Programme Index

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Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; 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; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam
Editor:
Alastair Osborne

The Weather is So Changeable by NORA WINDRIDGE
Read by Douglas Leach
She dreams the sunshine. In her dreams the sky is blue, air warm, cedar and spice and sandalwood ...
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)

Contributors

Read By:
Douglas Leach
Producer:
Pamela Howe

Sir John Betjeman the Poet Laureate introduces and reads with Jill Balcon and Gary Watson love poetry including:
Robert Browning The Laboratory Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee
Thomas Hardy The Ruined Maid W. B. Yeats John Kinsella 's Lament for Miss Mary Moore
Philip Larkin An Arundel Tomb Recorded before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London Producer GEORGE MACBETH

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir John Betjeman
Unknown:
Jill Balcon
Unknown:
Gary Watson
Unknown:
Robert Browning
Unknown:
Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown:
Annabel Lee
Unknown:
Thomas Hardy
Unknown:
W. B. Yeats John Kinsella
Unknown:
Miss Mary Moore
Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Producer:
George MacBeth

Presenter George Luce
Hearts and Flowers: ANDY PRICE takes a quizzical look at Valentine's Day.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Write to You and Yours, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Presenter:
George Luce

from 2.0 Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Love Scots Style: for Valentine's Day.
2.0-2.2 News
Dear Green Place: Glasgow's 800 years.
My Kind of Life: by an agoraphobic.
AID Babies: a legal viewpoint.
Centre for Scots: in the heart of London.
MICHAEL KITCHEN reads Billy Liar (10)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Marquis
Unknown:
Billy Liar

by Barrie Keeffe
'In Australia you'd get a turkey the size of a kangaroo and still have change out of £3.'
Uncle Jack, just back from four years in Australia, is a big success story - according to himself. But things are not quite what they seem, as some of the family gradually find out.

Contributors

Writer:
Barrie Keeffe
Producer:
Piers Plowright
Jack:
John Hollis
Alan:
Keith Washington
Shirley:
Emily Richard
Jane:
Lynette McMorrough
Grandma:
Katherine Parr
Grandpa:
Basil Lord
Vi:
Hazel Coppen
Nobby:
Alan Thompson
Rose:
Olwen Griffiths
Barman:
Sean Arnold
Deckchair man:
Jack Carr
Policeman:
Derek Birch

Archive Goonery selected at random
The Childe Harolde Rewarde Harry Secombe , Peter Sellers Spike Milligan
With MAX (;ELDRAY
THE RAY ELLINGTON QUARTET
WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Announcer WALLACE GREENSLADE Script by SPIKE MILLIGAN
Producer JOHN BROWELL (1958)

Contributors

Unknown:
Harolde Rewarde
Unknown:
Harry Secombe
Unknown:
Peter Sellers
Unknown:
Spike Milligan
Unknown:
Wally Stott
Announcer:
Wallace Greenslade
Script By:
Spike Milligan
Producer:
John Browell

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Written By:
Keith Miles
Dan Archer:
Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer:
June Spencer
Jennifer Macy:
Angela Piper
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Pat Archer:
Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer:
Norman Painting
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Shula Archer:
Judy Bennett
Christine:
Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran:
Anne Cullen
Woolley:
Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks:
Alan Devereux
Polly Perks:
Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley:
Julia Mark
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Haydn Evans:
Charles Williams
Adamson:
Richard Carrington
George Barford:
Graham Roberts
Maggie Price:
Rachel Newman

A spontaneous discussion by Russell Braddon Sylvia Synu
Magnus Magnusson Dr Mark Hughes , MP
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Northumberland
IRptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Braddon
Unknown:
Sylvia Synu
Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
Dr Mark Hughes
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Michael Bowen

DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.
Script by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH ALASTAIR BEATON and others Producer JOHN LLOYD

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jason
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Bill McGuffie
Script By:
Colin Bostock-Smith
Script By:
Alastair Beaton
Producer:
John Lloyd

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