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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
«.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 )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship Hopwood Family - Plenty of Room
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life. TheGenealogist
Sir lain Moncreiffe of that Ilk Albany Herald, talks about the origin of family names and customs in conversation with EDWARD HOLMES.


Unknown: Edward Holmes.

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1


Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 15; All people that on earth do dwell (BBC He 450); Psalm 33, vv 13-21; Colossians
3 vv 9-17 (special reading for Women's World Day of Prayer); The Church's one foundation (BBC HB 184)

: For Schools

Voix de France
17; Lecture expliquee
A reading from Voltaire's Lettres Anglaises '
Written by JEAN MOUTON (Sixth-form French)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
16: The Procession
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 Quest
7- The Passover by RALPH ROLLS
11.20 The pepper-Tree
Story by VAL STIVENS about a father's memories and ambitions, as seen by his son (Listening and Writing)
11.40 Prospect
2000 AD - What about the arts? Compiled by DAVID BELLAN Produced by TOM BUTCHER
12.0 Announcements


Written By: Jean Mouton
Music By: Albert Chatterley
Story By: Val Stivens
Unknown: David Bellan
Produced By: Tom Butcher

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Your Own Time
Innocent Abroad?: IAN MC-DOUGALL, BBC correspondent in Germany, offers a guideline to the not so experienced traveller.
Sitting with the Baby?: JEANINE MCMULLEN takes a look at this growing leisure industry which can be pleasant as well as profitable - or can it?


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Petticoat Line

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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 Benjamin Bear and Muffet the Kitten go shopping in the floods by URSULA HOURIHANB


Unknown: Story Benjamin Bear

: For Schools

Let's Join In
Cocky's Party by H. N. MAY
2.20 You and Suruieal 7: Let there be light
Written by LEWIS JONES
Presented by PETER PACEY †
2.40 Lion at Large
The first part of a story by richard PARKER adapted by MARILYN FOX
(Stories and Rhymes: 7-9)


Unknown: H. N. May
Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey
Story By: Richard Parker
Adapted By: Marilyn Fox

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: The Conquest

by RAY BUTLER freely adapted from an adaptation by RICHARD ALDINGTON of La Duchesse de Langeais by BALZAC with Clare Austin and Simon Lack
' ... She has played this game with many a man, no doubt. Then I will avenge them all.' Paris in the years of the Bourbon Restoration.
Produced by JOHN GIBSON
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: Ray Butler
Unknown: Richard Aldington
Unknown: Simon Lack
Produced By: John Gibson
The Countess: Eva Haddon
The Duchess: Clare Austin
The Marquis: Peter Howell
The General: Simon Lack
The Princess: Grizelda Hervey
A maid: Jan Edwards
A coachman: Antony Viccars
The Prince: Humphrey Morton
The Viscount: Christopher Bidmead
A Valet: Anthony Jackson

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Produced by ROY HAYWARD
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Story Time Spring of Youth

by LLEWELYN GRIFFITH : told by the author - part 1 if I am to find the way of life that made me, I must go back to a period when my environment had no colour, when I had no country, to a time when I did not know that I was in Wales. I did not know that I spoke Welsh, for I had not heard of another language.' Abridged and produced by LORRAINE DAVIES


Unknown: Llewelyn Griffith
Produced By: Lorraine Davies

: 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

: Brain of Britain 1971

7: North of England (ii)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Juliet: Margo Biddle
Gordon Armstrong: Gordon Gardner

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Hosken

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by ROBERT DOUGALL Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by ROBIN DAY, HUGH CUDLIPP
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from The Hoare Memorial Hall, Westminster, London
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers! should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Hugh Cudlipp
Unknown: Lord Stokes Evelyn MacLeod
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis Egypt After Nasser

Joseph Hone has just returned from Egypt. During his visit he discussed with a number of Egyptian authorities various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict with particular reference to what might happen after the ceasefire ends.
Produced by ALAN BURGESS


Unknown: Joseph Hone
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: John Tusa

: As Others See Us

A programme in which a foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by DAVID MARSH (3)


Unknown: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Read By: David Marsh

: Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker also featuring
(Shortened version of Monday's broadcast)


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Terence Brady
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Unknown: Gordon Langford

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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