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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
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 8: Stories with meaning
S.55 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
Music selected and arranged by VERA GRAY


Unknown: Robert C. Walton

: Daily Service

NEM p 19; When morning gilds the skies (BBC HB 285); Psalm 15; Acts 21. vv 1-15; 0 Lord. how happy should we be (BBC HB 311)

: For Schools

Deutsche Bulladen
Written by H. F. GARTEN
(Deutsch fiir die Oberstufe)


Written By: H. F. Garten

: Musical Bridge

BBC Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Time and Tune
8: A wonderful Sleigh Ride Presented by JOHN CAMBURN Written by JOHN EDWARDS
11.20 Apes and Men by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER (Man series)
11.40 Mid-Wales: Elan Valley by VINCENT KANE (Geography)


Presented By: John Camburn
Written By: John Edwards
Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Vincent Kane

: 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
Life at the Top: tenants in high-storey flats talk about ways in which they have solved some common problems.
Other topical items, too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Unknown: Joan Yorke

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
In the chair JACK LONG LAND (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

: The World at One

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


Unknown: Jby William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Charlie Rabbit , the pancakes, and the picnic by JOYCE RUSHBY


Unknown: Charlie Rabbit
Unknown: Joyce Rushby

: For Schools

The Pilgrim's Progress by JOHN BUNYAN adapted by SAM LANGDON 3: Giant Despair
(Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
The Horse in the Field
2.30 Unos minutos nada mds
8: Un fin de semana en el campo - 2
Written by ROBERT P. CLARKE (For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 8: Where Am I Going? 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

The Storyteller:
The Unconquered by w. SOMERSET MAUGHAM dramatised for radio by MICHAEL J. BIRD with Carleton Hobbs as Maugham


Unknown: Michael J. Bird
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs

: 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 8: The Potoell Inn
Life is a mess. Mr Polly resolves to end it all by cutting his throat and setting fire to his shop. Thus starts the great Fishbourne fire - a fire so fierce that he forgets to cut his throat and becomes the hero of the hour.


Unknown: Mr Polly
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 Derek Cooper
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (?) by Nicholas Parsons in which
Kenneth Williams , Derek Nimmo Clement Freud , Andrle 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: Andrle Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Simon Brett

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Gordon Gardner
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Tessa Latimer: Carol Davies
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views With MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questionsf Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by ROY HAYWARD


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Lord Melbourne

A personal portrait compiled from the anecdotes and reminiscences of the men and women who knew him: among them, Charles Greville. Queen Victoria, Anthony Fonblanque , and Harriette Wilson.
Lord Melbourne was brilliantly gifted but little concerned to make use of his gifts. When the King sent for him as the prospective Prime Minister he told his secretary that he thought thewholething'a damned bore' - and most certainly meant it. Relaxed, witty, and charming, he may have avoided unnecessary effort but was competent in carrying out what he must. His success in politics was not reflected in his relations with women. He was cited in two somewhat scandalous divorce cases and was married to the notoriously unfaithful Lady Caroline Lamb : Queen Victoria, however, was devoted to him. Produced by NESTA PAIN


Unknown: Jasper Ridley
Unknown: Charles Greville.
Unknown: Anthony Fonblanque
Unknown: Harriette Wilson.
Unknown: Caroline Lamb
Produced By: Nesta Pain

: Living and Loving

The last broadcast in this present series about love: how some people give and receive love in their lives. Linda arid Michael
A young couple soon to be married talk about themselves and about each other. They tell LESLIE SMITH some of the difficulties they've had to overcome and of the joy and happiness with which they face the future.
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
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 HARVI (14)


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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