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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 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
8.46 Today's Papers

: The News

: The Living World

Talking Point

: 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 2: At Home with Music


Unknown: Sidney Harrison
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING for the 7-9-year-olds


Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 58; King of glory (BBC HB 325); Psalm 119, part 3; Genesis 4, vv 1-15 (NEB): God of love and truth and beauty (BBC HB 273)

: Animal Pageant

2: The Robin Redbreast
A sequence of music and verse Readers ELIZABETH PROUD and NIGEL LAMBERT
(BBC Sound Archiverecordmg)


Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Produced By: Madeau Stewart

: For Schools

Foreign Correspondent
11.0 Discovering a Pond 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 (Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.40 Contemporary History 2: The Arab-Israel War


Unknown: Harry Armstrong
Unknown: Whittam Jack
Composed By: Pamela Kenway
Composed By: Vera Gray
Written By: Barry Carman

: Down Your Way Bangor

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Bangor, Caernarvon
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics introduced by William Hardcastle


Duced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Boy who loved Fire Engines: The Open Day by MARY WALKER


Unknown: Mary Walker

: For Schools

Music Workshop 2
Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
2.20 Poetry and Folksong Home and Heroes
SEAMUS HEANEY introduces poems read by MICHAEL LONGLEY and DEREK MAHON and songs from DAVID HAMMOND
Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2:45 Bumble-Bees and Wasps by MARGARET SHEFFIELD (Nature)


Produced By: William Murphy
Introduces: Seamus Heaney
Read By: Michael Longley
Read By: Derek Mahon
Unknown: David Hammond
Produced By: Stuart Evans

: Afternoon Theatre Escape Story

A new play for radio by DOROTHY GRAY
' That's how you see yourself, don'you? Ulysses. Ulysses, taking a mighty long time to come home from the wars.'
Produced by ROGER PINE


Unknown: Dorothy Gray
Produced By: Roger Pine
Kevin McCormack: Joe McPartland
Sheila McCormack: Heather Gibson
Bill McCormack: Michael Copeland
Wendy McCormack: Fionnuala Rolston
Stephanie Morrison: Stella McCusker
George Bennett: Wolsey Gracey
Harry Madden: Michael Duffy
Adrian Power: Harold Goldblatt
Mrs McClusky: Trudy Kelly
Reporter: Sam McCready
Woman: Daphne May

: What Did You Do In the War, Mummy?

The last war wasn't just confined to a single remote battle-front--and the role of women wasn't confined to waving the boys goodbye and keeping the home fires burning. The war swept across Europe right on to their doorsteps.

In this programme both British and German women recall their lives between 1939 and 1945.

(First broadcast as a special edition of Woman's Hour on 15 September 1969)

(Remembering VE Day: p 10)


Produced by: Anne Howells
Produced by: Lyn MacDonald

: Story Time Portrait of Elmbury

by JOHN MOORE adapted and produced by PAUL HUMPHREYS read by KEITH BANKS 5: The Uneasy Peace


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 Steve Race
5.50 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: The News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Jethro Larkln: George Hart
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Film Time

In view of recent events TONY BILBOW takes a further look at interplanetary travel on screen.


Unknown: Tony Bilbow

: Midweek Theatre A Death in the Family

by KENNETH BIRD with William Lucas
The Onslows have a skeleton in their cupboard and Det Supt Haskill is determined that it shall be revealed.
Produced by ANTHONY CORNISH , (Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: William Lucas
Unknown: Det Supt
Produced By: Anthony Cornish
PC Fisher: Geoffrey Larder
Lawrence Onslow: Brian Kent
Det Sgt Wiggins: George Woolley
Det Supt Hasklll: Willlam Lucas
Mrs Warrinder: Eileen Barry
PBX Operator: Gillian Brown
Mrs Luker: Peggy Hughes
Janet 0nslow: Ursula O'Leary

: Now Read On

A weekly programme about books and writers
Introduced by MAGNUS MAGNUSSON HELEN VLACHOS , who escaped from Greece in 1967, talks about her new book House Arrest
KINGSLEY AMIS reviews recent science fiction, including a selection of Soviet short stories
PAT WILLIAMS and BARRY CARMAN on Wild Dog Running, a novel set in South Africa 150 years ago, and God is an English-man, an Australian's view of the British predicament and other new books
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK


Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson
Introduced By: Helen Vlachos
Unknown: Pat Williams
Unknown: Barry Carman
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: This Island Now

A weekly look at the present plight and future shape of town and country
Conservation Areas: What do They Mean in Practicer
Over 900 conservation areas-areas of special historic or architectural or landscape character - have already been designated under the 1967 Civic Amenities Act. But some seem to have been intended only as a public relations exercise.
In the second of two programmes on what should or should not be conserved NICHOLAS TAYLOR talks with A. A. WOOD , City Planning Officer of Norwich. ARTHUR PERCIVAL Of the Civic Trust and the Faversham Society, DONALD INSALL , Planning Consultant to Lavenham and Thaxted, and EDWARD HOLLAMBY , Director of Planning and Development, London Borough of Lambeth
Produced by LEONIE COHN


Talks: Nicholas Taylor
Unknown: A. A. Wood
Unknown: Donald Insall
Unknown: Edward Hollamby
Produced By: Leonie Cohn

: Weather

: 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 abridged by EILEEN CAPEL Produced by JOHN CANDY Read by Dorothy Tutin
Last of 22 instalments


Unknown: Jane Austen
Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Produced By: John Candy
Read By: Dorothy Tutin

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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