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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
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart

: 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

: Country Calendar

NORMAN TURNER presents some seasonal thoughts and recordings


Unknown: Norman Turner

: The News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Ken Sykora , Zena Skinner Gordon Clyde and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Produced by SUSAN ERLBECK and JACK SINGLETON


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Produced By: Susan Erlbeck
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: For Schools

The World of Work
9: Applying for a Job
Written by R. E. T. DALB†

: Daily Service

NEM p 29; Come ye faithful, raise the strain (BBC hb 102): Psalm 114; Acts 21, v 37, to 22. v 15: Christ the Lord is risen (BBC HB 100)

: For Schools

French for Beginners
10: Sept heures: papa rentre Written by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY (Radiovision) †
10.45 Interlude
10.47 Nous void! 9: Du va-etvient chez les Bousquet
Written by MAX BELLANCOURT (Third-year French) †
11.1 Singing Together
Introduced by JOHN HUWDAVIES
11.20 The Mummers' Play - 2 (Springboard)
11.40 Drama Workshop 9: Exploration (iii)
Quest for Achievement
Presented by PETER PACEY


Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Written By: Max Bellancourt
Introduced By: John Huwdavies
Written By: Charles Savage
Unknown: Alan Penn
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Money - earning, saving, and spending it
Careers: How does management select the bright boys? DEREK COOPER talks to ROBERT HELLER , Editor of Management Today.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VHF: see cot 2


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Talks: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Robert Heller

: Desert Island Discs

David Hughes , tenor
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Tenor: David Hughes

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Shirley's Kittens by JOAN E. CASS


Unknown: Joan E. Cass

: For Schools

The Earth is Deserted
3: Man in Western Australia Written by PADDY FEENY (Exploration Earth)
2.20 The Music Box by GORDON REYNOLDS
2.30 Animals as Machines
Including Song of the Battery Hen' and ' Caring for Animals' by JON SILKIN. (Speak)
2.40 Movement, Mime, and Music 2 by GLYN HARRIS


Written By: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Jon Silkin.
Music By: Glyn Harris

: Afternoon Theatre A Question of Fact

by WYNYARD BROWNE with Coral Browne. Martin Jarvis Maurice Denham


Unknown: Wynyard Browne
Unknown: Coral Browne.
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Maurice Denham

: Story Time Tales of Paris

Three novelettes by HONORE DE BALZAC
The second novelette: Gobseck In an old house in one of the dark and dingy streets of the Paris of 1829 dwells Gobseck the moneylender, a man feared by the haughtiest families of France ...
The first of three episodes read by DUNCAN CARSE
Adapted and produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Read By: Duncan Carse
Produced By: Brian Miller

: 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 Nicholas Woolley and Steve Race
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Ronnie Corbett Thing

Knee-to-nose comedy starring Ronnie Corbett


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Hosken
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: My Word!

: Treble Chance

A weekly quiz on music and general knowledge
Resident Panel NAN WINTON
TED MOULT, NEIL DURDEN-SMITH v A team representing Southport
Question-master ALUN WILLIAMS Questions set and programme produced by MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS from The Cambridge Hall, Southport


Unknown: Nan Winton
Question-Master: Alun Williams
Produced By: Michael Tuke-Hastings

: Order

A play by OWEN LEEMING with Jill Bennett and Max Adrian
Rocking in his chair, the Commandant broods on his country's Imperial past, but which of the voices he hears come from the present and which from his own past? What is real, what is not ...?
Pianist ALAN BOUSTEAD Special sound by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX


Play By: Owen Leeming
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: Max Adrian
Pianist: Alan Boustead
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: Jill Bennett
The Commandant: Max Adrian
John-Philip, his elder son: John Pullen
Louise, his daughter: Kate Coleridge
Thomas, his servant: John Gabriel
Francis, his younger son: Brian Haines
Amelia, his wife: Sylvia Coleridge

: Our Changing Theatre

Third of a series of programmes surveying different aspects of the many changes taking place in the British Theatre. 3:Changes in WritingTom Stoppard and Howard Brenton talk to
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: John Russell Taylor
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

: The World Tonight The News

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


Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime Scruffy

by PAUL GALLICO adapted in 15 instalments by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by John Westbrook
' Only one man could save Gibraltar for the Allies. Everything hinged on Captain Tim Bailey, that insignificant junior officer, that glorified zoo-keeper, that nursemaid to a pack of apes.'
Produced by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Paul Gallico
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: John Westbrook
Produced By: John Cardy

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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