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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
7.49 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

: 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
8.40 Today's Papers

: The King of the Barbareens

Written and read by JANET HITCHMAN (3)


Read By: Janet Hitchman

: The News

: The Living World

International Bird-in (Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

: For Schools

History in Evidence
Roman Britain - 1: Claudius' Triumph in Britain
Produced by ALAN EREIRA
9.45 Music Workshop 2
Mutiny on the Cutty Sark by JOHN PARRY
Music arranged by IANHUMPHRIS Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY


Written By: Jeremy Gibson
Produced By: Alan Ereira
Unknown: Cutty Sark
Unknown: John Parry
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 58; High in the heavens, eternal God (BBC HB 9): Psalm 93; Matthew 26, vv 45-56 (Rsv); God of love and truth and beauty (BBC HB 273)

: For Schools

La France Aujourd'hui 1: Programme varié
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Each week, an examination in depth of a major and current issue in international affairs. Despatches from BBC correspondents around the world are followed by comment, discussion, and interpretation by experts in London.
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.0 Inquiry
Unit 1: Self and Others
1: Self-interest: compiled by ROBERT LAMB , SIMON CLEMENTS (For the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
Human Biology-1: Your Senses by ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Contemporary History 1: The Russian Revolution


Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Unknown: Robert Lamb
Unknown: Simon Clements
Unknown: Lionel Kochan

: Down Your Way Wolstanton

(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One The News

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


Introduced By: David Jessel

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Nogs is Lost by URSULA HOURIHANE


Unknown: Mr Nogs
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING for the 7-9 year-olds
2.20 Shane by JACK SCHAEFER : part 1
Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Shapes in Nature by MARGARET SHEFFIELD
(Nature: radiovision)


Music By: James Dodding
Unknown: Jack Schaefer
Produced By: Stuart Evans
Unknown: Margaret Sheffield

: Afternoon Theatre: Lucky

by Mike Stott
'You crashed your bike, and demolished a lamp-post.' 'Is that what I did?' 'You did.'
'I thought I stopped a bit quick...'


Writer: Mike Stott
Producer: Colin Tucker
John Marsh: Eric Allan
Nurse Jackson: Stephanie Turner
Nurse Swanson: Shirley Dixon
Mr Fielding: Harry Markham
Arthur: Mike Leigh
Doctor: Clifford Norgate
Reception nurse: Rosalyn Slater
[Actor]: Ellis Jones
[Actor]: Robin Browne

: Amber Blanco White

Mrs Blanco White began her childhood in New Zealand before the turn of the century.
When she came to England she soon found herself in the world of political idealism and became friendly with H. G. Wells , Beatrice and Sidney Webb , and Bernard Shaw. In the First World War she became Director of Women's Wages at the Ministry of Munitions.
Novelist, economist, and lecturer in Psychology at Morley College for 30 years, MRS BLANCO WHITE talks to DENYS GUEROULT of her crowded life and the people she has known. Produced by DENYS GUEROULT


Unknown: Mrs Blanco White
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Sidney Webb
Unknown: Bernard Shaw.
Unknown: Mrs Blanco
Unknown: Denys Gueroult
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: Story Time November Joe

by H. HESKETH PRICHARD abridged for radio by ARTHUR RUSSELL
Reader NORMAN SMITH 3: The Black Fox Skin
Produced by ROGER PINE
(from Northern Ireland)


Unknown: H. Hesketh Prichard
Reader: Arthur Russell
Reader: Norman Smith
Produced By: Roger Pine

: 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

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Film Time

: Midweek Theatre: Miracle in a Mountain

A radio play by HOWIESON CULFF from the novel To a High Mountain by JAMES WELLARD with Robert Hardy Margaret Rawlings and Howieson Culff
A poor peasant woman from the Italian mountain village of Sabina has a vision. Soon the hordes of news-hungry journalists descend on the village to make what they can of it. The vision is to cause many incidents: a cripple regains the use of his legs and a photographer loses his life.
Has a miracle in fact taken place? This play will make a deep impression on all thoughtful listeners.
Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES (Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Play By: Howieson Culff
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Margaret Rawlings
Unknown: Howieson Culff
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Derek Trumbull, an English journalist: Robert Hardy
Antonio Giannini, the inn-keeper: Andrew Sachs
Proietti, a farmer: Edward Kelsey
Bonetti, the sacristan: Sean Arnold
Nicol6 Mantini, a cripple: Hector Ross
Don Cesare, the village priest: Howieson Culff
Wives of vineyard workers: Annunziata Gentile: Margaret Rawlings
Wives of vineyard workers: Marta Santucci: Denise Bryer
Wives of vineyard workers: Giovanna Benedetti: Jill Balcon
Wives of vineyard workers: Giuliana Manli: Margaret Wolfit
Quarrymen: Luigi: Nigel Lambert
Quarrymen: Bernardino: Brian Hewlett
Quarrymen: Helen Teela, an American journalist: Margaret Wolfit
Quarrymen: Pietro, a youngster, acting as her guide: Daniel Rose
Quarrymen:Bianca Gentile, Annunziata's daughter: Jo Manning Wilson

: Now Read On

SIR ALAN HERBERT talks about his autobiography
A.P.H. ANTHONY HOWARD reviews Hard Times, an oral history of the American depression by Studs Terkel
MARGARET LANE on J. M. Barrie , a biography of the man behind Peter Pan , by Janet Dunbar
JONATHAN RABAN on new novels: The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark and The Rape of Tamar by Dan Jacobson
Produced by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN (Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm) (A.P.H. at 80: Thurs, 8.0 pm)


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Talks: Sir Alan Herbert
Unknown: A.P.H. Anthony Howard
Unknown: Studs Terkel
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Janet Dunbar
Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Dan Jacobson
Produced By: Michael Heffernan

: Anthony Quinn

famous for films like Viva Zapata, Zorba the Greek, and La Strada talks to TONY BILBOW about his career as a film star and the hazards of writing an autobiography - 1,600 pages not for publication. I was being brought up on the East side of Los Angeles. One was trying anything to break through and the easiest way was either to become a gangster or a boxer; no one ever thought of being an actor or doing it artistically, one just had to do it physically
(An interview from BBC2's Line-Up shown on 2 July)


Unknown: Tony Bilbow

: 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 in finding their first job?
NIGEL REES discusses this search from both the students' and the employers' points of view. 3: A Graduate Dole Queue?

: A Book at Bedtime

The House by the River by A. P. HERBERT
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (3)


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

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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