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: Farming Today



Producers: Ken Pollock
Producers: Leslie Cottington

: 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. Today featuring a look ahead to Jim Watt 's world lightweight title fight in Glasgow tonight against American Howard Davis, plus CHRIS REA 's news-letter on the British Lions' Rugby Union tour of South Africa.
Also, the rest of the news at home and abroad, including LORD JOHN OAKSEYS preview on the 202nd running of the Oaks at Epsom and cricket, ENGLAND V WEST INDIES in the first Cornhill Test.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Jim Watt
Unknown: Chris Rea
Unknown: Lord John Oakseys

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental
Travel Information

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk. and intrepid reporters and enthusiasts. Including this week:
JUDY GRAHAM tOUrS AUStralia picking up valuable advice for travelling ' down under ', and RICHARD VAUGHAN takes up pigeon fancying.
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed] long wave only


Unknown: Bernard Falk.
Unknown: Judy Graham
Unknown: Richard Vaughan
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Tom Vernon producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

with Elinor Goodman Producer


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Caroline Millington

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; Rise up, 0 men of God (BBC HB 364); Psalm 119, pt 2; 1 Peter 2, vv 1-10 (RSV); Judge eternal (BBC HB 393)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard long wave only from 11.20


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

While the Government's public spending axe has fallen heavily on the organisation that seeks to spread British culture, values and expertise - The British Council - the opposite is happening in other nations prominent in the culture export business. France and West Germany, for instance, both spend at least twice as much as Britain, and the Third World finds itself swamped with scholarships and cheap books offered by the Eastern Bloc. Presenter Mike Wooldridge
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Presenter: Mike Wooldridge
Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren
Nigel Dempster Simon Jenkins and Ann Leslie
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer
DANNY GREENSTONE. Stereo (Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Nigel Dempster
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jill Knight. mp Lord Kearton The Rt Hon
Sir Richard Marsh and Roger Stott , mp
1.55 Shipping forecast long ware only


Unknown: Jill Knight.
Unknown: Sir Richard Marsh
Unknown: Roger Stott

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

Introduced by Derek Jones long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Little Dorrit

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES starring and 6: Riches
' Mr Dorrit , there is not the smallest doubt that within a few days you will be free, and highly prosperous. I congratulate you with all my soul on this change of fortune, and on the happy future into which you are soon to carry the treasure you have been blest with here - the best of all the riches you can have elsewhere - the treasure at your side.' and Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated: Tues 3.15 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Mr Dorrit
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Little Dorrit: Angela Pleasence
Mr Dorrit: Peter Vaughan
Mrs Merdle: Sylvia Syms
Fanny: Heather Bell
Blandois: Philip Voss
Charles Dickens: Simon Cadell
Tip: Andrew Seear
Mrs General,: Margot Boyd
Frederick Dorrit: Christopher Benjamin
Henry Gowan: Brian Carroll
Pet Gowan: Rowena Roberts
Priest: Denys Hawthorne
Courier: John Church
Innkeeper,: Trevor Cooper
Edmund Sparkler: Philip Fox

: Play It Again

join R3: long wave only

: You Are What You Eat

Introduced by Bill Breckon 6: Bread -A Question of Colour
(First broadcast on R3)
Book (same title), £2.75, from bookshops long wave only


Introduced By: Bill Breckon

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis ,
David Tate , Jon Glover Sheila Steafel and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Freddie Jones , the actor
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Freddie Jones

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical interlude by WILLIAM DAVIS
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm)


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on records.
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Geminus by GUY MEREDITH with ' His name is John Phil lips. He's a teacher. Wife Wendy. Small baby. He was only spotted three days ago. Somebody walked past him. Just a coincidence. But the physical resemblance is very good.'
And so the file on ' Geminus ' begins: the project - to find the means of persuading him to impersonate someone at a vital moment.
JOHN BULL (guitar) Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
(Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: John Phil
John (Geminus): Michael Byrne
Wendy (Gemina): Carole Hayman
Researcher 1: George Baker
Researcher 2: William Nighy
Mother: Sonia Fraser
Professor: Patrick: Barr
Operator: John Rogan
Ex flatmate: Michael McStay
Robert's mother: Diana Bishop
Greta Douglas/Teacher: Carrie Lee-Baker
Headmaster: John Bott
Voice: Alexander John
Teachers: Gordon Reid
Teachers: John Bull

: News

: To the Far Corners of the Earth

The Royal Geographical Society has just celebrated its 150th anniversary, and it has greatly changed from its early dining-club image. Expeditions now tend to be rigorous scientific investigations. often with a potential economic spin-off, rather than the somewhat dilettante affairs of 150 years ago.
Presented by Duncan Carse with Edward Kelsey Bruce Bennett and Douglas Blackwell Producer


Written By: Barry Carman
Presented By: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Bruce Bennett
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock

: Lighten Our Darkness

Music, meditation and prayer led by PAULINE WEBB


Unknown: Pauline Webb

: The Magic of Music

Edward Greenfield chooses one of his favourite operas - Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier Producer
PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

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

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