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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 Tlnipson
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 Tlnipson

: 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
8.41 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Man-eaters of Kumaon

Read by DUNCAN CARSE (4)


Unknown: Jim Corbett
Read By: Duncan Carse

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools

: Man and Animals

Archive recordings introduced by TERRY GOMPERTZ


Introduced By: Terry Gompertz

: For Schools

The Bible: How and Why by ROBERT C. WALTON
5: How the Gospels were written (i)
9.55 Movement and Music 1


Unknown: Robert C. Walton

: Daily Service

NEM p 41: The Lord doth reign (BBC HB 4761: Psalm 85: Isaiah 38, vv 9-20 (RSV); Father, we thank thee who hast planted (BBC HB 201)

: For Schools

Interview mit Ralf Dahrendor ] Interviewer STEPHEN KANOCZ
(Deutsch ftir die Oberstufe series)


Unknown: Ralf Dahrendor
Interviewer: Stephen Kanocz

: Musical Bridge

BBC Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Time and Tune
5: Clara wakes at midnight Presented by JOHN CAMBURN Written by JOHN EDWARDS
11.29 The Dinosaurs by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER (Man series)
11.40 Cornwall - Porthleven Compiled by MICHAEL SMEE (Geography)


Presented By: John Camburn
Written By: John Edwards
Unknown: Margery Morris

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you
Todav's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Why we lose healthy teeth: comments from dentists on gum disease and some pointers on how to prevent it.
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours. BBC. Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and UWARD J. MASON
In the chair JACK LONGLAND (Repeated: Monday, 7.30 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Uward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: 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: Matilda's Plate wins a Prize by MODWENA SEDGWICK

: For Schools

(Living Language) f
2.26 Poetry Corner
I saw eight magpies in a tree
2.3* Unos minutos nada mas 5: La neuva criada
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.49 Learning about Life 5: Being Somebody


Unknown: John Bunyan
Written By: Harry Lawson
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre Evelyn

by RHYS ADRIAN with Pauline Collins as The Girl Ian Richardson as The Man
Geoffrey Collins as A Student
Evelyn received the Premio della Radiotelevisione Italiana at the Italia Prize Awards in Florence on 22 September 1970


Unknown: Rhys Adrian
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Radiotelevisione Italiana

: Now Read On


: Story Time The History of Mr Polly

by H. g. WELLS: abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES Read by DAVID DAVIS 4: Romance
Having been dismissed from the Gents' Outfitters, Mr Polly has been urged to buy his own shop with the money he has inherited from his father.


Read By: David Davis
Unknown: Mr Polly

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


Unknown: William Hardcastle
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled byNicholasParsonsinwhich
Kenneth Williams , Derek Nimmo Clement Freud. Denise Coffey try to talk for just a minute on this and that


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Denise Coffey

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL OKEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Meryl Okeeffe

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: ' The Education of the Labouring Classes'

A second chance to hear this programme which gives an impression of the nation-wide controversies which led to the passing of the Forster Educa tion Act 100 years ago.
Before we had entrusted the masses with the whole power of this country we should have taught them a little more how to use it ... I beliere it will be absolutely necessary that you should prevail upon our future masters to learn their letters (RT HON ROBERT LOWE , MP: 1867)
Independence is of more importance than education, and if the child's wages are necessary to keep the parents off the poor rates, it is far better that it should ao to work at the earliest age at which it can bear the physical exertion (NEW-CASTLE EDUCATION COMMISSION: 1861)
Written and produced by STANLEY WILLIAMSON


Unknown: Forster Educa
Unknown: Robert Lowe
Produced By: Stanley Williamson

: Living and Loving

A series of programmes about love and the way people experience it in their lives. 3: Alive in Every Sense
A young woman, divorced and with three children, tells LESLIE SMITH about her life - and how she has come to love it.
Produced by RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Ralph Rolls

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions, and news from the world of science and technology.
Each week PAUL VAUGHAN introduces you to the people whose achievements are changing your way of life.
Produced by LAURIE JOHN


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Laurie John

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Commonwealth: The Coming Crisis?

4: British Arms: will they kill the Commonwealth?
The BBC's East Africa correspondent PETER STEWART investigates.


Unknown: Peter Stewart

: A Book at Bedtime Here Keller -Train This

by GEORGE KELLER abridged by MARGARET HOLMES Read by David Healy 'Open up.' I shouted.
The cage swung open and the puma shot out. straight for me. The men pulled hard on the ropes: that was what saved me - by an inch. The puma's claws ripped through my horsehide jacket as if it were paper.
Produced by JOHN CARDY (First of seven instalments)


Unknown: George Keller
Abridged By: Margaret Holmes
Read By: David Healy
Produced By: John Cardy

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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