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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
What the Bible says with WILF WILKINSON
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: Come down, 0 Love Divine (SP 177: Down Ampney) Interlude: Hopwood Family-Stick together
The prayer of thanksgiving

: Listen....

to A Song of Steam
Compiled and introduced by ALEXANDER BRYETT
Produced by DENIS LEWELL


Introduced By: Alexander Bryett
Produced By: Denis Lewell

: For Schools

A l'écoute: 5 written by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY (for primary school pupils in their third year of French)
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING
Instruments of the orchestra: introducing the Woodwind Family. Music selected and arranged by VERA GRAY


Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Music By: James Dodding
Arranged By: Vera Gray

: Daily Service

NEM p 50; Father of heaven (BBC HB 290); Canticle 1, vv 1-15; 2 Samuel 1, vv l(b)-4, 17, 19-27; Think, 0 Lord, in mercy (BBC HB 449)

: For Schools

Toujours to Politesse!
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 Hallowe'en Special by JENYTH WORSLEY (Springboard)
11.20 A World of Others
Writing about people: 'The Squire ' by Chaucer; extracts from Miss Thompson Goes Shopping by Martin Armstrong , Great Expectations by Charles Dickens , and A Grotto for Miss Maynier by F. C. Ball , and the poem King of Beasts by Norman MacCaig
Presented by MAUREEN DUFFY (Listening and Writing)
11.40 Individual- 4: Everyman PADDY FEENY and MICHAEL SMEE have been talking to young people about their attitudes to life. They play back some of these views and discuss them with the poet JON STALLWORTHY Edited by STUART EVANS
( Prospect)


Introduced By: Raymond Escoffey
Music By: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: Jenyth Worsley
Unknown: Martin Armstrong
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: F. C. Ball
Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Presented By: Maureen Duffy
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Jon Stallworthy
Edited By: Stuart Evans

: Announcements

: Pick of the Week

gale PEDRICK makes a personal selection of 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: Frank's Adventure by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

Little Red Riding Hood
The traditional story, with music by ROGER FISKE (Let's Join In)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Produced by JOAN GRIFFITHS (Art and Design: radiovision)
2.48 The Three Giants
A story by GWEN DUNN (Stories and Rhymes)


Music By: Roger Fiske
Music By: Delia Derbyshire
Produced By: Joan Griffiths
Story By: Gwen Dunn

: Sound Screen 69

The cinema programme

: Any Answers ?

A radio correspondence column

: Shirley Abicair Entertains

A radio version of her successful theatre show
Shirley Abicair 's Evening in which she is accompanied by TOM GILHOOLY AND HIS QUARTET Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
(Girl-next-door for 17 years: page 12)


Unknown: Shirley Abicair
Accompanied By: Tom Gilhooly
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced from the South and West bv JEREMY CARRAD and including
Young Actress: JANE LAPOTAIRE, who went from the Bristol Old Vic to join the National Theatre Company, talks to BRIAN GEAR Black Cats and All That: JEREMY CARRAD among the superstitious
Arms and the Man: VERNON SCANN £ LL'S view of war in our time


Unknown: Jeremy Carrad

: 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 7: Recovery - and War
After twenty years Nijinsky begins to show signs of recovering his sanity. Then ... war.


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

: Weather

and programme news

: 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 MICHAEL MEECH


Unknown: Bob Holness
Introduced By: Michael Meech

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Phillp Morant
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Brigadier Winstanley: Anthony Godfrey
Lady Isabel Lander: Mary Wimbush
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Vicar: Arnold Peters
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville

: My Word!

: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Public concert from the City Hall, Sheffield Part 1
Lato Overture: Le roi d'Ys
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major IK 622)


Leader: Gabor Radnai
Conducted By: Jean Fournet
Clarinet: George Pietersen

: * The Interval Captain Gravill of the ' Diana '

On one of the Diana's Arctic voyages the ship's surgeon jotted down the captain's stories of northern waters 100 years ago
Compiled by MICHAEL HYDE


Read By: Wilfred Harrison

: * Concert

Part 2
Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor
Roussel Bacchus et Ariane (Suite No 2)


Unknown: Roussel Bacchus

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions, and news from the world of science and technology
Each week Patrick Moore brings you the people whose achievements are changing your way of life
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

The Hound of the Baskervilles by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE read by NIGEL STOCK (10)


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Read By: Nigel Stock

: Music at Night

Schumann Piano Trio No 2, in F major, Op 80
BEAUX ARTS TRIO gramophone record

: * Closedown

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