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: Prayer for the Day

6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.59-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglla, 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: John Timpson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Anne of Green Gables

The story by L. M. MONTGOMERY abridged by CHISTINA SELLORS Read by Ann Murray
She was about eleven. She wore an ugly yellow dress, a faded brown sailor hat. Her hair was red, her face was thin and freckled, her eyes large and green. Matthew Cuthbert knew he ought to break it to her at once. but how do you tell an orphan girl that it is all a terrible mistake? That you ' ordered a boy Producer JOHN CARDY
(First cf 13 instalments)


Story By: L. M. Montgomery
Abridged By: Chistina Sellors
Read By: Ann Murray
Unknown: Matthew Cuthbert
Producer: John Cardy

: News

: Start the Week with Ken Sykora

Zena Skinner , Vivian Stanshall and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week Producer richard GILBERT


Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; 0 worship the Lord (BBC HB 267); Psalm 63; Luke 14. vv 1-14; A safe stronghold (BBC HB 267)

: Véronique

Philip Hope-Wallace introduces excerpts from a recently issued gramophone record of Messager's popular operetta,

: Orange-Coloured Peppermind Humbug Holiday Show

Sumvier Programme
Mr Smee, Judy and Henry are in the Humbug studio with more songs and jokes, a quiz, two stories, a further adventure of Captain Rex Radio, and interesting things about cowboys. codes, cooking, inventions, first aid and animals. Script by ALEXANDER GUYAN Presented by MICHAEL SMEE
DAVID BRIERLEY , SHIRLEY DIXON Produced and edited by


Script By: Alexander Guyan
Presented By: Michael Smee
Presented By: Judy Bennet
Presented By: Garard Green
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: David Brierley
Unknown: Shirley Dixon

: Desert Island Discs

Artur Rubinstein
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Artur Rubinstein

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Tony Hancock

in Hancock's Half-Hour Another chance to hear The Grappling Game with SIDNEY JAMES , BILL KERR HATTIE JACQUES
Theme and incidental music by WALLY STOTT Written by ALAN SIMPSON and RAY GALTON Producer TOM RONALD


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Music By: Wally Stott
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Producer: Tom Ronald

: Why Bank Holidays?

PHILIP HOWARD investigates the origins and history of this old English custom which began 100 years ago.
Victorian businessmen foresaw the collapse of the country if the banks closed, but Parliament passed the Bill which today gives everyone the right to join the traffic jams to coast and countryside, there to celebrate the curious rites of the English Bank Holiday. Reader JOHN BENTLEY
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Philip Howard
Reader: John Bentley
Reader: Helen Fry

: Afternoon Theatre

You're a Long Time Dead

: Story Time: Moonfleet: 1: The Rumblings in the Vault

by Meade Falkner abridged in ten parts by Donald Bancroft
Read by Paul Douglas
The year is 1758. Moonfleet is a small village on the Dorset coast. ancestral seat of the extinct family of the Mohunes. After a flood, young John Trenchard discovers a mysterious hole in the churchyard and decides to explore... (from Bristol)


Author: Meade Falkner
Abridged by: Donald Bancroft
Reader: Paul Douglas
Producer: Brian Miller

: 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

: News

: Al Read Expo

A light-hearted look at life in which Al airs the views of the silent majority on the subject of: The Roof Over Your Head


Written By: Ronnie Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)
(Your invitation to the wedding of the year: pages 52-55)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Simpson

: The Victoria Line

Yootha Joyce as Edna and Liza Goddard as Victoria say You want it, we find it in the weekly adventures of an agency with SEAN ARNOLD , JOHN BADDgLEY CAROLINE BLAKISTON


Unknown: Yootha Joyce
Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: John Baddgley
Unknown: Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Bettina Dickson
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Script By: Terence Brady

: A Rhyme in Time

A new panel game in which
Cyril Fletcher , June Whitfield Caryl Brahms and Graeme Garden converse in verse with their chairman Gyles Brandreth who devised the game
Poems read by DAVID BRIERLEY Producer simon BRETT


Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Whitfield Caryl Brahms
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Read By: David Brierley
Producer: Simon Brett

: Prisoners of the War

A boy grows up on industrial Tyneside during the Second World War: he watches its effects on the community he knew, the hopes and fears, successes and failures, of those who went to fight and those who stayed at home.
Producer TONY CLIFF †


Unknown: Peter Terson
Narrator: Alex Glasgow
Father: James Garbutt
Willie: Alan Hockey
Butcher: John Malcolm
Terry's Mother: Ursula Smith
Terry: Ralph Watson
George Kine: Ronald Herdman
Johnny: Edward Wilson
Chappie: Alun Armstrong
Jean: Valerie Georgeson
Mac: Rjchard Ireson

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Watching the Chinese

For the past 15 years the BBC's Far East correspondent ANTHONY LAWRENCE has been meeting the Chinese people and learning what they think and how they behave - politically, socially and in their personal relations. In a series of five talks he discusses the Chinese people as human beings rather than as a factor in world politics.
1: What Communism has Done to the People


Unknown: Anthony Lawrence

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by ANNETTE CROSBIE (11) †


Unknown: Winifred Holtby
Read By: Annette Crosbie

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather 11. 31* Closedown

: Closedown

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