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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, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES
E Anglia VHF: see Variations, col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Man-eaters of Kumaon

Read by DUNCAN CARSE (3) †


Unknown: Jim Corbett
Read By: Duncan Carse

: The News

: The Living World

(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

: For Schools

Roman Britain - 5: written by BRENDA RALPH LEWIS
9.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Brenda Ralph Lewis
Written By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 37; Jesu, thy mercies are untold (BBC HB 324); Psalm 98; Isaiah 35, vv 1-10 (RSV); Happy are they (BBC HB 274)

: For Schools

La France Aujourd'hui 5: Toujours de service Written by ARIEL DAIGRE
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 5: Taking Action
Written by FRED HOOPER
11.20 Discovery
The Unseen World
2: Fleming discovers Penicillin by JO MANTON
11.40 Contemporary History 5: Munich


Written By: Ariel Daigre
Produced By: Raymond Escoffey
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Fred Hooper
Unknown: Jo Manton
Unknown: Philip Holland

: 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
The Welfare Rights Stall: JOHN STOCKBRIDGE reports on what is being done in one London borough to encourage people to claim benefits which may be due to them.
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

: Not in Front of the Children: A Stand on Ceremony

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
Christening a fourth child shouldn't really provide any problems, but for Jennifer and Henry it becomes a traumatic experience - until Mother-in-Law intervenes. Then it becomes wild, man, wild!

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Writer/adapter: Richard Waring
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Francis Matthews
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Rupert's Bedtime by CATHERINE OLIVER : part 2


Unknown: Catherine Oliver

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Goodbye to All That by ROBERT GRAVES
Part 2: adapted and produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO
(Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Tracks and Signs by LESLEY GOULD. (.Nature)


Music By: James Dodding
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Lesley Gould.

: Afternoon Theatre A Key in the Door

by KAY MCMANUS with Ruth Dunning and Susan Richards
Eighty-four seems the wrong age to be thinking of buying a house and moving. But Sara intends to make good use of the time that is left to her.
Produced by JANE GRAHAM


Unknown: Kay McManus
Unknown: Ruth Dunning
Unknown: Susan Richards
Produced By: Jane Graham
Sara: Susan Richards
Helen: Ruth Dunning
David: Martin Friend
Rachel: Sonia Fraser
Peter: Derek Seaton

: The Women

1: Alice Harris
Alice Harris was 28 when she travelled with her husband to become a missionary in the Congo, then a Belgian colony under the personal rule of King Leopold.
Lady Harris is now 100 years old. This is the story of her work to free the people of Africa from slavery.
Produced by ALAN BURGESS †
Born at the turn - or before the turn - of the century, ' The Women ' help to change the world in which they lived. Later subjects in the series will include Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Daisy Bates , Flora Sandes, and Edith Bone.


Written By: Mary-Jean Hasler
Written By: Alice Harris
Produced By: Alan Burgess
Unknown: Elizabeth Garrett
Unknown: Daisy Bates
Unknown: Edith Bone.

: Story Time: The Ascent of Rum Doodle

by W. E. BOWMAN abridged for radio in five instalments by ALICK ROWE
Man's conquest of mountains has always fired the imagination, and in 1956 W. E. Bow man published his own version of a feat to end all mountaineering feats - Rum Doodle in Yogistan, towering an estimated 10,9711 feet above Everest! 1: The Team Sets Forth
Binder, the Intrepid Leader
The Announcer....RANDAL HERLEY Produced by TREVOR HILL (from Manchester)


Unknown: W. E. Bowman
Unknown: Alick Rowe
Unknown: W. E. Bow
Leader: Deryck Guyler
Announcer: Randal Herley
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: 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 Derek Cooper
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON, ANNE EDWARDS ANDREE MELLY , NINA FRANCIS In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Produced byCHRISTOPHERSERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Anne Edwards
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Nina Francis

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Roger: Jeremy Mason
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party RUSSELL JOHNSTON, MP

: Midweek Theatre: Evelyn

by Rhys Adrian
with Pauline Collins as The Girl
Ian Richardson as The Man
Geoffrey Collins as A Student
Scene: A flat in Chelsea
Time: Very much the present
This play, originally broadcast in the Third Programme in 1969, received the Premio della Radiotelevisione Italiana at the Italia Prize Awards in Florence on 22 September 1970. (Ian Richardson is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co) (Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)
("I will love you always, always," a new play by Rhys Adrian: 30 October, Radio 3)


Writer: Rhys Adrian
Producer: John Tydeman
The Girl: Pauline Collins
The Man: Ian Richardson
A Student: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Radiotelevisione Italiana
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Play By: Rhys Adrian

: Now Read On

J. w. LAMBERT on Last Things, the final volume of C. P. Snow's saga Strangers and Brothers LORNA PEGRAM talks about her new novel A Game of Patience and reviews Zelda Fitzgerald , Nancy Milford's biography of Scott Fitzgerald 's wife
RICHARD MAYNE considers J. B. Priestley in the light of his new book on The Edtcardians and Susan Cooper 's J. B. Priestley : portrait of an author and other new books, including Will Pickles of Wcnsleydale, John Pemberton 's sketch of a remarkable country doctor
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON (Repeated: Thursday, 3.40 pm) (C. P. Snow in The Arts This Week: tomorrow at 8.35 pm, Radio 3)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Talks: Brothers Lorna Pegram
Unknown: Zelda Fitzgerald
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Susan Cooper
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: John Pemberton
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself

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


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Ian Melntyre
Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Commonwealth: The Coming Crisis?

3: Race and Colour: can the tension be contained?
The BBC's East Africa correspondent PETER STEWART investigates.


Unknown: Peter Stewart

: A Book at Bedtime

Oh, My Darling Daughter by ERIC MALPASS abridged by ELISABETH ROWLEY Read by PRUNELLA SCALES Produced by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Eric Malpass
Abridged By: Elisabeth Rowley
Read By: Prunella Scales
Produced By: John Cardy

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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