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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 anvwhere on earth introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.S0-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglla, Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced bv DEREK JONES) VHF East Englia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff

: For Schools

s.30 Religious Service for Primary Schools
'Jesus the storyteller' by ROBERT RIETTV *
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 for the 6-to-7-year-olds bv JAMES DODDING
(Mondays broadcast)


Unknown: Robert Riettv

: Daily Service

NEM p 4 As pants the hart for cooling streams (BBC HB 451): Psalm 19. vv 1-11; Romans 3 vv 29-31 and 5, vv 1-11 (NEB); Rejoice today with one accord (BBC MB 281)

: For Schools

10.30 Marsh! 7: Travels
Written by VAUGHAN JAMES (Third-year Russian)
10.45 Intermediate German In der Sprechstunde
11.0 Movement and Music 1 for the 5-to-6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM
11.20 Music Club
Presented by GARY TAYLOR
11.40 Religion la iu Contemporary Context
Searching for Truth: MARGRA-NITA laski reviews the last three programme* on the search for truth and concludes with her own contribution. (Sixth Form series)


Written By: Vaughan James
Written By: Heinrich Minden
Unknown: Penny Whittam
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Unknown: Nita Laski

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Home and Family
'Don'come and see me in the morning NIGEL reis has some advice for parents whose children wake them up too early.
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)
VIIF South West: see column 1


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Nigel Reis

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Clement Freud , Peter Jones Sheila Hancock try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Repeated: Thurs. 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behindthe headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Lonely Scarecrow by JOAN M. GREEN


Unknown: Joan M. Green

: For Schools

2.0 Peoples of the World
A Golden Earring - Peru today and yesterday: part 1 Written by MARGERY MORRIS
2.20 Geography
France - conservation of the coast, by ARNOLD KEMP
2.40 Stories and Rhymes (7-9) ' A Prince, two Mice and some Kitchenmaids,' by E. NESBIT


Written By: Margery Morris
Unknown: Arnold Kemp
Unknown: E. Nesbit

: Return to the Islands

A further Jim Nicholson adventure in six parts starring Edward de Souza
Bryden Murdoch , John Graham Geoffrey Frederick
Part 5: The Intruders


Unknown: Robert Barr
Unknown: Jim Nicholson
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Geoffrey Frederick
Producer: Peter Titheradge
Jim Nicholson: Eward de Souza
Ian McLeod: Bryden Murdoch
Major Miller: John Graham
Paul O'Donnell: Geoffrey Frederick
Sergeant Finney: Clive Merrison
Alan Shaw: Andrew Neil
Katy Evans: Gretta Gouriet
Landlord: Andrew Neil

: Birds above all

From nest-robbing London schoolboy to the respected ornithologist of today - that is the story in brief of DESMOND NETHERSOLE-THOMPSON 's career. In this interview he tells DEREK COOPER how a growing enthusiasm led him from the heronry in Richmond Park to the study of bird life in the Scottish Highlands,


Unknown: Desmond Nethersole-Thompson
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Story Time

During her younger days Lucy Snowe had spent many happy times staying with her god-mother Mrs Bretton. Later their ways parted and at 22 Lucy found herself with no home and little money. She determined to break out anew and seek her living in France. while crossing the Channel she met a young Englishwoman who was at school in Villette. 2: The Rue Fossette


Read By: Judy Parfitt
Unknown: Lucy Snowe
Unknown: Mrs Bretton.

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening Presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Blast of Spring

Ian Carmichael and Dinah Sheridan in The Back Stabbing Business with Derek Farr and Charlotte Mitchell and ANDREW JOHNS


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Derek Farr
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Andrew Johns
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Written By: Godfrey Harrison
Written By: Edward Taylor

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: It's Your Line

Ring Robin Day to p[number removed]ut your questionin nprson to
The Rt Hon Richard Marsh Chairman of British Railways Board
To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm onward, as well as while the programme is on the air. Producer WALTER WALLICH


Unknown: Richard Marsh
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Swimming to Hong Kong

In China, as in all other countries, the year divides itself into seasons. One season which they have, and we do not. is the time during which people can make the six-hour swim from mainland Communist China to British Hong Kong. That season is now closed for this year. but before it closed Patricia Penn examined the year's catch - or toll - however you care to look at It. Written and compiled by PATRICIA PENN


Unknown: Patricia Penn

: This Island Now

A look at the present plight and future shape of town and country
Compiled and introduced bv Nicholas Taylor
Does out-of-town mean antttownt
There is strong pressure from developers to build out-of-town shopping centres or hypermarkets, but most planning authorities have resisted this drastic change in social habits. Are such projects a menace to our cities or could they help to preserve them?
9.5S Weather


Unknown: Nicholas Taylor
Producer: Leonie Cohn

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Scapegoat


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Read By: Michael Spice

: News

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

: Closedown

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