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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50 Weather; programmenews
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
7.46 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

: Men At Arms

Read by HUGH BURDEN (7)


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Read By: Hugh Burden

: 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)

: With Great Pleasure The Rt Hon Enoch Powell, mp

presents a personal selection of prose, poetry, and music which have been important to him: before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London. Readers SEAN BARRETT and PETER TUDDENHAM Produced by EDITH TEMPLE ROBERTS


Readers: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Produced By: Edith Temple Roberts

: Daily Service

NEM p 11; Come, ye people, rise and sing (BBC HB 270); Psalm 116; -Matthew 12. vv 1-13 (rsv); 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
Produced by EDDIE FRASER


Unknown: Bill McCue
Unknown: Patricia MacMahon
Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

: Mountains

Five mountaineering stories adapted by KEITH HINDELL
2: Escape and Tragedy on K2 by ROBERT BATES
An American tells his. story of a miraculous escape on the second highest mountain in the world. Five falling climbers are saved by the youngest member of the expedition 1


Adapted By: Keith Hindell
Reader: Robert Bates
Reader: Marvin Kane

: Listening Post

LESLIE SMITH introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues Please write to: Listening Post, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. Or telephone [number removed]0.


Introduces: Leslie Smith

: Brothers in Law: With Use of Bath

by Henry Cecil adapted for radio from the TV series by Richard Waring by Myles Rudge
starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as Henry Blagrove, John Glyn-Jones as Grimes, Ann Davies as Sally Mannering, Jo Kendall as Diana Kent, Patsy Rowlands as Mrs Butler, Robert Dorning as Wilson, Malcolm Hayes as Alec
This week's guest stars: Deryck Guyler as Butler, Nicholas Phipps as The Judge
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Author: Henry Cecil
From the TV series by: Richard Waring
Adapted for radio by: Myles Rudge
Producer: David Hatch
Roger Thursby: Richard Briers
Henry Blagrove: Richard Waring
Grimes : John Glyn-Jones
Sally Mannering: Ann Davies
Diana Kent: Jo Kendall
Mrs Butler: Patsy Rowlands
Wilson: Robert Dorning
Alec: Malcolm Hayes
Butler: Deryck Guyler
The Judge: Nicholas Phipps

: 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

Today's story: Tales of Joe and Timothy - -2: ' What a Surprise ' by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conductor KENNETH ALWYN and DAVID MCCALLUM (violin) Produced by ALAN OWEN


Leader: Maurice Brett
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Conductor: David McCallum
Produced By: Alan Owen

: Enter Three Witches

by D. L. MURRAY : adapted for radio in 10 parts by THEA HOLME
So Josie is now mistress of Whitegrove ... quite a climb (on Sam's money) from her Brighton days! Yet she. neglects Sam for Smeltz, and in consequence Sam gets to know Lady Elizabeth - who would dearly love to have Whitegrove back....
6: Stately Home
Produced by Brian MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: D. L. Murray
Unknown: Thea Holme
Unknown: So Josie
Unknown: Jennifer Galloway
Produced By: Brian Miller
Sam Rubens: Joe Melia
Josie: Deborah Dallas
Partridge: Esmond Rideout
Lord Nordyam: Clifford Norgate
Hazlett ': Ivor Roberts
Rose: Emily Richard
Lady Elizabeth: Rosalind Shanks
Everard: Trevor Danry
Mrs Gerschweiler: Barrie Shore
Marguerite: Elizabeth Archer

: Stand By for West

4: Beauty Beware!

: Story Time The Treasure Hunters

Jim Hawkins 's Story compiled by BARRY CAMPBELL from Treasure Island by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Reader ANTHONY JACOBS
Produced by R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Jim Hawkins
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Reader: Robert Louis Stevenson
Reader: Anthony Jacobs
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: 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

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Produced by BOBBY JAYE


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

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler with guest star Clive Dunn in The Bigger- The Better


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Written By: Edward Taylor
Written By: John Graham
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: Sir Harry Lauder Scotland's Minstrel

Some memories of a great artist on the occasion of the centenary of his birth recalled by Howard Lockhart and illustrated by his gramophone records
Produced by EDDIE FRASER (from Scotland)
(The Scottish Minstrel: Thursday at 9.10 pm, BBC1)


Recalled By: Howard Lockhart
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

: ' The Queen Mum ' A Queen and her Public

To celebrate her 70th birthday Douglas Stuart presents an in. formal profile of the public face of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, with comments and reminiscences by some of those who have met her on and off duty.
Research by RITA DANDO
Produced by MICHELL RAPER (Repeated: Wednesday. 3.50)


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Produced By: Michell Raper

: Aspects of Government New Ministers in Old Ministries

A discussion between
Baroness Sharp, Permanent Secretary. Ministry of Housing and Local Government 1955-66, and Norman Hunt of Exeter College, Oxford, a member of the Fulton Commission on the Civil Service.
As new ministers set about applying new policies how much help can they expect from civil servants? How much will they find foreordained?
Lady Sharp discusses these questions in the light of her experience serving ministers from Harold Macmillan to - Richard Crossman.


Unknown: Norman Hunt
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Richard Crossman.

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Notes from the English Underground

2: Full of Eastern Promise
WILFRED DE'ATH discovers a hippy commune in select residential Twickenham and a Buddhist Meditation Centre in beautiful downtown Purley

: A Book at Bedtime

The Shepherd File by CONRAD VOSS BARK
Read by Richard BEBB (12)


Unknown: Conrad Voss
Read By: Richard Bebb

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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