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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
Sports Desk including the latest news and comment from Mexico on last night's matches in the World Cup Semi-finals
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

: The News

and more of Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: Letters of an Indian Judge

to an English Gentlewoman read by GARARD GREEN (9)


Read By: Garard Green

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service

: My Kind of Country

The County of Kent A personal view by Richard Church


Produced By: Harold Rogers

: For Schools

Music and Movement 1

: Daily Service

NEM p 83: Gods law is perfect (BBC HB 456): Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Acts 11, vv 1-18; 0 Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360)

: For Schools

The Conscience of Mankind
How far can nations co-operate with one another to build the world of the future?
Introduced by LESLIE SMITH (Christian Focus)
10.50 Music Workshop 2 Follow up
11.0 Time and Tune
Introduced hv JOHN CAMBURN 7: Animal Song
11.20 The Story of Gandhi by MARGERY MORRIS
Presented by BARRY FOSTER (Man series)
11.40 Lagos
RICHARD ASPINALL talks abOUt the federal capital of Nigeria. (Geography)


Introduced By: Leslie Smith
Written By: William Murphy
Unknown: John Camburn
Written By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Presented By: Barry Foster
Talks: Richard Aspinall

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE
Medicine in Europe-4: DOROTHY FLACON describes the Belgian health services
Specialist in the Studio: a radiologist answers listeners' questions about x-rays
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Introduced By: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Dorothy Flacon
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER (;LAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin

: 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 day George overslept by AUDREY HOOKER


Unknown: Audrey Hooker

: For Schools

The Summer Birds by PENELOPE FARMER
Part 3: The Fight in the Air (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
Grandmother on the Beach
Some poems about the seaside, said by JEAN ROGERS , MALCOLM TIERNEY , and JON ROLLASON


Unknown: Jean Rogers
Unknown: Malcolm Tierney
Unknown: Jon Rollason

: Musical Bridge

Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Looking Ahead
Learning About Life
7: Responsibility of a Parent Arranged by MICHAEL SMEE


Arranged By: Michael Smee

: Afternoon Theatre

A Matter of Life or Else by REX RIENITS
Late at night Dr John Newton was called out to attend an accident case. A life hung in the balance - but whose?


Unknown: Dr John Newton

: Now Read On

A weekly programme about books and writers: introduced by KENNETH ALLSOP


Introduced By: Kenneth Allsop

: Story Time: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by ANNE BRONTE abridged for radio in 10 instalments by NAN MACDONALD
4: In which Mrs Graham begins to unfold her history Readers DAVID MAHLOWE and JULIET COOKE
Produced by TREVOR HILL


Unknown: Mrs Graham
Readers: David Mahlowe
Unknown: Juliet Cooke
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

: Brothers in Law

by HENRY CECIL adapted for radio from the TV series by RICHARD WARING starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby
The Expert Witness by FRANK MUIR and DENIS NORDEN


Unknown: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Written by: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL OKEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Meryl Okeeffe

: Pick of the Week

A selection of items from BBC radio and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Script by JEAN STROUD
(Extended version: Sunday,
4.0 pm)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Script By: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: An American Family in England

or For £20 you can'go wrong Stan Cohen and his wife and kids live in New York. They recently spent a hectic week in this country: with their friend Harvey Matusow they visited a university town, a northern industrial city, the pubs and cemeteries of London, London's clubland - and many other places besides.


Unknown: Stan Cohen
Unknown: Harvey Matusow
Produced By: Daniel Snowman

: Enid Bagnold

' ... passing up and down among the crowds with a head reeling with glooms and spaces and smoking stars, and a few people guessing at you ..."
The author of National Velvet and The Chalk Garden in conversation with PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE
She looks back on 80 crowded years to her childhood in Jamaica: to the zinc-bath circle in Chelsea: to friendships with Walter Sickert , Frank Harris , H. G. Wells , and Rudyard Kip -ling; 10 years of children; 20 years of Reuter entertaining; three hours a day to write.


Unknown: Walter Sickert
Unknown: Frank Harris
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Rudyard Kip
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: 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.
' When is it going to be broadcast? ' asks the expert on fleas as he leaves the New Worlds studio. But the expert, be he astronomer or engineer, forensic scientist or. surgeon, test-pilot or psychologist, is never told. Tomorrow can so easily bring even more startling science news-that's why there are no programme details. You'll just have to listen-and you'll be surprised. Producer LAURIE JOHN
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Election Special

Who Rules Britain?
Your verdict at the polls
Results flashed from the counts
Forecasts, Analysis, Comment.
Chairman Hardiman Scott, BBC Political Editor.
Political Analysis: Anthony King, Professor of Government in the University of Essex, and Brian Curtois of the BBC's Westminster staff.
Trends and Predictions: Michael Shields, Chairman of National Opinion Polls, in the studio; and at Computer Projects' high-speed Operations Centre, BBC Science Correspondent David Wilson joins up with a combined team led by Dr Douglas Eyeions, Frank Teer, Sam McKibbin, and James Spence.
Live Coverage: from reporters with Outside Broadcast units at each main Party HQ and in divisions in all parts of the country, including the leadership constituencies of Huyton, Bexley, and North Devon.
Newsreaders: Colin Doran, John Webster.
As the flow of results reaches a peak after midnight, Radio 4 concentrates on a specially fast coverage of all the more interesting constituencies, especially the marginal seats that will determine the outcome of the Election.
A combined News, Current Affairs, and Outside Broadcasts presentation
(Election Supplement: pp 14-21)
(Weather, News, and Market Trends on Radio 3 from 11.30)
Coastal forecast 11.45-11.48*


Unknown: Hardiman Scott
Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Brian Curtois
Unknown: Michael Shields
Unknown: David Wilson
Unknown: Dr Douglas Eyeions.
Unknown: Frank Teer
Unknown: Sam McKibbin
Unknown: James Spence.
Unknown: Colin Doran
Unknown: John Webster

: Closedown

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