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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 Mani
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 )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

An Act oj Worship
Response in Worship
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: It Takes All Sorts

Don Whillans , the Lancashire ex-plumber who for 20 years has been pioneering routes in Britain, the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas, and is now tackling the unclimbed South-west Face of Everest, talks to JACK singleton about his adventures on rock and ice.


Unknown: Don Whillans
Unknown: Jack Singleton

: For Schools

The Wild West: a story of pioneering in North America GEOFFREY MATTHEWS and DAVID BRIERLEY (narrators) PETER FOWLER and ROGER SAMWAYS (baritones) ANN ROSE (soprano)
An instrumental ensemble conducted by MICHAEL ROSE


Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Narrators: David Brierley
Narrators: Peter Fowler
Baritones: Roger Samways
Soprano: Ann Rose
Conducted By: Michael Rose

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; 0 God, thou art my God alone <BBC HB 468); Psalm go vv 1-12; St John 10, vv 22-39: Jesu. priceless treasure (-BBC HB 518)


Unknown: St John

: For Schools

Voix de France - 20
Compiled and introduced by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
(Sixth-form French)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
20: Noah and the Flood-complete. (This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 Quest. 10: Follow Me by JAMES DODDING
11.20 Writing by Listeners
A selection compiled by JOHN KERRY. (Listening and Writing)
11.40 Prospect
Topical programme
Produced by TOM BUTCHER
12.0 Announcements


Introduced By: Raymond Escoffey
Music By: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: John Kerry.
Produced By: Tom Butcher

: You and Yours

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Your Own Time
Innocent Abroad?: DAVID WILLEY offers a guideline to the not-so-experienced traveller in Italy The end of the sawdust trail: derek cooper probes the changing face of the public bar


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: David Willey
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Petticoat Line

In the chair ANONA WINN
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: A surprise for Ruth by HAZEL FLETCHER


Unknown: Hazel Fletcher

: For Schools

Let's Join In: The little jackal and the alligator (trad)
2.20 You and Survival - 10 Written by LEWIS JONES
Presented by PETER PACEY
2.40 Let's Write about It
Favourite poems selected from previous broadcasts and writing sent in by listening children. (Stories and Rhymes: 7-9)


Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: A Short Visit to Cockaigne

A comedy for radio by IAN RODGER with Maurice Denham
There is conflict in the City of London between its Business Life and the Ceremonial Junketings. Simon Knowles Chubb is made to feel this very deeply.
Music and special sound by DAVID CAIN
(BBC Radiophonic Workshop) played by DAVID MUNROW , JAMES TYLER and JAMES BLADES upon
Chinese Shawn, Cornemuse, Rauschpfeife, Racket Us, Viols, Cittern and sundry Percussion Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN
(Shortened version of the broadcast in 1970: Radio 3)


Author: Ian Rodger
Music Composed By: David Cain
Played By: David Munrow
Played By: James Tyler
Played By: James Blades
Produced By: John Tydeman
Simon Knowles Chubb: Maurice Denham
Mary Chubb: Joan Matheson
Lord Bognor: Austin Trevor
Foster: Frederick Treves
Sir Joshua Breastplate: Godfrey Kenton
Dorothy Harris: Dorit Welles
Vanoukian: Kerry Francis
Cutlet: Peter Tuddenham
Squeer: Sean Arnold
Mace: Clifford Norgate
Girl JO: Manning Wilson
Harbinger: Wilfrid Carter
The Commentator: John Snagge

: Any Answers?

: Story Time The Sand, the Wind and the Sierras

(Deep in Patagonia) by MOLLIE ROBERTSON arranged for radio in fivepartsbyHowardjones
Read by Hilda Schroder
At the age of 8. when the first World War was at its height, Mollie Robertson left England with her mother to join her father on a remote sheep station in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina. Her book recalls the hard, lonely, but happy 7 years she spent there. 1: The Beginnings at Talcahuala Produced by MARGARET ETALL


Unknown: Mollie Robertson
Read By: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: Mollie Robertson
Produced By: Margaret Etall

: 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

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

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


Unknown: John Hosken

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by ROBERT DOUGALL Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RT HON
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Lockheed Sports and Social Club. Leamington Spa
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any AnswersT should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Unknown: Ernest Marples
Unknown: Patrick Hutber
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: The Price of a Heritage

Presented by Robert Kee
When an old master may cost over 12 million, and many of our national museums and art galleries are short of money, how should thev be financed? The cases for and against the Governments proposal to impose an admission charge put by: DAVID PIPER, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge, formerly of the National Portrait Gallery
GEOFFREY AGNEW , Chairman, Thos Agnew and Sons Ltd, art dealers with additional contributions by MICHAEL kustow , formerly Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts and organiser of their exhibition of comics Aaargh!
JOHN LETTS , chairman, National Heritage
HUGH LEGGATT , art dealer and a museum guide
Produced by RICHARD KEEN
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Robert Kee
Unknown: Geoffrey Agnew
Unknown: Thos Agnew
Unknown: Michael Kustow
Unknown: John Letts
Unknown: Hugh Leggatt
Produced By: Richard Keen

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: David Holden

: As Others See Us

A programme in which a foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

Minstrel Boy by VIAN SMITH Read by PAUL ROGERS (5)


Read By: Paul Rogers

: Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker
(Shortened version of Monday'* broadcast)


Unknown: Ronnie Barker

: The Late News

Alt the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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