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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Thought for the Day
6.50 Weather; programme news
6.55 South-East News

: The News

The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth 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

and more of Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast)

: Parents and Children

5: Staying Together for the Sake of the Children
When parents no longer love each other, should they stay together to maintain a home for the children? Is a strained atmosphere worse for a child than separation from one parent?
People who have been involved explain their point of view. Professional workers in marriage guidance, psychology, and child-care, comment.
Introduced by LESI,IE SMITH


Produced By: Barbara Crowther

: Folk Interlude

Songs from PEGGY SEEGER (BBC Archive recordings)


Unknown: Peggy Seeger

: Daily Service

NEM p 11; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; Romans 11, vv 13-18, 25-32 (NEH): The Lord's my Shepherd (BBC HB 480)

: Morning Melody

presenting Bill McCue in It's a Fine Thing to Sing with his guest MARIAN DAVIES and the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by MARTIN GOLDSTEIN Produced by EDDIE FRASER


Unknown: Bill McCue
Unknown: Marian Davies
Conducted By: Martin Goldstein
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

: Five Morning Comedies

2: One Quiet Weekend by BRIAN I.ONGMORE
You can never escape having to see prospective in-laws, but sometimes it is an eye-opener for the most unexpected reasons.


Unknown: Brian I.Ongmore
Produced By: Michael Rosen
Alec: Nigel Anthony
Helen: Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Hamilton: Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Carlisle: Hilda Kriseman
Mr Carlisle: Austin Trevor
Richard: Nigel Lambert
S ue: Patricia Gallimore
Harry: Alan Barry
Mr Hamilton: Alan Barry

: Listening Post

WALTER TAPLIN introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues
Please write to: Listening Post, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. Or telephone [number removed]


Introduces: Walter Taplin

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN
A Test of Intelligence: written and adapted by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE (Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55Weather; programmenews


Unknown: A. J. Crcnin
Adapted By: Donald Bull
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Mr Miller: Henry Stamper
Harry Murray: Archie Duncan
Meg Murray: Gudrun Ure
Brian: Elizabeth Proud
Fergus JO: Manning Wilson
Mrs Murray: Hilda Kriseman

: 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

for children under 5
Story: George the Little Grey Van becomes an Ambulance by SHIRLEY ROWE


Unknown: Shirley Rowe

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

Produced by ALAN OWEN


Unknown: Audrey Brett
Conducted By: John Barker
Violin: Jack Rothstein
Produced By: Alan Owen

: Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens : adapted in 12 parts by GILES COOPER with 3: In Trouble
In which Oliver, having run away to London, learns further particulars concerning the pleasant old Gentleman, who is his host, and his hopeful Pupils.
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL (Repeated: Friday, 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Fagin: Peter Woodthorpe
Mr Brownlow: George Howe
Oliver: And Stephen Bone
Narrator: Peter Williams
Mr Fang: Peter Williams
Artful Dodger: Dennis Conoley
Charley Bates: David Howe
Nancy: Patricia Leventon
Monks: Kenneth Fortescue
Officer: Nigel Lambert
Driver: Nigel Lambert
Bookseller: Leonard Fenton
Court Officer: Kerry Francis
Clerk: Sean Arnold
Woman in crowd: Dorit Welles

: Tales from the Poona Club

Eight stories of the British in India by BERKELY MATHER 3: A Duck in Bombay with William Fox
' Bombay was a happy hunting ground for con men in the old days ... goes on a bit even now.'


Unknown: William Fox

: Story Time: Tales of the Supernatural

Six stories chosen and produced by DAVID DAVIS 1: The Apple Tree by ELIZABETH BOWEN read by PATIENCE collier
1 Every now and then I wake, to see Doria get up and tie the cord round her waist and go out. I have to go after her; there is always the apple tree. Its roots are in me. It takes, all my strength ... '
(Patience Collier is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)


Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Patience Collier

: 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 Hardcastle and Derek Cooper
5.50 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The News

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mvstery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair
Produced by BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Thursday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Pricstland

: War and Peace

A dramatisation in 20 parts from the translation by LOUISE and AYLMER MAUDE
Edited by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Executive producer RONALD MASON with David Buck , Kate Binchy Martin Jarvis , Felix Felton and Denys Hawthorne as Tolstoy
17: Patience and Time adapted by VAL GIELGUD
Cast in order of speaking:
Directed by JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Aylmer Maude
Edited By: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Ronald Mason
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Adapted By: Val Gielgud
Directed By: John Powell
Marya Bolkonskaya: Elizabeth Proud
Countess Natalya Rostova: Ilona Ference
Count Ilya Rostov: David March
Sonya: Patricia Gallimore
Natasha Rostova: Kate Binchy
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky: Martin Jarvis
Napoleon: Peter Pratt
Kutuzov: Felix Felton
Tsar Alexander: John Pullen
General Bennigsen: John Bryning
General Ermolov: John Gabriel
General Toll: Nigel Lambert
OrlOV: Garard Green
Grekov: Derek Seaton
Berthier: John Rye
Pierre Bezukhov: David Buck

: Lenin

Have a good took at that man, that's Lenin. Observe his obstinate, self-willed skull
(Rosa Luxemburg )
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) was born 100 years ago this month. This commemorative programme reconstructs his life and includes eye-witness accounts, both British and Russian, of the Revolution and the man who made it.
Research and comment by JOHN ERICKSON , Professor of Politics, Edinburgh University
Compiled and produced by TONY GOULD


Unknown: Rosa Luxemburg
Unknown: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
Unknown: John Erickson
Produced By: Tony Gould
Narrator: John Pullen
Lenin: John Bryning
Krupskaya: Madi Hedd
Readers: John Gabriel
Readers: Hilda Kriseman

: Aspects of Government The Missing Link

DONALD c. WATT, Reader in International History, London School of Economics, and JOHN ERICKSON , Professor of Politics, Edinburgh University, talk about the role of secret intelligence in the formulation of foreign policy.
' We are not, of course, talking about spy stories ... but about the use and assessment of such intelligence when governments make up their foreign policy.'
9.58 Weather


Unknown: John Erickson

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Northanger Abbey by JANE AUSTEN
Read by Dorothy Tutin (11)


Unknown: Jane Austen
Read By: Dorothy Tutin

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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