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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
8.4* Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Living World

Introduced by Derek Jones
(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: For Schools

History in Evidence
Anglo-Saxon Britain: 2 The Death of Cynewulf
9.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Barry Carman
Written By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 99; The son of God goes forth to war (BBC BB 235); Psalm 91, vv 1-13; Acts 19, vv 1-12; Ye servants of the Lord (BBC HB 372)

: For Schools

La France Aujourd'hui
7: La journée d'une secrétaire a Paris
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Despatches from BBC correspondents around the world are followed by comment, discussion, and interpretation
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.30 Inquiry
Unit II: Work and Life 7: A Hard Day's Work
Written by CATHY MOORHOUSE (for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
Round-up programme
11.40 Contemporary History 7: Blitzkrieg
Compiled by MICHAEL SMEE


Written By: Paule-Aline Dent
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Cathy Moorhouse
Edited By: Arthur Vialls
Unknown: Michael Smee

: 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. Surveyors: How much can the client reasonably expect from 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: Derek Cooper

: Not in Front of the Children: A Yap in the Night

Adapted from his TV series by Richard Waring and starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner and Francis Matthews as Henry Corner

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Francis Matthews

: 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: Pottle Pig goes to the Supermarket by NANCY NORTHCOTE

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 for the 7-9-year-olds
2.20 Lord Jim by JOSEPH CONRAD , part 1 adapted by SAM LANGDON (Books. Plays, Poems)
2.45 Hamsters and Gerbils by CHRISTINE DUDLEY (Nature)


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Adapted By: Sam Langdon
Unknown: Christine Dudley

: Afternoon Theatre Grass for the Lion

by BARBARA FOXE with Anna Cropper
Cyril Shaps , Denys Hawthorne Malcolm Hayes
' We are all potentially lions believing that we are sheep: we have mistaken our identity. And when we look into the pool we see who we really are! . Grass for the Lion deals with the effect of Hindu thought on the life of a young English businessman


Unknown: Barbara Foxe
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Produced By: Hallam Tennyson
Nurse: Deborah Dallas
Mary Carter: Anna Cropper
Mr Blake: Malcolm Hayes
Mike Fleming: Denys Hawthorne
Jenny Lane: Sonia Fraser
Pete Brookman: Leslie Heritage
Myra Harrison: Jo Manning Wilson
Dave Harrison: Andrew Sachs
Swami Sadashiva: Cyril Shaps

: Operatic Heroines Medea

Illustrated with readings from Euripides, Ovid, and Apollonius of Rhodes, and records of the opera by Cherubini with MARIA CALLAS as Medea
Introduced by JILL BALCON Compiled by HILARY PYM


Unknown: Maria Callas
Introduced By: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Hilary Pym

: Story Time The Ascent of Rum Doodle

Abridged for radio in five instalments by ALICK ROWE
4: The Team flees from Pong The Intrepid
The Announce.........RANDAL HERLEY Produced by TREVOR HILL (from Manchester)


Unknown: W. E. Bowman
Unknown: Alick Rowe
Unknown: Binder Deryck Guyler
Unknown: 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 Steve Race
5.50-6. Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON
In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Ginette Spanier
Unknown: Sally Beauman
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: John Hosken

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party

: Down Your Way: Middleton

(Extended version of Sunday's broadcast)

: Midweek Theatre Enter Michael Bearing Gifts

A new comedy for radio by JANET HOWORTH with Leonard Fenton as Michael
' It couldn'have happened to a nicer person. At last he's achieved success. I mean, he's damned near 40 and he's been living off family and friends for years ..." Produced by MARGARET ETALL ( (Leonard Fenton is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Com


Unknown: Janet Howorth
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Produced By: Margaret Etall
Nora Frost: Madi Hedd
Peter Frost: Edward Kelsey
Emily Bannister: Margot Boyd
Godfrey Bannister: Hamilton Dyce
Sir Roland Frost: Carleton Hobbs
Sue Frost: Emily Richard
Julian Bannister: David Valla
Lorry drivert,: Patrick Tull

: Now Read On

C. DAY LEWIS , the Poet Laureate, and JILL BALCON introduce The Complete Poems of Elizabeth Bishop
ROBERT ARDREY talks about The Social Contract, his study of what man can learn from animals about leadership, violence, and the revolt of the young
DILYSPOWELL on Sarah Siddons , Roger Manvell 's portrait of the great English tragic actress
JOHN JULIUS NORWICH on The Golden Antilles, Timothy Severin 's story of the travellers and soldiers of fortune who searched for El Dorado in the Caribbean and other new books, including Ngaio Marsh 's latest detective story When in Rome
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON (Rptd: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: C. Day Lewis
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Elizabeth Bishop
Talks: Robert Ardrey
Unknown: Sarah Siddons
Unknown: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Timothy Severin
Unknown: Ngaio Marsh
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself ...

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


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Ian McLntyre
Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: TI World Tonight The News

David Holden reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: David Holden

: A Book at Bedtime

Mist Over Pendle (8)

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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