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Introduced by Barry Norman and Desmond Lynam
Including at 6.55 and 7.55
Weather and programme news.
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50.

Contributors

Introduced By:
Barry Norman
Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam

Clouds of Witness by DOROTHY L. SAYERS : adapted in eight episodes by PETER JONES and TANIA LIEVEN starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter and Peter Jones as Bunter in 7: The Barometer Falls
Producer SIMON BRETT

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown:
Peter Jones
Unknown:
Tania Lieven
Unknown:
Ian Carmichael
Unknown:
Peter Jones
Producer:
Simon Brett
Insp Parker:
Gabriel Woolf
Lady Mary Wimsey:
Maria Aitken
Sir Impey Biggs:
Brian Oulton
Mrs Grimethorpe:
Elizabeth Proud
Freddy Arbuthnot:
Nigel Lambert
Sir Wigmore Wrinching:
Garard Green
Grimethorpe/Fleming:
Bill Wallis
Jake:
David Sinclair
Benson:
John Forrest

By Elvi Rhodes, Read by Wendy Craig
Were I in one of those old Hollywood films... or even a civilised television play. I would have a telephone with a cord so long that I could transport it three times round the room and halfway up the garden... It would never get entangled with the hall chair as the GPO's meagre bit of wire is doing right now...

Contributors

Writer:
Elvi Rhodes
Read By:
Wendy Craig

Susan Hampshire discusses with DEREK JONE 'S her interest in wildlife and its conservation, and chooses some wildlife recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives.
Producer JOHN BURTON (Bristol)

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Jone
Producer:
John Burton

Last Exit from Tooting by JEREMY BISHOP and DEREK CUNNINGHAM
'Squasher' Jarvis Is to be released from prison - to the fear and consternation of his former partners in crime.
Producer MARTIN JENKINS

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Bishop
Unknown:
Derek Cunningham
Producer:
Martin Jenkins
Warder:
Sean Arnold
Squasher:
Geoffrey Matthews
Governor:
Alan Dudley
Lenny:
Philip Davis
Customer:
Sean Arnold
MiCk:
John Baddeley
VIC:
Nigel Lambert
Tommy:
Malcolm Hayes
Nurse:
Madeleine Cemm

Presenter Nancy Wise
Roll Up! Roll Up! Interested in setting up a stall to sell your surplus vegetables, the dress you've grown out of. the pot you made at evening class? ANN ROBSON spells out the legal steps.

Contributors

Unknown:
Ann Robson

Presenter Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
NadineGordimer. prize-winning South African writer,
2.0-2.2 News
Geese. Lambs. Ducks, Pigs, Cattle: ELIZABETH DOWNING rears a selection of animals which make her family almost self-sufficient.
The Discerning Tourist at Home: an eye-opening report from MAEVE BINCHY.
Focal Point: a magazine round-up of news from the world of science.
Mother Knew Best by DOROTHY SCANNELL read by BRENDA BRUCE (3)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy Scannell
Read By:
Brenda Bruce

by Bram Stoker adapted for radio by Eric Macdonald
There he lay looking as If youth had been half renewed, the cheeks were fuller and the white Skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. He lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with repletion ...
Other parts Pat Keen, Jim McManus, Madeleine Cemm
Producer Glyn Dearman

Contributors

Writer:
Bram Stoker
Dramatiser:
Eric MacDonald
Producer:
Glyn Dearman
Dracula:
David March
Mina:
Frances Jeater
Lucy:
Rosalind Shanks
Jonathan Harker:
Michael Harbour
Female vampire:
Kate Coleridge
Arthur Seward:
Christopher Good
Captain:
Malcolm Hayes
Olgaren/Warder:
Andrew Sachs
Van Helsing:
Aubrey Woods
Other parts:
Pat Keen
Other parts:
Jim McManus
Other parts:
Madeleine Cemm

Announcers hat'e gone to pot ... BBC standards are slipping Idistinctly heard a split infinitive on the air this morning
David Lloyd James investigates some persistent complaints and misconceptions of the broadcast English of today and yesterday.
Producer DENYS GUEROULT

Contributors

Unknown:
David Lloyd James
Producer:
Denys Gueroult

The questions and Ideas you send discussed this week by Renee Houston , Eileen Fowler AndreeMelly. Sheila Van Damm In the chair Anona Winn
Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer JOHN BRIDGES
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Renee Houston
Unknown:
Eileen Fowler
Unknown:
Sheila van Damm
Unknown:
Anona Winn
Unknown:
Ian Messiter
Producer:
John Bridges

British Comediennes
With songs. sketches and Jokes from
HERMIONE BADDELEY
JEANNE DE CASALIS, PAT COOMBS GRACIE FIELDS, FLORRIE FORDE HERMIONE GINGOLD
JOYCE GRENFELL. SHEILA HANCOCK IRENE HANDL , BEATRICE LILLIE MARIE LLOYD , TESSIE OSHEA
BERYL REID , ETHEL REVNELL and GRACIE WEST. SUZETTE TARRI
VESTA VICTORIA, NELLIE WALLACE ELSIE and DORIS WATERS
Introduced by Nan Winton Producer JOHN CASSELS

Contributors

Unknown:
Hermione Baddeley
Unknown:
Pat Coombs
Unknown:
Florrie Forde
Unknown:
Hermione Gingold
Unknown:
Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown:
Sheila Hancock
Unknown:
Irene Handl
Unknown:
Beatrice Lillie
Unknown:
Marie Lloyd
Unknown:
Tessie Oshea
Unknown:
Beryl Reid
Unknown:
Ethel Revnell
Unknown:
Nellie Wallace
Introduced By:
Nan Winton
Producer:
John Cassels

A Man In the House by HENRY JAMES : dramatised by BUCH BURDEN from the short story The Third Person with Noel Hood , Jeanne Watts and Hugh Burden as Henry James (Details as Thursday 3.S pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry James
Dramatised By:
Buch Burden
Unknown:
Noel Hood
Unknown:
Jeanne Watts
Unknown:
Hugh Burden
Unknown:
Henry James

P. J. Kavanagh invites
Angela Huth. Arthur Marshall and Anthony Quinton to test their literary wits.
Reader TIMOTHY KIGHTLEY
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)

Contributors

Unknown:
J. Kavanagh
Unknown:
Angela Huth.
Unknown:
Arthur Marshall
Unknown:
Anthony Quinton
Producer:
Pamela Howe

Some personal impressions, thoughts and opinions of country life as observed through the eyes and ears of Percy Edwards , the countryman whose unique talents have made his name synonymous with the life and sounds of the countryside. His guest is Erie Morecambe , friend and fellow birdwatcher. Producer JOHN FAWCETTWILSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Percy Edwards
Unknown:
Erie Morecambe
Producer:
John Fawcettwilson

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