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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 below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools

: Meet.... Stanley Baker

who reflects on the way life has treated him along the road from the Rhondda to film locations around the world.
Produced by ROY WILLIAMSON ‡


Produced By: Roy Williamson

: For Schools

The Penny Programme - 10 Presented by STUART HENRY and PETER PACEY
9.55 Movement and Music 1


Presented By: Stuart Henry
Presented By: Peter Pacey
Written By: Alexander Guyan

: Daily Service

NEM p 54; High in the heavens (BBC He 9); Psalm 36; St John 1, vv 14-28: Lord of all hope-fulness (BBC HB 309)

: For Schools

Christian Focus
Still Life, by LESLIE SMITH
10.50 Only Work
(Material for Assembly)
11.0 Time and Tune
Hassebu - 15: A New Spell
11.20 The Kingdom by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER (Man series) 11.40 Shropshire: Telford New City. Compiled by GORDON SNELL
Series produced by ALEX HUNTER (Geography)


Unknown: Leslie Smith
Script By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Gordon Snell
Produced By: Alex Hunter

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
No Smoking Please: MARGARET HOWARD reviews what arrangements are being made to ban smoking in public places.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see cot 2


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Margaret Howard

: My Music!

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
(Repeated: Monday, 7.30 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: 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 story of Pottle Pig by NANCY NORTHCOTE


Unknown: Nancy Northcote

: For Schools

The Seagull by PENELOPE FARMER adapted by JOAN GRIFFITHS (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
If I had a donkey
2.30 Unos minutos nada mds 5: Paco y el cubo
Written by ROBERT P. CLARKE (For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning About Life 5: Early Marriage
Programme arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Adapted By: Joan Griffiths
Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Duced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre: Philately Will Get You Nowhere



Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: Now Read On

: Story Time Lorna Doone

by R. D. BLACKMORE : abridged in 12 parts by RONALD RUSSELL Read by PAUL ROGERS
John Ridd returned to Plover's Barrows farm from his dangerous visit to the Doone valley fascinated by the beauty of a young girl called Lorna.
3: Master Huckaback comes in


Unknown: R. D. Blackmore
Unknown: Ronald Russell
Read By: Paul Rogers
Read By: John Ridd

: 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

: Just a Minute

: Open University

6.35 science 5. Water: the eccentric liquid

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views With MERYL OKEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Meryl Okeeffe

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)

: The Pendulum Years

Bernard Levin 's personal view of the Sixties - a decade, he believes, in which confusion reigned as some voices cried ' Forward! ' and others cried ' Back! ' and both were constantly drowned by mysterious mutterings of ' Sideways! '
He illustrates his recently published theories with some of those voices from recordings in the BBC Sound Archives. Archive research bv MARTIN WINBOLT LEWIS
Produced by HELEN FRY


Unknown: Bernard Levin
Produced By: Helen Fry

: The Water Way

' I want that railroad slowed down! Hire the biggest blackest villains that come out of Birmingham prison. Let them impede the railroad, slow it down. Buy an army of thugs and villains, and the devil take the hindermost.'
Produced by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Archie Hill
Produced By: Gerry Jones
Narrator: John Pullen
Tomato Juice: Chris Gittins
Bob-a-Tramp: Henry Stamper
Stourbridge Lad: Anthony Jackson
Lock-keeper: Nigel Anthony
Martin: John Hollis
A Gentleman: Douglas Blackwell
A Woman: Anne Jameson

: New Worlds Special Hot Line

Baffled by the world of science and technology? Here's Hot Line with the questions our younger listeners have sent us, and the answers we can all understand.
PADDY FEENY , in the chair. phones our questioners and puts them direct on the Hot Line to:
PATRICK MOORE : astronomy
DR JOHN CARTHY : biology


Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Professor John Taylor
Unknown: Dr John Carthy
Produced By: Alistair Brown

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime Appointment with Venus

by JERRARD TICKELL abridged by NAN MACDONALD Read by Anthony Jacobs
' Venus is a cow of flawless pedigree, sir, but she and her unborn calf are Hitler's prisoners. Within her she carries the first of a noble line but it may also be the last unless ... ' ' Unless what, Carruthers? '
I would like your permission, sir, to send her file across to the War Office-for action.' Produced by JOHN CARDY
(First of 14 instalments)


Unknown: Jerrard Tickell
Abridged By: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Anthony Jacobs
Produced By: John Cardy

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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