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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.51-7.0 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 cot 5
9.40 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 (9)


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

: News

: For Schools

A Religious Service for Primary Schools
Martha ' by ZOE BAILEY


Unknown: Zoe Bailey

: Other People's Lives

2: Three deep-water Captains discuss their experiences aboard sailing ships.
(BBC Sound Archive recording)

: For Schools

9.35 Religion How and Why
Earth, Sky and Seashore: KEITH WILKES talks about how some scientists took at the mystery of the universe. Producer RALPH ROLLS
S.55 Movement and Music 1 bV PENNY WHITTAM


Talks: Keith Wilkes

: Daily Service

NEM p 96; Might and glory (BBC HB 265); Psalm 42; Luke 22 vv 39-53; Ye boundless realms of joy (BBC HB 483)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hul
2: Monsieur Richard ouvre un restaurant
10.45 Horizons de France 2: Commentaire de Paris Written by ANTOINETTE BERVEILLER (Fifth-year French)
11.0 Time and Tune
The Magic Music Shop - 2 Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Man
2: Life in the Sea by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography
Foulness - Britain's future gateway, by PHILIP HOLLANO (' Foulness: the big build-up is the subject of next week's programme in the series This Island Now: Tuesday, 9.30 pm)


Unknown: Monsieur Richard
Written By: Paule-Aline Dent
Written By: Antoinette Berveiller
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Narrator: Margery Morris
Narrator: Barry Foster
Unknown: Philip Hollano

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Arms and Legs to Order: FRANCES BERTHELSEN visits the Roehampton Limb-Fitting Centre 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 cot 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Frances Berthelsen

: My Word!

A panel game
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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 Lawnmower that was Tired of Mowing by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: For Schools

Living Language
The Tale of King Arthur by SIR THOMAS MALORY adapted by SAM LANGDON
2: The Knight from the Kitchen


Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory
Adapted By: Sam Langdon

: Break for Music

: For Schools

2.30 Unos minutos nada mas 2: El boicot
Written by ROBERT p. CLARKE
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)‡
2.40 Learning about Life 2: Others
Arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre

Flights of Fancy

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

But precisely whatt
A magazine of a sort, which takes a quizzical, indulgent, and sometimes ferocious glance at the British way of life-while we still have one. Producer ROBERT CRADOCK


Producer: Robert Cradock

: 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

: Brothers in Law

based on the book by HENRY CECIL starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby in Keeping it Warm
This week's guest star


Book By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Roger Thursby
Mr Justice Groove: Francis de Wolff

: The Archers


Written by: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Travers-Macy: Angela Piper
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Mrs Travers-Macy: Beatrice Kane
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Michele Gravencin: Lorna Philippe
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questionsf Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Introduced By: Roy Hayward

: The Music Makers

A series of six programmes illustrating the composer's approach to his art as revealed through one of his major works. Introduced by Andrew Faulds 1:Our Glittering PrincessThe writing of Puccini's Turandot
Hour by hour, and minute by minute I think of ' Turandot,' and all the music I've written up to now seems a jest in comparison and pleases me no more. Is it a good signf I think 50. with MICHAEL SPICE as Puccini
Written by MICHAEL Producer
(Elgar - ' Damn Gerontius!


Introduced By: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Kennedy Stanley

: Scan

A weeklv review of the arts
Julian Mitchell introduces this first edition, which includes discussion and comment on' Lear: the new Edward Bond play at the Royal Court Theatre, London.
Eduardo Paolozzi: a large-scale exhibition at the Tate Gallery.
The Go-Between : Joseph Losey 's award-winning film
Newcastle Festival: a report. Producers ROSEMARY HART and PHILIP FRENCH
(Radio 4 People: page 5)


Introduces: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Joseph Losey
Producers: Rosemary Hart

: New Worlds

Meet the people whose research, discoveries and inventions are changing our way of life and our understanding of the world around us.


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Michael R. Bright

: 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. 4:' The Son of Heaven '- in 1946 officially rejected as a title for the man now merely ' His Majesty The Emperor.'


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN


Unknown: Jane Austen
Read By: Eileen Atkins

: News

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

: Closedown

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