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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
S.45 Prayer for the Day
S.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 DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
The Lord's Prayer by MARGARET E .ROSE
2: Hallowed be thy name
(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 68; Sing to the Lord * joyful song (BBC HB 19); Canticle 6 part 2: St John 18, vv 1-11; May the grace of Christ our Saviour (BBC HB 375)


Unknown: St John

: Maggie Teyte

MARTIN COOPER recalls one of Britain's greatest sopranos, who recently celebrated her 83rd birthday,


Unknown: Martin Cooper

: For Schools

Movement and Music I by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.20 Songs of Industry
Presented by GARY TAYLOR
Produced by ALBERT CHATTERLEY (Music Club)
11 40 Luther by JOHN OSBORNE
BARRY FOSTER as Luther in the second and final part of this radio adaptation
Adapted and produced by DAVID LYTTLE
(Sixth Form series: Religion in its Contemporary Context)


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

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family
Do I have to wash up. Mummy?
Should children help in the house? Should they be paid for what they do? PAUL VAUGHAN questions parents and children. 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 W1A 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see col 1


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

From the television series based on the characters created by A J. CRONIN with Hear No Evil: written and adapted by DICK SHARPLES
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Produced by PETER TITERADGE † (Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: J. Cronin
Adapted By: Dick Sharples
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titeradge
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Andrew Richie: Duncan McIntyre
Alison Canning: Vanda Godsell
Ian Marriot: Simon Lack
Agnes Marriot: Kathleen Helme
Mr McKay: Wilfrid Carter

: 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: A Birthday in Bed by JANE MARLOW


Unknown: Jane Marlow

: For Schools

Karl Benz makes his first Motor Car (1885). Written by KATHLEEN HOUNSELL -ROBERTS (World History)
2.20 The Beggar's Opera with GORDON REYNOLDS and boys of St Michael's College, Tenbury Produced by JENYTH WORSLEY (Music Session)


Unknown: Karl Benz
Written By: Kathleen Hounsell
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life. ThePrisonChaplain
The Rev Basil Williams , a former Chaplain in the Prison Service, talks to DENNIS MCCARTHY about his experiences, which included looking after condemned men.
Produced by JAMES GALLAGHER (from Birmingham)
(Repeated: Friday, 9.25 am)


Unknown: Basil Williams
Unknown: Dennis McCarthy
Produced By: James Gallagher

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 7: Seventieth Birthday
May 1936. Mr March's birthday is clouded by a looming scandal and family revolt.
Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Producer: Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot: Geoffrey Matthews
Roy Calvert: Michael Spice
Sir Oulstone Lyall: Howieson Culff
Rosalind Sykes: Jane Knowles
Mr March: John Gabriel
Charles March: Gabriel Woolf
Ann March: Patricia Leventon
Herbert Getliffe: Edward Kelsey
Ronald Porson: David March
Katherine Getliffe: Eva Haddon
Humphrey Seymour: Antony Higginson

: The Wrong Side of the Law

Part 5

: Gardeners' Question Time in Northumberland

Members of the Stocksfield Plants and Gardens Society put their questions to
Produced by KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Arthur Billitt
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time They Came to Britain

A series of six programmes by JULIA SMALL
4: The Devil of the Rhine Prince Rupert
I I know my cause to be so just that I need not fear; for what I do is agreeable both to the laws of God and man, in defence of true religion, a King's prerogative, an Uncle's right, a Kingdom's safety....' Readers DENYS HAWTHORNE HENRY STAMPER
Produced by JOHN SCOTNEY †


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 Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Presented By: Steve Race

: The Clitheroe Kid

Jimmy Ciitheroe in Jobs for the Ladies with PETER SINCLAIR , PATRICIA BURKE DANNY ROSS , DIANA DAY
Produced by JAMES CASEY


Unknown: Jimmy Ciitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Brian Trueman
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
Sir Alexander Glen Chairman of the British Tourist Authority
How well are we prepared for the seasonal flood of tourists to this country? What could we do to attract more of them-and do we want to? What do the tourists themselves think?
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: Sir Alexander Glen
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: Better to be Fair ' The Guardian'

Malcolm Muggeridge looks it the newspaper as it reaches its 150th birthday.
C. P. Scott , the now legendary editor of The Manchester Guardian, inspired the paper for 60 of those years. Today's staff still quote him: ' It is well to be frank, it is even better to be fair.' Scott's grandsons brought the paper to London seven years ago to fight for a place among the national 'quality ' press. SIR NEVILLE CARDUS
MICHAEL FRAYN , and the present editor ALASTAIR HETHERINGTON. Journalist of the Year, are among the household names who take part in the programme.
Research assisted by DAVID AYERST. author of Guardian:
Biography of a Newspaper Produced by HELEN FRY
(Speeches from the celebration dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel: BBC1 tomorrow 11.0 pm)


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: P. Scott
Unknown: Sir Neville Cardus
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: C. A. Lejeune
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Editor: Alastair Hetherington.
Assisted By: David Ayerst.
Produced By: Helen Fry

: Dear Theodore

or The Treasurer of Mauritius A memoir for radio of the wit, novelist and eccentric
Theodore Hook (1788-1841) Written and compiled by FELIX FELTON and SUSAN ASHMAM with Felix Felton as Theodore John Rye as Narrator and JO MANNING WILSON
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Susan Ashmam
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Theodore John Rye
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Martin Friend
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: The World Tonight The News

John Tusa reporting, witn voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: 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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