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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

: The News

: The Living World

Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia
(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

: For Schools

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


Written By: Brenda Ralph Lewis
Written By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

St Simon and St Jude
NEM p 58; Light's abode, celestial Salem (BBC HB 250); Psalm 119, part 3; Jude 1, vv 1-8; Rise up, 0 men of God (BBC HB 364)

: For Schools

La France Aujourd'hui 5: Toujours de service
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 bv FRED HOOPER
(for the 15-16 age group)
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
Unknown: 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
Income Tax Arrears: what powers has the Collector of Taxes? ARTHUR COATES of the College of Law explains.
Other topical items, too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VIIF: see Variations, col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Arthur Coates

: Not in Front of the Children: A Slight Case of Baptism

Adapted from his TV series by Richard Waring

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One

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


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: * British Legion's Haig Fund



Talk By: Jimmy Young

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Moon goes to a party by MARY EDEN


Unknown: Mr Moon

: 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

Stranger at the Gate A play for radio by WILLIAM INGRAM with Meredith Edwards and William Ingram
'I could just be looking for the conventional ending, of course. Beloved kith and kin gathered round the death bed. Confessions and prayers, and forgiveness at the last. Couldn'it turn out to be something as corny and simple as that? '
Children's choir trained and conducted by EDWENA EVANS Organist BRIAN DEE
Produced by BETTY DAVIES


Unknown: William Ingram
Unknown: Meredith Edwards
Unknown: William Ingram
Conducted By: Edwena Evans
Organist: Brian Dee
Produced By: Betty Davies
Mostyn Roberts: Meredith Edwards
Dr Marsh: Windsor Davies
Iestyn Roberts: William Ingram
Sarah Roberts: Christine Pollon
Cass Roberts: Elizabeth Morgan
Councillor: John Dearth
Station Porter: Talfryn Thomas

: The Countryside in October

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


Unknown: Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time: The Ascent of Rum Doodle

by W. E. Bowman abridged for radio in five instalments by Alick Rowe
2: The team falls into a crevasse
(from Manchester)


Unknown: W. E. Bowman
Unknown: Alick Rowe
Producer: Trevor Hill
The Intrepid Binder: Deryck Guyler
The Announcer: Randal Her Ley

: 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
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday. 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Anthea Askey
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Hosken

: Down Your Way

(Extended version of Sunday's broadcast)

: Midweek Theatre

Towards My Neighbour by JEFFREY SEGAL
Robert and Marion's neighbour is literally driving them from their house with her constant complaints. But an accident one night gives them a clue to her odd behaviour.
Produced bv JANE GRAHAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Unknown: Jane Graham
Robert Sadler: John Ringham
Marion Sadler: Aline Waites
Mrs Lidd: Diana Bishop
Mr Lidd: Edward Kelsey
Mrs Portugal: Natalie Kent
Doctor: Godfrey Kenton
Social worker: Madi Hedd

: Now Read On

with MAGNUS MAGNUSSON who looks at Wildlife Crisis by The Duke of Edinburgh and James Fisher
ROBERT GRAVES reads poems from his new collection written since 1968
HUGH TREVOR-ROPER reviews Sir Walter Scott , the Great Unknown. Edgar Johnson 's important biography is published tomorrow
MARGARET LANE on the Leavises' new study of Dickens the Novelist and other new books including Russell Remembered, a personal sketch of Bertrand Russell by Rupert Crawshay -Williams
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON (Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Hugh Trevor-Roper
Unknown: Walter Scott
Unknown: Edgar Johnson
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Rupert Crawshay
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself....

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


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Ian McIntyre
Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Weather

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Here Keller - Train This
Read by DAVID HEALY (5)


Read By: David Healy

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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