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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

7.19 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
What the Bible Says with FR VINCENT WHELAN f
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Fr Vincent Whelan

: The News

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

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
For all the Saints (sp 202, vv 4, 6, 8: Sine Nomine)
Interlude: Whom will we remember?
The prayer for today

: Listen....

to a personal view ' Beside the Sea ' by Josephine Kirk Produced by CHRISTOPHER T. WESTBEY


Unknown: Josephine Kirk
Produced By: Christopher T. Westbey

: For Schools

A Vecoute: 6 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 String Family


Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 19: When morning gilds the skies (BBC HB 285); Psalm 15: Matthew 6, vv 19-34 (NEB); 0 Lord, how happy should we be <BBC HB 311)

: For Schools

Le Barbier de Seville
Extracts from the play by BEAUMARCHAIS
(French for Sixth Forms)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 Sigurd and the Dragon Written and produced by JENYTH WORSLEY (Springboard)
11.20 The Zoo
Short story by WILLIAM Carlos WILLIAMS, and the poem The Funereal Cockatoo by zo bailey
(Listening and Writing)
11.40 1 am, therefore I think 1: What's the Idea?
A programme exploring the way that artists, scientists, and philosophers get ideas and how far thoughts are a rationalisation of emotion and instincts. Compiled and produced by STUART EVANS (Prospect series)


Music By: Albert Chatterley
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley
Story By: William Carlos
Produced 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: Shadows at Bedtime by daphne BENHAM

: For Schools

Top Off: the traditional story of a greedy cat and a house-keeper mouse retold by D. J. SAINT (Let's Join In)
(Art and Design: radiovision)
2.40 The Singing Hill by MEINDERT DE JONG Part 1: Father
(Stories and Rhymes)


Unknown: D. J. Saint
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith
Read By: Stephen Thorne
Read By: Gary Watson

: Sound Screen 69

The cinema programme

: Any Answers ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questionsf

: The Song and Dance Man

BENNY GREEN introduces a cavalcade of the complete entertainers, with the story of their lives and music that made them famous.
Produced by STEVE ALLEN


Unknown: Eddie Cantor
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Introduces: Benny Green
Produced By: Steve Allen

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced from Northern Ireland by WALTER LOVE and including: A Hare in the Family: FRED WALKER talks to FELICITY GRAHAM about his unusual pet
The Great Sweetie Age: JOHN D. STEWART recalls some of the joys of his boyhood
Scot-free Holiday: ANDREW MAC-HARG tells JIM DOUGAL about a free trip he enjoyed in Scotland
Timbuctoo: another unusual holiday described by ROSALIND PRITCHARD
Folk songs sung by ANNIE GRAY


Talks: Fred Walker
Unknown: Felicity Graham
Unknown: John D. Stewart
Unknown: Jim Dougal
Unknown: Rosalind Pritchard
Sung By: Annie Gray

: Story Time: Nijinsky

The biography of the legendary dancer written by his widow romola n u in sky : abridged by DEREK PARKER from Nijinsky and The Last Years of Nijinsky read by ANNA BURDEN t, 8: Prisoners Once More
Trapped for the second time In Hungary in wartime, Nijinsky is threatened with liquidation by the Nazis.


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 MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Bob Holness

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones

: My Word!

: Fidelio

Opera in two acts
Libretto bv JOSEPH sonnleithner and FRIEDRICH TREITSCHKE after Leonore, ou I'amour conjugal by Jean Nicolas Bouilly (sung in German)
Guards, prisoners, townsfolk
Conducted by KARL bohm
The action takes place in a State prison near Seville Act 1
Scene 1 A room in Rocco's house
Scene 2 The courtyard of the prison
8.50* Act 2
Scene 1 A deep dungeon
Scene 2 An open space outside the prison
(Recording from the Salzburg Festival 1969: made available by courtesy of Austrian Radio)


Unknown: Joseph Sonnleithner
Unknown: Friedrich Treitschke
Unknown: Jean Nicolas Bouilly
Conducted By: Karl Bohm

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock The News

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


Unknown: George Scott

: 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 Baskcrvilles by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE abridged by MICHAEL HARDWICK
NIGEL STOCK reads the last of fifteen instalments
Produced by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Abridged By: Michael Hardwick
Produced By: John Cardy

: Music at Night

Gounod String Quartet in A minor
Humperdinck String Quartet in c major
ZURICH TONHALLE QUARTET gramophone records

: * Closedown

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