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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
7.58-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, iRegional 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: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: The Living World

Water-builders and silk-spinners
Their larvae build elaborate homes out of leaves and stones, or spin nets to catch their food: the adults provide the model for the angler's fly ... A look at that inoffensive and intriguing creature, -the caddis. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Introduced By: 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 R. C. SCRIVEN : read by HUGH DICKSON and CYRIL SHAPS


Written By: Brenda Ralph Lewis
Unknown: R. C. Scriven
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: For Schools

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

: Daily Service

NEM p 72; 0 God, thou art my God alone (BBC HB 468); Canticle 4; 1 Peter 3, vv 13-22; 0 brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother! (BBC HB 376)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 2
11.0 Inquiry
Unit 1: Waste and Want - 5 Written by 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 (9)


Written By: Dave Robbins
Unknown: 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
Bail: When should bt be given and when can it be refused' What does standing bail for someone involve?
ELIZABETH MITCHELL explains Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind"
(Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see col 2


Unknown: Elizabeth Mitchell

: Life Is What Yer Make It

starring ' The Things ' with A weekly, fearless, down .to-earth report on Britair: today through the eyes of yer typical average listening family. 8: Environment an' that Written by TONY BILBOW and MIKE FENTIMAN Producer MARTIN FISHER
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Written By: Tony Bilbow
Written By: 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 William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Tom Tabby and his Sonp by CONSTANCE MAUNSELL


Unknown: Tom Tabby
Unknown: Constance Maunsell

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music 1 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
DAvio MARCH as Don Quixote
JOHN HOLLIS as Sancha Panza
2.45 Nature
A Visit to an Aquarium by FLEUR ADCOCK


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

: Afternoon Theatre: A Thin Man Screaming

A comedy by W.G. Stanton with Timothy Bateson as Cyril Meggitt
Fat, fortyish Cyril Meggitt is at last given opportunities to release the thin man within him.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: W.G. Stanton
Producer: James Duckett
Cyril Meggitt: Timothy Bateson
Daemon: John Baddeley
Lilian: Peggy Hughes
Prunella: Patricia Greene
Mainwaring: David Glover
Simpson: Jack Holloway

: Plane Crash

High over the desolate and bitterly cold Alaskan landscape the engine of Ralph Flores 's tiny aircraft began to splutter. When it plunged to earth he and his passenger, Helen Kla ben, faced the long ordeal from which they could hardly expect to escape alive.


Unknown: Ralph Flores
Unknown: Helen Kla
Written By: Mary-Jean Hasler
Producer: Alan Burgess
Helen Klaben: Llz Whiting
Ralph Flores: Peter Marinker
Jack: Robin Browne
Chuck: David Gooderson

: Story Time

The Blue Field by JOHN MOORE Read by KEITH BANKS (3)


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

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed today by Renee Houston , Beryl Reid
Sylvia Anderson , Renny Lister In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Sylvia Anderson
Unknown: Renny Lister
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited lver, Buckinghamshire Producer PHYLLIS Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre

Cul-de-sac by JOHN TARRANT with Sean Barrett and Frances Jeater
1 If anybody starts obstructing roads in this part of the world, he's got to be nailed quickly and hit very hard indeed. We close public highways for all sorts of sporting events: the TT. Manx Grand Prix, half-a-dozen International Rallies for cars, scooters, bicycles, the lot. And they all depend on good, clear, unobstructed roads.'


Unknown: John Tarrant
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Producer: Harry Catlin
Ian Cringle: Sean Barrett
Valerie Kinrade: Frances Jeater
Morris: Edward Kelsey
Steve Crellin: Ronald Herdman
Nicholson: John Bentley
pc Lomas: Robin Browne

: Now Read On

with Clive James
IRIS MURDOCH talks about her latest novel An Accidental Man c. P. SNOW on his essavs, Public Affairs
NOEL ANNAN takes a new look at Lytton Strachey, the man and the biographer
DAVID PIPER considers Albrecht DURER in the light of three studies of his life and drawings Producers JOCELYN FERGUSON MIRIAM RAPP


Unknown: Clive James
Talks: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Noel Annan
Unknown: Albrecht Durer
Producers: Jocelyn Ferguson
Producers: Miriam Rapp

: The English Poets

from Chaucer to Yeats
An anthology in 26 programmes 5: Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) and Edmund Spenser 1552-1599) Introduced by ANTHONY THWAITE Reader GARY WATSON


Unknown: Sir Philip Sidney
Unknown: Edmund Spenser
Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Reader: Gary Watson
Producer: George MacBeth

: 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 ACSTEN
Read by EILEEN ATKINS (26)


Unknown: Jane Acsten
Read By: Eileen Atkins

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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