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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
7.50-8.0 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 col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


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

: The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria

by H. K. FLEMING (14) ‡
Read by TONY BRITTON (14) ‡


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

: News

: For Schools

A Religious Service for Primary Schools
A A Soldier ' by ZOE BAILEY


Unknown: Zoe Bailey

: Other People's Lives

HUW BALLARD THOMAS describes some of his experiences while living as a Benedictine monk.
(BBC Sound Archiverecording)


Unknown: Huw Ballard Thomas

: For Schools

9.35 Religion How and Why
EDWARD PATEY talks about three of the Features of Faith m the Christian religion
S.55 Movement and Music 1 for the 5- to 6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM


Talks: Edward Patey
Unknown: Penny Whittam

: Daily Service

NEM p 11; The spacious firmament on high (BBC HB 21); Psalm 116; Luke 24, vv 1-11. Holy Father, in thy mercy (BBC HB 386)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hul
3: Monsieur Richard est un bon restaurateur
10.45 Horizons de France 3: Le Parapluie
Written by GUY DEMAUPASSANT dramatised by ARIEL DAIGRE (Fifth-year French)
11.0 Time and Tune
The Magic Music Shop - 3 introduced by JOHN CAMBURN
11.20 Man
3: Life on the Land by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography.
South Hampshire - major growth area by MICHAEL WITHERICK


Unknown: Monsieur Richard
Written By: Paule-Aline Dent
Written By: Guy Demaupassant
Dramatised By: Ariel Daigre
Introduced By: John Camburn
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: Michael Witherick

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Jabs for Flu: NANCY WISE meets people who find inoculation against flu worthwhile and talks to a doctor about its value,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: My Word!

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behindthe headlinesirttroduced by Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Frank's Adventure by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

Living Language
The Tale of King Arthur by SIR THOMAS MALORY adapted by SAM LANGDON
Narrator RICHARD HURNDALL 3: The Quest of the Holy Grail


Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory
Adapted By: Sam Langdon

: Break for Music

: For Schools

2.30 Unos mlnutos nada mas 3: El sefior Robinson, turista extraordinario
Written by Robert P. Clarke
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)

2.40 Learning about Life 3: The Family
Arranged and introduced by John Stockbridge


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

: Afternoon Theatre

The Food of Hate

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

But precisely what?
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.
(Jack makes his debut on Any Questions? tomorrow, 8.30 pm)


Producer: Robert Cradock

: Story Time

Atlantic Rendezvous by WILLIAM MURRAY
4: La Ligne de Démarcation


Unknown: William Murray
Read By: Alan Moore

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Presented by Nicholas Woolley and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Presented By: Steve Race

: News

: Brothers in Law: Brief Offer

based on the book by Henry Cecil
Written by Henry Cecil and Basil Dawson
starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby

(Tuesday's broadcast)
(Dennis Ramsden is in "No Sex Please - We're British" at the Strand Theatre, London)


Author/Writer: Henry Cecil
Writer: Basil Dawson
Producer: David Hatch
Roger Thursby: Richard Briers
Grimes: John Glyn-Jones
Sally: Julia Lockwood
Joy: Bridget Armstrong
Mrs Thursby: Jean Anderson
Merivale: Dennis Ramsden

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Charlie Moffat: Alaric Cotter
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord

: 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

: Any Answers?

: 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 2: Damn Gerontius!
Elgar knew that in The Dream of Gerontius he had written a masterpiece, and its early failure was a bitter disappointment to him. with Written by MICHAEL KENNEDY.
ProducerSTANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)


Introduced By: Andrew Faulds
Written By: Michael Kennedy.
Producer: Stanley Williamson
Elgar: William Fox
Jaeger: Paul Webster

: Scan

A weekly review of the arts
Introduced by Julian Mitchell This editien includes:
Private Road: BARNEY , PLATTS-MILLS, director of Bronco Bull-frog, on his new feature film
Ensor to Permeke: discussion on an exhibition of 70 years of Flemish art at the Royal Academy, Burlington House, London.


Introduced By: Julian Mitchell
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Producers: Philip French

: New Worlds

PAUL VAUGHAN introduces the people who are changing our way of life through their research, discoveries and inventions.
9.59 Weather


Introduces: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Michael R. Bright

: 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 impact of radio and television on the style of political oratory, with extracts of broadcasts from BALDWIN and MAC-DONALD up to the present day.


Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN
Read by EILEEN ATKINS (12)


Unknown: Jane Austen
Read By: Eileen Atkins

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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