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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

: The News

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

: The King of the Barbareens

Written and read by JANET HITCHMAN (4)


Read By: Janet Hitchman

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools

: Man and Animals

BBC Sound Archive recordings introduced by TERRY GOMPERTZ


Introduced By: Terry Gompertz

: For Schools

The Bible: How and Why 1: The Bible is a Library by ROBERT C. WALTON
9.55 Movement and Music I


Unknown: Robert C. Walton

: Daily Service

NEM P 61; Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (BBC HB 374); Canticle 7; Matthew 26, vv 57-68 (Rsv); Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC HB 33)

: For Schools

Johann Strauss
Written by H. F. GARTEN
(Deutsch fur die Oberstufe)


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Written By: H. F. Garten

: Musical Bridge

BBC Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Time and Tune
1: Come to the Party
Presented by JOHN CAMBURN Written by JOHN EDWARDS Edited and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Beginnings by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man)
11.40 Fenlands: Bedford Level by ROBIN BURTON
First of ten weekly programmes on The Landscape of Britain
Series produced and edited by ALEX HUNTER. (Geography)


Presented By: John Camburn
Written By: John Edwards
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Produced By: David Lyttle
Unknown: Robin Burton
Edited By: Alex Hunter.

: Monty Modlyn goes to Blackpool

Blackpool means the British at play. MONTY MODLYN reports on his own trip to the resort that attracts millions of visitors every season.
Produced by RICHARD GILBERT South West VHF: see Variations, cot 2


Unknown: Monty Modlyn
Produced By: Richard Gilbert

: Twenty Questions

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: Tubby Ted gets left behind by URSULA HOURIHANE


Unknown: Tubby Ted

: For Schools

The Tailor and the Bogle: a folk tale retold by LEILA DAVIES (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
Left, Right, Left, Right
Produced by DICKON REED
2.30 Unos minutos nada mds 1: Asesinato en la granja
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 1: Who Am I?


Unknown: Leila Davies
Unknown: Jean Rogers
Unknown: Malcolm Tierney
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Produced By: Dickon Reed
Written By: Harry Lawson
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Now Read On

: Story Time The Gleam in the North

by D. K. BROSTER : abridged in eight parts by IAN WISHART Reader DAVID STEUART 8: Constant as Steel
Ewen goes before the Duke of Argyll to plead for the life of his cousin Archie Cameron. But this last appeal is of no avail. Produced by GORDON EMSLIE


Unknown: D. K. Broster
Reader: Ian Wishart
Reader: David Steuart
Unknown: Archie Cameron.
Produced By: Gordon Emslie

: 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 bv David Jessel and Derek Cooper
5.50-6.' Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column Introduced by DAVID JACOBS


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: A. P. H. at 80

Sir Alan Herbert - author, wit, librettist. Independent Member -talks to DEREK PARKER about his life in the study, the theatre, at Westminster, and afloat.
The conversation is illustrated with recordings made by his collaborators and colleagues over the years, and songs from his shows.
Produced by DENYS GUEROULT (A. P. Herbert : 80 years of witty indignation: page 10)


Unknown: Sir Alan Herbert
Unknown: Derek Parker
Produced By: Denys Gueroult
Unknown: P. Herbert

: Psychology of Humour

Jonathan Miller , with the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives, looks at the changes that have taken place in the styles of humour over the last 40 years.
This week, in the first of two programmes, he pays special attention to slapstick. Research by ANN MEO
Produced by DAVID ALLAN


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Produced By: David Allan

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions and news from the world of science and technology.
Each week PAUL VAUGHAN brings you the people whose achievements are changing your way of life.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: David Paterson

: 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. 4: Women Need Not Apply

: A Book at Bedtime

The House by the River by A. P. HERBERT
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (4)


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

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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