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with John Tiinpson and LIBBY PURVES
6.45 Prayer for the Day with GAI EATON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tiinpson
Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Gai Eaton
Read By:
Colin Doran

Being the ponderous ped allings of Tom Vernon from Muswell Hill to the Mediterraneanandwhat befell him in the land of the French.
Part The First (of 6): Fair stood his windfor France....Hero Held a How our Hero Held a sceptical Dialogue with a Medical Practitioner: His
Fitting by a Bicycle
Tailor: His Taking of Ship and His Observations of an Attendant upon Human Cupidity; His Arrival mm counter with the Local
Beverage; and How He was Expected to Bicycle upon the Waters.
Producer joy HATWOOD

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Vernon
Producer:
Joy Hatwood

Richard Stilgoe invites you to attend two dinner parties in the company of Katcha Invereje Richard Myrers
Nesta Tables and Chester Drawerscold
The menu includes mango soup, mink icecroute and marrow ice-cream.
Producer NICK HUGHES

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Stilgoe
Unknown:
Chester Drawerscold
Producer:
Nick Hughes

A comedy by Christopher and Jane Wood
Starring Gwen Watford and Anton Rodgers as Janet and Richard Baxter who keep a discreet eye on things when their children have a party.
With Nigel Lambert, Sheila Steafel, Richard Gibson, Sylvestra le Touzel, David Parfitt.
(Gwen Watford is in "Bodies" at the Ambassadors Theatre; Anton Rodgers in "Songbook" at the Globe Theatre, London)

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Writer:
Christopher Wood
Writer:
Jane Wood
Director:
Geoffrey Perkins
Janet Baxter:
Gwen Watford
Richard Baxter:
Anton Rodgers
[Actor]:
Nigel Lambert
[Actress]:
Sheila Steafel
[Actor]:
Richard Gibson
[Actress]:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
[Actor]:
David Parfitt

with Sue MacGregor
In many ways the Japanese are very similar to the British. Both are Island races, both have hereditary rulers and both depend on manufacturing for export. And we both drive on the left! Made in Japan: a report by LIZ MARDALL and PETER ESTALL.
And also: items made In Britain - WENDY GREEN -cross; and Women and Work (4).
The Ginger Tree (11)

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Mardall
Unknown:
Peter Estall.
Unknown:
Wendy Green

A Desperate Hour
A comedy by JOHN GRAHAM Two criminals on the run from the police decide to lie low in an ordinary family house, holding the occupants hostage.... after all Humphrey Bogart did it in The Desperate Hour8.
However, what appears simple on film is seldom so In real life, particularly if the occupants of the house are not as ordinary as it would first appear.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Norman Rodway is a member of the RSC)

Contributors

Comedy By:
John Graham
Unknown:
Humphrey Bogart
Directed By:
Glyn Dearman
Directed By:
Norman Rodway
The Police: Chief Con Norman Make peace:
Norman Rodway
Det-Sgt Brian Benskin:
Alan Downer
WPC Annabelle Robey:
Sarah Maywell
Insp Groves:
Brian Haines
Sgt Thorogood:
Gordon Bulieu
The Criminals:Snelgrove:
Jack May
The Criminals:O'Connor:
David Kelly
Others involved::
Ruth Makepeace
Others involved::
Jennifer Piercet
Sarah Nelson:
Jenny Twigge

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions Introduced by David Jacobs. Producer
CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Jacobs.
Unknown:
Carole Stone.

Andrew by ALAN TOWERS Read by Douglas Blackwell
'Now life was predictable, in everything except time. They both felt like that; not just Andrew.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Towers
Read By:
Douglas Blackwell
Producer:
Jane Marshall
on BBC Radio 4 FM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Susannah Simons
Unknown:
Robert Williams

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Semi-Final 13: Scotland Peterhead Academy v West of England Bishop Fox's Girls' School, Taunton
Questionmasters Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Gudgin
Unknown:
Paddy Feeny

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by WILLIAM SMETHUST Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By:
William Smethust
Actor:
Doris Archer
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Philip Archer:
Norman Painting
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Shula Archer:
Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley:
Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel:
Jack May
Mrs Perkins:
Pauline Seville
Sid Perks:
Alan Devereux
Jethro Larkin:
George Hart
Clarric Larkin:
Heather Bell
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Eva Lenz:
Hedll Niklaus
PC Coverdale:
Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone:
Sara Coward
TERRY:
Cartwrigiit (guitar)

with Peter Porter
The day's grown old
The fourth in a series of six programmes which take their theme from a line of poetry.
Readers Peter Wickham and Philip Voss
Producer ALEC REID

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Porter
Readers:
Peter Wickham
Readers:
Philip Voss
Producer:
Alec Reid

leader BRENDAN RIEN conducted by Sir Charles Groves
Joseph Kalichstein (piano) direct from the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
Part 1 Symphony No 75, Franck Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

Contributors

Leader:
Brendan Rien
Conducted By:
Sir Charles Groves
Piano:
Joseph Kalichstein
Unknown:
Franck Symphonic Varia

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