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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today market trends, news, weather
6.50 Ten to Seven
6.55 Weather: programmenews
Today's Time
I 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
What the Bible says
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Wilf Wilkinson

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today
8.40 Today's Papers
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
Hymn: Be thou my vision (CH 477, vv 4 and 5: Slane)
Interlude: Hopwood Family-A simple human thing
Prayer: The Prayer for God's presence

: Listen....

to highlights from records made by BBC Radio Enterprises
Introduced by LESLIE PEROWNE


Introduced By: Leslie Perowne

: For Schools

A I'écoute: 4 written by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY (for primary school pupils in their third year of French)
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING


Written By: Raymond Escoffey

: Daily Service

NEM p 7; 0 come, let us sing to the Lord (BBC hb 465); Psalm 65; John 21. vv 15-25; Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271)

: For Schools

La reconstruction en France après les deux guerres
Compiled and introduced by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
(French for Sixth Forms)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 street Games and Singing Games
An investigation by PADDY FEENY Produced by JENYTH WORSLEY (Springboard)
11.20 The Day of the Picnic A short story by DOROTHY WHIPPLE
(Listening and Writing)
11.40 individual - 3: Me
MICHAEL SMEE and PADDY FEENY have been talking to young people about the way they see themselves as individuals and how much they think their personalities have been affected by other influences
Edited by STUART EVANS (prospect)


Introduced By: Raymond Escoffey
Music By: Albert Chatterley
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley
Story By: Dorothy Whipple
Unknown: Michael Smee
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Edited By: Stuart Evans

: Announcements

* Approximate time

: Pick of the Week

GALE PEDRICK selects items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days, introduced by JOHN ELLISON. (Extended version: Sunday, 11.15 am)


Introduced By: John Ellison.

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One

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


Duced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

(Thursday evening's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

Story: Willy Mouse helps Sydney Squirrel by ALISON JEZARD


Unknown: Alison Jezard

: For Schools

The Glass Staircase by M K. RICHARDSON , adapted for radio by SHEENA CLARKE (Let's Join In)
2.20 Ways of Looking
' Mummy, when do we start getting smaller? ' asked the little boy as he got into the aeroplane by FRED GETTINGS (Art and Design)
2.40 When the Indians Came A true tale by GARRY LYLE set in North America (Stories and Rhymes)


Unknown: M K. Richardson
Unknown: Sheena Clarke
Unknown: Fred Gettings
Unknown: Garry Lyle

: Sound Screen 69

The cinema programme

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column

: My Friends the Cannibals

by NESTA PAIN based on Mary Kingsley 's autobiographical writings with Dorothy Tutin
Mary Kingsley was a conventional woman of Victorian England who transformed herself, when already in her thirties, into an intrepid traveller and the friend and familiar of cannibal tribes
Produced by NESTA PAIN


Unknown: Mary Kingsley
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Mary Kingsley
Produced By: Nesta Pain

: 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


Unknown: David Stevens
Unknown: Parry Jones
Unknown: Dorothy MacDonald
Unknown: Tony Scase

: Story Time: Nijinsky

The biography of the legendary dancer written by his widow ROMOLA NIJINSKY : abridged by DEREK PARKER from Nijinsky and The Last Years of Nijinsky read by ANNA BURDEN
5: Freedom and America
Released at the end of the war, Nijinsky again meets Diaghilev and tours America for the last time


Unknown: Romola Nijinsky
Abridged By: Derek Parker
Read By: Anna Burden

: 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 - Weekend with BOB HOLNESS - Stop Press: introduced by MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Bob Holness

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: My Word!

A panel game from the Midlands devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
In the chair JACK LONGLAND


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: The Dark Island

A story in six parts of espionage in the remote islands of the Outer Hebrides with Edward de Souza Bryden Murdoch and Geoffrey Frederick Part 5
SARAH MAXWELL (recorder)
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE (Repeated: Tuesday, 3.30 pm)


Unknown: Robert Barr
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: Geoffrey Frederick
Unknown: Sarah Maxwell
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Jim Nicholson: Edward de Souza
Dr Mackenzie: Alaric Cotter
Major Williams: Peter Hawkins
Bill Grant: Geoffrey Frederick
Brigadier: Michael Kilcarriff
George Hammond: Kim Grant
Ian McLeod: Bryden Murdoch
Katie Kennedy: Gudrun Ure
Mary Somers: Rosemary Miller
Dr Lawrence: Roy Spencer

: Sibelius and Beethoven

8.12* Symphony No 7, in c major


Leader: Brendan O'Brien
Conducted By: Paavo Berglund

: * The Interval The Curlew

' The waders exploded in a volley of jazzy wings, the gulls snowed up and drifted away. The beach lay empty: except for that straining curlew, racing madly ...'


Talk By: Stuart Burton

: * Concert

Part 2: Beethot'en
Symphony No 4, in B flat major

: New Worlds

Each week Patrick Moore brings you news from the scientists and technologists whose discoveries and inventions are changing your world Produced by the Science Unit


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock

The News
The background to the news and people in the news, followed by News-stand in which COLIN VALDAR analyses how the dailies have handled the week's news and current trends in and out of Fleet Street


Unknown: Colin Valdar

: As Others See Us

A journalist from abroad takes a look at Great Britain this week

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

Climbing the Stairs by MARGARET POWELL abridged by CAROLINE MACKINLEY Read by BARBARA MITCHELL Produced by JOHN CARDY Beginning on Monday:
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , read in fifteen parts by Nigel Stock


Unknown: Margaret Powell
Abridged By: Caroline MacKinley
Read By: Barbara Mitchell
Produced By: John Cardy
Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Nigel Stock

: Music at Night

Elgar String Quartet in E minor, Op 83
Marc Gottlieb (violin)
Vladimir Weisman (violin) Scoa Nickrenz (viola) Irving Klein (cello) gramophone record


Violin: Marc Gottlieb
Violin: Vladimir Weisman
Cello: Irving Klein

: Closedown

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