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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today t.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
7.48 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.54-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 The 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 below
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

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

: News

: The Living World

A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence
Roman Britain 5: Agricola recalled from northern Scotland. Written by BRENDA RALPH LEWIS
9.45 Listening and Reading The Thingummyjig by B. c. SCRIVEN : read by BUGH DICKSON and CYRIL SHAPS

Contributors

Written By: Brenda Ralph Lewis
Unknown: B. C. Scriven
Read By: Bugh Dickson
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: For Schools

Poetry Corner: There's a Hole in the Middle of the Sea

: Daily Service

NEM p 50; Come, 0 thou Traveller unknown (BBC HB 4); Psalm 150; 1 Peter 1. vv 1-9; The Lord of heaven confess (BBC HB 478)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 2
11.6 Inquiry
Unit I: Waste and Want - 5 Written bv DAVE ROBBINS (15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
The Unseen World
2: Fleming discovers Penicillin by JO MANTON
11.40 Guitar School
Written and introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT

Contributors

Unknown: Dave Robbins
Guitar: Jo Manton
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Who Gets the Ring?: LAURIE SAPPER looks at some of the complications thait can follow abrokenengagement.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see cot 2

: Life Is What Yer Make It

starring ' The Things ' with A weekly, fearless, down-to-earth report on Britain today through the eyes of yer typical average listening family. 7: Chance an' that Written bv
TONY BlLBOW and MIKE FENTIMAN Producer MARTIN FISHER
12.55 Weather, information, and news for your area

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Fentiman
Producer: Martin Fisher
Dad: Michael Robbins
Mum: Pat Coombs
Beryl: Liz Gebhardt
Len: Frank Abbott
Himself: Ronald Fletcher

: The World at One: News

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Clock that went on Strike by ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Hamilton

: For Schools

2.0 Movement. Mime and Music I by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays. Poems Don Quixote by CERVANTES
A new adaptation for radio in six parts by VERNON SCANNELL-2 Music by MICHAEL GARRICK
DAVID MARCH as Don Quixote
JOHN HOLLIS as Sancha Panza
1.45 Nature
A Visit to an Aquarium by FLIUR ADCOCK

Contributors

Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Don Quixote
Music By: Michael Garrick
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Sancha Panza
Unknown: Fliur Adcock

: Afternoon Theatre

Sounds In the Sky by PETER FERGUSON
' We are the travellers. Out-out from the depths of the ice tomb - out to the limitless spaces -to journey through the light of the stars. We seek your aid .. your aid . . . ' and when aid comes it comes from a most unusual source.
Producer GERRY JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Ferguson
Producer: Gerry Jones
Captain: Clifford Norgate
Delman: Michael McClain
Harry Preston: Clifford Rose
Helen: Eva Haddon
Mrs Stewart: Sheila Grant
Male Intercom Voice Duty Officer: Peter Russell
Second Male Intercom Voice, Technician 1: Martin Friend
Senior Power Technician Technician 2: Patrick Tull
Female Intercom Voice: Corinna Marlowe
First Male Intercom Voice: Michael Kilgarriff

: Dame Clara

A portrait of 'England's National Singer by BRIAN GEAR
Dame Clara Butt (18731936) had a phenomenal contralto voice and a commanding personality which made her the most popular singer of her day. Records of her voice still exist: and in this programme she is remembered by ETHEL ARGENT (her sister)
MARY JARRED, FRANK MERRICK IVOR NEWTON , ALEC ROBERTSON and SHERIDAN RUSSELL Producer PAMELA HOWE

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Merrick
Unknown: Ivor Newton
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Sheridan Russell
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Story Time

Vice Versa by f ANSTEY
Read by CLIFFORD NORGATE 8: The Rubicon

Contributors

Read By: Clifford Norgate

: 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

Contributors

Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Steve Race

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send arc discussed today by Renée Houston. Mary Stocks Barbara Kelly. Anthea Askey In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Barbara Kelly.
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views with JACKY GILLOTT

Contributors

Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

The Vale of Leven FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Vale of Leven in Dunbartonshire
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON

Contributors

Unknown: Leven Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre

In 25 Words or Less by CLIFFORD Bt'TTREY with Derek Seaton
When Geoff Russel enters a competition to explain in 25 words or less why Crispin Crackles are the best breakfast cereal he has no idea of the trouble he is letting himself in for.
Producer MARTIN JENKINS
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Seaton
Unknown: Geoff Russel
Unknown: Crispin Crackles
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Jeremy: Coxnigel Lambert
Mr BOtt: Leslie Heritage
Jack Russel: Ronald Herdman
Edna Russel: Katherine Parr
Geoff Russel: Derek Seaton
Mike Bryant: David Valla
Angela Heywood: Stephanie Turner
Susie Watkins: Jo Manning Wilson
Commentator: Leslle Heritage
Nigel: Ronald Herdman
Muriel: Gail Lidstone
Fiona: Gail Lidstone
Gordon: Nigel Lambert

: Now Read On

with Clive James v. s. PRITCHETT talks about his second volume of autobiography, Midnight Oil
JANE VAN LAWICK-GOODALL on her life with chimpanzees, In the Shadow of Man
STEPHEN SPENDER on Christopher Isherwood's portrait of his parents. Kathleen and Frank CHAIM RAPHAEL with some new detective stories, including Agatha Christie 's Nemesis
Producer JOCELYN FERGUSON

Contributors

Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Jane van Lawick-Goodall
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Frank Chaim Raphael
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Producer: Jocelyn Ferguson

: The English Poets

from Chaucer to Yeats
An anthology in 26 programmes 4: Sir Thomas Wyatt (1521-1554) and Henry Hvward , Earl of Surrey (1517-1547)
Introduced by ANTHONY THWAITE Reader GARY WATSON
Producer GEORGE MACBETH
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Thomas Wyatt
Unknown: Henry Hvward
Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Reader: Gary Watson
Producer: George MacBeth

: The World Tonight: News

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

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN
Read by EILEEN ATKINS (21)

Contributors

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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