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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by Handel Jones BBC Wales

: Today

Presenters Sue MacGregor and Michael Stewart
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Unknown: Michael Stewart
Read By: Clive Roslin
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Clive Roslin


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Bellman and True

Part 6

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of unpredictable and lively conversation from the personalities who will be in the news this week. Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Morning Story

Biffo and the Bowser Written and read by Andy Smith


Read By: Andy Smith
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1;
Rejoice! the Lord is King (BBC HB 128); Psalm 119, w 33-40; Acts 9, w 36-43; Lord, it belongs not to my care (BBC HB355) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers Gone with the Wiz (2) With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL shilling
11.20 Let's Move!
2: The Hare and the Tortoise written by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Word Games One Waggly Walrus by SANDY BROWNJOHN
11.50 Poetry Corner
2: Dilly, Dilly, Piccalilli by CYNTHIA MITCHELL


Written By: Kate Harrison
Unknown: Sandy Brownjohn
Unknown: Cynthia Mitchell

: Down the Severn

: Poetry Plelsel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers ANGELA DOWN and GARARD GREEN


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers. John Howard presents and lends a sympathetic ear to your phone comments and queries on [number removed]. Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls some of the places he has visited and the people he has met in a quarter of a century of jaunting.
This week: America


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Animal Friends Presented by Susanna Dawson Where Can An Elephant Hide? by DAVID MCPHAIL Storyteller Johnny Morris Script by SUE limb
2.5 Playtime Presented by JUDY BENNETT With PETER MCGOWAN
2.20 Introducing Science The Air We Breathe Unit 1, Programme 1
2.40 Noticeboard A look at radiovision for teachers in secondary schools Presenter TONY BARNFIELD
2.45 Radio Club TIMMY MALLETT and the Radio Club team bring you more items of interest for 8-12-year-olds


Presented By: Susanna Dawson
Script By: Sue Limb
Presented By: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Peter McGowan
Presenter: Tony Barnfield

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Liz Mardall
Birds in Autumn: 'on lonely river-mud, a heron along....' A celebration in words and sounds of the beauty and pathos of autumn birds.
The Fall of the Sparrow (14) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Liz Mardall
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Afternoon Theatre

I Have Been Here Before by J. B PRIESTLEY

: Curious Corners

A series of five programmes which take a look inside some of Britain's more unlikely houses.
3: Marjorie Lofthouse talks to Arthur Quarmby about his house, built almost entirely underground in Yorkshire. Producer ELAINE BEDELL BBC Birmingham


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Arthur Quarmby
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Story Time

Stepping Westward by MALCOLM BRADBURY abridged in 13 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Robert Powell (1)
James Walker is a dispirited young novelist living a drab life in a grey city. Life takes a sudden lurch when he is appointed Fellow of Creative Writing at an American university and discovers that there is more to the uninhibited campus lifestyle of the 60s than meets the eye. Producer ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Robert Powell
Read By: James Walker
Producer: Alfred Bradley

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton continued on VHFjFM 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Quote... Unquote


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Strictly Instrumental

John Lill talks to
Margaret Howard about his musical life and plays records of some of the musicians who have influenced him.
'I was immensely impressed by the playing of Claudio Arrau. I think he has taught me possibly more than anybody else'.


Talks: John Lill
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Claudio Arrau.
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Monday Play

Trotsky Was My Father by BERNARD KOPS
A widowed Jewish woman, tired of life and love, builds a fantasy world in which her mother was the mistress of Trotsky.
While staying in a bizarre boarding house in a dreadful seaside resort, her fantasy world begins to catch up with her.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON (Repeated: Sunday 2.30 pm) Stereo
(John Bennett is in 'On Your Toes' at the Palace Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Bennett
Sonia: Doreen Mantle
Leo: John Bennett
Max: Wolfe Morris
Marcus: Clive Panto
Zena: Paula Jacobs
Harry: Peter Baldwin
Rita: Maggie McCarthy
Jocasta: Eva Haddon
James: Colin Starkey

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer DANIEL DODD Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Daniel Dodd
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

Stars and Bars (6)

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHFIFM until 11.0


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Study on 4

The last of four programmes on language disorders DAVID CRYSTAL looks at what stammering is, what causes it and what can be done for people who find the condition a handicap. with LENA RUSTIN and PEGGY DALTON Producer ALAN WILDING


Unknown: Lena Rustin
Unknown: Peggy Dalton
Producer: Alan Wilding

: The Financial World Tonight

It's the week when the world's bankers hold their annual jamboree - the meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. From Washington, John Roberts reports.


Unknown: John Roberts

: Music at Night

Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring)
rrzHAK PERLMAN (violin)


Violin: Rrzhak Perlman

: Open University

11.30 Control of Education.
11.50 Music interlude.

: News

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography Home or Away
12.30 Population Teachers' programme
12.50 Mexico City (RV) Written and presented by ASTLEY JONES


Presented By: Astley Jones

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