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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Weather, information and news for your area


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart

: The News

and more of Today
(including Today in the South and West introduced this week by DEREK JONES , and Regional Extra for the Midlands and E Anglia). E Anglia VHF: see Variations, cot 5


Unknown: Derek Jones

: The King of the Barbareens

by JANET HITCHMAN abridged and read by THE AUTHOR
' I shall regret it. Sam,' Gran said, ' till my dying day. Whatever shall I say to her poor mother when we meet on the other side? ' ' It's no use regretting ' said Granfa. ' It has to be.'
Miss Browne suddenly appeared before me. 'Come along, Elsie,' she said. ' It's time to go.' I was not quite 5 years old. Our train slid away from the station. I never saw that village or any of its familiar faces again.
Produced by JOHN CARDY
(First of 10 instalments)


Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Produced By: John Cardy

: The News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Ken Sykora , Zena Skinner Gordon Clyde and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Produced by SUSAN ERLBECK and JACK SINGLETON


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Produced By: Susan Erlbeck
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: For Schools

The World of Work
1: Finding Out About Yourself Introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE Produced by RITA UDALL


Introduced By: John Stockbridge
Produced By: Rita Udall

: Daily Service

St Matthew
NEM p 50; Christ is our corner-stone (BBC HB 258); Canticle 1. vv 1-15; Matthew 26, vv 17-29 (rsv); 0 thou who makest souls to shine (BBC HB 225)

: For Schools

French for Beginners
Lesson 1: La famille Dupont Written by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY (Radiovision)
10.45 Interlude
10.47 Nous Voicil
1: Mister Charles , illusionniste Written by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Third-year French)
11.1 Singing Together
Introduced by JOHN HUW DAVIES
11.20 Springboard
A look at the nature of the cat Produced by JENYTH WORSLEY †
11.40 Drama Workshop 1: Being
Presented by PETER PACEY
Series produced by DlCKON REED


Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Unknown: Nous Voicil
Unknown: Mister Charles
Written By: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Introduced By: John Huw Davies
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley
Written By: Charles Savage
Presented By: Peter Pacey
Produced By: Dlckon Reed

: Storytellers

10: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal by H. E. RATES Read by Peter Pratt
Abridged and produced by TERENCE TILLER
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5


Unknown: H. E. Rates
Read By: Peter Pratt
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Alan Herbert
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Sir Alan Herbert
Unknown: With Roy Plomley

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Off to the Sea, an adventure of Mr Nogs and Tubby Ted by URSULA HOURIHANE


Unknown: Mr Nogs
Unknown: Tubby Ted
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: For Schools

The Earth is Blue - 1 Script by GARRY LYLE
Produced by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (Exploration Earth: radiovision)
2.20 The Music Box by GORDON REYNOLDS
2.30 Self-Consciousness
Excerpts from One Way Pendulum by N. F. Simpson , And Man by William Saroyan , and The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. (Speak)
2.40 Movement, Mime, and Music 2 for the 9-11-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS


Script By: Garry Lyle
Produced By: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: N. F. Simpson
Unknown: William Saroyan
Unknown: Glyn Harris

: Afternoon Theatre Dr Angelus

by JAMES BRIDIE with Tom Fleming


Unknown: James Bridie
Unknown: Tom Fleming

: Story Time: The Greatest Plague of Life

or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant by One Who Has been ' almost worried to death'
A Victorian novel by THE BROTHERS MAYHEW abridged for radio in six parts by BRIAN MORRIS
Reader Daphne Oxenford
Music composed and played by TREVOR HOLROYD Part 1


Unknown: Brian Morris
Reader: Daphne Oxenford
Played By: Trevor Holroyd
Produced By: Alan Ayckbourn

: 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 Nicholas Woolley and Derek Cooper
5.50-6.0 Weather, information and news for your area


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Presented By: Derek Cooper
Editor: Derek Lewis
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 subjectof Love and Marriage

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views With MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Editor: Brian Bliss

: Stand By for West

from the novel
Inspector West Cries Wolf by JOHN CREASEY dramatised as a serial in six parts by MAURICE TRAVERS with Patrick Allen as Chief Inspector Roger West
Sarah Lawson as his wife Janet The case begins to break in West's favour. He has encountered the missing red-headed suspect who will give him a direct lead to Lobo.
4:Captive at Cannon Row


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

: World Theatre

Life is a Dream La vida es sueho by PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA (written c 1630)
Translated by EDWIN HONIG adapted and arranged for radio by MARGARET ETALL and JOHN POWELL with David Buck as Segismundo all of life's dream, and dreams themselves are only part of dreaming
The action of the play takes place in Poland - many, many years ago.
Cast in order of speaking:
Music composed by DAVID CAIN played by CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD (organ) with members of the SYMPHONIAE SACRAE
Produced by JOHN POWELL
(Joss Ackland is in Come As You Are' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: Pedro Calderon De La Barca
Translated By: Edwin Honig
Unknown: Margaret Etall
Unknown: John Powell
Unknown: David Buck
Composed By: David Cain
Played By: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Symphoniae Sacrae
Produced By: John Powell
Produced By: Joss Ackland
Rosaura, daughter of Clotaldo and in disguise: Prunella Scales
Clarin, her jester-servant: Timothy Bateson
Segismundo, Prince of Poland and son to Basilio ...: David Buck
Clotaldo, an old man, tutor and gaoler to Segismundo: Joss Ackland
Guards SEAN BARRETT,: Alan Barry
JAMES THOMASON,: Godfrey Kenton
An Ambassador: James Thomason
Estrella, Princess of Poland and niece to Basilio: Elizabeth Proud
Astolfo, Duke of Muscovy and nephew to Basilio: John Rye
Basilio the Great, King of Poland: Maurice Denham
Soldiers: Sean Barrett
Soldiers: Alan Barry
Soldiers: Godfrey Kenton

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Question of Degree

This summer 45,000 students, armed with their new degrees, have left the shelter of Britain's Universities. What problems are thev having in finding their first job?
NIGEL REES discusses this search from both the students' and the employers' points of view. 1: The Milk Round Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES


Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

: A Book at Bedtime The House by the River

Read by Noel Johnson
' John, old man.' Stephen Byrne said, ' for God's sake. I can'do it without you.' There was a hot. whispered argument, then the two men pushed the boat out onto the river into the rolling reflection of the moon and rowed their terrible burden to its resting place. Produced by JOHN CARDY
(First of 10 instalments)
(A. P. Herbert : 80 years of witty indignation: page 10)


Unknown: A. P. Herbert
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Stephen Byrne
Produced By: John Cardy
Unknown: P. Herbert

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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