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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 EAnglia, 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 - 5

: My Kind of Country

PHIL DRABBLE presents a personal view of Staffordshire


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: For Schools

Movement and Music (0 far the 5-6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM

: Daily Service

NEM p 33: All praise to thee (BBC BB 119); Psalm 20: Wisdom 7, v 24 to 8, v 1 (Jerusalem Bible); The head that once was crowned with thorns (BBC HB 132)

: For Schools

Christian Focus
Teaching and Learning (ii)
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS
10.50 Mountains
LORD HUNT talks to LESLIE SMITH (Material for Assembly)
11.0 Time and Tune: Farms Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Change by MARGERY MORRIS
Presented by BARRY FOSTER Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man)
11.40 Sydney by MALCOLM BILLINGS (Geography)


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Presented By: Barry Foster
Produced By: David Lyttle
Unknown: Malcolm Billings

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Bee Stings, Blisters and Biliousness: do we have to suffer on holiday? Doctors give some advice on how to prevent these and other holiday upsets.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: 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: The Lorry by RUTH SIMONIS


Unknown: Ruth Simonis

: For Schools

Lirtnp Language
' The Sword in the Stone bv H. WHITE adapted by SAM LANGDON 2: Fins and Wings
2.20 Poetry Corner
Sheep on the Hilli


Adapted By: Sam Langdon

: The First Jet Engine

AIR COMMODORE SIR FRANK WHITTLE tells how, as an RAF cadet with only five years' experience, he thought of the idea of jet propulsion, and went on to prove to the disbelieving Air Ministry that it worked.
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Sir Frank Whittle

: For Schools

Discussion Programme
PROFESSOR W. S. BULLOUGH talks to boys and girls who have been listening to the series.
(Reproduction and Growth)


Talks: Professor W. S. Bullough

: Afternoon Theatre: Cat and Mouse Game

A play for radio by R. D. Wingfield
with Hugh Burden and Michael Kilgarriff


Writer: R. D. Wingfield
[Actor]: Hugh Burden
[Actor]: Michael Kilgarriff

: Now Read On

: Story Time The Four Feathers

by A. E. W. MASON abridged for radio In seven parts by NEVILLE TELLER
When he heard that Feversham was imprisoned at Omdurman, Durrance visited Lieut Sutch and persuaded him to go to Egypt. Before leaving England for the Continent Durrance himself determined to pay a visit to Harry's father, General Feversham.
6: The House of Stone Reader DAVID MAHLOWE
Produced by HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Unknown: A. E. W. Mason
Unknown: Neville Teller
Unknown: Lieut Sutch
Reader: David Mahlowe
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

with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay The Decision
Written by N. J. CRISP and adapted by PAT DUNLOP


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Written By: N. J. Crisp
Adapted By: Pat Dunlop

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Richard Grenville: John Offord
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Michele Gravencin: Lorna Phillippe
Bobby Waters: Alaric Cotter
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views With MERYL O'KEEFFB


Unknown: John Hosken

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions/ Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by ROY HAYWARD
Write to Any Answers?. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Something in Common Prisoners of War

In these programmes men and women who have shared some searing but formative- experience tell of its effects on them at the time and on their later lives.
Tonight: Rene Cutforth
Stuart Hood and Robert Kee talk to LESLIE SMITH Produced by VIRGINIA BROWNE-WILKINSON
(Life as a PoW -' always a kind of hope': page 12. Next week: Britons in Spain)


Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Stuart Hood
Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Virginia Browne-Wilkinson

: Colin Wilson is Alive and Well

After Colin Wilson's brief spell of public adulation in the late 1950s (at the time of The Outsider) many critics and erstwhile admirers pronounced him ' finished.' In fact, Wilson has been writing with extraordinary industry ever since in his cottage in Gorran Haven, Cornwall. His books are still selling well, though less in Britain than abroad.
In this programme WILFRED DE'ATH discusses his writings and philosophy with Wilson himself and with two of his friends, KENNETH ALLSOP and BILL HOPKINS.


Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Produced By: Michell Raper

: New Worlds

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


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lost Domain by ALAIN-FOURNIER


Read By: Robert Eddison

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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