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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. 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 by DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.46 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John. Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria

Read by TONY BRITTON (8)


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

: News

: The Living World

Up Against It
The camel can endure the heat of the desert and travel across it for many days without water; the emperor penguin survives without food for weeks in the bitter cold of the Antarctic. How do these and other creatures manage to adapt to extreme conditions? Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast) 1


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Introduced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence
Roman Britain - 2: Druids on Anglesey. Written by ALAN EREIRA
9.45 Listening and Reading
Mr Miacca : adapted from Joseph Jacobs 's English Fairy Tales and ' Brother and Sister by Lewis Carroll. Read by JOHN HOLLIS


Written By: Alan Ereira
Unknown: Mr Miacca
Unknown: Joseph Jacobs
Unknown: Lewis Carroll.
Read By: John Hollis

: For Schools

Poetry Corner: The World Turned Upside Down

: Daily Service

NEM p 93; My Lord, my Life, my Love (BBC HB 330): Psalm 119, part 7; Revelation 12, w 7-12; Ye watchers and ye holy ones (BBC HB 288)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 2
11.0 Inquiry
Unit I: Waste and Want 2: Enough is Enough by ALICK ROWE
Producer DICKON REED (15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery Human Biology
2: Survival of the Fittest by BRIAN GEAR and ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Guitar School


Producer: William Murphy
Unknown: Alick Rowe
Unknown: Brian Gear
Unknown: Arthur Vialls
Written 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
Deposits: What rights do they give you? A barrister explains Other topical items too, and What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see col


Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Life Is What Yer Make It

starring ' The Things' with A weekly, fearless, down-to-earth report on Britain today through the eyes of yer typical average listening family. 4: Politics an' that Written by TONY BILBOW and MIKE FENTIMAN Producer MARTIN FISHER
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


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

: 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: Kurlie Kitten 's Curious Morning by RUTH c. PAINE


Unknown: Kurlie Kitten

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music 1 for the 7-to-9-yearolds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems
' Rosie ': an original story by DOROTHY BAKER read by SHIRLEY DIXON
2.45 Nature
The Moon and the Tides by ARTHUR VIALLS


Unknown: James Dodding
Story By: Dorothy Baker
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Arthur Vialls

: Afternoon Theatre

Open Verdict by LESTER POWELL with Eric Allen and Charles Simon 'At Ashminster today, an open verdict was returned at the inquest on Joan Kendal , the 19-year-old student who was found in the River Ash on Tuesday. It is understood that police are continuing their enquiries ... '


Unknown: Lester Powell
Unknown: Eric Allen
Unknown: Charles Simon
Unknown: Joan Kendal
Producer: Martin Jenkins
James Hamer: Eric Allen
Insp Piper: Charles Simon
Arnold Roland: William Fox
Sgt Shields: David Valla
Graham Earle: Clifford Rose
Rose: Elizabeth Proud

: The Countryside in September

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country, with a natural history contribution by ERIC SIMMS


Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Gordon Glover
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: 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 Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: News

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by Renée
Houston Eleanor Summerfield Josephine Douglas Debbie Bowen
In the chair Anona Winn
They don'claim to know everything - but the ladies of Petticoat Line guarantee common sense, good humour, and above all the feminine point of view in their answers to your letters.
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm) (Radio 4 People: page 5)


Unknown: Houston Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Josephine Douglas
Unknown: Debbie Bowen
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priesthind presenting world news and views With JACKY GILLOTT


Unknown: Gerald Priesthind
Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

Ebbw Vale
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Ebbw Vale in Monmouthshire
(Sunday's broadcast extended) The Bourne district of Lincolnshire


Producer: Stephen Williams

: Midweek Theatre

Flights of Fancy by EDWARD HEAD with Bruce Beeby and Jo Manning Wilson
Arthur would have been hurt if you called him a liar, but there was no doubt that he did enjoy telling innocent fairy stories. Lies? Well - let's call them nights of fancy ...


Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Producer: Betty Davies
Narrator: William Fox
Arthur Taylor: Bruce Beeby
Little girl: Jill Riddick
Ruth Taylor: Madi Hedd
Peter Taylor: Brian Hewlett
Gillian Tavlor: Jane Knowles
Judy Gibson Jo: Manning Wilson
Carol: Sheila Grant

: Now Read On

with Michael Flanders
EILEEN O'CASEY talks about her biography of her husband,
Sean JOEL HURSTFIELD on Henry Vlll and his Court by Neville Wil liams and two other biographies of Bluff
King Hal PHILIP OAKES reviews Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a history of the Indians of the American West
MARGARET DRABBLE on new novels


Unknown: Michael Flanders
Talks: Eileen O'Casey
Unknown: Sean Joel Hurstfield
Unknown: Henry Vlll
Unknown: Neville Wil
Unknown: King Hal Philip Oakes
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Producers: Jocelyn Ferguson
Producers: Miriam Rapp

: The English Poets

from Chaucer to Yeats
An anthology in 26 programmes introduced oy two contemporary poets in mid-career, Anthony Thwalte and Peter Porter
There will be no attempt to make the series academic. authoritative or even comprehensive. The hosts will be enthusiastic and opinionated: some of their personal favourites will get more extensive treatment: some poets they don'much care for will be more summarily dismissed.
At the same time, this series is a serious attempt to give the listener a sense of the range and development of English poetry over 500 years.
1: Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400) Introduced by ANTHONY THWAITE Reader GARY WATSON


Unknown: Anthony Thwalte
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer
Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Reader: Gary Watson
Producer: George MacBeth

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: From Samurai to the Ginza

JOHN TUSA 's five-part series on aspects of Japanese life today. 3:The Ritual Death of Yukio Mishima


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN


Unknown: Jane Austen
Read By: Eileen Atkins

: News

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

: Closedown

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