Presented live from The Royal Smithfield Show, Earls Court, London, by Gerry Monte. BBC Wales
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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
A look ahead with Christopher Slade
sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)
Radio colourful talk show which helps to dispel those grey moods of a Monday morning.
Producer PETER ESTALL
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NEM, p 71; Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC HB 30); Psalm 145, vv 1-13; Isaiah 40. vv 1-11 (av); Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC HB 33) long wave only
Northanger Abbey by JANE AUSTEN
Read in 15 parts by JOANNA DAVID
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY (Joanna David is in The Monday Play at 7.50 pm)
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Presented by Dannie Abse Readers MARTIN JARVIS and JANET CLARK
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only
Presenter Bill Breekon Editor DAVID HARDING
(Details: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news
Presenter Brian Widlake
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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
A Morbid Taste for Bones by ALICK ROWE
Ludovic Kennedy shares the enjoyment of a favourite walk along the estuary shore near the Forth bridges. BBC Scotland
The New Face by ELIZABETH BERRIDCE
Read by Elizabeth Proud Proud Producer MITCH RAPER
Presenters Gordon Clougb and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
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5.55 Weather; programme news
including Financial Report
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)
(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)
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...
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
Presenter Colin Ford
Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor ROSEMARY HART
Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
Presented by Peter Evans A weekly review of discoveries and developments Producer RICHARD ELLIS
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.
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Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude