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: Farming Today



Producers: Ken Pollock
Producers: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news: long ware 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
Featuring news from Italy on the third round of matches in the European Football Championship; and rugby union-CHRIS REA's newsletter on the British Lions' tour. including a preview of the Second Test against South Africa. A Radio Sport and ob production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk. and intrepid reporters and enthusiasts. Including this week:
Hints on dinghy sailing. RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS looks at a holiday in Thailand. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONAI. D
For information sheets send a large sac to: Breakaway. BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Bernard Falk.
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonai.

: News Stand

with Geoffrey Smith
Producer WALTER WALLICH (A new series of The Editors starts on Monday at 10.55 pm BBC1) long wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

with Elinor Goodman
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

NEM, page 102; Awake, my soul (BBC HB 403); Psalm 100: 2 Corinthians 3, v 17 to 4, v 6 (RSV): Happy are they (BBC HB 274)

: Trooping The Colour

The celebration in London of HM The Queen's official birthday
This year the Queen's Colour of the Irish Guards is being trooped on Horse Guards Parade with music provided by the Massed Bands of the Guards Division and the Mass Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry.
Before the arrival of the royal procession commentator Robert Hudson talks to some of the principals in the Parade about the training and preparation for this most spectacular event of London's ceremonial calendar. Long wave only from 11.20-12.00


Commentator: Robert Hudson

: A Seaside Childhood

In a recording from the BBC Sound Archives, the poet Dylan Thomas recalls his early days spent during the Great War in Swansea.
"An ugly, lonely town, or so it was and is to me, crawling, sprawling by a long and curving shore where truant boys beach-combed, idled and paddled..."


Speaker: Dylan Thomas

: The News Quiz

(Details: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: News

: Any Questions?

Helen Liddell
Lord Mackie of Benshie Jeffrey Archer and Alan Devereux
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Helen Liddell
Unknown: Benshie Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Alan Devereux

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

Your questions answered long wave only

: Little Dorrit

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised intenepisodes by BETTY DAVIES
7: The Mighty Merdle
There was a sympathetic understanding established between Little Dorrit and the young Mrs Gowan and they had a new assurance of congeniality in the aversion which each perceived that the other felt towards Blandois of Paris; an aversion amounting to repugnance and horror of a natural antipathy towards an odious creature of the reptile kind. To both of them, Blandois behaved in exactly the same manner: it was as if he had said, ' I have a secret power in this quarter. I know what I know.'
Directed by jane MORGAN (Repealed. Tues 3.15 pm) (Selina Cadell is a National Theatre player; Philip Voss is in ' Dirty Linen ' at the Arts Theatre. London) long wave only


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Mrs Gowan
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Selina Cadell
Unknown: Philip Voss
starring as Little Dorrit: Angela Pleasence
as Arthur Clcnnam: Daniel Massey
as Mr Dorrit and: Peter Vaughan
as Mrs Merdle with: Sylvia Syms
as Mrs Clennam: Pauline Letts
as Jeremiah Flintwinch: Patrick Troughton
as Aflery Flintwinch: Avril Elgar
Blandois: Philip Voss
as Mr Meagles Michael: Graham Cox
Mr Casby: Jack May
as Flora Finching: Thelma Whiteley
as Mr Pancks: Douglas Livingstone
as Charles Dickens and: Simon Cadell
Fanny: Heather Bell
Mrs Gowan: Antonia Pemberton
Mrs Meagles: Madl Hedd
Miss Wade: Sonia Fraser
Mr F's Aunt: Gladys Spencer
Mr Bodgers: Trevor Cooper
Mrs Plornish: Josie Kidd
Cavalletto: Graham Faulkner
Maggy: Selina Cadell
Edmund Sparkler: Philip Fox

: Play It Again

join R3: long wave only

: You Are What You Eat

Eight programmes
Introduced by Bill Breckon 7: Can We Feed Ourselves As food gets ever more expensive, we turn to home production. Could Britain grow enough to feed us all from the land? (First broadcast on R3) long wave only


Introduced By: Bill Breckon

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis. David Tate Sheila Steafel , Jon Glover 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: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: David Firman

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Clive James
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Clive James

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical interlude by William Davis

(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Musician: William Davis
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker introduces popular classics on records Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Introduces: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Girl at Risk

by Allan Prior
with John Bott as Inspector Savage and Henry Knowles as Sergeant Eaves

When Inspector Savage and Sergeant Eaves are attached to a case involving an attack on a young girl, there's more to be revealed than the guilty person. There's the attitude of Savage and Eaves to their work, and of the public to crime in general. As the two policemen track down the assailant, is there more than the girl at risk?
(Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Gerry Jones
Inspector Savage: John Bott
Sergeant Eaves: Henry Knowles
Sylvie Eaves: Josie Kidd
Jan Ridings: Karen Archer
Molly Ridings: Shirley Dixon
Ellis Smales: Lee Harrington
Sandy Smales/Vera: Norma Ronald
Terry: Gordon Reid
Policewoman: Eve Karpf
Jo: Rowena Roberts
Admirer in strip show: Martin Friend
Boy with long hair: Nigel Greaves
Chief Supt Jeffries/Publican: Leonard Fenton

: Weather

: News

: The Most Wonderful Being

Helen Keller
' I seldom think of my limitations, and they never make me sad.... I believe that all through these dark and silent years God has been using my life for a purpose I do not know. But one day I shall. understand, and then I will be satisfied.'
Helen Keller , one of the most remarkable women of her time, was born 100 years ago this month. Blind and deaf from the age of two she became a world-famous figure and a tireless worker for those with similar handicaps.
Narrator Gabriel Woolf
Other parts played by RUSSELL DIXON , DAVID MAli-LOWE and PETER WHEELER Written by NORMAN SWALLOW Producer


Unknown: Helen Keller
Unknown: Helen Keller
Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Played By: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Written By: Norman Swallow
Unknown: Stanley Williamson
Helen Keller: Helen Horton
Anne Sullivan: Margaret Robertson

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by THE REV FRANK TOPPING

: The Magic of Music

Bernard Keeffe chooses a symphony which for him has always had a special fascination - Beethoven's Fifth.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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