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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by Allan Wright
A regional view of farming in the week ahead BBC Scotland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead with MIKE WOOLDRIDGE including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day CANON BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Canon Barney Milligan
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: The Best of Myles

Read by JIM NORTON (2)


Read By: Jim Norton

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Alfresco Eating
Picnics have been part of the British way of life for centuries, but despite our uncertain climate we seem increasingly to be taking to the great outdoors; tenting and caravanning holidays are growing in popularity and sales of barbecues are rising.
D) you need a different attitude of mind as well as a different range o< utensils? Can you still cook the children their favourite food? What kind of barbecue is best? Put your questions on all forms of alfresco eating to Christine Fagg. cookery writer for Caravan, and James Marks , Chairman of the Barbecue Association.
Judith Chalmers in the chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Christine Fagg.
Unknown: James Marks
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: 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.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; God of love and truth and beauty (BBC HB 273); Psalm 93; Acts 2, vv 14-21 (AV); Sing praise to God (BBC HB 18)

: Story Time

Village Diary by ' MISS READ ' abridged in 12 parts by ZOE BAILEY
Read by AVRIL ELGAR 4: April


Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Read By: Avril Elgar
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

After India by CHRIS BARLAS
When Mr Bajaj. a minor official responsible for slum clearance in India. is given an opportunity to see something of the English way of life he doesn't react as his hosts expect. with Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY
BBC Manchester Preview: page 21


Unknown: Mr Bajaj.
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Bajaj: Ronald Herdman
Scrivener: Ronald Baddiley
Everett: Geoffrey Banks
Peters: Peter John
Govinda: Peter Wheeler
Vernon: Peter Wheeler
ROS: Eileen O'Brien
Herbert: Graham Roberts

: Wildlife

' Our bats swoop down to take moths off our lounge window. How does their " radar pick out the moths from the glass? '
The team reflects on your wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Brcckon


Unknown: Bill Brcckon
Editor: David Harding

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston - visits Richmond upon Thames
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
JOSEPH HELLER : author of Catch 22, talks about his work.
Talking Point - opinions and ideas....
Reading Your Letters.
Bunk Beds and Baked Beans: RICHARD VAUGHAN celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the Youth Hostels Association.
Nothing Missing But the Samovar and other Stories 2: Nothing Missing But the Samovar


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Introduced By: Joseph Heller
Unknown: Richard Vaughan

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Great Aunt Lucy is a Mouse.' by URSULA DANIELS


Unknown: Ursula Daniels

: Little Dorrit

by CHARLES DICKENS 4: The Stranger


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Bookshelf

4.40 Announcements

: Short Story

The Waistciat by T. A. REID Read by T. P. McKenna


Unknown: T. A. Reid
Read By: T. P. McKenna

: PM

with Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
S.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

: Detective

Thirteen programmes of stories of crime and detection in London by ROBERT BARR with Ray Brooks as Detective-
Sergeant Brook Christopher Blake as Detective-Constable Maxton 1: A Bit of Tomfoolery


Unknown: Robert Barr
Unknown: Ray Brooks
Unknown: Sergeant Brook Christopher Blake
Producer: Martin Fisher
Chief Inspector Roach: David Daker
Det-Constable Harrison: Peter Cleall
Doctor Briggs: James Taylor
Harry Dean: George Tovey
Lady Dennery: Aimée Delamain
Mr Stimson,: Martin Friend

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Dunkirk 1940

The story of an epic - the second of two programmes compiled by ALAN HAYDOCK
Narrator Frank Windsor
' When I got on the bus the conductor looked at me, and she said, " Are you from Dunkirk? " So I said Yes", and she said " Well I'm not taking any money off you." And she went round the bus with her hat and started a collection.'
When the defeated, weary soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force reached England after the ordeal of Dunkirk, they were welcomed with a unique outpouring of tenderness and affection. More of them had come home than anyone had dared to hope. Within a few days, France would have fallen and Britain would be standing alone against Hitler and the German war machine. The events of the nine days of Dunkirk are remembered now, 40 years later, by some of the men and women who lived through them.
Additional interviews CONRAD NICHOLSON
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Conrad Nicholson
Producer: Alan Haydock

: In Touch

Is it better to be born blind or to lose one's sight in adult life? Does someone who has never seen have anything in common with a person who goes blind in middle age? Can the two groups help one another? These are among the questions discussed by Peter White , with David Scott Blackhall. Pat Hart and Hannah Wright.
If you want to check information given on In Touch or comment on issues raised during the programme you can phone [number removed]after the broadcast until 9.30 pm
Handbook (same title), £1.50, available by post


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: David Scott Blackhall.
Unknown: Pat Hart
Unknown: Hannah Wright.

: Music for a Living

5: The Wind Players
' All performing musicians would have to say that, when it works really well, it is very pleasurable. When it doesn't, it can be terribly frustrating.' (GERVASE DE PEYER) Interviewer 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
(Repeated: Fri 9.45 am)


Talks: Geoffrey Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Round Britain Quiz

The start of the Round 2 series, between the resident London team and challenges from teams in Wales, the Midlands, the North. Scotland, from Ulster, the West of England and from the Republic of Ireland London u Wales
(End of Round 1 Scores: London 13 1/2, Wales 14 1/2)
London: Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays Wales: Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Dr Mostyn Lewis and Fred Nicholls
Question researcher
BERNICE COUPE. Series producer TREVOR HILL. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Professor John B. Mays
Unknown: Dr Mostyn Lewis
Unknown: Fred Nicholls
Unknown: Trevor Hill.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lost Domain (7) long reave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Serenade

Music for the evening by Gounod, Schubert, Mozart, Elgar and Malcolm Arnold. gramophone records long wave only


Unknown: Malcolm Arnold.

: News

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

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