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Presenters John Timpson and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day With DOM EDMUND JONES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND

Contributors

Presenters:
John Timpson
Presenters:
Hugh Sykes
Unknown:
Dom Edmund Jones
Read By:
Colin Doran
Editor:
Julian Holland

In the Avu Observatory by H. G. WELLS
Read by David Ashford . Was the" thing" inside or out? It was big, whatever else it might be. He started violently and put his arm up. It was in the observatory, then, with him. It was clinging to the roof, apparently. What the devil was it? And could it see him? ' Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Unknown:
H. G. Wells
Read By:
David Ashford
Producer:
Mitch Raper

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Charles Causley
Readers PETER JEFFREY and ROSALIND SHANKS
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 4.5 pm) Requests to: poetry Please
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Anthology, The Music Of
What Happens £ 3.39 r:aperbaek, £ 5,50 hardback from booksellers ong wave only

Contributors

Presented By:
Charles Causley
Presented By:
Readers Peter Jeffrey
Presented By:
Rosalind Shanks
Producer:
Brian Patten

[Starring] Paula Wilcox as Helen and David Wood as Ben
The improving story of life and improving times in an improving neighbourhood.
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

Contributors

Writer:
Simon Brett
Producer:
Pete Atkin
Helen:
Paula Wilcox
Ben:
David Wood
Mrs Kelly:
Pat Heywood
Alastair:
Bruce Alexander
Mr Juke:
Arthur English

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
Milltown: the second of PHIL SMITH 'S pictures of life in the north, past and present.
From the Sheep's Back to Yours: JILL GOODWINgives JOCELYN HAY some advice on dyeing and finishing off homespun garments.
The Third Man (5) Editor WYN KNOWLES
The Woman's Hour Book, £6.50 from booksellers long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Phil Smith
Unknown:
Jocelyn Hay
Editor:
Wyn Knowles

The Sentry Box by WILLIAM INGRAM with ' In the village they call this house " the Sentry Box", It has about It a feeling of waiting - of marking time - and finally this tall, gaunt house will bear witness to the inescapable fate of Its occupants.'
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown:
William Ingram
Directed By:
Enyd Williams
Rollo:
William Squire
Gwen:
Christine Pollon
Alice:
Petra Davies
Edith:
Elizabeth Morgan
Bradley:
Brinley Jenkins

' The French is gone off, look you, and there is gallant and most brave passages.'
Shakespeare's Fluellen was one of the first stage Welshmen '. Why do the English regard the Welsh accent as so funny? And how many varieties of it arethereanyway?
Patrick Hannan looks at
Its treatment in literature, listens to some famous people and gets some expert guidance onWelshidiom. Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS
BBC Wales
(Repeated: Sun 3.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Hannan
Producer:
Herbert Williams

includes a report from the major conference on Art and Architecture at the ICA in London; and previews two television productions to be broadcast tomorrow evening: on ITV Laurence Olivier stars in A Voyage Round My Father by John Mortimer , and on BBC1 David Bowie appears in Bertolt Brecht's play Baal. Presenter
Paul Vaughan
Producer ANNE WINDER Editor ROSEMARY HART

Contributors

Unknown:
John Mortimer
Unknown:
Paul Vaughan
Producer:
Anne Winder
Editor:
Rosemary Hart

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