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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 on 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 by DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
The Great Adventure
1: Paul meets the Lord
t 9 25 French for Beginners Lesson 13: La tempete
Written by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY (Radiovision) t
9.40 Interlude
9.45' The Penny Programme - 2 Presented by STUART HENRY and PETER PACEY
Written by ALEXANDER GUYAN t 9 55 Movement and Music 1 for the 5-6-year-olds


Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Presented By: Stuart Henry
Presented By: Peter Pacey
Written By: Alexander Guyan

: Daily Service

NEM p 76; 0 help us Lord (BBC HB 336); Psalm 67; 1 Peter 3, vv 13-22 (NEB): Lead us, heavenly Father (BBC HB 307)

: For Schools

Christian Focus
1: Leonard Cheshire by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE t
10.50 Flashpoint
In the flash of conflict man glimpses the true community. (Material for Assembly) t
11.1 Time and Tune: Hassebu Script by DOUGLAS COOMBES t
11.20 The Mind of the Hunter by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man series) t
11.40 London: Tower Hamlets Compiled by PHILIP HOLLAND
Series produced by ALEX HUNTER (Geography) t


Script By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Produced By: David Lyttle
Unknown: Philip Holland
Produced By: Alex Hunter

: You and Yours

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Cold Comforts - or it may not cure, but it makes it bearable. Donald Norfolk looks at some facts and fallacies current about this time of year.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours, BBC, [address removed]: or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see col 2


Presenter: Ken Sykora

: My Word!

In the chair JACK LONCLAND t (Repeated: Monday, 7.30 pm)
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 Loncland

: 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: Stevie's lucky day by JOY TUCKER t

: For Schools

Timothy by BILL NAUGHTON adapted by JOAN GRIFFITHS (Living Language) t
2.20 Poetry Corner Shops and Markets
Produced by DICKON REED t
2.30 Vnos minutos nada mds 1: Las aventuras de Pepe (i) Una visita al dentista Written by HARRY LAWSON
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish) t
2.40 Learning about Life 1: Adolescence
Arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE t


Unknown: Bill Naughton
Adapted By: Joan Griffiths
Produced By: Dickon Reed
Written By: Harry Lawson
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre: Slow Fuze

bv R. D. Wingfield
(Wednesday's broadcast)


Writer: R. D. Wingfield

: Now Read On


: Story Time Salute to Adventurers

by JOHN BUCHAN : adapted for radio by LINDA POLAN with An adventure story set in 17th-century Virginia.
6: The Horn of Diarmaid
Produced by JAMES DUCKETT (from Birmingham) t


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Linda Polan
Produced By: James Duckett
Andrew Garvald: Ralph Watson
Ringan: John Malcolm
Grey: Allen Weston
Shalah: Brian Kent
Elspeth: Miriam Margolyes

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening Presented bv
William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: William Hardcastle
Unknown: Steve Race

: Just a Minute


: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by ROY HAYWARD t (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Les Cannon A Testament of Courage

Until recently LES CANNON has been best known as a Communist who left the Communist Party and broke its hold on one of Britain's most important industrial organisations, the Electrical Trades Union. Now he will also be remembered for the way he faced the cancer which killed him on 9 December last year.
A short time before he died, when he knew that early death was almost inevitable, he talked to NICHOLAS WOOLLEY about his life and the lessons he had learned from it.


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Union Without a Trade

The Centenary of the Rugby Football Union 1871-1971
ALAN GIBSON surveys a hundred years of organised Rugby Football in England, with reminiscences by famous players and officials who have contributed to the enjoyment and development of the game and commentaries from some of the great occasions.


Unknown: Alan Gibson
Readers: John Snagge
Readers: Edward Kelsey

: New Worlds

Look at life through the eves of those who are changing it. Discover why their research and intentions are important to you - and entertaining. Presenter PAUL VAUGHAN
Produced by LAURIE JOHN t.58 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Laurie John

: 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 (9) t


Read By: Frank Duncan

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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