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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 Mania 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 Mania
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


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
10: Is the Bible true? (ii)
9.55 Movement and Music 1


Unknown: Robert C. Walton

: Daily Service

NEM p 61: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC HB 30); Psalm 145, vv 1-13; Acts 25, v 23 to 26, v 8; Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27)

: For Schools

Die Physiker by FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT adapted by H. F. GARTEN
(Deutsch fiir die Oberstufe)


Unknown: Friedrich Durrenmatt
Adapted By: H. F. Garten

: Musical Bridge

BBC Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Time and Tune
10: The Nutcracker Concert Presented by JOHN CAMBURN Written by JOHN EDWARDS Edited and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Life of the Cavemen bv MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man series)
11.40 North-West Highlands: Tarbert by ALEX HUNTER (Geography)


Presented By: John Camburn
Written By: John Edwards
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Produced By: David Lyttle

: 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
Do we overfeed our babies?: DR PHYLLIS MORTIMER , who feels that many mothers give too much of the wrong foods to small babies, discusses her ideas with MRS AMY BYRNE , a health visitor.
Other topical items, too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your'Mind?
South West VHF: see col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Dr Phyllis Mortimer
Unknown: Mrs Amy Byrne

: My Word!

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

Story: Kipper the Kittycat and Old Mrs Fizzle-Fazzle by CHRISTINE REES


Unknown: Old Mrs Fizzle-Fazzle
Unknown: Christine Rees

: For Schools

Pictures in Windows
Bible stories in medieval stained glass: arranged and produced by JOAN GRIFFITHS (Living Language: radiovision)
2.20 Poetry Corner
Let's hear it again
2.30 Unas minutos nada mas
10: El aprendiz de ladrón (ii) Written bv RORERT P. CLARKE
Produced by RAVMOND ESCOFFEY (For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 10: On Your Own
Arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Produced By: Joan Griffiths
Produced By: Ravmond Escoffey
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Now Read On

: Story Time The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. WELLS : abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES Read by DAVID DAVIS
As Uncle Jim's prison sentence drew to an end Mr Polly 's anxiety increased. In the end he bought a rifle against the day when Uncle Jim should reappear.
10: Miriam Revisited
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Howard Jones
Read By: David Davis
Unknown: Mr Polly
Unknown: Uncle Jim
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: 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 and Jacqueline MacKenzie try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Devised by IAN MESSITER Produced by DAVID HATCH


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: David Hatch

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL OKEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Meryl Okeeffe

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Fridays Any Questionsr Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by ROY HAYWARD (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: No Second Self Ludwig van Beethoven

baptised 17 December 1770: died 26 March 1827 A radio portrait
He dwelt alone because he found no second self. Yet to the end his heart beat for all mankind ... Thus he was, thus he died, thus he will live till the end of time - From an oration delivered at Beethoven's graveside. with Joss Ackland as Beethoven Others taking part
The programme compiled and introduced by JULIAN BUDDEN
Produced by HALLAM TENNYSON (Discovering Beethoven: p 15)


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Betty Baskcomb.
Unknown: Sara Coward
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Brian Hewlett.
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: James Thomason
Introduced By: Julian Budden
Produced By: Hallam Tennyson

: Weather

: 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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