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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

: A Fighting Chance

by JOHN RIDGWAY and CHAY BLYTH read by the authors (2)


Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: Chay Blyth

: The News

: The Living World

The weekly series reflecting wildlife and its position in today's ever-changing world introduced by DEREK JONES


Unknown: Derek Jones

: For Schools

Stories and Rhymes
A programme of children's writing
Another Spot of Bother
9.55 Movement, Mime, and Music - 1 by JAMES DODDING for the 7-9-year-olds -


Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

St John the Baptist
NEM p 99; On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (BBC HB 38); Psalm 46; Luke 1, vv 5-17 (NEB); Ye servants of the Lord (BBC HB 372)

: Animal Pageant

8: Fabulous Creatures
A sequence of music and verse Readers ELIZABETH PROUD NIGEL LAMBERT
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Produced By: Madeau Stewart

: For Schools

Foreign Correspondent
A BBC correspondent talks on a topic of interest and importance in the immediate past, present, or future
11.0 Why do Things Stop! by HARRY ARMSTRONG (Junior Science)
11.20 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
The story of Noah with music by Scarlatti arranged by PAMELA KENWAY
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.40 Contemporary History
8: Human Rights and Group Prejudice by MAURJCE WHITBREAD


Unknown: Harry Armstrong
Arranged By: Pamela Kenway

: Down Your Way Kirkby in Ashfield

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: 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: Mark and his Teddy-bears make an Aeroplane by AUDREY ALLEN


Unknown: Audrey Allen

: For Schools

Music Workshop 2
A miniature cantata for schools by PETER PORTER and CAREY BLYTON
Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY
2.20 Your Own Work
A programme of writing by listeners to the series
Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Glow-worms by CHRISTINE DUDLEY (Nature)


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Carey Blyton
Produced By: William Murphy
Produced By: Stuart Evans
Unknown: Christine Dudley

: Afternoon Theatre All Together Now!

by M. P. NEWMAN with Nora Nicholson as Mrs May Johnson
'When you're 72, brought away from your home without your consent, moved from everything you've been used to, treated like a half-witted kid - then you'll know ..."
Produced by BRIAN MILLER


Unknown: M. P. Newman
Unknown: Nora Nicholson
Unknown: Mrs May Johnson
Unknown: Robert Bashford
Produced By: Brian Miller
MiSS Scott: June Barrie
Matron: Peggy Ann Wood
Mrs Annie Platt: Phyllis Smale
Thomas Ringwood: Francis Lunt
Porter: David Sharp
Miss Day: Ethel Coleridge

: The Countryside in June

A monthly programme reflecting life in the countrv with a natural history contribution by ERIC SIMMS
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Unknown: Eric Simms
Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time The Furies

The thriller by KEITH ROBERTS abridged in six parts by NEVILLE TELLER read by FRANK DUNCAN 6: Destruction
Events are moving swiftly to a climax - but when the holocaust comes it takes a form Bill could never have dreamed of.


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 Steve Race
5.50 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: The News

: The Clitheroe Kid

Jimmy Clitheroe in Out of the Mouths of Puppies


Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe

: 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
Jennifer Travers-Macy: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
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
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Lady Isabel Lander: Mary Wimbush
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Film Time

: Midweek Theatre A Nice Change

When Rose Hal pin accompanies her husband Alec on a business trip to the Middle East. she looks forward to ' a nice change' from the normal routine. Her holiday proves to be unexpectedly eventful.
Produced by RICHARD IMISON (Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Raymond Ragan Butler
Unknown: Rose Hal
Produced By: Richard Imison
Rose Halpin: Gwen Cherrell
Alec Halpin: Frederick Treves
Man: Peter Marinker
Commissionaire: Alan Harry
Inspector Moulia: Aubrey Woods
BedlOW: Gerald Cross
Nurse: Julie Neubert
Antoine: Peter Tuddenham
Sophie: Kathleen Helme

: Now Read On

Introduced by KENNETH ALLSOP
JOHN BRAINE , 13 years after Room at the Top, talks about his latest novel Stay With Me Till Morning
PAT WILLIAMS reviews Travels with Alexine - the life of the Dutch explorer Alexine Tinne , the first woman to attempt to cross the Sahara EDWARD HYAMS on new books about flowers, including Flowers in History and The Plant Hunters which tells the story of 3,450 years of horticultural exploration
THOMAS BARMAN reviews Mercenaries, a new historical account which takes in recent events in the Congo, Yemen, and Biafra and other new books
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Introduced By: Kenneth Allsop
Introduced By: John Braine
Unknown: Alexine Tinne
Unknown: Sahara Edward Hyams

: This Island Now

A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country
Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR Edinburgh: Sparta of the Northr
The Government has paid up f3 million for the fine new Commonwealth Games buildings at Edinburgh. Meanwhile the 18th-century New Town is menaced by developers and dereliction, and 20th-century sewage is pumped untreated into the Forth.
The programme includes PRO
FESSOR COLIN BUCHANAN , consultant on transportation to Edinburgh Corporation; THE RT HON JO GRIMOND : CLLR ERIC KEAN , convenor of Edinburgh Corporation planning committee: and SIR ROBERT MATTHEW , this year's Royal Gold Medallist for Architecture.
Produced by LEONIE COHN
9.58 Weather


Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor
Unknown: Colin Buchanan
Unknown: Jo Grimond
Unknown: Cllr Eric Kean
Unknown: Sir Robert Matthew
Produced By: Leonie Cohn

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: From Sea to Shining Sea

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


Unknown: Anthony Wigan

: A Book at Bedtime

The White Colt by DAVID ROOK read by PAUL ROGERS (2)


Unknown: David Rook
Read By: Paul Rogers

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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