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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 bv 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


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: John Timpson

: The News

and more of Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: The Hills is Lonely



Unknown: Lillian Beckwith
Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service

: My Kind of Country The English Lakes

A personal view by Norman Turner


Unknown: Norman Turner
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: For Schools

Movement and Music 1

: Daily Service

NEM p 41: Jesu, lover of my soul (BBC HB 145); Psalm 32; Acts 6, vv 1-15: Oft in danger, oft in woe (BBC HB 363)

: For Schools

Introduced by LESLIE SMITH (Christian Focus)
18.50 Music Workshop 2
Follow-up: written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
11.0 Time and Tune
Introduced bv JOHN CAMBURN 5: Games and a Wedding Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Change by MARGERY MORRIS
Manohar, Krishna's nephew, is interested in new methods Presented by BARRY FOSTER Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man series)
Sydney MALCOLM BILLINGS talks about some of the problems of his native city (Geography)


Introduced By: Leslie Smith
Duced By: William Murphy
Unknown: John Camburn
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Presented By: Barry Foster
Produced By: David Lyttle
Unknown: Sydney Malcolm

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE and including:
Medicine in Europe- 2: PAUL NORSTRUP describes the West German health services
Specialist in the Studio: a psychiatrist answers listeners' questions
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Introduced By: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Paul Norstrup
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Twenty Questions

12.55 Weather; programme news

: 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

Story: The mouse ran down the clock by NANCY NORTHCOTE

: For Schools

The Summer Birds by PENELOPE FARMER adapted by PHILIPPA PEARCE Part 1: The Boy
Produced by RICHARD WORTLEY (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner Tall Stories


Unknown: Penelope Farmer
Adapted By: Philippa Pearce
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Narrator: Gary Watson
Charlotte: Elizabeth Yuill
The Boy: Derek Lamden

: Musical Bridge

(BBC Sound Archive recordings)

: For Schools

Looking Ahead
Learning About Life 5: Starting a Family
Arranged and introduced by MICHAEL SMEE


Introduced By: Michael Smee

: Afternoon Theatre Give a Dog a Name

A comedy for radio by FREDERICK TREVES


Unknown: Frederick Treves

: Now Read On Charles Dickens

A special edition of the weekly programme about books and writers

: Story Time: The Tenant of Wildf ell Hall

by ANNE BRONTE abridged for radio in 10 instalments by NAN MACDONALD
2: Which Tells of a Growing Acquaintance and Malicious Tongues
Produced by TREVOR HILL


Unknown: Anne Bronte
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Reader: David Mahlowe
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 bv
William Hardcastle and Steve Race


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: 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

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Out of the Blue: written and adapted by PAT DUNLOP


Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson

: 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

: 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 Lyndhurst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN (Repeated: Friday. 4.0 pm)
If you wish to add your views to any of the subjects discussed in Any Questions? (Friday, 8.0 pm) send them as soon as possible to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: The Orchid King

An account of the strange passion of Frederick Sander adapted by ARTHUR SWINSON from his own book
' In the hills near Nirgua there must be some good things - Masdevallias and Odontoglossums I think. And then, just beyond Trujillo where the mountains were not explored by Warscewiecz on his journey 30 years ago. you must find some good things. It is not impossible that by coming down to the Bay of Maracaibo you could find some good Odontoglossums ... If a specimen has strong, thick - textured flowers then it is good and I want it but, for heaven's sake, no Catasetums." Cast:


Unknown: Frederick Sander
Adapted By: Arthur Swinson
Produced By: Stanley Williamson
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Frederick Sander: Geoffrey Banks
Fearnley Sander: Ronald Harvi
Fred Sander: Antony Boden
Frederick Boyle: Paul Webster
William Micholitz: Alan Moore

: Nothing So Strange

Lord Francis-Williams interviewed by William Hardcastle
Nothing S.o Strange is the title of Lord Francis-Williams's recently published autobiography. It is based on a phrase his formidable fox-hunting grandmother used to use- 'there's nothing so strange as people.'
LORD FRANCIS-WILLIAMS talks With WILLIAM HARDCASTLE about the places and the things as well as the people he has met in a long and varied life as a journalist, financial editor, newspaper editor, chief war-time censor, press secretary at No 10, and life peer.


Interviewed By: William Hardcastle
Produced By: Michael Whittock

: 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
Unknown: Laurie John

: 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

: A Book at Bedtime

The Club by ANDREW GRAHAM read by HUGH BURDEN (9)


Unknown: Andrew Graham
Read By: Hugh Burden

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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