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


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Living World

Nature Trail on the Seashore At this season of the spring tides, the shore is particularly interesting to naturalists. JOHN BARRETT takes us on a Radio Nature Trail on the coast of Pembrokeshire to see some of the worms, sponges, sea anemones, crabs, fish and shells which are rarely uncovered by the tide.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened edition of Sunday's broadcast) +


Unknown: John Barrett
Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

History in Evidence Tudor Britain - 4
Written by HUGH WOODHOUSE S.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Hugh Woodhouse

: Daily Service

St Patrick
NEM p 50: I bind unto myself today (BBC HB 170); Psalm 150: St John 8, vv 21-36; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371)

: For Schools

Horizons de France 9: Saint-Exupery
Written by PAULE-ALINE DENT (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 4: Law and Order 9: Criminal Background Written by TONY GIBSON
(for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery. Bread
2: Corn in Egypt, by JO MANTON Presented by RICHARD BEBB
11.40 Contemporary History
10: The Motor Car in Britain


Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Tony Gibson
Unknown: Jo Manton
Presented By: Richard Bebb

: 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
Compensation for Personal Injuries: a Barrister explains when damages can be claimed and how they are assessed.
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 2

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS Give a Dog a Bad Name
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Pauline Devaney

: 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: Gregory Goat tries to go swimming by MOLLY SOLE


Unknown: Gregory Goat

: For Schools

Movement, Mime and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING
2.20 The Dark Tower by LOUIS MACNEICE - 3
Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Making Bird Whistles by MARGARET SHEFFIELD (Nature)


Music By: James Dodding
Produced By: Stuart Evans

: Afternoon Theatre: The Great Steeplechase Race

A comedy by MATTHEW WALTERS with Peter Baldwin Rosemary Martin John Westbrook
Applethwaite was the fly in the ointment - always had been. Champion of this, prizes for that. This time, though, Applethwaite was in for a pretty nasty shock.
Produced by DAVID GEARY


Comedy By: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: John Westbrook
Produced By: David Geary
Julian: , Peter Baldwin
Ludmilla: Diana Payan
Julian's wife: Rosemary Martin
Jenny: Sian Davies
Football commentator: Leslie Heritage
Athletics commentator: Clifford Norgate
Motorist ANTONY: Higg Inson
Bill: Charles Hodgson
First Headmaster: Ronald Forfar
Applethwaite: John Westbrook
Second Headmaster: Noel Iliff
Miss Smithers: Margot Boyd

: The Sea in a Shell

A pattern left in the air by the voices of poets and the sound of the sea itself
Compiled by ANN meo from
BBC Sound Archive recordings Produced by MADEAU STEWART


Produced By: Madeau Stewart

: 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 3
Produced by JAMES DUCKETT (from Birmingham)


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 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 MARGARET POWELL
Produced bv CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Juno Alexander
Unknown: Jane Lehrer
Unknown: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views With MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: John Hosken

: Down Your Way North Walsham

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the North Walsham district of Norfolk


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre At Your Service

A black comedy for radio by GEOFFREY and ROSEMARY BELLMAN
With Bernard Cribbins
' I've never pretended that I was one of the top people in the business. I know I should be bringing home more than I do ... but I have my limitations. We all have.'


Unknown: Rosemary Bellman
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Produced By: Margaret Etall
Bernard Frisby: Bernard Cribbins
Brenda, his wife: Diana Bishop
Elaine, their daughter: Jo Manning Wilson
Kevin, their son: Daphne Rogers
Dr Lambert, the Bishop: Noel Iliff
Mrs Lambert: Margot Boyd
Stokes, his secretary: John Samson
Nancy, a maid: Sara Coward
Harry, the milkman: Ronald Forfar
Miss Hollis, a schoolteacher: Gillian Fairchild

: Now Read On

JOHN HALE on We Speak No Treason, a new historical novel about Richard III
ANTONIA FRASER on Robert, Earl of Essex, by Robert Lacey , the first biography for 30 years, including one of his sonnets read by ROBERT DONAT
A. S. BYATT recommends some books on Queen Elizabeth I, with readings by GLENDA JACK
SON JOHN DONAT on The Environmental Handbook: 1970s your last chance to act to make Britain worth living in ' Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON and DAN ZERDIN


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: John Hale
Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Robert Lacey
Read By: Robert Donat
Read By: A. S. Byatt
Unknown: Glenda Jack
Unknown: Son John Donat
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson
Produced By: Dan Zerdin

: Speaking for Myself....

Tonight: Ian McIntyre
(Repeated: Sunday, 6.45 pm)


Unknown: Ian McIntyre

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: John Tusa

: Jesus of Nazareth

A series of personal views 2:RABBI JOHN RAYNOR
Senior Minister of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John 's Wood, London


Unknown: St John

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by DAVID MARCH (11)


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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