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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 Douglas Cameron
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: Douglas Cameron

: 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

: The 78 Revival

The record business has come full circle, and early recordings - scratch, hiss and all - are eagerly sought by record collectors and re-issued on LPs in vast numbers by the record companies.
Why is it that people are prepared to spend money and time pursuing them?
Ken Sykora investigates
Extravagantly illustrated by phonographic performances
Produced by DENNIS LOWER
(Shortened version of the programme broadcast on 25 March)


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Produced By: Dennis Lower

: The Mystery of Holy Week

A series of personal reflections 2: DR JOHN RAE, Headmaster of Westminster School

: Daily Service

Tuesday in Holy Week
NEM p 64; What sorrow sore (BBC HB 96); Psalm 27, part 2; Mark 15, vv 1-15 (NEB); 0 sacred head (BBC HB 86)

: Music Hour

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily-remembered music played by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by TERENCE LOVETT with DENIS VIGAY (cello)


Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Cello: Denis Vigay

: A Touch of Magic

by GEOFFREY MORGAN adapted as a serial reading in five parts by the author
Read by RICHARD HURNDALL I 2: Troubles
Joe wasn'the only one looking for Ben that morning. The police were looking for him too. They didn'ask any questions, but Joe assumed they wanted to see Ben about the fight Uncle Bert's shipmate Larry had started. That was bad enough, but after the police had gone, it was another shock to learn from the Ministry chauffeur that the very existence of the valley was threatened by a reservoir.


Unknown: Geoffrey Morgan
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Home and Family
Fashion's Fount- Paris or Chelsea?: NANCY WISE talks to GINETTE SPANIER , Directrice of Balmain
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 WIA IAA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see col 1


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Ginette Spanier

: 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 Come back little Willie written and adapted by DICK SHARPLES
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE (Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Adapted By: Dick Sharples
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Willie Craig: Bryden Murdoch
Maggie Craig: Gudrun Ure
Mrs Drummond: Margot Boyd
Ella Mackie: Ellen McIntosh
Minister and Mungo: James Thomason
Mr Morris and Policeman: Sean Barrett
Jamie Macdougal: Hector Ross

: 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: What Cheeko did by E. M. LANGFORD


Unknown: E. M. Langford

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Piano: Philip Challis

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 3: The Hard Way
Lewis Eliot. .. GEOFFREY MATTHEWS Sheila Knight. .... ELIZABETH PROUD Mrs Knight ............ MARGOT BOYD The Rev Mr Knight
Herbert Getliffe. ...EDWARD KELSEY Percy Hall. ....ANTONY HIGGINSON Mr March............JOHN GABRIEL Katherine March......EVA HADDON Charles March.....GABRIEL WOOLF Ann Simon. ....PATRICIA LEVENTON


Unknown: Lewis Eliot.
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Sheila Knight.
Unknown: Mrs Knight
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Mr Knight
Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: Herbert Getliffe.
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Percy Hall.
Unknown: Antony Higginson
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Ann Simon.
Unknown: Patricia Leventon

: The Wrong Side of the Law

A thriller serial in seven parts by DAVID ELLIS with Freddy Jaeger and Peter Pratt Part 1
' You will be dismissed from the Police Force and branded as a man who cannot be trusted... You will go to prison for six months.' Produced by ROGER PINE


Unknown: David Ellis
Unknown: Freddy Jaeger
Produced By: Roger Pine

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

'For us there is held out no promise of crystal seas beside which we may sit, harping continuously. What an odd conception of heaven that is. Though sometimes able to make much distressing sound upon a barrel organ-what would our average man in the street do with a harp? ' Produced by JOHN CARDY


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

: The Clitheroe Kid

Jimmy Clitheroe in All I Want is a Room Somewhere Written by JAMES CASEY and FRANK ROSCOE
Produced by JAMES CASEY


Written By: James Casey
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: John Hosken

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to Ginelte Spanier , Directrice of the Paris fashion house of Balmain, the only Englishwoman ever to hold such a position. Ask her not only about the world of high fashion and the women she dresses, but also about her adventures as a fugitive in France during the German occupation, and as Chief of civilian personnel of the American Forces Signal Headquarters
To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed] (12 lines) will take them from 6.30 pm onward, as well as while the programme is on the air.


Unknown: Ginelte Spanier
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: Far Away, Far Away, Over the Sea

A programme based on the unpublished letters of Helen Bannerman, author of Little Black Sambo and other children's books, and her husband Major-General W. B. Bannerman of the Indian Medical Service. They were sent from India to their children at school in Edinburgh and cover the years 1902-1915. The programme includes the comments and recollections of three of these children: MRS JANET KIBBLE; DR DAY BANNERMAN ; and MR R. B. W. BANNERMAN
Readings of the letters by LENNOX MILNE, BRYDEN MURDOCH
Music based on a song written by HELEN BANNERMAN sung by PATRICIA CLARKE accompanied by ALEXANDER KELLY
Compiled and produced by ELIZABETH SMITH
(From India with love.... page 9)


Unknown: Helen Bannerman.
Unknown: General W. B. Banner
Unknown: Mrs Janet Kib
Unknown: Dr Day Bannerman
Unknown: Mr R. B. W. Bannerman
Unknown: Lennox Milne
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: Francis Watson
Written By: Helen Bannerman
Sung By: Patricia Clarke
Accompanied By: Alexander Kelly
Produced By: Elizabeth Smith

: Alan Bullock on Europe Since Hitler

1: Insecurity and Fear
The first of two lectures In which Dr Bullock, modern historian, biographer of Hitler and Bevin, looks back on European politics of the last quarter of a century.
A broadcast version of last year's Stevenson Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Royal Institute of International Affairs
Produced by LEONIE COHN


Produced By: Leonie Cohn

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime: Towards the End of the Morning: 2

by Michael Frayn
Read by Deny Hawthorne


Author: Michael Frayn
Reader: Denys Hawthorne

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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