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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 (8)


Read By: Janet Hitchman

: The News

: The Living World

(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

: For Schools

History in Evidence. Roman Britain-2: Druids on Anglesey Written by ALAN EREIRA
9.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Alan Ereira
Written By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; Sing to the Lord of harvest (BBC HB 442); Psalm 11; Matthew 27, vv 45-61 (RSV); A safe stronghold (BBC HB 297)

: For Schools

La France Aujourd'hui
2: Monsieur Richard ouvre un restaurant
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Each week, an examination in depth of a major and current issue in international affairs. Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.9 Inquiry
Unit 1: Self and Others
2: The Claim of Our Conscience Written by ROBERT LAMB
(For the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
Human Biology-2: Survival of the Fittest by BRIAN GEAR and ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Contemporary History 2: The General Strike


Unknown: Monsieur Richard
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Robert Lamb
Unknown: Brian Gear
Unknown: Arthur Vialls
Unknown: Jeremy Gibson

: Down Your Way

Holbeach FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Holbeach district of Lincolnshire
(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
South West VHF: see Variations, cot 5
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Holbeach Franklin Engelmann

: 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: The little car has a new coat by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING for the 7-9 year-olds
2.20 Shane by JACK SCHAEFER : part 2 (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Numbers in Nature by MARGARET SHEFFIELD (Nature)


Music By: James Dodding
Unknown: Jack Schaefer

: Afternoon Theatre

On a West Wind Rising by ALLAN PEACOCK
You may recall the strange events in the West Country when unexplained phenomena moved in the sky: bright lights that swooped down and stopped all electrical transmission in the area. Is it really Gran up to her old tricks again? You may not believe it, but then neither did Alec - Sir Alexander Hogarthy , world-renowned anthropologist- until he was brought face to face with certain facts he couldn'afford to ignore ...
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: Allan Peacock
Unknown: Alexander Hogarthy
Produced By: Brian Miller
with Alec: Peter Jeffrey
Jane: Meg Wynn Owen
Gran: Marjorie Westbury
Trevor: And Heath Walker

: The Countryside in September

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country with a natural history contribution by ERIC SIMMS
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER Produced by ARTHUR Phillips


Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time November Joe

by H. HESKETH PRICHARD abridged for radio by ARTHUR RUSSELL
4: The Case of Miss Virginia Planx
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 bv David Jessel and Derek Cooper
5.50-6.0 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The News

: The Clitheroe Kid

Jimmy Clitheroe in For Singing Out Loud with PETER SINCLAIR
Produced by JAMES CASEY


Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Film Time

TONY BILBOW looks at
Continental Screen Idols

: Midweek Theatre

Dinner with Jane by RICHARD AUSTIN
' Jane always knows. With unerring judgment she arranges picnics in snowstorms and skiing parties during a heatwave. If she could, she'd fix up a barbecue on an ice-berg. Oh, Jane knows all right.'
Which makes one wonder what dinner's going to be like.
Produced by JANE GRAHAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm) (Helen Fraser is a National Theatre player)


Produced By: Jane Graham
Unknown: Helen Fraser
Clive: Roger Mutton
Sally: Penelope Lee
Edmund: John Bentley
Janine: Helen Fraser
Claire: Madi Hedd
Rod Hartigan: Kerry Francis
Jane: Emma Beeby
Billingsgate barman: Clifford Norgate
Old Man: Martin Friend
Waiter at Golden Elephant: Leslie Heritage
Barman at Golden Elephant: Alan Barry

: Now Read On

With JOHN JULIUS NORWICH who takes a new look at Goethe's Italian Journey, now in paperback
PETER JENKINS on Enoch Powell : Tory Tribune, a biography by Andrew Roth
JOHN DONAT on Leonardo, the investigator and inventor, in the light of Lord Ritchie-Calder's illustrated study of ' the most relentlessly curious man in history'
JOHN WARRACK reviews Full Score, a life of music and cricket, by Neville Cardus , and Joys and Sorrows, some reflections of Pablo Casals as told to Albert E. Kahn and other books including a look at some new novels Produced by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Andrew Roth
Unknown: John Donat
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Neville Cardus
Unknown: Pablo Casals
Unknown: Albert E. Kahn
Produced By: Michael Heffernan

: MinTech's New Master

After only six weeks as an up, John Davies - formerly Director General of the CBI-became Minister of Technology.
What sort of a man is he? What is his background? What kind of things does he think are important in his post?
These are some of the questions put to him by GEOFFREY GOODMAN , Industrial Editor of the Daily Mirror.


Unknown: John Davies
Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Produced By: Elizabeth Smith

: Weather

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Those Who Opt In

WILFRED DE'ATH, surfacing from his exploration of the English Underground, examines ways in which young people become involved in the community through voluntary service. Tonight he talks to
ALEC DICKSON , Director of Community Service Volunteers


Unknown: Alec Dickson

: A Book at Bedtime

The House by the River by A. P. HERBERT
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (8)


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

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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