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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 Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought tor the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron

: 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 col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

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

Have you an infirm parent to care for? Have you a flatmate you would like to ense out without causing offence? Are you an incipient kleptomaniac? Or are you-like this week's special guest Alan Melville-very impulsive? These are the problems discussed today. In the chair Jean Metcalfe On the panel:
DR WENDY GREENCROSS , marriage guidance counsellor; OLGA FRANKLIN , journalist; DR WILLIAM THOMSON , editor of The Practitioner; DAVID HOBMAN , director of the National Old Peoples Welfare Council.


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dr Wendy Greencross
Unknown: Olga Franklin
Unknown: Dr William Thomson
Unknown: David Hobman
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: Sounds Natural

Cyril Fletcher discusses with DEREK JONES his love of the countryside and illustrates it with recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives
Producers MICHAEL BOWEN and JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)


Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producers: Michael Bowen
Producers: John Burton

: Daily Service

NEM p 96; Thy hand, 0 God (BBC HB 187); Psalm 82: John 20, vv 1-2. 9-18: 0 Spirit of the living God (BBC HB 159)

: Music Hour

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music played by BBC NORTHERN


Introduces: Sidney Harrison
Conducted By: Stewart Kershaw
Violin: Raymond Cohen

: Killer in Dark Glasses

A thriller by HENRY TREECE adapted in seven episodes by DONALD BANCROFT
1: Green Telephone
Gordon Stewart decides to leave the department of internal security - but is forestalled by an unexpected death. Read by Eric Lander


Unknown: Henry Treece
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Read By: Eric Lander
Read By: Christopher Venning

: Service of Thanksgiving

in Westminster Abtey for the Life and Work of John Charles Walsham Reith
Order of Service: Croft Sentences
Psalm 121, Metrical version: I to the hills will lift mine eyes First Lesson: Wisdom 1, w 1-7: read by The Rev Murray Leishman Tribute in music by the BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Address by The Rt Rev A. Berron , Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Choir and Orchestra: Faure In Paradisum
Second Lesson: Philippians 4, vv 4-9: read by Charles Curran , Director-General of the BBC Prayers
Psalm 23, Metrical version: The Lord is my Shepherd Blessing
Master of the Choristers and Organist DOUGLAS GUEST BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader BELA DEKANY conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOUI. Scene described by JOHN SNAGGE
12.45* Interlude: records
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: John Charles Walsham
Unknown: Murray Leishman
Unknown: A. Berron
Read By: Charles Curran
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boui.
Unknown: John Snagge

: 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 Tractor that got Stuck by JOYCE STRANGER

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Soprano: Christina Clarke

: Afternoon Theatre Adequate Reasons

1 As we've said sir, reasons are rarely adequate when we try to explain them to other people.'


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield

: A Choice of Paperbacks

Presented by PHILIP OAKES


Presented By: Philip Oakes

: Story Time: The Bride of Lammermoor

by SIR WALTER SCOTT abridged in eight parts Read by BRYDEN MUROOCH
'My Lord. I am greatly surprised at the connexions you have been pleased to form during my absence. Now kindly decide what you are going to do. For. if Ravens-wood does not quit this house, I will.'
7: The Return of Lady Ashton Producer GORDON EMSLIE


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Read By: Bryden Murooch
Producer: Gordon Emslie

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Roger Cook

: Brothers in Law

based on the book by HENRY CECIL starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby in Tell 'em the Tale


Book By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Nicholson: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Nora Salt: June Spencer
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards. Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher in the chair MCDONALD HOBLEY Special guest Sheila Hancock (Saturdays broadcast)


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Sheila Hancock

: Everything you need to know about the Permissive Society

Introduced by Ian McIntyre
Does it exist? What is it? Where is it? Is it a step forward? Is it a step back? discussed by
KENNETH GREET, Secretary of the Methodist Conference
GILLIAN REYNOLDS , journalist and Liverpool housewife
ANTHONY STORR , psychiatrist
Evidence on The case against licence: THE BISHOP OF COVENTRY
The cast for freedom:
DR PHILIP CAUTHERY, joint director with Dr Martin Cole of the Institute for Sex Education and Research
Permissiveness and the Law
Michael ZANDER, legal correspondent of The Guardian
Parental authority, sexual freedom and all that:
RITA DANDO talking to girls and boys in a New Town
IAN MCINTYRE talking to families in Tannochbrae
Freedom of Expression:
TOM MASCHLER, chairman of Jonathan Cape
BACHOO SEN, film distributor and producer of Loving Feeling and To Rio for Love


Introduced By: Ian McIntyre
Unknown: Kenneth Greet
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Anthony Storr
Unknown: The Bishop of Coventry
Unknown: Dr Philip Cauthery
Unknown: Michael Zander
Unknown: Rita Dando
Unknown: Ian McIntyre
Unknown: Janey Ironside
Unknown: Tom Maschler
Unknown: Bachoo Sen
Producer: Richard Keen

: New Worlds

Meet the people whose research, discoveries and inventions are changing our way of life and our understanding of the world around us.


Presenter: Paul Vauchan
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

The World in Winter by JOHN CHRISTOPHER
Read by Michael MCCLAIN (4)


Unknown: John Christopher
Read By: Michael McClain

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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