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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 for 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 below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Living World

The Super-Pest
Few creatures are more universally hated than the rat, yet it can rely on man for food and shelter. Rats are widely used in medical research, but the diseases they carry have killed millions of human beings.
It's a great success story-from the rat's point of view! Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Introduced By: Dilys Breese

: This Was Your Line

Robin Day presents highlights from Radio 4's weekly telephone series It's Your Line. Today's edition features past 5uests:
James Callaghan , mp
Enoch Powell , mp
Geoffrey Rippon , mp Dr Ralf Dahrendorf Michael Foot, mp


Unknown: James Callaghan
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Geoffrey Rippon
Unknown: Dr Ralf Dahrendorf
Unknown: Michael Foot, Mp
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM p 7; Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10): Canticle 6, part 1; Luke 7, vv 36-50; My soul, praise the Lord! (BBC HB 463)

: All Kinds of Music

A miscellany for morning listening
Today: Music Sets the Scene BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON VALERIE TRYON (piano)
Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSON


Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: Dial a Scientist

Send us those science questions your parents stumble over. Paddy Feeny will be phoning the lucky ones and putting them on the line to the panel of resident scientists.
You can talk to Patrick Moore about space travel and astronomy, and to Professor Richard Gregory about inventions and how the brain works.
This week's guest is Professor Eric Laithwaite , who will answer questions about highspeed transport, electric motors, magnets and engineering. HaVe fun trying out for yourself ARTHUR GARRATT 'S experiments in the second instalment of ' You and Your Senses.'
If you would like a chance to talk on the telephone to the experts, send your question on a postcard, giving your name, age and telephone number to: Dial a Scientist. BBC. Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA Producer ALISTAIR BROWN


Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Professor Richard Gregory
Unknown: Eric Laithwaite
Unknown: Arthur Garratt
Producer: Alistair Brown

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Lost Documents: what can be done about them? Some advice from LAURIE SAPPER
Other topical items too, and What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 2


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Secret Life of Kenneth Williams

by R. D. WINGFIELD with Kenneth Williams RICHARD CALDICOT as Sir Charles Prattle
JOSEPHINE TEWSON as Maisie CAROLINE HLAKISTON as MiSS GibbS and LESLIE HERITAGE as Tomkins with GRAHAM STARK as the Armourer Chapter 3: Harem Nights Other parts: EVA HADDON
Scripts edited by GERRY JONES Producer KEITH WILLIAMS
(Kenneth Williams is in ' Captain Brassbound's Conversion' at the Cambridge Theatre, London; Richard Caldicot in ' No Sex, Please - We're British ' at the Strand Theatre)
12.55 Weather; programmenews


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Richard Caldicot
Unknown: Sir Charles Prattle
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Maisie Caroline Hlakiston
Unknown: Leslie Heritage
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Eva Haddon
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Harold Kasket
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Joanna Wake
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Edited By: Gerry Jones
Edited By: Keith Williams
Edited By: Kenneth Williams

: 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: The Boasting Whistling Kettle by I. w. ROBERTS


Unknown: I. W. Roberts

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

(clarinet and saxophone) WILFRID PARRY (piano)


Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: Afternoon Theatre The Guthrie Process

A play for radio by DAVID WADE with William Fox
' You see, Edwards, my organisation is retained by some, if not all of the country's industrial leaders to find what they in their simple-minded way are pleased to call " men of outstanding ability," men, that is, dedicated to the job in hand with no other thought than to live it, eat it, sleep it.'


Unknown: David Wade
Unknown: William Fox
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Storyteller: Noel Howlett
Peter Edwards: Nigel Anthony
Helen Mackenzie: Eve Raine
Sir Alistair Mackenzie: Duncan McIntyre
Piers Trevelyan: Martin Friend
Hamilton Guthrie: Willlam Fox
Mrs Briggs: Eva Stuart
Ron: Patrick Tull
Sir William Boulding: Trevor Martin
Miss Evans: Clare Horne

: The Countryside in July

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country, with a natural history contribution by ERIC SIMMS


Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time Announce Me for Hamlet on Monday

by KEITH DARVILL adapted from JOHN COLEMAN 'S 50 Years of an Actor's Life with Timothy West as John Coleman
' Some of these young actors have not, I'm afraid, the same spirit as we of the old brigade - too pretty, lisping hawthorne buds. cricket and Oxford degrees. But I am grateful for their loyal assistance in making the project for long so dear to my heart such an outstanding success. The climax of one life's devotion to the traditions of the art It loves. The rest is silence.,


Unknown: Keith Darvill
Unknown: John Coleman
Unknown: Timothy West
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: PM

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestiand presenting world news and views

: Down Your Way Perthshire

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Callander and Doune districts.
Next week; The Royal National Rose Society, St Albans


Producer: Phyllis Robinson
Unknown: St Albans

: Midweek Theatre Voyage to Trinidad

by SAMUEL SELVON with Jan Edwards and Rudolph Walker
Things are not always what they seem ...


Unknown: Samuel Selvon
Unknown: Jan Edwards
Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Producer: Betty Davies
Mrs Procap: Betty Baskcomb
Lincoln: Rudolph Walker
Hazel: Jan Edwards
Mona: Myrtle Robinson
James: Horace James
Porter: Edward Kelsey
Waiter: Frank Singuineau
Head Waiter: George Brown

: A Choice of Paperbacks

Presented by JOHN DONAT , who makes a personal choice and introduces
MICHAEL PODRO on The Sovereignty of Good, three essays by Iris Murdoch , and PHILIP STEADMAN on Circle, edited by J. L. Martin , Ben Nicholson and Naom Gabo. and Architecture 2000 by Charles Jencks. DAVID PIPER and LIONEL MARCH discuss with JOHN DONAT some favourite books available between soft covers


Presented By: John Donat
Unknown: Michael Podro
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Philip Steadman
Edited By: J. L. Martin
Edited By: Ben Nicholson
Unknown: Charles Jencks.
Unknown: David Piper
Unknown: Lionel March
Unknown: John Donat
Producer: Leonie Cohn

: The Speech Barrier

MARGARET DRABBLE talks about the predicament of people with speech impediments whose careers nonetheless require them to speak in public.
The speaker herself, a well-known novelist and broadcaster, has an intermittent speech impediment,


Talks: Margaret Drabble

: 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


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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