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comes direct from the 500-acre hill farm of Hubert Gwillim near Talgarth,
Breconshire David Richardson and David BUTLER pay an early-morning visit to this holding 1,000 feet up in the Black Mountains where they keep pedigree Hereford cattle, Welsh and Clun Hatfbred sheep, and grow cereals and seed potatoes.
Produced by Anthony Parkin
Repeated: Wednesday, 12.25 p.m. (Midland and West Home Services)
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TONY Van DEN BERGH spent a working day and night with The Rev. Denis Downham , Rector of Spitalfields
He accompanied the Rector as he carried out his daily duties, taking services, visiting his sick parishioners, holding staff meetings, and ministering to the vagrant alcoholics in his rehabilitation centre. Out of these recordings Tony Van den Bergh has built up an authentic picture of a day in the life of a Church of England parson.
Produced by Alan Burgess
Broadcast on August 29. 1967
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First of three instalments
Slap in the middle of the crossing holding up the traffic was this trolley thing labelled Pawley's Peepholes.' It was invisibly suspended a foot from the ground. The infuriated traffic policeman took a swipe at its grinning occupants. They kept on grinning as the truncheon went right through them.
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The Arts Council has just sponsored a tour of towns in Lancashire by the novelists Iris Murdoch and Julian Mitchell , the poet Adrian Henri. and the playwright John McGrath. They have been to libraries, schools, and colleges, and have been holding public meetings to discuss problems and ideas about the job of writing and reading.
RONALD EYRE reports, with recorded illustration, on the activities of this week in the North
Produced by Russell Harty
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from the Isle of Man
Introduced by DAVID MAHLOWE and including:
The White Stones: KATHLEEN KILLlP on good-luck signs and symbols in the Isle of Man
Music provided by the MANX FESTIVAL CHORUS conducted by JOHN BETHELL
The Flight of All Time: a fiftieth anniversary celebration of the achievement of Sir John Alcock and Sir Arthur Whitten Brown in their pioneering transatlantic flight
Among those paying tribute:
Peter Wheeler talks to Sir John's brother, CAPTAIN EDDIE ALCOCK who still holds the world record for flying hours; and MR. F. H. TEAGUE, winner of the Wireless World Prize for spotting the Vickers Vimy, remembers the unexpected excitement of the occasion
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Reconstruction of outstanding criminal cases where the jury's verdict does not eliminate ' reasonable doubt '
The Case of Madeleine Smith
Narrator, TOM FLEMING with Marjorie Dalziel
Ian Halliburton , lain
McDiarmid Aileen Salmon , Jean Taylor Smith and John Young
Script by J. S. CAMPBELL
Produced by ARCHIE P. LEE
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Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced from the Midlands by DAVID STEVENS and including:
Hold the Front Page!: PARRY JONES of Oswestry looks back over 50 years as a Border Counties journalist
In the Mood: As the Electric Cinema, King's Lynn, comes under the demolition hammer, DOROTHY MACDONALD , once the resident pianist there, recaptures for TONY SCASE the mood of those pre-war silent movies Can Spring be far behind?: PERCY THROWER looks at bulbs flowering on the windowsill and in the garden
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A Time to Laugh

The second of two plays by JULIA JONES based on novels by RIIYS DAVIES starring Hywel Bennett
Life's not going to fail us, I promise - we've got too good a hold on it. I'm afraid there'll never be much money, but we've got healthy minds and we're not greedy. Laugh, for God's sake, laugh.'
Produced by lorraine DAVIES
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Midweek Portrait: The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

Translated, edited, and introduced by ROMOLA NIJINSKY
Paul Scofield speaks Nijinsky's words
"We follow the mind of a genius as he releases his delicate hold on reality and, staggering along the outer verge of reason, glimpses truths about art and life, beauty and God, society and personality, which seem saner than our own logic."
Music played by the BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA leader PHILIP WHITEWAY conducted by Marcus Dods The diary abbreviated and produced by H.B. FORTUIN
(A shortened version of the broadcast in the Third Programme on 11 April 1965)
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Father Dolling's Dilemma

Robert Dolling was a Victorian slum-parson who wished to hold those Masses for the Dead which his Bishop couldn'countenance. One of them died in obscurity; the other moved on to the throne of Canterbury.
MICHAEL UNDERHILL reflects on this confrontation,
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A Kind of Success

