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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

Contributors

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 Anglia: see col 5
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The Day of the Triffids

by JOHN WYNDHAM
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF (12)

Contributors

Unknown: John Wyndham
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff

: With Great Pleasure Sir Lawrence Bragg

A second chance to hear the personal anthology of prose and verse presented by the eminent scientist and Nobel Prize-winner who died last month.
Sharing the readings with OLIVE GREGG and HUGH DICKSON , Sir Lawrence plays the part of Sherlock Holmes 's companion Dr Watson.
Producer LAURIE JOHN

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Producer: Laurie John

: Daily Service

NEM P 90; How are thy servants blest, 0 Lord! (BBC HB 305); Psalm 23: Mark 3. vv 7-19: Disposer supreme (BBC HB 226)

: All Kinds of Music

A miscellany for morning listening
Today: British Light Music
BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by MICHAEL MOORES JIMMY HUGHES (harmonica) HAROLD RICH (piano)
Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Conducted By: Michael Moores
Conducted By: Jimmy Hughes
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: The All Electric Holiday Show

with Gerry Marsden
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)

Contributors

Unknown: Gerry Marsden
Producers: Gillian Hush
Producers: Tony Cliff

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family
What Do Children Read? Does it matter if they see the classic on the TV and never read the book? LESLIE smith talks to schoolchildren, a headmistress and a schoolmaster,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours, BBC. Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see column 5

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Cooper
Talks: Leslie Smith

: Brothers in Law

based on the book by HENRY CECIL
in In Reverse with GERALD CROSS, WILLIAM FOX GARARD GREEN and This week's special guest star
This week Roger Thursby comes up against Judge Boyle , who has the formidable reputation of biting your head off for no reason at all and, if given any reason, eating it slowly.
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: William Fox
Unknown: Judge Boyle
Written By: Henry Cecil
Written By: Basil Dawson
Roger Thursby: Richard Briers
Sally: Julia Lockwood
JOy: Bridget Armstrong
Alec: Blake Butler
BiggS: Nigel Pegram
everyone else: Peter Tuddenham
Judge Boyle: Andrew Cruickshank

: 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: Granny Apple's Old Straw Hat by PAULINE HILL

Contributors

Unknown: Pauline Hill

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by ALUN FRANCIS VALERIE TRYON (piano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Alun Francis
Piano: Valerie Tryon

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 23: The Vote
1958. Roger Quaife 's views on Britain's future nuclear policy are at last brought to the crucial Parliamentary test. The result has far-reaching consequences for all those who. like Lewis Eliot , have been closely associated with Quaife.
Producer ROGER PINE. Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Quaife
Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Producer: Roger Pine.
Producer: Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot: Geoffrey Matthews
Roger Quaife: Frederick Treves
Sir Francis Getliffe: Simon Lack
Lord Lufkin: William Fox
Tycoon: Geoffrey Wincott
Ellen Smith: Anne Jameson
Lady Caroline Quaife: Olwen Griffiths
Collingwood: John Bryning
Monty Cave: Ronald Forfar
Sammikins: Michael Harbour
Trafford: John Forrest
Sir Hector Rose: John Bentley

: The Twelve Maidens

6: The Final Round

: 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: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time The Prisoner of Zenda

by ANTHONY HOPE
Read by PHILIP GUARD 2: Black Michael
'We led our horses into the wood ... As our pursuers approached I saw Sapt's finger curl lovingly towards the trigger of his revolver.'

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Hope
Read By: Philip Guard
Read By: Black Michael

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.4 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: Mike Yarwood

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Chris Underwood presenting world news and views

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Underwood

: The Entertainers Jack Benny

The comedian's comedian talks about his craft, with illustrations and appraisals from
George Burns , Denis Goodwin Phil Harris. Bob Hope
Gregory Peck , John Pritchard Research by MICHAEL FREEDLAND Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 9.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Phil Harris.
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Michael Freedland
Producer: John Cassels

: New Lifelines in Medicine 5: New Diseases

In the last decade new techniques have transformed the art of medicine.
Certain diseases have developed new strains which are proving resistant to known drugs. Other diseases which were believed to be vanishing are proving surprisingly persistent. Professor Maurice Backett believes we should consider these as ' new diseases.'
In this programme leading consultants talk about the diseases in which they specialise and how medical science is combating them. The specialists also advise how we should protect ourselves against these ailments, while patients describe their experiences. Among the diseases discussed are coronaries, bronchitis, lung cancer, ulceration, mental illness and venereal disease. Compiled and narrated by TONY VAN DEN BERGH
Producer ALAN BURGESS

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Backett
Unknown: Tony van Den Bergh
Producer: Alan Burgess

: A Bard's-Eye View of American History

Most of us think of protest songs as a recent phenomenon. But such familiar American songs as Yankee Doodle and The Bluetail Fly were originally songs of protest.
Harvey Matusow takes a look at 200 years of protest songs-and discovers something about American history on the way. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
(Radio Times People: page 4)

Contributors

Unknown: Harvey Matusow
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: How Healthy Are We?

2: Measuring Health
How would you define and then measure ' good health ' or ' illness '? Indeed, is it any longer possible completely to separate the two?
GORDON SNELL talks to GEORGE TEELING-SMITH , director of the Office of Health Economics

Contributors

Talks: Gordon Snell
Unknown: George Teeling-Smith

: A Book at Bedtime

South Riding by WINIFRED HOLTBY
Read by ANNETTE CROSBIE (7)

Contributors

Unknown: Winifred Holtby
Read By: Annette Crosbie

: The Late News

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

: Closedown









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