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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

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News Staff .

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
The Lord's Prayer by MARGARET E. ROSE
8: Thine is the Kingdom
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement -and Music 2 for the 6-7-year-olds by JAMES DODDING


Unknown: Margaret E. Rose

: Daily Service

NEM p 4; All people that on earth do dwell (BBC HB 450); Psalm 96; Acts 10, vv 17-32; Thou whose almighty word tBBC HB 185)

: Alexander Kipnis

IGOR KIPNIS recalls the career of his father, the celebrated Russian bass.


Unknown: Igor Kipnis

: For Schools

Movement and Music I by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.29 Club programme
Presented by GARY TAYLOR (Music Club)


Presented By: Gary Taylor

: Safety

IAN GRIMBLE considers the changing attitudes towards safety and danger and talks about the village community in the North of Scotland where he spent his early years,


Unknown: Ian Grimble

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family
Reading for the under-fives. CHRISTOPHER JARMAN, a primary-school headmaster, recently placed a notice in a national newspaper asking to hear from parents who taught their children to read before they began school. He talks to JOAN YORKE about the many revealing answers he received.
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Christopher Jarman
Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron
Beware of the Dog: written and adapted by STEWART FARRAR
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: Stewart Farrar
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Roy McLaren: Ian Dewar
Mungo Spalding: John Dunbar
Molly Spalding: Sheila Donald
Lewis Gilbride: Fraser Kerr
Jean Gilbride: Eva Stuart
Sgt Gilbey: Duncan McIntyre
Constable Dickie: Drew Wood
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Mr Picken: Duncan McIntyre
Aggie Gregg: Eva Stuart
Sheriff: John Dunbar
Fritz, Helga and Josie: Olwen Griffiths

: 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: Charles is cross by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: For Schools

Spacemen: illustrated talk by PATRICK MOORE. (World History)
2.20 The Beggar's Opera: with boys of St Michael's College. Tenbury. (Music Session)


Talk By: Patrick Moore.

: It Takes All Sorts: The Wild Man of Borneo

Tom Harrisson, co-founder with Charles Madge of Mass Observation, parachuted into Borneo in 1945 to help organise resistance against the Japanese. He stayed as Curator of the Sarawak Museum and government ethnologist until the mid-60s. Anthropologist, zoologist, author, academic, he is still living a full life working in two universities and commuting between America, Europe and Asia.
He talks to DEREK COOPER.
Produced by SUSAN ERLBECK (Repeated: Friday, 9.25 am)


Unknown: Charles Madge
Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Produced By: Susan Erlbeck

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 14 War. The early years. Lewis Eliot , now a temporary civil servant in Whitehall, begins to select men for the new atomic research centre at Barford.
Produced by ROGER PINE Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Produced By: Roger Pine
Producer: Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot: Geoffrey Matthews
Roy Calvert: Michael Spice
Eggar: John Gabriel
Joan Royce: Patricia Gallimore
Rosalind Wykes: Jane Knowles
Gilbert Cooke: Stephen Thorne
Margaret Davidson: Rosalind Shanks
Walter Luke: Michael Kilgarriff
Martin Eliot: John Samson
Drawbell: John Wyse

: Venus with Pistol

The novel by GAVIN LYALL adapted as an eight-part serial by BETTY DAVIES with Edward Woodward and Toby Robins Part 5: Elizabeth
In which Bert Kemp finds an old gun - and a new friend.


Novel By: Gavin Lyall
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Toby Robins
Unknown: Bert Kemp

: Story Time Tales of the Five Towns

A series of short stories by ARNOLD BENNETT adapted by BARRY CAMPBELL 5: The Long-lost Uncle
' ... One of those family histories embedded in the grey soil of the past like lumps of quartz veined and streaked with the precious metal of passion and glittering with crystallizations of scandal.' Reader ARNOLD PETERS
Produced by JAMES DUCKETT (from Birmingham)


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

: 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 Clitheroe Kid

Jimmy Clitheroe in Gone Fishing with PETER SINCLAIR
Produced by JAMES CASEY


Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Tony Melody
Unknown: Brian Trueman
Written By: James Casey
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
At the beginning of Wimbledon fortnight, ring Robin Day to put your questions on tennis to
Fred Perry
Wimbledon Champion 1934-36
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: Fred Perry
Produced By: Walter Wallich

: Mr Crockford

An account of the life ot William Crockford (1775-1844) founder of the gambling club, fishmonger's son and millionaire, who beggared half the aristocracy of England and became known as 'the father of hell and hazard.'
Written by Barry Campbell


Writer: Barry Campbell
Producer: R.D. Smith
Narrator: Nicolette Bernard
Crocky: Leigh Crutchley
Capt Gronow: Alan Lawrance
Club man: Anthony Jacobs
Lord Durham: Clifford Norgate
Dandy: Ian Lubbock
Gossip: Gerald Cross
Householder: Diana Robson
Lord George Bentinck: Gareth Johnson
Gully: Henry Webb
Heine: Clifford Norgate
Verse: Gareth Johnson
Dizzy: Sean Arnold

: New Cathedral - New Voices

The Boys of Coventry Cathedral Choir
Since its inauguration nine years ago Coventry Cathedral has often done traditional things in new ways. Its choir - with boys drawn from all social classes and attending a local day school - is one example.
SUSAN HILL presents a portrait of the boys, their choirmaster DAVID LEPINE , and the exacting but exciting work that they do together.
Produced by DANIEL SNOWMAN i


Choirmaster: David Lepine
Produced By: Daniel Snowman

: 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: Miriam Margolyes

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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