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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 introduced by BRIAN JOHNSTON
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight
What the Bible Says
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Fr Vincent Whelan

: 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
Alleluia sing to Jesus (sp 260: Hyfrydol)
Interlude: Christian comment The prayer for protection

: Listen....

to people talking about Edward Elgar
After his recent programme on the composer many listeners wrote to DAVID FRANKLIN and told him their memories of Elgar
Produced by Helen Fry


Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Helen Fry

: For Schools

A I'ecoute: written by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY (for primary school pupils in their third year of French)
9.55 Movement and music 2 by JAMES DODDING
The Circus comes to town!


Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 64; Awake, my soul, and with the sun (BBC HB 403); Psalm 119 (part 2); 2 Kings 2, vv 1-15; Lord, while for all mankind we pray (BBC HB 432)

: For Schools

Lecture Expliquée: A reading, with comment and appreciation of La Fontaine's fable La Mvrt et le Bucheron
Written by JEAN MOUTON (French for Sixth Forms)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 Harlequin's Hoax
A play in the round based on Commedia del'Arte characters by JENYTH WORSLEY : second rehearsal. (Springboard)
11.20 Ash Road by IVAN SOUTHALL , adapted by MICHAEL HYDE. 2: State of Emer gency. (Listening and Writing)
11.40 I am, therefore I think 3: I don'get it
MARY WARNOCK, Headmistress of Oxford High School for Girls, explores, in conversation with sixth-formers from the school, problems of communication. Produced by STUART EVANS (Prospect series)


Written By: Jean Mouton
Music By: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: Jenyth Worsley
Unknown: Ivan Southall
Adapted By: Michael Hyde.
Unknown: Emer Gency.
Produced By: Stuart Evans

: Announcements

: Pick of the Week

GALE FEDRICK 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: The Elder Tractor by ELIZABETH HAMILTON (part 2)


Unknown: Elizabeth Hamilton

: For Schools

Miss .Snippet goes to the Land of Pins and Needles by ELIZABETH Robinson , adapted by Margaret Thomas (Let's Join In)
2.26 Van Gogh
Produced by SAM LANGDON
(Art and Design: Radiovision)
2.40 The Singing Hill by MElNDERT DEJONG Part 3: The Rain
(Stories and Rhymes)


Unknown: Elizabeth Robinson
Adapted By: Margaret Thomas
Unknown: Van Gogh
Written By: Nicholas Wadley
Produced By: Sam Langdon
Unknown: Melndert Dejong

: Sound Screen 69

The cinema programme

: Any Answers?

'Thursday'sbroadcast: Radio2)

: Sitting on a Goldmine

An enquiry by STUART FORSYTH The British mining industry-at one time foremost in the world - is now in a pretty sad state. Yet just across the Irish Sea, the Republic of Ireland has shown that, given some incentive, mining companies are prepared to seek and exploit minerals in a way that is profitable to both country and companies. So why not a rebirth of mining in Britain?


Unknown: Stuart Forsyth
Produced By: David Paterson

: Benno Moiseiwitsch

Piano music by Chopin and Debussy gramophone record

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced from the Midlands by DAVID STEVENS and including:
Hand-in-glove at Fiddler's Folly: KEITH ACKRILL has been to see Shropshire's only permanent Puppet Theatre, run by Douglas Ward , in a valley near Church Stretton
Ton-up boys of the Twenties: GEOFFREY GREEN turns the clock back to the 1920s and the influence that the motorbike had on the teenagers who travelled and tinkered with them


Unknown: David Stevens
Unknown: Keith Ackrill
Unknown: Douglas Ward

: 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 10: Escape to Vienna
A perilous journey to Vienna leaves the Nijinskys stranded without food or money in a luxury hotel.


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 TOM bostock - Stop Press: introduced by MICHAEL MEECH


Unknown: Tom Bostock
Introduced By: Michael Meech

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Travers-Macy: Angela Piper
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Adam Archer: Jeremy Whltticase
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslle Dunn
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Phlllp Morant
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Hester Latimer: Penelope Shaw
Mrs Blossom: Anne Crick

: My Word!

: Trial for Murder on Assize

2: The Trial of Mrs Maybrick


Unknown: Mrs Maybrick

: Mendelssohn, Bloch and Brahms

Mendelssohn Overture: A Midsummer Night's Dream
8.13* Bloch Symphonic Poems: Winter; Spring


Leader: Felix Kok
Conducted By: Harold Gray

: * The Interval Peaceful Days in Kashmir

FREDERICK ALDERSON describes a visit during which he ironically observed some surviving amenities from the days of the British Raj


Unknown: Frederick Alderson

: * Concert

Part 2: Brahms
Symphony No 1, in c minor

: 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 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 Children of the Huuse by BRIAN FAIRFAX-LUCY and PHILIPPA PEARCE abridged and produced by PAUL HUMPHREYS
KEITH BANKS reads the last of 10 instalments


Unknown: Brian Fairfax-Lucy
Produced By: Paul Humphreys

: Music at Night

Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major. Op 47
MEMBERS OF THE BARYLLI QUARTET Walter Barylli (violin) Rudolf Streng (viola)
Emanuel Brabec (cello)
JORG DEMUS (piano)
gramophone record


Violin: Walter Barylli
Viola: Rudolf Streng
Cello: Emanuel Brabec
Piano: Jorg Demus

: * Closedown

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