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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 JACK WALLACE
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Talk By: Jack Wallace

: The News

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

: In Hazard



Story By: Richard Hughes

: The News

: Schools

A Religious Service
Ye holy angels bright (sp 701: Darwall's 148th)
Story: Joseph becomes a slave The Prayer of Dedication
0 God, thou art the Father (BBC HPSN 11, Teachers' edition: Penlan)

: For Schools

Calculating: The Abacus
JAMES HAWTHORNE describes the method of the abacus, one of the first mathematical tools yet still of relevance today (Mathematics series)
9.55 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM


Unknown: James Hawthorne

: Daily Service

NEM p 58; King of glory <BBC HB 325); Psalm 146; St John 17, vvl-13; God of love (BBC HB 273)


Unknown: St John

: For Schools

Alltugsdeutsch by STEPHEN KANOCZ
(German for Sixth Forms)
10.50 Music Workshop 2
Follow-up: written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
11.0 Time and Tune
Introduced by JOHN CAMBURN
Journey to the Lands of the Midnight Sun
2: A Late Arrival written by JOHN EDWARDS Edited and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Man: a series about the nature of man and his culture 2: Life in the Sea by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Norfolk Broads - Bure Valley by HUGH BARRETT
' I like to think of it as a sort of battle between man and nature. Man dug the peat: nature flooded the diggings. Today the battle is still going on ...' (Geography)


Unknown: Stephen Kanocz
Duced By: William Murphy
Introduced By: John Camburn
Written By: John Edwards
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Narrator: Margery Morris
Producer: David Lyttle
Unknown: Hugh Barrett

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE and including:
Are Students Unhealthy?: JUNE ROSE reports on the work of a university health service
Medical Matters: DR MICHAEL O'DONNELL comments on some recent developments
Specialist in the Studio: a physician answers listeners' questions on glandular disorders
Produced by THENA HESHEL f


Introduced By: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Just a Minute

: 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

: Listen with Mother

Today's story for children under five is Tippa on a Digging Job by JEAN ENGLISH

: For Schools

Homer's Odyssey retold by KENNETH CAVANDER 1: The Cyclops
Produced by richard WORTLEY (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
Small creatures in their homes


Unknown: Kenneth Cavander
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Narrator: Michael Smee
Odysseus: Barry Foster

: Break for Music

Minor Musical Miracles, for combs, cardboard, paper, and pins
(From the BBC Sound Archives)

: For Schools

Finding Out About Jobs arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE
Produced by RITA UDALL
(Looking Ahead: The World of Work)


Introduced By: John Stockbridge
Produced By: Rita Udall

: Fresh Start Magazine

The first of a new and extended series of programmes designed to help women - especially those of middle age-who want to work outside the home
Produced by EVELYN GIBBS


Presented By: Caroline Nicholson
Produced By: Evelyn Gibbs

: Afternoon Theatre The Price of Progress

' Because he knocked off a Post Office for fifty pounds! Colan is arrested for fifty pounds? Never! No ... he's in prison because he wants to be there'
Produced by ROGER PINE


Unknown: Peter Hamill
Produced By: Roger Pine

: Buy a Railway

A look at some of the last outposts of steam locomotion which modernisation of the railways has left behind
Introduced by PETER WHEELER
1: The Romney, Hythe, and Dymchurch Light Railway Produced by don MOSEY followed by an interlude


Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Produced By: Don Mosey

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by KEN SYKORA and including:
' Desert Traveller JACK SINGLETON talks to KATHARINE sim and her husband STUART about their adventures in gathering material for her book on Jean Louis Burckhardt
A Great Privilege: JOYCE WILKINS recalls meeting Mahatma Gandhi at her father's leper asylum in Orissa
Years of Grace: ST JOHN HOWELL meets NEVILLE WESTON. who has a unique collection of relics of the Grand Old Man of cricket W. G. Grace
Brewin' Up: SANDY LAWRIE recalls the ' cup that cheers ' in a Clydeside shipyard and the abominable char of a Persian army camp Your letters


Unknown: Traveller Jack
Unknown: Joyce Wilkins
Unknown: Mahatma Gandhi
Unknown: St John
Unknown: Neville Weston.
Unknown: W. G. Grace
Unknown: Sandy Lawrie

: Story Time

Quentin Durward by SIR WALTER SCOTT abridged for radio in eight parts read by BRYDEN MURDOCH
3: The Hall of Roland
' The devil is most busy when foes meet on terms of truce ... when I say " Ecosse, en avant," shoot Crivecoeur dead on the spot '


Unknown: Quentin Durward
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Read By: Bryden Murdoch
Produced By: Gordon Emslie

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: South-East

Tonight's evening paper of the air with reports from the region's new studios and Scotland Yard - Sportsdesk - Stop Press: introduced by TIM GUDGIN


Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers


Written By: Edward J. Mason

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENÉE HOUSTON BETTINE LE BEAU, KATIE BOYLE BARBARA KELLY
In the chair ANONA WINN


Unknown: Katie Boyle
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi

SLOVAK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA directed by BOHDAN WARCHAL (violin) from the Albert Hall Nottingham Part 1 Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor


Directed By: Bohdan Warchal

: * The Interval Nottingham's Last Searchlight Tattoo

BOB ALLRED , the producer, recalls the occasion of 15 years ago


Unknown: Bob Allred

: * Concert: Part 2

Vivaldi The Seasons, for violin and string orchestra

: The World of Books

Introduced bv KENNETH ALLSOP who reviews Birds, Beasts, and Relatives by Gerald Durrell ERIC RHODE on Ada. the new novel by Vladimir Nabokov
STUART HOOD reviews My Testimony by Anatoly Marchenko
DAME REBECCA WEST reviews two recent books on the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Eric Rhode
Novel By: Vladimir Nabokov
Novel By: Stuart Hood
Unknown: Anatoly Marchenko
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: 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
4: Turkey
10.59 Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

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


Unknown: H. K. Fleming
Unknown: Tony Britton

: Music at Night

Beethoven Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2


Piano: Margaret Kitchin

: Close Down

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