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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 Fourth Test at
Sydney, 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 bv DEREK JONES) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers

: A Credit to the School

A short story by SYLVIA LEWIN Read by JILL BALCON t
' You ought to have stood up to her more. You could have got the better of her anytime if you'd only tried.'


Story By: Sylvia Lewin
Read By: Jill Balcon

: 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
The Great Adventure
1: Paul meets the Lord t
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING t


Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 68: Let us. with a glad-some mind (BBC HB 461): Canticle 6. part 2: 1 Peter 2, vv 13-25 (NEB); 0 thou who earnest from above (BBC HB 362)

: For Schools

11: Leningrad - Hero City Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian) t
10.45 Der Nusskaspar
Written by MILO SPERBER (Intermediate German)
11.0 Movement and Music 1 for the 5-6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM t
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.20 Wallpaper Music presented by GARY TAYLOR
Produced by ALBERT CHATTERLEY (Music Club) t
11.40 An explosion of love
Introduction by RALPH ROLLS, followed by a conversation between MOTHER TERESA of Calcutta and LESLIE SMITH.
(Sixth Form Series: Religion in its Contemporary Context) t


Written By: Vaughan James
Unknown: Milo Sperber
Unknown: Penny Whittam
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Presented By: Leslie Smith

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main future:
Your Home and Family. Work you can do at home: MAUREEN O'CONNOR looks into the possibilities.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 2


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled(?) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Derek Nimmo. Clement Freud and Sheila Hancock try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Produced by SIMON BRETT t
(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


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo.
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: 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: Marmaduke goes across the hills by ELlZABETH CHAPMAN t


Unknown: Ellzabeth Chapman

: For Schools

Cortes and Montezuma
How Spain conquered Mexico Written by MAUREEN OSBORNE (World History) t
2.20 Music Session
Folk Around the World - 1 Script by CATHERINE BAXTER
Produced by JENYTH WORSLEY t
2.40 Berlin: a Divided City by CARL DUERING
Produced by ALEX HUNTER (Geography) t


Written By: Maureen Osborne
Script By: Catherine Baxter
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley
Produced By: Alex Hunter

: The Mill on the Floss

by GEORGE ELIOT adapted as a serial in 12 parts 3:The Widening Rijt
Produced by JANE GRAHAM
(Megs Jenkins is in ' The Wins-low Boy ' at the New Theatre, London)


Unknown: George Eliot
Produced By: Jane Graham
Produced By: Megs Jenkins
Narrator: Sonia Fraser
Mrs Glcgg: Alison Leggatt
Mr Glegg: Lockwood West
Mr Tulliver: Anthony Bate
Mrs Tulliver: Megs Jenkins
Mrs MOSS: Diana Bishop
Mr MOSS: Raymond Llewellyn
Mr Stelling: Phillp Voss
Maggie Tulliver: Angela Pleasence
Tom Tulliver: Martin Jarvis
Mr Gore: John Gabriel

: Mister Pybus

Yorkshireman -
Security Officer
A series of plays written by ANTHONY SCOTT VEITCH featuring with The Golden Fleece


Written By: Anthony Scott Veitch
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Mister Pybus: William Gaunt
Mrs Mary Pybus: Olive Milbourne
Sgt Billy Farnol: Francis de Wolff
Nancy Fairweather: Kathleen Helme
Rowley Fairweather: John Gabriel
Jack Mostyn: Nigel Lambert

: Story Time:

Tales from Scotland
Thrown Janet and The Tale of Tod Lapraik by R. L. STEVENSON Read by BRYDEN MURDOCH
Produced by GORDON EMSLIE t


Unknown: Tod Lapraik
Unknown: R. L. Stevenson
Read By: Bryden Murdoch
Produced By: Gordon Emslie

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


Presented By: William Hardcaslle
Presented By: Steve Race

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS
The Bishop Writes a Sermon
Produced by DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Wed. 12.25 pm)
(Derek Nimmo is in 'Charlie Girl' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
Produced By: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
the Bishop: William Mervyn
the Bishop's Chaplain: Derek Nimmo
the Dean: John Barron
the Postman: Frank Abbott

: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line [number removed]

On the day Parliament reassembles after the Christmas recess, ring George Scott to put your question in person to Rt Hon William Whitelaw , MP, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons. After its first half-year in office, where does the Government stand and what are its achievements?
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 WALLlCH


Unknown: George Scott
Unknown: William Whitelaw
Produced By: Walter Walllch

: Donizetti

1 was born underground in Borgo Canale. You went down cellar steps where no glimmer of light ever penetrated. And like an owl I took flight, never encouraged by my poor father, who was always telling me - ' You'll never be a composer and go to Naples and Vienna.' A portrait in words and music of the composer who rose from the slums of Bergamo to conquer Europe with operas such as L'Elisir d'Amore, Lucia di Lammermoor , Don Pasquale. WILFRED HARRISON as Donizetti DAVID MAHLOWE as the Narrator and RONALD HARVI


Unknown: Lucia Di Lammermoor
Unknown: Wilfred Harrison
Unknown: Donizetti David Mahlowe
Unknown: Ronald Harvi
Written By: Michael Kennedy
Produced By: Stanley Williamson

: The Democrats

Presented by IAN MCINTYRE
The party of Roosevelt and Truman and the Kennedys has not found it too easy to adjust to opposition. November's mid-term elections gave some Democrats the hope that it is not a role they need necessarily fill beyond 1972.
On a recent visit to the United States IAN MCINTYRE examined their policies and their prospects. Contributors include STEWART ALSOP , GEORGE BALL SENATOR CHARLES E. GOODELL GOVERNOR AVERELL HARRIMAN SENATOR VANCE HARTKE
Produced by GEORGE FISCHER t
9.58 Weather


Presented By: Ian McIntyre
Unknown: Stewart Alsop
Unknown: Charles E. Goodell
Unknown: Averell Harriman
Unknown: Vance Hartke
Unknown: Professor Paul A. Samuelson
Produced By: George Fischer

: The World Tonight

The News
Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Boomerang by ANDREW GARVE Read by FRANK DUNCAN (7) t


Read By: Frank Duncan

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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