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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.58-7.0 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 and John Timpson
7.4(1 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 CLIVE CUNNINGHAM VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.41 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Clive Cunningham

: The News

: The Living World Twenty-five Years

' Winter Birdsong,' ' The Portuguese Man-o-War' and ' Bird-watching ' - that's what listeners heard when they ' tuned in ' to the first edition of The Naturalist on 3 January 1946. Some hundreds of radio and television programmes later, ANTHONY SMITH looks at the way wildlife broadcasting has developed over the quarter-century.
Produced by DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol) , (Shortened version of Sunday s broadcast)


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

History in Evidence Medieval Britain
4: The Black Death
9.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Michael Smee
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 29: Christ the Lord is risen again (BBC HB 101); Psalm 57; Jeremiah 18. vv 1-11 (jb); Think, 0 Lord, in mercy (BBC HB 449)

: For Schools

Horizons de France
4: Un chauffeur de taxi
Written by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Fifth-year French)
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Each week, an examination in depth of a major and current issue in international affairs. Despatches from BBC correspondents around the world are followed by comment, discussion, and interpretation by experts in London.
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.0 Inquiry
4: A Divided World
(for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery: Measurement 1: Time, by ARTHUR VIALLS
Presented by RICHARD BEBB 11 40 Contemporary History 4: Early Space Flight
Introduced by ALAN EREIRA


Written By: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Roisin McAuley
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Introduced By: Alan Ereira

: 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. House Improvement Grants: NANCY WISE finds oyt what financial help you are entitled to and how to get it. 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

: 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 Hart 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 1
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
Unknown: Robertson Hart
Unknown: William Mervyn
Unknown: Bishop Derek Nimmo
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Mrs Pugh Critchley
Produced By: David Hatch

: 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: Stuck by JEAN ENGLISH

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 for the 7-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 The Male Animal by JAMES THURBER and ELLIOTT NUGENT - 1
Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Surviving in Space by LESLEY GOULD. (Nature)


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: James Thurber
Produced By: David Lyttle
Unknown: Lesley Gould.

: Afternoon Theatre The Aspentree Cup

The Aspentree Cup is the ultimate reward for the successful village football team, but Sleeton Rovers seem destined never to get it - until the arrival of a retired top professional footballer. The result? A mixed blessing , , ,
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: Malcolm Hazell
Produced By: Brian Miller
Philip: Paul Douglas
Harry: Nick Brimble
George: Michael Beint
Henry: Bill Horsley
Ben: Hal Jeayes
Mr Trim: Peter Pratt
Betty: Pat Pleasance
Stanley: Brian Peck
Joan: Una Victor
Morris: Hubert Tucker
Mr Mason: Norman Tyrrell

: To Travel Hopefully ...

Judi Dench and Edward Woodward in an anthology of poems and letters on the delights and trials of travel
(Judi Dench is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company: Edward Woodward is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Judi Dench
Produced By: Christopher Venning
Produced By: Judi Dench
Unknown: Edward Woodward

: Story Time: A Kid for Two Farthings: 1: The Unicorn

by Wolf Mankowitz: abridged in 4 episodes by Marjorie Bilbow
The Storyteller is Joe Melia
'The Almighty gave the unicorn a magic horn which could grant anybody's wish,' Mr Kandinsky told Joe. 'But because of this very gift unicorns became so scarce you won't even find one in the zoo.'


Author: Wolf Mankowitz
Abridged by: Marjorie Bilbow
Storyteller: Joe Melia
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts off your evening. 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

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON , EVELYN HOME JACQUELINE MACKENZIE CAROL BINSTED
In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Evelyn Home
Unknown: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Unknown: Carol Binsted
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Prlestland

: Down Your Way: Norway

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Geilo in Norway to look at the winter sports scene Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Midweek Theatre Nobody Can Have Everything

by PETER RUSSELL with Bernard Brown and Penelope Lee
' He's a very frail old gentleman and being rich - well you know what people are like ... A series of anonymous letters. Nasty. The fact is he'd be happier, and so would we, if there was a strong, capable fellow such as yourself hovering in the background.'
Produced by BETTY DAVIES
(Repeated: Thursday. 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Bernard Brown
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Produced By: Betty Davies
Charles Harriot: Bernard Brown
The Hon Hylda: Penelope Lee
Arthur Daventry: James Thomason
Miss Underwood: Ingrid Bower
Benson: Felix Felton
Stiles: John Gabriel
Coralie Judd: Jill Gary
Hector Grameroy: George Merritt
TV Interviewer: Leslie Heritage
Johnny Welcome: Nigel Lambert
A secretary: Sara Coward

: Now Read On

News of books and writers including
A Spy for God, the tragedy of a possibly good SS officer, by Pierre Joffroy
JOHN WAIN on George Orwell In the light of his Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, now in paperback
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON (Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Pierre Joffroy
Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: George Orwell
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself ...

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: 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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