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: Farming Today



Producers: Ken Pollock
Producers: Leslie Cottincton

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer JOCK CALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis presents his magazine programme.
Show Jumping: the Horse of the Year Show reaches its climax at Wembley today. DEREK THOMPSON takes a different look at the event.
Golf: day three of The Suntory World Matchplay tournament at Wentworth. Interviews with some of the top names.
Plus the rest of the news. Producer JOANNE WATSON
A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Derek Thompson
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk. intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas on ways and means of spending your leisure hours. A critical look at the leisure industry and news of things to do and entertainment that simply should not be missed; including a look ahead to the snow-ski season with a special report from the Spanish Pyrenees. Producers JENNY MARSHALL and GEOFF DOBSON
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed]
HELP! page 95


Unknown: Bernard Falk.
Producers: Jenny Marshall
Producers: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Ann Leslie reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer JOY
' The idea came from a listener.
Those wartime Sunday-night talks by J. B. Priestley , what would they sound like now? Mr Priestley seemed surprised. Cards for his 86th birthday covered the top of the grand piano. He sat on the sofa and thought back 40 years. It had been dicey, he said, but exciting. Alright.
Both the listener who suggested the programme and I would say, rather more.'
When Mr Priestley
Took the Lead: 10.15


Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Hatwood Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Mr Priestley
Unknown: Mr Priestley

: Conference Special

More than 1,100 motions were submitted to this year's Conservative Party Conference in Brighton; only 18 were selected for debate. Why were the motions sent in by Doncaster and Nottingham among the 18? What did the representatives from these areas make of the chance to address a national audience? David Coss reports


Reporter: David Coss
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 25; Prayer is the souls sincere desire (BBC HB 347); Psalm 27, pt 1; Hebrews 10, vv 7-25 (AV); Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (BBC HB 460)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent


: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Bolting keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings, tax, mortgages, insurance, social security and everyday financial problems.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Bolting

: The Burkiss Way

A new series of six programmes
The smash-hit TV series
Lesson 42: The Man from The Burkiss Way starring
Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees
Chris Emmett. Fred Harris Written by ANDREW MAR SHALL and DAVID RENWICK Producer DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Unknown: Fred Harris
Written By: Andrew Mar
Written By: David Renwick

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt lion Shirley Wil liams. Melvyn Bragg Tim Brinton , mp
The Rev John Bach from Northern Ireland Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Shirley Wil
Unknown: Tim Brinton
Unknown: John Bach
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

Topics suggested by you - the listener
Introduced by Derek Jones long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Goodbye Mr Chips

by JAMES HILTON , dramatised for radio in two parts by MARGARET SIMPSON. Pt 2 with John Church as Mr Chipping
Although considered a confirmed bachelor by his colleagues and pupils, Mr Chipping has surprised them all by marrying Ratine, a girl 20 years younger than himself. He is looking forward to a long and happy union.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD (Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm) long wave only


Unknown: James Hilton
Unknown: Margaret Simpson.
Unknown: Mr Chipping
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Mrs Wickett: Katherine Parr
Kathie: Lolly Cockerell
Dr Merivale: Lewis Stringer
Sutton: Gordon Reid
Ralston: Nigel Anthony
Chatteris: Walter Hall
Staefel: Graham Faulkner
Wetherby: Godfrey Kenton
Williams: Christopher Scott
Wadham: Harold Reese
Barker: John Bott
Deakin: John Gray
Midwife: Sonia Fraser
Linford: Arthur Haycraft
Brookfield boys.: .Adam Bass
Brookfield boys.: Matthew Emerson
Brookfield boys.: Ian Land,
Brookfield boys.: Adam Landor

: Getting Together

Sixth of seven programmes Peter White investigates a ' skills exchange' scheme among neighbours in Somerset, and looks at a voluntary emergency telephone service for parents in difficulty.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Sarah Rowlands

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sir John Tooley , General Administrator of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Sir John Tooley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

(Details: Sun 11.15 pm)

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a , blend of musical entertainment on records. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Over the Rainbow

by Bernard Kops
starring Maureen Lipman as Sandra with Peter Woodthorpe and Derek Fowlds

To escape from the cold realities of life in Maida Vale, Sandra lives in the fantasy world of the Hollywood films of her childhood, an obsession shared by her close friend, Stanley. Then one day, she discovers her married lover, Malcolm, is unfaithful to her ..
'What would Joan Crawford do? She would take a sharp, jagged bread-knife. Cut. With a look of grim determination on her face she drives along Finchley Road. Cut.'
But what will Sandra do?

(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Writer: Bernard Kops
Director: Cherry Cookson
Sandra: Maureen Lipman
Stanley: Peter Woodthorpe
Malcolm: Derek Fowlds
Sidney: Neville Jason
Henry: Leonard Fenton
Janette/Gloria: Sonia Fraser
Uncle Harold: Brian Haines
Derek: William Eedle
Marie: Eva Stuart
Joe: Manning Wilson

: Weather

: News

: When Mr Priestley Took the Lead

The spirit of the British people united against the Nazi threat is something taken for granted. That mood of defiance needed a voice. J. B. Priestley was second only to Winston Churchill in his ability to inspire. His Postscripts, short talks after the nine o'clock news on Sunday evenings, drew an unprecedented response.
Gillian Reynolds recalls the Postscripts, looks into the reasons for their success, and examines why they suddenly stopped. Producer JOHN SKRINS


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by MICHAEL SHOESMITII BBC Birmingham

: A Musical Evening with Osian Ellis

The world-famous harpist and teacher talks about his upbringing in North Wales and reflects on his work and career. Including recordings of works especially written for Osian Ellis by Benjamin Britten. Producer TELERI BEVAN
BBC Wales


Unknown: Osian Ellis

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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