The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
Deputy editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE Editor MARSHALL STEWART
(' On that first morning I felt like a little old fragile lady': page 10)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
by A. PHILIPPA PEARCE abridged for radio in six parts by BERTHA LONSDALE Reader Geoffrey Banks
Tom found the garden when he pushed the back door of the big old house after the grandfather clock in the hall had struck 13. 1: Exile
Producer HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)
Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Money: earning, saving and spending it
A new look at National Savings: SIR HARRY PAGE, Who heads a committee to investigate the problem, points to some possible lines of enquiry. Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2
by N. C. HUNTER : adapted for radio by MOLLIE HARDWICK with Coral Browne and Virginia Maskell
'It's not kind to make us dream of the waters of the moon.'
Pianist CICELY HOYE
Producer BETTY DAVIES
Evelyn Daly, his sister:
Robert Lancaster, her husband:
Tonetta Landi, her daughter:
The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Presented by Nicholas Woolley and Roger Cook
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
A general knowledge contest between schoolchildren in Australia, New Zealand. Canada and the United Kingdom. 12: Winnipeg Sydney
Winnipeg team: RICHARD DECTER MARTHA BARBER
Question-master BOB BURTON
Sydney team: CHARLES MADDISON IGOR NOSSAR , COLLEEN GURAY Question-master JOHN DEASE Questions set by ROY SMITH
(Also broadcast on the networks of ABC Australia, NZBC New Zealand and CBC Canada) Producers in Winnipeg KEN BOLTON in Sydney HAL LASHWOOD Executive producer MARTIN FISHER
A play by JOHN WHITING (written 1953-1954) starring Dorothy Tutin
Martin Jarvis. Isabel Jeans Dinsdale Landen
The Gates of Summer Is a bitter-sweet piece, poised on the edge of tears, perhaps fearful of toppling either into tragedy or farce. Ronald Hay -man. Whiting's biographer, describes it as 'a comedy, chiefly in the sense that the characters all fall short of tragedy.' Whiting himself called it the harshest play he had written.
It was first produced in September 1956 in Oxford, but closed the next month in Leeds without coming to London. Cast in order of speaking
The action takes place in a country house in Greece, a little way from Athens. The time is the early summer of the year 1913.
The play adapted for radio and produced by JOHN POWELL
(Dorothy Tutin is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)
John Hogarth, mp:
Cristos Papadiamantis, Mrs Faramond's secretary:
Henry Bevis, special corres pondent to The Times:
Caroline Traherne, Selwyn Faramond's daughter:
Selwyn Faramond Sophie's husband, an archaeologist:
by JOHN CHRISTOPHER abridged by BARBARA HENDERSON Read by Michael McClain
The new ice age comes to Europe and starving bands roam the cities. With other privileged people, Andrew Leedon escapes to Nigeria. But something brings him back to arctic England, to a rendezvous on the frozen Thames ... Producer JOHN CARDY
(First of 15 instalments)
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