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: 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

Contributors

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 cot 5
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The Lost World

by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLK
Read by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF (7)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doylk
Read By: Michael Kilgarriff

: The News

: The Living World

Watchers behind the Wire
During World War II, nearly 200,000 men were held prisoner in German and Japanese hands, among them a fair sprinkling of naturalists. For them, life behind the wire at least held one compensation - they could still continue their studies of birds, insects, and plants.
Reminiscences by a group of 'barbed-wire naturalists' Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE (from Bristol)

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: Markova

To mark the occasion of her 60th birthday, some impressions of the prima ballerina and her career by SIR FREDERICK ASHTON
DORIS BARRY , SAM COSTA
FLORENCE DESMOND , ANTON DOLIN DAME MARGOT FONTEYN
MALCOLM GODDARD , GENE KELLY JESSIE MATTHEWS
SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER
JOAN SUTHERLAND , TOMMY TRINDER ERIC ROBINSON and Dame Alicia Markova
Compiled and introduced by LEONARD PEARCEY
Produced by RICHARD WILLCOX

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Doris Barry
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Florence Desmond
Unknown: Anton Dolin
Unknown: Dame Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Malcolm Goddard
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Sir Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Eric Robinson
Unknown: Dame Alicia Markova
Introduced By: Leonard Pearcey
Produced By: Richard Willcox

: Daily Service

NEM p 33; All poor men and humble (Oxford Book of Carols 34); Psalm 20; Colossians 1. vv 15-23 (NEB); In the bleak mid-winter (obc 187)

: Music Hour

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily remembered music Slayed by the BBC IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Conducted By: Havelock Nelson

: The Orange-coloured Peppermint Humbug Holiday Show

A series of four programmes particularly for children at home from school Programme 2
Facts, figures, Jokes, songs, guessing games, and things to do. Also the second adventure of Captain Rex Radio; and episode 2 of the Humbug serial, Run for Your Life by David Line.
Things to do today Include magic tricks, making kites, investigating astrology, and redesigning your room.
Script by ALEXANDER GUYAN Presented by MICHAEL SMEE and NERYS HUGHES
Produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO (Humbug No 3 tomorrow)

Contributors

Unknown: David Line.
Script By: Alexander Guyan
Presented By: Michael Smee
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Entertaining in a restaurant: some warnings from a barrister about the legal pitfalls of giving the family an evening out.
Other topical items, too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VHF: see col

: Not in Front of the Children: Country Style

Adapted from his TV series by Richard Waring, starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner and Francis Matthews as Henry Corner

Contributors

Writer/adapter: Richard Waring
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Francis Matthews

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by David Jessel

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jessel

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Boastful Billy the blue tractor by MARY WALKER

Contributors

Unknown: Boastful Billy
Unknown: Mary Walker

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by ALUN FRANCIS and VALERIE TRYON (piano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Alun Francis
Conducted By: Valerie Tryon

: Afternoon Theatre

The Issue at Cocklesford by JOHN BRADDOCK
At the death of Sir Percy, heirs legitimate and illegitimate converge on Cocklesford Hall , with slightly unexpectedresults.
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)

Contributors

Unknown: John Braddock
Unknown: Cocklesford Hall
Produced By: Brian Miller
Sir Eustace Cocklesford: Moray Watson
Bennett: John Crocker
Lady Pamela: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Arbuthnot: David Jackson
Gregory: Peter May
Sarah: Yvonne Antrobus

: The Countryside in December

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country with a natural history contribution by ERIC SIMMS Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER
Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS

Contributors

Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time: Some

Experiences of an Irish Resident Magistrate by E. (E. SOMERVILLE and MARTIN ROSS
2: Oh Love! Oh Fire!
Well, as the house Isn't burned down perhaps you would kindly find out if I could see Mrs Knox. '
Reader DENYS HAWTHORNE Produced by JOHN SCOTNEY
(from Northern Ireland)

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Ross
Reader: Mrs Knox.
Reader: Denys Hawthorne
Produced By: John Scotney

: 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 David Jessel and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By: David Jessel
Presented By: Steve Race

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners* letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON, BARBARA KELLY SHEILA VAN DAMM
DOREEN STEPHENS
In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Sheila van Damm
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views

Contributors

Unknown: John Hosken

: Down Your Way

The London Palladium
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the London Palladium. Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD
(Extended version of Sunday's broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Midweek Theatre

Stanislaus and the Princess by LEE TORRANCE with 1 Once upon a time - a phrase I've never really understood - there lived a young and beautiful princess ... '
Produced by GLYN BEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Lee Torrance
Produced By: Glyn Bearman
the storyteller: David Davis
Princess: Elizabeth Proud
Queen: Gudrun Ure
Stanislaus: Frederick Treves
King: Rolf Lefebvre
POlOWSki: Kerry Francis
Gombach: Aubrey Woods
Actor: David Valla
Suitor: Sean Barrett
Old Woman: Margot Boyd

: Now Read On

with MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
Highlights of 1970 in reviews, readings, and interviews Including
SIR JULIAN HUXLEY PETER SHAFFER MARY STOCKS
TED HUGHES
MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE SHIRLEY WILLIAMS , MP and a personal selection of the best books by j. W. LAMBERT and RICHARD MAYNE
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON † (Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Sir Julian Huxley
Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself ...

A professional broadcaster talks on a topic which has caught his attention, f Tonight: Ian Mclntyre
(Repeated: Sunday, 6.45 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: Weather

: The World Tonight

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

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Peoples of the Far East

Asia - for us in the West a world of inscrutable orientals, but for ANTHONY LAWRENCE a continent of diverse peoples and ways of living that have fascinated him during 14 years as the BBC's Far East correspondent.
J: The Overseas Chinese

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Lawrence

: A Book at Bedtime

Whisky Galore by COMPTON MACKENZIE
Read by JOHN GRAHAM (13)

Contributors

Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Read By: John Graham

: The Late News

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

: Closedown









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