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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 Anglia VHF: see Variations. col 5
8.40 Today's Papers

: The King of the Barbareens

Written and read by JANET HITCHMAN (5)


Read By: Janet Hitchman

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS
S.25 Education 1870-1970
Question 1: The Happiest Years?
First of three programmes compiled by BARRY CARMAN Editor JOHN KERRY
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
9.45 Music Workshop 1 The Chockerbox by JOHN SCADDING and PETER SPALDING Music arranged by MICHAEL JESSETT
Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls
Unknown: Barry Carman
Editor: John Kerry
Unknown: John Scadding
Unknown: Peter Spalding
Arranged By: Michael Jessett
Produced By: Douglas Coombes

: Daily Service

NEM p 64: Teach me, 0 Lord, the perfect way (BBC HB 473); Psalm 112: Matthew 26, v 69, to 27. v 5 (rsv); The Son of God goes forth to war (BBC HB 235)

: For Schools

Voix de France
1: Jeunes cineastes
Compiled and presented by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Sixth-form French)
10.50 .4 Corner for Music bV ALBERT CHATTERLEY
1: Starting and Stopping
(This programme should be tape-recorded)


Presented By: Geoffrey Braithwaite

: It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life. Wall of Death Riders
Cliff and Betty Ellis talk to ANITA MORGAN about their fairground life and philosophy.


Unknown: Betty Ellis

: For Schools

Power: a short story by JACK COPE about a boy's efforts to save a trapped bird
(Listening and Writing)
11.40 Prospect
2000 ad: It's up to you
Sixth-formers talk to TONY GIBSON about the sort of world they want.
12.0 Announcements


Story By: Jack Cope
Unknown: Tony Gibson

: Pick of the Week

A selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days.
Introduced bv JOHN ELLISON Script by JEAN STROUD
(Extended version: Sunday,
4.0 pm)
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Script By: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind theheadlines introduced by David JesscI


Introduced By: David Jessci

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Pink Pears by MOLLY WEIR


Unknown: Molly Weir

: For Schools

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The traditional tale retold for five- and six-year-olds (Let's Join In)
2.20 Chagall
Selections from My Life by Marc Chagall , translated by DOROTHY WILLIAMS
Produced by JOAN GRIFFITHS (Art and Design: radiovision)
2.40 The Boy and the Wizard
A Danish folk tale, adapted for radio by ALAN Boucher
Produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO (Stories and Rhymes)


Unknown: Marc Chagall
Translated By: Dorothy Williams
Produced By: Joan Griffiths
Unknown: Alan Boucher
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre From the Sixties:

A Christmas Trifle Piskot
A Black Comedy by LUDVIK ASKENAZY translated from the Czech by VERA BLACKWELL with Dorothy Tutin and Patrick Troughton
'I dreamt I was frying the trout and suddenly it began to sing - straight out of the pan - soprano.'
The action takes place in Czechoslovakia during the last war.
Music composed by STEPAN LUCKY
A selection of the best 60-minute plays broadcast during the last decade.


Comedy By: Ludvik Askenazy
Unknown: Vera Blackwell
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Composed By: Stepan Lucky
Tenor: Edward Darling
Soprano: Ellen Dales
Produced By: Josef Cervinka
RoskOt: Patrick Troughton
Albert: Hector Ross
Klima: Haydn Jones
Commandant's wife: Dorothy Tutin

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Story Time The Year of the Gorilla

by GEORGE SCHALLER : abridged in five episodes by COLIN TUCKER Read by JERRY STOVIN 5:Vhuru!
Independence is granted to the Congo. How will this affect the lives of the gorillas?
Produced by COLIN TUCKER


Unknown: George Schaller
Unknown: Colin Tucker
Read By: Jerry Stovin
Produced By: Colin Tucker

: 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

: Forces' Chance

A team representing the RAF in Gibraltar
Question-master ALUN WILLIAMS


Unknown: Liz Ferris
Question-Master: Alun Williams

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priesttand

: Fact and Fancy 3: Virtuoso

Adapted and dramatised by A.R. Rawlinson from The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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. A series of four inventions based on well-known themes of literature or history.


Author: Samuel Pepys
Dramatised by: A.R. Rawlinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by BARONESS STOCKS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from The Winter Gardens, Droitwich. Worcestershire
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answersf to Any Answers?,
BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: Baroness Stocks
Unknown: Sir Edwin Leather
Unknown: Lord Foot Frank Gillard
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Sam Johnson Talking

A series of six programmes compiled by ERIC EWENS with Produced by R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Eric Ewens
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Johnson4: Mainly on Men and Measures: Peter Woodthorpe
BoSWell: Leo Maguire
Burke: Alan Barry

: Analysis

Times Present
The Times is not what it was. There are people inside and outside Printing House Square who regard that as no bad thing. There are others who think that one more national institution is well down the slippery slope.
With change in the air once more, Analysis takes a critical look at Britain's greatest newspaper.
Introduced by IAN MCINTYRE Produced by GEORGE Fischer
9.58 Weather


Introduced By: Ian McIntyre
Produced By: George Fischer

: 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 ne\; degrees, have left the shelter of Britain's Universities. Wh;:problems are they having in finding their first job?
NIGEL REES discusses this search from both the students' and the employers' points of view.
5: The World Owes Me a Living

: A Book at Bedtime

The House by the River by A. P. HERBERT
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (5)


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

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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