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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: 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 Regional news, weather and programme news


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

: Maidens' Trip


: The News

: The Living World

(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

: For Schools

History in Evidence. Roman Britain-4: A Roman Palace. Written by TONY NORTON
9.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Tony Norton
Written By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM 15; Give heed, my heart (BBC HB 48); Psalm ill; Isaiah 10, v 33, to 11, v 9 (RSV); 0 Love, who formedst me to wear (BBC HB 361)

: For Schools

La France Aujourd'hui
4: Qu'avez-vous compris?
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Each week, an examination in depth of a major and current issue in international affairs. Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.0 Inquiry
Unit 1: Self and Others 4: Living with Authority Written by FRED HOOPER
(for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
The Unseen World - 1: It just Growed, by ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Contemporary History
4: The Rise of Hitler. Compiled by MAURICE WHITBREAD


Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Fred Hooper
Unknown: Arthur Vialls

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Court Case Book: ELIZABETH MITCHELL reports on some recent decisions of concern to the public.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VHF: see Variations. col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Elizabeth Mitchell

: Not in Front of the Children: Bundle of Joy

Adapted from his TV series by Richard Waring, starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner and Francis Matthews as Henry Corner with Charlotte Mitchell as Mary
Jennifer's baby is due and everybody is agog, especially the children.

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Writer/adapter: Richard Waring
Signature music by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Produced by: Trafford Whitelock
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Francis Matthews
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi: Roberta Tovey
Robin: Hugo Keith-Johnston
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Dr Walker: Alexander John
Nurse: Madeleine Howell
Mrs Johnson: Barbara Mitchell
Mr Johnson: Rex Graham

: The World at One

The News and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardeastle


Introduced By: William Hardeastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The little old woman who made marmalade by ANN ELLIS

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING for the 7-9 year-olds
2.20 Goodbye to All That by ROBERT GRAVES
Part 1: adapted and produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO
(Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Spiders' Webs by MARGARET SHEFFIELD (Nature series)


Music By: James Dodding
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre

Maugham the Storyteller: Episode A short story by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM adapted as a radio play by ROBIN SMYTH withand
Success had given George Carter grand ideas for his only child, Gracie. He hoped she'd marry a professional man perhaps, or at least someone in the City. So it came as rather a shock to find she was going out with Fred Manson.
Produced by DAVID H. GODFREY


Play By: Robin Smyth
Unknown: George Carter
Unknown: Fred Manson.
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
the Storyteller: Carleton Hobbs
Fred Manson: Nigel Anthony
Gracie Carter: Jo Manning Wilson
Albert: Gordon Faith
Joe Manson: John Dearth
Florence: Jane Knowles
George Carter: Hector Ross
Mrs Carter: Margot Boyd
Warder: Ronald Forfar
Ned Preston: Kerry Francis
Annie Oliver: Susan Edmonstone

: Retreat from Mankind

So much of human intercourse is a wig from which the last hairs of significance have been plucked
The fact of our lives is too often a tin-whistle played against dreams of a symphonic richness
Gwyn Thomas reflects upon the human condition and our occasional attempts to escape from it. He draws upon the recorded experiences of DUNCAN CARSE


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Unknown: Sir Francis Chichester
Unknown: Bill Harvey
Unknown: Wilfrid Thesiger
Unknown: Laurens van Der
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: Story Time

November Joe by H. HESKETH PRICHARD abridged for radio by ARTHUR RUSSELL
6: The$100,000 Robbery 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 by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON, BETTINE LE BEAU CHARMIAN INNES , SHEILA VAN DAMM In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLEt (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Bettine Le Beau
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Sheila van Damm
Produced By: Christopher Serlet

: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Cambuslang district of Lanarkshire
(Extended version of Sunday's broadcast)

: Midweek Theatre

The Double Dealers by JOHN ELLIOT with Industrial espionage rears its head in the aircraft world as a young Lancashire reporter tries to track down the mystery behind the crash of a new vertical take-off plane. Time: very much in the present.
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: John Elliot
Produced By: Brian Miller
Geoffrey Burch: Geoffrey Palmer
Frank Orchard: Richard Griffiths
Kate Trehair: Emily Richard
Kyle: Trevor Martin
Workman: Chris Harris
Gerald Cooke: Gerald Cross
Mrs Tucker: Margaret Wolfit
Mrs Silby: Liz Ashley
Silby: John Crocker
Priest: Esmond Rideout
Tucker: David Sharp
German man: Chris Harris
Dutch man: Esmond Rideout
Security man: Chris Harris

: Now Read On

With MAGNUS MAGNUSSON who talks to MARY STOCKS about her autobiography My Commonplace Book
JONATHAN POWER on Seize the Time, the story of the Black Panther Party by its chairman, Bobby Seale
PATRICK KAVANAGH on Ernest Hemingway 's posthumous novel Islands in the Stream
GEORGE DEKKER on Exiles and Emigres, a new study of modern literature by Terry Eagleton
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON † (Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Bobby Seale
Unknown: Patrick Kavanagh
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Unknown: George Dekker
Unknown: Terry Eagleton
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself ...

A topical talk by a professional broadcaster René Cutforth , . , Ian Mclntyre ...
Gerald Priestland ...
(Repeated: Sunday, 6.45 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Ian McLntyre
Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: More Power to the People

People are no longer content to be governed; they want to participate more closely in the decisions which affect them. How can their demands for greater participation be satisfied?
The third part of an enquiry by TREVOR SMITH


Unknown: Trevor Smith

: A Book at Bedtime

Oh, My Darling Daughter


Read By: Prunella Scales

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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