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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
8.0 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 col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Living World

Talking Point: reflecting listeners' queries and comments on wildlife and the countryside. Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE
(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast) ‡
Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

History in Evidence Medieval Britain
The Fourth Crusade
Written by HUGH WOODHOUSE 9 45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Hugh Woodhouse
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 50; Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166); Canticle 2;
St John 1, vv 1-14; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371)

: For Schools

Horizons de France
5: La famine franchise (i)
Written by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Fifth-year French)
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.0 Inquiry
5: Living in Headlines
Series edited by SIMON CLEMENTS
(for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery: Measurement
2 Have you high standards? by ARTHURVIALLS
Presented by RICHARDBEBB†
11.48 Contemporary History 5: Hungary 1956


Written By: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Edited By: Simon Clements
Script By: Stuart Evans

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
In Care: What are the grounds for taking a child into care? What are the legal and pratical implications? LESLIE SMITH investigates...
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see cot 5


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Leslie Smith

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS Onlty Three Can Play and 12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
starring the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
the Bishop: William Mervyn
the Bishop's Chaplain: Derek Nimmo
the Dean: John Barren
Christine Buckley: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Buckley: Sonia Fraser
Granny: Eva Stuart

: 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: The three jolly sailor-men by URSULA HOURIHANE


Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: For Schools

Mot'ement, Mime, and Music 1 for the 7-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 The Male Animal by JAMES THURBER and ELLIOTT NUGENT - 2
Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Looking Inside by LESLEY GOULD. (Nature)


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

: Afternoon Theatre

We Can't All Be
Martin Luther King by LEWIS NKOSI with Kenneth Gardnier
David Guiana is a highly successful Negro actor and has won the ' best actor of the year ' award. This naturally brings him success but it also brings its problems as well.


Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Kenneth Gardnier
Unknown: David Guiana
Produced By: Martin Jenkins
David: Kenneth Gardnier
Mechanic: Antony Higginson
Ethel MYRTLE: Robin Son
Moses B: Lionel Ngakane
Sarah: Rosalind Shanks

: It Used to be Bedlam

A view of a modern mental hospital: by June Rose
JUNE ROSE spent several days in Severalls, Colchester, a largish hospital - certainly not the worst, probably not the best of them all.
She talked to patients about what it's like to be there, why they're in and when they expect to get out: to doctors and nurses about living with and treating the mentally sick.
A second chance to hear this programme first broadcast last September.
Produced by RICHARD KEEN


Produced By: Richard Keen

: Story Time A Kid for Two Farthings

by WOLF MANKOWITZ: abridged in four episodes by MARJORIE BILBOW The storyteller is JOE MELIA 2: The Cannibal King
After the cannibal king tried to steal Africana, his unicorn, Joe was more careful when he took Africana for a walk. He also decided to brush up his wrestling in case he should have to defend Africana.


Unknown: Marjorie Bilbow
Produced By: 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, MARGARET POWELL SHEILA VAN DAMM , JOY ADAMSON In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA winn and IAN MESSITER
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Sheila van Damm
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Tessa Latimer: Carol Davies
Hester Latimer: Penelope Shaw
Jethro Larkin: George Hart

: Open University

7.5 Social Sciences 5 Social Sciences and the Future

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priesiland

: Down Your Way Biddulph

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Biddulph, Staffordshire. Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre Philately Will Get You Nowhere

A farcical comedy for radio by ANDREW SACHS with Barbara Mitchell , Bunny May and Edward Kelsey
Produced by BETTY DAVIES
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Produced By: Betty Davies
Sid Vane: Edward Kelsey
Wally Potter: Bunny May
Sheena: Patricia Gallimore
Mrs Grace Lorrimer: Barbara Mitchell
George Henderson: Peter Tuddenham
Froelich: Manning Wilson
Gayton Faucit: Gerald Cross
Veronica: Jo Manning Wilson

: Now Read On

News of books and writers including
JOHN DONAT on ' the world's greatest architect,' Frank Lloyd Wright , in the light of an illustrated biography by his wife
ANTHONY THWAITE on Robert Frost in the light of Lawrance Thompson 's biography, with the voice of ROBERT FROST reading from The Poetry of Robert Frost, published tomorrow
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON (Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: John Donat
Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Robert Frost
Unknown: Lawrance Thompson
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself ...

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

: Weather

: 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
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Produced By: John Cardy

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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