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: Farming Today



Producers: Ken Pollock
Producers: Leslie Cottington

: 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

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer KEN POLLOCK BBC Birmingham


Producer: Ken Pollock

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
HELP! page 10


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: Weather; programme news

: long wave only

: News

: Sport on 4

As winter and summer sports continue to merge, Tony Lewis introduces the magazine programme that takes a look at both.
Featuring a look ahead to this afternoon's SCOTLAND V ENGLAND Home International; the latest British Lions tour news and cricket.
Plus the rest of the up-to-date news at home and abroad. A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental
Travel Information

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk , intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas on ways and means of spending your leisure hours; including today: a report on a holiday for would-be cowboys on a ranch in Arizona, USA
For information sheets send a large sae to: [address removed]long wave only


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Ann Leslie reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Ann Leslie
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Geoffrey Smith
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG Book, The BBC Guide to Parliament, £4.50, from bookshops long- wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 50; Breathe on me (BBC HB 148); Psalm 89; Romans 8, vv 1-11 (RSV); Lift up your heads (BBC HB 178)
Prayer book, New Every Morning, £1.75, from bookshops

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC programmes. long wave only from 11.20


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

A report on this month's session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Presenter John Sergeant Producer


Presenter: John Sergeant
Producer: Richard Anthony Baker

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it concerns a mortgage or an insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan. a tax dispute or a social security squabble - Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated; Mon 10.2 am)
HELP! page 10


Presenter: Louise Botting

: Conversation Piece

' I find life enormously exciting. I'm a terrific optimist and I always think something even more exciting is just around the corner - and I look forward to it.'
Sir Fitzroy Maclean , writer and former diplomat, soldier and mp, talks about his life and work to Sue MacGregor.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: Any Questions?

Malcolm Muggeridge Lady Barnett Ann Mallatieu Lord Melchett
Chairman David Jacobs
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday
4.15, to: Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Lady Barnett Ann Mallatieu
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

'If I try singing under the bath water my voice is lost in gtug-glugs. How do whales manage to make their sounds beneath the sea? '
The team immerses itself in some more of your wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Little Dorrit

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES starring and 4: The Stranger
Arthur Clennam had come to attach to Little Dorrit an interest so peculiar - an interest that removed her from, while it grew out of, the common and coarse things surrounding her - that he found it disappointing, disagreeable, almost painful, to suppose her in love with young Mr Chivery in the backyard. or any such person. and Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated: Tues 3.15 pm) (Selina Cadell is a National Theatre player) long wave only


Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Arthur Clennam
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Selina Cadell
Little Dorrit: Angela Pleasence
Arthur Clennam: Daniel Massey
with: Patrick Troughton
as: Jeremiah Flintwinch
Affery Flintwinch: Avril Elgar
Mrs Clennam: Pauline Letts
Blandois: Philip Voss
Mr Meagles: Michael Graham Cox
Flora Finching: Thelma Whiteley
Mr Casby: Jack May
Mr Pancks: Douglas Livingstone
John Chivery: William Nighy
Charles Dickens: Simon Cadell
Mr F's Aunt: Gladys Spencer
Mr Plornish: Peter Baldwin
Mr Rugg: Rex Robinson
Daniel Doyce: Michael McStay
Henry Gowan: Brian Carroll
Mrs Gowan: Antonia Pemberton
Maggy: Selina Cadell
Pet Meagles: Rowena Roberts
Tattycoram: Shona Morris
Miss Wade: Sonia Fraser
Old woman: Peggy Paige
Cavalletto: Graham Faulkner
Mrs Plornish: Josie Kidd

: Play It Again

join Radio 3 long wave only

: You are What You Eat

Introduced by Bill Breekon 4: Making the Best of It
From kitchen-style cooking to factory-style processing, the aim is the same - to make the best of the raw materials. But how successful are we? (First broadcast on R3)
Book, (same title), £2.75, from bookshops long wave only


Introduced By: Bill Breekon

: 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

Earl Hines , jazz pianist
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Earl Hines

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical interlude by JEREMV NICHOLAS
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm)


Unknown: Jeremv Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: To Troy

Stephen MacDonald describes the spell cast on him by Homer's arena, where Alexander stood at the start of his Persian campaign, and where civilisations later, half-a-million men were to be killed during the Gallipoli fighting.
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Stephen MacDonald
Producer: Stewart Conn

: The Shaw Festival: Man and Superman

A comedy and a philosophy by BERNARD and John Tanner finds himself entrapped by the wiles of a very vital ' new woman Ann Whitefield. The loquacious Tanner is also the mouthpiece for many aspects of Shaw's own ' philosophy not only on the relationship between men and women and the enslavement of marriage but on society in general.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
(The Doctor's Dilemma, is on Monday at 3.2 pm)


Unknown: John Tanner
Unknown: Ann Whitefield.
Directed By: John Tydeman
John Tanner: Alec McCowen
Ann Whitefield: Anna Massey
Roebuck Ramsden: Michael Denison
Mrs Whitefield: Gwen Ffrangçon-Davies
Octavius Robinson: Gary Bond
Mr Malone: Norman Rodway
Henry Straker: Nigel Anthony
Miss Ramsden: Betty Huntley-Wright
Violet Robinson: Carole Boyd
Hector Malone: Peter Whitman
Maid: Norma Ronald
Narrator.: Denys Hawthorne

: Weather

: News

: The Angel of the Prisons

An account of the life and achievement of the Quaker reformer. Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845), based on a new biography by JUNE ROSE
'I am a dissipated, idle, contemptible, fine lady ... I desire " to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with my God", but none can know until they are tried the extreme difficulty of doing right.' (ELIZABETH FRY) ' She is very unpopular with the clergy; examples of living virtue disturb our repose and give birth to distressing comparisons; we long to burn her alive.' (SYDNEY SMITH) with Elizabeth Bell as Elizabeth Fry


Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Elizabeth Fry
Unknown: John Pullen
Unknown: Eve Karpf.
Unknown: Amanda Murray
Unknown: John Bott.
Unknown: Brian Carroll
Unknown: John Church
Written By: June Rose
Producer: Anne Howells

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by COLIN SEMPER


Unknown: Colin Semper

: The Magic of Music

Christopher Hogwood investigates Haydn's London Symphonies, choosing in particular the ' Surprise ' symphony.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records


Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

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

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