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: News Summary

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 anvwhere 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 Anglic: see below
8.46 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News Staff

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
What do you think? by PHILIP TURNER
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING
Produced by VERA GRAY


Unknown: Philip Turner
Produced By: Vera Gray

: Daily Service

NEM p 26; 0 Saviour, where shall guilty man (BBC HB 87); Psalm 31: St John 6. vv 58-71; Jesu, grant me this I pray (BBC HB 517)

: For Schools

18: Memories of Armenia Written bv VAUGHAN JAMES (Third year Russian) 10.45 Zwei Abenteuer des Freiherrn von Miinchhausen adapted by ROLF RICHARDS (Intermediate German)
11.0 Movement and Music 1 for the 5-6-year-olds by PENNY WHlTTAM
(Repeated: Thursday. 9.55 am)
11.2* Piano
Presented by GARY TAYLOR
Produced by JACK CHATTERLEY (Music Club)
11.40 Men and Society
Four programmes which show men who have made an impact on society through their life and work and to whom society has reacted strongly. 4: Nicholas Ferrar
Written and narrated by GEOFFREY CURTIS
(Sixth Form Series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


Adapted By: Rolf Richards
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Produced By: Jack Chatterley
Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family Making Money at Home:
MAUREEN O'CONNOR looks at some ideas including typing, knitting, and sewing.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA: or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see col


Unknown: Maureen O'Connor

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the television series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
A Penny Saved: written and adapted by DICK SHARPLES
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Produced by PETER TITHERAOCE (Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Adapted By: Dick Sharples
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titheraoce
Mrs Maclndoe: Margot Boyd
Wullie Faloon: Ian Dewar
Alex Milne: Sean Arnold
Jamie Murchison: Wilfrid Carter
Annie Murchison: Kathleen Helme

: 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 timid little black hen by MRS E. E. ELLSWORTH : part 2


Unknown: Mrs E. E. Ellsworth

: For Schools

Madame Tussaud (1761.1850) Written by KATHLEEN HOUNSELL-ROBERTS (World History)
2.20 Music Session
MONTY MODLYN leads Finchley Children's Music Group in Cauemen Make Music by BILL ODDIE and DAVID LORD
2.40 Thailand by ROSEMARY MARSHALL (Geography)


Unknown: Madame Tussaud
Written By: Kathleen Hounsell-Roberts
Unknown: Monty Modlyn
Music By: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Rosemary Marshall

: The Mill on the Floss

by GEORGE ELIOT : adapted as a serial in 12 parts by Howard AGG with Angela Pleasence , Martin Jarvis Megs Jenkins and Ian Holm 11: Borne Along by the Tide
' Many things are difficult and dark to me: but I see one thing quite clearly -that I must not. cannot seek my own happiness by sacrificing others. Love is natural; but surely pity and faithfulness and memory are natural, too.'
Produced by JANE GRAHAM
(Megs Jenkins is in ' The Winslow Boy ' at the New Theatre, London)


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Ian Holm
Produced By: Jane Graham
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Narrator: Sonia Fraser
Philip Wakem: Ian Bolm
Maggie Tulliver: Angela Pleasence
Lucy Deane: Patricia Gallimore
Tom Tulliver: Martin Jarvis
Mrs Tulliver: Megs Jenkins
Stephen Guest: Robin Ellis
Seaman: Sean Arnold

: The Wolf Far Hence

A serial thriller in six parts 3: The Morass

: Story Time: Letters of an Indian Judge to an English Gentlewoman

' For us, the old men, I do not think there is much hope ... But for your son, Lady Sahib, and my son - perhaps friends, perhaps working side by side, what do you think? '
Produced by JOHN CARDY


Abridged By: Sofka Skipwith
Read By: Garard Green
Produced By: John Cardy

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardrastle and Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardrastle
Presented By: Roger Cook

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Goes to Town starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain
John Barron as the Dean
Other parts BETTY BASKCOMB NIGEL LAMBERT , PATRICK TOLL Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)
(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi, London)


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
Unknown: Robertson Hare
Unknown: William Mervyn
Unknown: Bishop Derek Nimmo
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: Betty Baskcomb
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Produced By: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
Ring Robin Day to put your questions on Northern Ireland in person to
The RI Hon Brian Faulkner
Minister of Development in the Northern Ireland Government To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed](12 lines' will take them from 6.30 pm onward as well as while the programme is on the air. Produced by DENNIS LOWER


Unknown: Brian Faulkner
Produced By: Dennis Lower

: The Ooera Baronet

Sir Thomas Beechum died ten years ago on 8 March 1961.
This programme is an impression of the man and his work in the opera house.
' When the judge in the Court of Chancery was told that Beecham had spent a fortune on music he asked: "And what good does that do anybody? " If Neville Cardus had been In court, he would perhaps have told the judge what he was to write in his autobiography years later. that Beecham identified himself with the great cause of cheering us all up.' Sir Thomas Beecham played by RONALD HARVI
Others parts bv COLIN EDWYMN Narrator DAVID MARLOWE


Unknown: Sir Thomas Beechum
Unknown: Neville Cardus
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Played By: Ronald Harvi
Written By: Michael Kennedy
Produced By: Stanley Williamson

: Work in Progress Daniel J. Boorstin

Director of the National Museum of Science and Technology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, is best known for his multi-volume social history of the United States. The Americans. Volumes 1 and 2 told the story up to the time of the Civil War. During a recent visit to Washington, IAN MCINTYRE spoke to Professor Boorstin about some of the themes that are emerging as he writes the third volume, which will bring the story up to the present time and conclude the work.
Produced by George FISCHER


Unknown: Ian McIntyre
Produced By: George Fischer

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by DAVID MARCH (5)


Unknown: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Read By: David March

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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