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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 Big Ben 10.0 pm

: The News

7.10 South-East News
7.15 Today
Presented by JOHN TIMPSON
Thirty minutes of what Britain is getting up to this morning - and what happening abroad
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight
I'm an old square about ... Parenthood: MARK HANKEY
7.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Mark Hankey

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today
Britain at breakfast-time and the news around the world
8.40 Today's Papers
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service

: Break for Music

played by the CEDRIC DUMONT ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Dumont

: For Schools

The Bible: How and Why by ROBERT C. WALTON
How the Gospels were written (i) Mark's Gospel
Produced by DAVID LYTTLE
9.55 Movement and Music 1

Contributors

Unknown: Robert C. Walton
Produced By: David Lyttle

: Daily Service

NEM p 33; Christian, seek not yet repose (BBC HB 340); Canticle 12; Mark 9, vv 2-13 (NEB); Christ, above all glory seated (BBC HB 121)

: For Schools

Twelve Hours of Daylight Thistles and Thorns
Written by ROBERT c. WALTON (Christian Focus series)
10.50 Music Workshop 2: Follow-up
Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
11.0 Time and Tune
Introduced by JOHN CAMBURN 5: The River Thames
Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 The Kingdom by MARGERY MORRIS
Presented by BARRY FOSTER Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man series)
11.40 Shropshire: Telford New City. Compiled by GORDON SNELL (Geography)

Contributors

Written By: Robert C. Walton
Produced By: William Murphy
Introduced By: John Camburn
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Presented By: Barry Foster
Produced By: David Lyttle

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE and including
The Other Side of the Coin: doctors reflect on their experiences as patients
Specialist in the Studio: a chiropodist answers listeners' questions
Produced by THENA HESHEL

Contributors

Introduced By: Joan Yorke
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

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Jacko the monkey and the potato scones by JEAN SUTCLIFFE

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: For Schools

Doing Things
Poems by Robert Frost , June Thomson , Vernon Scannell , E. J. Scovell , Carl Sandburg , John Walsh , Geoffrey Summerfield arranged by JOAN GRIFFITHS and read by NICHOLAS EDMETT NERYS HUGHES and JOHN RYE (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
Look! What do you see?
2.30 Unos minutos nada mds 5: Paco y el cubo
Written by ROBERT p. CLARKE
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Living away from Home Written and introduced by JEFFREY SEGAL
Produced by RITA UDALL
(Looking Ahead: Your World)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Frost
Unknown: June Thomson
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: E. J. Scovell
Unknown: Carl Sandburg
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Geoffrey Summerfield
Arranged By: Joan Griffiths
Read By: Nicholas Edmett
Read By: Nerys Hughes
Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Introduced By: Jeffrey Segal
Produced By: Rita Udall

: Fresh Start Magazine

Information and encouragement for women at home whose domestic responsibilities leave them with time for other work
Presented by CAROLINE NICHOLSON and MICHAEL SMEE
Produced by Judith bumpus

Contributors

Presented By: Caroline Nicholson

: Afternoon Theatre

Double or Nothing by MICHAEL BRETT

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brett

: Barbara Mullen

with Ballads, Songs, and Snatches gramophone records

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by POLLY ELWES and including:
The Quest for a Unicorn: JEANINE MCMULLEN is fascinated by this mythical beast and discusses it with JOHN BROOKE -LITTLE, the Richmond Herald Going to the Pictures: PETER DAVALLE reviews some recent films and talks to LEE MARVIN and MICHAEL CRAWFORD
On the receiving end: CHARLES WARD always knows of a place for other people's rubbish Your letters

Contributors

Introduced By: Polly Elwes
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: John Brooke
Unknown: Peter Davalle
Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Charles Ward

: Story Time: The Golden Salamander: 7: The Piombi

An 18th-century adventure in eight parts by Aubrey Feist
with Frederick Treves, Gretta Gouriet, Clifford Norgate, Ian Dewar
Arrived in Venice, and eager for news of Charles Quilter, the Blys and Diana encountered two compatriots, George Spencer and Dr Trimble. Unfortunately, though, these agreeable gentlemen were to lead the brothers to disaster.
Produced by DAVID GEARY

Contributors

Unknown: Aubrey Feist
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Gretta Gouriet
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Ian Dewar
Unknown: Charles Quilter
Unknown: George Spen
Produced By: David Geary
Storyteller: Charles Simon
Peregrine Bly: Ian Dewar
Lorenzo: John Gabriel
Roger Bly: Frederick Treves
The Hon George Spencer: John Forrest
Dr Samuel Trimble: Hector Ross
Diana Quilter: Gretta Gouriet
Charles Quilter: Clifford Norgate
Fiametta: Venetia Maxwell
Zafzi: Bartlett Mullins
Pier-Maria Maruzzi: Heron Carvic
Teresa Maruzzi: Joan Hart

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: South-East News

Tonight's evening paper of the air with reports from the region's news studios and Scotland Yard - Sportsdesk - Stop Press: introduced by BOB HOLNESS

Contributors

Introduced By: Bob Holness

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer: Bruno Milna

: Petticoat Line

: Sir Frederick Ashton

retires this summer as Director of the Royal Ballet, the company to whom he has devoted his life and whose fortunes have been very largely founded upon his creative work. IAN HORSBRUGH introduces a programme in which Sir Frederick looks back over his life and work, together with: DAME MARCOT FONTEYN DAME MARIE RAMBERT
DAME NINETTE DE VALOIS TAMARA KARSAVINA
JOHN LANCHBERY
Produced by ROBERT CRADOCK (Sir Frederick's farewell: p 10)

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Marcot Fonteyn
Unknown: Valois Tamara Karsavina
Unknown: John Lanchbery
Produced By: Robert Cradock

: Tennyson

Portrait of a Poet
This programme introduced by Sir John Betjeman is made up of anecdotes, reminiscences, and poetry recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.
Among the readers are: Peggy Ashcroft
Robert Donat. John Gielgud Jill Balcon , C. Day Lewis Sybil Thorndike Stephen Murray
Sir Charles Tennyson recalls his boyhood in his grandfather's house, and the poet's own voice can be heard in an extract from Maud.
This unexpected picture of an unconventional Victorian is compiled and produced by HALLAM TENNYSON
(An LP based on the programme is available on the BBC Study Record label obtainable by mail order only at 30s, including packing and postage, from BBC Radio Enterprises, London, SE99)

Contributors

Introduced By: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Robert Donat.
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Lewis Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Sir Charles Tennyson
Produced By: Hallam Tennyson

: The World of Books

Introduced by MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
BARRY CARMAN on Ronald Firbank by Miriam J. Benkovitz , the first full biography of the author of Valmouth
HAROLD Hobson reviews Napoleon is dead in Russia by Guide Artom, an account of the plot against Napoleon in the winter of 1812
FRANCIS KING on Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse, a Japanese documentary novel about the survivors of Hiroshima and other new books
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson
Introduced By: Barry Carman
Unknown: Miriam J. Benkovitz
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Francis King
Unknown: Masuji Ibuse.
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 WALTER TAPLIN

Contributors

Duced By: Walter Taplin

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

Phineas Redux by ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Book 2: Tribulation -and Trial read by DAVID MARCH (14)

Contributors

Unknown: Phineas Redux
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Read By: David March

: Music at Night

Mozart
Quartet in E flat major (K428)
AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET

: Closedown









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