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Presented by Brian Redhead and LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With THE REV R. T. BROOKS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by CHRISTOPHER SLADE
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Presented By:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
R. T. Brooks
Read By:
Christopher Slade

In six programmes, Derek Cooper visits just a few of the 1,000-plus inhabited islands that make up the British Isles. He talks to the islanders and reflects on life-styles often very different from that experienced on the mainland. 5: Guernsey
The most westerly of the Channel Islands, Guernsey was once a haven for pirates. Today it takes in UK tax evaders and earns the rest of its money from tourists and tomatoes.
Producer jock GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Cooper

poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by p J. Kavanagh
Readers Gary Watsoa and Sheila Mitchell
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Requests: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only

Contributors

Readers:
J. Kavanagh
Readers:
Gary Watsoa
Readers:
Sheila Mitchell
Producer:
Brian Patten

including Job News and MOLLY PRICE-OWEN with World of Work: ideas on careers and training.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
Editor DAVID HARDING
HELP! page 23

Contributors

Unknown:
Molly Price-Owen
Unknown:
Bill Breckon
Editor:
David Harding

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 2: London (2) Philip Stevens (Civil servant) James McLeod
(Industrial consultant)
Andrew Turek (Solicitor) Roger Luther (Evangelist) Including Beat the Brains. in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Philip Stevens
Unknown:
James McLeod
Unknown:
Andrew Turek
Unknown:
Roger Luther
Unknown:
John P. Wynn.
Unknown:
Ian Gillies
Producer:
Richard Edis

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
On Holiday in Britain (2): BERNARD JACKSON Visits Shropshire and discovers how it has changed since Norman days.
Life with John: JENNY PEARCE has twin sons, one of whom is autistic. Stepsons by ROBERT LIDDELL abridged in 11 parti by ANN REES-JONES Read by Nigel Anthony fl)
' Elsa had been brought up to be a good wife and mother, and it looked as if no place were going to be offered her in that overcrowded profession. Her reading tended towards books in which the heroine was rewarded. late in the day, by being asked to comfort some life-worn man. Could Oswald Faringdon be the life-worn man whom it was her mission to comfort? '
(Music: Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
(Nigel Anthony is Hornblower in The Hornblower Story: Tues 10.30 pm)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Bernard Jackson
Unknown:
Jenny Pearce
Unknown:
Robert Liddell
Read By:
Nigel Anthony
Editor:
Wyn Knowles
Unknown:
Nigel Anthony

Public School
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject. with the voices of: Peter Sellers , Tony Hancock. John Cleese Joyce Grenfell. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT. Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Peter Sellers
Unknown:
Tony Hancock.
Unknown:
John Cleese
Unknown:
Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown:
Peter Cook
Unknown:
Dudley Moore
Written By:
Frank Muir
Written By:
Simon Brett.
Producer:
Geoffrey Perkins

by IVAN TURGENEV translated and dramatised by JOAN O'CONNOR with Simon Cadell Rosalind Ayres John Carson and Hugh Dickson
Vladimir was only 18 when he first fell in love, but the memory of that love stayed with him all his life. He was teased. he was encouraged, and he was used with a ruthlessness which he couldn't begin to understand.
Music for guitar arranged and played by ERIC HILL JOHN FRASER (piano)
Technical presentation by DAVID GREENWOOD
Directed by JANE MORGAN

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Joan O'Connor
Unknown:
Simon Cadell
Unknown:
Rosalind Ayres
Unknown:
John Carson
Unknown:
Hugh Dickson
Unknown:
Eric Hill
Piano:
John Fraser
Presentation By:
David Greenwood
Directed By:
Jane Morgan
Vladimir Voldemar:
Simon Cadell
Maria Voldemar:
Penelope Lee
Piotr Voldemar:
Hugh Dickson
Fyodor:
Alan Mason
Vonifaty:
John Bott
Princess Zasyekina:
Antonia Pemberton
Zinaida:
Rosalind Ayres
Bielovzorov:
Brian Carroll
Philipp:
William Nichy
Count Malievsky:
Michael Cochrane
Dr Lushin:
John Carson
Captain Nirmatsky:
Michael McStay
Maidanov:
Philip Sully

In six programmes. Phil Smith explores the relationship between the Pennine landscape and the people in it.
5: Cain's Kingdom
Across the dark moorland of the Brontes - and beyond.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester
(The final programme is on 24 March)

Contributors

Unknown:
Phil Smith

The Aran Islands by J. M. SYNGE abridged in ten parts by SAM HANNA BELL Read by Robert Urquhart (1)
' I am in Aranmor, sitting over a turf fire, listening to a murmur of Gaelic that is rising from a little public house under my room.'
The Aran Islands lie about 30 miles west of Galway, and in 1898 Synge visited the principal island to record the sayings. stories and the strange life of its inhabitants.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
J. M. Synge
Unknown:
Sam Hanna
Read By:
Robert Urquhart
Producer:
Maurice Leitch

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