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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: a regional view of farming in the week ahead, presented today from Scotland by roy GREGOR
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 bv John Timpson and Robert Robinson
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 below
8.40 Today's Papers


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion,

: 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 by JAMES DODDING
(Repeated: Tuesday, 9.55 am)


Introduced By: Barry Carman
Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM page 64; I to the hills will lift mine eyes (BBC HB 459); Psalm 119 part 2; 1 Peter 2. vv 13-25; All my hope on God Is founded (BBC HB 299)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen!
(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 FACEY


Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Unknown: Gladys Whitred
Written By: Charles Savage
Unknown: Alan Penn
Presented By: Peter Facey

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Money: earning, saving, and spending it
Working Women in the Common Market Countries: we find out from the Commission in Brussels how they fare with regard to equal pay. pensions and other social benefits.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2

: Desert Island Discs

Dame Sibyl Hathaway of Sark 1
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Dame Sibyl Hathaway

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Six Thin Brothers by JOY TUCKER

: 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 group improvisations
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music 2 by BRIAN SANDERS


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

: Afternoon Theatre

The Younger Generation

: Mr Asquith's Daughter

Lady Violet Bonham Carter on her early life at the turn of the century.


Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham Carter

: Story Time

The Blue Field by JOHN MOORE adapted for radio in five episodes by PAUL HUMPHREYS Read by Keith Banks (1)
This is the third in the ' Brensham ' trilogy. Keith Banks has already read both Portrait of Elmbury and Brensham Village, and now we meet old friends and make the acqaintance of new ones in this delightful, strange village.
Producer PAUL HUMPHREYS (from Birmingham)


Unknown: John Moore
Unknown: Paul Humphreys
Read By: Keith Banks
Producer: Paul Humphreys

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts off your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day.
Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: The Secret Life of Kenneth Williams: 4: The Great Exhibition

by R.D. Wingfield
With Kenneth Williams
Richard Caldicot as Sir Charles Prattle, Josephine Tewson as Maisie, Caroline Blakiston as Miss Gibbs and Leslie Heritage as Tomkins
(Richard Caldicot is in "No Sex, Please - We're British" at the Strand Theatre, London)


Writer: R.D. Wingfield
Scripts edited by: Gerry Jones
Producer: Keith Williams
Himself: Kenneth Williams
Sir Charles Prattle: Richard Caloicot
Maisie: Josephine Tewson
Miss Gibbs: Caroline Blakiston
Tomkins: Leslie Heritage
Other parts: Nigel Anthony
Other parts: Betty Baskcomb
Other parts: Judith Furse
Other parts: Douglas Blackwell
Other parts: David Valla

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views.


Presenter: John Simpson
Deputy Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: 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


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott
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. 5: To suffer in silence ...

: Sam Slade is Missing

A play for radio by BILL MORRISON with Sean Barrett as Sam Slade
Embittered, frustrated, possessed only of a sour sense of humour and a cynical contempt for his fellow men. Sam Slade decided to make his get-away. That at any rate was the plan until fate and the long arm of coincidence joined forces to defeat it.
A Dublin hotel: the present Producer ARCHIE CAMPBELL
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Sam Slade
Unknown: Sam Slade
Producer: Archie Campbell
Porter: Aidan Murphy
Sam Slade: Sean Barrett
Armour John Patten: Allan McClelland
Rosemary: Heather Gibson

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime

Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN
Read by EILEEN ATKINS (24)


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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