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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.* 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 below
8.40 Today's Papers


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

: News

: For Schools

A Religious Service for Primary Schools
' Nicodemus ' by ZOË BAILEY

: Other People's Lives

FRED DICKINSON recalls some of his experiences before the days of the press photographer when he was an artist-journalist.
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Fred Dickinson

: For Schools

9.35 Religion How and Why
Deciding What to Do: members of Burford School present three situations through improvised drama and then talk to MICHAEL SMEE
9.55 Movement and Music 1 for the 5- to 6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM

: Daily Service

NEM p 54; God's law is perfect (BBC HB 456); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; 1 Peter 1, vv 8-16; Blest be the everlasting God (BBC HB 486)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hui 5: Toujours de service Written by ARIEL DAIGRE
10.45 Horizons de France 5: La famille francaise (i)
Written by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Fifth-year French)
11.0 Time and Tune
The Magic Music Shop - 5
11.2* Man. 5: Dinosaurs by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography
Newport: a Severnside seaport by GRAHAM HUMPHREYS


Written By: Ariel Daigre
Producer: Raymond Escoffey
Written By: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Script By: Douglas Coombes
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: Graham Humphreys

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Just a Check-up: NIGEL REES inspects the teeth of the Dental Health Service,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: John Edmunds
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: My Word!

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 Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Pottle Pig goes to the Supermarket by NANCY NORTHCOTl T

: For Schools

Living Language
' The Lady of Shalott and other poems by Tennyson, Alfred Noyes and Anthony Thwaite


Unknown: Alfred Noyes
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite

: Break for Music

: For Schools

2.30 Unos minutos nada mas 5: La nueva criada
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 5: The In Crowd
Arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Written By: Harry Lawson
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre

In 25 Words or Less

: ... 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. Producer MICHELL RAPER


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Vice Versa by f. ANSTEY
Read by CLIFFORD NORGATE 9: Hard Pressed


Read By: Clifford Norgate

: 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

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Travers-Macy: Angela Piper
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Vicar: Arnold Peters

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views with JACKY GILLOTT


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard In last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
If you wish to add your views to any of the subjects discussed in this week's Any Questions! (Friday, 8.30 pm), send them as soon as possible to BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: 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 3: Our Symphony
Being an account of Tchaikovsky's friendship with Nadezhda von Meek, with special reference to his Fourth Symphony which was dedicated to her. with Written and produced by STANLEY WILLIAMSON with the assistance of Galina von Meek , great-niece of the composer and grand-daughter of his patron (from Manchester)
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Introduced By: Andrew Faulds
Produced By: Stanley Williamson
Unknown: Galina von Meek
Tchaikovsky: John Daglish
Nadezhda von Meek: Edythe French

: Scan

A weekly review of the arts
Introduced by Julian Mitchell This edition includes:
The new Birmingham Repertory Theatre: an interview with the company's artistic director Peter Dews.
Getting On: Alan Bennett and Patrick Garland discuss Bennett's new play starring Kenneth More at the Queen's Theatre, London.


Presenter: Julian Mitchell
Interviewee: Peter Dews
Speaker: Alan Bennett
Speaker: Patrick Garland
Producer: Rosemary Hart
Producer: Philip French

: New Worlds

Meet the people whose research, discoveries and inventions are chancing our way of life and our understanding of the world around us.
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: 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 (22)


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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