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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer 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
7.50 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 Today's Papers

: Men At Arms

by EVELYN WAUGH
Read by HUGH BURDEN (6)

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Read By: Hugh Burden

: The News

: Start the Week with Ken Sykora

Zena Skinner , Gordon Clyde George Luce and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the peopie for whom this is a special week. Produced by SUSAN ERLBECK
DENNIS LOWER, JACK SINGLETON and ELIZABETH SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: George Luce
Produced By: Susan Erlbeck
Unknown: Jack Singleton

: Daily Service

NEM p 7; My God. my King (BBC HB 13); Psalm 65; Matthew 11, vv 16-30 (RSV); Judge eternal (BBC HB 393)

: Morning Melody

ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conductor KENNETH ALWYN and EDWARD RUBACH and ROBERT DOCKER (two pianos) Introduced by jon CURLE

Contributors

Leader: Maurice Brett
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Conductor: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Robert Docker
Introduced By: Jon Curle

: Mountains

Five mountaineering stories adapted by KEITH HINDELL 1: The Central Pillar of Mont Blanc by WALTER BONATTI
Reader PAOLO COLLACICCHI
An epic mountaineering story in which three Italians and four Frenchmen are driven off the South Face of Mont Blanc by a terrible storm. During the retreat four men die.

Contributors

Adapted By: Keith Hindell
Reader: Walter Bonatti
Reader: Paolo Collacicchi

: Storytellers

A series in which great short stories (sometimes abridged) are read by leading artists. 4: Counterparts by JAMES JOYCE
Read by Denys Hawthorne
Produced by TERENCE TILLER

Contributors

Unknown: James Joyce
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: Desert Island Discs

Terry-Thomas, comedy actor With ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by David Jessel
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jessel
Unknown: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Editor Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

for children under 5
Story: Tales of Joe and Timothy - 1: ' Making Friends 'by DOROTHY EDWARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the BBC NORTHERN
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD STEAD conducted by MAURICE MILES and DAVID MCCALLUM (violin) Produced by ALAN OWEN

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Maurice Miles
Conducted By: David McCallum
Produced By: Alan Owen

: Afternoon Theatre The Subject was Roses

by FRANK D. GILROY adapted for radio by ROGER PINE with Cyril Shaps , Donal Donnelly and Doreen Hepburn
' When I left this house three years ago, I blamed him for everything that was wrong here. When I came home, I blamed you. Now I suspect no one's to blame. Not even me.'

Contributors

Unknown: Frank D. Gilroy
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Donal Donnelly
Unknown: Doreen Hepburn

: Story Time A Yankee at the-Court of King Arthur

by MARK TWAIN abridged in eight parts and read by MARVIN KANE Part 2
Produced by R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Twain
Read By: Marvin Kane
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts oft 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 David Jessel and Steve Race
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News

Contributors

Presented By: David Jessel
Unknown: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Editor Andrew Boyle

: The News

: Al Read Expo

A lighthearted look at life in which Al airs the views of the silent majority on the subject of The Permissive Society Vocal reflections by JULIE ROGERS
Musical illustrations by MAX HARRIS AND HIS
AMAZING DANCING BAND
Written by RONNIE TAYLOR
Produced by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Julie Rogers
Illustrations By: Max Harris
Written By: Ronnie Taylor
Produced By: John Browell

: The Archers

Contributors

Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views
Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor BRIAN BLISS

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Brian Bliss

: Stand By for West

from the novel A Beauty for Inspector West by JOHN CREASEY dramatised as a serial in seven parts by MAURICE TRAVERS with
The beauty contest continues and the fourth Queen is in danger. The over-confident Turnbull is riding for a fall. 4: Beauty Beware!
Produced by JOHN BROWEI. L

Contributors

Unknown: John Creasey
Unknown: Maurice Travers
Produced By: John Browei.
Chief Inspector Roger West: Patrick Allen
his wife Janet: Sarah Lawson
Det-Insp Turnbull: Patrick Westwood
Sgt Dalby: George Layton
Gina Howard: Jan Edwards
Mrs Howard: Laurel Mather
Dickerson: Garard Green

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of show biz history with KENNETH WILLIAMS
JESSIE MATTHEWS , JOHN JUNKIN BENNY GREEN
Chairman JACK WATSON
Programme devised and compiled by DENNIS CIFFORD Produced by JOHN DYAS

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Dennis Cifford
Produced By: John Dyas

: The Memorandum

VACLAV HAVEL 'S comedy translated from the Czech by VERA BLACKWELL and adapted for radio by MARTIN ESSLIN with Donald Pleasence and Hugh Burden
Vaclav Havel , perhaps the best known contemporary Czech playwright, is under threat of prosecution in his own country. In the period of liberalisation which preceded the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia Havel's writing played an important part.
The Memorandum - first broadcast by the BBC in 1966 on radio and later shown on BBCty -is a brilliant, and in the light of subsequent events, prophetic satire on the nature of political power in a totalitarian country.
Produced by MARTIN ESSLIN (Another play by Vaclav Havel , ' Guardian Angel ': Thurs, 9.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Unknown: Vera Blackwell
Radio By: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Produced By: Martin Esslin
Play By: Vaclav Havel
Narrator: Geoffrey Wincott
Joseph Gross, Managing Director: Hugh Burden
Jan Ballas, Deputy Director: Donald Pleasence
Ferdinand Kubs: Geoffrey Matthews
Hana, secretary to the Managing Director .: Beth Boyd
A Professor of Ptydepe: John Mofpatt
Kalous, a clerk: Anthony Hall
Otto Masat, Head of the Translation Centre .: Michael Deacon
Alex Kunz, Ptydepist: Charles Hodgson
Helen: Barbara Mitchell
Maria, typist in the Translation Centre .: Susan Maudslay
George, Staff Watcher: Hector Ross

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world
Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor BRIAN BLISS

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: Brian Bliss

: Notes from the English Underground

1: A LITTLE LIFE-STYLE IS A DANGEROUS THING
In the first of five talks on the English Underground, Wilfred De'Ath examines his own motives for investigating what has come to be known as 'the alternative society'.
(' Made in USA ': page 10)

Contributors

Speaker: Wilfred De'Ath

: A Book at Bedtime The Shepherd File

by CONRAD VOSS BARK abridged by NEVILLE TELLER in 15 instalments
Read by RICHARD BEBB (11)

Contributors

Unknown: Conrad Voss Bark
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Richard Bebb

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown









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