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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 Manlo 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 Manlo
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 CLIVE CUNNINGHAM ) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Clive Cunningham

: The News

: The Living World

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


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dllys Breese

: For Schools

History in Evidence Tudor Britain 3: A Recusant Story
Written by ROBERT LAMB
9.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Robert Lamb
Unknown: Harold Massingham
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 29; The Saviour died, but rose again (BBC HB 497); psalm 114; St John 7, vv 1-13; Christ, who knows all his sheep (BBC BB 507)


Unknown: St John

: For Schools

Horizons de France. 8: Colmar Written by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Fifth-year French)
10 45 Foreign Correspondent
Despatches from BBC correspondents around the world are followed by comment, discussion, and interpretation by experts in London.
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.0 Inquiry
Unit IV: Law and Order. 8: Outsiders
Written by TONY GIBSON
(for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery. Bread - 1 by ARTHUR VIALLS
Presented by RICHARD BEBB
11.40 Contemporary History 9: Henry Ford
A study of the American magnate and the significance of his ideas on the daily life of millions.


Written By: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Tony Gibson
Unknown: Arthur Vialls
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Script By: Peter Deeley

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Some Social Security Problems: LAURIE SAPPER answers listeners' questions
Other topical items too, and What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 5

: All Gas and Gaiters

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: Tales of Joe and Timothy: Miss Smithers' Window by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING
2.20 The Dark Tower by louis MACNEICE: part 2 Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Birdsong by ERIC SIMMS (Nature)


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

: Afternoon Theatre: A Shape Like Piccadilly

by Jill Hyem
with Anne Stallybrass and Nigel Anthony
'If he's that interested in books why doesn't he come in and borrow one?' It's a good question: Colin is obviously interested in books, otherwise why would he spend so much time gazing at the display outside the library. So why doesn't he borrow one?
Produced by Jane Graham


Writer: Jill Hyem
Producer: Jane Graham
Julie: Elizabeth Proud
Eileen Butt: Anne Stallybrass
A waitress: Eva Stuart
Colin Piper: Nigel Anthony
Mr Lake: Will Leighton
Mrs Piper: Cecile Chevreau
Ray Piper: Nigel Lambert
Landlady: Margot Boyd

: The Queen's Flight

Since the 1930s there has been a special squadron in the RAF whose sole duty is to fly and maintain the aircraft used by the Sovereign and other members of the Royal Family. The Queen's Flight is based at Benson in Oxfordshire and its staff are regarded as belonging to the Queen's Household.
The programme includes interviews with the Captain and other members of the Queen's Flight including the Prince of Wales's personal pilot, and tells exactly what happens when the Queen has to undertake a journey by air.
Narrator RONALD ALLISON Written and produced by BRIAN HOEY


Produced By: Brian Hoey

: Story Time In Search of Octavius

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. Read by MARY WIMBUSH Part 2


Unknown: Alan Rees
Unknown: Mary Lindell
Read By: Mary Wimbush
Produced By: James Duckett

: PM

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Roger Cook

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON, BARBARA KELLY JOAN HALL , MP, JANET HITCHMAN In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Joan Hall
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way Crowborough

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Crowborough district of Sussex.


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre

All the Eels in the Ranny are Dead by JAMES DOUGLAS
You can'go home again, Moya. Nobody can. But life is settling for the next best thing. I know that now.'
Produced by ROGER PINE (from Northern Ireland)
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: James Douglas
Produced By: Roger Pine
Stevie Shorthall: Patrick Brannigan
Moya: Denise McKenna
Stephen: Harold Goldblatt
Michael: Sam McCready
LiSh: Stella McKusker
Jacky: J Murphy
Eileen: Doreen Hepburn
RhO: Trudy Kelly
Gerry: Maurice O'Callaghan
Mrs Canavan: Daphne May
Betty: Yvonne Adams
Old Man: Norman Smith

: Now Read On

News of books and writers including
BARRY CUNLIFFE talking about Roman Bath Discovered, his archaeological portrait of the town, its inhabitants and visitors
MARGHANITA LASKI On two landscape gardeners. Capability Brown and Humphry Repton by Edward Hyams
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Humphry Repton
Unknown: Edward Hyams
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson
Produced By: Dan Zerdin

: Speaking for Myself ...

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


Unknown: John Whale

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Jesus of Nazareth

A series of personal views
1: A country doctor describes his conversion to Christianity. Reader JAMES THOMASON


Reader: James Thomason

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by DAVID MARCH (6)


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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