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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 below
8.40 Today's Papers

: The King of the Barbareens

by JANET HITCHMAN abridged and read by THE AUTHOR
Produced by JOHN CARDY
(Monday: part 1 of 'The Chronicles of Bootte' by Richard Compton-Hall , read by Martin Muncaster )


Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Produced By: John Cardy
Unknown: Richard Compton-Hall
Read By: Martin Muncaster

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS
9.25 Education 1870-1970
II: Question 2: A Community of Love?
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
9.45 Music Workshop 1


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls
Written By: Douglas Coombes

: Daily Service

NEM p 87; To thee, 0 Lord, our hearts we raise (BBC HB 443): Psalm 100: Matthew 28, vv 8-20 (RSV): 0 happy band of pilgrims (BBC HB 335)

: For Schools

Voix de France. 2: Le sens de lhumour en France by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Sixth-form French)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY 2: Words
(This programme should be tape-recorded)


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite

: It Takes All Sorts

A Second-Hand Bookseller
Eric Barton 's shop in Richmond-upon-Thames is a place of pilgrimage with himself as high priest. In this programme he talks to MICHELL FtAPEFt about booksellers past and present, about browsers as a threat to the nervous system, and about murder,


Unknown: Eric Barton

: For Schools

A Good Day
MAUREEN DUFFY presents poems by Norman MacCaig , Stewart Conn , Gerard Manley Hopkins , Louis MacNeice. Edwin Brock , and Leslie Norris
(Listening and Writing)
11.40 Prospect
2000 AD: Yes, but what about the bomb?
12.0 Announcements


Unknown: Maureen Duffy
Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Unknown: Stewart Conn
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Unknown: Edwin Brock
Unknown: Leslie Norris
Produced By: Tom Butcher

: Pick of the Week

A selection of items from BBC radio and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Script by jean STROUD
Produced bv JOHN HASLAM
(Extended version: Sunday,
4.0 pm)
South West VHF: see Variations, col 2
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Introduced By: John Ellison
Script By: Jean Stroud
Unknown: John Haslam

: 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: A Cold Day by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: For Schools

Lotto, leaves Home by ASTRID LINDGREN (Let's Join In)
2.20 Chapall - My Life
Readings by ANTHONY HALL from Marc Chagall 's autobiography (Art and Design)
2.40 Rapunzel
Grimms' Fairy Tale, adapted for radio by Gary LYLE
(Stories and Rhymes)


Unknown: Astrid Lindgren
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Marc Chagall
Unknown: Gary Lyle

: Afternoon Theatre From the Sixties: A Kind of Freedom

The story of a young man's struggle with two widely different worlds.
Produced by JOHN GIBSON
A selection of the best 60-minute plays broadcast during the last decade.


Produced By: John Gibson
Tom Harvey: Michael Deacon
Larry McKenna: Tom Watson
Norah McKenna: Moira Mannion
Mary McKenna: Molly Rankin
Hugh Brennan: Arthur Lawrence
The Canon: Duncan McIntyre
Father Lynch: John Graham
Kathie: Gudrun Ure

: Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Story Time Donald Campbell, CBE

The biography by ARTHUR KNOWLES and DOROTHY. LADY CAMPBELL abridged for radio in four parts by ALICK HAYES with extracts from the BBC Sound Archives
Reader PETER WHEELER 1: The Die is Cast


Unknown: Arthur Knowles
Unknown: Alick Hayes
Reader: Peter Wheeler

: 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 dav. 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

: Top of the Form

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Fact and Fancy The Little French Clock

by ANTONIA RIDGE from a short story by ALPHONSE DAUDET


Story By: Alphonse Daudet

: Any Questions?

Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Town Hall, Oaken-gates. Shropshire
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm)


Unknown: Michael Winstanley
Unknown: Lady Anton Ia Fraser
Unknown: Lord Ardwick Angus Maude
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Sam Johnson Talking

A series of six programmes compiled by ERIC EWENS
Peter Woodthorpe as Johnson 5: Mainly about Matters Legal BOSWell .......... LEO MAGUIRE Produced by R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Leo Maguire
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: Analysis: Publishing

An enquiry by GEORGE SCOTT
When did you last buy a new hardback? Some publishers are going out of business: others are being taken over by large (and often international) firms whose primary interest is usually in business rather than books. And yet, at the same time. there are plenty of publishers who seem to he thriving -and new. small, independent publishing firms continue to be set up.
Analysis examines the publishing business, listens to the views of publishers large and small. and considers the related worlds of bookselling, printing. and the public libraries.


Unknown: George Scott
Produced By: Daniel Snowman

: 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 two young volunteers, ELIZABETH GILSON and RICHARD ROXBOROUGH


Unknown: Elizabeth Gilson
Unknown: Richard Roxborough
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: A Book at Bedtime

The House by the River by A. P. HERBERT abridged by BARBARA HENDERSON Read by NOEL JOHNSON
Produced by JOHN CARDY
(Monday: part 1 of ' Oh My Darling Daughter' by Eric Mal pass. read by Prunella Scales )


Unknown: A. P. Herbert
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Noel Johnson
Produced By: John Cardy
Unknown: Eric Mal
Read By: Prunella Scales

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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