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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today an East Anglian edition introduced by GORDON MOSLEY
6.50 Thought for the Week from THE REV JOHN JACKSON
6.55 Weather; programme news
1.0, 6.0, 11.0 pm
10.0 pm


Introduced By: Gordon Mosley
Unknown: John Jackson

: The News

7.10 South-East News
7.15 Today radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world introduced by JACK DE MANIO
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight DR MAUDE ROYDEN
(from the BBC Sound Archives: 1946)
Introduced by HAROLD ROGERS
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Dr Maude Royden
Introduced By: Harold Rogers

: The News

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

: In Hazard

The story by Richard Hughes read by TRADER FAULKNER (6)


Story By: Richard Hughes

: The News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: For Schools

Frisch Begonnen ... German for Beginners. 3: Willy fliegt nach Deutschland. Written and produced by STEPHEN KANOCZ
(A radiovision programme recorded in collaboration with West German Radio)
9.45 British History
Decisive Events: Magna Carta Written by PHYLLIS DRAYSON


Unknown: Frisch Begonnen
Produced By: Stephen Kanocz
Written By: Phyllis Drayson

: Daily Service

NEM p 68; All things bright and beautiful (BBC HB3); Canticle 6, part 2; St John 18, vv 12-27: Believe not those who say (BBC HB 317)


Unknown: St John

: For Schools

Allons-y! 3: Suzanne trouve de l'argent. Written by EMILE HARVEN (Audio visual)
10.47 Nous voici! 3: Une histoire de spaghetti. Written by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Third-year French)
11.1 Singing Together introduced by WILLIAM APPLEBY Produced by douglas COOMBES
11.20 Inquiry. The Limits of Sacrifice: JOHN PEEL introduces the third of five programmes investigating self-interest and responsibility
11.40 Drama Workshop. The emotions. Introduced by DEREK BOWSKILL


Written By: Emile Harven
Written By: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Introduced By: William Appleby
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Maurice Whitbread
Introduced By: Derek Bowskill

: The Trouble with You Lilian

Beryl Reid. Patricia Hayes in a new series by JENNIFER PHILLIPS 1: The Quick Recovery
Madge is confined to bed on account of her legs. She is not a good patient. In fact, Lilian comes very near to leaving.


Unknown: Beryl Reid.
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Produced By: Keith Williams
Madge: Beryl Reid
Lilian: Patricia Hayes
Nurse Hadden: Elaine Mitchell
Muriel: Anna Burden

: Desert Island Discs

Thea Holme: actress with ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Roy Plomley

: 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

(Friday evening's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

Today's story is Katie's Lost Handkerchief by MARGARET LAMDIN

: For Schools

Old Land, New Land
3: ' The Golden Band '-Dutch flood protection and land reclamation. Script by ALAN c. JENKINS , based on his book (Exploration Earth series)
2.20 The Music Box by GORDON REYNOLDS
2.30 Learning to Listen: 1
Readings of poems, Spring Song, For S.C., and Apartment 4E by Rod McKuen ; and For Hettie by LeRoi Jones
Introduced by BERNARD NEWSOMEt (Speak series)
2.40 Movement, Mime, and Music 2 for the 9-11-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS


Script By: Alan C. Jenkins
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Produced By: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: Rod McKuen
Unknown: Leroi Jones
Introduced By: Bernard Newsomet
Unknown: Glyn Harris

: Hecate Over Foulness

Foulness, proposed as a site for London's third airport, happens to lie in the ' Haunted Hundred ' of Rochford. Is it wise, ERIC MAPLE wonders. to offend so many witches?

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced from Northern Ireland by WALTER LOVE
It could happen to you: FELICITY GRAHAM recalls the day she took her child to hospital after an accident at home
Do You Remember?: a recorded conversation in which three former members of Sir Winston Churchill 's Wartime Map Room Staff-SIR RICHARD PIM, HENRY MCMULLAN , and the late JOHN E. SAYERS - recall some of their experiences
' Dear Mrs Hayes EILEEN HAYES talks about some of the rejection slips she is collecting A Dog's Life in Spain: described by JOHN D. STEWART Guitar NORMAN WATSON


Unknown: Walter Love
Unknown: Felicity Graham
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Unknown: Henry McMullan
Unknown: John E. Sayers
Guitar: John D. Stewart
Guitar: Norman Watson

: Story Time Cousin Phillis

The story by MRS GASKELL abridged and read in six parts by JOHN WESTBROOK
6: Darkness and Light
Produced by TREVOR HILL


Story By: Mrs Gaskell
Unknown: John Westbrook
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: 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 MICHAEL MEECH
Produced by the South-East News unit


Introduced By: Michael Meech

: The Archers


Written By: Edward J. Mason

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by NICHOLAS PARSONS in which
KENNETH WILLIAMS , DEREK NIMMO CLEMENT FREUD , MIRIAM KARLIN try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Devised by IAN MESSITER Produced by DAVID HATCH
(Pre-recorded at the Playhouse, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2. Rptd: Thurs, 12.25)
(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: Music You Love

Introduced by Jack Brymer played by PHILIP HILL (oboe) BBC NORTHERN
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD STEAD conducted by BORIS BROTT including Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
Mozart Oboe Concerto in c major (K314)
Wanner Overture: Tannhauser


Introduced By: Jack Brymer
Played By: Philip Hill
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Boris Brott

: Mrs Warren's Profession

by BERNARD SHAW starring Irene Worth with Richard Briers and Angela Pleasence
Written - and banned - three-quarters of a century ago, the play set out ' to draw attention to the truth that prostitution is caused not by female depravity and male licentious-ness, but simply by underpaying, undervaluing, and overworking women so shamefully that the poorest of them are forced to resort to prostitution to keep body and soul together'; and to expose the fact that it is ' organised and exploited as a big international commerce for the profit of capitalists like any other commerce, and very lucrative to great city estates ...' (From Shaw's Preface to the play)
Arranged and produced by H. B. FORTUIN
(A feature about the play and its subsequent history, by Eric Ewens : 21 October, Third)


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Irene Worth
Unknown: Richard Briers
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Praed: David Spenser
Vivie: Angela Pleasence
Sir George Crofts: John Bentley
Mrs Warren: Irene Worth
Frank: Richard Briers
The Rev Samuel Gardner: James Thomason

: 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

: An Englishman's View from the Campus

ANTHONY BARKER , just returned from a year's teaching at the University of Wisconsin on exchange from Essex University where he is lecturer in Government, gives a series of five talks (Monday - Friday) 1: College for All
Is this just another American dream? No State offers it, but Wisconsin is among the leaders. Mr Barker compares the practice there with the standards he knows of British college education


Unknown: Anthony Barker
Leaders: Mr Barker

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime: Climbing the Stairs

by Margaret Powell
"Out of uniform and standing up, our beautiful bandsmen were simply ciphers. We towered above them. And they were wearing flashy light-blue suits and gingery shoes. To think of all the work we'd put in to get them to take us out! Gladys whispered: Let's get them in the flicks, quick, so nobody sees them"
Abridged in ten instalments by Caroline Mackinlay
Read by Barbara Mitchell


Author: Margaret Powell
Abridged by: Caroline Mackinlay
Reader: Barbara Mitchell
Producer: John Cardy

: Music at Night

GUSTAV LEONHARDT (harpsichord) Haydn Concerto in F major, for violin, harpsichord, and string orchestra
Mozart Symphony No 23 (K 181) gramophone records


Conducted By: André Rieu
Violin: Jaap Schröder
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Harpsichord: Haydn Concerto

: Closedown

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