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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

: The Continence of Scipio

When he bought a large painting all he was looking for was something to fill up the space over the fire; but he soon found out there is more to a picture than meets the eye

: The News

: Buy a Railway

Another look at some of the last outposts of steam locomotion in Britain
1: The Tal-y-Llyn Railway
Introduced by PETER WHEELER Produced by DON MOSEY


Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Produced By: Don Mosey

: Daily Service

NEM p 19; At thy feet, 0 Christ, we lay (BBC HB 402); Psalm 1; Luke 1, vv 41-56 (NEB); Jesus, my Lord. how rich thy grace (BBC HB 379)

: Morning Melody

Introduced by PETER BARKER


Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Walter Hargreaves
Introduced By: Peter Barker

: The State Opening of Parliament and Speech from the Throne by HM The Queen

The State Procession from Buckingham Palace and the arrival at Westminster described by AUDREY RUSSELL from the Victoria Memorial and by GODFREY TALBOT from the roof of the Henry VII Chapel of Westminster Abbey.
The scene inside the House of Lords described by RAYMOND BAXTER


Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE
The Doctors, the Patients, and The National Health Service: a report by DR MICHAEL O'DONNELL Medicine in Europe - 6: LIZ BOWER describes the French Medical Services
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Introduced By: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Liz Bower
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Twenty Questions

12.55 Weather; programme news

: 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: Gerry Giraffe by DENISE SHELDON


Unknown: Gerry Giraffe
Unknown: Denise Sheldon

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

Produced by ALAN OWEN


Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Produced By: Alan Owen

: Afternoon Theatre Corpus Delicti



Unknown: Bernard Picton

: Now Read On

: Story Time: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by ANNE BRONTE abridged for radio in 10 instalments by NAN MACDONALD
6: Which tells of Helen's Hopes and Fears. Reader JULIET COOKE
Produced by TREVOR HILL


Unknown: Nan MacDonald
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 Derek Cooper
5.59 Weather, programme news
5.55 South-East News


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The News

: Brothers in Law

starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby
Judgment Summons


Unknown: Richard Briers

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced bv MICHAEL BOWEN (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Unknown: Michael Bowen

: A Story of Our Time Coxswain (ret) Richard Evans of the Moelfre Lifeboat

The holder of the two highest awards for gallantry given by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Richard Evans has been at the wheel of the Moelfre Lifeboat during two epic rescues in tremendous seas.
As he says: ' We have got to go out, but we haven'got to come back.'
Written and narrated by EILEEN CAPEL


Unknown: Richard Evans
Unknown: Eileen Capel
Produced By: Nigel Williams

: The 82 Down de Luxe

The story of a train journey through India by JOSEPH HONE
If you really go all the way on the ' 82 Down de Luxe ' you start at Kipling's Simla in the snowy foothills of the Himalayas and end in the turkish bath of Calcutta three days and 1,500 miles later, a fair helping of some of the ' history and romance ' of India - if you're not in a hurry.
JOSEPH HONE made the journey and tonight's programme is a reflection of the trip, the places, and some of his fellow-travellers.
Produced by ALAN BURGESS


Produced By: Alan Burgess

: 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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The White Colt by DAVID ROOK read by PAUL ROGERS (8)


Read By: Paul Rogers

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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