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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 The 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 DEREK JONES )
VHF East Anglia: see column 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff

: For Schools

9.30 Religious Service for Primary Schools
Bartimeus ' by ZOE BAILEY (Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2


Unknown: Zoe Bailey

: Daily Service

NEM p 26; Jcsu, grant me this, I pray (BBC BB 517); Psalm 31; 1 John 1, v 1, to 2, v 2; Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (BBC HB 90)

: For Schools

10.30 Marsh!
4: A Komsomol Meeting
Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Intermediate German
Auf der Suche nach eincm Abenteuer
11.0 Movement and Music 1 for the 5- to 6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM †
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.20 Music Club
Presented by GARY TAYLOR
11.40 Religion in its Contemporary Context
Searching for Truth - 1: IAN RAMSEY, Bishop of Durham, on 'Different kinds of truth. Producer RALPH ROLLS (Sixth Form series)


Written By: Vaughan James
Presented By: Gary Taylor

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Home and Family
Communication in Marriage: Many marriages break down because couples find they cannot talk to each other about the things that matter, JOAN YORKE gathers some helpful advice.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud
Peter Jones , Andrew Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Repeated: Thurs, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Andrew Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: The World at One: News

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

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Brown Bear 's Helping People Week - Tuesday by ELIZABETH ROBINSON


Unknown: Brown Bear
Unknown: Elizabeth Robinson

: For Schools

2.0 Peoples of the World
The Bird of Promise: a story about Sioux Indians - part 2
2.20 Geography
Netherlands - the Delta Scheme by ALEX HUNTER (Radiovision)
2.40 Stories and Rhymes (7-9)
Tojo and the Birdfish: a new story by EILEEN HYDE . Radio-phonic music by MALCOLM CLARKE Producer MICHAEL ROLFE


Written By: Margery Morris
Story By: Eileen Hyde
Music By: Malcolm Clarke
Producer: Michael Rolfe

: Return to the Islands

A further Jim Nicholson adventure in six parts, taking us back to the remote and lonely islands of the Outer Hebrides. starring Edward de Souza
Bryden Murdoch. John Graham Geoffrey Frederick
Part 1: The Stranger
(Edward de Souza is in ' The Philanthropist ' at the May Fair Theatre, London)


Unknown: Robert Barr
Unknown: Jim Nicholson
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch.
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Geoffrey Frederick
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Jim Nicholson: Edward de Souza
Ian McLeod: Bryden Murdoch
Major Miller: John Graham
Paul O'Donnell: Geoffrey Frederick
Sergeant Finney: Clive Merrison
Alan Shaw: Andrew Neil
Katy Evans: Gretta Gouriet

: The Wit and Wisdom of Mary Stocks

A selection of contributions to Any Questions? by BARONESS STOCKS over the past 20 years: first broadcast on 25 July 1971, her 80th birthday.


Unknown: Baroness Stocks

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Exford in Somerset.
Members of the Exford and District Flower Show Society put their questions to:


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell.
Question-Master: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

Vice Versa by F. ANSTEY
Read by CLIFFORD NORGATE 2: In the Toils


Unknown: F. Anstey
Read By: Clifford Norgate

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Presented by Robert Williams and Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Roger Cook

: News

: Blast of Spring

Ian Carmiohael and Dinah Sheridan with guest star Beryl Reid in At the Drop of a Name with Derek Farr and Charlotte Mitchell and CHRISTINE CURTIS , DAVID NETTHEIM Written by GODFREY HARRISON Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Ian Carmiohael
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Derek Farr
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Christine Curtis
Written By: Godfrey Harrison
Written By: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald PriesUand presenting world news and views with JACKY GILLOTT


Unknown: Gerald Priesuand
Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Scrapbook for 1926

Michael Flanders introduces
Aspirations and Aspirin including
The Jazz Invasion The General Strike
The Bright Young Things The BBC's First Charter Evacuation of the Rhine Technological Advances
Cobham's Australian Flight EnglandWin the Ashes and songs, shows and tunes of the time with the recorded voices of BARBARA BACK , JACK BUCHANAN SIR NEVILLE CARDUS
Additional research by COLIN REID
Compiled and produced by JOHN BRIDGES
This week It's Your Line Is at
7.30 pm on Thursday


Introduces: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Barbara Back
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Sir Neville Cardus
Unknown: Sir Alan Cobham
Unknown: Madame Mabel Corran
Unknown: Edith Day
Unknown: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Johnstone Al Jolson
Unknown: Dame Nellie Melba
Unknown: Beverley Nichols
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Marjorie Todd
Unknown: Colin Reid
Produced By: John Bridges

: A Story of Our Time

Jack Ashley's Journey Into Silence
It began 49 years ago in the Lancashire town of Widnes and took Jack Ashley , by twists and turns, from unskilled labourer at the age of 14 to Britain's youngest town councillor at 21; from crane-driving to Ruskin College, Oxford, and then to Cambridge where he became President of the Union: from the BBC to Westminster; from potential Minister to the verge of resigning his seat because of sudden and permanent deafness.
The story of his fight to become and then to remain an effective Member of Parliament is told by GEORGE SCOTT with the help of Jack Ashley, his wife Pauline (seen above), and other members of his family.
Other contributors include:
LORD MAYBRAY-KING, former Speaker of the House of Commons; RT HON MICHAEL STEWART , mp: DAVID BLEAKLEY , former Minister for Community Relations, Government of N Ireland; SIR ALBERT BENNETT ; LIONEL ELVIN , former Principal of Ruskin College; PROFESSORS STANLEY DENNISON , PETER TOWN-SEND, and FRANK HARRISON ; NORMAN ST JOHN-STEVAS , MP. Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Jack Ashley
Unknown: Jack Ashley
Told By: George Scott
Unknown: Jack Ashley
Unknown: Michael Stewart
Unknown: David Bleakley
Unknown: Sir Albert Bennett
Unknown: Lionel Elvin
Unknown: Stanley Dennison
Unknown: Frank Harrison
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Producer: Michael Ember

: An Education for Life?

A programme for the start of the university year
This month, about 65,000 students are going up to British universities for the first time. What kind of life will they find there? What kind of fife will the experience equip them for?
Wilfred De'Ath has talked to students at the ancient university of Oxford and the new university of Kent and to:
SIR ERIC ASHBY, Master of Clare College, Cambridge
JONATHAN GLOVER, Fellow Of New College, Oxford
J. M. CAMERON, recently Master of Rutherford College, University of Kent
WILLIAM TAYLOR, Professor of Education, University of Bristol Producer RICHARD KEEN
9.59 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN
Read by EILEEN ATKINS (15)


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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