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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 below
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
7: How the Gospels were written liii)
9.55 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
Music selected and arranged by VERA GRAY


Unknown: Robert C. Walton

: Daily Service

NEM p 102; King of glory, king of peace (BBC HB 325); Psalm 40; Acts 19, vv 11-20: 0 dear and heavenly city (BBC HB 251)

: For Schools

Fahrcrflucht by ALFRED ANDERSCH Adapted by H. VON FABER
(Deutsch fur die Oberstufe series)


Adapted By: H. von Faber

: Musical Bridge

BBC Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Time and Tune
7: Prince Nutcracker
Presented by JOHN CAMBURN Written by JOHN EDWARDS
11.20 Brain, Eye, and Hand by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER (Man series)
11.40 The Pennines - Littondale by NORMAN TURNER (Geography)


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

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern tp you Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Specialist in the studio: a doctor answers listeners' questions about slipped discs
Other topical items too, and a selection from vour letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VHF: see Variations, col 2


Unknown: Joan Yorke

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
(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
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

for children under 5
Story: Pottle Pig and Farmer Triggs' best shirt by NANCY NORTHCOTE


Unknown: Nancy Northcote

: For Schools

The Pilgrim's Progress by JOHN BUNYAN adapted by SAM LANGDON 2: Vanity Fair
Produced by JOAN GRIFFITHS (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
I've been to London to look at the Queen
2.30 Unos minutos nada mds
7: Un fin de semana en el campo - 1
Written by ROBERT P. CLARKE (For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 7: Give and Take Introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Unknown: John Bunyan
Adapted By: Sam Langdon
Produced By: Joan Griffiths
Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon 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 ..."


Unknown: Janet Howorth
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Produced By: Margaret Etall

: Now Read On

: Story Time The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. WELLS abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES
7: Making an End to Things
After 15 years Mr Polly 's marriage has led only to unhappiness. His outfitter's business is a failure and he is on the brink of bankruptcy.


Unknown: H. G. Wells
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 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 , Andree Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Devised by IAN MESSITER Produced by SIMON BRETT


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Simon Brett

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Travers-Macy: Angela Piper
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
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn

: News Desk

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


Unknown: John Hosken

: Any Answers?

Listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions?
Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by roy HAYWARD
Write to Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Notable Scottish Trials The Ordeals of Oscar Slater

A reconstruction of one of the classic cases where mistaken identity almost cost a life Script by J. s . CAMPBELL Narrator TOM FLEMING and DOUGLAS MURCHIE
Produced by ARCHIE P. LEE


Script By: J. S Campbell
Narrator: Tom Fleming
Narrator: Douglas Murchie
Produced By: Archie P. Lee
Craigie Aitchison, KC: Leonard Maguire
Lord Advocate: Carleton Hobbs
A L McLure, KC: Roddy McMillan
Arthur Adams: Ian Halliburton
Helen Lambie: Joan Fitzpatrick
Mary Barrowman: Garry Mitchell
William Sorley: Jameson Clark
Other parts:: Charles Baptiste
HENRY DONALD,: Charles Kearney

: Living and Loving

We've just gone along together A couple soon to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary talk to LESLIE SMITH about their life - the happy times and the difficulties they have overcome, and are still overcoming.
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
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Laurie John

: The 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 by ROBERT NEILL
Read by RONALD HARVI (9) f


Unknown: Robert Neill
Read By: Ronald Harvi

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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