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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today market trends, news, weather
6.50 Ten to Seven
6.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time
GTs 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 11.0 am
1.0, 6.0, 11.0 pm
10.0 pm

: The News

7.10 South-East News
7.15 Today radio's breakfast-time magazine introduced by JACK DE manio
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight Management a talk by LEONARD NEAL
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Jack De
Talk By: Leonard Neal

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: In Hazard



Story By: Richard Hughes

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast)

: For Schools

Religious Service
(Details as Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Over to You
Fly fast little pigeon written by TED CHILD


Written By: Ted Child

: Daily Service

NEM p 19; At thy feet, 0 Christ we lav (BBC HB 402); Psalm 1: St John 16, vv 12-22; Love of the Father (BBC HB 522)

: For Schools

2: In the Tretyakovsky Gallery written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Deutsche Volkslieder written by KARL WEBER
(Intermediate German series)
11.0 Music Workshop 1 written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY


Written By: Vaughan James
Unknown: Deutsche Volkslieder
Written By: Karl Weber
Produced By: William Murphy

: Break for Music

: For Schools

Encounter with People and Ideas: RICHARD WURMBRAND , a Lutheran pastor from Rumania, talks to LESLIE SMITH about some of the experiences he had when imprisoned for his faith (Sixth Form series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


Unknown: Richard Wurmbrand
Unknown: Leslie Smith

: Star Spotlight

on Julie Andrews who recalls the highlights of her career from child soprano to international star, with soundtrack illustrations from her films and comments from BERYL REID , CAROL CHANNING DILYS LAYE written and introduced by PETER MATTHEWS


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Carol Channing
Unknown: Dilys Laye
Introduced By: Peter Matthews

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters In the chair ANONA WINN
(Details as Thursday, 7.0 pm)

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One

The News and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

(Monday evening's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

Today's story for children under, five is Sally's Tea Party by JOSEPHINE CONWAY BROWNE


Unknown: Josephine Conway Browne

: For Schools

Cook's Second Voyage
Resolution and Adventure in the South Seas (1772-75) written by MICHAEL MASON
Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (World History: radiovision)
2.20 Music Session One: Discovering Sound, with DAVID GELL and children from the Ellis Guildford Bilateral School, Nottingham
2.40 Norway: Steel from Mo-i-rana by ALEX HUNTER (Geography)


Written By: Michael Mason
Produced By: David Lyttle
Unknown: David Gell
Script By: Catherine Baxter
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: The Age of Innocence

9: 1 must open the windows

: The Dark Island

A story in six parts of espionage in the Outer Hebrides Part 2


Unknown: Robert Barr

: Richard Baker

Off Duty with his choice of records

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by KEN SYKORA and including: Mission on the National Health: MICHAEL MEECH visits the Mild-may Mission Hospital
A Matter of Taste: for DRU PARSONS life on a troopship wasn'all beer and skittles, even if it felt like it
'Back from yesterday': Life in a children's library by DODO ABBOTT
Caught-for Freedom: DENNIS LOWER called on FLORENCE PETTIT who runs a Reception Centre for injured birds


Unknown: Florence Pettit

: Story Time

Larger Than Life
Ten portraits compiled by JULIA SMALL
7: ' Femme Fatale Lady Vavasour and Vaux, from Strathmore by Ouida
' She sprang into society like Aphrodite from the sea foam ... tooling a six-in-hand pony trap, with pages of honour in lapis lazuli liveries.'
Produced and narrated by DAVID DAVIS


Unknown: David Davis
Ouida: Margaret Wolfit
Strathmore: Godfrey Kenton
Erroll: Frederick Treves
Lady Vavasour: Madi Hedd
Redempta, a gypsyj: Madi Hedd

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: South-East

Tonight's evening paper of the air with reports from the region's news studios and Scotland Yard - Sportsdesk - Stop Press: introduced by BOB HOLNESS


Introduced By: Bob Holness

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Edward J. Mason

: Not in Front of The Children: House in a Tree

Adapted from his TV series by Richard Waring
Henry builds a somewhat shaky tree house overhanging the bus stop and comes up against the law.
(Repeated: Sunday, 12.25 pm)


Writer/adapter: Richard Waring
Signature music by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Produced by: Trafford Whitelock
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Francis Matthews
Trudi: Roberta Tovey
Robin: Hugo Keith-Johnston
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Mother: Fanny Rowe
Biddy: Madeleine Howell
Telephone Operator: Olwen Griffiths
Police Sergeant: David Tate
Prison Warder: Geoffrey Frederick

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Wendy Craig 4 December 2016

: Stop Messing About!

Written by JOHNNIE MORTIMER , BRIAN COOKE ; and MYLES RUDGE starring Kenneth Williams Hugh Paddick , Joan Sims THE MAX HARRIS GROUP


Written By: Johnnie Mortimer
Written By: Brian Cooke
Written By: Myles Rudge
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: The Max Harris
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Produced By: John Simmonds

: The Schubert Discoveries

A play by LESLIE BAILY based on events in the life of Sir Arthur Sullivan
A century ago, hardly any of Schubert's orchestral music was known to concertgoersyet that prolific composer had died forty years earlier. Two Englishmen, more than anyone else. brought Schubert into the light - George Grove , the Secretary of the Crystal Palace, and young Arthur Sullivan
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD


Play By: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Sir Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: George Grove
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Introduced By: Leslie Baily
Pianist: Paul Hamburger
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Arthur Sullivan: Denis Quilley
George Grove: Clive Morton
Rachel Scott Russell: Olive Gregg
Spina: Harold Kasket
Schneider: Garard Green
Doppler: Carleton Hobbs
Duchess: Lydia Sherwood
SCOtt Russell: Godfrey Kenton

: China

Radio 4 Reports on The Third Great Power
Tomorrow China celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Peoples Republic. Pre-war China was corrupt, inefficient, disunited, and racked by intermittent famine and bloody campaigns. The Government's writ never ran over more than part of the country. Now China is better governed than she has been for a century and her rulers feel powerful enough to dispute the might of the USSR
This programme assesses the achievements of Chairman Mao and his fellow revolutionaries Presented by DAVID WILSON ,
Editor of the China Quarterly Produced by KEITH HINDELL and EDITH TEMPLE ROBERTS


Presented By: David Wilson
Produced By: Keith Hindell
Produced By: Edith Temple Roberts

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock

The News
The background to the news and people in the news, followed by Listening Post in which JOHN ANTHONY introduces letters from today's postbag


Introduces: John Anthony

: News from Eastern Europe

JUDITH LISTOWEL reports on four countries from which she has just returned 2: Hungary
10.59 Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria by H. K. FLEMING TONY BRITTON reads the twelfth instalment


Unknown: H. K. Fleming
Unknown: Tony Britton

: Music at Night

Chopin a sequence of Mazurkas ANDRÉ TCHAIKOWSKY (piano)

: Close Down

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