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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented live from The Royal Smithfield Show, Earls Court, London, by Gerry Monte. BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Gerry Monte.

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV ALEC GILMORE
7.6, 8 0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Alec Gilmore
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Radio colourful talk show which helps to dispel those grey moods of a Monday morning.


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC HB 30); Psalm 145, vv 1-13; Isaiah 40. vv 1-11 (av); Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC HB 33) long wave only

: Story Time

Northanger Abbey by JANE AUSTEN
Read in 15 parts by JOANNA DAVID
6: Misunderstandings
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY (Joanna David is in The Monday Play at 7.50 pm)


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Joanna David
Producer: Jenyth Worsley
Producer: Joanna David

: News

long wave only

: You, The Jury

long wave only

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Dannie Abse Readers MARTIN JARVIS and JANET CLARK
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Janet Clark
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Bill Breekon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breekon
Editor: David Harding

: Lord Peter Wimsey

(Details: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News


: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (8):
MARY BERRY demonstrates the art of making Christmas pudding.
At' Home with Otters: JEANNE WAYRE talks to PAMELA DONALD.
Entertainment Round-up: TONY BARNFIELD reporting. A Marriage Made in Heaven: FRENA BLOOMFIELD attendsanunusualceremony in Hong Kong.
.The Opportunity of a Lifetime by EMMA SMITH abridged in 15 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by PENELOPE LEE (15) (Music: Moody's Quintet for Harmonica and String Quartet) Editor WYN KNOWLES : long wave only


Unknown: Mary Berry
Talks: Jeanne Wayre
Unknown: Pamela Donald.
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Penelope Lee
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Morbid Taste for Bones by ALICK ROWE


Unknown: Alick Rowe

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Ludovic Kennedy shares the enjoyment of a favourite walk along the estuary shore near the Forth bridges. BBC Scotland

: Short Story

Read by Elizabeth Proud Proud Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Elizabeth Berridce
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clougb and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clougb
Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Net a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

JEFFREY ARCHER 'S novel dramatised for radio in seven parts by BETTY DAVIES
Narrator Jeffrey Archer 7: Boston
Four men have managed to retrieve the greater part of the million dollars conned from them by American millionaire Harvey Metcalfe. One of the four-Lord James Brigsley - has yet to come up with his plan to get back the remainder. His attention has been concentrated on persuading the beautiful Anne Summerton to marry him. Successful at'last, he discovers to his horror that his future father-in-law is also his prospective victim.
Clergyman .... PATRICK BARR Major-domo...BRIAN. HAINES Guest AMANDA MURRAY Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Repeated: Tours 10.2 am) (Francis Matthews is in ' Middle Age Spread ', the Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Betty Davies
Narrator: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: Amanda Murray
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Francis Matthews
s Harvey Metcalfe: Stratford Johns
Stephen Bradley: Paul Darrow
Adrian Tryner: Francis Matthews
Edward: De Souza
as Jean: Pierre Lamanns
Lord James Brigsley: Jeremy Clyde
: Lesley-Anne Down

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: The News Quiz

: The Monday Play: The Unlit Lamp

by Michelene Wandor, from the novel by Radclyffe Hall

1903: a small seaside town on the south coast of England. Joan, the bright young daughter of a retired Colonel, longs to escape from the restrictions of upper middle-class society. Her whole world is transformed by the arrival of a new tutor, Elizabeth, who encourages her to work towards university and a career in medicine. But, as the years go by, Joan is increasingly torn between her responsibility towards her ailing parents and her passionate desire for independence...


Writer: Michelene Wandor
From the novel by: Radclyffe Hall
Director: Cherry Cookson
Joan: Joanna David
Elizabeth: Caroline Mortimer
Mary: Pauline Letts
Milly: Amanda Murray
Richard: Michael Troughton
Colonel: John Bott
Felicity/Aunt Ann: Gladys Spencer
Helen: Joan Matheson
Lawrence/First doctor: Christopher Scott
Ralph: Michael Spice
Mrs Benson: Brenda Kaye
Doctor: Jenny Lee
Girl on train: Lolly Cockerell

: Abroad Thoughts from Home

Earlier this year, four of Britain's leading humorists packed their bags for very different and far-Bung corners of the world which they were visiting for the first time.
Tonight John Wells stops over in Sierra Leone. Producer SIMON ELMES


Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Sierra Leone.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Colin Ford


Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans A weekly review of discoveries and developments Producer RICHARD ELLIS


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Ellis

: A Book at Bedtime

Novel on Yellow Paper by STEVIE SMITH abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Anna Massey (1) ' Did I tell you my name - was Pompey- Casmilus? Patience I was christened, but later on when I got grown up and out and about in London, I got called Pompey. And it suits me.'
It is 1935. Pompey works as a secretary for the splendid magazine publisher Sir Phoebus Ullwater, Bt, and scribbles down - on yellow office paper - her wonderful thoughts.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Phoebus Ull
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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