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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


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Living World

Animals and the Law
Seal protection and swan-upping, rabies and road accidents.... throughout the centuries, our legal system has been concerned with the care and control of animals, and never more so than today. Introduced by BRUCE PARKER Produced by DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Bruce Parker
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

History in Evidence Stuart Britain (i)
9.45 Music Workshop 2
Another Shore: a musical consideration of our nearest neighbours. Written by JOHN PARRY and MICHAEL JESSETT


Written By: Hiigh Woodhouse
Produced By: Dickon Reed
Written By: John Parry
Written By: Michael Jessett
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 50: Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166): Canticle 1, vv 1-15: St John 16. vv 12-22; Teach me, 0 Lord (BBC HB 473)

: Nen series The Face of England

Eight programmes selected from a regular series broadcast to listeners overseas to the BBC's World Service 1: Canterbury
Introduced by FRANK HENNIG Produced by ROY HAYWARD (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Frank Hennig
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: For Schools

Foreign Correspondent
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR
11.0 Inquiry
Unit 5: Voice of Youth (i) by JACK SINGLETON
(for the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery. Prime Movers 1: It starts from the sun by ARTHUR VIALLS
Presented byRICHARD BEBB
11.40 Contemporary History 1: Hitler and the Jews
Written and narrated by PHILIP HOLLAND


Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Arthur Vialls
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Unknown: Philip Holland

: 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 Hire Purchase Law:
RUPERT TOW'N SHEND-ROSE describes the safeguards which exist for the buyer.
Other topical items too, and a selection from vour letters in What s On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Just Perfick

Written by HARRY IBBETSON and based on the characters in the Larkin family saga by H. E BATES with Bernard Miles and Betty Marsden 3: Measles
While digging trenches for the foundations of Charley and Mariette's new bungalow, Pop Larkin unearths some old Saxon relics....
(Repeated: Saturday. 8.0 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Written By: Harry Ibbetson
Unknown: H. E Bates
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Pop Larkin
Produced By: Alasta1r Scott Johnston
Ma: Betty Marsden
Pop: Bernard Miles
Pinky Jerobohm: Margaret Wolfit
Professor Saltash: John Forrest
Charley: Michael Harbour
Mr Maltravers: Alexander John
Primrose: Alexa Romanes

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The British Red Cross Society

At the beginning of its second century D. E. BARSON , Secretary of the British Red Cross Society, talks about its role


Unknown: D. E. Barson

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Maraarel-Ellen series: Keeping Baby amused by KATHLEEN RAMSAY


Unknown: Kathleen Ramsay

: For Schools

Movement, Mime, and Music 1 by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Know Where I Stand
PETER PORTER introduces the first of four programmes of poems.
Produced by STUART EVANS (Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Butterflies by MARGAHET SHEFFIELD
(Nature: Radiovision)


Music By: James Dodding
Introduces: Peter Porter
Produced By: Stuart Evans
Unknown: Margahet Sheffield

: Afternoon Theatre Letter of the Law

A play for radio by R. D. WINGFIELD
' I'm sorry, Superintendent. Nobody can say I'm a fussy man, but I'm not having him
I just don'want to be involved with his sort of trash. They should have kicked him out of the force.'


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
pc Kendrick: John Samson
Det-Sgt Shaw: Clifford Norgate
Det-Insp Nash: Malcolm Hayes
Det-Supt Wiltshire: Victor Lucas
Det-Insp Johnson: Douglas Blackwell
Joan Shaw: Dorit Welles
Sammy Merton: Sean Arnold
Police-dog Handler: Roger Gale
Produced by DAVID: H Godfrey

: The Countryside in

A monthly programme reflecting life in he country with a ral history ribution by ERIC SIMMS reduced by DON GLOVER roduced by UR PHILLIPS


Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Don Glover
Duced By: Ur Phillips

: Story Time The Treasure Seekers

Being the adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune: by E. NESBIT
Abridged in eight episodes and told by DAVID DAVIS 4: Lord Tottenham
' We don'know him to speak to, but he goes over the Heath every day at three. He strides along like a giant-with a black cloak like Lord Tennyson's flying behind him. and he talks to himself like one o'clock.'
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD


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 Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Roger Cook

: Twenty Questions

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


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

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: John Hosken

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party

: Down Your Way Washington

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Washington in County Durham


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Midweek Theatre Noontide

by RICHARD AUSTIN with Birthdays are days when dreams should come true. When an old gentleman might entertain a charming young girl, and so awaken memories of his youth.
Produced by DAVID GEARY
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Richard Austin
Produced By: David Geary
Mr Everard: Noel Iliff
Carol: Helen Fraser
Stevens: Robin Browne

: Royal Academy of Arts Annual Dinner

Her Majesty's Ministers proposed by The President
Sir Thomas Monnlngton Reply by Rt Hon Edward Heath , mp The Prime Minister The Guests proposed by The President Reply by Lord Annan Provost of University College, London who also proposes
The Royal Academy of Arts Reply by The President Scene described by AUDREY RUSSELL from the Royal Academy of Arts, London


Unknown: Sir Thomas Monnlngton
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Lord Annan Provost
Unknown: Audrey Russell

: Weather

: 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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