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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 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 column 5
8.40 Today's Papers


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

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff

: For Schools

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


Unknown: Zoe Bailey

: Daily Service

NEM page 68; Fair waved the golden corn (BBC HB 436); Psalm 148: 1 Peter 3. vv 1-12: 0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea (BBC HB 14)

: For Schools

10.30 Marsh! 5: At the Theatre Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Intermediate German Und der Hund mir nach
11.0 Movement and Music 1 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-2: ARTHUR PEACOCKE on ' Truth for the Scientist' (Sixth Form series)


Written By: Vaughan James
Written By: Milo Sperber
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Unknown: Arthur Peacocke

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today: Your Home and Family ' Why has Daddy got no clothes on? ' Should one show all as well as tell all? An enquiry into this dilemma for progressive parents,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud
Peter Jones. Andree 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: Andree Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Tom Tabby goes adventuring by CONSTANCE MAUNSELL


Unknown: Tom Tabby
Unknown: Constance Maunsell

: For Schools

2.0 Peoples of the World
The House of Roses: a story about Mexico - part 1
2.21 Geography
Belgium - Pit Closures in the Borinage, by DAVID BLAKE
2.40 Stories and Rhymes (7-9) The Firebird: a Russian folk tale retold by SHIRLEY GOULDEN


Written By: Margery Morris
Unknown: David Blake
Unknown: Shirley Goulden

: 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 3: The Escape


Unknown: Robert Barr
Unknown: Jim Nicholson
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch.
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Geoffrey Frederick
Producer: Peter Titheradge
Jim Nicholson: Edward de Souza
Ian McLeod: Bryden Murdoch
Major Miller: John Graham
Paul O'Donnejl: Geoffrey Frederick
Sergeant Finney: Clive Merrison
Alan Shaw: Andrew Neil
Katy Evans: Gretta Gouriet
Alec Rogers: Ian Dewar
Doctor: Gerald Cross

: London's Change of Life

FRANK RATTO looks back on the colourful ways of life in London during the early 1900s and contrasts them with those of the present.


Unknown: Frank Ratto

: Gardeners' Question Time

FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post Producer KENNETH FORD
Questions should be on postcards and addressed to Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9PX


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

The Blue Field by JOHN MOORE Read by KEITH BANKS (2)


Unknown: John Moore
Read By: Keith Banks

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: News

: Blast of Spring

Ian Carinichael and Dinah Sheridan in Marry Me. Marry My Family with Colin Gordon and Charlotte Mitchell and ANDREW JOHNS , PAULA WILCOX Written by GODFREY HARRISON Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Ian Carinichael
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Colin Gordon
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Andrew Johns
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Written By: Godfrey Harrison
Written By: Edward Taylor

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Simpson

: It's Your Line [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to
Malcolm Muggeridge , author, broadcaster, former editor of Punch: champion against moral pollution and for a Christian revival.
To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed] (16 lines) will take them from 5.30 pm onward, as well as while the programme is on the air. Producer WALTER WALLICH


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Walter Wallich

: A Story of Our Time

Kurt Gerstein - witness extraordinary
I told him what I'd seen at Belzec concentration camp and how it was only a part, a small part. I told him everything I knew. And nothing happened. He didn'seem to have heard me ... didn'seem to be listening.'
The story of an anti-Nazi German who infiltrated the ss so successfully that he was put in charge of the distribution of Cyclone B, the gas that was used in the death camps Written by MIKE STOTT


Unknown: Kurt Gerstein
Written By: Mike Stott
Unknown: Allan Cuthbertson
Unknown: Kathleen Michael
Unknown: Alex Scott
Unknown: Kurt Gerstein
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Antony Higginson
Unknown: Barrie Cookson
Producer: Christopher Venning

: This Island Now

A look at the present plight and future shape of town and country: compiled and introduced by Nicholas Tavlor
Regional Development: is it grinding to a halt?
The programme of new and expanding towns has brought new industry to depopulated rural counties, some of which have the lowest average wage levels in the country. Bu'. industry is now reluctant to move and thousands of new houses are standing empty in East Anglia. Speakers
BERNARD BROOK-PARTRIDGE, Chairman, Town Development Committee. GLC
WYNDHAM thomas, General Manager, Peterborough Develop-men
Corpn JAMES GORST , County Planning Officer, West Suffolk
JUDY HILLMAN. Planning Corresponden't, The Guarcliun Producer LEONIE COHN


Duced By: Nicholas Tavlor
Unknown: Corpn James Gorst
Unknown: Judy Hillman.
Producer: Leonie Cohn

: 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 (25)


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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