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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
7.5-8.0 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

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News Staff

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
10: Jonas, the Wine Merchant by JOHNNY MORRIS
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES OODDING


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Music By: James Oodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 68; Let us, with a gladsome mind (BBC HB 461); Psalm 148: St John 9, vv 25-41; 0 thou who earnest from above (BBC HB 362)

: For Schools

Marsh! 20: Summer Holidays Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Dos Jahr in Deutschland Written bv STEPHEN KANOCZ (Intermedate German)
11.0 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
11.20 Club programme presented by GARY TAYLOR (Music Club)
11.40 Come out wherever you are Listeners in Sixth Forms express their views about the programmes this term and question the contributors. Chairman LESLIE SMITH
(Sixth Form Series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


Written By: Vaughan James
Unknown: Stephen Kanocz
Music By: Penny Whittam
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Unknown: Leslie Smith

: You and Yours

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Your Home and Family
An overweight child; JOAN YORKE investigates a condition which can become a family problem.
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


Unknown: Ken Sykora

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

From the television series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN
Cup, Hand or Cards? written and adapted by HARRY GREEN
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Harry Green
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Miss Sutherland: Beatrix Lehmann
Mrs Crawford: Margot Boyd
Mrs Fraser: Kathleen Helme
Constable Ross: Malcolm Hayes
Rab Gregory: Alaric Cotter
Biddy: Margaret Boyd

: 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: Spring cleaning by HELEN WAREING


Unknown: Helen Wareing

: For Schools

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Written by Leslie Reade (World History)
2.20 "Cavemen Make Music" by Bill Oddie and David Lord With Monty Modlyn and the Finchley Children's Music Group (Music Session)
2.40 Indonesia by Roger Owen. (Geography)


Writer (Abraham Lincoln): Leslie Reade
Music ("Cavemen Make Music"): David Lord
Libretto ("Cavemen Make Music"): Bill Oddie
Presenter ("Cavemen Make Music"): Monty Modlyn
Producer ("Cavemen Make Music"): Jenyth Worsley
Speaker ("Indonesia"): Roger Owen
Producer ("Indonesia"): Alex Hunter

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 1: Early Beginnings
Young Lewis Eliot leaves school and becomes a junior clerk in a Midlands Education Office-and for the first time faces the challenge of opportunity and decision.
Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Producer: Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot: Geoffrey Matthews
Aunt Milly: Pauline Letts
Mrs EliOt: Marjorie Westbury
a boyLewis,: Jo Manning Wilson
Mr EliOt: Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Lewin: Pat Coombs
Mr Peck: Trevor Martin
Dr Francis: Ronald Forfar
Jack Cotery: John Rye
George Passant: Clifford Norgate
Marion Gladwell: Sonia Fraser
Mr Eden: Gerald Cross

: The Wolf Far Hence

5: The Truth

: Gardeners' Question Time in Dorset

Members of the Hampreston Parish Horticultural Association put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL Question-master
Produced by KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

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

'The silk hat is surely the most ingenious of headgears. But apart from the exercise achieved by running after it, as I saw no less than two persons doing in the high wind of Leadenhall Street, I can find for it no merit.'
Produced by JOHN CARDY
(Fourth of five instalments) 3


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 Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gives a Shove starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain
John Barron as the Dean DAVID JASON as the Butler RICHARD GRIFFITHS as the Workman and this week's guest
Richard Caldicot as Dobson 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: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: Dean David Jason
Unknown: Butler Richard Griffiths
Produced By: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views With MERYL O KEEFFE


Unknown: John Hosken

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
On the eve of the opening of the flat racing season, ring George Scott to put your question in person to
Lord Wigg, Chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board To promote a maximum flow o] questions, [number removed](12 lines) will take them from 6.30 pm onward, as well as while the programme is on the air.


Unknown: George Scott
Produced By: Walter Wallice

: So Sane, So Successful... Charles-Francois Gounod 1818-1893

A radio portrait by Joanna Richardson
with David Davis as the Narrator and Denis Goacher as Gounod
Piano played by David Davis


Writer: Joanna Richardson
Pianist: David Davis
Producer: Graham Gauld
The Narrator: David Davis
Gounod: Denis Goacher
Berlioz: Stephen Jack
Critic: Keith Banks
Mendelssohn: John Levitt
Mrs Moulton: Betty Baskcomb
Treherne: Fraser Kerr
May Byron: Olive Gregg

: Sexual Politics

Groups who rule by birth-right are fast disappearing, but there remains one ancient and universal scheme for the domination of one birthgroup by another - the scheme that prevails in the area of sex ... That's the view of the American writer Kate Millet , who's in London for the publication of her best-selling Sexual Politics.
With her to discuss the book are KARL MILLER , JILL TWEEDIE and JONATHAN MILLER


Unknown: Kate Millet
Unknown: Karl Miller
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Produced By: Frances Donnelly

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

David Holden reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: David Holden

: A Book at Bedtime

Minstrel Boy by VIAN SMITH Read by PAUL ROGERS (2)


Read By: Paul Rogers

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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