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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0, Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Dream Woman

Part 2

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Libby talks to the people-some zany, some sane, both well-known and unknown - who make the world go round. This week's Birthday Guest is actor Dinsdale Landen
Producer PIPPA BURSTON Stereo


Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Producer: Pippa Burston

: Talkabout Gardening

Packeted seeds have been available to the amateur gardener for well over a century. Where do they come from? How are new varieties created? Are fashions changing? Clay Jones visits Essex and Llangollen to talk to plant breeders and seedsmen about their industry.
Producer MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester

: Morning Story

The Long, Long Summer by PATTIE HALLAM
Read by Eileen O'Brien 'She'd had lumbago the previous winter and, in spite of the summer warmth, the stiffness was still there. She was getting old, no denying that. No denying either that it might be a mistake to go back into one's youth, to remember.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Pattie Hallam
Read By: Eileen O'Brien

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; Let thine example, holy John, remind us (EH 223); Psalm 107, vv 1-8; Matthew 14, vv 1-12; Soldiers, who are
Christ's below (BBC HB 337) Stereo

: Drink a Damn to the Halter

New series

: God and I

A six-part series in which former preacher, Harry Soan , traces his complex relationship with God.
1: The Unseen Watcher
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan

: You and Yours

Presenter Paul Heiney
New series


Presenter: Paul Heiney

: Death May Surprise Us



Unknown: Ted Willis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner



Unknown: Shirley Hughes

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jill Burridge
Guest of the Week: Sir Richard Butler , President of the National Farmers' Union. Holiday Farm (2)


Introduced By: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Sir Richard Butler

: Afternoon Theatre

Going for Broke
The last of a six-part comedy series by GEORGE BAKER with and I Can Cope
The builders have not been seen for ten days. The ceiling in the hall remains on the floor. A mountain of bricks in the street awaits bricklayers and Bill Yates , 'the builder that bothers', has no idea where his workforce has disappeared to. Which makes it about 'par for the course' in John Morse 's life.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: George Baker
Unknown: Bill Yates
Unknown: John Morse
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
John Morse: Andrew Sachs
Bill Yates: Bryan Pringle
Wendy: Miriam Margolyes
Ethel: Dilys Laye
Anne: Denica Fairman
himself: Terry Wogan
Bernard: Geoffrey Collins
Shaun: Sean Barrett
Ellen: Fiona Walker
Roger: Michael Jenner
Denise: Helen Atkinson Wood
Alf: Arnold Diamond
Sam: Mark Straker
Judy: Helena Breck
Bob: John Bott

: Time for Verse

Six All
Compiled and presented by H. Colin Davis
Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Presented By: H. Colin Davis
Readers: Manning Wilson
Readers: Geoffrey Collins
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Alec Reid

: This Stately Homes Business

The great houses of England are no longer just grand family homes. To survive, the owners have had to turn them into businesses. The last of this four-part series looks at how some have chosen to do so. Kentwell Hall
A mellow, red-brick Tudor mansion surrounded by a broad moat and set in tranquil
Suffolk. It was acquired in 1971 by Patrick Phillips , QC, in a neglected state, and his restoration work over the past 14 years has been a source of interest and admiration.


Unknown: Patrick Phillips
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Story Time

Smith (7)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Richard Bath
continued on VHF 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Steafel with an 'S'

An entertainment starring Sheila Steafel , with monologues and songs from her one-woman shows. Music from The Paul Maguire Quartet Written by DAVID NOBBS , ALISTAIR BEATON , COUN


Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Paul Maguire
Written By: David Nobbs
Written By: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Alan Melville

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.40 pm)

: Darling Girl.... Yours Ever, Bimb

A soldier's letters to his wife during the Second World War. In the first of two programmes, Martin Jarvis reads extracts from the war letters of Oliver Spalding to his wife Violet, and the couple think back today to that time of trial and courage for ordinary people. 1: Basic Training
Oliver Spalding goes through the mill of being turned from a civilian into a soldier, and worries about Violet and the children being left at home to face the German bombs alone. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Thursday 12 noon)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Oliver Spalding
Unknown: Oliver Spalding

: Foreign Correspondents

A series of ten programmes on special war correspondents 7: Squire Turns Bolshevist:
Philips Price of the 'Manchester Guardian by CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM with In many ways he was a typical English country gentleman, but when he arrived in Russia
Philips Price was swept up in the excitement of one of the greatest stories ever told - the October Revolution of 1917. Narrator JOHN BOTT
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Graham
Narrator: John Bott
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Philips Price: Michael Cochrane
Foreign Secretary/Archduke: Geoffrey Collins
Tory MP/Colonel: Michael Jenner
John Reed: William Hope

: The Birdstuffers of the Old Shop

Lord Rothschild and the curator of the Cairo Museum both commissioned the firm of 'James Sheals, Naturalist and Taxidermist' to provide specimens for their collections. The Sheals were counted among the best in Europe at their craft and their taxidermy business survived in Belfast until 1929. Sean Rafferty traces the reasons for the Victorian fondness for stuffed birds and animals, and examines the significance of the contribution made by the Sheals family to natural history.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)


Producer: Chris Spurr

: Great Gardens

Although she died over 50 years ago, the influence of Gertrude Jekyll on garden design continues to grow. Chris Serle has been not only to gardens designed by Miss Jekyll
(Hestercombe, Somerset), but also to others where the Jekyll influence is strong (Tintinhull, Somerset and Great Dixter, East Sussex) to ask why the work of 'Aunt Bumps', as she was affectionately known by her nieces and nephews, is so important today.
Producer JOHN BELL
HELPLINES: page 63


Unknown: Gertrude Jekyll
Unknown: Chris Serle
Designed By: Miss Jekyll
Producer: John Bell

: Pennine Perspective

The last programme of the series in which Phil Smith explores the remoter reaches of the North Yorkshire Pennines to look at life from the viewpoint of people who live and work there.
6: Bill Mitchell - Dalesman Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Bill Mitchell

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: A Book at Bedtime

Five stories
3: Tough Men

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Enjoying Opera Six programmes presented by MONTY HALTRECHT 2: Voice Over 'The great voice coming over beautifully, easily, subduing an 80- or 100-piece orchestra' - that, according to LORD HAREWOOD. is the special thrill of opera. And the thrill for the singer? 'Like hitting a golf ball - the sheer bewilderment that the ball can go so far' says operatic bass ROBERT LLOYD. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN


Bass: Robert Lloyd.

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 The Romantic Poets.
11.50 AD 2025: A New Xanadu.

: Soundings

A series of religious documentaries
Heresy and Romanism Rosemary Hartill examines the background to the rise of the Fundamentalist
Protestantism of The Rev Ian Paisley in Ulster.
Written and produced by ERNEST REA
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY


Unknown: Romanism Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Ian Paisley
Produced By: Ernest Rea
Editor: John Newbury

: News

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