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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.56 7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the nows from anywhere on earth introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
7.46 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.9 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

: The Living World: Conservation by Computer

Never has it been more vital to be aware of the state of our British wildlife, animals and insects, fish and plants.
At the Nature Conservancy at Monks Wood the Biological Records Centre is mapping our wildlife populations - compiling, in fact, a 20th-century Domesday Book.
Introduced by Derek Jones
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

S.30 History in Evidence
.Anglo-Saxon Britain - 5: The
Coming of the Danes
9.45 Listening and Reading
1 Shadrach ' by MEINDERT DEJONG 2: The Coming of the Rabbit Read by ELIZABETH ORNBO
Series edited and produced by PHILIPPA PEARCE


Written By: Magnus Magnusson
Written By: Alan Freira
Read By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Produced By: Philippa Pearce

: For Schools

Poetry Corner. Once a Year: poems for Christmas

: Daily Service

NEM p 72: All ye who seek for sure relief i BBC HB 289); Psalm 51: Isaiah 1. vv 1-6, 16-20 (rsv); Rock of ages (BBC HB 296)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 2
11.0 Inquiry
Unit II: The Family Today
10: Change in the African Family written by JIM CRACK The series edited by JACK SINGLETON
(15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
Bridges -3: Bridges Today by BOSWELL TAYLOR
Series producer ARTHUR VIALLS (Rjadiovision)
11040 Guitar School
Written and introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT (19)


Written By: William Murphy
Written By: Jim Crack
Edited By: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Boswell Taylor
Producer: Arthur Vialls
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Rights and Responsibilities
The Cruse Organisation: FRANCES BBRTHELSEN reports on a channel that exists to offer practical advice to widows, Other topical items too. and a selection from vour letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Frances Bbrthelsen

: 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 13: Paritomania 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 in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle '


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Bertha and the Lonely Lighthouse by LIANE SMITH


Unknown: Liane Smith

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music 1 by JAMES DOMING
2.20 Books. Plays, Poems
Your Own Stories: a programme of original stories by listeners to the series
2.45 Nature


Producer: Stuart Evans
Unknown: Lesley Gould
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre

White Nights by FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY dramatised by KEITH MILES
Ian Richardson as the Narrator ' It was a beautiful night, the sort of night that is only possible when we are young. The sky was wonderfully bright, the stars gleeful, and the moon majestic. Gazing upwards, it was difficult to believe that so many wicked people could live beneath so perfect a sky.... ' LINDA GARDNER as the Girl
GRIZELDA HERVEY as Grandmother and KERRY FRANCIS as the Man Producer ANTHONY CORNISH (from Birmingham)


Dramatised By: Keith Miles
Dramatised By: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Linda Gardner
Unknown: Grizelda Hervey
Unknown: Kerry Francis
Producer: Anthony Cornish

: The Long March of Everyman

Themes and Variations from the History of the People in Britain, based upon their own words
2: A Sigh on the Harp
The Celts who have inhabited the island since pre-Roman times are defeated by the Anglo-Saxons. and have lived ever since in the further reaches of Britain.
Composed and produced by DANIEL SNOWMAN under the direction of Dr Anne Ross , former Research Fellow. School of Scottish Studies. University of Edinburgh, who also speaks the commentary.
(For full details see Sunday)


Produced By: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: Dr Anne Ross

: Story Time: A Gull on the Roof: 3

Read by Alan Gibson


Reader: Alan Gibson

: 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 , Marjorie Proops Juno Alexander , Ann Holloway In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renle Houston
Unknown: Marjorie Proops
Unknown: Juno Alexander
Unknown: Ann Holloway
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party

: Down Your Way

Burry Port
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently Visited the Burrv Port district of Carmarthenshire
(Sunday's broadcast extended

: Midweek Theatre

Time to Go Home by IVOR WILSON
'I'm looking for someone - a regular customer on these highbrow coach-tour holidays who specialises in a bit of extortion between visits to the Art Galleries.'
Michael Cnaig DERRICK GILBERT Elizabeth Downing
Miss Semple ......ELLA ATKINSON Vivienne Jennings JUNE BARRY Colonel Daventry.DAVID MAHLOWE Mr Poole........GEOFFREY BANKS Mr Braybrook.ROY BARRACLOUGH Producer ALFRED BRADLEY


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Unknown: Michael Cnaig
Unknown: Derrick Gilbert
Unknown: Elizabeth Downing
Unknown: Jennifer Piercey
Unknown: Ella Atkinson
Unknown: Vivienne Jennings
Unknown: June Barry
Unknown: David Mahlowe
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Roy Barraclough
Producer: Alfred Bradley

: Now Read On

with Philip Oakes c who talks to 5
PAUL foot about The Life and Times of ' Private Eye,' a collection of the magazine's best pages
ANTHONY HOWARD on Our Gang ( starring Tricky and his friends). a new American satire by Philip Roth
MEI.VYN BRAGG looks at some new fiction with poems from Geoffrey Grigson 's anthology Vnrespectable Verse


Unknown: Philip Oakes
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Philip Roth
Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson
Producers: Michael Heffernan
Producers: Miriam Rapp

: The English Poets

from Chaucer to Yeats
An amthology in 26 programmes 10: Richard Crashaw (1612-1649) Thomas Traherne (16371674) Henry Vauahan 11622-1695)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Richard Crashaw
Unknown: Thomas Traherne
Unknown: Henry Vauahan
Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Reader: Gary Watson
Producer: George MacBeth

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by GARY WATSON (8)


Read By: Gary Watson

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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