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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today an East Anglian edition introduced by GORDON MOSLEY
6.45 Thought for the Day
6.50 Weather; programme news
6.55 South-East News


Introduced By: Gordon Mosley

: 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
Unknown: Alastair Osborne
Unknown: Marshall Stewart

: The News

and more of Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: The Hills is Lonely

by LILLIAN BECKWITH abridged by Margaret Holmes Read by Sheila Mitchell
Would this part of the Hebrides really be quiet enough for a convalescent lady? And how near was the cottage to the sea? Mrs McDugan 's answering letter was reassuring if quaint: ' Surely its that quiet here even the sheeps themselves on the hills is lonely, and as to the sea its that near I use it myself every day for the refusals.'
Produced by JOHN CARDY
(First of five instalments: postponed from 25 May)


Unknown: Lillian Beckwith
Abridged By: Margaret Holmes
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs McDugan
Produced By: John Cardy

: The News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Ken Sykora , Zena Skinner Gordon Clyde , George Luce and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Produced by DENNIS LOWER JACK SINGLETON and ELIZABETH SMITH


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: George Luce
Produced By: Dennis Lower
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: Daily Service

NEM p 29; The day of Resurrection (BBC HB 112); Canticle 8; Acts 4, v 32, to 5, v 10; Jerusalem the golden (BBC HB 248)

: For Schools

25: Claudine a une bonne idee Written by EMILE HARVEN
(An audiovisual programme)
10.45 Interlude
10.47 Notts Void!
25: Plan&te 217, part 1 B-22 + K9 = Terre
Written by MICHEL FAURE (Third-year French)
11.1 Singing Together


Written By: Emile Harven
Written By: Michel Faure
Introduced By: William Appleby

: Four Towns

by RAY GOSLING 1: Cheltenham
' Cheltenham's somewhere on the Circle Line between Kensington Palace and Kensington High ... on that Metro line with rubber wheels and disc parking. It's the station after Henlev in Arden. Bulawayo, Nairobi, Salisbury. There is this Afrikaans thing....'


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: For Schools

Drama Workshop
Man and the Seasons
5: The Apples of the Sun
Introduced by DEREK BOWSKILL


Introduced By: Derek Bowskill

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Thewell-known man-about-town and connoisseur of the fine arts indulges his eccentric taste for detection.
8: The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head read by JOHN STANDING adapted by NEVILLE TELLER from the stories Of DOROTHY L. SAYERS


Read By: John Standing
Adapted By: Neville Teller
Stories Of: Dorothy L. Sayers
Produced By: Margaret Etall

: Desert Island Discs

Keith Michell , actor
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Keith Michell

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by David Jesse )
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: David Jesse
Unknown: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: James has a Busy Afternoon by IRIS WOOLFORD

: For Schools

Around our Shore
1: Trawlers from Hull Script by PADDY FEENY
(Exploration Earth)
2.20 The Music Box by GORDON REYNOLDS
2.30 Business
SIR BILLY BUTLIN describes his early days; and an excerpt from Raisins by William Saroyan (Speak)
2.40 Movement, Mime, and Music 2 by GLYN HARRIS


Script By: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Sir Billy Butlin
Unknown: William Saroyan
Music By: Glyn Harris

: Afternoon Theatre The Bridge

by JOHN LESLIE : based on an idea by IAIN MCKEOWAN


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Iain McKeowan

: Story Time John Halifax, Gentleman

by MRS CRAIK : adapted for radio in 10 parts by RAY HANDY 3: John Halifax controls a riot and is rewarded with a reconciliation with his employer. Read by JOHN BADDELEY


Unknown: Mrs Craik
Unknown: John Halifax
Read By: John Baddeley
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 David Jessel and -Steve Race


Presented By: David Jessel
Presented By: Steve Race
Unknown: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Boyle

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
' A Better Tomorrow '
5.50 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News

: The News

: Stop Messing About!

The first fully computerised butch comedy show
Programmed by MYLES RUDGE and DAVID CUMMING , DEREK COLLYER starring Kenneth Williams Hugh Paddick , Joan Sims THE MAX HARRIS GROUP


Unknown: Myles Rudge
Unknown: David Cumming
Unknown: Derek Collyer
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Joan Sims

: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views, including the latest developments in the Election campaign With MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Brian Bliss

: The Joke About Hilary Spite

by CHRISTOPHER BIHMEAD with Angela Pleasence and Nigel Anthony 1: Reception
Ir. which Hilary goes through the door into the big wide world and gets picked up.
Harpsichord MARTIN GOLDSTEIN. Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN (Repeated: Tuesday, 3.30 pm)


Unknown: Christopher Bihmead
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Harpsichord: Martin Goldstein.
Produced By: John Tydeman
Hilary: Angela Pleasence
Cannon: Nigel Anthony
Beresford: Rolf Lefebvre
Jean: Hilda Kriseman
Dr Reece: John Pullen
Dr Wormald: Malcolm Hayes
The Matron: Margaret W6lfit
A Nurse: Deborah Dallas
Rick: Andrew Sachs

: Ted Ray with Music-Hall Memories

and an armful of records Producer PETER CHISWELL


Unknown: Peter Chiswell

: Maugham the Storyteller Neil MacAdam

adapted for radio by ERIC EWENS withand
' A primeval forest is really something. The light is the strangest thing.... Green.... like being under the sea. We'll need four or five Dyak hunters - very unwise to move about the interior without Dyaks.'
Produced by RONALD MASON
(The Closed Shop by Somerset Maugham: Thursday at 9.10 pm, BBC2 Colour)


Radio By: Eric Ewens
Produced By: Ronald Mason
Somerset Maugham: Carleton Hobbs
Neil MacAdam: Ian Dewar
Captain Bredon: Haydn Jones
Angus Munro: Duncan McIntyre
Darya Munro: Barbara Mitchell
The Resident: Charles Simon
Waring: Frederick Treves
Bishop: John Pullen

: Weber and Grieg

Weber Two Pieces for piano duet (Op 60)
Grieg Waltz Caprice, Op 37 No 2

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world, including Campaign Report with the latest Election news and comment


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime The Club

by ANDREW GRAHAM abridged by CRISTINA SELLORS in 10 instalments
Read by HUGH BURDEN (6)


Unknown: Andrew Graham
Abridged By: Cristina Sellors
Read By: Hugh Burden

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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