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: News Summary

6.87 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 DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
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 3: Thy Kingdom come
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING


Unknown: Margaret E. Rose

: Daily Service

NEM p 90; As pants the hart (BBC HB 451): Psalm 23; St John 19, vv 31-42; 0 dear and heavenly city (BBC HB 251)


Unknown: St John

: George Baker

PETER PRATT recalls the long career of the English baritone who recently celebrated his 86th birthday


Unknown: Peter Pratt

: For Schools

Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thursday. 9.55 am).
11.20 Military Bandsman Presented by GARY TAYLOR (Music Club)
11.40 Born to Trouble
Excerpts from the recorded testimony of a criminal psychopath. This edition is introduced by RALPH ROLLS .
(Sixth Form series: Religion in its Contemporary Context) (Born to Trouble is available on a 12in LP from BBC Records REA 19M price £2.19)


Presented By: Gary Taylor
Duced By: Ralph Rolls

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Your Home and Family
All Thumbs: can you mend a fuse ... wire a plug ... change a tap washer? NANCY wise talks to an expert on behalf of those who'd like guidance and advice on how to do all these - and more.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in 1 What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see cot 5


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron
The Barrier: written and adapted by PAT DUNLOP
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE (Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Annie Hetherington: Mary Drew Robinson
Neil Hetherington: Michael Deacon
Mrs Gale: Hilda Kriseman
Mrs Rae; Sister: Margot Boyd
Mr Geddes: James Thomason

: 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: Three Little Hens by ELIZABETH HAY


Unknown: Elizabeth Hay

: For Schools

Louis Pasteur (1822-95) inoculates against rabies Written by EMILE HARVEN
Translated and produced by DUNCAN TAYLOR. (World History)
2.20 The Beggar's Opera with CORDON REYNOLDS and boys of St Michael's College, Tenbury Produced by JENYTH WORSLEY (Music Session)


Unknown: Louis Pasteur
Written By: Emile Harven
Produced By: Duncan Taylor.
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: It Takes All Sorts

The Translator
William Barclay , CBE, Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow and author of books on religious topics including a translation of the New Testament, talks to MARY MARQUIS. (Repeated: Friday, 9.25 am)


Unknown: William Barclay
Unknown: Mary Marquis.

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 8: Alone (August 1936)
Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Producer: Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot: Geoffrey Matthews
Sir Philip March: Denis McCarthy
Mr March: John Gabriel
Ann March: Patricia Leventon
Margaret March: Pat Coombs
Charles March: Gabriel Woolf
Francis Getliffe: Simon Lack
Katherine Getliffe: Eva Haddon
Williams: Richard Griffiths

: The Wrong Side of the Law

Part 6

: Story Time They Came to Britain

A series of six programmes by JULIA SMALL
5: The Portland Place Prisoner Sun Yat-Sen
Produced by JOHN SCOTNEY


Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Henry Stamper
Produced By: John Scotney

: PM

Trio 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

Tennis Just Isn'Cricket

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party

: It's Your Line [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to Dr Ralf Dahrendorf
Member of the European Economic Commission in charge of External Relations and Foreign Trade, and one of the Common Market's nine top Eurocrats, who is flying over from Brussels specially to answer your questions.
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: Dr Ralf Dahrendorf
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: Ernest Bevin

A radio portrait by CHRISTOPHER MAYHEW. MP
Based on the recollections of men and women who knew him - as van driver, trade union leader, Minister of Labour and Foreign Secretary-the programme marks the 20th anniversary year of Bevin's death.
(A revised and edited version of the classic radio biography, produced by BILL coysh and KENNETH HUDSON , first broadcast in April 1957) followed by a studio discussion between IAN MIKARDO, MP
Chairman of the Labour Party LORD GLADWYN and CHRISTOPHER MAYHEW , MP Executive producer BERNARD TATE
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Unknown: Christopher Mayhew.
Produced By: Bill Coysh
Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Christopher Mayhew
Producer: Bernard Tate

: Comock the Eskimo

by Robert Flaherty
Before winning international acclaim as a film-maker (Nanook of the North, Moana, Man of Aran, Louisiana Story), ROBERT FLAHERTY made several expeditions as an explorer among the Eskimos in the Far
Here were a people with less resources than any people on earth and yet they were the happiest people I have ever seen.
This is a shortened version of a true story he broadcast in 1950, the year before he died


Unknown: Robert Flaherty

: 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

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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