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: News Summary

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

: The News

7.10 On Your Farm has breakfast With RALPH VERNEY at Claydon House, near Bletchley. Arranged and introduced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50 Weather; programme news
7.55 South-East News

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Verney
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

(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 Sir John Summerson
(5 September: Margaret Lane)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Summerson

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 68; The Lord is King! (BBC HB 26); Psalm 148; Matthew 16, vv 13-23 (rsv); Father, who on man dost shower (BBC HB 389)

: Study on 4

Deux enquetes du commissaire Maigret Stories by GEORGES SIMENON Filicie est là: part 4
X

Contributors

Stories By: Georges Simenon

: In Russia Today

A series of six programmes 1: Lenin - Founding Father
PETER FRANK of Essex University looks at the political background to the lives of ordinary Soviet citizens.
Produced by HUGH PURCELL

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Frank
Produced By: Hugh Purcell

: Pictures in Britain

6: Edinburgh National Gallery BRYAN ROBERTSON on Raphael's Bridgewater Madonna; BARRIE STURT-PENROSE on Molesey Weir by Sisley

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Robertson
Unknown: Barrie Sturt-Penrose
Unknown: Molesey Weir

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
News of the day's big events including the fight in the County Cricket Championship, and prospects for the day's football in England and Scotland and for the Newmarket race meeting.
(Sport on 2: from 2.30 pm)

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 RAF at Gatow, Berlin
Question-master ALUN Williams Questions set and programme produced by MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS
12. 55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Produced By: Michael Tuke-Hastings

: The News

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher In the chair, MCDONALD HOBLEY
Special guest Peter Goodwright from an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: Afternoon Theatre Kim

by RUDYARD KIPLING adapted as a play for radio in two parts by JOHN TYDEMAN with Felix Aylmer George Coulouris Wilfrid Lawson and David Spenser
British India in the 1890s. 1: The Search
Other parts JOHN BROSTER and FRANK PARTINGTON
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: John Tydeman
Unknown: Felix Aylmer
Unknown: George Coulouris
Unknown: Wilfrid Lawson
Unknown: John Broster
Unknown: Frank Partington
Produced By: John Tydeman
Kimball O'Hara: Ralph Truman
'Mrs O'Hara: Elizabeth Morgan
Indian Doctor: Tlmothy Harley
Kim (as a child): Jo Manning Wilson
Abdullah: Glyn Dearman
Chota Lai: Peter Bartlett
Kim: David Spenser
The Lama: Felix Aylmer
Curator: John Ruddock
Stall-woman: Isabel Rennie
Mahbub Ali: George Coulouris
Cultivator: Lewis Stringer
Cultivator's Wife: Eva Stuart
Colonel Creighton: William Fox
The Ressaldar: Wilfrid Lawson
Woman of Saharunpore: Mary O'Farrell
Bennett: Andrew Sachs
Officer: Alan Haines
Father Victor: Earle Grey
Colonel of the Mavericks: Austin Trevor
Drummer boy: Bruce Condell

: Weekend Woman's Hour from the Regions

Introduced by Olive Shapley from Manchester
A Breath of Fresh Air: WALTER FLESHER in the country
Black Babies and White Babies: RICHARD BURSLEM and NIMROD MANDARA discuss childbirth in Tanzania and England
The Salt of the Earth: Tom HEANEY investigates the Cheshire salt mines
' The Voices ': a short story by Elizabeth Taylor read by DAPHNE OXENFORD

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Walter Flesher
Unknown: Tom Heaney
Story By: Elizabeth Taylor
Read By: Daphne Oxenford

: Down Your Way: Pickering

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Vale of Pickering in Yorkshire
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened edition: Wed, 12.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Film Time

TONY BILBOW talks to Michael Caine about his film career, his army life, and his new anti-war film Too Late the Hero.
Written by LYN FAIRHURST
Produced by BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Wed, 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Caine
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Listening Post

LESLIE SMITH introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: The News

: Letter from America

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Produced by GODFREY DIXEY

Contributors

Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Freya Stark, author and traveller, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island.
Produced by RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25)

Contributors

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 by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

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

: Vintage Goons

Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in The Sinking of Westminster Pier A watery yarn of pontoon, pierrots, and pumping, starring Major Denis Bloodnok (military coward and bar). with MAX GELDRAY
THE RAY ELLINGTON QUARTET
WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA Announcer WALLACE GREENSLADE Script by SPIKE MILLIGAN and ERIC SYKES
Produced by PETER ETON (1955) Series edited by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Major Denis Bloodnok
Unknown: Max Geldray
Unknown: The Ray Ellington
Unknown: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Produced By: Peter Eton
Edited By: John Browell

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Hornblower and the Crisis

The posthumous novel by C.S. Forester adapted for radio by Val Gielgud who introduces the play with John Westbrook and John Bennett.
The year is 1805 - shortly before the Battle of Trafalgar.
Special effects by David Fleming-Williams in conjunction with the Sail Training Association
(from Manchester)
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
(Why the last Hornblower story will never be told: p 14)
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Adapted for radio by: Val Gielgud
Music: Johnny Pearson
Special effects: David Fleming-Williams
Producer: Trevor Hill
Hornblower, as a retired Admiral and as a young Captain: John Westbrook
Lieutenant Bush: John Bennett
Captain James Meadows: John McGregor
Captain Baddlestone, of the water-hoy Princess: Wilfred Harrison
Court of Enquiry: Roy Barraclough
Mr Prowse, the Sailing-Master: Joseph Holmes
A boy at Plymouth: Ronald Harvi
Admiral Foster, the Port-Admiral: Graham Tennant
Maria Hornblower: Vida Paterson
Mr Marsden, Secretary to the Board of Admiralty.: John Blain
Mr Dorsey: Ronald Harvi
Mr Barrow: David Mahlowe
Dr Claudius, the forger: Colin Edwynn
Lord Barham, First Lord of the Admiralty: Norman Shelley

: The News

: The Time of My Life

Baroness Wootton of Abinger talks to ANTHONY SCHOOLING
Lady Wootton retired this year from 44 years' service as a magistrate. She doesn'do things by halves: she set out to acquire an expert understanding of the questions the courts confronted her with. and wrote Social Science and Social Pathology as a result.
She recalls her life as a jp and the changes she has seen in the courts and in society.
Produced by RICHARD KEEN (Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)

Contributors

Produced By: Richard Keen

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by FR JOHN STAPLETON with THE BARLOW SINGERS directed by MICHAEL CALLAGHAN

Contributors

Conducted By: Fr John Stapleton
Singers: Barlow
Directed By: Michael Callaghan

: The News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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