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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 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 cot 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Living World

Isthis arecord?
The largest? The fastest? The strongest? The oldest?
A not-too-serious survey of some of the ' champions in the plant and animal kingdoms. Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE (from Bristol)
(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

History in Evidence Medieval Britain 3: Tournament
9.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Elizabeth Luckock
Written By: Alan Ereira
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

Week of Prayer for ChristianUnity
Christian 7; Praise to the Lord
(BBC HB 5341: Psalm 8: Jeremiah 2, vv 4-13 (jb); Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271)

: For Schools

Horizons de France
3 Extracts from he Parapluie by Maupassant. Narrative links by ARIEL DAICRE
(Fifth-year French)
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Each week, an examination in depth of a major and current issue in international affairs. Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.0 Inquiry. 3: Minorities Written by REX EDWARDS
(For the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
Communication. 3: Man to man by ARTHUR VIALLS
Presented by RICHARD BEBB
11.40 Contemporary History 3: McCarthy
A study of the career of the us Senator and the 'red scare' in America during the early 1950s


Unknown: Ariel Daicre
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Rex Edwards
Unknown: Arthur Vialls
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Script By: Stuart Evans

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Todav's main feature: Your "Rights and Responsibilities
Death in the Family: LAURIE SAPPER talks about all the legal formalities that have to be gone through and describes the necessary tasks facing the one who is left to cope.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours, BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VIIF South West: see col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Talks: Laurie Sapper

: All Gas and Gaiters

The Bishop turns to Crime starring Robertson Harethe Archdeacon the BishopWilliam Mervyn Derek Nimmothe Bishop's Chaplain the DeanJohn Barron
Jack with RONALD FORFAR and this week's guests: Kenneth ConnorElvey Stickles
Samuel Tutt and Sam Kydd
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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: Cold Paws by DOROTHY DIXON


Unknown: Dorothy Dixon

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music I for the 7-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING f
2.20 The Nottingham Captain by ARNOLD WESKER
Produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Moon Rocket by CHRISTINE DUDLEY
(Nature: radiovision)


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Christine Dudley

: Afternoon Theatre

Hanged on Tuesday bv ROSEMARY TIMPERLEY with Joan Matheson and Sheila Grant On Tuesday God created darkness absolute ... married on Tuesday, hanged on Tuesday ...
Produced by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Joan Matheson
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Produced By: Glyn Dearman
Mary Vincent: Joan Matheson
Flora Carmel: Sheila Grant
Godfrey Carmel: Allan Cuthbertson
Dr Marlow: Peter Tuddenham
George Fording: Trevor Martin
Malcolm Daringer: George Hagan
Boy: David Howe
Police Sergeant: Philip Weston

: The Countryside in January

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


Unknown: Eric Simms
Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time: Some Experiences of an Irish Resident Magistrate

6: The Last Day of Shraft I Is it an ancient song ? '
'It is, your honour; t'was himself made it up last year.' Reader DENYS HAWTHORNE
Produced by JOHN SCOTNEY
(from Northern Ireland)


Unknown: Martin Ross
Reader: Denys Hawthorne
Produced By: John Scotney

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Roger Cook

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON, JUNO ALEXANDER JANET HITCHMAN
In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Juno Alexander
Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Unknown: Rosemary Palmer
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way: Lanes

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Swinton and Pendlebury in Lancashire.


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: Midweek Theatre: Put it down to the Old Pals Act

by Tony Hoare
'You've been a villain all your life - same as me... d'you think you're gonna be content to take home that paltry little pay packet every week?'
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)

followed by an interlude


Writer: Tony Hoare
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Jane Hunter: Fiona Walker
Peter Hunter: Brian Peck
Mary: Jean Bort
Albert: Geoffrey Banks
John Hunter: Alison
Det-Sgt Jackson/Clerk: Ronald Harvi
George: Colin Edwynn
Cashier: Ron Hackett

: Now Read On

News of books and writers including a new biography of Cleopatra; a novel about Mussolini, Treasure, bv A. E. Hotchner (author of Papa Hemingway) ; and a new look at Muriel Spark by A. S. BYATT , with readings from her novels by JUDI DENCH.
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON (Repeated: Thursday, 3.45) (Judi Dench is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: E. Hotchner
Unknown: A. S. Byatt
Unknown: Judi Dench.
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson
Unknown: Judi Dench

: Speaking for Myself ...

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Invitation to the Waltz by ROSAMOND LEHMANN Read by BARBARA LEIGH HUNT (8)


Read By: Barbara Leigh

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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