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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

Contributors

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: 5 The Living World

Talking Point
(Shortened version of Sunday s broadcast)

: Sisters of Charity

Recently TONY VAN DEN BERGH spent a day with a group of Sisters of Charity. They talked to him about their daily life among the poor and handicapped and about their vocation.
Produced by MICHELL RAPER

Contributors

Unknown: Tony van Den Bergh
Produced By: Michell Raper

: The Mystery of Holy Week

A series of personal reflections 3: LORD CHALFONT

: Daily Service

Wednesday in Holy Week
NEM p 99; When I survey the wondrous cross (BBC HB 971; Psalm 22; Luke 23. vv 26-38 (NEB): Beneath the cross of Jesus (BBC HB 301)

: Music Hour

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to music played by the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND
ORCHESTRA, conducted by KENNETH MONTGOMERY JOHN MARSON (harp)
SIDNEY HARRISON (piano)

Contributors

Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Conducted By: Kenneth Montgomery
Harp: John Marson
Piano: Sidney Harrison

: A Touch of Magic

by GEOFFREY MORGAN adapted as a serial reading in five parts by the author Read by RICHARD HURNDALL 3: Doubts
Ben told Joe not to worry about all his troubles. Joe took his advice. And to cheer him even more there was exciting news from Colonel Rawlins when he called with a saddle for Smokey. The personal problems were solved, the future set fair and Joe was happy again - until that telephone call from London.

Contributors

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 Rights and Responsibilities
Breakdown of Marriage: ARTHUR COATES discusses the way in which the new laws affect getting a divorce in a Magistrate's Court
Selling a House: advice from a Chartered Surveyor
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see cot 1

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Arthur Coates

: Parsley Sidings

starring Arthur Lowe as the station master and KENNETH CONNOR, LIZ FRASER, IAN LAVENDER
Written by JIM ELDRIDGE
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Written By: Jim Eldridge
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics introduced by William Hardcaslle

Contributors

Duced By: William Hardcaslle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Surprise for Teddy Bear by VIOLET STATHAM

Contributors

Unknown: Violet Statham

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA conductor JAIN SUTHERLAND PHILIP CHALLIS (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Jain Sutherland
Piano: Philip Challis

: Afternoon Theatre: Made in Heaven

A comedy of marriage by ANDREW SACHS with Prunella Scales and Timothy West
' Drudge. Mrs Drudge. That's me. Day in, day out. Nothing but drudging, drudgery, drudgeration. Till Drudge Us Do Part. Oh yes, there's him too. He's got some funny habits-and no understanding of the work I do here.... and then there's the children.'
Harriet Avon PRUNELLA SCALES P. R. Avon TIMOTHY WEST Furniture man PETER BALDWIN Freda SIAN DAVIES Sir Walter Plenty PETER PRATT Judge ROLF LEFEBVRE Vivian's voice SHEILA GRANT Other parts played by ALISTER CAMERON , JAMES MCMANUS ELIZABETH PROUD, JONATHAN SCOTT Produced by GLYN DEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Mrs Drudge.
Unknown: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: Freda Sian Davies
Unknown: Judge Rolf Lefebvre
Played By: Alister Cameron
Played By: James McManus
Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Produced By: Glyn Dearman

: Covent Garden ...

Not only a market, but a way of life
David Jacobs 's family have been connected with Covent Garden for many years. He invites you to accompany him on a tour of a historic and fascinating area, and talks to some of the people who, ike himself, have grown to love this quaint corner of London. Its narrow streets, all showing their connections with the Russell family, converge upon the market, where; at the turn of the century, David's grand-mother was the ' uncrowned banana queen.'
Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by JOHN KNIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: John Knight

: Story Time The Treasure Seekers

being the adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune by E. NESBIT (1858-1924)
Abridged in eight episodes and told by David Davis 1: Digging for Treasure
' This is the story of the different ways we looked for treasure, and I think, when you have heard it, you will see that we were not lazy about the looking' ― Oswald Bastable
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: E. Nesbit
Told By: David Davis
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: 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

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: Twenty Questions

ANONA WINN. JOY
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Produced by BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Gordon Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
Vicar: Arnold Peters
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord

: News Desk

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

Contributors

Unknown: John Hosken

: Down Your Way Chilwell

(Sun's broadcast: extended)

: Midweek Theatre The Last Bottle in the World

A play by BRUCE BEEBY based on the short story by STANLEY ELLIN
' I won'open the bottle myself, or sell anyone else the privilege of opening it. This way, it's a unique and magnificent treasure. Once its secret is out, it may simply be another bottle of wine gone bad.' with Francis de Wolff as Kassoulas Gerald Cross as Arnold Drummond
Elizabeth Proud as Sophia Rolf Lefebvre as Max de Marechal and BRUCE BEEBY as Richard
Produced by BETTY DAVIES
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Play By: Bruce Beeby
Story By: Stanley Ellin
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: Kassoulas Gerald Cross
Unknown: Arnold Drummond
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Sophia Rolf Lefebvre
Unknown: Max de Marechal
Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Produced By: Betty Davies

: Now Read On

with MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE talks about Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the subject of his new book Something Beautiful for GoU (Malcolm Muggeridge 's film about Mother Teresa can be seen on Friday at 10.45 on BBC1)
CHARLES ORBORNE looks at tWO theatrical ' lives ' - volume two of Michael Mever 's biography of Ibsen, and My Youth in Vienna by Arthur Schnitzler JOHN DONAT on Los Angeles, an architectural study of ' 'the world's first post-urban civilisation by Reyner Banham and other new books
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Talks: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Mother Teresa
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Mother Teresa
Unknown: Michael Mever
Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler
Unknown: John Donat
Unknown: Reyner Banham
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: Speaking for Myself ...

A professional broadcaster talks on a topic which has caught his attention,
Tonight: Christopher Serpell
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Serpell

: The World Tonight The News

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

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Towards the End of the Morning by MICHAEL FRAYN
Read by DENYS HAWTHORNE (3)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Frayn
Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: The Late News

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

: Closedown









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