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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Thought for the Day
6.56 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
7.5* Weather; programme news
7.55 South-East News

Contributors

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 abridged by DONALD BANCROFT read by the authors
Produced by PAUL STEPHENSON

Contributors

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

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast)

: With Great Pleasure Kenneth Williams

presents his personal choice of poetrv and prose and talks of the significance of his selection Before an invited audience at the Playhouse Theatre, London Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Produced By: Helen Fry

: Daily Service

NEM p 11; Souls of men, why will ye scatter (BBC hb 20); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; 1 Thessalonians 4, vv 1-14, 18 (NEB); 0 for a faith that will not shrink (BBC HB 310)

: Morning Melody

presenting Bill McCue in It's a Fine Thing to Sing with his guest JANE FYFFE
BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA conductor IAIN SUTHERLAND
Produced by EDDIE FRASER

Contributors

Unknown: Bill McCue
Unknown: Jane Fyffe
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

: Three from the North 2: A Bang with a Spanner

by DEREK WALKER
Why does the car have to break down at this spot, just at this moment? And with only 25 minutes to go before kick-off? '
Produced by ALFRED BRADLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Walker
Produced By: Alfred Bradley
John: Bob Grant
Rose: Elizabeth McKenzie
Edgar: Colin Edwynn
David: Colin Edwynn
Battersby: Colin White
Removal Man: Colin White
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Commentator: Geoffrey Wheeler
Mark: Brian Miller
Priest: Brian Miller
Lily: Stephanie Turner
Lana: Elizabeth Sladen

: Listening Post

TIM MATTHEWS introduces 25 jninutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues

Contributors

Introduces: Tim Matthews

: Brothers in Law

by HENRY CECIL
Written and adapted for radio from the TV series by RICHARD WARING Judgment Summons
Other parts played by PATRICIA GALLIMORE , ALAN BARRY JOHN GABRIEL , MALCOLM HAYES This week's guest star
Produced by DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cecil
Played By: Patricia Gallimore
Played By: Alan Barry
Played By: John Gabriel
Played By: Malcolm Hayes
Produced By: David Hatch
Roger Thursby: Richard Briers
Henry Blagrove: Richard Waring
Grimes: John Glyn-Jones
Sallv Mannering: Ann Davies
Mr Starling: John Junkin
Mrs Starling: Denise Coffey
Judge Perkins: Thorley Walters

: 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: Pussy Simkin in the Park by LINDA GREENBURY

Contributors

Unknown: Pussy Simkin
Unknown: Linda Greenbury

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON VALERIE TRYON (piano)
Produced by ALAN OWEN

Contributors

Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Produced By: Alan Owen

: Enter Three Witches

by D. L. MURRAY adapted for radio in 10 parts by THEA HOLME with 1: To Brighton, to Brighton!
Sam Rubens has arrived back in England from South Afvica after 17 years - newly rich, but lonely. So to Brighton he goes, a gay Brighton of the 1890s, where the Three Witches enter his life ...
With RICHARD PARRY
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (Repeated: Friday, 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: D. L. Murray
Unknown: Thea Holme
Unknown: Sam Rubens
Unknown: Richard Parry
Produced By: Brian Miller
Sam Rubens: Joe Melia
Josie: Deborah Dallas
Clerk: Rex Holdsworth
Cabby: Esmond Rideout
Amy ': Barrie Shore
Reggie: Esmond Rideout
Madame: Madi Hedd
Violet: Patricia Gallimore
Mr Marchmont: Norman Tyrrell
Mrs Marchmont: Pauline Letts
Rose: Emily Richard

: The Joke about Hilary Spite

by CHRISTOPHER BIDMEAD
5: Universal General Hire
In which Hilary gets tied up but is forced to hang on for rescue from the sky.

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Bidmead

: Story Time: Visitors to The Middle East

Five programmes edited by SIMONA PAKENHAM from personal accounts by famous travellers 5: V. Sackville-West
Read by PATRICIA GALLIMORE
Produced by TERENCE TILLER

Contributors

Edited By: Simona Pakenham
Read By: Patricia Gallimore
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 Derek Cooper
5.50 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The News

: Twenty Questions

ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , 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 Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Written by: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

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

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestiand

: The Men from the Ministry

starring
Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Bye-Bye Mildred
Wiltl NORMA RONALD
JOHN GRAHAM , GORDON CLYDE JO MANNING WILSON
Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Written By: Edward Taylor
Written By: John Graham
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: Moonlight and Matzos

or The Heart and the Purse
Benny Green takes a light-hearted look at the effect on American popular music of the Eastern European Jewish immigrants of the late 19th century.
From the Hollywood studio moguls to the composers and performers of Broadway, the immigrants influenced everything from how to speak the language to how to sell the show. The results were often brilliant, usually mercenary. and always hilarious - as this programme illustrates.
Produced by STEVE ALLEN
(What American pop music owes to Tsar Alexander: page 12)

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Green
Produced By: Steve Allen

: A Thinking Soldier

Lord Ismay Born in India, he became a distinguished Army Staff Officer, right-hand man to Churchill in the war, assistant to Mount-batten in the Partition of India, Secretary-General to NATO. A pall-bearer at Churchill's funeral, he outlived his chief by only 10 months.
SIR RONALD WINGATE , friend and colleague, introduces a radio biography of Lord Ismay, with special contributions from LORD AVON, SIR IAN JACOB and SIR WILLIAM ELLIOT Research by ANN MEO
Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: Lord Ismay Born
Unknown: Sir Ronald Wingate
Unknown: Sir Ian Jacob
Produced By: Helen Fry

: That's Another Story

... a tale, which holdeth children from play and old men from the chimney corner Some comparisons by SHEILA SMITH between famous radio story-tellers in the BBC Sound Archives including Algernon Blackwood. A. J. Alan , Ted Hughes , and traditional story-tellers of North-East Scotland and the Shetlands. with readings by DAVID KING and DEREK SMITH
Produced by CHARLES PARKER
(Broadcastin March: Midland) (Derek Smith is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Smith
Unknown: Algernon Blackwood.
Unknown: A. J. Alan
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: David King
Unknown: Derek Smith
Produced By: Charles Parker
Unknown: Derek Smith

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: My First Parliament

An mp elected for the first time. talks about the recent campaign and what he (or she) hopes the new Parliament will achieve

: A Book at Bedtime

The White Colt by DAVID ROOK read by PAUL ROGERS (6)

Contributors

Read By: Paul Rogers

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown









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