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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from the North by Ken Ford BBC Manchester
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Ltbby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV ALEC GILMOBE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30. 8.3Q News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Thoughts. Prayers. Reflections, a collection of short talks, £1.35, available from bookshops


Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Alec Gilmobe
Read By: John Marsh

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archfves but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own unpredictable look at some of the topics and personalities who will be in the news this week.


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM. p 30; Take up thy cross (BBC HB 369); Canticle 5; Genesis 12, vv 1 and 5, and 13, vv 5-17 (AV); Just as'l am; without one plea (BBC m 292) long wave only

: Story Time

Towards the End of the Morning (11)

: News

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: You, The Jury

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: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by listeners. Presented by - Charles Tomlinson
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Requests: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR lorig wave only
(William Squire is in ' The Streets of London at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Presented By: Readers William Squire
Presented By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Brian Patten
Unknown: William Squire

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Bfeckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Bfeckon
Editor: David Harding

: Lord Peter Wimsey: The Nine Tailors: 5: A Question of Identity

by Dorothy L. Sayers, adapted in eight episodes by Alistair Beaton
with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter and Peter Jones as Bunter, Timothy Bateson as Superintendent Blundell, Philip Latham as The Rev Theodore Venables and Stephen Greif as Nobby Cranton
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
Superintendent Blundell: Timothy Bateson
The Rev Theodore Venables: Philip Latham
Nobby Cranton: Stephen Greif
Mrs Venables: Noel Dyson
Emily: Jenny Twigge
Potty Peake: Antony Hyde
Donnington: John Church
Narrator: John Westbrook

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast .long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor -
Sounds Mouthwatering (6).' MARY BERRY demonstrates the art of making short-bread.
With or Without Twinset: JANE FINNIS finds - out about pearls ... the facts and fantasies that surround them. from ancient Egypt to modern Japan. Dear Father Christmas ANNETTE LAWRANCE and TONY WILKINS suggest practical books for the handyman and woman.
Theatre Quiz: listen to the results of the competition and find out if you have won a free day with Woman's Hour at the National Theatre .. or if you haven't, how you can still join them for lunch, a matinee and more.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime by EMMA SMITH Read in 15 parts by PENELOPE LEE (5)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Annette Lawrance
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Knightsbridge Memorlal by JOSEPHINE ACHILLINI


Unknown: Josephine Achillini

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Climber and writer, Tom Weir , shares the enjoyment of a favourite walk along the banks of Loch Lomond. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Tom Weir

: Short Story

The Secret Life by DAVID H. WALLACE Read by Jon Glover


Unknown: David H. Wallace
Read By: Jon Glover
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

Presenters Joan Bakewjell and Jack Regan " Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Joan Bakewjell
Presenters: Jack Regan
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

JEFFREY ARCHER 'S novel dramatised for radio in seven parts by BETTY DAVIES with Stratford Johns as Harvey Metcalfe Paul Darrow as Stephen Bradley Francis Matthews as Adrian Tryner Edward de Souza as Jean Pierre Lamanns Jeremy Clyde as Lord James Brigsley and Lesley-Anne Down as Anne Summerton
Narrator Jeffrey Archer 5; Ascot
Four men have successfully retrieved part of the million dollars they lost to the American millionaire Harvey Metcalfe in a' share fraud. Stephen Bradley 's plan has two parts. The first involves the running of Metcalfe's horse in the King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Nick Hoyd ....... HAYDN WOOD Sir Howard... PATRICK BARR Mellor ....SEAN ARNOLD Sam O'Flaherty. JOHN BOTT
Hairdresser ANTHONY HYDE with PETER O'SULLEVAN and ROBIN GRAY as themselves Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Repeated: Thurs 10.2-am) (Francis Matthews is in' 'Middle Age Spread ', the Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Harvey Metcalfe
Unknown: Paul Darrow
Unknown: Stephen Bradley
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Adrian Tryner
Unknown: Jean Pierre Lamanns
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Lord James Brigsley
Unknown: Harvey Metcalfe
Unknown: Stephen Bradley
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Unknown: Nick Hoyd
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Sam O'Flaherty.
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Hairdresser Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Robin Gray
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Francis Matthews

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Quote ...Unquote

Jilly Cooper, Robert Gittings, Christopher Matthew and Terry Wogan are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous.
.Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees Producer ALAN NIXON


Unknown: Robert Gittings
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The Monday Play

The Leveret by LARRY MCCOUBREY , adapted for radio by MATTHEW WALTERS with Sean Barrett and Sandra Clark
The leveret is said to be capable of contacting the middle world ... it's all superstitious nonsense, of course .. John Gra ham's decision to return to live in his native County Down seems to have been a good one: his English wife Ruth loves her new home, and the children seem to have settled in well, too, especially when they are allowed- to keep a young. abandoned hare as a pet. In fact, Northern Ireland seemed an idyllic place to live until they found the leveret ...
Radiophonic music by DICK MILLS
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Larry McCoubrey
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: John Gra
Music By: Dick Mills
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Sarah Graham: Susan Sheridan
Nicholas Graham: Bernadette Windsor
Ruth Graham: Sandra Clark
John Graham: Sean Barrett
Mrs McClelland: Elizabeth Begley
Michael Lynch: John Hewitt
Dr John Eagleson: P. G Stephens
Doreen Clegg: Ann Hasson
Geoff Cranston: Denys Hawthorne
Bill Clegg: Desmond MacAleer
Vickie Cranston: Gertrude Russell
Terrorists: Kevin Moore
Terrorists: Desmond MacAleer

: School Concern Project

A programme from the series Enterprise.
In Salford, a two-year venture, uniting the Education Department, the Social Services Department and the Community Service Volunteers, is weil under way.
Inspired by the work some schoolchildren had done in creating aids for the handicapped, the project Is exploring the possibilities of making the. work part of the school curriculum.
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham (Rev rpt)


Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Kaleidoscope

with Michael Billington Producer RICHARD DUNN
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Richard Dunn

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Science Now

with David Simmons
A weekly review of discoveries and developments Producer ALISON RICHARDS


Unknown: David Simmons
Producer: Alison Richards

: A Book at Bedtime

Ploughman of the Moon by ROBERT W. SERVICE abridged and read in nine parts by Henry Stamper (1) The verses of Robert Service were at one time as popular as any in the English language. Emigrating from Scotland at an early age, he became a bank official in Canada and out of his life among the miners and frontiers-men sprang the body of his work. In his own words, he made poetry pay but readers often forget that the author himself lived through all the elemental experiences he portrayed in his books. Producer.
MAURICE LEITCH long wave Only


Unknown: Robert W. Service
Unknown: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wavc only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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