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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 Manie 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 Manie
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 bv DEREK JONES) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.4. Today's Papers

: The News

: The Living World

What Sort of Compromiser
How can the modern farmer run his farm as a commercial proposition and yet continue to provide a home for our native wild animals, birds and plants? On a visit to a typical farm DEREK BARBER shows just hOW this compromise can be made to work.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by dilys BREESE (from Bristol)
(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Unknown: Derek Barber
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: For Schools

History in Evidence
Tudor Britain. 2: Henry VIII 's Marriage to Anne Boleyn
9.45 Music Workshop 2
The Pennine Way: by GERARD victory and HAROLD MASSINGHAM


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Written By: Michael Smee
Unknown: Harold Massingham

: Daily Service

NEM p 7; Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10): Psalm 65; St John 6, vv 1-14: Forth in thy name (BBC HB 406)

: For Schools

Horizons de France 7: Un journaliste
Written by GEOFFREY braithwaite (Fifth-year French)
10.45 Foreign Correspondent
Introduced by graham tayar
11.0 Inquiry
7: Limits of Freedom Written by TONY GIBSON
(for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
Roupd-up programme
11.40 Contemporary History 8: The Cold War Today


Written By: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Written By: Tony Gibson

: 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
How much is a guarantee worth?: creville JANNER, MP, looks at the present position and the wavs in which it could be improved.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 5


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gives a Party starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain
John Barron as the Dean Guests Naomi Chance and Joan Sanderson
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
Unknown: Robertson Hare
Unknown: William Mervyn
Unknown: Bishop Derek Nimmo
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: Naomi Chance
Unknown: Joan Sanderson

: 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: Joey and Uncle Ron by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

Movement, Mime and Music 1 for the 7-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 The Dark Tower by LOUIS MACNEICE: part 1 Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Animal Language by ERIC SIMMS. (Nature)


Unknown: James Dodding
Produced By: Stuart Evans
Unknown: Eric Simms.

: Afternoon Theatre The Pixie

' They got the answer these pixies.... no doubt about it. All that running around, doing things ... just a distraction. All you want is a nice lawn, and a log to sit on ... and a pipe, and there you are ... you're made. Keep still ... let everything else move. Watch. They got the answer these pixies ... no doubt about it.'
Produced by gerry JONES


Unknown: Nicholas Wood
Produced By: Gerry Jones
Judith: Jane Knowles
John: Clive Merrison
Mrs Bit: Lala Lloyd
Mr Bit: Frederick Treves
Myrtle: Eva Haddon
Midge: Peter Russell
Mary: Carol Potter
Mary's Friend: Corinna Marlowe
Mary's Mum: Betty Baskcomb
Fred: Sean Arnold

: Ladder Game

The Drive for Education - then and now
Introduced by rachael EVANS
In the remote Norfolk village of the Rudhams where she grew up, RACHAEI. EVANS talked to several families-grandparents, parents and children.
The oldest remembers when he had to take Id fee to school every morning (and what happened when he spent it on sweets): the youngest is still at grammar school. How have attitudes changed to the importance of ' a good start '?
Produced by RICHARD KEEN


Introduced By: Rachael Evans
Produced By: Richard Keen

: Story Time: In Search of Octavius: Part 1

A serial in five episodes by Alan Rees based on the story of Mary Lindell, OBE, and her search for her youngest son who disappeared from Paris during the war.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Alan Rees
Reader: Mary Wimbush
Producer: James Duckett

: 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, TEDDY BEVERLEY KATHARINE WHITEHORN
In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Beverley Katharine Whitehorn
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way Featherstone

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Featherstone, Yorks
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Sunday'sbroadcast: extended)


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre: The Piano Tuner

Wilfred's chance encounter with Delia, and the ensuing relationship, has repercussions for her sisters Daphne and Blanche.
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Writer: Julia Jones
Produced by: Alan Ayckbourn
Wilfred: George A Cooper
Delia: Margaret Tyzack
Daphne: Katherine Parr
Blanche: Daphne Oxenford
Wally: Ronald Harvi

: Now Read On

ANDREW CRUICKSHANK On Roy Campbell 's autobiography Light on a Dark Horse, now in paperback
STANLEY HOLLOWAY relads some of W S. Gilbert 's Bab Ballads. The first complete edition with all 360 of their original illustrations is published tomorrow WILLIAM BARCLAY on The Jesus of the Early Christians by G. A. Wells
ANTONIA FRASER on An Egg at Easter, a folklore study by Venetia Newall
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON (Repeated: Thursday. 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Roy Campbell
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: S. Gilbert
Unknown: Bab Ballads.
Unknown: William Barclay
Unknown: G. A. Wells
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Speaking for Myself ...

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

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime The Exciseman

by ROSEMARY ANNE SISSON abridged by GARRIEL WOOLF Read by David March
In the year 1800 the Sussex coast was a wild place. Sometimes the night would be lit by strange lights, its silence broken by low voices and muffled oars. It was dangerous to ask questions, dangerous to be an exciseman.
Produced by JOHN CARDY (First of 13 instalments)


Unknown: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Abridged By: Garriel Woolf
Read By: David March
Produced By: John Cardy

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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