The Richmond Fellowship
Group therapy in action
Ten years ago a Dutch theology student, Elly Jansen , started the Richmond Fellowship in London for the rehabilitation of the mentally ill. Among the 17 centres now run by the Fellowship is St Charles ' House in West London, where the warden, TONY MANOCCHIO ,holds a twice-weekly session in group therapy.
WILFRED DE'ATH introduces a recording of one such session and questions TONY MANOCCHIO about his methods and aims. This ' happening ' is free, frank, and at times explosive. Produced by HUBERT HOSKINS (Group therapy - one step on the road back to a normal life: page 12)
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Les Cannon A Testament of Courage

Until recently LES CANNON has been best known as a Communist who left the Communist Party and broke its hold on one of Britain's most important industrial organisations, the Electrical Trades Union. Now he will also be remembered for the way he faced the cancer which killed him on 9 December last year.
A short time before he died, when he knew that early death was almost inevitable, he talked to NICHOLAS WOOLLEY about his life and the lessons he had learned from it.
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Mister Pybus Yorkshireman — Security Officer

A series of plays written by ANTHONY SCOTT VEITCH featuring William Gaunt Early Warning
The degree of security that surrounds the NATO early warning system on Raggles Moor in Yorkshire is extremely strict. But when a senior Air Force officer is found dead just outside the perimeter, his briefcase missing, and a Hold-fast Security man's identity badge lying on the ground, Frank Pybus and Major Geddes become very much involved.
(For cast see Tuesday, 3.30)
5.55 Weather; programme news
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It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to Ginelte Spanier , Directrice of the Paris fashion house of Balmain, the only Englishwoman ever to hold such a position. Ask her not only about the world of high fashion and the women she dresses, but also about her adventures as a fugitive in France during the German occupation, and as Chief of civilian personnel of the American Forces Signal Headquarters
To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed] (12 lines) will take them from 6.30 pm onward, as well as while the programme is on the air.
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In the Presence of 200 Heads

Antony Jay to the Headmasters' Conference at Oxford on 23 September 1971:
' If I can speak for the thousands of parents who vote for you with their cheque books, we believe that you and the grammar schools have still got hold of something essential - and. speaking quite shamelessly. profitable - that everybody else is in danger of losing.
' I am able to present myself to you as, simultaneously, your supplier, your customer, your product and your retail outlet ' ANTONY JAY is a television consultant and author of Management and Machiavelli.
9.58 Weather
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You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Money - earning, saving and spending it
The economic outlook for 1972: DOMINICK HARROD. the BBC'S economic correspondent, looks into the crystal ball to see what the future holds for prices, wages, taxes and unemployment,
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters In What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 1
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The Monday Play

Colin Douglas and John Woodvine , Bryan Pringle in Close the Coalhouse Door by ALAN PLATER based on stories by SID CHAPLIN with songs by ALEX GLASGOW
' The miner ... he walks about like a god. If he feels like working, he works. Nobody can hold the big whip over him. It doesn'exist.'
Musical director BILL SOUTHGATE with members of the GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND Producer TONY CLIFF (from Leeds)
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The Double-Dealers

Stories from the world of industrial spying in Spy on the Rocks by ARCHIE HILL
' This Slattery woman has got hold of their complete advertising project. Don'ask me how ... The basic idea contained in the project she has for sale is to get to the top of the liquor market ... '
Series devised by' JOHN ELLIOT and STEPHEN BARLAY. Producer BRUN MILLER (from Bristol)
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Now Read On

with Derek Parker
I was always conscious of something helpless and perhaps even untrustworthy in myself; I could not hold to my opinions among people who would make light of them if I felt for those people any sympathy - W. B. Yeats in his Memoirs, published now for the first time.
Bride of the Resolution:
MICHAEL SCAMMELL examines Robert H. McNeal 's biography of Lenin's wife, Krupskaya.
CHAIM RAPHAEL reviews new thrillers and detective stories, including Michael Innes 's latest, Appleby's Answer. And other new books Producer MIRIAM RAPP
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You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Work and Money
The Small Shareholder: who is he and what does he look for in his holdings? TIM MATTHEWS finds out.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER

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