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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 ana 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

: For Schools

A Religious Service for Primary Schools

: Other People's Lives

SAM HAWKINS describes his job working beneath London s streets as a ' Sewer Rat.
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Sam Hawkins

: For Schools

9.35 Religion: How and Why Deciding What to Do: members of Burford School present three situations through improvised drama and talk to MICHAEL SMEE
9.55 Movement and Music 1

: Daily Service

NEM p 76; I heard the voice of Jesus say (BBC HB 143); Psalm 130; 1 Peter 4, vv 1-11; When all thy mercies, 0 my God (BBC HB 22)

: For Schools

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


Written By: Ariel Daigre
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
Male Menopause: fact or fallacy? MARGARET HOWARD investigates,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5


Unknown: John Edmunds
Unknown: Margaret Howard

: 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 William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: There was once a Boy by DIANA ROSS


Unknown: Diana Ross

: For Schools

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


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
Producer: Raymond Escoffey
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre


: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

But precisely whatr
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: Robert Cradock

: Story Time

The Blue Field by JOHN MOORE Read by KEITH BANKS (4)


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

: Just a Miitute

(Tuesdays broadcast)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Prue Forrest: Mary Dalley
Peter Stevens: Peter Biddle
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Robin Freeman,: Peter Kenvyn
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Introduced By: 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 4:Born for One Another
Richard Strauss was aware how much of the success of Der Rosenkavalier was due to the libretto provided by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
' It'll set to music like oil and melted butter. You're da Ponte and Scribe rolled into one.' with Written by IAN HORSBRUGH
ProducerSTANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)


Introduced By: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Written By: Ian Horsbrugh
Producer: Stanley Williamson
Strauss: David Mahlowe
Hofmannsthal: Ronald Harvi

: Scan

A weekly survey of the arts Introduced by Michael Billington
This edition includes:
Picasso: a 90th birthday tribute to the artist
Fashion: an anthology by Cecil Beaton , who discusses his exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci: a Sadler's Wells production at the Coliseum
Miss Julie: The Royal Shakespeare Company at The Place, Euston Road. London


Introduced By: Michael Billington
Unknown: Cecil Beaton
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: New Worlds

Paul Vaughan introduces the people who are changing our way of life through their research, discoveries and inventions.


Introduces: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Michael Totton

: 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 (27)


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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