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Presenter Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV MICHAEL SMITH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Michael Smith
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

A selection of plays from the series Just Before Midnight

Lally Bowers and Nigel Stock in Thank You for Your Support
by MARTYN READ
From Laetitia Plum.
'Dear Sir, I should be much obliged if you would send me: one pair of your surgical stockings plus your Oo-la-la from France.'
Directed by PETER KING

The Siege
by PETER TlNNISWOOD
'We have a slight problem on our hands here. It seems your husband has barricaded himself in the marital home, refuses to come out and is now taking pot shots at all and sundry. We want you to talk to him.' 'Oh dear....'
Directed by TONY CLIFF
BBC Manchester

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Lally Bowers
Unknown:
Nigel Stock
Unknown:
Laetitia Plum
Directed By:
Peter King
Unknown:
Peter Tlnniswood
Directed By:
Tony Cliff
Laetitia Plum:
Lally Bowers
Colonel Foskett:
Nigel Stock
Arthur Trumpington:
Ellis Dale
The Rev Wilfred Lupin:
John Bott
Bishop:
Roger Hammond
Narrator:
Gordon Reid
Inspector Stubbins:
Malcolm Hebden
Mrs Sidlow:
Eileen Derbyshire

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Carmen Callil , publisher and Managing Director of Virago Press
Saving in the High Street: (3) The Trustee Savings Banks.
East of the Wall: ANNE MACNAMARA reports on a ,trip behind the Iron
Curtain.
' Which ' Way's Best? TONY BARNFIELD investigates the Consumers' Association.
Daughters of the Vicar (2) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Carmen Callil
Unknown:
Bestr Tony Barnfield

The Balloons byVERNA ALEXANDER
Paris 1808. A crowd waits eagerly to witness an unprecedented event. The urbane De GrandprS and his young antagonist, Le Pique, climb into their respective hot air balloons in order to resolve their differences.
Music devised and performed by STEPHEN DEUTSCH , BARRY GUY and DONALD ELLMAN
Directed by LIANE AUKIN

Contributors

Unknown:
Verna Alexander
Unknown:
De Grandprs
Unknown:
Stephen Deutsch
Unknown:
Barry Guy
Unknown:
Donald Ellman
Directed By:
Liane Aukin
De Grandprg:
Michael Jayston
Le Pique:
Christopher Good
Georges:
John Bott
De La Tour:
Charles Lewsen
Alicia:
Lolly Cockerell
HeurtelOUp:
Leonard Fenton
Theatre manager:
Michael McStay
Reporter:
John Bull

from Salisbury Cathedral Responses (Reading)
Psalms: 27-29 (Hopkins, Camidge, Garrett)
Canticles (Wood in F: Collegium Regale)
Readings: Genesis 32, vv 3-30; Galatians 6. vv 1-18 Anthem: 0 God, thou hast cast us out (Purcell) Choir directed by COLIN WALSH
Organ scholar ADRIAN LUCAS BBC Bristol

Contributors

Directed By:
Colin Walsh
Unknown:
Adrian Lucas

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.5t Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
Susannah Simons
Presented By:
Robert Williams

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SIIRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Unknown:
Tony Siiryane
Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Ian Wallace
Unknown:
Denis Norden
Producer:
Bobby Jaye

Action Desk Edition
In which the Checkpoint team takes on bureaucracy and business to solve listeners' problems, Presented by Vincent Kane
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
HELP! page 16

Contributors

Presented By:
Vincent Kane

In the first of two programmes, Dr Christopher Andrew describes the evolution of the British Secret Service. 1: 1900-1918
How Ray Raymond unmasked the Beccles spy-ring, how ' C ' lost his leg, and how Captain Payne-Best outfoxed the wily Hun with pigeons, balloons and knitting-patterns. Producer
PETER EVERETT BBC
Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Christopher Andrew
Unknown:
Ray Raymond
Unknown:
Peter Everett

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