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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 Manie 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 Manie
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


Presenter: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Living World

A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

History in Evidence. Tudor
Britain 5: Sir Francis Drake Written by ALISON plowden
9.45 The Pennine Way
A musical impression for radio by HAROLD MASSINGHAM and GERARD VICTORY
ORPINGTON JUNIOR SINGERS directed by SHEILA mossman and an instrumental ensemble conducted by GERARD VICTORY Produced by WILLIAM murphy (Music Workshop 2)


Unknown: Sir Francis Drake
Written By: Alison Plowden
Unknown: Harold Massingham
Narrators: Gerard Victory
Narrators: Geoffrey Matthews
Narrators: David Brierley
Directed By: Sheila Mossman
Conducted By: Gerard Victory
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 72; Lord, as to thy dear
Cross we flee (BBC HB U3); Canticle 4: St John 10, vv 1-10;
Rock of ages (BBC hb 296)


Unknown: St John

: For Schools

Horizons de France
10- Ce trimcstre en France A news quiz written by CATHERINE GRAHAM
(Fifth-year French)
10.45 Foreran Correspondent
Despatches from BBC correspondents around the world are followed by comment, discussion and interpretation by experts in London.
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYER 11,0Inquiry
Unit 4: Law and Order - Written by TONY GIBSON
(for the 15/16 age group)
11.20 Discovery. Bread - 3 by ARTHUR VIALLS
Presented by Richard BEBB
11.40 Contemporary History 11: Computers
Written and narrated by ALAN EREIRA


Written By: Catherine Graham
Introduced By: Graham Tayer
Written By: Tony Gibson
Unknown: Arthur Vialls
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Unknown: Alan Ereira

: 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
Tenancies of Business Premises' RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE comments on some legal problems that may arise.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 1


Unknown: Rupert Townshend-Rose

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gives a Shove
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

: National Gardens Scheme

Queen's Institute of DistrictNursing
ROBERT MORLEY on gardens open this summer
Illustrated booklets (England and Wales, 25p including postage) from 57 Lower Belerave
Street London, SW1, or Scotland's Gardens (20P including postage) from 26 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh 1


Unknown: Robert Morley

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Joey and the Kite by FRAN DAVIES


Unknown: Fran Davies

: For Schools

Movement, Mime and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Your Own Plays
Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Swans by JOYCE STRANGER . (Nature)


Music By: James Dodding
Produced By: Stuart Evans
Unknown: Joyce Stranger

: Afternoon Theatre When Did You Last See Your Father?

by ALISON PLOWDEN with Bernard Brown and Patricia Gallimore
It seemed like the simple case of a young girt's handbag stolen in the street. But when the same girl's flat is broken into and she is unexpectedly sacked from her job, Tim Stephens , a local journalist, is determined to find out more.


Unknown: Alison Plowden
Unknown: Bernard Brown
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Tim Stephens
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Mrs Johnson: Carol Marsh
Jane: Patricia Gallimore
Aunt Sue: Lala Lloyd
Police Sgt: Douglas Blackwell
Tim: Bernard Brown
CID Officer: John Rye
Mrs Harrison: -Kathleen Helme
Freddy jo: Manning Wilson

: A Man to Remember Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke

Statesman and Ambassador A dramatised portrait based on his journals by RUTH SPALDING and TRAFFORD WHITELOCK starring
Daniel Massey as Sir Bulstrode and Sheila Allen as Queen Christina and all the other ladies Lutenist ROBERT SPENCER
Narrated and produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
Originally presented at
The National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
(Daniel Massey is in ' Abelard and Heloise ' at Wyndham's Theatre, London)


Unknown: Ruth Spalding
Unknown: Trafford Whitelock
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Sheila Allen
Unknown: Robert Spencer
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock
Unknown: Daniel Massey

: Story Time

In Search of OctaviusA 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 4
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.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. 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, EILEEN FOWLER HEPHZIBAH MENUHIN , JEAN ROOK In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN messiter


Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Hephzibah Menuhin
Produced By: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Brigadier Winstanley: Anthony Godfrey
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Juliet Kirk: Margo Biddle
Deirdre Underwood: Eileen Barry

: News Desk

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


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Meryl O'Keeffe

: Down Your Way Grand Canary

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited this holiday island
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD the Blackwood district of Monmouthshire


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Midweek Theatre The Right Wavelength

(X'Attentat en Direct) by CLAUDE OLLIER translated by PETER MEYER with the BBC Drama Repertory Company The commercial radio station Alpha is enormously successful and its offices fill the many floors of a very high building. It is of course on the spot at a political assassination.
This play won a prize for France in the Italia competition in 1969. Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX


Unknown: Claude Ollier
Translated By: Peter Meyer
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Fuller N: Igel Lambert
Announcer: Leslie Heritage
Grimm: John Rye
Hobby: Trevir Martin
Telephone Operator: David Valla
Ford: Antony Higginson
S tritch: Edward Kelsey
Jobber: John Gabriel
Flaherty: Edward Kelsey

: Now Read On

CHRIS BONINGTON talks about his experience on Annapurna South Face
JOHN JULIUS NORWICH on Mediterranean, Ernie Bradford 's 1 portrait of a sea '
P. J. KAVANAGH on Fergus, Brian Moore 's latest novel
GERTRUDE MILLER on the names of British people and places and how the BBC pronounces them: her book- is published tomorrow
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Talks: Chris Bonington
Unknown: Ernie Bradford
Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Brian Moore
Unknown: Gertrude Miller
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson
Produced By: Dan Zerdin

: Speaking for Myself ...

A professional broadcaster talks on a topic which has caught his attention. Tonight: Ian Mclntyre
(Repeated: Sunday, 6.45 pm)


Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: David Holden

: Jesus of Nazareth

A series of personal views 3: DR JOHN LEWIS a Marxist, formerly Lecturer in Philosophy, Morley College, London

: A Book at Bedtime

Minstrel Boy by VIAN SMITH Read by PAUL ROGERS (3)


Read By: Paul Rogers

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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