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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

: Letters of an Indian Judge

to an English Gentlewoman read by GARARD GREEN (3)


Read By: Garard Green

: The News

: The Living World

Talking Point

: 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 6: Revolutionaries and the Establishment


Unknown: Sidney Harrison
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: For Schools

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


Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 58; Stand up, and bless the Lord (BBC BB 268); Psalm 93; Acts 9, vv 1-19; Soldiers of the Cross, arise! (BBC HB 367)

: Animal Pageant

6: Sea Creatures
A sequence of music and verse Readers SONIA FRASER and PETER TUDDENHAM
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Readers: Sonia Fraser
Produced By: Madeau Stewart

: For Schools

Foreign Correspondent
11. Helping Things Move - 1 byBARRYARMSTRONG
(Junior Science)
11.2* Movement and Music 1
(Repeated: Thurs, 9.55 am)
11.40 Contemporary History 6: Apartheid in South Africa Compiled by MICHAEL SMEE

: Down Your Way

(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One

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


Introduced By: William. Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Tingo and Towser by MARJORIE HOWARD (part 3)


Unknown: Marjorie Howard

: For Schools

Music Workshop 2
2.20 Poetry and Folksong. Work and Worry: SEAMUS HEANEY introduces poems read by MICHAEL LONGLEY and DEREK MAHON and songs from DAVID HAMMOND
(Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Night Owls by CLIO MATHESON (Nature)


Introduces: Seamus Heaney
Read By: Michael Longley
Read By: Derek Mahon
Unknown: David Hammond

: Afternoon Theatre Fred

by ALAN PLATER with Roy Kinnear
' I've decided it's time I threw open my home to the public. Beer and Postman's Knock, that sort of thing. The thing is, you get sick of sponging on other people.'


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Produced By: Alfred Bradley
Fred: Roy Kinnear
Mavis: Veronica Doran
Miller: Derek Fuke
Lil: Jean Boht
Stan: Harry Markham
Paul: Simon Rowse
Jane: Maureen Beck
Benson: Henry Livings
David: Alun Armstrong
Susan: Gabrielle Lloyd

: An Island Home

DEREK JEWELL examines the way of life and the philosophies of two men who live on their own islands: LEONARD MATCHAN , the millionaire, and ALPHONSE LE GASTELOIS , a virtual hermit. Both men are at the extremes of the financial and social spectrum.
Produced by STEVE ALLEN


Unknown: Derek Jewell
Unknown: Leonard Matchan
Unknown: Alphonse Le Gastelois
Produced By: Steve Allen

: Story Time The Furies

The thriller by KEITH ROBERTS abridged in six parts by NEVILLE TELLER read by FRANK DUNCAN 4: Escape
How to escape from the Furies' prison camp - that is the problem facing Bill and his companions.


Unknown: Keith Roberts
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Frank Duncan

: 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 Derek Cooper


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: 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

: The Clitheroe Kid

Jimmy Clitheroe in The Not-So-Artful Dodger with PETER SINCLAIR
Produced by JAMES CASEY


Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Brian Trueman
Unknown: Colin Edwynn
Written By: James Casey
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Lady Isabel Lander: Mary Wimbush
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Hazel Woolley: Hilary Newcombe
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Election Question Time

Journalists from London and the South-East question representatives of the main political parties on issues affecting the region at this Election. Chairman JOHN TUSA
Produced by PETER REDHOUSE (Another Election Question Time: 16 June)


Unknown: John Tusa
Produced By: Peter Redhouse

: Midweek Theatre

The Drummer Boy A play for radio by EDDIE MATTHEWS based on the short story A Curious Experience by MARK TWAIN
The scene: Fort Trumbell, a Union Army Fort in New London, Connecticut. Time: the winter of 1862-63. Produced by JOHN POWELL
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Eddie Matthews
Unknown: Mark Twain
Produced By: John Powell
Narrator: Alexander John
Col A A Muncie: David Healy
Sgt Rayburn: David Bauer
The Corporal: David Brierley
Robert Wicklow: Eddie Matthews
Major Webb: Peter Marinker

: Now Read On -

A weekly programme about books and writers: introduced by KENNETH ALLSOP
B. R. F. KEATING looks at detective fiction on the 40th anniversary of the Crime Club, including Who Saw Her Die by Patricia Moyes , the Club's latest issue
NEMONE LETHBRIDGE and PETER DICKINSON review two new books about real-life crime: a biography of Jonathan Wild , the 18th-century criminal, and The Affair of the Poisons, set in the time of Louis XIV
JOHN JULIUS NORWICH on his new book The Kingdom in the Sun, an illustrated history of Sicily's Golden Age and other new books
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Introduced By: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Patricia Moyes
Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Unknown: Jonathan Wild
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: This Island Now

A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country
Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR
The Tourist lntmsion - Must We Kill the Places We Lovet
The number of tourists from abroad was up by 27% last year, with 28% more in the first three months of 1970. The Grand Tour has now become a right rather than a luxury, which makes it difficult to preserve the very places that people come to see.
Speakers include PETER HALL , Professor of Geography at Reading University: LORD MON-TAGU OF BEAULIEU; and PHIPPS TURNBULL, County Planning Officer of Devon.
Produced by LEONIE COHN
9.58 Weather


Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor
Unknown: Peter Hall
Produced By: Leonie Cohn

: 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 Journal of Edwin Carp by RICHARD HAYDN read by ALEC MCCOWEN (3)


Unknown: Richard Haydn
Read By: Alec McCowen

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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