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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-timemagazine introduced by BRIAN JOHNSTON
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight
Understanding Prayer
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Mary Anne

: The News

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

: The News

: The Living World

The weekly series reflecting wildlife and its position in today's ever-changing world presented by DEREK JONES


Presented By: Derek Jones

: It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
Theatre of War and Theatre Orchestra
Clifford Smith was an Army Bandsman and with the Indian Medical Service in the Burma Campaign. Now he conducts the Pit Orchestra at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow. He tells JOHN GRAY about his varied experiences


Unknown: Clifford Smith
Unknown: John Gray

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING : a new series for the 7-9-year-olds
Produced by VERA GRAY


Music By: James Dodding
Produced By: Vera Gray

: Daily Service

NEM p 11; Rejoice today with one accord (BBC HB 281); Psalm 103; Matthew 5 vv 38-48 (NEB); Nearer, my God, to thee (BBC BB 332)

: For Schools

Intermediate French
6: Genevieve, danseuse étoile also JAN ROSOL singing with his guitar
16.45 Foreign Correspondent a BBC Correspondent talks on a topic of interest and importance in the immediate past, present, or future
11.0 Your Changing Body by HARRY ARMSTRONG (Junior Science)
11.20 Movement and Music I by PENNY
WHITTAM Music selected and arranged by VERA GRAY
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.40 Contemporary History
6: The Battle of Britain. A programme on the struggle for mastery of the air in 1940 Compiled by MICHAEL SMEE


Unknown: Jan Rosol
Written By: Charlotte Crozet
Unknown: Harry Armstrong
Unknown: Whittam Music
Arranged By: Vera Gray
Unknown: Michael Smee

: Superstition and the Schoolchild

ERIC MAPLE reflects on the curious underworld of myth and magic that underlies the secret life of children

: Down Your Way Douglas

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Lanarkshire


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: 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

(Tuesday evening's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

for children under 5
Story: The Bonfire Pudding by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

Music Workshop 2
Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
2.20 The Horse's Mouth by JOYCE CARY , adapted by DAVID lyttle. 3: The Whale
Produced by Elizabeth ORNVO (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Flowers for Christmas by CHRISTINE DUDLEY (Nature series)


Produced By: William Murphy
Unknown: Joyce Cary
Adapted By: David Lyttle.
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornvo
Unknown: Christine Dudley

: Afternoon Theatre Milgrip's Progress

Arnold Milgrip takes a long, not too cool, look at himself and finds himself wanting. \


Unknown: W. G. Stanton
Unknown: Arnold Milgrip
Produced By: Anthony Cornish
Arnold Milgrip: John Baddeley
Carew: James Irwin
Muriel -: Eileen Barry
JOSie: Catherine Crutchley
Bank manager: George Woolley
Receptionist Gillian: Gillian Andrews
Switchboard operator: Gillian Andrews
Rogers: Leslie Dunn
Barney Collins: John Hollis

: Choral Evensong

from Llandaff Cathedral Introit: Cantate Domino (Monteverdi)
Responses (Sidney Campbell)
Hymn: 0 Iesu mawr, rho d'anian bur
Psalms 27, 28, 29 (chants by Higgins, Kelway, Purcell, Dix, and Goss)
Lessons: Job 8: Hebrews 5, v 11-6, v 12
Canticles (Bernard Rose in c minor)
Anthem: Give me the wings of faith (Kenneth Leighton )
Hymn: King of glory, King of peace (A and M Rev 367)
Organist and Master of the Choristers ROBERT JOYCE


Unknown: Bernard Rose
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: Robert Joyce
Unknown: Sub-Organist Graham Elliott

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by POLLY ELWES and including: Archbishop Bloom: DR ANTHONY BLOOM , Russian Orthodox Archbishop for Western Europe, continues his conversation with JOHN ELLISON about the turning points in his life
The White Lodge: FRANCES BERTHELSEN visits the Junior School of the Royal Ballet in Richmond Park
A Life of Lace: MARY HEETHCOTE talks to DENNIS MCCARTHY about her work in Nottingham's most famous industry
Garden Lore for November: from FRED LOADS


Introduced By: Polly Elwes
Unknown: Dr Anthony Bloom
Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Frances Berthelsen
Talks: Mary Heethcote
Unknown: Dennis McCarthy

: Story Time A Window of Sky

The book by GEOFFREY MORGAN adapted as a serial reading in five parts by the author read by RICHARD hurndall
1: Front Page Story
'Company crashes.' Everywhere Joe looked the words seemed to shriek at him. But as he left Waterloo that damp December afternoon he knew more than that. Arnold Massiter had had another heart attack while trying to save the company, and was seriously ill. Most of all Joe knew that Mrs Massiter needed him. But he had no idea of the changes that would affect his life so deeply.


Book By: Geoffrey Morgan
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Arnold Massiter
Unknown: Mrs Massiter

: 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 - Stop Press: introduced by MERYL O'KEEFFE

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: Eric Robinson

Records for You

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

ELIZABETH HARWOOD (soprano) PAUL ESSWOOD (counter- tenor) CHARLES BRETT (counter-tenor) MICHAEL RIPPON (bass-baritone) BBC CHORUS
Royal Philharmonic Society concert from the Royal Festival Hall, London Part 1
Purcell Birthday Song for Queen Mary: Come ye sons of art away
8.30* Lalo Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra


Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Bass-Baritone: Michael Rippon
Leader: Eli Goren
Conductor: Colin Davis

: * The Interval I'm not a Politician

GEORGE SCURFIELD was a candidate in a Parliamentary by-election. He didn'win. But he learnt a lot


Unknown: George Scurfield

: * Concert

Part 2: Elgar
Symphonic Study: Falstaff

: Weather

: Ten O'clock The News

The background to the news and people in the news, followed by Listening Post in which ANNE ALLEN introduces letters from today's postbag For either the weekday or Sunday edition, send your letters to: Listening Post. BBC, London [Postcode removed]. For very late letters you can ring (01)-[number removed], extension 3030, and dictate your message


Introduces: Anne Allen

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

The Hound oj the Baskervilles by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (13)


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

: Music at Night

Mozart Fantasia in d minor (K 397)
William Mathias Sonata. Op 23 Schumann Arabeske , Op 18


Unknown: William Mathias Sonata.
Unknown: Schumann Arabeske

: * Closedown

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