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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
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 Derek Jones) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Presenter: Jack de Manio
Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter (Today in the South and West): Derek Jones

: The News

: If you think You've got Problems ... !

An attempt to advise on some of the problems of everyday living conducted by Jean Metcalfe with the help of OLGA FRANKLIN , journalist
DR WENDY GREENGROSS , marriage guidance counsellor
DAVID HOBMAN , author of Helping Your Neighbour
DR WILLIAM THOMSON , editor The Practitioner
In today's programme the experts will be advising a teen ager concerned about his rights to privacy, a housewife troubled by an over-inquisitive neighbour and a middle-aged commuter who wants to opt out of the ' rat race.' ,
In between these more serious problems they get distracted by this week's special guest Jack de Manio
Produced by THENA HESHEL † (Radio Times People: page 5)


Conducted By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Olga Franklin
Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: David Hobman
Unknown: Dr William Thomson
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Sounds Natural

Rolf Harris discusses with DEREKJONEShisinterestin wildlife and its conservation,
Emm and chooses some recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives. Produced by JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Produced By: John Burton

: Daily Service

NEM p 33; Rejoice! the Lord is
King (BBC HB 128); Canticle
12 Luke 1, vv 26-38; Jesu, our hope (BBC HB 126)

: Music Hour

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music played by BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader TOM ROWLETTE conducted by ANDREW DAVIS DEREK SIMPSON (cello) WILFRID PARRY (piano)


Introduces: Sidney Harrison
Leader: Tom Rowlette
Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Cello: Derek Simpson

: Five Morning Plays 4: The Swift

by PETER HUTCHINS by We rush through pe0.
Die's lives without ever noticing, but it's all there, like a great book. We happen to be on a different page:
Prodyced by ROGER


Unknown: Peter Hutchins
Roy: Derek Seaton

: You and Yours

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Health and Welfare
Private Patients in Hospital: do they get better care? NORMAN TOZER reports.
Other topical items too, and What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030)
VHF South West: see column 1


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Norman Tozer

: Many a Slip

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One The News

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


Introduced By: William Hardeastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Country Gran's Madam by DOROTHY EDWARDS †

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Conducted By: George French
Soprano: Mary Thomas
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: Now Read On

: Story Time: The Bride of Lammermoor

by SIR WALTER SCOTT abridged in eight parts Read by BRYDEN MURDOCH
'You have nothing to fear, sir ' said Ravenswood. This roof retains the means of giving protection though not of welcome. But I perceive that Sir William Ashton is unwilling to announce himself in the Castle of Wolf's Crag.'
4: Caleb Balderstone's Banquet Produced by GORDON EMSLIE


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Read By: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: Sir William Ashton
Produced By: Gordon Emslie

: 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 Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Jack: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions' Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by ROY HAYWARD (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: The Day the Lamps Went Out

The general idea was that the war would be over by Christmas. The British always won, you see
Douglas Stuart introduces first-hand and other accounts of August 1914 and the years before with MRS G. S. FREEMAN , DAISY WHY JOE AVRACH , CORRELLI BARNETT RALPH BRINTON
RICHARD GOOLDEN. ALAN JACKSON Research and interviews by RITA DANDO and JACK AMOS Written and produced by MICHELL RAPER


Introduces: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: Mrs G. S. Freeman
Unknown: Daisy Why
Unknown: Joe Avrach
Unknown: Correlli Barnett
Unknown: Ralph Brinton
Unknown: Victor Ehrenberg
Unknown: Eva Ehrenberg
Unknown: Richard Goolden.
Unknown: Alan Jackson
Unknown: Rita Dando
Unknown: Jack Amos
Produced By: Michell Raper

: The Eucalyptus Express

The building of the Benguela Railway, linking the West Coast of Africa with the famous Cape to Cairo Railway, was the realisation of the lifelong dream of Sir Robert Williams , a friend and contemporary of Cecil Rhodes.
The railway is powered by fragrant eucalyptus logs which are felled from plantations at the side of the track.
Nancy Wise recently travelled along the railway, where all the original British rolling stock is still in use, and discovers the story of Sir Robert Williams in conversation with people who remember him, including his only surviving daughter.


Unknown: Sir Robert Williams
Unknown: Cecil Rhodes.
Unknown: Nancy Wise
Unknown: Sir Robert Williams
Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

: New Worlds

Look at life through the eyes of those who are changing it. Discover why their research and inventions are important to you - and entertaining. Presenter PAUL VAUGHAN Producer LAURIE JOHN


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: 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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