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: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs correspondent, Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis The Canon Football League season starts. Ninety-two clubs begin the quest for glory with only a few destined for honour and the rest having to be content with mere survival. Meanwhile the Sri Lankan cricketers play in their first ever Test Match in this country. Lord's plays host and witnesses an English attempt to salvage some pride after the last series against West Indians. Producer DAVE GORDON


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Producer: Dave Gordon

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from SUSAN MARLING , PATRICK STODDART and ROBIN DEWHURST , including What's On with ERIC TOBrrr.


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Producer: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Francis Wheen


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Talking Politics

The Young Socialists In the second of three programmes on the youth sections of the main political parties, Dr Robert Waller goes to Liverpool and takes a socialist holiday in the Forest of Dean.
Why do Young Socialists join? What do they do? Is there a social side to YS politics? What of the senior party? And who wants to be an MP?


Unknown: Dr Robert Waller
Producer: Juuan Coles

: Pick of the Week


: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen continues her journey through the remoter parts of the British countryside in search of those who earn their living from traditional rural work. She meets the characters who tell the tales, the breeders who nurture stock and the craftspeople who sell their wares all in the name of a small country living.... Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
New series


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees invites
Beryl Bainbridge , Richard Ingrams , H.R.F. Keating and Sylvia Syms to identify quotations, famous and obscure, and to share their favourites. Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: H.R.F. Keating
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Joanie Blaikie

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Frank Delaney 's personal choice of poetry and prose. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: Afternoon Theatre

Mr Norris Changes Trains Part 1 by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD Dramatised by ERIC EWENS
In celebration of Christopher Isherwood 's 80th birthday with and In 1930 William Bradshaw , a young teacher of English, is on the train to Berlin. As he nears the German border he asks his fellow passenger for a light. The older man opposite him reveals an obvious state of nervous anxiety. This chance meeting leads to a strange and bizarre friendship. '
(Part 2: next Saturday) Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Dramatised By: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: William Bradshaw
Directed By: David Spenser
Mr Norris: David March
William Bradshaw: Michael Maloney
Helen Pratt: Sheila Grant
Fraulein Schroeder: Hilda Schroder
German official/Policeman: Danny Schiller
Friedrich/Otto: Haydn Wood
Waiter: Spencer Banks
Schmidt: Adrian Egan
Baron von Pregnitz: Sean Arnold
Whore/Portress: Denica Fairman
Anni: Deborah Paige
Bayer: Wolf Kahler

: Frank Muir Goes Into.... Teaching

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks begin a series in which they investigate the humour of Education....
Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine with the voices of JIMMY EDWARDS , ULY TOMUN, WILL HAY, TONY HANCOCK and JOYCE GRENFELL Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Great Gardens

(Details: Wednesday 8.45 pm) 0 HELPLINES: page 63

: Sand Between the Toes

'One of the best parts was the great build-up to the holiday and seeing all the things being unpacked from the previous year. The nanny would get the bathing dresses out and there would be that glorious smell of the sea that still appeared to be stuck to the sand-shoes, and sometimes if you were lucky, a grain of sand might come out.' A montage of memories evoking the pleasures and pains of a seaside holiday on the south coast between the Wars. Producer PETER HOARE
Stereo. Woddis On: page 69


Producer: Peter Hoare

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Wildlife

Presenter Derek Jones


Presenter: Derek Jones

: Delve Special

A four-part investigation into the Shifton Scandal. David Lander concludes his investigation with a look at the arrests, the trial and the disturbing aftermath.


Unknown: David Lander

: News

with CUVE ROSUN including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

The writer Ved Mehta with ROY PLOMLEY
(Details: Fri 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Ved Mehta
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare continues his series of interviews with 'high-achiever' Americans. The editor-in-chief of the biggest publishing house in the US, Michael Korda , tells him about the childhood influences of his famous, Jewish-
Hungarian family - his father and uncle, Sir Alexander Korda , were the founders of the British film industry-on his difficulty in establishing a personal identity and his desire for power and success.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Michael Korda
Unknown: Sir Alexander Korda
Unknown: Jenny Rivarola
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.
Producer JILL ANDERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jill Anderson.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Old Ladies by RODNEY ACKLAND adapted from the novel by HUGH WALPOLE with and Narrated by jon STRICKLAND
When Lucy Amorest decides to organise a Christmas party, she has no idea of the strange events that are to follow. One of her guests is so terrified of the other that she fears for her life. Why?


Unknown: Rodney Ackland
Unknown: Lucy Amorest
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
May Beringer: Joyce Carey
Agatha Payne: Fabia Drake
Lucy Amorest: Margot Boyd

: News

: Drink a Damn to the Halter

The pirate Roberts has driven shipping from the seas. By this spring of 1721 there is not a sail left in the Caribbean ...
Black Bartholomew Roberts was a legend in his own lifetime, but a most unusual pirate. A dandy and a music-lover, but also a strict Sabbatarian and teetotaller, he drank his reckless toast to the hangman's halter in finest China tea. His career, as unlikely and colourful as any boys' adventure story is traced by Roger Worsley.
(Repeated: Wednesday 11.0 am) Stereo
& FEATURE: page 64


Unknown: Black Bartholomew Roberts
Unknown: Roger Worsley.
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Evening Service

God, that madest earth and heaven (a&mr 26); Jesu the very thought of thee (Anthems for Choirs); Luke 19, w 41-48;
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide (A&MR 27) Stereo

: Brian Thompson's A-Z

Five talks in which playwright Brian Thompson attempts to catalogue random memories as preparation for an autobiography. 4: Lambeth
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Thompson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Lady and the Double-bass Case adapted for radio by ARNOLD HINCHUFFE from ANTON CHEKHOV 'S short story Romance with a Double-bass with and 'The terrible story began when a certain Smichkov, who played the double-bass, was walking beside a lake carrying his instrument. It was very, very hot....' and who could blame Smichkov for removing his clothes and taking a swim?
Seeing the beautiful Princess asleep was a bonus. Finding his clothes had been stolen was not.
Double-bass played by ADRIAN BEERS
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Arnold Hinchuffe
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Played By: Adrian Beers
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Ivan Sergeivich Smichkov: James Bryce
the Princess: Moir Leslie
the narrator: Geoffrey Collins
Peasant: William Eedle
Flautist: Henry Stamper
Clarinetist: Michael Bilton

: News

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