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: News Summary

1.27 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 Sixth Test at Adelaide, introduced by Jack de Manio, Douglas Cameron
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: Douglas Cameron

: The News

and more of Today including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced by clive CUNNINGHAM VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed bv the BBC'S Foreign News Staff

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
The Great Adventure 4: Prisoner
'Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9-55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING


Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

The presentation of Christ
NEM p 15; A great and mighty wonder (BBC hb 41); Psalm 111; Luke 2, vv 22-40 (JB); 0 thou not made with hands (BBC HB 180)

: For Schools

14: Holidays in the South Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Karneval in Köln Written by A. A. WOLFF
(Intermediate German)
11.0 Movement and Music 1 for the 5-6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.26 Come to the fair
Presented by GARY TAYLOR (Music Club)
11.40 Laughing down there in the Dark: third of a trilogy of plays by R. E. T. LAMB
The action takes place in Brazil where some freelance miners are involved in a mine disaster.


Written By: Vaughan James
Written By: A. A. Wolff
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Sale: Geoffrey Matthews
Ben: Peter Pacey
CaSS: David Brierley
McCredy: Geoffrey Matthews
Dawson: Hugh Dickson
Searle: David King

: 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
Parent Power: an enquiry by MAUREEN O'CONNOR.
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)
VHF South West: cot 1


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
Devised by UN MESSITER
Produced by DAVID HATCH
(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
Produced By: David Hatch
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: Tippy to the rescue! by JEAN ENGLISH

: For Schools

The Trial and Execution of Charles I
Written by HENRY MARSHALL (World History)
2.20 Music Session
Folk Around the World - 4
2.40 Egypt by DESMOND STEWART (Geography)


Written By: Henry Marshall
Script By: Catherine Baxter
Unknown: Desmond Stewart

: 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 and Anthony Bate 6: The Vow
The sale of the house furniture was over and the bills were out for the sale of the mill and the land. The miller, unaware of the lapse of time, fancied himself still in that first stage of his misfortunes when expedients might be thought of. Produced by JANE GRAHAM


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Anthony Bate
Produced By: Jane Graham
Narrator: Sonia Fraser
Mrs Tulliver: Megs Jenkins
Maggie Tulliver: Angela Pleasence
Tom Tulliver: Martin Jarvis
Lawyer Wakem: Bernard Hepton
Mr Winship: Paul Dawkins
Mr Deane: Peter Pratt
Mr Tulliver: Anthony Bate

: Mister Pybus Yorkshireman - Security Officer

A series of plays written by ANTHONY SCOTT VEITCH featuring William Gaunt with Tom Watson as Major Duncan Geddes and Olive Milbourne as Mrs Mary Pybus The Running Man


Written By: Anthony Scott Veitch
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Major Duncan Geddes
Unknown: Mrs Mary Pybus
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Ben Loveday: Ronald Forfar
Jane Geddes: Hannah Gordon

: Gardeners' Question Time in Suffolk

Members of the Newmarket and District Horticultural Society put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL Question-master
Produced by KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time Sea Mysteries

Another series of tales concerning ships and seamen, and the mysteries which surround them.
Written by VINCENT BROME 2: The Ship that Blew Up Reader RONALD HARVI
Produced by HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Written By: Vincent Brome
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: 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 Sees a Ghost starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain
John Barron as the Dean with GERALD CROSS as the Ghost RONALD FORFAR as Scamm and this week's guest: Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh Critchley
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 Barron
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Mrs Pugh Critchley
Produced By: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
As Apollo 14 approaches the Moon, ring Robin Day to put your question in person to
Sir Bernard Lovell , Director of Jodrell Bank, the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, on the subject of space exploration.
To promote a maximum flow questions, [number removed](12 lines) will take them from 6.30 pm onward as well as while the programme is on the air.


Unknown: Sir Bernard Lovell
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: A Story of Our Time What Happened to Hancock?

Written and introduced by PHILIP OAKES
Throughout his career Tony Hancock was a perfectionist, searching for some indefinable and unattainable peak of ' pure ' comedy. It was a search which brought him both triumph and disaster. He was still searching when he died tragically in Australia in June 1968. with contributions from
RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON Research and interviews by RITA DANDO


Introduced By: Philip Oakes
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Reader: Beryl Vertue
Reader: Sylvia Syms
Reader: Sid James
Unknown: Michael Wale
Unknown: Ray Galton
Produced By: Michell Raper

: What Price Tradition?

The Arts have leapt off the particular track they were on, on to heaven knows what other
Bernard Levin sets out to discover why the performing arts leapt off that track, and to examine the place of tradition in the arts today in discussion with COLIN DAVIS , GLENDA JACKSON and FETER HALL Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Feter Hall
Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: John Galsworthy
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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