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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, including live reports from the First Test at Brisbane, introduced by Jack de Manlo and John Tfmpson
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 Manlo
Introduced By: John Tfmpson

: 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 below
8.4* Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC'S Foreign News Staff
(Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast)

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING
Produced by VERA GRAY


Produced By: Vera Gray

: Daily Service

NEM p 54; When all thy mercies, 0 my God (BBC HB 22); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; Acts 24, v 27, to 25, v 12; Holy Father, in thy mercy (BBC HB 386)

: / For Schools

Marsh! 10: A Happy New Year! Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Wie ' Stille Nacht ' entstand
Written by STEPHEN KANOCZ (Intermediate German)
11.0 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
Produced by VERA gray
(Repeated: Thurs, 9.55 am)
11.20 Club programme
Presented by GARY TAYLOR
Produced by ALBERT CHATTERLEY (Music Club) t.
11.40 Encounter with Islam
(Sixth Form series: Religion in its Contemporary Context) (Radiovision)


Written By: Vaughan James
Unknown: Stille Nacht
Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Produced By: Vera Gray
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Home and Family
Father of the Family: how important is the male influence on the growing child? LESLIE SMITH reports.
Other topical items, too, and a selection from your letters in What On Your Mind?
South West VHF: see Variations, col 1


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Leslie Smith

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (?) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud and Jacqueline MacKenzie try to talk for just a minute on this and that.

(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
(Derek Nimmo is in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Chairman: Nicholas Parsons
Panellist: Kenneth Williams
Panellist: Derek Nimmo
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Devised by: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: 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: Sparkly Joe by WINIFRED DORAN


Unknown: Sparkly Joe
Unknown: Winifred Doran

: For Schools

2. Benvenuto Cellini Written by JO MANTON
Music by PAMELA EENWAT (World History)
2.20 Music Session
Music of Benjamin Britten Cantata: St Nicolas - 3 by GORDON REYNOLDS
Produced by DAVID LORD
2.40 Cyprus: Water Supply and Irrigation by NIGEL MURPHY (Geography)


Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini
Written By: Jo Manton
Music By: Pamela Eenwat
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Produced By: David Lord
Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: Eustace and Hilda

A serial for radio in 12 parts based on the novels of L. P. HARTLEY and adapted by ARCHIE CAMPBELL with Paul Gregory as Eustace Penelope Lee as Hilda and Dinah Sheridan as Lady Nelly 9: Under False Colours


Unknown: L. P. Hartley
Adapted By: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Paul Gregory
Unknown: Eustace Penelope Lee
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Erminio: Carlo Cura
Silvestro: Guldo Adorni
Mario: Gino Melvazzi
Jasper Bentwich: Alan Wheatley
Countess Loredan: Isa Miranda
French maid: Bridget O'Connell
The Narrator: David Davis

: Mister Pybus Yorkshireman - Security Officer

Next Year - El Dorado

: Story Time: Characters from Dickens

8: Richard Sniveller (taken from The Old Curiosity Shop) with Nigel Anthony and Anthony Jacobs
Produced by R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Richard Sniveller
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs
Swiveller: Nigel Anthony
Fred Trent: Noel Davis
Waiter: Anthony Jacobs
Sophy Wackles: Diana Robson
Mr Cheggs: Noel Davis
Marchioness: Chrys Salt
Notary: Noel Davis

: 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 bv
William Hardcastle and Derek Cooper
5.54-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Tommy Trinder , Cyril Fletcher In the chair PETER HAIGH Special guest Barry Kent from an idea by jimmy EDWARDS Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Barry Kent
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
Ring George Scolt to put your question in person to The Rt Hen Enoch Powell MP
To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed] (12 lines) will take them from 6.30 pm onward, as well as while the programme is on the air.
Produced by WALTER WALLICH who writes: 'One of the nice things about this programme is that you never know who will ring in next. There was the lady from Le Havre in France on our first programme, a call from Malnao in Sweden on another. When 11-year-old James Lazarus rang from Hampstead to ask Mr Callaghan whether, if Mr Wilson resigned as Labour Party leader, he would be a candidate, we rang James's mother to make sure he'd be allowed to stay up to put his question.'


Unknown: George Scolt
Unknown: Enoch Powell.
Produced By: Walter Wallich
Unknown: James Lazarus
Unknown: Mr Callaghan
Unknown: Mr Wilson

: Scrapbook for 1900

The style and atmosphere of life in Britain 70 years ago, recaptured through the words and music of Victorians at the turn of the century.
Those who fundamentally change the world are seldom recognised early in the course upon which they are set. But in 1900 a remarkable number had already begun: Marconi, the Wright brothers, Morris, Austin, Keir Hardie, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin)
Introduced by Michael Flanders
Research by Leslie Baily
Compiled, written, and produced by John bridges


Unknown: Keir Hardie
Unknown: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
Introduced By: Michael Flandert
Produced By: John Bridges

: The Long Cool Look of Sitarama Pande

A previous programme, The Long March of Sitarama Pande , dramatised the autobiography of the Unknown Indian Soldier - a sepoy who joined the army of the East India Company in 1812 and was pensioned as an officer under Queen Victoria in 1861. This programme gives his considered views on the British in India as he knew them. with Garard Green as Sitarama Pande
Music for sitar, tabla, and tanpura played on record by NIKHIL BANERJEE , KANAI DUTT , and VIRAM JASANI
Adapted from the book From Sepoy to Subedar (from which the illustration is taken) and produced by MICHAEL MASON
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Sitarama Pande
Unknown: Sitarama Pande
Unknown: Nikhil Banerjee
Unknown: Kanai Dutt
Produced By: Michael Mason

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime



Read By: John Westbrook

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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