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Presenter John Timpson with Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV ALEC GILMORE
7.6, 8 0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Hugh Sykes
Unknown:
Alec Gilmore
Read By:
Pauline Bushnell

Northanger Abbey by JANE AUSTEN
Read in 15 parts by JOANNA DAVID
6: Misunderstandings
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY (Joanna David is in The Monday Play at 7.50 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jane Austen
Unknown:
Joanna David
Producer:
Jenyth Worsley
Producer:
Joanna David

Presented by Dannie Abse Readers MARTIN JARVIS and JANET CLARK
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Presented By:
Dannie Abse
Presented By:
Readers Martin Jarvis
Presented By:
Janet Clark
Producer:
Brian Patten

with Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (8):
MARY BERRY demonstrates the art of making Christmas pudding.
At' Home with Otters: JEANNE WAYRE talks to PAMELA DONALD.
Entertainment Round-up: TONY BARNFIELD reporting. A Marriage Made in Heaven: FRENA BLOOMFIELD attendsanunusualceremony in Hong Kong.
.The Opportunity of a Lifetime by EMMA SMITH abridged in 15 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by PENELOPE LEE (15) (Music: Moody's Quintet for Harmonica and String Quartet) Editor WYN KNOWLES : long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Berry
Talks:
Jeanne Wayre
Unknown:
Pamela Donald.
Unknown:
Tony Barnfield
Unknown:
Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By:
Penelope Lee
Editor:
Wyn Knowles
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presenters Gordon Clougb and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presenters:
Gordon Clougb
Presenters:
Joan Bakewell
Editor:
Derek Lewis

JEFFREY ARCHER 'S novel dramatised for radio in seven parts by BETTY DAVIES
Narrator Jeffrey Archer 7: Boston
Four men have managed to retrieve the greater part of the million dollars conned from them by American millionaire Harvey Metcalfe. One of the four-Lord James Brigsley - has yet to come up with his plan to get back the remainder. His attention has been concentrated on persuading the beautiful Anne Summerton to marry him. Successful at'last, he discovers to his horror that his future father-in-law is also his prospective victim.
Clergyman .... PATRICK BARR Major-domo...BRIAN. HAINES Guest AMANDA MURRAY Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Repeated: Tours 10.2 am) (Francis Matthews is in ' Middle Age Spread ', the Apollo Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeffrey Archer
Unknown:
Betty Davies
Narrator:
Jeffrey Archer
Unknown:
Patrick Barr
Unknown:
Amanda Murray
Directed By:
Glyn Dearman
Unknown:
Francis Matthews
s Harvey Metcalfe:
Stratford Johns
Stephen Bradley:
Paul Darrow
Adrian Tryner:
Francis Matthews
Edward:
De Souza
as Jean:
Pierre Lamanns
Lord James Brigsley:
Jeremy Clyde
Actor:
Lesley-Anne Down

by Michelene Wandor, from the novel by Radclyffe Hall

1903: a small seaside town on the south coast of England. Joan, the bright young daughter of a retired Colonel, longs to escape from the restrictions of upper middle-class society. Her whole world is transformed by the arrival of a new tutor, Elizabeth, who encourages her to work towards university and a career in medicine. But, as the years go by, Joan is increasingly torn between her responsibility towards her ailing parents and her passionate desire for independence...

Contributors

Writer:
Michelene Wandor
From the novel by:
Radclyffe Hall
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Joan:
Joanna David
Elizabeth:
Caroline Mortimer
Mary:
Pauline Letts
Milly:
Amanda Murray
Richard:
Michael Troughton
Colonel:
John Bott
Felicity/Aunt Ann:
Gladys Spencer
Helen:
Joan Matheson
Lawrence/First doctor:
Christopher Scott
Ralph:
Michael Spice
Mrs Benson:
Brenda Kaye
Doctor:
Jenny Lee
Girl on train:
Lolly Cockerell

Earlier this year, four of Britain's leading humorists packed their bags for very different and far-Bung corners of the world which they were visiting for the first time.
Tonight John Wells stops over in Sierra Leone. Producer SIMON ELMES

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wells
Unknown:
Sierra Leone.
Producer:
Simon Elmes

Novel on Yellow Paper by STEVIE SMITH abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Anna Massey (1) ' Did I tell you my name - was Pompey- Casmilus? Patience I was christened, but later on when I got grown up and out and about in London, I got called Pompey. And it suits me.'
It is 1935. Pompey works as a secretary for the splendid magazine publisher Sir Phoebus Ullwater, Bt, and scribbles down - on yellow office paper - her wonderful thoughts.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Stevie Smith
Unknown:
Donald Bancroft
Read By:
Anna Massey
Unknown:
Sir Phoebus Ull
Producer:
Maurice Leitch

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