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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 ) VHF East Anglia: see cot 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: With Great Pleasure John Arlott

presents his personal choice of poetry and prose before an invited audience in Basingstoke Town Hall.
He is joined by VALENTINE DYALL, ROBIN HOLMES and DUNCAN MCINTYRE who read some of the pieces for him.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Unknown: Robin Holmes
Unknown: Duncan McIntyre
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Daily Service

NEM p 68: Praise to the Lord (BBC HB 17); Psalm 148; Luke 4. w 31-44: Son of God, eternal Saviour (BBC hb 377)

: Music Hour

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music played by BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by TERENCE LOVETT COLIN BRADBURY (clarinet) WILFRID PARRY (piano)


Introduces: Sidney Harrison
Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Clarinet: Colin Bradbury

: Larger than Life

Ten portraits by JULIA SMALL 7: Femme Fatale
(Lady Vavasour and Vaux from Strathmore by Ouida)
' She sprang into society like Aphrodite from the sea foam.... tooling a six-in-hand pony trap, with pages of honour in lapis-lazuli liveries.'
Narrator and producer DAVID DAVIS


Producer: David Davis
Ouida: Margaret Wolfit
Strathmore: Godfrey Kenton
Erroll: Frederick Treves
Lady Vavasour: Madi Hedd
Redempta, a gypsyf: Madi Hedd

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family
Marking Exams: how much uniformity is there in marking, and how are the pass marks set? An enquiry byANNE LAPPING Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Brothers in Law

based on the book by HENRY CECIL starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby in Look It Up
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Book By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Bundles in a Boat by URSULA HOURIHANE


Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Conducted By: Alun Francis
Piano: Iris Loveridge

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 17: Two Brothers. 1946
Austin Davidson.CHARLES SIMON Producer ROGER PINE. Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT


Unknown: Lewis Eliot.
Producer: Norman Wright
Sir Hector Rose: John Bentley
Bevill: Denis McCarthy
Walter Luke: Michael Kilgarriff
Captain Smith: Victor Lucas
Martin Eliot: John Samson
Mrs Luke , jo: Manning Wilson
Drawbell: John Wyse
Francis Getliffe: Simon Lack
Sawbridge: Jon Rollason

: Venus with Pistol

8: Moment of Truth

: Gardeners' Question Time in North Wales

Members of the Abergele Women's Institute put questions to FRED LOADS , BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL Question-master


Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time Tales of the Five Towns

A series of short stories by ARNOLD BENNETT adapted by BARRY CAMPBELL 8: Nocturne at the Majestic
Silly, pretty Nina, bureau girl of the Hotel Majestic, experiences the greatest shock of her life when Lionel Belmont (New York) checks in. Reader ARNOLD PETERS
Producer JAMES DUCKETT (from Birmingham)


Stories By: Arnold Bennett
Adapted By: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Lionel Belmont
Reader: Arnold Peters
Reader: James Duckett

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by Robert Williams and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Steve Race

: Me and the Missus

starring Bill Fraser as Me and Patricia Hayes as The Missus STELLA TANNER as Rita ANDRIA LAWRENCE as Maggie ROSALYN SLATER as Air hostess
JOHN GRAHAM as Mr Diplock and a variety of clerks and porters Written by DAVID CUMMING and DEREK COLLYER
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Missus Stella Tanner
Unknown: Rita Andria Lawrence
Unknown: Maggie Rosalyn Slater
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Mr Diplock
Written By: David Cumming
Written By: Derek Collyer

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Prlestland presenting world news and views with MERYL OKEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Prlestland
Unknown: Meryl Okeeffe

: Your Voice in the Big Debate Radio 4's Common Market Marathon

It's Your Line combines with the series The Roald to Europe to bring you specially extended coverage in depth on the Common Market White Paper, including both factual analysis and controversy -land of course your questions and comments 'live' by telephone to the contributors in the studio.
For the first time the exclusive It's Your Line telephones - [number removed]- will be opened up at 5.30pm, an hour earlier than usual, to enable even more of your calls to be considered, and the 12 lines will remain open almost until the programme closes just before 10.0pm
To help this straw poll by telephone, callers please state which of the two teams you wish to question.
1: Common Market Facts and Figures
Factual replies to your questions seeking information from three experts:
Alan Watson, economic commentator
Thomas Barman, Royal Institute of International Affairs
William Clarke, City and financial specialist
2: Comment and Controversy
Help to argue out the Great Debate by putting your point of view in questions to four leading politicians: In Favour:
Rt Hon Reginald Maudling, MP (Con)
Rt Hon Denis Healey, MP (Lab) Critical
Rt Hon Barbara Castle, MP (Lab)
Neil Marten, MP (Con)
Each political team will make short opening and closing statements.
Overall Chairman Robin Day
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: Thomas Barman
Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: William Clarke
Unknown: Reginald Maudling
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Neil Marten
Producer: Bernard Tate
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The World Tonight The News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Bhowani Junction by JOHN MASTERS
Read by TONY BRITTON (22)


Read By: Tony Britton

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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