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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 Mania and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 The News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia. Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced by CLIVE CUNNINGHAM ) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Jack de Mania
Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Clive Cunningham

: The News

: The Living World

Going, going ...

: It's Your Line

Rt Hon Richard Crossman , MP Charles Curran , mp Andrew Duncan with ROBIN DAY in the chair on the issue of the Queen's request for more pay
(Shortened version of Tuesday's broadcast)


Unknown: Richard Crossman
Unknown: Charles Curran
Unknown: Andrew Duncan

: Daily Service

NEM p 29; Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (BBC HB 116); Psalm 114 Luke 1. vv 5-16; For those we love (BBC HB 243)

: Music Hour

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by KENNETH ALWYN GERALDINE AND MARY PEPPIN (pianos)


Introduces: Sidney Harrison
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn

: Five Morning Plays 3: The Prison

A political prisoner has been isolated in an empty castle for ten years, his only link with the outside world being his lailer with whom he has never exchanged a word. Such silence can destroy a man - but not always in the way intended.


Unknown: Norman Smythe
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: John Hollis
Produced By: Kay Patrick

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Making the most of your Member of Parliament: advice from GREV1LLE JANNBR , MP
I never learned to read: JOHN STOCKBRIDGE investigates what is being done to help adults with this hidden handicap.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Grev1lle Jannbr

: Just Perfick

with Bernard Miles , Betty Marsden Written by HARRY IBBETSON based on the characters in the Larkin family saga by H. E. BATES
12: Pop Pops the Questions
Charley and Mariette's new bungalow is just about completed - without. of course, proper planning consent from the council, who send a bulldozer to knock the new building down. But Pop Larkin can manage a bulldozer anytime.
(Repeated: Saturday, 8.0 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Written By: Harry Ibbetson
Unknown: H. E. Bates
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Charley: Michael Harbour
pop: Bernard Miles
Ma: Bem Marsden
Rev John Candy: Alaric Cotter
Angela Snow: Amanda Murray
Ted Hurkham: Martin Friend
Mariette (: Alexa Romanes
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

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Luke and Lucy, the two Street Lamps by PHYLLIS SMITH


Unknown: Phyllis Smith

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music


: Afternoon Theatre

Cousin Bette
An adaptation in three parts of the novel by HONORÉ DE BALZAC by JOAN O'CONNOR with Alethea Charlton
Part 1: The Cards are Dealt
' You think that because I'm thin and dark and ugly that no one can love me.' And certainly it's not easy to love
Bette- she is ugly and eccentric and she's also consumed by a fierce jealousy.
Produced by JANE GRAHAM †


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Unknown: Alethea Charlton
Produced By: Jane Graham
Hortense Hulot: Marian Diamond
Bette Fischer: Alethea Charlton
Adeline Hulot: Jill Balcon
Celestin Crevel: Christopher Benjamin
Baron Hector Hulot: Willlam Fox
Valerie Marneffe: Shirley Dixon
Tpan-Paul Marneffe: Ronald Herdman
Count Wenceslas de Steinbock: Sandor Eles
Josepha: Sheila Grant
Count de Fortzheim: Ernest Hare
Bonville: Antony Higginson

: The Countryside in June

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country, with a natural history contribution by ERIC SIMMS
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS †


Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time A Cage of Ice

by DUNCAN KYLE abridged for radio in five parts by BERTHA LONSDALE
Quite out of the blue Dr John Edwards , an English surgeon working in New York, received a Russian technical pamphlet, postmarked Moscow. Then there were vicious attacks on him, and someone broke in and stole the empty envelope.
2: Mason and Dawson, CIA Reader GEOFFREY WHEELER


Unknown: Dr John Edwards
Reader: Geoffrey Wheeler
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: 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

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH ; PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Produced by BOBBY JAYE


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

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way Cornwall

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Torpoint


Produced By: Stephen Williams

: Midweek Theatre Come Down the Mountain

adapted from his novel by VIAN SMITH with Maureen Beck
Place: Dartmoor. Time: The present. The story of a horse.
'Let her stay, Hetty; both of them need each other. Remember that.'
Produced by BETTY DAVIES


Novel By: Vian Smith
Unknown: Maureen Beck
Produced By: Betty Davies
Brenda Carter: Maureen Beck
George Carter: John Bryning
Hetty Carter: Marjorie Westbury
Grandfather: Edgar Harrison
Harold Dibbens: Alaric Cotter
Roger Jackson: Nicholas Edmett
Eve Rickaby: Rosemary Faith
Stephen Bassitt: John Pullen
Hesketh: Godfrey Kenton

: Now Read On

With MAGNUS MAGNUSSON who talks to MICHAEL AYRTON about his new book of ' various essays on various arts The Rudiments of Paradise
MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE and JOHN .JULIUS NORWICH discuss Randolph Churchill - the Young Vnpretender, an anthology compiled by Kay Halle
ROBERT CUSHMAN reviews the new ' official ' biography of Sir John Gielgud by Ronald Hayman
GAVIN MILLAR looks at some of Nicholas Mosley's novels, in particular Natalie Natalia, published this week.
Produced by DAN ZERDIN


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Produced By: Dan Zerdin

: Speaking for Myself ...

A professional broadcaster talks on a topic which has caught his attention,
Tonight: Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: 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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