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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 Manio
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 JEREMY ROBINSON ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's papers


Introduced By: Jeremy Robinson

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 This way and that way presented by GORDON REYNOLDS with MARI GRIFFITH
Produced by ALBERT CHATTERLEY (Music Box Treasury No 3)


Presented By: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: The Lincolnshire Poacher

Crack-shot Kenzie ,' a poacher since the age of 10, talks of the fascination of poaching, and methods of outwitting gamekeepers and police.
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Crack-Shot Kenzie

: For Schools

Movement and Music (i)

: Daily Service

NEM p 54; Give to our God immortal praise (BBC hb 6); Psalm 25. vv 1-10: St John 16. vv 22-33; Happy are they, they that love God (BBC hb 274)

: For Schools

Christian Focus: Acting It Out Introduced by GEOFFREY CURTIS
10.50 Challenge
Excerpts from BBC Archives presented by RALPH ROLLS
(Material for Assembly)
11.0 Time and Tune
Farms: with JOHN CAMBURN Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 In the Village by MARGERY MORRIS
The life of a Hindu family in the South of India. (Man)
11.40 New York
HARVEY MATL 'sow describes some of the problems of his native city in the series ' Living in Cities.' Produced and edited by ALEX HUNTER. (Geography)


Introduced By: Geoffrey Curtis
Presented By: Ralph Rolls
Unknown: John Camburn
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Harvey Matl
Edited By: Alex Hunter.

: You and Yours

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Getting On a Good Footing: as summer approaches and sandals come into their own, a chiropodist gives a few pointers to elegant, healthy, feet.
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 2


Unknown: Ken Sykora

: Many a Slip

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: Pin for a Peepshow by MRS R. E. GODSLAND


Unknown: Mrs R. E. Godsland

: For Schools

Living language happens
MICHAEL ROSEN presents his own poems
2.20 Poetry Corner Simple Simon


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Life in a Tank

MAJOR-GENERAL H. L. BIRKS describes some of the excitement, but also some of the problems, of fighting in a tank during the First World War.
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: General H. L. Birks

: For Schools

The Diuiding Cell by PROFESSOR W. S. BULLOUGH
(Reproduction and Growth)


Unknown: Professor W. S. Bullough

: Afternoon Theatre Noontide



Unknown: Richard Austin

: Now Read On

with MAGNUS MAGNUSSON who talks to
RT HON HAROLD MACMILLAN about the latest volume of his political memoirs Riding the Storm (1956-1959) also
THOR HEYERDAHL, who sailed the Pacific in Kon-Tiki, discusses his recent Atlantic voyages-the subject of his new book The Ra Expeditions and other new books
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCKt


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Produced By: Alan Haydockt

: Story Time The Four Feathers

by A. E. W. MASON : abridged in seven parts by NEVILLE TELLER Ethne Eustace has added a fourth white feather to the three sent to Harry Feversham by his brother officers and has broken off her engagement to him.
2: Harry Feversham 's Plan Reader DAVID MAHLOWE
Produced by HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Unknown: A. E. W. Mason
Unknown: Neville Teller
Unknown: Ethne Eustace
Unknown: Harry Feversham
Unknown: Harry Feversham
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: 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

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

From the television series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN
This week: Belle


Unknown: A. J. Cronin

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: John Hosken

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)

: Constable of France

Charles de Gaulle 1890-1970
A portrait of the General seen through British eyes
It is two years since General de Gaulle resigned from the French Presidency. Britain's influence on his destiny was profound - as was his influence on Britain's.
Brian Connell examines the impressions and reactions of some of those in this country who knew him, worked with him and studied him.
Among the contributors are: LORD AVON, LORD GLADWYN SIR EDWARD SPEARS and de Gaulle biographers AIDAN CRAWLEY and EDWARD ASHCROFT


Unknown: Brian Connell
Unknown: Aidan Crawley
Unknown: Edward Ashcroft
Produced By: Walter Wallicht

: Soul Sister

Grace Halsell , a freelance journalist who became a Presidential aide at the White House, decided in 1966 to take drugs which would turn her skin black for a year. She lived as a black woman in Harlem and then in Mississippi, and later wrote of what it's like to be a Negro in white American society today.
From Washington she talks to LESLIE SMITH about the year when she became a soul sister.'
Produced by HELEN FRY


Unknown: Grace Halsell
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Helen Fry

: New Worlds

Cabinet ministers and eminent scientists, housewives and schoolboys - why do they all listen to New Worlds? After all, it's only a programme of discovery and invention. Presenter PAUL VAUGHAN
Produced by LAURIE JOHN
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Laurie John

: 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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