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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 Robert Robinson and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.56-8.6 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 JEREMY ROBINSON ) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Jeremy Robinson

: News

: The Living World

Living in the Past
Hippos in the Thames? Hyenas inDevon?Mammothswandering about Trafalgar Square? Not now, perhaps, but over millions of years Britain has been the home of many exotic animals. 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

8.30 History In Evidence
Anglo-Saxon Britain - 1: Beowulf and Sutton Hoo : written by BARRY CARMAN
9.45 Listening and Reading
' The iron Man ' by TED HUGHES : part 1, read by JOHN HOLLIS


Unknown: Sutton Hoo
Written By: Barry Carman
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Read By: John Hollis

: For Schools

Poetry Corner: Into the Forest

: Daily Service

NEM p 90; Father, in whom we live (BBC BB 166); Psalm 121; 2 Peter 1, vv 12-21 (NEB); Gather us in (BBC HB 175)

: For Schools

16.36 Music Workshop 2
11.6 Inquiry
Unit 11: The FamUy Today i Written by SIMON CLEMENTS <15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
The Unseen World
3: Your Very Good Health, by BRIAN GEAR and ARTHUR VIALLS
11.46 Guitar School
Written and introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT (11)


Written By: William Murphy
Written By: Simon Clements
Written By: Arthur Vialls
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Debtors and Creditors: How long shouHd you keep a receipt? Do you have to pay a bill more than six years old? RUPERT TOWNSBEND-ROSE discusses some of the introacles † Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters In What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col I


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Rupert Townsbend-Rose

: Life Is What Yer Make It

starring ' The Things '
9: The Supernatural an' that Written by TONY BILBOW and MIKE PCNTIMAN Producer MARTIN FISHER
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Written By: Tony Bilbow
Written By: Mike Pcntiman
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: The Unhappy Computer by BARBARA MARY


Unknown: Barbara Mary

: For Schools

2.0 Movement. Mime and Music 1 for the 7-to-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDlNG

2.26 Books. Plays Poems Don Quixote by CERVANTES
A new adaptation for radio in six parts by VERNON SCANNELL-3 Music by Michael GARRICK
DAVID MARCH as Don Quixote
John HOLLIS as Sancho Panza

1.45 Nature. The First Fish by LEWIS JONES


Unknown: James Doddlng
Unknown: Don Quixote
Music By: Michael Garrick
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: John Hollis
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre

A Cloak for the Mummer by MARGARET HARRIS
LifefortheAldrichescentres around Agnes, the elder sister, an invalid who has been unable to speak for years. Hilda Aldrich has long ago abandoned all hope of being able to escape. But then Emma bursts into their midst and, almost as if It were only awaiting her presence, the play unfolds ...


Unknown: Margaret Harris
Unknown: Hilda Aldrich
Producer: Kay Patrick
Frances: Pauline Letts
Hilda: Jill Balcon
James: Lewis Stringer
Emma: Elizabeth Proud
Robert: John Bentley

: Lady of Pleasure

with Dorothy Tutin
Based on the Memoirs of Harrictte Wilson , the famous courtesan of the 19th century Adapted land produced by PAIN NESTA
(Dorothy Tutin is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)


Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Harrictte Wilson
Produced By: Pain Nesta
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin

: Story Time

The Young Wizard An account of Sir Walter Scott 's childhood by MICHAEL ELDER I: High School


Unknown: Sir Walter 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
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed today by Renle Houston
Barbara Cartland
Hephzibah Menuhin Andree Melly
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renle Houston
Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Hephzibah Menuhin
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Wroughton district of Wiltshire
Bootle, Lanes


Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre

Aftermath by ROBERT LAMB
This is the aftermath of one airman's w.ar and it takes place in Ireland. He finds that peace cannot be simply a continuation of the Battle of Britain.
Producer R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Robert Lamb
Producer: R. D. Smith
Alex Breen: Alan Barry
June: Betty Huntley-Wright
Bill: Anthony Jacobs
Brenden: Kevin Flood
Michael: Harry Webster
SlSler: Sally Travers

: Now Read On

with Clive James
PAUL JOHN SON considers Anthony Trollope , a new biography by James Pope-Hennessy , and Cardinal Heenan's autobiography Not the Whole Truth
NAOMI LEWIS on Emily Bronté, the last of Winifred Gerin 's Bronte biographies
ANTHONY SMITH on Vanishing Africa, a study in photographs by Mirella Ricciardi , and The Discarded People by Cosmas Desmond
The voice of SYLVIA PLATH on record reading poems recently published in Winter Trees Producers JOCELYN FERGUSON and MICHAEL HEFFERNAN


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Paul John Son
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: James Pope-Hennessy
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: Winifred Gerin
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Mirella Ricciardi
Unknown: Cosmas Desmond
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Producers: Jocelyn Ferguson
Producers: Michael Heffernan

: The English Poets

from Chaucer to Yeats
An anthology in 26 programmes 6: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Introduced by PETER PORTER Reader HUGH DICKSON


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Introduced By: Peter Porter
Reader: Hugh Dickson
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

The Scapegoat


Read By: Michael Spice

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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