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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 col 5
8.40 Today's Papers

: The News

: The Living World

The Ouse Washes
(Shortened version of Sunday s broadcast) ‡

: For Schools

History in Evidence Medieval Britain
1: The Death of Becket
Written by DOROTHY BAKER t
9.45 Music Workshop II
The Pennine Way by HAROLD MASSINGHAM and GERARD VICTORY Written and produced by WILLIAM MURPHY t


Written By: Dorothy Baker
Unknown: Harold Massingham
Unknown: Gerard Victory
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 72; Come. let us to the Lord our God (BBC HB 487); Psalm 51: 1 Peter 3, vv 1-12 (NEB); Lord of all, to whom alone (BBC HB 294)

: For Schools

Horizons de France
1: Paysages de France Written by PAULE-ALINE DENT
(Fifth-year French) t
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Each week, an examination in depth of a major and current issue in international affairs. Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR t
Unit III: Man Divided. 1: Roots Written by REX EDWARDS
(for the 15-16 age group) t
11.20 Discovery Communication
1: Getting the message bv ARTHUR VIALLS
Presented by RICHARD BEBB T
11.40 Contemporary History 1- Mao Tse-tung
Written by Richard HARRIS T


Written By: Paule-Aline Dent
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Rex Edwards
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Written By: Richard Harris

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Rights and Responsibilities The new Divorce Law - 2: ELIZABETH MITCHELL talks about providing for the children of the marriage.
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Talks: Elizabeth Mitchell

: All Gas and Gaiters

The Bishop Writes a Sermon starring
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
the Bishop: William Mervyn
the Bishop's Chaplain: Derek Nimmo
the Dean: John Barron

: 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 on a jerry boat by ELIZABETH CHAPMAN t


Unknown: Elizabeth Chapman

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 for the 7-9-year-olds by James Dodding
2.20 A Place to Live
A new play by Vernon Scannell specially commissioned for the series
Produced by Elizabeth Ornbo (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Snowflakes and the Atmosphere by Peter Campbell. (Nature)


Unknown: James Doddlng
Play By: Vernon Scannell
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Peter Campbell.

: Afternoon Theatre

The Captain's Fable by DAVID STEVENS
' My guests, my friends! Your kindness overwhelms me. And it now gives me great pleasure to announce that the moment we have all been waiting for is but seconds away. I therefore ask you to raise your glasses and drink with me - to the good ship Dragonfly.'
Produced by COLIN TUCKER t


Unknown: David Stevens
Produced By: Colin Tucker
The Captain: Hector Ross
Max: Martin Friend
Matilda: Shirley Cooklin
Derek: David Valla
Michael: Garard Green
Agnes: Betty Baskcomb
Ernest: James Thomason

: Elephants with Wings

Johnny Morris recently travelled in a Jumbo Jet for the first time. He describes the journey and compares it with more conventional jet flights he has made. t


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Story Time:

Experiences of an Irish Resident Magistrate by E. Œ. SOMERVILLE and MARTIN ROSS 4: April Fish
' It's sickening to have had such bad sport. If the worst comes to the worst, couldn't you buy one? '
Produced by JOHN SCOTNEY
(from Northern Ireland) t


Unknown: Martin Ross
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 bv
William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle
Unknown: Steve Race

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENÉE HOUSTON


Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: Down Your Way

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the winter sunshine resort of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.


Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Midweek Theatre

Slow Fuze by R. D. WINGFIELD with 'How convenient for Major Derry that his wartime head-quarters had been in Consolidated Silversmiths' vault.'


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Produced By: Christopher Venning
Major Derry: Richard Caldicot
Mr Robson: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Bradford: Clifford Norgate
Sergeant Stringer: Edward Judd
Private Frazer: Michael Deacon
Captain Moore: Leslie Heritage
Colonel Bellew: Peter Tuddenham
Major Parsonson: Alex Scott
Grace: Joan Duan
Police Inspector: Sean Barrett
First Policeman: David Robb
Second Policeman: Peter Tuddenham

: Now Read On

JOHN GROSS, author of Joyce, on the art of James Joyce , with readings by MILO O'SHEA from Ulysses and Dubltners DONALD GOULD on Noise, and what we can do about it, in the light of a Pelican Original by Rupert Taylor
JOHN ARDAGH on Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The
Little Prince, in the light of a new biography by Curtis Cate


Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Dubltners Donald Gould
Unknown: Rupert Taylor
Unknown: John Ardagh
Unknown: Curtis Cate
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself ...

A professional broadcaster talks on a topic which has caught his attention, t Tonight: Robert McNeil
(Repeated: Sunday, 6.45 pm)


Unknown: Robert McNeil

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Boomerang by ANDREW GARVE Read by FRANK DUNCAN (8) t


Read By: Frank Duncan

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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