknown: Elaine Williams
Producer: Dewi T. Smith

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sheila Steafel , David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO long wave only
(Hear The Jason Explana tion Thursday 12.27 pm)
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: David Firman
Unknown: Jason Explana

: News

: Desert Island Discs: Leonard Rossiter

Leonard Rossiter, the actor (Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Castaway: Leonard Rossiter
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical interlude by INSTANT SUNSHINE
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm)


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Circus of State by VALERIE GEORGESOH with Elizabeth Bell as Catherine the Great and Ruth Goring as Empress
Elizabeth Catherine arrived in Russia in February 1744 to meet her future husband. Peter, nephew of Empress Elizabeth. The years that followed were years of intrigue for Catherine as she struggled to survive her husband's insane passions and Elizabeth's jealousy. But survive she did to become Catherine the Great!
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester
(Paul Webster is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Valerie Georgesoh
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Ruth Goring
Unknown: Elizabeth Catherine
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Unknown: Paul Webster
Peter: David Timson
Alexis Razumovski: Del Henney
Madame Choglokov/Maid: Delia Corrie
ShUValOV: Martin Oldfield
Naryshkine: Geoffrey Beevers
Serge Saltikov/Footman: Russell Dixon
Madame shuvalov/Joanna: Jo Kendall
Bestujev: Paul Webster
Sir Hanbury Williams: John Bott
Count Poniatowski/Chernishev: Matthew Marsh
General Apraxine: Geoffrey Banks
Simon Theodorski: Simon Molloy
Midwife: Victoria Hardcastli

: Weather

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Encore with Colin Ford


Unknown: Colin Ford
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: LightenOur Darkness

Words and music for late evening by IAN MACKENZIE BBC Scotland

: The Seaside in Springtime

Introduced by Norman Goddard
A seasonal look at the changing face of Britain's coastlines and the people who live and work around them.
Producer DON MOSEY BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Norman Goddard

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; Inshore forecast

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