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: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6 45* Thoughtforthe Day 7 0, 8.0 Today's News With PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
745* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

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: In Business

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: Morning Story

The Gambler written and read by Harry Towb
' Warrington became the first, and probably the last, player to place side-bets on ' Blowsdes ' at our school. When his blood flowed high, ten or 20 cards were as nothing.
And his blood flowed high most of the time. Cigarette cards changed hands as never before. The hands in which they generally finished belonged to
Warrington. Everything was grist to his gambling mill.'
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Read By: Harry Towb
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

NEM. p 25; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (BBC HB 17); Psalm 32; Genesis 29, vv 15-30; Put thou thy trust in God (BBC HB 313) long wave only

: That Reminds Me

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: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor. together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to Enquire
Within, Broadcasting
House, London W1A 4WW Producer ANGELA HIND long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor.

: You and Yours

John Howard with more consumer information and Les Cottington with his weekly guide to food prices.
Fact Sheet 27 has details of all this week's items. Send an sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: John Howard

: Yes Minister

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including A New Requiem: 20 years ago Benjamin Britten was commissioned to compose a War Requiem for the consecration of Coventry Cathedral. This month a new record will be released.
MARIAN FOSTER visited recording sessions at Birmingham UndVersity to find out how a major work is put on disc.
I Start Counting (9) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Marian Foster

: Afternoon Theatre

The Mark 2 Wife by WILLIAM TREVOR with and Anna is a still beautiful, middle-aged woman, but is haunted by visions of the girl who may or may not exist in her husband's life.


Unknown: William Trevor
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Anna: Meg Davies
General Ritchie: William Fox
Mrs Ritchie: Pauline Letts
Mrs Graham: Ingrid Hafner
Mr Graham: Alan Moore
Mrs Lowhr: Margot Boyd
Mr Lowhr: Peter Copley
Toby Oath: Timothy Bentinck
Dolores Sweeting: June Barrie
Lady Jill: Sarah Benfield
Drunk man: Bill Wallis
Clergyman: John Abineri
Dr Abbatt: Geoffrey Collins
Japanese waiter: Tony Robinson

: Just After Four

A Little of What You Fancy....
Cheryl Armitage talks to some famous people about what particular fancy does them good. 3: Jane Asher - indulging her friends' fantasies in fancy dress.


Presenter: Cheryl Armitage
Interviewee: Jane Asher

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

A Passage to India (14)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Richard Bath


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Richard Bath

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: News

: The Archers

Written by SIMON FRITH
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Simon Frith
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Susan Horrobin: Charlotte Martin

: Concert Prelude

Fritz Spiegl looks forward to the music in tonight's concert.


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Halle Orchestra

leaders MARTIN MILNER and PAN HON LEE conducted by Matthias Bamert
Howard Shelley (piano) direct from the Free
Trade Hall, Manchester Part 1
Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Debussy Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2, in c minor


Leaders: Martin Milner
Unknown: Pan Hon Lee
Conducted By: Matthias Bamert

: * Any Answers?

Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Mary Price

: Halle Orchestra

Part 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2, in c minor (Little Russian)
(Promoted by the Hallé Concerts Society in association with Colgate-Palmolive Ltd)
BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes Along the Edge of the Forest by Anthony Bailey , an account of a journey from the Baltic to Trieste along the Iron Curtain; and Blondel at the Old Vic Theatre ,
London, a new musical by Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver about the 12th-century minstrel Blondel who refuses to accept that his missing king, Richard the Dionheart, is dead.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Anthony Bailey
Unknown: Vic Theatre
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Basil (14) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: News

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