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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 anvwhere 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

: Men At Arms

Read by HUGH BURDEN (17) 1


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 Saturdays broadcast)

: With Great Pleasure Sean O'Faolain

presents a personal choice of prose and verse which has influenced his life and his writing: before an audience at Trinity College, Dublin. Reader RAY MCANALLY
Produced by JOHN BOYD ‡


Reader: Ray McAnally
Produced By: John Boyd

: Daily Service

NEM p 54; Thy mercy. Lord, is in the heavens (BBC HB 482); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; Matthew 14 v 34, to 15, v 9 (Rsv); Lord of all hopefulness (BBC HB 309)

: Morning Melody

presenting Bill McCue in It's a Fine Thing to Sing
with his guest ANN BAIRD
Produced by EDDIE FRASER


Unknown: Bill McCue
Unknown: Ann Baird
Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

: Sinister Twilight

The fall and rise again of Singapore
2: The Days of Inaction
Top-level bickering delays the provision of shore defences to protect the people of Singapore against the coming Japanese attack from the mainland.


Unknown: Noel Barber
Read By: Nigel Graham

: Listening Post

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


Introduces: Leslie Smith

: Brothers in Law: Solicitor's instructions

by Henry Cecil adapted for radio by David Climie from the TV series by Richard Waring
starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby
Richard Waring as Henry Blagrove
John Glyn-Jones as Grimes
Ann Davies as Sally Mannering
This week's guest stars: James Hayter as Tewkesbury and Geoffrey Sumner as the Magistrate
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Author: Henry Cecil
From the TV series by: Richard Waring
Adapted by: David Climie
Producer: David Hatch
Roger Thursby: Richard Briers
Henry Blagrove: Richard Waring
Grimes: John Glyn-Jones
Sally Mannering: Ann Davies
Tewkesbury: James Hayter
The Magistrate: Geoffrey Sumner
Other parts: Alan Barry
Other parts: Ronald Forfar
Other parts: John Gabriel
Other parts: Leslie Heritage

: 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: Miranda at the Zoo by CHRISTINE MADIN †

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Conductor: Peter Gibbs
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Piano: Philip Challis

: Enter Three Witches

by D. L. MURRAY adapted for radio in 10 parts by THEA HOLME
Joe Melia as Sam Rubens Deborah Dallas as Josie Sam has now moved into the world of racing and even here his luck with money is incredible, though others lose their shirts. But his luck with women - particularly Josie - is more debatable..... 8: Glorious Goodwood
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: D. L. Murray
Unknown: Thea Holme
Unknown: Joe Melia
Unknown: Sam Rubens
Unknown: Deborah Dallas
Unknown: Josie Sam
Produced By: Brian Miller
Rose: Emily Richard
Miss Burton: Naomi Burgess
Runner: Christopher Hitchins
Algie: Nigel Lambert
Violet: Patricia Gallimore
Abrahams: Graham Padden
Everard: Trevor Danby
Ginsburg: Andrew Sachs
Haztett: Ivor Roberts
Mrs Gerschweiler: Barrie Shore
Lord Nordyam: Clifford Norgate
Partridge: Esmond Rideout
Lady Elizabeth: Rosalind Shanks
Jan Smeltz: Michael Attwell

: 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 Patrick Allen as Chief Inspector Roger West
Sarah Lawson as his wife Janet The chase is on. Osborn has kidnapped Gina and West fears for her life.
6: Fire in the Night


Unknown: John Creasey
Unknown: Maurice Travers
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Roger West
Unknown: Sarah Lawson

: Pick of the Bunch A Year of Gardeners' Question Time

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recalls some of the places visited and some of the questions asked during the past year With FRED LOADS


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

Daughters of the Sun by OBI EGBUNA
Read by Ray Smith
The story, based on Ebu legend, is one of a number of short stories by this Nigerian writer to be published in the autumn.
Produced by JANE GRAHAM


Read By: Ray Smith
Produced By: Jane Graham

: 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

from Leas Cliff Hall , Folkestone
NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Produced by BOBBY JAYE †


Unknown: Leas Cliff Hall
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Hosken

: The Men from the Ministry: Miss Chatterley's Lover

starring Richard Murdoch and John Laurie with Norma Ronald, Joan Sanderson
During Mr Lennox-Brown's absence on annual leave, a Scotsman, Mr Dougal, takes charge of the Department (and Lamb).


Writer: Edward Taylor
Writer: John Graham
Producer: Edward Taylor
Star/[actor]: Richard Murdoch
Mr Dougal: John Laurie
[Actress]: Norma Ronald
[Actress]: Joan Sanderson

: Life Amongst the Troubridges

The Journals of a Young Victorian 1873-1882 by LAURA TROUBRIDGE
Edited and introduced by her daughter
The programme compiled, written, and narrated by THEA HOLME with Lynn Redgrave as Laura Troubridge
' I, Laura Troubridge , am 15 years old when I begin this journal. I have for two years kept a short diary, but that is rather dull, as one cannot write what one thinks of things unless it is private. So this is going to be thoroughly private.'
Produced by DAVID DAVIS
(Shortened version: Wednesday, 9.35 am)


Unknown: Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson
Unknown: Lynn Redgrave
Unknown: Laura Troubridge
Unknown: Laura Troubridge
Produced By: David Davis

: Return to the River Kwai

John Coast, who as a prisoner of the Japanese worked on the Burma Railway, returned not long ago to the bridge over the River Kwai and recorded for BBC2 a programme which included interviews with several of his gaolers.
The programme produced by ANTHONY DE LOTBINIERE adapted for radio by PATRICK HARVEY


Produced By: Anthony de Lotbiniere
Unknown: Patrick Harvey

: Nahum Goldmann Spokesman for World Jewry

Dr Goldmann is President of the World Jewish Congress and has long been an unofficial diplomatic spokesman for World Jewry.
He talks about his long and distinguished career (and his close contacts with people like Chaim Weizmann. Konrad Adenauer , and David Ben -Gurion) to DANIEL SNOWMAN
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Chaim Weizmann.
Unknown: Konrad Adenauer
Unknown: David Ben

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: If the World is to be Changed....

A series of five enquiries by DAVID SMEETON of the BBC and REX KEATING Of UNESCO into the nature of learning and the educational changes likely to transform the pattern of life towards the end of the century,
2: The Pre-School Years


Unknown: David Smeeton

: A Book at Bedtime

Waiting /or Willa by DOROTHY EDEN
Read by DIANA OLSSON (7)


Read By: Diana Olsson

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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