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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
8.40 Today's Papers

: The King of the Barbareens

Written and read by JANET HITCHMAN (7)


Read By: Janet Hitchman

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(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

: Daily Service

NEM p 76; Around the throne of God (BBC hb 237); Psalm 67; Revelation 12, vv 7-12 (RSV); Stars of the morning (BBC HB 238)

: For Schools

2: In the Tretyakov Gallery Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Der unmogliche Raubtiberfall. Written by CARL DUERING (Intermediate German)
11.0 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thurs, 9.55 am)
11.20 Music Power presented by GARY TAYLOR (Music Club)
11.40 Statement of Belief
2: MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE. A short statement followed by a conversation with LESLIE SMITH
(Sixth Form series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


Written By: Vaughan James
Written By: Carl Duering
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge.
Unknown: Leslie Smith

: Listening Post

WALTER TAPLIN introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues South West VHF: see Variations, col 5


Introduces: Walter Taplin

: 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 Jesscl


Introduced By: David Jesscl

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The little car stops by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: For Schools

The Marathon
Written by JEREMY NICKLIN Produced by DUNCAN TAYLOR (World History) S.20 Music Session
The Music of Africa: 2
2.40 Germany: Autobahns and the Landscape by PAUL BORSTRUP (Geography)


Written By: Jeremy Nicklin
Produced By: Duncan Taylor
Script By: Jenyth Worsley

: Fact and Fancy The Little French Clock

by ANTONIA RIDGE from a short story by ALPHONSE DAUDET
This play, which won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain award as 'Best Radio Play ' of 1969, is set in 1871 and tells of a little French clock which has a profound effect on the lives of certain of the inhabitants of Munich.
Produced by RAY MILES
Last of a series of four inventions based on well-known themes of literature or history (Repeated: Friday, 7.30 pm)


Story By: Alphonse Daudet
Produced By: Ray Miles
Narrator: Michael Menaugh
Augustus Kahn: Peter Pratt
Herr Professor Dr von Schwan thaler: Francis de Wolff
Frau von Schwanthaler: Noel Hood
Anna Schwanthaler: Lisa Harrow
Mina Schwanthaler: Gretta Gouriet
Fraiilein Roth: Bilda Kriseman
Charlotte: Jan Edwards
Fraiilein Hasanclever: Dorothy Edwards
Majordomo: Godfrey Kenton
Herr Professor Schmidt: Alaric Cotter
Planist: Anna Berenska

: Stand By for West

5: Hunt the Wolf

: 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
6: Murray's Handbook to Northern Europe (1849) Reader SEAN ARNOLD


Edited By: Francesca M. Wilson
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: 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
(Repeated: Thurs, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: 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 Bill Stickers is innocent With NORMA RONALD


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

: Ten Years of the Wind of Change

In the decade since Harold Macmillan warned South Africa of the wind of change blowing through Africa, that continent has gone through paroxysms of independence, revolution, and war.
With the voices of Africa's leaders, this programme traces the history of the past ten years and looks at the prospects for the future.
Written and presented by JIM BIDDULPH
(The changing face of Africa: page 9)


Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Presented By: Jim Biddulph

: Laurence Olivier

recalls moments and personalities in his life from days at school to his present position as Director of the National Theatre.
IAGO 38 66
He discusses a variety of roles on stage and in films in conversation with JOHN DYAS.


Unknown: John Dyas.

: Deep Harmony

The song of a herd of whales is one of the most electrifying sounds in nature: and those recorded by Dr Roger Payne , a specialist in biological acoustics at Rockefeller University, are singing for their lives.
In a dramatically illustrated interview with LAURIE JOHN , DR PAYNE describes mankind's love-hate relationship w-ith this, the largest of all living beings.
Produced by LAURIE JOHN


Unknown: Dr Roger Payne
Unknown: Laurie John
Produced By: Laurie John

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Jewish New Year

The Chief Rabbi
Dr Immanuel Jakobovits talks to some students from the Jews' Free School, London


Talks: Dr Immanuel Jakobovits

: A Book at Bedtime

The House by the River by A. P. HERBERT
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (7)


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

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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