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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
7.50-8.0 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

: News

: For Schools

A Religious Service for Primary Schools
' Man for All the People '

: Other People's Lives

NORMAN COOK and PETER MARSDEN , from Guildhall Museum, describe their work on the Roman ship found near Blackfriars Bridge.
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Norman Cook
Unknown: Peter Marsden

: For Schools

9.35 Religion: How and Why
Deciding What to Do: members of Burford School present three more situations through improvised drama and talk to MICHAEL SMEE
9.55 Movement and Music 1 for the 5-to-6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM

: Daily Service

NEM p 93; My God, I love thee (BBC HB 276); Psalm 138; Romans 1, vv 1-12 (NEB); Father all-seeing (BBC HR 385)

: For Schools

10.31 La France Aujourd'hul 6: Quoi de neuf?
10.45 Horizons de France
6: La famille frangaise (u)
Written bv GEOFFREY BRAITIMAITE (Fifth-year French)
11.0 Time and Tune
The Magic Music Shop - 6
Introduced by JOHN CAMBURN
11.21 Man. 6: Mammals by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography
The Midlands Motorways by PETER WOOD
Series produced and edited by ALEX HUNTER


Introduced By: John Camburn
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: Peter Wood
Edited By: Alex Hunter

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Easier Reading: MARGARET HOWARD reports on what is being done to help people who find it difficult to read small print,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 1


Unknown: Joan Yorke
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 Hardcastlc


Introduced By: William Hardcastlc

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Noah's Ark by SHIRLEY SCOTT


Unknown: Shirley Scott

: For Schools

Living Language
Jason and the Golden Fleece by KENNETH CAVANDER - 1

: Break for Music

: For Schools

2.30 Unos minutos nada mas
6: El primer dia de trabajo de Manuel
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 6: Who Needs Friends?
Arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCEBRIDGE


Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Introduced By: John Stocebridge

: Afternoon Theatre


: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

But precisely what?
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.

: Story Time

The Young Wizard An account of Sir Walter Scott 's childhood 4: Kelso


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

: 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


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Andree Melly

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
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
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Emily Tarbutt: Peggy Hughes
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing thediscussion 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 write 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 5: The Last Days of Mozart
During the latter half of 1791 Mozart, distracted by poverty. worked at different times on two operas, the clarinet concerto. various minor works, and the Requiem which he didn'live to finish. with DAVID BRIERLEY as Mozart JENNY LAIRD as Sophie Written by MICHAEL KENNEDY
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)


Introduced By: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Jenny Laird
Unknown: Sophie Written
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Scan

A weekly survey of the arts Introduced by Michael Billington
This edition includes:
Dear Antoine: HAROLD HOBSON discusses the production at London's Piccadilly Theatre and the plays of Jean Anouilh Sir Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723: ROY STRONG talks about this court painter whose work is on exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
Francis Bacon : PHILIP FRENCH reports on the retrospective exhibition at the Grand Palace in Paris


Introduced By: Michael Billington
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Jean Anouilh
Unknown: Sir Godfrey Kneller
Unknown: Francis Bacon
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

The Scapegoat


Read By: Michael Spice

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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