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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

: For Schools

Religious Service

: Break for Music



Played By: Cedric Dumont

: For Schools

The Races of Man by PROFESSOR W. S. BULLOUGH
(Reproduction and Growth)
9.55 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY
WHITTAM Jack and the Beanstalk Produced by VERA GRAY


Unknown: Professor W. S. Bullough
Unknown: Whittam Jack
Produced By: Vera Gray

: Daily Service

NEM p 83; Lord, thy word abideth (BBC HB 190); Psalm 50 Genesis 16. vv 1-11 (NEB); My God, accept my heart this day (BBC hb 356)

: For Schools

Christian Focus
A farmer and a scientist discuss the way we use our world. Introduced by LESLIE SMITH
10.50 Music Workshop 2
Follow-up: a broadcast m which Music Workshop activities are practised and revised Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
11.0 Time and Tune
Introduced by JOHN CAMBURN 3: A Menagerie of Sound Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Monsoon by MARGERY MORRIS
Late in May the rainy season begins in southern India. Presented by BARRY FOSTER Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man) 11.40 Sao Paulo ' Living in Cities ' is the theme of the Thursday geography series for secondary schools this term
DAVID CREASE describes some of the problems of South America's largest industrial centre. produced and edited by ALEX HUNTER (Geography)


Introduced By: Leslie Smith
Produced By: William Murphy
Introduced By: John Camburn
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Presented By: Barry Foster
Produced By: David Lyttle
Edited By: Alex Hunter

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE and including
Lunch at Midnight: night nurses talk about their work
Specialist in the Studio: a rheumatok>gist answers listeners' questions
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Introduced By: Joan Yorke
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Twenty Questions

from the Institute of Electrical Engineers
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair
Produced by BOBBY JAYE
12.55 Weather; programme news


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

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Duced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

for children under 5
Story: The Tree: 2 - Hiding by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: For Schools

Near and Far
A group of three poetry programmes arranged by CONNIE ROSEN
2: Looking Closely
Poems by John Clare , Han Yu, Robert Bloomfield, James Stephens , Carl Sandburg , Geoffrey Summerfield , and Seamus Heaney
(Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner Gardens
Some poems and a song, with JEAN ROGERS , MALCOLM TIERNEY , and JON ROLLASON


Arranged By: Connie Rosen
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: James Stephens
Unknown: Carl Sandburg
Unknown: Geoffrey Summerfield
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Jean Rogers
Unknown: Malcolm Tierney
Unknown: Jon Rollason

: Musical Bridge

(BBC Sound Archive recordings)

: For Schools

Looking Ahead
Learning About Life
3: Looking After Yourself
Arranged and introduced by MICHAEL SMEE


Introduced By: Michael Smee

: Afternoon Theatre Jolly Roger

by JOSEPH MUSAPHIA with Betty Baskcomb and Peter Tuddenham
'Silence is golden, but his eyes still see ... ! '


Unknown: Joseph Musaphia
Unknown: Betty Baskcomb
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Produced By: Norman Wright

: Trained to Care

A series of eight programmes about the professional social worker introduced by DAVID HOBMAN , Director of the Social Work Advisory Service
7: The Community Development Officer
A new housing estate often has its teething troubles; in particular the services provided may not be adequate to meet the needs of the new population. How can people first decide what they do need and then tell the authorities about these needs? And how in their turn can the authorities tell the residents what they can or cannot provide? David Hobman talks about these problems first to some of the residents of a new housing estate, then to their Community Development Officer. He discusses the issues with DAVID JONES of the National Institute for Social Work Training, and robin guthrie, Social
Development Officer to the New Town of Peterborough. Produced by ANN CALDWELL


Introduced By: David Hobman
Talks: David Hobman
Unknown: David Jones
Produced By: Ann Caldwell

: Children Talking

BARBARA MCDONALD talks to children in Oldham about Whit Walks
Produced by GILLIAN HUSH


Talks: Barbara McDonald
Produced By: Gillian Hush

: Story Time: Woodstock

by SIR WALTER SCOTT adapted as a serial in seven parts by PENELOPE SHAW
Markham Everard has heard of the attentions the mysterious page is paying to his beloved Alice. When challenged, Charles Stuart agrees to a duel.
6: The Woodstock's 'FeatherJohn Rowe as the Narrator and Markham Everard Brian Hewlett as Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell
John Ransome as Wildrake Jill Meers as Alice


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: Penelope Shaw
Unknown: Markham Everard
Unknown: Charles Stuart
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Markham Everard
Unknown: Brian Hewlett
Unknown: Charles Stuart
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: John Ransome
Unknown: Wildrake Jill Meers
Produced By: Anthony Cornish

: 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

: 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


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruickslyink
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestiand presenting world news and views-with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestiand

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? from Madeley College of Education, Staffordshire Introduced by DAVID JACOBS


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Harvey Matusow's New York

or Prejudism at the Electric Circus
Harvey Matusow recently revisited his native New York and recorded some of the humour, warmth, and softness which simmer under the surface of New York's facade of tension and violence.


Unknown: Harvey Matusow
Produced By: Daniel Snowman

: Churchill: a Study in Failure 1900-1939

For those who lived through the Second World War, the triumphant climax of Sir Winston Churchill's long and complex political career has tended to obscure the setbacks he faced in the years before 1940. Now a new generation of 20th-century historians is beginning the process of re-assessment.
DONALD MCLACHLAN discusses the controversial new study of Churchill's early career which is published today, and the questions it raises, with the author, ROBERT RHODES JAMES , former Fellow of All Souls, and biographer of Lord Randolph Churchill and Lord Rosebery. and two other contemporary historians. MARTIN GIL BERT, Fellow of Merton College. Oxford, who at the moment is working on the First World War volume of the biography of Churchill, and CAMERON HAZLEHURST. Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, who is writing a biography of Lloyd George. Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES


Unknown: Donald McLachlan
Unknown: Robert Rhodes James
Unknown: Martin Gil
Unknown: Cameron Hazlehurst.
Unknown: Lloyd George.
Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

: New Worlds

Discoveries. inventions, and news from the world of science and technology
Each week PAUL VAUGHAN brings you the people whose achievements are changing your way of life


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: 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 (4)


Story By: Charles Morgan
Read By: Marius Goring

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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