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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
7.50-8.9 Weather, information and news for your area


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News

and more of Today
(including Today in the South and West. and Regional Extra for the Midlands and E Anglia) E Anglia VHF: see Variations, col 5
8.40 Today's Papers

: The King of the Barbareens

Written and read by JANET HITCHMAN (2)


Read By: Janet Hitchman

: 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)

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING
Produced by VERA CRAY


Produced By: Vera Cray

: Daily Service

NEM p 54: Sing praise to God (BBC HB 18); Psalm 25, vv 1-10; Matthew 26. vv 30-45 (RSV); Souls of men, why will ye scatter (BBC HB 20)

: For Schools

1: In Mayakovsky Square Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Deutsche Volkslieder Written bv KARL WEBER
(Intermediate German)
11.0 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
Music selected and arranged by VERA GRAY
(Repeated: Thurs, 9.55 am)
11.20 Welcome to Music Club Presented by GARY TAYLOR
11.40 Statement of Belief 1: ROSEMARY HAUGHTON
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS
(Sixth Form series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


Written By: Vaughan James
Arranged By: Vera Gray
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Produced By: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: Rosemary Haughton
Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: 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].
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5


Introduces: Leslie Smith

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled by Nicholas Parsons in which
Kenneth Williams , Derek Nimmo Clement Freud , Sheila Hancock try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Produced by DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Thursday. 6.15 pm) (Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by David Jessei


Introduced By: David Jessei

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

for children under 5
Story: An adventure at night for Mr Nogs and Tubby Ted by URSULA HOURIHANE


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

: For Schools

The Parthenon
How it was built, its later history, and a visit to the Acropolis in Athens today
(World History: radiovision)
2.20 Music Session
The Music of Africa: 1
2.40 Sweden - Forestry in Southern Lapland by ALEX HUNTER
The Tuesday series this term is a contribution to geographical studies on the Continent during European Conservation Year. Series produced by ALEX HUNTER . (Geography)


Written By: Duncan Taylor
Produced By: David Lyttle
Script By: Jenyth Worsley
Produced By: David Lord
Unknown: Alex Hunter
Produced By: Alex Hunter

: Fact and Fancy 3: Virtuoso

Adapted and dramatised by A. R. Rawlinson from The Diary of Samuel Pepys with Derek Smith as Pepys, Elizabeth Proud, Terence Longdon
Samuel Pepys is elected to the position of 'Virtuoso' in the new Royal Society. But 1664 is a troubled year: he has to deal with the Dutch sailing up the Medway, and the Plague.
Produced by Keith Williams
A series of four inventions based on well-known themes of literature or history.
Clock.' Looted in the Franco-Prussian War. the clock takes a subtle revenge on its German captors.


Dramatised By: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Derek Smith
Unknown: Pepys Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Terence Longdon
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Produced By: Keith Williams
Elizabeth Pepys: Elizabeth Proud
Will Hewer: Christopher Bidmead
Cook-maid: Marjorie Westbury
Lord Brounkerl: Alan Dudley
Watchman: Alan Dudley
King Charles: John Justin
Duke of York: Ian Thompson
Lord Sandwich: Terence Longdon
Mercer: Marjorie Westbury
Barbara Castlemaine: Rosalind Shanks
Coachman: Ronald Herdman

: 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
Produced by JOHN BROWELL


Unknown: John Creasey
Unknown: Maurice Travers
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Roger West
Unknown: Sarah Lawson
Unknown: Janet The
Produced By: John Browell
Mark Lessing: Edward de Souza
Helen Wolf: Hilda Braid
Margaret Paterson: Colette O'Neil
Det Insp Peel: Andrew Jack
Alec Magee: Ronald Forfar
Sgt OsgOOd: Edward Kelsey

: Story Time Visitors to Russia

A weekly series of seven first-hand accounts, from the 16th century to the 20th, edited by FRANCESCA M. WILSON
5:Martha and CatherineWilmot (1803-1808)


Edited By: Francesca M. Wilson
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Narrator: Hugh Dickson
Martha: Patricia Gallimore
Catherine: Margaret Wolfit

: 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 David Jessel and Derek Cooper
5.50-6.0 Weather, information and news for your area


Presented By: David Jessel
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: 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
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack: Philip Garston-Jones
Hazel Woolley: Hilary Armstrong
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Fair Exchange with NORMA RONALD


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: John Graham
Written By: Edward Taylor
Written By: John Graham
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: John Barbirolli

An appreciation of the great conductor by his friends and colleagues: compiled and introduced by DEREK PARKER Produced by DENYS GUEROULT
(A shortened version of the programme broadcast last year in celebration of Sir John Barbirolli 's 70th birthday)


Introduced By: Derek Parker
Produced By: Denys Gueroult
Unknown: Sir John Barbirolli

: A Bronte Portrait

A study of England's most celebrated literary family by Rosemary Anne Sisson based on a programme first given at the National Portrait Gallery.


Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Emily: Jill Balcon
Branwell: Gabriel Woolf
Charlotte: Madi Hedd
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs
Other Parts: Lynn Carson
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: 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 they having finding their first job?
NIGEL REES discusses this search from both the students' and the employers' points of view. 2: Excellent Prospects for the Right Applicant

: A Book at Bedtime

The House by the Rit;er
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (2)


Unknown: A. P. Herbert
Read By: Noel Johnson

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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