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: News Summary

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 * Anglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.4* Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast)

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
The Great Adventure
2: Sunshine and Stones
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING


Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
NEM p 90; The Lord my pasture shall prepare (BBC hb 477) ; Psalm 23; Acts 2, vv 32-47 (NEB); Father of peace (BBC HB 488)

: For Schools

Marsh! 12: In Bashkiria Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Mendelssohn by ELSE JOHANNSEN-WAGNER (Intermediate German)
11.0 Movement and Music I by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.20 Jug and Jook
Presented by GARY TAYLOR (Music Club)
11.40 Poor Sale: first of a trilogy of plays by R.E.T. LAMB
The action takes place in Brazil where freelance miners are involved in a mine disaster.
(Sixth Form series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


Written By: Vaughan James
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Sale: Geoffrey Matthews
Ben: Peter Pacey
Cass: David Brierley
McCredy: Geoffrey Matthews
Dawson: Hugh Dickson

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family
Careers for Cabbages: JANICE DICKERSON visits Loughborough College of Art where they run a sandwich course to turn housewives into trained adult teachers.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 1


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Janice Dickerson

: 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
(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: Michael who lived by the sea by MRS M. D. TEBAY


Unknown: Mrs M. D. Tebay

: For Schools

Pizarro and the Inca
How Spain conquered Peru Written by MAUREEN OSBORNE (World History)
2.20 Music Session
Folk Around the World - 2
2.40 Suez Canal by PHILIP HOLLAND (Geography)


Written By: Maureen Osborne
Script By: Catherine Baxter
Unknown: Philip Holland

: The Mill on the Floss

by GEORGE ELIOT adapted as a serial in 12 parts by HOWARD AGG with Angela Pleasence , Martin Jarvis Megs Jenkins , Anthony Bate and Ian Holm
4:The Law Decides
Produced by JANE GRAHAM
(Megs Jenkins is in ' The Wins-low Boy ' at the New Theatre, London)


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Anthony Bate
Unknown: Ian Holm
Produced By: Jane Graham
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Narrator: Sonia Fraser
Tom Tulliver: Martin Jarvis
Philip Wakem: Ian Holm
Maggie Tulliver: Angela Pleasence
Mr Gore: John Gabriel
Mr Tulliver: Anthony Bate
Mrs Tulliver: Megs Jenkins
Luke: Edward Kelsey
Dr Turnbull: Peter Tuddenham

: Mister Pybus Yorkshireman - Security Officer

A series of plays written by ANTHONY SCOTT VEITCH
Transit Continental


Written By: Anthony Scott
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
featuring Mister Pybus: William Gaunt
Mister Pybus: Tom Watson
Major: Duncan Geddes
Major: Olive Milbourne
Major: Mrs Mary Pybus
Kramer: John Gabriel
McGuire: John Baddeley
Lisa Koch: Jo Manning Wilson
Stanton: Sean Barrett

: Gardeners' Question Time visits Wisbech



Question-Master: Franklin Engelmann

: Story Time: Strange Tales from Scotland

Allan Gordon by JAMES HOGG Read by JOHN SHEDDEN


Unknown: Allan Gordon
Unknown: James Hogg
Read By: John Shedden
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 Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
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 Meets a Bird starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain John Barren as the Dean and this week's guest:
Peter Jones as Stanley Bird Other parts MARGOT BOYD
Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)
(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
Unknown: Robertson Hare
Unknown: William Mervyn
Unknown: Bishop Derek Nimmo
Unknown: John Barren
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Produced By: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: Open University

6.35 Mathematics 2. Errors and Accuracy

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


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]
As you plan your holidays for 1971, ring George Scott to put your question in person to Dennis Walsh
Chairman of the Association of British Travel Agents
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.


Unknown: George Scott
Unknown: Dennis Walsh
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: A Story of Our Time

Jane: girl on heroin
A year ago, Jane, an attractive blonde, was regularly visiting Broadcasting House. A casual observer might have thought she was an actress attending rehearsal; he would never have realised that the smartly dressed young woman was a heroin addict who had twice nearly died as a result of her addiction.
Over a period of months, Jane, who grew up in a comfortable middle-class family, recorded the full story of how she came to take drugs. When Jane's story was first broadcast last April one critic said it ' raised blisters on the mind.' It also gives a unique account of the stresses which led one girl to seek a solution to her problems in drugs. Interviews and script by JUNE ROSE . Narrator JON CURLE Produced by THENA HESHEL
(Telling the untold stories of our time: page 4)


Script By: June Rose
Narrator: Jon Curle
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: The Day Queen Victoria Died

Reporters on bicycles shouting the news.... schoolboys sniggering in chapel ... strong men weeping in the streets of London ...
Douglas Stuart introduces eye-witness accounts of the end of an era, with contributions from BEN TRAVERS , FRANK SWINNERTON , BILLY RUSSELL and LADY LONGFORD, author of Victoria RI. Produced by MICHELL RAPER
9.58 Weather


Introduces: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: Ben Travers
Unknown: Frank Swinnerton
Unknown: Billy Russell
Produced By: Michell Raper

: The World Tonight The News

David Holden reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: David Holden

: A Book at Bedtime

Invitation to the Waltz Read by BARBARA LEIGH HUNT (2)


Read By: Barbara Leigh

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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