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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: a regional view of farming in the week ahead, presented today from the Midlands by ANTHONY PARKIN
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: Anthony Parkin

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
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 col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: David Franklin

has found in Sound Archives lullabies played, oddly, by brass bands, and. extraordinarily. on bagpipes: he examines other curious examples,

: 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 RICHARD GILBERT


Unknown: Zena Skinner
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: For Schools

9.35 The World of Work 5: Working on your Own
Arranged and introduced by BARRY CARMAN
9.55 Movement and Music 2 for the 6-to-7-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
(Repeated: Tuesday, 9.55 am)


Introduced By: Barry Carman
Unknown: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 44: Breathe on me (BBC HB 148); Psalm 139; Ecclesiasticus 38. vv 1-14; For the might of thine arm we bless thee (BBC HB 242)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnenl
(An O-level course in German) 5: Wir sind durch Deutschland gefahren (Radiovision)
11.0 Singing Together Introduced by FERGUS O'KELLY (5)
11.20 Springboard. Clocks and Watches, by GLADYS WHITRED
11.40 Drama Workshop
3: Communication: written by CHARLES SAVAGE and ALAN PENN Presented by PETER PACEY


Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Producer: Al Wolff
Unknown: Gladys Whitred
Written By: Charles Savage
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Money - earning, savina and spending it
In the week of the Earls Court Motor Show TIM MATTHEWS investigates various methods of buying a car and which Is the most advantageous,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5


Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Desert Island Discs

Ivy Benson. bandleader
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 Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Little Cat in the Haystack by MOLLIE CRAVEN


Unknown: Mollie Craven

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth
5: Corby - the iron town by PADDY FEENY
2.30 Speak. So to Speak: examples of improvised plays and ' starters' for further group improvisations,
2.40 Movement. Mime and Music 2 by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Music By: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre

Unquiet Conscience

: Story Time: Vice Versa: Part 6: The Day of Rest

The famous novel of Victorian school life by F. Anstey abridged for radio in ten parts by Howard Jones
Read by Clifford Norgate
Mt Buititude's unfortunate predicament is aggravated by the romantic intentions of two very young ladies.
Producer Roger Pine


Author: F. Anstey
Read By: Clifford Norgate
Producer: Roger Pine

: 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

: The Secret Life of Kenneth Williams

by R. D. WINGFIELD with Kenneth Williams
JOSEPHINE TEWSON as Maisie CAROLINE BLAKISTON as Miss Gibbs LESLIEHERITAGE as Tomkins and GRAHAM STARK as the Armourer Chapter 3: Harem Nights
KENNETH: 'We've all got our little secrets, haven't we? But you can't keep things hidden for ever - so you are now going to hear about the side of me that no one knows.' Other parts: EVA HADDON
Scripts edited by GERRY JONES Producer KEITH WILLIAMS
(Richard Caldicot is in ' No Sex. Please - We're British ' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Maisie Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Miss Gibbs Leslieheritage
Unknown: Eva Haddon
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Harold Kasket
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Edited By: Gerry Jones
Producer: Keith Williams
Sir Charles Prattle: Richard Caldicot

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Simpson

: 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. 4: I don'want to be a nuisance .. ,

: A Piece of Madness

A play for radio by JOAN O'CONNOR
A story of romantic and political intrigue set in Bismarck's Germany: with Pianist DAVID DAVIS
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Pianist: David Davis
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Ferdinand Lassalle: William Squire
Countess Sophie von Hatzfeldt: Barbara Lott
Count Kurt von Stellenborg: Gabriel Woolf
Heinrich Holthoff: Lewis Stringer
Yanko von Rackowitza: David Timson
Frau von Donniges: Betty Baskcomb
Helene von Donniges: Jill Shilling
Frederika von Randeck: Gudrun Ure
Count von Kresten: Gerald Cross
Lady Harriet Aldington: Eva Haddon
Gustav von Randeck: Antony Higginson
General Ludwig von Donniges: Austin Trevor
Wilhelmina von Donniges: Eva Stuart
Thérèse: Janet Burnell
Dr Seiler: John Samson

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN
Read by EILEEN ATKINS (19)


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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