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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by John Glyn-Jones BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV BROOKE LANE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Brooke Lane
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Bad Weather

Read by Maureen O'Brien " All serene," thought Kvashin, as he lay down on the well-filled feather bed. " Though they are regular tradesmen's wives, though they are Philistines. yet they have a charm of their own, and one can spend a day or two of the week here with enjoyment ..." Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

After School What Next?
This year 710,000 children leave school - for perhaps a job, a career, a course or the dole queue'
A Tuesday Call for parents and children as part of the special BBC/Manpower Services Commission campaign to help school leavers. Ring Geoffrey Holland, Director Special Programmes, MSC, and Margaret Korving, radio careers adviser.
Judith Chalmers is in the chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
(Personal Call on Radio 1 at 7.0 pm)
HELP! page 14

: News

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and GP'S surgery.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN long wave only


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Daily Service

NEM. p 75; Teach me, 0 Lord. the perfect way (BBC HB 473); Psalm 112; Hebrews 12, vv 1-13 (rsv); Father, who on man (BBC HB 389)

: Story Time

The Secret House of Death by RUTH RENDELL abridged in 15 parts by MONICA GREY
Read by Emily Richard and William Nighy (5)
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY long wave only


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Read By: Emily Richard
Read By: William Nighy
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Legal Rights for Bulls by JURGEN RUNAU translated from the German by NEVILLE AND STEPHEN PLAICE
Barry Foster as Lopez
' Freedom, Equality and Justice for bulls! Yes, at last the bulls have found a fearless champion in Sr L6pez, a man of complete integrity. Or could they be wrong? After all, bulls are only human.'
(Barry Foster is in Born in the Gardens ' at The Globe Theatre, London) long wave only


Unknown: Jurgen Runau
Unknown: Stephen Plaice
Unknown: Barry Foster
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Manager: Julian Curry
Parrera: Geoffrey Beevers
Bullfighter: Trevor Cooper
Breeder: Roger Hammond
Mayor: John Bott

: Wildlife

How does the narwhal use its tusk? Why are frogs and toads so noisy at this time of year?
There's also news of the bizarre provisions made for wildlife, and the usual sound competition in this, another special edition - with topics suggested by you.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

: You and Yours

Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: Down Your Way

Rastrick, Yorkshire
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Love is a Many Splendoured Thing: the author of this classic romance, HAN SUYIN. talks to MIKE SHEILS about the real China.
Talking Point - opinions and ideas ...
Personal View: POLLY TOYN-BEE with some thoughts for today. Advance Australia Fairf
(2): JUDY GRAHAM investigates the plight of the Aborigines.
The Europe That Was 2: Sabres on the Sand long wave only


Unknown: MacGregor Love
Talks: Han Suyin.
Unknown: Mike Sheils
Unknown: Judy Graham

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Topsy the Wopsy by MARGARET JOY

: Little Dorrit

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES starring and 1: The Father of the Marshalsea
The Marshalsea prison was a close and confined prison for debtors. It was an oblong pile of barrack building, partitioned into squalid houses standing back to back; environed by a narrow paved yard. hemmed in by high walls, duly spiked at top. with and Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Bruce Purchase is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Betty Davies
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Bruce Purchase
: Angela Pleasence
Arthur Clennam: Daniel Massey
Mr Dorrit: Peter Vaughan
Jeremiah Flintwinch: Patrick Troughton
Affery Flintwinch: Avril Elgar
Mrs Clennam: Pauline Letts
Mr Meagles: Michael Graham Cox
Rigaud: Philip Voss
Charles Dickens: Simon Cadell
Turnkey: Bruce Purchase
Mrs Bangham: Lolly Cockerell
Dr Haggage: David Sinclair
Mr Plornish: Peter Baldwin
Tip Dorrit: Andrew Seear
Pet Meagles: Rowena Roberts
Mrs Meagles: Madi Hedd
Miss Wade: Sonia Fraser
Tattycoram: Shona Morris
Cavalieto: Graham Faulkner
Child: Jenny Twigge
Ephraim: Alan Mason
Frederick Dorrit: Christopher Benjamin

: Bookshelf

: Announcements

: Short Story

Till Death Us Do Part by s. LANE
Read by Sheila Mitchell


Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: PM

with Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Wrinkles

starring Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey
How do you stop being absent-minded? How can you stop being absent-minded? Also: how to stop being absent-minded. With BALLARD BERKELEY as Winston
DAVID ROSS as Mr Pettigrew
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
Also in this show: how to stop being absent-minded


Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Doug Naylor
Producer: Mike Craig

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Reel Evidence

Hardware, Soft Touch
(Details: Friday 11.5 am)

: In Touch

A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped.
A special edition in which David Scott Blackball , on the eve of his 70th birthday. looks back at some of the milestones in his career.
If you want to check information given on In Touch or comment on issues raised during the programme you can telephone [number removed]after the broadcast until 9.30 pm. Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed]. Send four large saes for a year's supply.


Unknown: David Scott Blackball

: Music for a Living

2: Assorted Strings
An impression of the working world of the string player, as soloist, orchestral musician, in chamber music - and backing jingles.
' Its a very hard life. You have to have an enormous discipline. You won't find a good artist hanging around bars! '
Ian Horsbrugh
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Interviewer: Ian Horsbrugh
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to KEN FORD about the week in his and your garden. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Kaleidoscope

Presented bv
Michael Oliver


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Faithful Ruslan by GEORGI VLADIMOV abridged in nine episodes bv NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Bob Peck (1)
1956. Khrushchev denounces Stalin and releases millions of political prisoners. But Ruslan the guard dog remains loyally at his post. unable to adapt to the new ways. Producer BRIAN WRIGHT
(Bob Peck is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company) long wave only


Unknown: Georgi Vladimov
Read By: Bob Peck
Producer: Brian Wright
Unknown: Bob Peck

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long waveonly

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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