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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: a regional view of farming in the week ahead, presented today from the North by KENNETH ford
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 Douglas Cameron
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 CLIVE CUNNINGHAM ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Clive Cunningham

: The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria

Read by tony BRITTON (11)


Unknown: H. K. Fleming

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Zena Skinner and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week Producer ELIZABETHSMITH


Unknown: Zena Skinner

: For Schools

9.35 The World of Work
Finding out about employers Written by COLIN FINBOW
9.55 Movement and Music 2 for the 6-to-7-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
(Repeated: Tuesday, 9.55 am)


Written By: Colin Finbow
Unknown: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; 0 praise ye the Lord! (BBC HB 279); Psalm 99; Luke 23 vv 13-32; O Lord, thou art my God and King (BBC HB 470)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen!
(An O-level course in German) 3: Arbeit im Rundfunk
Written and produced by STEPHEN KANOCZ
11.0 Singing Together 3: Introduced by FERGUS O'KELLY
11.20 Springboard
Animals and the Seasons by PADDY FEENY
11.40 Drama Workshop
2: Need. Written by CHARLES SAVAGE and ALAN PENN
Presented by PETER PACEY


Produced By: Stephen Kanocz
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Budget
The monthly series in which JOAN YORKE talks to listeners about where the money goes. Today she looks at the problems of flat-sharing.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Talks: Joan Yorke

: Desert Island Discs

Caterina Valente. international vocalist and entertainer, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island.
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Caterina Valente.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: An Unusual Day for Tippy by JEAN ENGLISH

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth
3: Fish Farming in Scotland by BARRY CARMAN. (Radiovision)
2.30 Speak. Making it Clear (1). Men and women: equal but different? ' Starters ' for group discussion? Compiled by BARRY CARMAN
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music 2 for the 9-to-ll-year-olds by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Barry Carman.
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Brian Sanders

: Afternoor Theatre

A Day by the Sea
(Saturdays broadcast) ‡

: Story Time

Atlantic Rendezvous by WILLIAM MURRAY
Five episodes selected and abridged by NAN MACDONALD Read by Alan Moore
Part 1: The Pocket Battleship
In November 1940 William Murray , a young radio officer in the Merchant Navy, joins his ship the ss Tribesman. Three days out of Liverpool the ship. bound for India, leaves the convoy and sets her independent course towards the south Atlantic. A fortnight of heavy storms are followed by calm weather, but then.... Producer TREVOR HILL


Unknown: William Murray
Abridged By: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Alan Moore
Unknown: William Murray

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts off your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by Robert Williams and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Steve Race

: News

: The Secret Life of Kenneth Williams

byR.D.WINCFIELD with Kenneth Williams RICHARD CALDICOT as Sir Charles Prattle
JOSEPHINE TEWSON as Maisie CAROLINE BLAKISTON as Miss Gibbs LESLIE HERITAGE as Tomkins Chapter 1: Curious Yellow
KENNETH: We've all got our little secrets, haven'we? But you can'keep things hidden forever - so you are now going to hear about the side of me that no one knows.'
Other parts DAVID VALLA
(Richard Caldicot is in No Sex, Please-We're British' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Richard Caldicot
Unknown: Sir Charles Prattle
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Maisie Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Miss Gibbs Leslie
Unknown: David Valla
Unknown: Barbara Yu Ling
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Edited By: Gerry Jones
Edited By: Keith Williams

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the chair Jack Longland (Repeated: Thursday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: Johnny's Jaunt in the Pacific

Johnny Morris goes ' island-hopping' across the Pacific Ocean. He visits Hawaii, the New Hebrides, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji and describes his journey in six instalments. 2: Erromango, Erromango f

: Silence, Court in Session!

bv VIJAY TENDULKAR translated from the Marathl by PRIYA ADARKAR
A group of friends perform mock trials as village entertainments. When as a rehearsal they pretend to try one of their number, a schoolmistress, for infanticide, it appears that not all the ' evidence ' is invented.
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Vijay Tendulkar
Unknown: Heather Emmanuel
Producer: Margaret Etall
Leela Benare, schoolmistress,the accused: Ursula Mohan
Sukhatme. unsuccessful bar rister, Prosecuting and Defending Counsel: Rafiq Anwar
Kashikar, a social worker, Chairman and Judge: Renu Setna
Mrs Kashikar, Witness for the Prosecution: Zohra Segal
Gopal Ponkshe. Post Office clerk and failed scientist Witness for the Prosecution: Madhav Sharma
Raghunath Bhikaji Samant, a shy young villager, Witness for the Defence: Sam Dastor
Balu Rokde, young protege of the Kashikars Usher and Witness for the Prosecution: Marc Zuber
Karnik, an actor, Independent Witness.: Tariq Yunus

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world: including reports from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Accustomed as I am....

Robert McKenzie examines the art and craft of political oratory. Tonight he looks at politicians who have scored high marks on the public platform, including WINSTON CHURCHILL, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT , ANEURIN BEVAN.


Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Franklin Roosevelt
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan.

: 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

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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