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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 below
5.41 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: Sounds Natural

Rolf Harris discusses with DEREK JONES his interest in wildlife and its conservation, and chooses some recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives Produced by JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)
(Repeated: Sunday, 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Derek Jones
Produced By: John Burton

: Airport City

Narrated by Group Captain Douglas Bader London's airport at Heathrow is nearly 25 years old. People working there remember the early days and the incredulity which greeted the announcement that the daily arrival of aircraft might, in the near future, double from ten to 20.
Today, Heathrow is a miniature United Nations with 60 countries operating from the air terminal and hundreds of planes constantly landing and taking off. Third largest port in the United Kingdom in terms of value of cargo, it is a hub of constant drama, excitement, and movement.


Unknown: Captain Douglas Bader
Unknown: Maurice Denning
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; Bright the vision (BBC HB 269); Psalm 3; St Luke 1, vv 39-56; Put thou thy trust in God (BBC HB 313)

: Music Hour

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily remembered music played by the LONDON STUDIO ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by TERENCE LOVETT JACK ROTHSTEIN (violin) WILFRID PARRY (piano)


Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Violin: Jack Rothstein

: Five Morning Plays

5: The Going Away by FRITZ SHARPE with Jack Woolgar as Captain Jowsey
1 I were ready to go then. Few seconds I'd have been gone-I wanted to go - oh I wanted to go. Then I see the faces! '
Produced by JOHN SCOTNEY
12.0 Announcements


Unknown: Fritz Sharpe
Unknown: Jack Woolgar
Produced By: John Scotney
Dr Ransome: Hector Ross
Jessie Harvey: Olwen Griffiths
Mary: Olwen Griffiths
Will: Frederick Treves
Henry: Peter Tuddenham
Clarry: Joanna Wake

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Ttme
An outdoor holiday?: KEN SYKORA looks at some of the possibilities and meets some of the people who face chilly reality.
South West VHF: see cot I


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Petticoat Line

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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: Bimbo at the Christmas Party by HILDA GEE

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by MARCUS DODS
TOMMY REILLY (harmonica)


Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Conducted By: Tommy Reilly

: Afternoon Theatre

From the Sixties: The
Soldier and the Woman by ELAINE MORGAN : adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS with Rosalie Crutchley and Cyril Luckham
One of Herod's officers Is discovered badly wounded in the stables of the inn by Rachel, the innkeeper's wife, who has lost her child in the massacre of the innocents. Shall the officer die or live?
A selection of the best 60-minute plays broadcast during the last decade.


Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Radio By: Peggy Wells
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley
Unknown: Cyril Luckham
Unknown: Herbert Davies
Rachel: Rosalie Crutchley
Simon: Cyril Luckham
An officer: Edward Hardwicke
A soldier: Denys Graham

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

The Long Walk
The story by SLAVOMIR RAWICZ abridged in eight parts by ERIC TWINAME
Read by FRANK DUNCAN 8: Journey's end
Produced by PAMELA howe (from Bristol)


Story By: Slavomir Rawicz
Unknown: Eric Twiname
Read By: Frank Duncan
Produced By: Pamela Howe

: 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

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest Question-masters
Wyggeston Boys' School, Leicester v Priory School, Lewes. Sussex (Girls)
Questions set by ROY SMITH Production assistant GERALDINE CHURCH


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Unknown: Roy Smith
Produced By: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lillan: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Gordon Gardner
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Richard Grenville: John Offord
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

Chosen from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days. Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Editor NANCY WISE
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RT HON ENOCH POWELI. , MP THE BISHOP OF CREDITON
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Robert Sewers Hall, Curry Rivel , Somerset
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answerst to Any Answers?, BBC,
Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Enoch Poweli.
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen
Unknown: Curry Rivel

: Analysis

Does Parliament Work? Its critics feel that Parliament has been reduced from a powerful workshop, constantly challenging and checking a powerful Executive, to a mere talk-shop.
The new Administration has complemented changes in government machinery - designed to improve its own efficiency -by a redesigned system of Select Committees which, it is claimed, will increase MPs' ability to scrutinise the Executive's intentions and actions.
Is this enough? Or should Parliament redefine its role? Presented by NORMAN HUNT
Produced by BERNARD TATE
9.58 Weather


Presented By: Norman Hunt
Produced By: Bernard Tate

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

A programme in which a foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by JOHN GRAHAM (5) 1


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Read By: John Graham

: Week Ending ...

Doug Fisher , David Jason and Frank Abbott look back at the week's news and illustrate the funny side With KERRY FRANCIS


Unknown: Doug Fisher
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Frank Abbott
Script By: Peter Spence
Produced By: David Hatch
Produced By: Simon Brett

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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