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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

: Today The News

The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Mania and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Weather; programme news
7.55 South-East News

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Mania
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News

and more of Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: The News

: The Fashionable Musician

In every era some particular kind of musician has been ' all the rage'
SIDNEY HARRISON discusses seven significant types with recordings by and about them 1: Canary Fanciers
Produced by DENYS GUEROULT

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Harrison
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODOING for the 7-9-year-olds
Produced by VERA GRAY

Contributors

Music By: James Dodoing
Produced By: Vera Gray

: Daily Service

NEM p 37: The race that long in darkness pined (BBC hb 496); Psalm 98; Romans 15 vv 7-17, 16, vv 25-27 (NEB); Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323)

: Animal Pageant

1: .. . the elephant and the kangaroo
A sequence of music and verse Readers ELIZABETH PROUD and NIGEL LAWSON
Produced bv MADEAU STEWART
(BBC Sound Archive recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: Madeau Stewart

: For Schools

Foreign Correspondent
A BBC correspondent talks on a topic of interest and importance in the immediate past, present, or future
11.0 Examining a Plant by HARRY ARMSTRONG (Junior Science)
11.20 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY
WHITTAM Jack and the Beanstalk with music specially composed by PAMELA KENWAY and VERA GRAY Produced by VERA GRAY
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.40 Contemporary History
1: Hitler and the Jews - a study of the social roots of genocide. Written and narrated by PHILIP HOLLAND

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Armstrong
Unknown: Whittam Jack
Unknown: Vera Gray
Produced By: Vera Gray
Unknown: Philip Holland

: Down Your Way: Oxford

(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
12.55 Weather; 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 British Red Cross Society

In the centenary year of the British Red Cross Society A. B. HODGSON , Deputy Director-General, talks about its work today.
(Further enquiries to: British Red Cross Society, 9 Grosvenor Crescent, London, SW1)

Contributors

Unknown: B. Hodgson

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Boy with Wooden Shoes by HAZEL FLETCHER : part 2

Contributors

Unknown: Hazel Fletcher

: For Schools

Music Workshop 2
There is to be a celebration in the village and it will be attended by no less than His Worship the Mayor
Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
2.20 Poetry and Jazz Appearances
VERNON SCANNELL introduces some poems to music by the MICHAEL GARRICK TRIO With DIANA OLSSON and STEPHEN THORNE
Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Butter/lies and Moths by MARGARET SHEFFIELD (Nature)

Contributors

Produced By: William Murphy
Introduces: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: Michael Garrick
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Produced By: Stuart Evans

: Afternoon Theatre Berthe

A play for radio by DORIS GREENE with Penelope Lee as Berthe and Philip Bond , Denis McCarthy
' Is Berthe as famous as that, then?' My dear Baroness. she's one of the leading lights in the world's greatest peace movement.'
The action takes place towards the end of last century.
Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Greene
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Philip Bond
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Produced By: John Powell
The Countess Sophie: Noel Hood
Berthe her daughter: Penelope Lee
The Baron von Suttner: Harold Kasket
The Baroness, his wife: Betty Hardy
Their three children: Arthur: Philip Bond
Their three children: Isolde: Patricia Gallimore
Their three children: Trudie: Chrys Salt
Dr Henriksen: Alan Dudley
Alfred: Denis McCarthy

: The Countryside in April

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country with a Natural History contribution by ERIC SIMMS Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER
Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS

Contributors

Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time Portrait of Elmbury

by JOHN MOORE adapted and produced by PAUL HUMPHREYS
Read by KEITH BANKS
4: Markets, Farming, and Sales

Contributors

Unknown: John Moore
Produced By: Paul Humphreys
Read By: Keith Banks

: 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

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The News

: I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

starring A. gibbon, OBE and featuring
TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR , JOHN CLEESE GRAEME GARDEN, DAVID HATCH JO KENDALL , BILL ODDIE
With THE DAVE LEE GROUP
Written by BILL ODDIE and GRAEME GARDEN
Produced by DAVID HATCH and PETER TITlIERADGE

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Written By: Bill Oddie
Produced By: David Hatch
Produced By: Peter Titlieradge

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Film Time

A review of current trends and past influences in the cinema

: Midweek Theatre: Swap

by JILL HYEM
No woman ever likes to imagine herself as being middle-aged; but when you have an 18-year-old son who thinks of you as something out of the Ark. you need to take drastic steps if you're to become ' with it '!
Produced by JANE GRAHAM
(Repeated: Thursday. 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Produced By: Jane Graham
Diana: Rhoda Lewis
Hugh: Peter Pratt
Jumbo: John Warner
Enid: Gudrun Ure
Toby: Derek Seaton

: Now Read On

Introduced by MAGNUS MAGNUSSON JOHN WAIN talks about his latest novel A Winter in the Hills, set in North Wales
EDGAR LUSTGARTEN reviews Their Good Names, H. Montgomery Hyde's account of twelve famous cases of defamation
HILARY SPURLING and JOHN WEIGHTMAN on A Death in the Sanchez Family by Oscar Lewis ; Andr6 Malraux 's novel of the Spanish Civil War, Days of Hope, now in paperback; He Slew the Dreamer, the story of Martin Luther King 's assassin Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK †

Contributors

Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson
Talks: John Wain
Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: H. Montgomery
Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: John Weightman
Unknown: Oscar Lewis
Unknown: Andr6 Malraux
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: This Island Now

Historic Buildings: have we got our priorities rightf
We spend less each year on preserving historic buildings, which all can enjoy, than on Covent Garden Opera, which few can attend. Even the money that is spent goes more on isolated ruins than on inhabited cities.
In the first of two programmes on what should or should not be conserved, NICHOLAS TAYLOR talks with LORD KENNET. Parliamentary Secretary. Ministry of Housing and Local Government (' the Minister for Conservation '): MICHAEL MIDDLETON , Director of the Civic Trust; and VISCOUNT ESHER , architect-planner and author of the York Conservation Study.
Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Talks: Nicholas Taylor
Unknown: Michael Middleton
Unknown: Viscount Esher
Produced By: Leonie Cohn

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Northanger Abbey
Read by Dorothy Tutin (17)

Contributors

Read By: Dorothy Tutin

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown









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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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