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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by Gerry Monte BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.45* Prayer for the Day with ERIC DOYLE
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.25'. 8.25- Sport
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Eric Doyle
Read By: Pauline Busiinell
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with David Hitchinson


Unknown: David Hitchinson

: Laurie Taylor

puts his own point of view with the help of the BBC Sound Archives. Producer SIMON ELMES
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)
8.57 Weather: travel


Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Also Kenneth Robinson adds tus own brand of humour


Unknown: Also Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

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: Money Box

Louise Bottinc keeps you in touch with the financial problems of everyday life. A Financial World Tcnight production
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Unknown: Louise Bottinc

: Morning Story

The Promise by JILL NORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon Producer MITCH RAPER long wave only


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Jesu. thy mercies are untold (BBC HB 324); Psalm 130; John 11, vv 32-44 (AV):
Shepherd divine, our wants relieve ( BBC HB 348)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

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: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners. Presented by Robert Gittings
(John Franklyn-Robbins is a member of the RSC) long wave only


Presented By: Robert Gittings
Presented By: Readers Eleanor Bron
Producer: Brian Patten
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Jenni Mills including Divorce
Despite the fact that one third of all first marriages now end in divorce, there's no clear path through the maze of financial and emotional problems. Each day this week Frances Ratchford looks at the divorce process and ways of easing the connict.
1: Where can you go for advice? Who will help you in the early stages? Editor JOHN GETGOOD


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Frances Ratchford
Editor: John Getgood

: Kenneth More

a memoir
Bryan Forbes presents a portrait of KENNETH MORE who died last July. Drawing upon the riminiscences of those who knew him, the programme seeks to reflect Kenneth More 's particular charm which made him so popular with his audiences, his polished acting style and the courage with which he faced his last months. Producer JOHN KNIGHT (Revised repeat)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Kenneth More

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregbr
Men Can't Do It: BOB PRIZEMAN lifts the veil on belly-dancing.
School for Love (8) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregbr

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Gliding with Mr Gleeson by BERNARD FARRELL


Unknown: Mr Gleeson
Unknown: Bernard Farrell

: An Asian Fling

Every Saturday morning at the Glasgow Arts Centre, the kilts and bagpipes are put away and out come the saris and the sitars for the weekly dance classes of the city's second-generation Asians.
Marjorie Lofthouse visits the centre to watch some of the new young Scots learn dances of their parents' native India.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Story Time

The Honorary Consul by GRAHAM GREENE abridged in ten parts by DAVID It. GODFREY
Read by Richard Behb (1) Charlie Fortnum is the Honorary British Consul in a remote provincial town in northern
Argentina. Unofficial, unpaid, despised by many and cuckolded by his own friend, it is not until he is kidnapped by revolutionaries, who mistake him for someone else, that Charlie finds himself at last a key figure, the central character in a macabre drama. Producer


Read By: Richard Behb
Read By: Charlie Fortnum
Unknown: John Cardy

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
Editor DEREK LEWIS on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast longwave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

The Grand Final
Can Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor defeat Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer?
Only by listening to this thrilling edition will you discover that they can't.
Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton
Colin Sell at the piano


Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised rpt of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

I Do it Exceptionally Well by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Elizabeth Bell as Sarah Holt
Sarah had most things that contribute to a happy life - success at her job, money, a lover. But those swans flying across the sky - what did they mean? And was
Ihcre a message for her, somewhere?
Music composed and played by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pin)


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Sarah Holt
Played By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Beth Lavender: Frances Jeater
Jenny Smith: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Rachel Mayhew: Isabelle Amyes
Gerry Yorke: Nigel Graham
Stan Holt: Ronald Baddiley
Piers Laffan: Richard Gibson
Tom Mayhew: Steve Hodson
Coroner: Kenneth McClellan
Keeper/Waiter: Michael Hilton

: Kaleidoscope

includes a .tribute to Andres Segovia , the Spanish guitarist who celebrates his 90th birthday today: and a review of The Verdict, a new film directed by Sidney Lumet which stars Paul Newman as a disillusioned Boston lawyer who attempts to rebuild his career by taking on a seemingly impossible legal case.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Andres Segovia
Directed By: Sidney Lumet
Unknown: Paul Newman
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor KEN GOUDtE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudte

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Alison Riciiards

: A Book at Bedtime: The Talented Mr Ripley

by PATRICIA HIGHSMITH abridged in ten parts and read by Tom Hunsinger (1) Mr Greenleaf would like his son to stop living a Bohemian existence on the sunny shores of Mongibello. What more natural than to search out a friend and send him off to persuade the boy to return? But the friend is Mr Ripley.
Ripley wants the good things in life and he will kill to get them. Producer PETER KING (Tom Hunsinger is a member of the RSC)
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Unknown: Mr Ripley
Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Read By: Tom Hunsinger
Read By: Mr Greenleaf
Unknown: Mr Ripley.
Producer: Peter King
Producer: Tom Hunsingcr

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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