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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

Contributors

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: With Great Pleasure Bernard Miles

At the Mermaid Theatre, assisted by his wife JOSEPHINE WILSON , Sir Bernard Miles presents a choice of his favourite poetry and prose (carefully selected from a pile 3 ft 6 ins high): before a specially invited audience.
Producer Richard KEEN X

Contributors

Unknown: Josephine Wilson
Unknown: Sir Bernard Miles
Producer: Richard Keen

: Daily Service

NEM p 26: There is a green hill (BBC HB 92); Canticle 5; Luke 8, vv 40-56; 0 sacred head (BBC HB 86)

: All Kinds of Music

A miscellany for morning listening
Today: British Light Music
BBC Midland Light Orchestra conducted by Terence Lovett
Pearl Fawcett (accordion)
Introduced by Roy Williamson

Contributors

Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: The All Electric Holiday Show

with Ken Campbell
Things to collect, to cook, to grow.... competitions ... jokes ... thrills and spills ... letting off steam .. and the extra-ordinary exploits of Dangerous Dr Macloon.
Producers GILLIAN HUSH and TONY CLIFF
(from Manchester) f

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Campbell

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Hume and Family
Living with Epilepsy: JOAN yoRKE enquires into the difficulties and possibilities of leading a normal life.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 1

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Brothers in Law

based on the book by HENRY CECIL starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby in In and Out with JULIA LOCKWOOD as Sally BRIDGET ARMSTRONG as Joy BASIL DIGNAM as the Judge WILLIAM FOX , LESLIE HERITAGE and MICHAEL KILGARRIFF as everyone else
This week's guest star: James Beck as Newman Written by HENRY CECIL and BASIL DAWSON
Producer DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Thurs, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Contributors

Book By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Roger Thursby
Unknown: Julia Lockwood
Unknown: Sally Bridget Armstrong
Unknown: Joy Basil Dignam
Unknown: Judge William Fox
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: James Beck
Written By: Henry Cecil
Written By: Basil Dawson

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: George's New Friend by MRS M. T. HARRIMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs M. T. Harriman

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conductor KENNETH ALWYN BENJAMIN LUXON (baritone) DAVID WILLISON (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Piano: David Willison

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 20: The First Thing. 1955
Producer ROGER PINE Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Producer: Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot: Geoffrey Matthews
Sir Hector Rose: John Bentley
Osbaldiston: John Graham
Lord Gilbey: Noel Iliff
Roger Quaife: Frederick Treves
Sir Walter Luke: Michael Kilgarriff
Sir Francis Getliffe: Simon Lack
Michael Brodzinski: Harold Kasket
Diana Skidmore: Barbara Bliss
Lady Caroline Quaife: Olwen Griffiths
Lord Bridgwater: John Wyse
Reggie Collingwood: John Bryning
Sir Laurence Astill: John Graham
Sammikins: Michael Harbour

: The Twelve Maidens

A serial for radio in six parts by STEWART FARRAR with Martin Jarvis and Patricia Gallimore 3: The New Witch
Susan Platt. MARGARET ROBERTSON Rex Andrews. ..ANTONY HIGGINSON Producer DAVID H. GODFREY

Contributors

Unknown: Stewart Farrar
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Susan Platt.
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: Rex Andrews.
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Peter Brent: Martin Jarvis
Donald Williams: Fraser Kerr
Dr Carl Ewing: Haydn Jones
Margaret Govan: Patricia Gallimore
Bridget Williams: Eva Stuart
Sgt George Blake: Sean Arnold
Joe Gurney: Douglas Blackwell
Reuben Fairfax: Patrick Tull
Bill: Alan Reid
Professor Philip Jessup: Lewis Stringer

: Pick of the Bunch

A year of Gardeners' Question Time
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recalls some of the places visited and some of the questions asked during the past year
With FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Producer KENNETH FORD

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

by A. A. MILNE
Storyteller BERNARD CRIBBINS
2: Kanga and Roo Come to the Forest, and Eel/ore Loses a Tail In which we hear how Baby Roo is kidnapped according to everyone's plan, except Piglet's... and Kanga has the last word; and how Pooh Bear is a Real Friend to Eeyore. ' Not,' as the old grey donkey says, ' Like Some.'

Contributors

Unknown: A. A. Milne
Unknown: Storyteller Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Pooh Bear

: 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

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Written by: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The Entertainers Gracie Fields

A new telling of the story of Britain's best-loved and longest established super-star. Arranged and presented by FRANK DIXON
Additional research AUDREY KAYE
Produced by HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)
(Repeated: Friday, 9.5 am)

Contributors

Presented By: Frank Dixon
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: New Lifelines in Medicine 2: Anaesthetics

In the last decade new anaesthetics, drugs and surgical techniques have transformed the art of medicine.
Anaesthetics have come a long way since the early days of ether. The modern anaesthetics can take a patient down to the level of oblivion required for a major operation, or keep him at a level of near-consciousness quite free from pain. Machinery controlled by the anaesthetist can take over the function of heart, lungs and other organs, while sophisticated monitors can anticipate an emergency and even prophesy the patient's future condition.
Compiled and narrated by TONY VAN DEN BERGH
Producer ALAN BURGESS
(Nextweek: A Heart is Repaired)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony van Den Bergh
Producer: Alan Burgess

: The Music of Exile Bohuslav Martinu

1890-1959
A study for radio of the life and music of the Czech composer written by ANTHONY WILKINSON
Martinu's music is little known in this country: but it is strangely autobiographical in character, and mirrors the emotional and historical events of his colourful, bizarre life. with Alan Wheatley as Martinu Peter Hawkins as the Narrator Also taking part
HENRY DAVIES , LEONARD HENRY DAVID JARRETT , JOHN RUDDOCK
ROY SPENCER and LEWIS STRINGER Producer GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Written By: Anthony Wilkinson
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Martinu Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Henry Davies
Unknown: Leonard Henry
Unknown: David Jarrett
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Producer: Graham Gauld

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The World itt Winter by JOHN CHRISTOPHER
Read by MICHAEL MCCLAIN (12)

Contributors

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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