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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 BRIAN JOHNSTON
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight
Understanding Prayer THE REV PERCY SMITH
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Percy Smith

: The News

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

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service
Holy Spirit, hear us (BBC hpsn 7: Eudoxia)
Story: The Ending of the Quarrel
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
Jesus shall reign (sp 545: Truro)
(Tuesday's- broadcast)

: Break for Music


: For Schools

3: Logarithms
Written and presented by JAMES HAWTHORNE
(Mathematics series)
9.55 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM


Presented By: James Hawthorne

: Daily Service

nem p 15; Behold, the great Creator makes (BBC hb 44); Psalm 33, vv 13-21; Matthew 6, vv 1-15 (NEB); 0 thou not made with hands (BBC hb 180)

: For Schools

Nachrichten und Neuigkeiten Written by HANS-JOACHIM NIMTZ
(German for Sixth Forms)
18.50 Music Workshop 2
Follow-up: musical activities arising out of the series written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
11.0 Time and Tune
Introduced bv JOHN CAMBURN
Journey to the Lands of the Midnight Sun
6: Captain Bowsprit's Secret written by JOHN EDWARDS Edited and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES r
11.20 Mammals by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER
Produced by david LYTTLE (Man series)
11.40 The Lower Trent
A visit to the power station at High Marnham, near Newark by ROBERT REID (Geography)


Written By: Hans-Joachim Nimtz
Produced By: William Murphy
Written By: John Edwards
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Produced By: David Lyttle
Unknown: Robert Reid

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE and including:
Giving up Smoking: NORMAN TOZER reports on the. help available
Specialist in the Studio: a gynaecologist answers listeners' questions
Produced by THENA HESHEL r


Introduced By: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Norman Tozer
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

(Wednesday evening's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

for children under 5
Story: My Naughty Little Sister and the Baby by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

Homer's Odyssey retold by KENNETH CAVANDER 5: Odysseus in Disguise
, (Living Language)
A book containing this translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey by Kenneth Cavander is available from BBC Publications, price 10s.
2.20 Poetry Corner: Oh dear, what can the matter be?


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

: Minor Musical Miracles

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

: For Schools

Working in a Team
Arranged and introduced by BARRY CARMAN
Produced by RITA UDALL
(Looking Ahead: The World of Work)


Introduced By: Barry Carman
Produced By: Rita Udall

: Fresh Start Magazine

Information and encouragement for women at home whose domestic responsibilities leave them with time for other work
Produced by EVELYN GIBBS


Presented By: Caroline Nicholson
Produced By: Evelyn Gibbs

: Afternoon Theatre Safari to Park Lane

Miriam Prendergast and her friend Agatha get involved once again in high adventure - reminiscent of her days as a great explorer.


Unknown: Anton Delmar
Unknown: Miriam Prendergast

: The Case of the Battered Babies

Research is now being carried out into one of the most tragic and complex of human problems - the reason why some mothers batter their babies, sometimes with fatal results.
TONY VAN DEN BERGH talks to some of the people involved in this research about the case-histories they have encountered, and about possible solutions to the problem.


Talks: Tony van Den Bergh
Produced By: Michell Raper

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by POLLY ELWES and including: At Your Invitation: this month's guest, William Hard castle of The World at One, answers your questions about himself and his work
Geoffry into Juliet: ERIC EVANS on the trials of producing Shakespeare in a boys' school Babar the Elephant: LAURENT de brunhoff tells LEIGH CRUTCHLEY how he has developed his father's world-famous creation
' Redvers ' - and Mafeking: recalled by CHARLES LANDSTONE Pennywise with Pork: ZENA SKINNER suggests a cheap Sunday roast
Your letters t.


Introduced By: Polly Elwes
Unknown: William Hard
Unknown: Eric Evans
Unknown: Charles Landstone
Unknown: Zena Skinner

: Story Time Quentin Durward

by SIR WALTER SCOTT abridged for radio in eight parts read by BRYDEN MURDOCH 8: The Prize
' The fate of Isabelle shall be determined according to the rules of chivalry. He that avenges the Bishop's murder, and brings us the head of William de la Marck , shall claim her hand'


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Read By: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: William de la Marck
Produced By: Gordon Emslie

: 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: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: Petticoat Line

: Parliament through the Microphone

40 Years of The Week in Westminster
This special anniversary broadcast examines the changes in politics and Parliament which The Week in Westminstcr has seen and chronicled over its four decades of life and the role which broadcasting has played during this period The story is told through the voices of a number of distinguished parliamentarians.
Introduced by ROBERT CARVEL Produced by BERNARD TATE
(The Backbenchers' Programme: page 14)


Introduced By: Robert Carvel
Produced By: Bernard Tate

: Gilbert and Sullivan

Peter Pratt introduces records of excerpts from the Savoy operas


Introduces: Peter Pratt

: The World of Books

Introduced by ERIC RHODE
ELIZABETH LONGFORD on her new biography Wellington - The Years of the Sword
CHARLES DOUGLAS-HOME on two new novels - Monk Dawson by Piers Paul Read and Something in Disguise by Elizabeth Jane Howard
HAROLD HOBSON on Sheridan Morley 's biography of Noel Coward - A Talent to Amuse and other new books
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK


Introduced By: Eric Rhode
Introduced By: Elizabeth Longford
Unknown: Charles Douglas-Home
Unknown: Piers Paul Read
Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock The News

The background to the" news and people in the news followed by Listening Post introduced by ANNE ALLEN


Duced By: Anne Allen

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

The Hound of the Baskervilles read by NIGEL STOCK (14)


Read By: Nigel Stock

: Music at Night

Wilfred Josephs Chacony
Brahms Sonata in A, Op 100

: * Closedown'

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