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

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point: reflecting listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(From Bristol: shortened version of Sundays broadcast) Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Introduced By: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence
Anglo-Saxon Britain-2: The Death of Cynewulf
9.45 Listening and Reading
' The Iron Man ' 'by TED HUGHES : naT,2, read by JOHN HOLLIS


Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Read By: John Hollis

: For Schools

Poetry Corner
Four Legs or More

: Daily Service

NEM p 7; The Lord is King! lift up thy voice (BBC HB 26); Canticle 6, part 1; Romans 5, vv 12-21 (NEB); Ye servants of God (BBC HB 287)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 2
11.0 Inquiry
Unit II: The Family Today - 7 by KEITH YEOMANS
(15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
Round-u,p programme: edited by ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Guitar School
Edited by DOUGLAS COOMBES (13)


Written By: William Murphy
Unknown: Keith Yeomans
Edited By: Arthur Vialls
Edited By: Douglas Coombes

: You and Yours

Presented by Joan Yorke Today: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Remarriage in Church: clergy arc bound by ' a moral duty ' not to remarry a divorced person in church. MAUREEN STAFFER talks to one clergyman who accepts ithis ruling and another who disagrees.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presented By: Joan Yorke

: Life Is What Yer Make It

starring ' The Things ' Michael Robbins as Dad Pat Coombs as Mum Liz Gebhardt as Beryl Frank Abbott as Len with Ronald Fletcher as Himself
10: Sports 'n' Pastimes an' that Written by TONY BILBOW and MIKE FENTIMAN Producer MARTIN FISHER
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Michael Robbins
Unknown: Dad Pat Coombs
Unknown: Mum Liz Gebhardt
Unknown: Beryl Frank Abbott
Unknown: Ronald Fletcher
Written By: Tony Bilbow
Written By: Mike Fentiman
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

(Tuesday's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

Story: The .shop on Wheels by ELIZABETH GRAY


Unknown: Elizabeth Gray

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music 1 by JAMES DOMING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems Don Quixote by CERVANTES
A new adaptation for radio in six parts by VERNON SCANNELL -4 Music by MICHAEL GARRICK
DAVID MARCH as Don Quixote
JOHN HOLLIS as Sancho Panza
2.45 Nature
The fish that live In ponds and streams: by JOHN WYATT


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Music By: Michael Garrick
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Sancho Panza
Unknown: John Wyatt

: Afternoon Theatre

Hang-Up by DAVID MYCROFT with Christopher Bidmead
' Listen to me: time and time again I look for lodgings. When I find them it is with a woman living alone, and a son who studies law. Every time a girl comes onto the scene and louses it all up.'


Unknown: David Mycroft
Unknown: Christopher Bidmead
Producer: Colin Tucker
Lucien, a student of law: Christopher Bidmead
Miranda Barclay, his landlady: Betty Baskcomb
Rudolph, her son: Geoffrey Beevers
Jennie Morgan, a student of geology: Kate Bi Nchy
Sturgeon, a salesman of lnsurance: Ronald Herdman
Lady: Ann Farrer
Ted: Simon Cuff
Fiona: Miranda Bell

: Where have all the Treasures Gone?

Last year in the London area alone half a million pounds' worth of art treasures were stolen, and hardly a week passes without news of other serious .art thetts. Where do they go? How do thieves dispose of such plainly recognisable pictures, porcelain or antique silver? Is there a conspira.ey of silence between colleotors and thieves who know exactly what to steal?
Narrated by HECTOR ROSS


Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Maurice Denning
Producer: Alan Burgess

: Story Time

Villette by CHARLOTTE BRONTE Read by JUDY PARFITT 3: Madame Beck


Unknown: Charlotte Bronte
Read By: Judy Parfitt

: 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 Renée Houston ,Jill Knight. up Ginette Spanier , Janet Hitchman In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Renée Houston
Unknown: Jill Knight.
Unknown: Ginette Spanier
Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party

: Down Your Way

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Bootile in Lancashire Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
† Kidl'ington, Oxfordshire


Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre

Maugham the Storyteller
The Lion's Skin by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM adapted for radio by LIONEL HALE with Gerald Cross as Somerset Maugham
A good many people were shocked when they read that Captain Forestier had met his death in a forest fire when trying to save his wife's dog. Some said they never knew he had it in him; others said it was exactly what they would have expected from him: but of those some meant one thing and some another. To understand this you must understand Captain Forestier ...


Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Gerald Cross
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Eleanor Forestier: Marjorie Westbury
Australian: Barry Creyton
Robert Forestier: Frederick Treves
Ward Sister: Judy Bennett
Lady Hardy: Madi Hedd
Sir Frederick Hardy: Peter Pratt
Marie: Stephanie Turner
Boy: Judy Bennett
French Officer: Alan Haines

: Now Read On

with Clive James
STEPHEN SPENDER reads from his new collection of poems The Generous Days
RICHARD BUCKLE on his biography of Nijinsky
STUART HOOD on The Embattled Mountain by F. W. D. Deakin
R. G. LATHAM on The Diary of Samuel Pepys
MARGARET LANE looks at new novels by L. P. Hartley , Susan Hill and Muriel Spark


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Richard Buckle
Unknown: Stuart Hood
Unknown: F. W. D. Deakin
Unknown: R. G. Latham
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: L. P. Hartley
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Producers: Michael Heffernan
Producers: Miriam Rapp

: The English Poets

from Chaucer to Yeats
An anthology in 26 programmes 7: Ben Jonson (1572-1637) John Webster (1580-1634)
Cyril Tourneur (1575-1626)
Thomas Middleton (1570-1627) John Ford (1586-1639)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: John Webster
Unknown: Cyril Tourneur
Unknown: Thomas Middleton
Introduced By: Peter Porter
Introduced By: Readers Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Producer: George MacBeth

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Scapegoat (8)

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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