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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 AngUa: see cot 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Entertainers: Cilla Black

'Aunty Cilla': a portrait in song and speech of the girl whose meteoric rise from Liverpool's Cavern Club made her a star after little more than seven years in show business.
(from Manchester)


Arranged by/presenter: Frank Dixon
Additional research: Audrey Kaye
Producer: Herbert Smith

: Islands in July

Fyfe Robertson wanders around some of Scotland's many islands, meets the people and sees the sights.
2: The Black Isle
Not truly an island but almost as cut off: a retreat for writers and craftsmen: the old town of Cromarty and the farms above the Firth.
Producer JOHN GRAY


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Producer: John Gray

: Daily Service

NEM p 80: 0 God. our help (BBC hb 467); Psalm 90, vv 1-12; Luke 5, vv 27-35: Holy Spirit, truth divine (BBCHB 155)

: Music Hour

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music played by LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES


Introduces: Sidney Harrison
Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Soprano: Jane Manning

: Larger than Life

Ten portraits by JULIA SMALL
10: The Boaster (Toad from The Wind in the Willows by KENNETH GRAHAME )
'This is the end of everything! At least, it is the end of Toad, which is the same thing ... the popular and handsome Toad! How can I hope to be ever set at large again, who have been imprisoned so justly for stealing so handsome a motor-car in such an audacious manner? '
12.0 Announcements


Narrator: Kenneth Grahame
Producer: Graham Gauld
Kenneth Grahame: Charles Simon
Toad: Godfrey Kenton
Gaoler's daughter: Jo Manning Wilson
Bargewoman: Grizelda Hervey

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
A lovesome thing? Whether backyard or landscaped, gardens should be there to enjoy. KEN SYKORA meets people with the answers.
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 5


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Saturday in the Park by HAZEL FLETCHER


Unknown: Hazel Fletcher

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Piano: Iris Loveridge

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: England's First St Joan

starring Sybil Thorndike
Four of the great scenes from St Joan by BERNARD SHAW chosen by Dame Sybil, who acts her original role in this play which took London by storm in 1924. ' It's 43 years since Dame Sybil Thorndike first played Shaw's St Joan. Yesterday Dame Sybil was at it again, playing the part of the 19-year-old Saint and sounding totally convincing. That's quite an achievement at the age of 42 but at 85 it's just incredible' (SUNDAY TIMES: 28 May 1967) with Walter Fitzgerald , Ian McKellen Clive Morton. Michael Spice and Alan Wheatley
Cast in order of speaking
JOHN FOULDS'S music (composed for the 1924 production) conducted by ALAN PAUL Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Walter Fitzgerald
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Clive Morton.
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Robert de Baudricourt: Clive Morton
Steward: Duncan McIntyre
Joan: Sybil Thorndike
De Poulengey: Frank Henderson
Dauphin: Ian McKellen
Bluebeard: Peter Bartlett
La Tremouille: Geoffrey Wincott
Archbishop: Walter Fitzgerald
La Hire: John Justin
Duchess: Betty Hardy
Page: Terry Raven
Dunois: Michael Spice
The Inquisitor: Alan Wheatley
De Cauchon: Frank Henderson
Canon d'Estivet: John Justin
Ladvenu: Nigel Clayton
Canon de Courcelles: Duncan McIntyre
The Executioner: Geoffrey Wincott
Chaplain: Walter Fitzgerald

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of showbiz history with Ted Ray. Barbara Kelly
Pete Murray , Kenneth Connor
Chairman Jack Watson
Programme devised and compiled by DENIS GIFFORD Producer JOHN DYAS -


Unknown: Ted Ray.
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Producer: John Dyas

: Story Time My Land and My People

The autobiography of His Holiness The Dalai Lama edittd by DAVID HOWARTH abridged in four parts by EILEEN CAPEL
2: Tradition and Turmoil
' By whatever name religion mav be known, its understanding and practice are the essence of a peaceful mind and therefore of a peaceful world. If there is no peace in one's mind, there can be no peace in one's approach to others. '


Unknown: Dalai Lama
Unknown: David Howarth
Unknown: Eileen Capel
Unknown: H. Godfrey

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by Nicholas Woolley and Steve Raee
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Presented By: Steve Raee

: Brain of Britain 1971

Semi-Final (3)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD Producer JOHN HASLAM
(Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Unknown: Nancy Wise
Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: John Haslam

: Look Who's Talking!

Nicholas Parsons takes a look at who's talking and the issues they're talking about, with the help and hindrance of an invited audience at Broadcasting House. London.
This week's special guest is Jimmy Young and Clement Freud comments from Unusually Reliable Sources...


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jimmy Young
Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Anne Duncan-Jones

: Analysis Please, Teacher!

An enquiry into the discontents of the teaching profession by Ian McIntyre
A recent strike, growing militancy and strife between the eight teachers' unions in England and Wales have focused attention on their dissatisfaction with pay. But the question of salary is only one problem that hampers the education of children. Training, career prospects and curriculum developments arc also issues that affect the quality of education that schools offer. Do we pay teachers enough?
Do they give value for money? Producer GEORGE FISCHER


Unknown: Ian McIntyre
Producer: George Fischer

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: John Tusa

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week.

: A Book at Bedtime

Bhowani Junction by JOHN MASTERS abridged by DONALD BANCROFT Read by GARARD GREEN Producer JOHN CARDY
(The last of 25 instalments)


Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Garard Green
Producer: John Cardy

: The Next Programme Follows Almost Immediately

Written by PETER SPENCE with additional material by DAVID RENWICK


Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: David Gooderson
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Written By: Peter Spence
Unknown: David Renwick
Producer: David Hatch

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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