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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY GADSDEN
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: Gerry Gadsden

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
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


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

: The Pink Widow

Short story by NORAH BURKE Read by JOHN GRAHAM
A charming widow between two confirmed bachelors. It was bound to lead to trouble.


Story By: Norah Burke
Read By: John Graham

: 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 6: Working in a Team
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 p 102; Jerusalem, my happy home (BBC HB 247); Psalm 34, vv 11-32; Wisdom 5, vv 1-10, 13-16 (RSV); How bright these glorious spirits shine! (BBC HB 492)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen!
(O-level course in German: 6) Written by STEPHEN XANOCZ
11.0 Singing Together
Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES (6)
11.20 Springboard
Night-Time in the City by PADDY FEENY
11.40 Drama Workshop 4: Pattern: written by CHARLES SAVAGE and ALAN PENN Presented by PETER PACEY


Written By: Stephen Xanocz
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Written By: Charles Savage
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Money - earning, saving and spending it
Redundancy: MARGOT NAYLOR tells you what you can expect by way of compensation and how you can make the best use of it.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Margot Naylor

: Desert Island Discs

C. A. Joyce with ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: A. Joyce
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: 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: The Axle's Broken by HELEN CHRISTISON


Unknown: Helen Christison

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth
6: Iron Ore from Labrador by JOHN EARLE (Radiovision)
2.20 The Music Box by GORDON REYNOLDS
2.30 Speak. Standing up for Your Rights: an excerpt from Six Men of Dorset
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music 2 by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: John Earle
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Unknown: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre

Public and Confidential

: Story Time

The Young Wizard An account of Sir Walter Scott 's childhood Written and read in five instalments by Michael Elder 1: Edinburgh
Mr and Mrs Scott are expecting their ninth child. Within two years he will face death twice and suffer illness which cripples him for the rest of his life.
Producer GORDON EMSLIE (from Glasgow)


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: Michael Elder
Unknown: Mrs Scott

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 6.6 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: The Secret Life of Kenneth Williams

by R. D. WINGFIELD with Kenneth Williams RICHARD CALDICOT as Sir Charles Prattle
Funeral in East Berlin
Other parts GERALD CROSS
Scripts edited by GERRY JONES Producer KEITH Williams
(Richard Caldicot is in ' No Sex, Please - Were British ' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Richard Caldicot
Unknown: Sir Charles Prattle
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Maisie Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Victor Lucas
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Edited By: Gerry Jones
Producer: Keith Williams

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: 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 (Repeated: Thursday, 12.25pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: Johnny's Jaunt in the Pacific

Johnny Morris goes island-hopping across the Pacific. 6: Lucky with the Weather
Series producer BRIAN PATTEN


Producer: Brian Patten

: Closing Doors

' It just seemed so unlikely that Sarah and you would ever -well, part. Break up.'
' This world's full of unlikely, unimportant little events. Agreed? '


Unknown: Eric MacDonald
Producer: Guy Vaesen
Rose: Denise Buckley
Lance: John Samson
Alison: Rosalyn Slater
David: Robin Browne
Bill: Sean Barrett
Robert: Geoffrey Beevers

: The Battle of St Anns

as told by the people who lived there
A radio documentary compiled by KEN COATES and RICHARD SIL-BURN from house-to-house recordings made in a slum district of Nottingham, with comments from members of their Adult Education class on whose survey of housing and poverty in St Anns. Poverty: the Forgotten Englishmen, the programme is based.
'The class were really surprised to find in this day and age-that there was poverty! ' 'The midwife, she says it'll kill the baby, having it upstairs.'
Producer CHARLES PARKER (from Birmingham)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Ken Coates
Producer: Charles Parker

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Teaching Teacher

With one enquiry just out alleging that many teachers are ' unsuitable persons, badly trained' and with advance reports of another enquiry already disturbing the educational world, DAVID SNEETON asks how should our teachers be trained?


Unknown: David Sneeton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Scapegoat by DAPHNE DU MAURIER abridged by NAOMI LEWIS Read by Michael Spice
' The stranger turned and stared at me and I at him and I realised with a sense of shock and fear that his face and voice were known to me too well. I was looking at myself.'


Abridged By: Naomi Lewis
Read By: Michael Spice
Producer: John Cardy

: News

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

: * Closedown

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