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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 Mania 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 Mania
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 )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
Lake Tiberias by MICHAEL SHARPE Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Michael Sharpe
Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1


Unknown: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; Jesus, where'er thy people meet (BBC HB 263); Psalm 11: St John 19, vv 1-12; 0 for a closer walk with God (BBC HB 333)


Unknown: St John

: The Great Railway Myth

Railways are a means of communication not only from one place to another but also from one person to another
In this series of five programmes Gerard Fiennes considers some of the hazards involved. Today he looks at contacts between the driver and the signalman in: Whistle and I'll come to you


Unknown: Gerard Fiennes
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: For Schools

A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY 22: By the Sea
(This programme should be tape-recorded)


Music By: Albert Chatterley

: The Age of Swing

In a series of eight programmes David Gell examines the rise and decline of the Big Bands, recalling the personalities associated with them 2: The Band Leaders as Instrumentalists
Produced by JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: David Gell
Produced By: John Knight

: For Schools

Fears and Fancies
Introduced by GLYN HUGHES
11.40 Prospect
Man in an Industrial Society: The Profit Motive
12.0 Announcements


Introduced By: Glyn Hughes
Unknown: Geoffrey Morris

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
Free London?: NORMAN TOZER reports on entertaining places you can visit at not too great expense.
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Norman Tozer

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin

: 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: Sally and her DOD by ELIZABETH REPATH


Unknown: Elizabeth Repath

: For Schools

Let's Join In
The elves and the shoemakers

: The Composer Plays

DENIS MATTHEWS introduces music played by Prokofiev


Introduces: Denis Matthews

: For Schools

The Wizard of Oz by L. FRANK BAUM adapted by JOHN RICHMOND - 1 (Stories and Rhymes 7-9)


Unknown: L. Frank Baum
Adapted By: John Richmond

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: The Waitoreke

by ARTHUR SWINSON with John Collin
For many years zoologists had disputed the existence of a strange little animal called the waitoreke - until John Raynes arrived back from New Zealand with the body of an unidentified small mammal ...


Unknown: Arthur Swinson
Unknown: John Collin
Unknown: John Raynes
Public Relations Official: Alan Haines
John Raynes: John Collin
Carol Raynes: Mary Chester
Jones: Garard Green
Ann Chester: Valerie Kirkbright
Sir Humphrey Marriner: Ralph Truman
Dr Brandon Coombs: Howieson Culff
Richard Hathaway: Basiljones
Lord Redbourn: Patrick Barr
Dr Evans: Ian Lubbock
Professor Stingsby: John Boxer
TV Interviewer: William Fox
Nigel Southgate: Bruce Beeby
Verity: Frederick Treves
Trueman: Hector Ross
Dr Hirsch: Gordon Faith
Mrs Alice Bennett: Margaret Wolfit

: Any Answers?

: Story Time The Ra Expeditions

by THOR HEYERDAHL translated by PATRICIA CRAMPTON adapted for radio in ten parts by NAN MACDONALD
2: Constructinq a Papyrus Boat Produced bv BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)
(Cover story: pages 6-7)


Translated By: Patricia Crampton
Reader: John Justin

: 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


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Hugo Barnaby: Michael McClain
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Michele Gravencin: Lorna Phillippe

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by ANNE ALLEN , PAUL FOOT
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Memorial Hall, Holsworthy, Devon
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pm)


Unknown: Anne Allen
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis Crisis in East Africa

Introduced by Keith Kyle
The refusal of President Nyerere of Tanzania to accept General Amin's military coup in Uganda has forced the three members of the East African Community into a painful reappraisal of their present position.
For ten years their railways, airlines, harbours, customs and inland revenue have been linked, and political federation has always been a recurrent possibility. Today there are stringent currency restrictions between Kenya. Tanzania, and Uganda, and experienced observers in all three countries believe that the future of the Community is precariously poised.
Produced by ALAN BURGESS


Introduced By: Keith Kyle
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: John Tusa

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Read By: Michael Aldridge

: The Commuters' Tales

In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories. This week: The Tale of the Repertory Actor Written and told by Ray Cooney to DOUGLAS BLACKWELL and MARTIN FRIEND
Produced by DAVID HATCH


Told By: Ray Cooney
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Produced By: David Hatch

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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