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: News Summary

27 Farming Today
6.45 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 bv 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
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced bv DEREK JONES) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.41 Today's Papers


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Robert Robinson

: The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria

by H. K. FLEMING abridged and read by Tony Britton
Seized by rebels in her own train on the journey from Balmoral to Ayrshire while her faithful servant John Brown , dear Mr Tennyson the Poet Laureate, and her son and heir Bertie, Prince of Wales, stood helplessly by. It was unthinkable! Impossible! But it seemed to be happening: All England. led by Prime Minister Disraeli, to the rescue.
(First of 15 instalments originally broadcast as 'A Book at Bedtime ' in 1969)


Unknown: H. K. Fleming
Read By: Tony Britton
Unknown: John Brown
Unknown: Mr Tennyson
Producer: John Cardy

: News

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

A panel consisting of OLGA FRANKLIN , journalist; DR WILLIAM THOMSON , editor of The Practitioner; JAMES HEMMING , educational psychologist: and DR WENDY GREENGROSS , marriage guidance counsellor, discuss the problems listeners send in - with the people concerned taking part as well.
In the chair Jean Metcalfe Producer ELIZABETH SMITH


Unknown: Olga Franklin
Unknown: Dr William Thomson
Unknown: James Hemming
Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: Operatic Heroines

Dido: illustrated with readings from Virgil's Aeneid and records of the operas by Berlioz and Purcell.
Introduced by JILL BALCON Compiled by HILARY PYM


Introduced By: Jill Balcon

: Daily Service

NEM p 54; Father of heaven (BBC HB 290); Psalm 36; Luke 19. vv. 11-28; God is love (BBC HB 7)

: All Kinds of Music

A miscellany for morning listening
Today: Music for the Dance BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conducted by ASHLEY LAWRENCE DEREK SIMPSON (cello) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
Introduced by PETER BARKER


Conducted By: Ashley Lawrence
Cello: Derek Simpson
Introduced By: Peter Barker

: A Touch of Imagination

Somebody once said that the only really unforgiveable kind of dishonesty was to tell lies to oneself. Like cheating yourself at patience. You do it once and you're on the slippery slope. I believe that you know. I think it's true ... '
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Brian Miller
Alison: Aileen Mills
Stranger: Sean Arnold
Pete: Peter Tuddenham

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Caring for Mongol Children: JEANINE MCMULLEN talks to doctors and parents about the best way to help affected families, and ANN WORTHINGTON describes her own special scheme to advise mothers, Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Talks: Jeanine McMullen
Talks: Ann Worthington

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in The Finger of Suspicion with NORMA RONALD
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: John Graham
Written By: Edward Taylor
Written By: John Graham
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One: 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 Ship by JOAN I. CASS


Unknown: Joan I. Cass

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Bass: Ian Wallace

: Afternoon Theatre

Hijack at Penrose Gardens

: Carrington

A Study in Devotion
Written by CATHERINE DUPR É with and 'I can think of nothing but the past, everything reminds me of Lvtton. I feel as if I was in a dream, almost unconscious, so much of me was in you. And now I write in an empty book. I cry in an empty room. And there can never be anv comfort again.' with the voices of GABRIEL WOOLF , LEWIS STRINGER JO MANNING WILSON
(Jill Bennett is in ' West of Suez ' at the Royal Court)


Written By: Catherine Dupr
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Migel Anthony
Unknown: Peter Messaline
Unknown: Olwen Griffiths
Unknown: Betty Baskcomb
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Carrington: Jill Bennett
Lvtton Strachey: James Maxwell

: Story Time

The Night of Wenceslas by LIONEL DAVIDSON
Read by JOHN BULL 4: On the Run


Unknown: Lionel Davidson
Read By: John Bull

: 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

: News

: Brothers in Law

starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby in One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy-one


Unknown: Richard Briers

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Travers-Macy: Angela Piper
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Ken Pound: Michael Collins
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views With JACKY GILLOTT


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by ROY HAYWARD (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Anne the Queen

A radio portrait of Anne Boleyn drawn from contemporary sources by ALISON PLOWDEN
In her lifetime Anne Boleyn was the 'other woman,' the home-wrecker, the Concubine or, more bluntly, that goggle-eyed woman or Nan Bullen. After her death - at least after her daughter Elizabeth had become Queen of England - Anne took her place in the Protestant hagiology as a wronged and virtuous heroine.
This programme tries to find the real woman - tricky, elusive, defiant, ' wild for to hold though she seems tame.'
Producer richard WORTLEY


Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Unknown: Nan Bullen.
Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Thomas Wyatt: Anthony Hall
Henry VIII: Patrick Tull
George Cavendish: Leslie Heritage
Anne Boleyn: Jane Knowles
Eustace Chapuys: Alan Barry
Mrs Cosyns: Shirley Dixon
Wolsey: William Fox
George Wyatt: Ronald Herdman
Thomas Wriothesley: Walter Hall

: Laos: The Unknown War

For several years past the Communist Pathet Lao and the government of Laos have been fighting a seasonal war. The most easily measurable result so far is the thousands of refugees who plod hopelessly to and fro.
In the words of a Laotian proverb: 'When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.' Compiled and produced by PATRICIA PENN


Produced By: Patricia Penn

: New Worlds

Cabinet Ministers and eminent scientists. housewives and schoolboys - why do they all listen to New Worlds? After all, it's only a programme of discovery and invention.... Presenter PAUL VAUGHAN Producer LAURIE JOHN


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: The Jewish New Year

The Chief


Unknown: Rabbi Dr Immanuel Jakobovits

: A Book at Bedtime

(George) by E. L. KONIGSBURG Read by BLAIN FAIRMAN (7)


Unknown: E. L. Konigsburg
Read By: Blain Fairman

: News

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

: Closedown

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