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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 Mania 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 Mania
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, cot 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Living World

(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

: For Schools

History in Evidence
Anglo-Saxon Britain: 1 Beowulf and Sutton Hoo
9.4S Music Workshop 2


Written By: Barry Carman
Written By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; God is my strong salvation (BBC HB 453); Psalm 34, vv 1-10; Acts 16, v 32, to 17, v 3; Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (BBC HB 327)

: For Schools

La France Aujourd'hui 6: Quoi de neuf?
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Each week, an examination in depth of a major and current issue in international affairs.
Despatches from BBC correspondents around the world are followed by comment, discussion and interpretation by experts in London
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.0 Inquiry
Unit II: Work and Life 6: Why Work?
Written by CATHY MOORHOUSE (for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
3: Your Very Good Health by BRIAN GEAR and ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Contemporary History 6: The Battle of Britain
Compiled by MICHAEL SMEE


Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Cathy Moorhouse
Written By: Arthur Vialls

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Rights and Responsibilities. Improving your neighbourhood: what is an Amenity Society? JOHN STOCKBRIDGE finds out.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Not in Front of the Children: Unemployment Problem

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
Things aren't too good in the Corner household. Since Henry resigned from his job, the prospects of an Art Master don't seem too bright... until Jennifer has a bright idea. Bright? It's hilarious!

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: Tales of Joe and Timothy: ' Jessie and Lady Peg ' by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: 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 3: adapted and produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO
(Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Wildcats and Home-Cats by CLIO MATHESON (Nature)


Music By: James Dodding
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre The Golt

Life can be marvellous when you're young and full of ambition - but with age comes compromise - even for ' a Golt.'


Produced By: Christopher Venning
Lamprey: Michael Harbour
Jane: Eva Haddon
Peter: Judy Bennett
Mary: Jean England
Frank: Alan Tucker
Margaret: Patricia Leventon
Spawling: Alan Rowe
Bendix: Nigel Lambert
Tony: Sean Arnold
Tom: Brian Hewlett


... which meant originally Port Out Starboard Home, and indicated the position of your cabin if you were a vip on p & o's run to Bombay. This began in 1842 and ended earlier this year
PHILIP HOWARD reminds us of what life was like when the Empire was intact and p & 0 was the ' Dear and Slow,' the link with India and the East. Reader JOHN BENTLEY
Produced by HELEN FRY


Unknown: Philip Howard
Reader: John Bentley
Produced By: Helen Fry

: Story Time: The Ascent of Rum Doodle

by W. E. BOWMAN abridged for radio in five instalments by ALICK ROWE
3: The team attacks the North Wall
The Announcer ... RANDAL HERLEY Produced by TREVOR HILL (from Manchester)


Unknown: W. E. Bowman
Unknown: Alick Rowe
Announcer: Randal Herley
Produced By: Trevor Hill
The Intrepid Binder: Deryck Guyler

: 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
5.58-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON. ISOBEL BARNETT ELEANOR SUMMERFIELD
In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland reporting live from the United States with ADRIAN PORTER and MERYL O'KEEFFE in London


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Adrian Porter

: Down Your Way: Heanor

(Extended version of Sunday's broadcast)

: Midweek Theatre You Must Have Something to Believe in

Two devoted cinema fans have the chance of a lifetime - to entertain a world-famous star at their home.
Produced by MARTIN JENKINS (Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm) (David Bird is in ' Vivat! Vivat Regina!' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Produced By: Martin Jenkins
Unknown: David Bird
Mr Burne: Lockwood West
Mrs Burne: Hazel Coppen
Geoffrey Fellowes: David Bird
Mrs Ruby: Madi Hedd
Alf: Clifford Norgate
Tommy: John Gabriel
Arthur James: Sean Barrett
Dress-shop assistant: Sara Coward
Mrs Macgillivray: Kathleen Helme

: Now Read On

RICHARD MAYNE reviews Bernard Levin 's study of Britain and the Sixties The Pendulum Years, out tomorrow
ANTONiA FRASER on Queen Anne, a new biography by David Green
ANTHONY SMITH on An Eye for a Bird. Eric Hosking 's autobiography, illustrated by over 130 of his photographs
MARTIN JARVIS reads from The Triple Echo, a wartime story by H. E. Bates and other new books, including Lords and Lamas by Michel Peissel , a traveller in Bhutan Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: David Green
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Eric Hosking
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Story By: H. E. Bates
Unknown: Michel Peissel
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself ...

A topical talk by a professional broadcaster
René Cutforth ... Robert Kee ...
Ian Mclntyre ... Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Ian McLntyre
Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Produced By: Daniel Snowman

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Mist Over Pendle by ROBERT NEILL
Read by RONALD HARVt (3) f


Unknown: Robert Neill
Read By: Ronald Harvt

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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