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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
8.40 Today's Papers

: The News

: The Living World

HARRY SOAN takes DEREK JONES on a Radio Nature Trail along the Usk Valley in Breconshire Produced by DILYS BREESE


Unknown: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: 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 3: The Keyboard Hussar
Produced by DENYS GUEROULT t-


Unknown: Sidney Harrison
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: For Schools

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


Music By: James Oodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; 0 God our help in ages past (BBC HB 467); Psalm 34. vv 1*10; Genesis 12, vv 1-5, 13 vv 5-17 (NEB); 0 for a closer walk with God (BBC HB 333)

: Animal Pageant

3: Cats and Rats
A sequence of music and verse Readers ELIZABETH PROUD and NIGEL LAMBERT
Produced by MADEAU STEWART (BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Produced By: 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 Looking at a Tree by HARRY ARMSTRONG (Junior Science)
11.20 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY
WHITTAM Jack and the Beanstalk
Produced by VERA GRAY
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.40 Contemporary History 3: Gandhi
A study of non-violent resistance


Unknown: Whittam Jack
Produced By: Vera Gray
Written By: Michael Edwardes

: Down Your Way: Witham

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Witham and East Essex


Produced By: Richard Burwood

: 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: The Tree: 1 Lullaby by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: For Schools

Music Workshop 2
Konrad of the Mountains earns immortality
Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
2.20 Poetry and Jazz Ironies
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 Buttercups and Daisies by OLIVER GILBERT
Each different kind of flower has its petals and leaves arranged in a characteristic way (Nature)


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

: Afternoon Theatre

A play for radio by DULCIE GRAY with Richard Hurndall and Sheila Grant
'It's self-defence, that's the whole beauty of it! Self-defence! '
Produced by BETTY DAVIES


Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Produced By: Betty Davies
Jane: Sheila Grant
Edward: Richard Hurndall
Mollie: Audrey Cameron
Alan: Philip Bond
Susan: Madi Hedd
Roderick: John Bentley
Police Inspector: Godfrey Kenton

: The Pill

In Britain over a million and a quarter women take regularly the most effective contraceptive, the pill, despite the possibility of illness, even death. Medical opinion is divided on the implications of the scientific evidence and there is confusion among the pill-takers. What are the pros and cons of the pill? Is there cause for alarm? Isn'there any fully effective contraceptive other than the pill, and male sterilisation? Can Britain afford over 820,000 new babies a year?


Introduced By: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: George Fischer
Produced By: David Paterson

: Story Time Portrait of Elmbury

by JOHN MOORE read by keith BANKS adapted and produced by PAUL HUMPHREYS
6: Indian Summer


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

: 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


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Film Time

A review of current trends and past influences in the cinema

: Midweek Theatre Jolly Roger

by JOSEPH MUSAPHIA with Betty Baskcomb and Peter Tuddenham
'Silence is golden, but his eyes still see ...! '
Cast in order of speaking:
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Joseph Musaphia
Unknown: Betty Baskcomb
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Produced By: Norman Wright
Ellen Marker: Deborah Dallas
Bridget Marker: Betty Baskcomb
Isabel: Polly Murch
Harold Marker: Peter Tuddenham
Evan Morgan: Michael Spice
Constable: George Raistrice

: Now Read On

A weekly programme about books and writers Introduced by MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
ALAN- MELVILLE looks at Life in Brighton, an illustrated history of the famed seaside resort
JANE LANE , HILDA LEWIS , NORAH LOFTS, and JEAN PLAIDY on the writing of historical novels
NANCY BANKS SMITH and JONATHAN RABAN on Down All- the Days, Christy Brown 's novel about Dublin: a biography, Gauguin's Astonishing Grandmother; and a contemporary account of a 17th-century search for the North West Passage, North West to Hudson Bay and other new books
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK


Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Jane Lane
Unknown: Hilda Lewis
Unknown: Jean Plaidy
Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Christy Brown
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: This Island Now

A weekly look at the present plight and future shape of town and country
The Design of Homes: Do we Consult the Consumer'
Are we so short of land that we have to build towers of flats, regardless of people's wishes? The Ronan Point disaster highlighted the divergence between the homes we build and the convenience of those who have to live in them. NICHOLAS TAYLOR discusses current trends in housing design with OLIVER cox , architect and town planner. FRED POOLEY , county architect and planner of Buckinghamshire, and NEIL WATES , house-builder.
Produced by LEONIE COHN


Unknown: Nicholas Taylor
Unknown: Oliver Cox
Unknown: Fred Pooley
Unknown: Neil Wates
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

The Judge's Story by CHARLES MORGAN read by Marius Goring (3)


Story By: Charles Morgan
Read By: Marius Goring

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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