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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With CHERIDA CAMPION
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Cherida Campion
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Checkpoint

long wave only

: The Living World

Southern Treasures
A Radio Nature Trail to the borders of the New Forest. Hampshire, in search of goshawks. hobby falcons, woodcocks, nightjars, Dartford warblers, bird's-nests and green-veined orchids and mole crickets.
Presenter Derek Jones Producers JOHN BURTON and MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
long wave only


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producers: John Burton

: News

long wave only

: Clubland Heroes

In fiveprogrammes Ion Trewin presents a series of portraits of the creators of the clubland heroes - the forerunners of James Bond. 3:SapperProducer JOHN KNIGHT long wave only


Unknown: Ion Trewin
Unknown: James Bond.
Producer: John Knight

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Father of heaven (BBC HB 290); Psalm 142; Acts 7, v 51 to 8, v 4 (AV); Just as I am (BBC HB 292)

: Story Time

The Mask of Dimitrios (4) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Analysis

long u?aue only

: Smith On Survival

A dozen cautionary tales from Phil Smith based on his own (usually disastrous) attempts to beat the economic crisis.
3: Saving by Spending BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: You and Yours

including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Quote ... Unquote

John Lahr , Rula Lenska
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas and Kenneth Williams
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees Producer ALAN NIXON
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: John Lahr
Unknown: Rula Lenska
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: 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

with Sue MacGregor Talking Point
Taste Buds are Tops: for RABBI LIONEL BLUE , whose theology can be rocked by them.
Reading Your Letters.
Children's Books and Writers: GRACE HALLWORTH. children's librarian. talks about the art of story-telling and ELAINE MOSS reviews summer reading. The End of the Affair by GRAHAM GREENE abridged in ten parts by GABRIEL WOOLF
Read by Cheryl Campbell and Gabriel Woolf (1)
'We saw each other for the first time at a party. I noticed Sarah, I think, because she was happy. I liked her at once because she said she read my books and left the subject there- I had no idea whatever of falling in love with her. For one thing, she was beautiful, and beautiful women, especially if they are intelligent also, stir some deep feeling of inferiorityin me.' (Music: Herrmann's Clarinet Quintet) long wave only until 2.45


Unknown: Lionel Blue
Unknown: Grace Hallworth.
Unknown: Elaine Moss
Read By: Cheryl Campbell
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Magic Bubbles by ANNE NIXEY


Unknown: Anne Nixey

: Afternoon Theatre

Our Children's Children by JEREMY SEABBOOK and MICHAEL O'NEILL
Pauline Letts as Edith Bored and restless South London teenagers befriend a lonely old lady, but .. KAREN: Have some more rum. You love rum, don't you Edie?
STEVEN: I bet she's got a lot of valuables stashed away in here. Under the floorboards and that.
EDITH: What have they done to you? What's made you like this?
KAREN: Don't ruin our fun, Granny. Don't be like everybody else.


Unknown: Jeremy Seabbook
Unknown: Michael O'Neill
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Edith Bored
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Lee: Peter Duncan
Steven: Patrick Field
Debbie: Rowena Roberts
Karen: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Frank: Gordon Reid
Norma: Jenny Lee
Ken: Haydn Wood
Tricia: Maggie Peacock
Neighbour: Josie Kidd

: Any Answers?

with Michael Bowes producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Bowes
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

Over My Dead Body by JENNY SILLIVAN
Read by Olwen Rees


Unknown: Jenny Sillivan
Read By: Olwen Rees
Producer: Herbert Williams

: PM

with Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Written by SUSAN HILL
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)
BBC Birmingham
Susan Hill's Preview: page 19


Written By: Susan Hill
Dan: Edgar Harrison
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Sklipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Callimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Col Danby: Norman Shelley

: Time for Verse

Michael Flinch discovers the delights that poets have had in writing about herbs.
Readers Rosalind Shanks and Hugh Burden Producer


Unknown: Michael Flinch
Readers: Rosalind Shanks

: Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

direct from the Philharmonic Han, Liverpool
Jennifer Smith (soprano) Anne Howells (mezzo-sop) David Rendall (tenor) Don Garrard (bass)
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir chorus-master
EDMUND WALTERS Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra leader MALCOLM STEWART conductor Walter Weller Part 1: Symphony No 8, in F major


Soprano: Anne Howells
Tenor: David Rendall
Bass: Don Garrard
Leader: Malcolm Stewart
Conductor: Walter Weller

: When the Gas Ran Out

Anthony Smith recounts the tale of the official UK entry to this year's great Gordon Bennett Balloon Race.


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Gordon Bennett

: Beethoven

Part 2: Symphony No 9, in » minor (Choral)
(Part of a complete cycle of the symphonies given during the Hope Street Summer Festival and presented by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society in association with National Girobank)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vanghan Producer JOHN BOUNDY
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vanghan
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

Presenter Douglas Stuart including a report from the EEC Summit in Venice.


Presenter: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

staying On (4)

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

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

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