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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

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by John Timpsen 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
VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpsen
Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria

Read by TONY BRITTON (5) %


Unknown: H. K. Fleming
Read By: Tony Britton

: News

: The Living World

(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast) %

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence
Roman Britain - 1: Claudius' Triumph in Britain
9.45 Listening and Reading
' TheWolf and the Seven Little . Kids' from Grimms Fairy Tales. Read by ELIZABETH ORNBO Producer PHILIPPA PEARCE


Written By: Jeremy Gibson
Written By: Alan Ereira
Read By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Producer: Philippa Pearce

: For Schools

Poetry Corner
Songs in the Street

: Daily Service

NEM p 72; 0 for a heart to praise my' God (BBC HB 334): Psalm 142: Luke 20. vv 27-40; Christian, unflinching stand (BBC HB-350)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 2
America Latina: a musical exploration by BARBARA KLUGE Music by DORITA Y PEPE Producer
11.0 Inquiry
Unit 1: Waste and Want 1: Poverty
Series edited by JACK singleton (For the 15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery. Human Biology 1: Your Senses by ARTHUR VIALLS
Series producer ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Guitar School


Unknown: Barbara Kluge
Music By: Dorita Y Pepe
Unknown: William Murphy
Written By: Keith Yeomans
Edited By: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Arthur Vialls
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Widows' Damages: RUPERT TOWNSEND-ROSE talks about a change in the law which removes a long-standing grievance.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see cot 2


Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Life Is What Yer Make It

starring ' The Things '
Michael Robbins as Dad Pat Coombs as Mum Liz Gebhardt as Beryl Frank Abbott as Len with Ronald Fletcher as Himself
A weekly, fearless, down-to-earth report on Britain today through the eves of yer typical average listening family. 3: Education an' that Written bv
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Michael Robbins
Unknown: Dad Pat Coombs
Unknown: Mum Liz Gebhardt
Unknown: Beryl Frank Abbott
Unknown: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Mike Fentiman
Producer: Martin Fisher

: 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: Pottle Pig goes to Town by NANCY NORTHCOTE


Unknown: Nancy Northcote

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music 1 for the 7-to-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems A A Bird in the Hand by FREDERICK TREVES
2.45 Nature
The Edge of the Sea by CHRISTINE DUDLEY


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Producer: Stuart Evans
Unknown: Christine Dudley

: Afternoon Theatre

Athlete by KEITH MILES
Billy Grayston shows unusual promise as a sprinter, but has he the necessary dedication to make it to the top?
Producer ANTHONY CORNISH ‡ (from Birmingham)


Unknown: Billy Grayston
Jack Grayston: Chris Gittins
Billy Grayston: Leroy Lingwood
Sheila: Alice Miller
Don Fullard: David Burke
Les Wyman: Philip Garston-Jones
Pete Higgins: Alan Devereux
Eddie: Nicky Epmett
Nan Scoffield: Judith MacKay
Voice: George Woolley
Starter}: George Woolley
Doctor: George Woolley
Commentator: Dick Knight

: Shake Well Before Using

A series of three programmes dealing with the use and possible abuse of chemicals in the home.
3: Food Additives
From cow to ketchup, chemicals get added to our food. What is put in - and is it necessary?
GEORGE LUCE investigates.


Producer: Michael R. Bright

: Story Time

Barchester Towers by ANTHONY TROLLOPE


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Read By: Martin Friend

: PM

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Roger Cook

: News

: Right or Wrong?

The game in which it's better to be wrong than right with John Cleese, William Rushton, Andrée Melly, Anthea Askey, their chairman Clement Freud and this week's special guest Spike Milligan.
Devised by Ian Messiter
Producer Christopher Serle


Chairman: Clement Freud
Panellist: John Cleese
Panellist: William Rushton
Panellist: Andrée Melly
Panellist: Anthea Askey
Guest: Spike Milligan
Devised by: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views With JACKY GILLOTT


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

Ashtead FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Ashtead in Surrey.


Unknown: Ashtead Franklin Engelmann

: Midweek Theatre: The Trumpet in the Hall

A new play for radio by Robin Houston
This last summer I went back to Townside. In Oxford I'm haunted by Townside and the bogys of the half-finished, abandoned, rusting hulks in the shipyards. It was only the memory of a floppy hat struggling up Reservoir Hill against the smoke sky of Newcastle in the distance that brought me back at all.'
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Writer: Robin Houston
Producer: Gerry Jones
Grandmother: Dorothy Lane
Mother: Pauline Letts
Uncle: Wilfrid Carter
Iain: David Valla

: Now Read On

with Michael Flanders
JOHN LE CARRE ́ describes his bLack comedy The Naive and Sentimental Lover
MARGARET DRABBLE on other new novels including Mary Mc Carthy 's latest, Birds of America MARY WIMRUSH reads from Vera Inber 's Leningrad Diary and the voice of OGDEN NASH reading from his last book of verse Bed Riddance


Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Mary Mc Carthy
Unknown: Vera Inber
Producers: Jocelyn Ferguson
Producers: Miriam Rapp

: I Want to be Wild

Richard MAYNE poses some reassuring questions and suggests some alarming answers. What does make a lady of 80 go out on the loose? And is Catharsis a Greek colonel?
9.59 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN abridged by HONOR WYATT
Read by Eileen Atkins
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife; and when the handsome Mr Bingley comes to live at Netherfield Hall Mrs Bennet 's first concern is that he should marry one of her five daughters. His friend Mr Darcv is even more handsome and has flO,000 a year; but she discovers him to be proud and above being pleased by any lady. She quite detests the man.
Producer PATRICIA BRENT (First of 28 instalments)


Unknown: Jane Austen
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Mr Bingley
Unknown: Mrs Bennet
Unknown: Mr Darcv
Producer: Patricia Brent

: News

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

: Closedown

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