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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 CLIVE CUNNINGHAM ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Clive Cunningham

: The News

: For Schools

Service for Primary Schools

: Meet.... Leslie Mitchell

in conversation with BRIAN CULLlNGFORD
Produced by BOB TANNER


Produced By: Bob Tanner

: For Schools

The Penny Programme - 18 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 33; Come, let us join our cheerful songs (BBC hb 122); Canticle 12; St John 7, vv 14-24; Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire (BBC HB 126)

: For Schools

Christian Focus
Experiments in Worship
10.50 Loyalty
What is the ultimate incentive? (Material for Assembly)
11. Time and Tune
Hassebu - 18. The Honey Well Script by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Children of the Bush by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER (Man series)
11.40 The Transpennine Motorway - M62
Compiled by NORMAN TURNER (Geography)


Script By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Norman Turner

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
'It's your feet that are wrong JEANINE MCMULLEN enquires into the lack of provision for people whose feet don'fit the shoes on sale.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 2


Unknown: John Edmunds
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: 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: Tales of Joe and Timothy: Timothy makes friends with a Clown by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

Stig of the Dump by CLIVE KING adapted by PHILIPPA PEARCE - 2 (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner Nearly night
2.30 Unos minutos nada mas - 8 Written by ROBERT P. CLARKE
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning About Life 8: The Unwanted Child
Programme arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Unknown: Clive King
Adapted By: Philippa Pearce
Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Duced By: John Stockbridge

: Now Read On

: Story Time Lorna Doone

by R. D. BLACKMORE : abridged in 12 parts by RONALD RUSSELL Read by PAUL ROGERS
Jeremy Stickles , an officer of King Charles II, is on Exmoor to watch the gathering of a secret plot against the King's heir. John Ridd has rescued him from a murderous attack by Carver Doone. Meanwhile, Lorna has arranged a signal. 7: Two Fools Together


Unknown: R. D. Blackmore
Unknown: Ronald Russell
Read By: Paul Rogers
Read By: Jeremy Stickles
Unknown: John Ridd
Unknown: Carver Doone.

: 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

: 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


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

In which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by ROY HAYWARD (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: La Présidente

Madame Sabatier 1822-1889
A portrait by JOANNA RICHARDSON with Eva Haddon as Mme Sabatier Michael Bryant as Baudelaire and Anthony Jacobs as Narrator
Madame Sabatier was a famous 19th-century French courtesan whose claim to fame rests on her relationships with the poets and writers of that glittering period.
She inspired many famous works and was adored throughout her life by lovers and protectors because of her warmly generous nature. A sane, healthy and beautiful woman.
Others taking part include SEAN ARNOLD , GERALD CROSS RICHARD


Unknown: Madame Sabatier
Unknown: Joanna Richardson
Unknown: Eva Haddon
Unknown: Mme Sabatier
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Narrator: Madame Sabatier
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Griffiths Ronald Forfar.
Produced By: Maurice Leitch

: The Highlands Now

Urban man, whether he lives in Glasgow or London or Paris now has the Highlands at his mercy. He must take care that he does not develop or conserve them in his own interest rather than in the interest of those who live there. This is the theme of Ian Rodger 's documentary on the problems and possibilities of the Scottish Highlands
Produced by ARCHIE P. LEE


Unknown: Ian Rodger
Produced By: Archie P. Lee

: New Worlds

Cabinet ministers and eminent scientists, housewives and schoolboys - why do they all listen to New Worlds? After all, it's only a programme of discovery and invention. Presenter PAUL VAUGHAN
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Alistair Brown

: 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 (7) t.


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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