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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 John Timpson and Robert Robinson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: 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 ) "HF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: 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 of The Practitioner
In today's programme the experts will be answering questions sent in by listeners, some of whom will be heard putting their problems to the panel. This week's special guest is
Steve Race , who wants help with his problem an inability to remember people's names! Produced by THENA HESHEL


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

: Sounds Natural

Robert Dougall discusses with 'DEREK JONES his interest in wildlife and its conservation, and chooses some recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives. Produced by JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)


Unknown: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Derek Jones
Produced By: John Burton

: Daily Service

NEM p 54; Give to our God immortal praise (BBC HB 6); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; Luke 3, vv 1-11; Happy are they (BBC HB 274)

: Music Hour

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music played by BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conductor ASHLEY LAWRENCE NONA LIDDELL (Violin)


Introduces: Sidney Harrison
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Violin: Nona Liddell

: Larger than Life: 4: The Hypocrite (Mr Pecksniff, from Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens)

Ten portraits by Julia Small
Narrated and produced by David Davis

'Perhaps there never was a more moral man than Mr Pecksniff: especially in his conversation. He was like the girl in the fairy-tale, except that, if they were not actual diamonds which fell from his lips, they were the very brightest paste.'


Writer: Julia Small
Narrated and produced by: David Davis
Charles Dickens: Lockwood West
Mr Pecksniff: Godfrey Kenton

: You and Yours

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Cosmetic Allergies: does your lipstick bring you out in a rash, or your after-shave produce Spots? FRANCES BERTHELSEN investigates the problem.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 1


Unknown: Frances Berthelsen

: 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 Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Lucy and the Six Black Cats by ADELINE HESKETH-GIBSON


Unknown: Adeline Hesketh-Gibson

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: John Barker
Violin: Derek Collier

: Afternoon Theatre All Over Bar a Fall



Unknown: David Greenwood

: Now Read On

: Story Time: The Bride of Lammermoor

by SIR WALTER SCOTT abridged in eight parts Read by BRYDEN MURDOCH
' Suspicion is the natural vice of our unsettled times. If I had been disposed to listen to such the other day you, Master, instead of being at freedom would have been in the Castle of Edinburgh.'
5: The Reconciliation


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

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. 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

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay For Services Rendered


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson

: 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
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Jack: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Bobby Waters: Alaric Cotter

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party

: 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)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Lord Butler on ' The Art of the Possible'

Politics is the Art of the Possible. That is what these pages show I have tried to achieve - not more - and that is what I have called my book.
Lord Butler, whose memoirs are published on Monday, talks to ROBERT MCKENZIE about his long career in politics in which 'the possible ' included every office except the highest. with illustrations from the BBC Sound Archives Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES
(The man who is Butler: p 3)


Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

: The Golden Decade Solti at Covent Garden

At my very first press conference I said very imperiously and very impatiently that I would like to make this house the best Opera House in the world and I think this is achieved ...
Last Saturday Georg Solti concluded his ten years as musical director of the Royal Opera.
Bernard Levin looks back on the operatic highlights of these ten years, with contributions from GEORG SOLTI and from some of the people who have worked with him at Covent Garden, including:
The programme also includes extracts from some of the operas Solti has conducted at Covent Garden, including Der Rosenkavalier, Otello, Tristan und Isolde and Fidelio.
Compiled by PEGGY BRANFORD - Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
(' Opera belongs to the people': page 11)


Unknown: Georg Solti
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Georg Solti
Unknown: Geraint Evans.
Unknown: McCracken Birgit Nilsson
Unknown: Josephine Veasey
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: New Worlds

PAUL VAUGHAN introduces the people who are changing our way of life through their research, discoveries and inventions


Introduces: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Alistair Brown

: 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 TONY BRITTON (19)


Unknown: John Masters
Read By: Tony Britton

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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