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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 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

: The Living World

Island Nature Trail: this month's Trail takes us to the little island of Steepholm in the Bristol Channel to see tts interesting plants and colonies of nesting gulls.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

History in Evidence Restoration Britain 3: The Plague. 1666
9.45 Music Workshop 2


Written By: Norman Longmate
Unknown: John Parry
Unknown: Michael Jessett
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 93; My God, I love thee (BBC HB 276); Psalm 119, part 7; Acts 8, vv 26-40; For the beauty of the earth (BBC HB 272)

: The Face of England

Eight programmes selected from a regular series broadcast to listeners overseas to the BBC's World Service 7: Lyme Bay
Introduced by BERNARD PRICE Produced by ROY HAYWARD (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Bernard Price
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: For Schools

Foreign Correspondent
Each week, an examination in depth of a major and topical issue in international affairs with comment, discussion and interpretation by BBC correspondents and other current affairs specialists.
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR †
11.0 Inquiry
Unit 6: The Third Airport 3: Decision
(for the 15-16 age group) †
11.20 Discovery. Colour and Texture. 3: A scrap of paper by JEREMY NICKLIN
Presented by RICHARD BEBB †
11.40 Contemporary History
7: The Civil Rights Movement in the USA


Introduced By: Graham Tayar
Written By: Barry Carman
Unknown: Jeremy Nicklin
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Written By: Jeremy Gibson

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
To buy or not to buy: PAMELA DEEDES has some advice for tenants who are given the choice
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Pamela Deedes

: Just Perfick: 10: Royal Larkin

with Bernard Miles, Betty Marsden
Written by Harry Ibbetson based on the characters in the Larkin family saga by H.E. Bates

Pop and Ma decide to join the rest of the family at Ramsgate for the Royal opening of the Regatta. But their arrival just ahead of the Royal party produces a most unusual sequence of events.

(Repeated: Saturday, 8.0 pm)


Writer: Harry Ibbetson
Based on characters created by: H.E. Bates
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston
Ma: Betty Marsden
Pop: Bernard Miles
Angela Snow: Amanda Murray
Brigadier: Alexander John
Montgomery: Margaret Wolfit

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: * Alexandra Rose Day

A talk by A. C. S. BELL of John Groom 's Association for the Disabled, who make the Alexandra Day roses


Talk By: A. C. S. Bell
Unknown: John Groom

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Present for Grandma by CHERRY GREENWOOD

: For Schools

Movement. Mime, and Music 1 for the 7-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 I Know Where I'm Coins
Ends: The last of three programmes on this theme, compiled by STUART EVANS
(Books, Plays, Poems)
2.45 Going to the Zoo by FLEUR ADCOCK (Nature)


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Stuart Evans

: Afternoon Theatre Icarus Brown

by IVAN BENBROOK with Brian Peck as Icarus Brown
' ... Watching the birds dip and swoop through the afternoon sky and even then wishing to be like them, so totally free. Now look at me, trapped in middle-age with both feet cemented into the ground ... But this time, maybe this time it'll work ... ' Time: about 1900
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: Ivan Benbrook
Unknown: Brian Peck
Unknown: Icarus Brown
Produced By: Brian Miller
Nanny: Angela Brooking
Ellacamp: Ronald Adam
Mrs Brown: Pauline Letts
Eagle: Brian Gear
Perks: Paul Douglas
Rugg: Hubert Tucker
George: Arthur Pentelow
Mildred: Angela Brooking
Dolly: Margaret Robertson
Winkworth: Victor Lucas
Speed: Timothy Bateson

: The Quest for

Shirley MacLaine
'I've always felt that I would never develop into a really fine actress because I cared more about life beyond the camera than life in front of it. Over the years my search became broader and broader. I still loved acting and enjoyed it. I was a professional, but basically I was more interested in the people I played than the movies I played them in ...' Shirley MacLaine talks about this philosophy - quoted from her book Don'Fall Off the Mountain - to JEANINE MCMULLEN. Produced by SUSAN ERLBECK †


Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Talks: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen.
Produced By: Susan Erlbeck

: Story Time My Husband Cartwright

from the book by OLIVIA MANNING abridged by CHARLES HATTON Part 3
Produced by R. D. SMITH


Book By: Olivia Manning
Abridged By: Charles Hatton
Reader: Nicolette Bernard
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: PM

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

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Produced by BOBBY JAYE †
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way Ulster 71

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Northern Ireland Festival


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre: Essay on Betrayal

by Robin Houston
'Bitter smell, is it? Wormwood. Mortification, that is. Smells of treachery, does that, a Judas smell... see?'


Writer: Robin Houston
Producer: Colin Tucker
Andy: Robin Browne
Grandfather: Wilfrid Carter
Mother: Lorna Rosslyn
Father: Antony Higginson
Robert: Jeremy Chandler
Young Andy: Olwen Griffiths

: Now Read On

With Derek Parker
T.C. Worsley talks about Fellow Travellers - his 'memoir of the 30s' and five people who landed up in Spain during the Civil War
Alan Coren reviews Mrs Carteret Receives and other stories by L.P. Hartley
Clancy Sigal looks at Blackburn, the subject of City Close-up by Jeremy Seabrook Alexander Walker reviews the lives and legends of two Hollywood producers - Selznick and Thalberg by Bob Thomas


Unknown: Derek Parker
Talks: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Alan Coren
Stories By: Clancy Sigal
Unknown: Alexander Walker
Producer: Rosemary Hart
Producer: Dan Zerdin

: Speaking for Myself ...

A professional broadcaster talks on a topic which has caught his attention. Tonight: Ian Mclntyre


Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Bhowani Junction by JOHN MASTERS
Read by GARARD GREEN (3)


Read By: Garard Green

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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