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: News Summary

S.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 bv Jack de Manio and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.5* Weather: programme news
7.55 South-East News


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: 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)

: For Schools

Religious Service
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Over to You
Woman veterinary surgeon


Written By: David Hammond

: Daily Service

NEM p 54; Thy mercy. Lord (BBCHB482): Psalm 36; Genesis 3 vv 6-19. 22-24 (NEB); Happy are they (BBC HB 274)

: Men Singing

The choir was formed in 1960. and since then they have given manv concerts in Britain and a concert tour in Sweden. Their competitive record in the principal music festivals in Wales includes three first prizes.
In this programme they sing music by Weber. Wagner , and Creston. together with spirituals and Welsh folk songs.
Introduced by IWAN THOMAS
Produced by J. ALWYN JONES


Accompanist: Noel Davies
Accompanist: Allan Fewster
Music By: Weber. Wagner
Introduced By: Iwan Thomas
Produced By: J. Alwyn

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1 The violin-maker
Libretto by PAUL TOWNSEND Music arranged by MICHAEL JESSETT "
Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY


Unknown: Paul Townsend
Arranged By: Michael Jessett
Produced By: William Murphy

: Break for Music

: For Schools

Men of Peace: Bertrand Russell Written and narrated by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE
Produced by RALPH ROLLS
(Sixth Form series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: John Stockbridge
Produced By: Ralph Rolls

: Listening Post

LESLIE SMITH introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues
Please write to: Listening Post, BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA IAA. Or telephone [number removed]


Introduces: Leslie Smith

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay Stranger in Town: written and adapted by HARRY GREEN
(Details as Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Unknown: Dr Finlay Stranger
Adapted By: Harry Green

: 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: Debbie and the Jackdaw by MARY WALKER : part 2


Unknown: Mary Walker

: For Schools

Mao Tse-tung
Written by JO MANTON (World History) †
2.20 Music Session One Pawley's Peepholes
A radio opera based on a story by JOHN WYNDHAM
Libretto by ERIC ali. en
A small town of today is invaded by tourists from 2070. WILLIAM APPLEBY teaches the music
2.40 Liberia: Iron Ore by DAVID HILLING
Produced by ALEX HUNTER (Geography)


Written By: Jo Manton
Story By: John Wyndham
Unknown: Eric Ali.
Unknown: William Appleby
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley
Produced By: Alex Hunter

: Oliver Twist: 5: A Robber's Apprentice

by Charles Dickens: adapted in 12 parts by Giles Cooper.
With Peter Woodthorpe as Fagin, John Hollis as Bill Sikes, and Stephen Bone as Oliver.

In which Oliver, having encountered some unwelcome acquaintances, is persuaded to leave Mr Brownlow's cosy house in Pentonville.

(Repeated: Friday, 7.30 pm)


Adapter: Giles Cooper
Author: Charles Dickens
Producer: Archie Campbell
Fagin: Peter Woodthorpe
Bill Sikes: John Hollis
Mr Bumble: Felix Felton
Oliver: Stephen Bone
Narrator: Peter Williams
Nancy: Patricia Leventon
Artful Dodger: Dennis Conoley
Charley Bates: David Howe
Mr Brownlow: George Howe
Mr Grimwig: Peter Pratt
Mrs Mann: Ella Milne
Dick: David Richardson
Mrs Bedwin: Vera Lennox

: Tales from the Poona Club

5: The Wrong Conclusion

: Story Time: Tales of the Supernatural

Six stories chosen and produced by david davis
' Spooner was my red tabby. When I say he had the most exquisite stance, and, running, carried his tail with enchanting style, anyone whose cricket memories extend back to the turn of the century will know why I gave him that name.'


Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Eleanor Farjeon
Read By: Sonia Fraser

: 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 Steve Race
5.56 Weather: programme news
5.55 South-East News


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: The News

: Twenty Questions

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


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: 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
Felix Felton. Elizabeth Proud and Denys Hawthorne as Tolstoy 19: Reluctant Duwn adapted by MICHAEL bakewell Cast in order of speaking:
Directed by NESTA PAIN
(Repeated: Sunday, 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Aylmer Maude
Edited By: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Ronald Mason
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Felix Felton.
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Nesta Pain
Natasha Rostova: Kate Binchy
Marya Bolkonskaya: Elizabeth Proud
General Kutuzov: Felix Felton
Staff Officer: David Spenser
Makeev: David March
Sergeant: Peter Tuddenham
Ramballe: Charles Hodgson
Soldiers: Frederick Treves
Soldiers: Nigel Lambert
Morel: Leonard Fenton
Tsar Alexander: John Pullen
Princess Catiche: Jo Manning Wilson
Pierre Bezukhov: David Buck
Count Willarski: John Rye

: An Affair between Journeys

A case of medical detection Written by ARTHUR swinson
Listen, Doc: anyone who says I've been carrying a load of smallpox around on my van is a liar.
How did uariola major, the most virulent form of the disease, spread across the North of England in 1953? Other parts played by GEOFFREY BANKS . COLIN EDWYNN BARBARA GREENHALGH


Written By: Arthur Swinson
Played By: Geoffrey Banks
Played By: Colin Edwynn
Played By: Barbara Greenhalgh
Unknown: Ronald Harvi
Unknown: Ruth Holden
Unknown: Christopher Wilkinson
Produced By: Stanley Williamson
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Dr King: John Linstrum

: Company of Adventurers

Charles II gave a charter to the Hudson Bay Company on 2 May 1670. Their traders and trappers took a big part in creating the Dominion of Canada. bill KNOX tells the story with recordings he made in Canada, London, and Scotland Readers thelma BARLOW and AIDAN THOMSON
Produced by archie p. LEE


Produced By: Archie P. Lee

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Northangcr Abbey
Read by Dorothy Tutin (211


Read By: Dorothy Tutin

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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