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: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Kead by DAVID HITCHINSON 7-?5*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: David Hitchinson

: Mother of all the Behans

Part 3

: News

: Midweek Libby Purves



Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: The State of the Vatican

five documentary reports y Bernard Jackson
1: Crossroads of Christendom
The Vatican is always in the news: the Pope gives an address to the crowds assembled in St Peter 's Square; an Italian banker with Papal connections goes to London and is found hanged; in St Peter 's Square there is an assassination attempt on the Pope himself.... What really lies behind the Visible face of the Holy See? And how did the Vatican become the tiny but controversial state that it is today?


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: St Peter
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Morning Story

Mission Control: Hannibal One by LEN DEIGHTON
Read by Gabriel Woolf


Unknown: Len Deighton
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM. p 114; Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (BBC HB 327);
Psalm 47; Ruth 1, v 22-2, v 7; Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271) Stereo

: The Plain People

A Portrait of the Amish

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith Allan goes in search of a threatened tradition, the village shop, and in Cambo, Northumberland, meets shopkeepers
Bess and Bill Godwin Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Bill Godwin
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Lord Jim

by JOSEPH CONRAD dramatised for radio m six episodes by KEITH DARVILL with Episode 1
Perhaps it was indeed an act of God that had brought disaster to the SS Patna. From the moment the mysterious and horrifying cable reached the Harbour
Master's Office, the waterside talked of nothing else and an inquiry was set up. Would it, however, discover anything of Jim's tortured soul?


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Jim: Simon Treves
Marlow: And David March
Patna skipper: Bernard Brown
Onslow: John Hollis
Avondale captain: David Sinclalr
Brierly: Clifford Norgate
Ruthvel: Brian Smith
Dr McReath: Robin Summers
Chandler: Christopher Douglas
Lady Wibberley: Narissa Knights

: The World at One News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Imtiaz to the Rescue

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: singer and actress, Toyah Willcox
Serial: Murder, Mr Mosley (3)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Mr Mosley

: The Afternoon Play

Hugh McAnnally and Shamus Byrne were once schoolboy chums in Ulster and used to go fishing and 'fogging' orchards forapples. Now Hugh is a GP and Shamus a terrorist who falls through his door looking for treatment and shelter. Should Hugh help?
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Arthur Deeny
Unknown: Hugh McAnnally
Unknown: Shamus Byrne
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Shamus: Derek Halligan
Hugh: John Hewitt
Sile/Boy Hughie: Alne McCartney
Sgt Bennett/Mr Thompson: Mark Mulholland
Capt Hatton/TV announcer: John Keyes
Boy Shamie: Richard Addison

: Time for Verse

Greek Myths
A series of six programmes compiled and presented by Alexis Lykiard
4: Doomed Lovers-Hero and Leander
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Presented By: Alexis Lykiard
Readers: Gwen Cherrell
Readers: Robin Summers
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Operatic Encounters

Edward Downes raises the curtain on some unexpected aspects of his work in opera. 2: On Tour
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Edward Downes

: Books of the Century

Presented by Derek Parker
This week, Claire Rayner talks about Kenneth Grahame 's The Wind in the Willows. Reader BRIAN SMITH


Presented By: Derek Parker
Talks: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Reader: Brian Smith
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Story Time

The Age of Illusion 5: Fall From Grace

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical panel game in which John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Origins

Wine for the Barbarians
'The men that tread the grapes must get into the press, having scrupulously cleaned their feet. None of them must eat or drink while in the press, nor must they climb in and out frequently. It is also proper to have the presses fumigated, either with frankincense or with some other sweet odour.'
In a series of four programmes Malcolm Billings and Barry Cunliffe trace the route of the Roman wine trade from the villa estates of Tuscany to an Iron Age settlement in Dorset. 1: Italy
BBC Bristol (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Reader: Hugh Dickson

: Forbidden Knowledge

Bob Couttie continues his explorations into the paranormal.
4: Psychic Playground
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bob Couttie
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Music from the People

8: The Song Makers
The folk movement in the 50s looked beyond the songs of rural England to include industrial song, which had been virtually ignored by the early collectors. With Ewan MacColl
Cyril Tawney , Vin Garbutt
John Tarns and Ralph McTell Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Cyril Tawney
Unknown: Vin Garbutt
Unknown: John Tarns
Unknown: Ralph McTell
Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: The Flower of the Flock?

Between 1870 and 1930 nearly 100,000 children were sent from here to Canada by philanthropists like Dr Barnardo.
Some of them were orphans, some from poor families and others were the 'gutter-snipes' that Dickens wrote about - but to the Canadian farmers they were all the same, an extra pair of hands. Children as young as 8 or 9 were used as servants, some would say slaves - and they grew up in a world full of loneliness and hardship. Was this the better future that Barnardo and others had imagined for the 'Flower of their Flock'?
Robert Beatty tells the story of the Home Children, with the help of the children themselves. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Robert Beatty

: The Cambridge Buskers

Michael Copley and Dag Ingram and their busking guests The Chuckerbutty Ocarina Quartet
Additional material JOHN LANGDON Producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(First broadcast on Radio 2) Stereo


Unknown: Michael Copley
Unknown: Dag Ingram
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Irish Arts Week

Derek Hill at Home
Thirty years ago, enchanted by its position on a lake where it is surrounded by mountains and huge trees, Derek Hill bought St Columb's, his home at Church Hill in Donegal.
Today it houses his massive collection of paintings and objects from all over the world, gathered throughout his own distinguished career as an artist. Now he has handed St Columb's over to the Irish nation and converted his studio stables into a gallery where part of his collection is permanently on show.
Sean Rafferty travelled to
Donegal to meet Derek Hill. Producer KATHRYN PORTER
(First broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Derek Hill
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Derek Hill.
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: A Book at Bedtime

Lady Addle Remembers (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Roger Fry
11.50 Education Bulletin


Unknown: Roger Fry

: Diversions

Many singers of the operatic stage and concert platform have been tempted by the popular music repertoire. Only a few weeks ago Jessye Norman took time off from performances at Covent Garden to autograph copies of her latest LP, a collection of songs by Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. In the first of six late-night programmes Derek Lewis , the BBC's Gramophone Librarian, introduces recordings of Joan Sutherland , John McCormack , Leontyne Price, Birgit Nilsson , Beverley Sills and others from their explorations of popular song.


Unknown: Jessye Norman
Songs By: Jerome Kern
Songs By: Cole Porter.
Unknown: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: John McCormacK
Unknown: Birgit Nilsson
Unknown: Beverley Sills
Producer: Alan Haydock

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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