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: News Briefing

: Johann Strauss

Spanish March
Waltz: The Blue Danube Gramophone record
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Chris Lowe and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With METROPOLITAN ANTHONY, Archbishop of Sourozh
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: Chris Lowe
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Colin Doran
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with John Marsh


Unknown: John Marsh

: Patrick Campbell's Columns

Read by Leo Maguire
AGosson thePottedMeat
8.57 Weather; travel; continental travel


Read By: Leo Maguire

: News

: Stem Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of unpredictable and lively conversation.


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; Father. 0 hear us (BBC HB 260); Psalm 3; I Samuel 3. vv 1-12 (RSV); Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286): long wave only

: Morning Story

Strawberries by JILL NORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon

: News

followed by travel

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Hexhara. Northumberland On the River Tyne, it draws many visitors every year-Hexham Abbey is a particular attraction, but the town is also an important market centre. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Hexhara. Northumberland
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

with Norman MacCaig Readers BILL SIMPSON and DIANA BISHOP
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Unknown: Readers Bill Simpson
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: YouandYours

Mayday, M'atdez!
Over 1.000 people are rescued by our lifeboats each year. Jenni Mills presents a special report from RNLI HQ In Poole.

: It Makes Me Laugh

Clement Freud invites you to share his enjoyment in recalling the words, music and people that have tickled his sense of humour.
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Brian Cook

: 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
Including during the week some Talking Point discusions. Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
Secret Passions: Hobby Track will help you share them with others. CINDY SELBY reveals all. How to Handle Your
Doctor: inside information from RICHARD GORDON. Capricorn and Cancer
2: The Battle of Mussolini Editor WYN KNOWLES


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Cindy Selby
Unknown: Richard Gordon.
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

London, Look You by JULIA JONES
During the 1930s
Depression Ifor and David, in spite of excellent qualifications, cannotfindworkas teachers. So they set out for London to find fame. fortune and romance. They have plenty of humour and courage and manage to enjoy themselves, In spite of a dearth of the material things that we today think necessary for a happy life. with members of the CARDIFF POLYPHONIC CHOIR Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Julia Jones
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
as Mrs Evans: Slan Phillips
Ifor: Slon Probert
David: Phillip Joseph
Woodcrutch: Malcolm Hayes
Ethel: Louise Jameson
Betty: Meg Davies
Aunt Wyn: Ruth Madoc
Crad Jones: Haydn Jones
Rachel: Christine Pritchard
Doctor: Roger Hammond

: In the Family

Three programmes in which a notable ancestor Is recalled by a notable descendant.
1: Nigel Nicolson on John Frederick Sackville. third Duke of Dorset (1745-99) Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Nigel Nicolson
Unknown: John Frederick Sackville.
Producer: Brian Patten

: Story Time

Catalina by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM abridged in 12 parts by MADGE HART
Read by John Moffatt (1) Maugham's last novel is a tale of Innocence, religious experience, forbidden love and a brilliant acting career, set in the sombre world of 19th-century Spain; but his mischievous handling of the amazing events shows that they are not to be taken too seriously.


Read By: John Moffatt
Producer: Margaret Etali.

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

followed by continental travel

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

Simon at Midnight by BERNARD KOPS
Simon's whole life has revolved around his work and his family. Suddenly, everything has collapsed around him - his wife has left and he is facing bankruptcy. He goes to his factory in the East End, late one night, and as the hours go by. the past and present run through his mind. In a state of physical and emotional exhaustion, he tries to examine why everything has gone sour on him.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm) (David Swift is in 84 Charing Cross Road ' at the Ambassadors Theatre, London)


Unknown: Bernard Kops
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Ronald Herdman.
Unknown: Rosalind Adams
Unknown: Stephen Garlick
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Unknown: David Swift
as Simon with: David Swilt
Sarah: Doreen Mantle
Marion: Susan Engel
Stella: Petra Davies
Alan: Crawford Logan
Martin: Peter Baldwin
Ben: John Warner

: Kaleidoscope

A Touch of the Sindens ' Ellen Terry for me, made the best remark about acting. She said: " To act you must make the thing written your own. You must steal the words, steal the thoughts and convey the stolen treasure to others with greatart."'
Donald Sinden. who has just published the first part of his memoirs, talks to Michael Billington about his early career in the theatre, his film roles In The Cruet Sea, Doctor in the House, and his approach to acting Shakespeare.


Unknown: Ellen Terry
Unknown: Donald Sinden.
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Charles Wheeler reporting Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

Chaliapln (6)

: The Richard Stilgoe Letters

A jumble of anagrams written and presented by Richard Stilgoe featuring
(Postponed from 15 April)


Presented By: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Craig Hotslider
Unknown: Horace D. Strigil

: Chamber Jazz

A nightly rendezvous
Presenter Michael Bowen (Postponed from 14 April) long wave only


Presenter: Michael Bowen

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an Interlude

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