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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

: 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 61; The Church of God a kingdom is (BBC HB 183); Psalm 97; Acts 15. vv 22-35; Jesus shall reign (BBC HB 460)

: For Schools

Interview mit Ralf Dahrendorf Interviewer STEPHEN KANOCZ
(Deutsch fiir die Oberstufe series)


Unknown: Ralf Dahrendorf
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
11.20 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 Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
I'm luckier than Beethoven: RICHARD LEECH , who trained as a doctor before he turned to acting, talks about coping with deafness.
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 W1A 1AA; or phone [number removed], and record your letter)
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Richard Leech

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD 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: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir

: 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: Mr Moon and the Splendid Umbrella by MARY EDEN


Unknown: Mr Moon

: For Schools

John Bunyan by PHILIPPA PEARCE (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
I saw eight magpies in a tree
2.30 Unos minutos nada mas 5: La nueva criada
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 5: Being Somebody


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

: Afternoon Theatre: Towards My Neighbour



Unknown: Jeffrey Segal

: Now Read On



Unknown: Magnus Magnusson

: Story Time: The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. Wells abridged in ten parts by Howard Jones
Read by David Davis 5: The Wedding
Mr Polly has bought a bicycle and is enjoying himself immensely. Now, of all things, he is engaged to marry his cousin Miriam Larkins.


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Howard Jones
Read By: David Davis
Unknown: Mr Polly
Unknown: Miriam Larkins.

: 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

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (?) by Nicholas Parsons in which
Kenneth Williams , Derek Nimmo Clement Freud , Denise Coffey try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Devised by IAN MESSITER Produced by DAVID HATCH


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: David Hatch

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Gordon Gardner
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: John Hosken

: 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 ROY hayward (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: The War of Words

Today the third volume of the History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom - The War of Words, covering the period 1939-45 - is published.
DONALD MCLACHLAN discusses the book and the issues it raises about the degree of censorship necessitated by wartime conditions, the maintenance of morale at home and abroad, the relationship between 'black' and 'white' broadcasting, and the independence of the BBC during this vital period with the author ASA BRIGGS and ALAN BULLOCK, RICHARD CROSSMAN, MP and HARMAN GRISEWOOD


Unknown: Donald McLachlan
Unknown: Asa Briggs
Unknown: Alan Bullock
Unknown: Richard Crossman
Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

: Living and Loving

A series of programmes about love and the way people experience it in their lives.
3: The water lilies are as happy as sandboys
Fred Streeter , at 93, tells LESLIE SMITH about a happy life growing flowers and vegetables - and talking to them.
Produced by RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Fred Streeter
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

: A Book at Bedtime

Here Keller - Train This by GEORGE KELLER
Read by DAVID HEALY (6)


Unknown: George Keller
Read By: David Healy

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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