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: 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 below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Bandoola



Unknown: J. H. Williams
Read By: Maurice Denham

: The News

: Sherlock Holmes

Richard Usborne, one-time assistant editor of The Strand Magazine, presents his choice of extracts from the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

(First broadcast in the series "Chosen Companions").


Presenter: Richard Usborne
Reader: Carleton Hobbs
Produced By: Richard Keen

: Daily Service

NEM p 47; 0 thou not made with hands (BBC HB 180); Psalm 143; Acts 2, vv 32-47; Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (BBC HB 153)

: Music Hour

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily remembered music played by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA leader JAMES DAVIS conducted by MICHAEL MOORES with VALERIE TRYON (piano)
Produced by JOHN MELOY


Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Leader: James Davis
Conducted By: Michael Moores
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Produced By: John Meloy

: National Attitudes Mutiny

The first of a quartet of plays from round and about Britain. ' I renounce that irrelevant horizon: mirages had misled me, flags and treasure I had hoped to win. But I am reminded that it was not for such things that we set out.'
Produced by JOHN SCOTNEY (from Northern Ireland)


Unknown: Conor Farrington
Produced By: John Scotney
Captain: Denys Hawthorne
First Mate: Robert McLernon
Second Mate: Louis Rolston
Third Mate: Roy Heybeard
Chief Engineer: J. J. Murphy
Helmsman: Norman Smith
Scanners: Charles Witherspoon
Torpedo Crew: Charles Armstrong
Other parts: Louis Rolston
Other parts: J. J. Murphy
Other parts: Norman Smith
Other parts: Charles Witherspoon
Other parts: Charles Armstrong

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family
Other People's Children: PEGGY ARCHER talks to MRS TERLIKOWSKI , bem, and MRS SIMCOCK, suDer foster-mothers, about what it takes to do the job.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 1


Talks: Peggy Archer
Unknown: Mrs Terlikowski

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

From the television series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Sons of the Hounds: written and adapted by DICK SHARPLES
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: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Dick Sharples
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr Campbell: Richard Caldicot
Mrs Armstrong: Madeleine Christie
Mrs Marryat: Kathleen Helme
Jennie: Patricia Gallimore

: 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 day George overslept by AUDREY HOOKER


Unknown: Audrey Hooker

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

Produced by ALAN OWEN


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: Alun Francis
Produced By: Alan Owen

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 11: Vacancy in the Office of Master. Midsummer, 1937.
Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Producer: Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot: Geoffrey Matthews
Dr Crawford: Alan Wheatley
Jago Senior Tutor: Noel Johnson
Despard-Smith: Norman Shelley
Roy Calvert: Michael Spice
Winslow, Bursar: Hector Ross
Vernon Royce, the Master: Carleton Hobbs
Chrystal, the Dean: Godfrey Kenton
Brown Junior Tutor: Peter Pratt
Joan Royce: Patricia Gallimore
Gay, Senior Fellow: Robert Harris

: Venus with Pistol

The novel by GAVIN LYALL adapted as an eight-part serial by BETTY DAVIES with Edward Woodward and Toby Robbins
What had happened In Zurich station at midnight, when the night train arrived from Paris? Bert Kemp had drawn a deep breath when he passed the frontier safely, with a smuggled picture nestling undetected in his case.
Part 2: The Cezanne
Produced by BETTY DAVIES


Novel By: Gavin Lyall
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Toby Robbins
Unknown: Bert Kemp
Produced By: Betty Davies
Bert Kemp: Edward Woodward
Taxi-driver: Sean Arnold
Carlos McGregor: Henry Stamper
Polizeileutnant Lindemann: Michael Kilgarriff
Harry Burroughs: Malcolm Hayes
Dona Margarita Umberto: Sheila Grant
Henri Bernard: Rolf Lefebvre
Elizabeth Whitley: Toby Robbins
Edwin Harper: Harry Towb
Voice: David Valla

: Story Time Tales of the Five Towns

A series of short stories by ARNOLD BENNETT adapted by BARRY CAMPBELL
2: A Feud. The long feud between a humble chemist and his rich neigh' our is resolved in a surprising manner. Reader GEORGE WOOLLEY


Stories By: Arnold Bennett
Adapted By: Barry Campbell
Reader: George Woolley
Produced By: James Duckett

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.8 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: The Clitheroe Kid

Is There a Boss in the Houset

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Tom Bostock presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Tom Bostock

: It's Your Line [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in nrrson to
Michael Foot , Labour mp for Ebbw Vale, member of the Shadow Cabinet, Managing Director of Tribune, journalist, biographer of Aneurin Bevan , and prominent member of what has become known as the Tribune Group of Labour mps. 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: Michael Foot
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: Spike Milligan in Sir Patrick Spens Rides Again

or The Great Round-Britain Poetry Race of 1971

: Duncan Keyes and the Truth Game

Duncan Keyes - as he is called for the purposes of this programme - is 35. He lives with a beautiful girl in a large flat in Chelsea, drives a powerful sports car, and earns 13,000 a year as a copywriter. But he has reached a point in his career when he must take the next step up the ladder or count himself a failure.
In this programme he talks with exceptional frankness about the various factors in his professional and his private life which could make or break him; and his family, his colleagues and his friends add their own acid and affectionate comments. The result is a vivid and revealing picture of Duncan himself and of the unrelenting world he inhabits. Compiled and produced by ANNE OWEN (from Birmingham)(Radio Times People: page 5)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Duncan Keyes
Produced By: Anne Owen

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: John Tusa

: Things to Come?

Live or Recorded
Will live entertainment survive? Is the personal contact between an entertainer and his audience sufficient to outweigh the convenience of just sitting at home in front of the telly - DEREK PARKER asks FRANK MUIR


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Frank Muir

: 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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