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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
Deputy editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE Editor MARSHALL STEWART
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.58 Weather; programme news
7.55 South-East News

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Alastair Osborne
Unknown: Editor Marshall Stewart

: The News

and more of Today
8.40 Todays Papers

: A Fighting Chance

by John Ridgway and Chay Blyth abridged by DONALD BANCROFT Read bv THE AUTHORS
The true story of a rowing boat and two men pitted against the Atlantic Ocean.
Produced by PAUL STEPHENSON
(First of six instalments: first broadcast in Woman's Hour, January 1968)

Contributors

Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: Chay Blyth
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Produced By: Paul Stephenson

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it
(Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast)

: For Schools

Religious Service
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Oner to You 8: Postbag by CHRISTINE DUDLEY

: Daily Service

NEM p 96; Before the almighty Father's throne (BBC HB 452); Psalm 29: 1 Thessalonians 1 (NEB): Hark, the glad sound (BBC HB 490)

: The Weapon of Words

Richard Church, poet, novelist, and essayist, has recently published his latest book The Wonder of Words
From his home in Kent he describes how he came to write this book. and tells how he has used words as a professional writer for the past 60 years. Produced by HAROLD ROGERS

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1 The violin-maker a cantata for radio by PAUL TOWNSEND and MICHAEL JESSETT
Produced by WILLIAM MURPHY

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Townsend
Unknown: Michael Jessett
Produced By: William Murphy

: Break for Music

© Stereophony: see page 33
* Approximate time

: For Schools

Special programme for teachers Discovery and primary school science
The series Discovery will return in the autumn term. Today the producer ARTHUR VIALLS gives examples from the forthcoming programmes and discusses their use in school.

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Vialls

: Listening Post

JEANNE MCMULLEN introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues Please write to: Listening Post, BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. Or telephone
(01)-580 4468,

Contributors

Introduces: Jeanne McMullen

: Brothers in Law

by HENRY CECIL written and adapted for radio from the TV series by RICHARD WARJNG starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby Breach of Contract RICHARD WARING as Henry Blagrove
JOHN GLYN-JONES as Grimes ANN DAVIES as Sally Mannering JEAN ANDERSON as Mrs Thursby ANN WAY as Kitty Doyle
Other parts JOHN BENTLEY Guest stars:
Aimi Macdonald as Mandy Macleod and Richard Wattis as The Judge Produced by DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55Weather; programmenews

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Richard Waring
Unknown: Henry Blagrove
Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Unknown: Grimes Ann Davies
Unknown: Sally Mannering
Unknown: Jean Anderson
Unknown: Mrs Thursby
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Aimi MacDonald
Unknown: Mandy MacLeod
Unknown: Richard Wattis
Produced By: David Hatch

: The World at One The News

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

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mark and his Teddy-bears find Mary by AUDREY ALLEN

Contributors

Unknown: Audrey Allen

: For Schools

John Flynn and the Flying Doctor Service
Written by PHYLLIS DRAYSON (World History)
2.20 Pawley's Peepholes Music by DAVID LORD
Libretto by ERIC ALLEN
Production by JENYTH WORSLEY (Music Session One)
2.40 Peru - Fishing Industry by AUDREY KENNETT (Geography)

Contributors

Unknown: John Flynn
Written By: Phyllis Drayson
Music By: David Lord
Unknown: Eric Allen
Production By: Jenyth Worsley
Unknown: Audrey Kennett

: Oliver Twist

by CHARLES DICKENS : adapted in 12 parts by GILES COOPER
12: Conclusion
In which evil-doers meet with just deserts - while Virtue and Kind Heartedness finally prevail.
Producer by ARCHIE CAMPBELL (Repeated: Friday, 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Archie Campbell
Fagin: Peter Woodthorpe
Bill Sikes: John Hollis
Mr Bumble: Felix Felton
Oliver: And Stephen Bone
Narrator: Peter Williams
Mr Brownlow: George Howe
Harry Maylie: Timothy Carlton
Mr Grimwig: Peter Pratt
ROSe: Gilli Chatham
Monks: Kenneth Fortescue
Mrs Bumble: Betty Baskcomb
Judge: Earle Grey
Old Woman: Gladys Spencer
Prison Officer: Sean Barrett
Tom Chitling: Leroy Lingwood
The Artful Dodger: Dennis Conoley

: The Joke about Hilary Spite

by CHRISTOPHER BIDMEAD 4: The Proctor File
In which Hilary gets things taped, but has to take a jump to get back in the swim.

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Bidmead

: Story Time: Visitors to The Middle East

Five programmes edited by SIMONA PAKENHAM from personal accounts by famous travellers 4: Edward Lear
Edward Lear , the recognised master of Nonsense, was also a talented professional artist, a sensitive observer, and recorder of places and people. His visit to the Middle East is recounted by him with exact and cvnical wit.
Read by GODFREY KENTON
Produced by TERENCE TILLER

Contributors

Edited By: Simona Pakenham
Unknown: Edward Lear
Unknown: Edward Lear
Read By: Godfrey Kenton
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: 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

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: The News

: Twenty Questions

ANONA WINN. JOY
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKPORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Produced by BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Thursday, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackporth
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

Contributors

Written by: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views With MERYL O'KEEFFE

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Johnny's Jaunt Johnny Morris in South America

In six instalments he describes his journey of almost 20 000 miles through Brazil, Argentina, and Chile 6: Chile
Series produced by BRIAN PATTEN

Contributors

Produced By: Brian Patten

: Beethoven and Britain

Roger Fiske tells the story of Beethoven's chequered relations with Britain, a country whose literature and institutions he profoundly admired.
Others taking part:
JOHN GABRIEL , ANDREW SACHS Produced by JANE GRAHAM
(Timothy West is in ' Abelard and Heloise ' at Wyndham's)

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Fiske
Unknown: John Gabriel
Produced By: Jane Graham
Produced By: Timothy West
Beethoven: Timothy West
George Thomson: Duncan McLntyre

: I Die Loving England

The story of Erskine Childers... the author of The Riddle of the Sands, born 100 years ago this week - the Englishman who fought for Britain in two wars and against her for the people of Ireland, the same people who shot him in 1922 - the man whom Winston Churchill once called a 'mischief-making, murderous renegade' and later 'a great and gallant gentleman.'
Written by A. P. RYAN
Narrator NOEL JOHNSON
With PETER TUDDENHAM as Erskine Childers, PATRICK MAGEE as Kevin O'Higgins and PATRICIA GALLIMORE, ALAN BARRY, SEAN BARRETT, HECTOR ROSS, JAMES THOMASON
Produced by ROBERT CRADOCK
(Officer and rebel: page 12)
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Written By: A. P. Ryan
Narrator: Noel Johnson
Erskine Childers: Peter Tuddenham
Kevin O'Higgins: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Alan Barry
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: James Thomason
Producer: Robert Cradock

: The World Tonight The News

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

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: From Sea to Shining Sea

The second of five talks by BBC correspondent ANTHONY WIGAN after a farewell tour of the United States

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Wigan

: Netr series A Book at Bedtime The White Colt

by DAVID ROOK
Read by Paul Rogers
' Something was happening between Philip and the white colt, standing there yards apart, specks on the side of the massive hill above the ancient stone village. There are understandings between men and animals, too many and too strong to be denied. Suddenly the boy felt drained. empty, watchful, while the colt could not get away.' Abridged and produced by MICHAEL BOWEN
(First of nine instalments) (Paul Rogers is in ' The Happy Apple ' at the Apollo Theatre, London)

Contributors

Read By: Paul Rogers
Produced By: Michael Bowen
Unknown: Paul Rogers

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown









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