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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.9 Regional news,weather and programme news

: Today The News

The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anvwhere on earth introduced by Jack deMante and John Timpsen
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news,weather and programme news


Introduced By: Jack Demante
Introduced By: John Timpsen

: The News

(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia. Regional Extra, and Today in the South and West introduced bvDEREK JONES) VHr East Anglia: see betou;
S.4e Today's Papers

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff .
(Saturdaysbroadcast: revised)

: With Great Pleasure: Ned Sherrin

An old boy of Sexey's School, Bruton, in Somerset, presents, with Robin Phillips, some of his favourite poetry and prose to an invited audience in the school hall. The readings include Shakespeare and satire, cricket and Dickens
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Ned Sherrin
Reader: Robin Phillips
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

NEM p 26; We sing the praise (BBCH«95):Psa)m31:Acts 12,vvll'24:Itisathtngmost wonderfut (BBC HB 81)

: Music Hour

Sidney Harrisen introduces some easily remembered music BBC M;DLANB DGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by TERENCE LOVETT GARETHMORR!S(SUte) wtLfRfD PARRY (piano)


Introduces: Sidney Harrisen
Conducted By: Terence Lovett

: Five Morning Plays

2- Watch the Cars Go By by CHARLES HERRING
They've got my Photograph up in Motorists' HQ. you know.
Derek Webster , age 32, height
Bve feet nine inches, hair dark. eyes btue. complexion paie with fear. Attack on sight_
And all the licensed-to-kill 007s on the road are after me.
They're not satisfied with driving me round the bend. They want me dead.' produced by HARRY CATUN


Unknown: Charles Herring
Unknown: Derek Webster
Produced By: Harry Catun
Derek Webster: Dinsdale Landen
Eaura Webster: Jane Knowles
Chris Pollitt: Clifford Norgate
A motorist: Sean Barrett
Policemen: Antony Higginson
Policemen: Patrick Tull
Chairman of Magistrates: Gerald Cross

: You and Yours

Joan Yerjke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today Yo"'' Home and Family
Manners 71: forma) courtesy has gone, but what has replaced it? What are eood manners today and what is their basis? A report by MM Other topical items too. and What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West; see cot-!


Unknown: Joan Yerjke

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: Dead Fall

From the television series based on the characters created by A.J. CRONIN with
This week: Dead Fall written by John Wiles 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


Characters created by: A.J. Cronin
Writer: John Wiles
Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
Broadcast by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Producer: Peter Titheradge
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Meg Carmichael: Hannah Gordon
Andrew Carmichael: Ian Bewar
Willie Carmichael: Ian McCulloch
Old Mrs Carmichael: Dorothy Lane
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Mrs Currie: Sheila Grant
Ian: Olwen Griffiths

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind theheadtines introduced by WtUiam HardcasUe


Introduced By: Wtuiam Hardcasue

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Scruffy Sam the Tuoboot byMARYWALKER

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Soprano: Mary Thomas

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

Anovet-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 15: The Setf-Defeatcd
Winter 1942. Lewis EHot 's relationship with Margaret Davidson reaches an impasse. George Passant joins him in Whitehall "kt Barford the atomic pile is ready to be tested
Produced by ROGER PINE Executiveproducer NORMAN WRIGHT


Unknown: Lewis Ehot
Unknown: Margaret Davidson
Unknown: George Passant
Produced By: Roger Pine
Unknown: Norman Wright
Lewis EiiOt: Geoffrey Matthews
Margaret Davidson: Bosaund Shanks
Roy Calvert: Michael Spice
He]en: Beth Harris
Gitbert Cooke: Stephen Thorne
Sir Hector Rose: John Bentley
George Passant: Cdfford Norgate
Arthur Mounteney: Patrtck Tull
Martin Eiiot: John Samson
Walter Luke: Michael Kilgarriff

: Venus with Piste!

ThenovethyGAVtNLYALL adapted as an eight-part sertat bY BETTY DAVtES with Edward Woodward andTobyKebins
6: Somcthtno Must
Spectnt Bert Kemp knew that when he did business with Faggioni he was risking his money. He didn'know he was risking his life


Unknown: Betty Davtes
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Spectnt Bert Kemp

: Gardeners' Question Time in Bedfordshire

Members of the Horticultural Section of theVauxhall Motors Recreation G)ub. Luton. put their questions to:

: Story Time: Tales of the Five Towns

A series of short stories by Arnold Bennett adapted by Barry Campbell
6: His Worship? The Goosedriver Jos Curtenly, Deputy Mayor of Bursley, prompted by civic pride and a desire to live up to his reputation as a card, tries to manufacture an unparalleled farce, a topic for years.'


Stories By: Arnold Bennett
Adapted By: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Goosedriuer Jos Curtenty
Reader: Arthur Pentelow

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts oS your evening. Presented by William Hardcastte andSteveRace
5.50-6.)) Regional news. weather andprogrammenews


Presented By: William Hardcastte

: The Clitheroe Kid: Thinking About a Holiday

'You don't need a holiday, Grandad. Just sit you in the Rose and Crown with a pint, play a record of some seagulls and wave a kipper under your nose, and you'd think you were on a weekend in Fleetwood.'

[Starring] Jimmy Clitheroe
With Peter Sinclair, Patricia Burke, Danny Ross and Diana Day


Writer/Producer: James Casey
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Himself: Jimmy Clitheroe
[Actor: Peter Sinclair
[Actress]: Patricia Burke
[Actor: Danny Ross
[Actress]: Diana Day

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Prtestland

: It's Your Line [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to
Rt Hon Richard Cressman, Mp, Editor of the New Statesman in which the Queen s request for more pay was described as ' truly regal cheek '
Charles Curran. Mp, who says of the Monarchy: ' In terms of cost-effectiveness. it must be the greatest bargain in our history since the first Queen Elizabeth financed Drake's Golden Hind'
Andrew Duncan. whose recent book The Reality of Monarchy takes a cool, analytical look at that Institution and contains a wealth of figures on the finances of the Royal Household
To promote a maximum number of questions, Call[number removed](12 lines) will take them from 6.30pm onward, as well as while the programme is on the air.
Produced by WALTER WtLUCH
(Shortened version: Wednesday.


Unknown: Charles Curran.
Unknown: Andrew Duncan.
Produced By: Walter Wtluch

: The Green Hill: Richard Wagner's Love Affair with Mathilde Wesendonk

Compiled and written by Anthony Wilkinson
"I thank you with all my soul and to an eternity for causing me to write Tristan" - Richard Wagner to Mathilde Wesendonk.
Perhaps in no artist, certainly in no composer, can there have been so intimate a connection between his work and his love affairs as there was in Wagner. Mathilde Wesendonk, of all the many muses in his life, inspired him above all others. Years later he wrote: "She is and remains my only love... it was the sonnet of my life". Narrated by Richard Bebb

(Next week: "The Orange Sunrise", Wagner's love affair with Cosima von Bulow)


Narrator: Richard Bebb
Producer: John Powell
Richard Wagner: David Buck
Minna, his wife: Gwen Watford
Mathilde Wesendonk: Eva Hadden
[Actress]: Patricia Gallimore
[Actor]: Trevor Martin
[Actor]: Clifford Norgate

: The Army in Ulster

Lieut-General Sir Harry Tuzo, coc Northern Ireland, and men under his command describe their life and work in the Six Counties.
You hear the candid comments of soldiers and members of the Northern Ireland public about each other.

9.59 Weather


Interviewee: Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Tuzo
Compiled by/Presented: Norman Moss
Producer: Roland Challis

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Dougias Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Bhou'nnt Juncfton by JOHN MASTERS

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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