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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 r.TS 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 am
1.0. 6.0, 11.0 pm Big Ben 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
A Book of Witnesses With DAVID KOSSOFF
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Unknown: David Kossoff

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: Elephant Bill



Unknown: J. H. Williams
Read By: Maurice Denham

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast)

: Daphne du Maurier

The recent publication of Miss du Maurier's latest novel The House on the Strand has renewed critical interest in this perennially popular writer.
In her first broadcast interview for well over a decade DAPHNE DU MAURIER talks to WILFRED DE'ATH about her remarkable family, her life, and work.

: Holy Communion

on the Feast of the Epiphany from the Parish Church of St James, Piccadilly, London
Celebrant THE REV STEWART CROSS assisted by members of the staff of the BBC including a section of the BBC CHORUS
Preacher FR PATRICK MCENROE Epistle: Ephesians 3. vv 1-12 Gospel: Matthew 2, vv 1-12
Hymns (BBC HB): Hail to the Lord's Anointed (457); BriRhtest and best (63); As with gladness (62)
The Service sung to Darke in E Organist GEORGE THALBEN-BALL


Unknown: Fr Patrick McEnroe

: Morning Melody

presenting Bill McCue in It's a Fine Thing to Sing with his guest PATRICIA LAMBERT and the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHES1RA conductor IAIN SUTHERLAND
Produced by EDDIE FRASER


Unknown: Bill McCue
Unknown: Patricia Lambert
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

: Battles of Britain

2: All For a Bit of Cod by DAVID MOSEY
When young Colin gets the sack he seems quite unperturbed, but Arthur, his father, interprets it as a slur on the family reputation.


Unknown: David Mosey
Produced By: Alan Ayckbourn
Ivy: Pamela Dellar
Arthur: Geoffrey Banks
Terry: Brian Peck
Colin: Derrick Gilbert
Brian: Brian Miller

: Sound Screen 70

The cinema programme
(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast: Radio 2)

: Petticoat Line

: 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

: Listen with Mother

Story: Malcolm's New Shoes by ALICE EVERARD

: Invitation to Music

from STEVE RACE including a selection from the BBC


Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: David Allan

: Emma

by JANE AUSTEN dramatised as a 13-part serial with Suzanne Neve Part 1


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Suzanne Neve

: Before the Phonograph

What about a contraption to teach the birds how to sing? Or alternatively, if you happen to live in a stately home we have got just the right front-door bell for you.
Bizarre mechanical musical instruments introduced by NIGEL MURPHY


Introduced By: Nigel Murphy

: Maria Callas

Gramophone records of the great operatic soprano introduced by CHARLES OSBORNE


Introduced By: Charles Osborne

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by STEVE RACE and including: With-it Writ: CLIFF RICHARD tells TONY BLACK of his part in recording the latest paraphrase of the New Testament, with music
Heritage of Fantasy: JOAN PYPER visited the romantic castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria to meet the restorers at work and hear legends of the king Big Jack and the Injuns: w. GRATTON recalls the thrill of the Little Picture House
Your letters


Introduced By: Steve Race
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Tony Black
Unknown: Joan Pyper

: Story Time

A World of Their Own
A series of stories about children chosen and abridged by GUY CULLINGFORD


Abridged By: Guy Cullingford
Reader: L. Barker
Reader: Peter Tuddenham

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: 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 DOUGLAS CAMERON


Introduced By: Douglas Cameron

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: War and Peace

A dramatisation in 20 episodes from the translation by LOUISE MAUDE and AYLMER MAUDE edited by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Executive producer RONALD MASON with David Buck , Kate Binchy Martin Jarvis. Stephen Murray Felix Felton , Anna Cropper and Denys Hawthorne as Tolstoy
Part 2: Summer 1805adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Cast in order of speaking
Directed by NESTA PAIN
(Repeated: Sunday, 2.30 pm)
(Martin Jarvis is in 'The Bandwagon ' at the Mermaid Theatre, London)


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Translation By: Louise Maude
Translation By: Aylmer Maude
Edited By: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Ronald Mason
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Nesta Pain
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Count Ilya Rostov: David March
Marya Dmitrievna: Kathleen Helme
Count Pierre Bezukhov: David Buck
Shinshin: Garard Green
Julie Karagina: Alexa Romanes
Petya Rostov: Derek Seaton
Natasha Rostova: Kate Binchy
Sonya: Patricia Gallimore
Princess Catiche: Jo Manning Wilson
Prince Vasili Kuragin: James Thomason
Princess Drubetskaya: Daphne Newton
Princess Sophia: Sonia Fraser
Marya Bolkonskaya: Elizabeth Proud
Prince Nicolai Bolkonsky: Stephen Murray
Mademoiselle Bourienne: Patricia Gallimore
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky: Martin Jarvis
Princess Lise Bolkonskaya: Anna Cropper
Nesvitski: Michael Deacon
Timokhin: Geoffrey Collins
Fedya Dolokhov: Sean Barrett
German colonel: Leonard Fenton
General Kutuzov: Felix Felton

: Music to Remember

.leader REGINALD STEAD conducted by AKEO WATANABE Mozart Divertimento No 17, in D major (K 334)
Beethoven Symphony No 3, in E flat major (Eroica)


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Akeo Watanabe

: Radio 4 Reports ... on

The Shop Steward - Paragon or Parasite?
Introduced by KENNETH HARRIS
Last year Mrs Barbara Castle , addressing an important assembly of executives, claimed that power of management was moving from the top echelon to the shop floor.
If this is true. has the Shop Steward too much power - and does he abuse it? Can and will our economy be strangled at source by wildcat strikes in docks, factories, railways, and mines? Is the Shop Steward an anachronism?
Produced by ALAN BURGESS


Introduced By: Kenneth Harris
Unknown: Mrs Barbara Castle
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock

The News
The background to the news and people in the news, followed by Listening Post introduced by LESLIE SMITH
For either the weekday or Sunday editions, send your letters to: Listening Post, BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA. For very late letters you can ring (01)-[number removed], extension 3030, and dictate your message.


Duced By: Leslie Smith

: India in the Seventies

The second in a series of four talks about the prospects facing India in the coming decade. DILIP MUKERJEE , one of India's best-known economic and political writers, looks at the present state of the Indian economy and points to some of the more urgent tasks to be faced in the next few years.
(Eric da Costa: Wednesday)


Unknown: Dilip Mukerjee

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

Book 1: The Ladies Rally Round read by DAVID MARCH (12)


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Read By: David March

: Music at Night

Brahms Fantasies, Op 116
Chopin Nocturne in c sharp minor. Op 27 No 1


Piano: Norma Fisher

: Closedown

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