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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

An Act of Worship
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: Bird Sounds and their Meaning

3: Recording bird sounds Presented by ERIC SIMMS with TERRY GOMPERTZ JOHN BORWICK and PATRICK SELLAR
For an information sheet send a large stamped addressed envelope to Bird Sounds, [address removed]


Presented By: Eric Simms
Unknown: Terry Gompertz
Unknown: John Borwick
Unknown: Patrick Sellar
Produced By: Rosemary Jellis

: For Schools

Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING
Space ship adventures - 3 The mechanical island
Music selected and arranged by VERA GRAY

: Daily Service

NEM p 87: Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him (BBC HR 16); Psalm 119. part 5: Genesis 18, vv 1-15 (NEB): Ye boundless realms of joy (BBC HB 483)

: Seven Seas

Portraits by ROBERT STANNAGE , compiled from recordings in the BBC Sound Archives
3: Atlantic Ocean


Unknown: Robert Stannage
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: For Schools

A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
23: Dreaming and Dancing (2) (This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 Put it in the Oven
PADDY FEENY looks at pottery and cooking
Special guest ZENA SKINNER
Produced by JENYTH WORSLEY (Springboard)
11.20 The Rainbow Bird A story by VANCE PALMER
Poems: 'The Birdcatcher's Boy ' by Thomas Hardy , and ' How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird ' by Jacques Prevert. (Listening and Writing)
11.40 Prospect
Man changes Man
3: Genetic engineering
Compiled by TONY GIBSON
Produced by TOM BUTCHER
12.0 Announcements


Music By: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley
Story By: Vance Palmer
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Jacques Prevert.
Unknown: Tony Gibson
Produced By: Tom Butcher

: Pick of the Week

A selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Script by JEAN STROUD
Produced by JOHN HASLAM
(Extended version: Sunday,
4.0 pm)
12.55 Weather; programmenews


Introduced By: John Ellison
Script By: Jean Stroud
Produced By: John Haslam

: 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: 3 - Ladder and Ropes by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: For Schools

Matti Looks for Fire
A Maori legend retold by A. W. REED and adapted for radio by MARGARET THOMAS (Let's Join In)


Unknown: Matti Looks
Unknown: A. W. Reed
Unknown: Margaret Thomas

: It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
Like Father, Like
Son Ben Ashurst , of Leigh in Lancashire, runs a thriving maggot farm and is one of the most famous and revered match anglers in Britain. Now his son Kevin is taking over where Dad leaves off.
KEITH MACKLIN talks to a great angling partnership


Unknown: Son Ben Ashurst
Talks: Keith MacKlin

: For Schools

Charlotte's Web
The story of a pig named Wilbur and his friend Charlotte from the book by E. B. WHITE : part 2
Production bv ELIZABETH ORNBO (Stories and Rhymes)


Book By: E. B. White

: Afternoon Theatre

From the Sixties:
Miss Anya by JOAN O'CONNOR based on a story by ANTON CHEKHOV with Penelope Lee
At 23 Anya came back from Moscow to her beloved steppe -the Russian countryside she had not seen since she was a girl of 13. But 10 years can see many changes ...
Guitar played by GEORGE ELLIOTT Produced by BETTY DAVIES


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Story By: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Pianist: Frederick Stone
Played By: George Elliott
Produced By: Betty Davies
Anya: Penelope Lee
Kostya, the porter: Wilfrid Carter
Sergei: David Spenser
Grandfather Vorodin: Norman Shelley
Aunt Dasha: Hester Paton-Brown
Polinka: Patricia Leventon
Lisaveta: Margaret Wolfit
Doctor Osnipov: Gordon Faith

: 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 Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Story Time: Escape

True stories of courage, determination, ingenuity - and luck by MARGARET POTTER
2: Flight from Gwalior
In January 1857 a young English bride settled in central India where her husband was Chaplain to the military forces. Within the year Mrs Coopland was a widow, having escaped massacre during the Indian Mutiny. with Marah Stohl as Mrs Coopland
Narrative and other characters by GEOFFREY BANKS
Produced by TREVOR HILL


Unknown: Margaret Potter
Unknown: Mrs Coopland
Unknown: Marah Stohl
Unknown: Mrs Coopland
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: 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

: Oliver Twist

by CHARLES DICKENS 6: A Proposal


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Any Questions?

Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from The Ballerup Hall, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire


Unknown: Esmond Wright
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Whom the Gods Loved

6: Wilfred Owen
Another in the series of portraits of some brilliantly gifted people who died young
Ronald Pickup as Wilfred Owen with Written and narrated by PATRIC DICKINSON


Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Produced By: Hallam Tennyson
Harold Owen: Wilfrid Carter
Edmund Blunden: Godfrey Kenton
Osbert Sitwell: Peter Pratt

: Analysis A Year without De Gaulle

Just over a year has passed since General de Gaulle ceased to be President of France.
IAN MCINTYRE has been visiting France for Analysis. In tonight's programme he sets the de Gaulle era in perspective and examines some of the changes of style and substance that have taken place there since Georges Pompidou stepped into the biggest pair of political shoes in Europe. Produced by EDITH TEMPLE-ROBERTS
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Georges Pompidou
Produced By: Edith Temple-Roberts

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

A journalist from abroad takes a look at Great Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

The Judge's Story by CHARLES MORGAN read by Marius Goring (5)


Story By: Charles Morgan
Read By: Marius Goring

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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