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: News Summary

6.27 Faiming 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

: 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 col 5
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
The Lord's Prayer by MARGARET E. ROSE 1: Our Father
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING


Unknown: Margaret E. Rose
Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 47; Love of the Father (BBC HB 522); Psalm 48; St John 16, vv 1-11; Lord of our life (BBC HB 179)

: Beniamino Gigli

DESMOND SHAWE-TAYLOR recalls one of the great tenors of the century


Unknown: Desmond Shawe-Taylor

: For Schools

Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.20 Indian Music.- presented by GARY TAYLOR. (Music Club)
11.40 Luther by JOHN OSBORNE
BARRY FOSTER as Luther in the first part of a radio adaptation. Adapted and produced by DAVID LYTTLE
(Sixth Form Series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


Presented By: Gary Taylor.
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Barry Foster
Produced By: David Lyttle

: 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
Still a Man's World in 1971?: JEANINE MCMULLEN looks at the kind of job opportunities open to women.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

From the television series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN
This week: Belle written by ROSEMARY HILL and DONALD BULL , and adapted by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Produced by PETER TITRERADGE (Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Written By: Rosemary Hill
Written By: Donald Bull
Adapted By: Donald Bull
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titreradge
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Belle: Honora Burke
LudO: Alan Barry
Sgt Gilbey: Duncan McIntyre
Margaret Wilson: Sheila Donald
Mr Wilson: John Gabriel
Mr Yeldham: Duncan McIntyre
Betsy Y eldham: Margaret Wolfit
Roddy Yeldham: Sheila Donald
Masie Yeldham: Deborah Dallas
Nellie: Deborah Dallas
Aggie: Hilda Kriseman

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Teddy Bear gets too big for his jacket by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: For Schools

James Watt and the Steam Engine
Written by MILES TOMALIN (World History)
2.20 Music Session The Beggar's Opera with GORDON REYNOLDS and boys of St Michael's College, Tenbury Produced by JENYTH WORSLEY


Unknown: James Watt
Written By: Miles Tomalin
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: It Takes All Sorts

Dressmaker to Queen Victoria's Court: 96-year-old
Mrs Eleanor Appleby remembers London at the turn of the century and talks to JEANINE MCMULLEN about her life as a court dressmaker.
Produced by SUSAN ERLBECK (Repeated: Friday, 9.25 am)


Unknown: Mrs Eleanor Appleby
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Produced By: Susan Erlbeck

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 6: A Nature marked out by Fate Summer 1933: Lewis Eliot and Roy Calvert are drawn closer together in their Aloneness.
Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Unknown: Roy Calvert
Producer: Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot: Geoffrey Matthews
Sheila Eliot: Elizabeth Proud
Roy Calvert: Michael Spice
Vernon Royce, the Master: Carleton Hobbs
Lady Muriel Royce: Janet Burnell
Joan Royce: Patricia Gallimore
Mrs Seymour: Eva Stuart
Earl of Boscastle: Frank Henderson
Countess of Boscastle: Grizelda Hervey
Rosalind Wykes: Jane Knowles
Ralph Udal: Nigel Lambert
Anstruther-Barrett: Patrick Tull
Chrystal: Godfrey Kenton
Winslow: Hector Ross
Colonel Foulkes: Douglas Blackwell
Sir Oulstone Lyall: Howieson Culff

: The Wrong Side of the Law

Part 4

: Gardeners' Question Time in Derbyshire

Members of the Alfreton Group of Townswomen's Guilds put their questions to:
Produced by KENNETH FORD


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

: Story Time They Came to Britain

A series of six programmes by JULIA SMALL
3: The Persistent Exile Napoleon III
' I will never forget the constant kindness of the Emperor when I had the pleasure of seeing him. Your Majesty has the whole country's sympathy, for the dear Emperor was much loved here.'
(from Northern Ireland)


Unknown: Napoleon Iii
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Henry Stamper
Produced By: John Scotney

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Presented by Nicholas Woolley and Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Presented By: Roger Cook

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Gordon Armstrong: Gordon Gardner

: 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
Rt Hon Robert Carr , mp Secretary of State for Employment
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: Robert Carr
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: Impresario Sergei Diaghilev

'No ordinary measure of human relations could be applied to so exceptional a man. He was a Dionysian heathen. He loved all earthly things-earthly love, earthly passion, earthly beauty ... '
An impression, in two parts, of Sergei Diaghilev and the great days of the Russian Ballet 2: The Passionate Pagan Narrator David Mahlowe
Sergei Diaghilev Antony Boden Other parts played by JOHN BLAIN , WILFRED HARRISON RONALD HARVI , ALAN MOORE


Unknown: Sergei Diaghilev
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Played By: John Blain
Played By: Wilfred Harrison
Played By: Ronald Harvi
Played By: Alan Moore
Written By: Michael Kennedy
Produced By: Stanley Williamson

: What Shall We Tell Our Children About Drugs?

If your 12-year-old son asks you about ' pot ' what should you say? If your teenage daughter is determined to go to a party where you fear she might be offered drugs, what advice can you give? What do you reply when your child says ' But you drink, that's an addiction too! ' Should parents talk about drugs or is this better left to the schools? These are among the problems discussed by: DR GEORGE BIRDWOOD , author of The Willing Victim, a parents' guide to drug abuse
ESMÉ RAINBIRD. a teacher and school counsellor at a comprehensive school
DEREK COX, a youth worker with special experience of the problems of addiction Chairman JUNE ROSE
Produced by THENA HESHEL
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Dr George Birdwood
Unknown: June Rose
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Read By: Michael Aldridge

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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