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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 Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.56-8.0 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 byCLIVECUNNINGHAM)
VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron

: The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria

Read by TONY BRITTON (13) *


Read By: Tony Britton

: News

: The Living World

Talking point ,
(Shortened version of Sunday's s broadcast) ‡

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence
Roman Britain 3: Polyclitus investigation of Suetonius Paulinus.
8.45 Listening and Reading
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse by URSULA MORAY WILLIAMS - 1


Written By: Jeremy Gibson
Read By: Peter Pacey

: For Schools

Poetry Corner
Little King Pippin

: Daily Service

NEMp 7; 0 greatly Messed the people are (BBC HB 469); Psalm 65; Luke 23, vv 44-56; Sing to the Lord of harvest (BBC HB 442)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 2
11.0 Inquiry
Unit I: Waste and Want 3: Use and Abuse by LAURIE JOHN
(15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery. Human Biology 3: The Starving Millions
11.40 Guitar School


Producer: William Murphy
Unknown: Laurie John
Producer: Douglas Coombes

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
On the Statute Book: RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE talks about the Animals Act 1971 which came into force this month,
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 WIA 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see col 2


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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 eyes of yer typical average listening family. 5: Class an' that Written by TONY BILBOW and MIKE FENTIMAN Producer MARTIN FISHER
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
Written By: Tony Bilbow
Written By: Mike Fentiman
Producer: Martin Fisher

: 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: The Little Fairy Shoe maker by ELIZABETH FERRIER 1


Unknown: Elizabeth Ferrier

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music I
for the 7-to-9-year-olds by James Dodding

2.20 Books, Plays, Poems
'The Stone Thrower' by Douglas Dunn
Read by David Brierley

2.45 Nature: Sea Mammals
by Lesley Gould


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Read By: David Brierley
Unknown: Lesley Gould
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre

Give Me One More Summer by JOAN TIMOTHY
Stephen and Anne's children are growing up and leaving home - it's a common enough happening. But one child hasn'grown up, though he is no longer at home.
(Caroline Hunt is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Joan Timothy
Producer: Jane Graham
Unknown: Caroline Hunt
Stephen: Bernard Hepton
Anne: Katherine Parr
Tess: Caroline Hunt
Jack Wells: Duncan McIntyre
Schoolboy: Sean Barrett

: Much Obliged, Mr Wodehouse

P. G. Wodehouse celebrates his 90th birthday on 15 October with yet another instalment of the adventures of Bertie Wooster called Much Obliged, Jeeves.
Sam Pollock presents a radio tribute to one of the best-loved of English comic writers and recalls some of the highlights of his long and varied literary life. from his early success in the world of musical comedy to his continuing career as a novelist, with Kingsley Amis, Richard Usborne and, from BBC Sound Archives, extracts from a broadcast talk by Evelyn Waugh.


Presenter: Sam Pollock
Interviewee: Kingsley Amis
Interviewee: Richard Usborne
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Story Time

Atlantic Rendezvous by WILLIAM MURRAY
Read by ALAN MOORE 3: In the Bag


Unknown: William Murray
Read By: Alan Moore

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day and starts off your evening. 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

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by Renee Houston Juno Alexander , Nancy Wise Anna Coote
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
† (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Juno Alexander
Unknown: Nancy Wise
Unknown: Anna Coote
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday. 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland. from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, presents world news and views with JACKY GiLLOTT in London


Unknown: Gerald Priestland.
Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

Bourne: FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Bourne district of Lincolnshire
(Sunday' broadcast extended) Rubery, Worcs


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: Midweek Theatre

The Food of Hate by MALCOLM HAZELL
' Look, Mr Finnegan. My boy Brian is going to learn the cornet. I have made the decision. In my own house. About my own son. He will have 40 minutes' practice a day. No more, no less. If others don'like it, they can lump it.'
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Malcolm Hazell
Unknown: Mr Finnegan.
Producer: Brian Miller
Philip Finnegan: William Fedle
Ella Finnegan: Olwen Criffiths
Muriel Finnegan: Elizabeth Proud
Bob Thomas: Ronald Herdman
Maggie Thomas: Sheila Grant
Brian Thomas: Edward McMurray
Mr Morrisey: Michael Kilgarriff

: Now Read On

with Michael Flanders
DESMOND MORRIS talks about his study of our Intimate Behaviour v. s. NAIPAUL on his new novel In (Free State
MARGARET DRABBLE Considers E. M. Forster 's early novel
Maurice PAUL JOHNSON on Vincent Cronin 's biography of Napoleon Producers
(K. W. Gransden talking about Maurice: tomorrow, 8.10 pm, R3)


Unknown: Michael Flanders
Talks: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Maurice Paul Johnson
Unknown: Vincent Cronin
Unknown: Jocelyn Ferguson
Unknown: Miriam Rapp

: The English Poets

from Chaucer to Yeats
An anthology in 26 programmes 2: Anonymous songs and ballads of the 14th and 15th centuries Introduced by PETER PORTER Reader HUGH DICKSON
S.59 Weather


Introduced By: Peter Porter
Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: George MacBeth

: 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 the particular skills required for parliamentary oratory: in conversation with NORMAN ST JOHN-STEVAS , MP, and RICHARD CROSSMAN , MP.


Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Richard Crossman

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice
Read by EILEEN ATKINS (11)


Read By: Eileen Atkins

: News

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

: Closedown

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