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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.50Weather; programmenews
6.55 South-East News

: The News

7.10 On Your Farm takes the pulse of farming in Guernsey. Arranged and introduced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50Weather: programmenews
7.55 South-East News

Contributors

Introduced By: Anthony Parkin

: Today The News

Radio 4's breakfast-time look at what Britain is getting up to this weekend - and what's happening abroad
Today's Papers at 8.45
8.59 Weather

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)

: The Weekly World

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by WALTER TAPLIN

Contributors

Reviewed By: Walter Taplin

: Music in My Life

A musical self-disclosure from Dame Rebecca West

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 47: Come. thou Holy Spirit, come (BBC Hymn Book 152); Psalm 143; Matthew 14, vv 13-23 (p.sv); Etern™ Ruler of the ceaseless round (BBC HB 321)

: Study on 4

Deux enquetes du commissaire Maigret Stories by Georges Simenon dramatised in 20 episodes for those who already know some French
Félicie est la: part 3

Contributors

Stories By: Georges Simenon

: The Play's the Thing

Six programmes on the art and techniques of the theatre 6: The Audience
What is a good audience?
R. D. SMITH discusses this and other questions with theatregoers and experts,

Contributors

Unknown: R. D. Smith

: Pictures in Britain

5: London: The Wallace Collection
ELLIS WATERHOUSE looks at Jan Steen's The Harpsichord Lesson and EVELYN KING talks about Pieter de Hooch's Boy Bringing Pomegranates
(Publications and NEC Correspondence Courses: page 12)

Contributors

Talks: Evelyn King

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
News and prospects of all the day's big events including:
Association Football: the start of the new League season
Cricket: scores from the County Championships and the Fifth Test
Cycling: World Championships Racing from Newbury
(Sport on 2, including Sports Report: 2.30-5.57)

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Forces' Chance

A weekly quiz on music and general knowledge with the Services stationed in West Germany. Berlin, and Gibraltar Panel: LIZ FERRIS, TED MOULT NEIL DURDEN-SMITH versus
A team representing the Army at Fallingbostel, West Germany Question-master ALUN WILLIAMS Questions set and programme produced by MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
12.55Weather; programmenews

Contributors

Produced By: Michael Tuke-Hastings

: The News

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray Alfred Marks , Cyril Fletcher In the chair. MCDONALD HOBLEY Special guest
Franklin Engelmann from an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: Afternoon Theatre Help!

by JOAN HART with Howieson Culff
Pauline Letts , David Jarrett
An attempt to help everyone may mean helping no one-the more so if we ourselves need help.
Produced by DAVID GEARY

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Howieson Culff
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: David Jarrett
Produced By: David Geary
Dr Herman Marx: Howieson Culff
Anna Marx: Pauline Letts
David: John Gabriel
Francis MOSS: David Jarrett
Vicar: Noel Iliff
Ned: Jeremy Wilkin
Francisca Farley: Madi Hedd

: Weekend Woman's Hour from the Regions

Introduced by Olive Shapley from Manchester including:
An Old-fashioned Girt: BARBARA MCDONALD talks to EARTHA KITT
Food for Thought: or The Happiest Meals of Your Life: a report by FRANK MELLOR
The Durrells Down Under: GERALD and JACQUIE DURRELL With DEREK JONES
In The Sun: a short story by ELIZABETH TAYLOR read by DAPHNE OXENFORD †

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Talks: Barbara McDonald
Unknown: Frank Mellor
Unknown: Jacquie Durrell
Unknown: Derek Jones
Story By: Elizabeth Taylor
Read By: Daphne Oxenford

: Down Your Way Kneller Hall

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Kneller Hall , the Royal Military School of Music
Produced bV RICHARD BURWOOD (Shortenededition: Wed. 12.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Kneller Hall

: Film Time

TONY BILBOW talks to BURT LANCASTER, JEAN SEBERG , JACQUELINE BISSET , and producer Ross HUNTER about the filming of Airport.
Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Seberg
Unknown: Jacqueline Bisset
Unknown: Ross Hunter
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Listening Post

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

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: The News

: Letter from America

by ALISTAIR COOKE
(Repeated: Sunday. 9.15 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Produced by GODFREY DIXEY

Contributors

Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Erich Leinsdorf , conductor, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.
Produced by RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25)

Contributors

Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: You Don't Say

A panel game with Cyril Fletcher in the chair The questioners: MARJORIE PROOPS
JIMMY THOMPSON Devised by JIMMY THOMPSON , JOHNNY WHYTE and NICHOLAS PARSONS Produced bv
ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Marjorie Proops
Unknown: Jimmy Thompson
Unknown: Jimmy Thompson
Unknown: Johnny Whyte
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Vintage Goons

Peter Sellers. Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in The China Story
An age-old story written on venerable plastic vellum with unscrutable Chinese characters with MAX GELDRAY
THE RAY ELLINGTON QUARTET
WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA Announcer WALLACE GREENSLADE Script bv SPIKE MILLIGAN and ERIC SYKES
Produced by PETER ETON (1955) Series edited by JOHN BROWELL ‡ (The return of the Goons: p 8)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Unknown: The Ray Ellington
Unknown: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Peter Eton
Edited By: John Browell

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Tides of Chance by ARNOLD RIDLEY adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS with Joan Matheson and Alan Wheatley
While the Lomax family, in-laws, and friends are staying in a seaside bungalow, various personal traumas come to life. But an unexpected crisis radically changes the scene.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Ridley
Radio By: Peggy Wells
Unknown: Joan Matheson
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Produced By: Norman Wright
Penny Marlow: Jo Manning Wilson
Mrs Ramsay: Kathleen Helme
Derek Lester: Leslie Heritage
John Lomax: Alan Wheati Ey
Toby Lomax: Sean Arnold
Marion Lomax: Joan Matheson
Donald McKay: Don McKillop
Paul Lomax: Michael McClain
Janet Hastings: Sonia Fraser
Dr Pearson: Hector Ross
Sheila McKay: Elizabeth Proud

: The News

: The Time of My Life

A. L. Rowse historian and Shakespearean scholar, looks back to a period of transition from a working-class life in a Cornish village to the splendours of All Souls College, Oxford.
Produced by PATRICK HARVEY (Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: L. Rowse
Produced By: Patrick Harvey

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers led by THE REV ELWYN LLOYD WILLIAMS with the NORTH WALES SINGERS conductor JAMES WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Elwyn Lloyd Williams
Conductor: James Williams

: The News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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