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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today t.45 Thought for the Day
6.50 Weather: programme news
6.55 South-East News

: Today The News

The world this morning introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Weather: programme news
7.55 South-East News


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News @

Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth - and in space
8.40 Today's Papers

: The News

: Midweek Portrait: Elizabeth Blackwell, MD

Written by Mary-Jean Hasler
'If only I had been treated by a lady doctor!' That cry by a dying friend gave
Elizabeth Blackwell the reason she had been searching for.
Born in Bristol in 1821, her family emigrated to the USA when she was 11. There her determination to become a qualified doctor met with tremendous opposition. The fact that she did succeed is a tribute to this remarkable pioneering woman.


Writer: Mary-Jean Hasler
Producer: Alan Burgess
Elizabeth Blackwell: Gwen Cherrell
Narrator: Hector Ross
Marian Blackwell: Tucker McGuire
Hannah Blackwell: Hilda Schroder
Mr Blackwell: Geoffrey Collins
Paul: Kerry Francis
Mrs Gardener: Grizelda Hervey
Dr Dubois: Austin Trevor
Mr Dickson: Brian Haines
Henry: David Healy
Kitty: Madi Hedd
Matron: Hilda Kriseman

: Gentleman's Gentleman

John Lake was not in the Wodehouse image of a manservant. He was a chauffeur who was only occasionally called upon to play the role of valet, but his job brought him into close contact with 'high society.' In conversation with Leigh Crutchley he talks about his experiences.


Subject: John Lake
Interviewer: Leigh Crutchley

: Daily Service

NEM P 102; what their joy
(BBC HB 252); Psalm 40; Romans 8, vv 5-21 (NEB); How bright these glorious spirits shine (BBC HB 492)

: Morning Melody

Introduced by JOHN WEBSTER


Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Unknown: Brett Stevens
Introduced By: John Webster

: Hinges of History: 4 The Battle of Waterloo

from the book The Fifteen
Decisive Battles of the World by SIR EDWARD CREASY arranged by HOWARD JONES Readers MICHAEL MCCLAIN and SAM MCCREADY


Unknown: Sir Edward Creasy
Arranged By: Howard Jones
Arranged By: Readers Michael McClain
Arranged By: Sam McCready

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE and including:
'Impoverished and Ignored': WYN KNOWLES describes an unusual conference about mental hospitals
Specialist in the Studio: an eye specialist answers questions on glaucoma
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Introduced By: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Twenty Questions

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardeastle


Introduced By: William Hardeastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Lulu's Busy Day by MISS M. J. HIGGINS


Unknown: Miss M. J. Higgins

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

Produced by ALAN OWEN


Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Conducted By: Edward Darling
Conducted By: Ursula Connors
Produced By: Alan Owen

: Afternoon Theatre Out of the Depths



Unknown: Raymond Ragan Butler

: Trained to Care

A series of eight programmes about the professional social worker.
4: The Social Worker and the Sick
DAVID HOBMAN talks to both a medical and a psychiatric social worker about their role with the physically and men. tally ill. He discusses theii work with PADDY DANIEL , for merly Casework Consultant ai the Family Welfare Association. Produced by ANN CALDWELL


Talks: David Hobman
Unknown: Paddy Daniel
Produced By: Ann Caldwell

: Children Talking

BARBARA MCDONALD talks to children in Belfast about food and drink
Produced by GILLIAN HUSH


Talks: Barbara McDonald
Produced By: Gillian Hush

: Story Time Woodstock

by SIR WALTER SCOTT adapted as a serial in seven parts by PENELOPE SHAW
After the Royalist defeat at Worcester Sir Henry Lee, loyal keeper of Woodstock Manor, has been expelled by order of Parliament.
2: The Stern Protector with Other parts JILL MEERS and JOHN RANSOME


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: Penelope Shaw
Unknown: Jill Meers
Unknown: John Ransome
the Narrator: John Rowe
Oliver Cromwell: Brian Hewlett

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight. the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by William Hardeastle and Derek Cooper
5.50 Weather: programme news
5.55 South-East News


Presented By: William Hardeastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN
The Spinster: written and adapted by DICK SHARPLES
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Dick Sharples
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Alastair Stewart: Russell Hunter
Esmé Stewart: Delia Paton
Miss Scourgie: Hilda Kriseman

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions' from Banbury Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: A Story of Our Time Jane: girl on heroin

If you met Jane in the street you would never guess her problem. With her long blonde hair and black maxi-coat she looks like a thousand other girls-a credit to any family. She is in fact a heroin addict, who twice in the past year has been dangerously ill as a result of her addiction. This programme traces Jane's life from childhood in an attempt to discover what led this girl from a comfortable middle-class family to take to drugs. Jane's story is followed by a discussion on some of the medical, social, and psychological problems posed by addiction.
Interview and script by JUNE ROSE
Narrator JON CURLE
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Script By: June Rose
Narrator: Jon Curle
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions, and news from the world of science and technology
Each week PAUL VAUGHAN brings you the people whose achievements are changing your way of life


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Norlhanger Abbey by JANE AUSTEN
Read by Dorothy Tutin (8)


Unknown: Jane Austen
Read By: Dorothy Tutin

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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