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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 belvw
8.40 Today's Papers


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

: News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools
Christmas is for caring

: Other People's Lives

DENNIS and MAUREEN, who are professional pickpockets, describe how they go about their work.
(BBC Sound Archives recording)

: For Schools

9.35 Religion: How and Why
Listeners from a comprehensive school in Leek, Staffordshire give their reactions to this new series through their own creative work.
9.55 Movement and Music I for the 5-to-6-year-olds by PENNY WHITTAM


Unknown: Penny Whittam

: Daily Service

NEM p 76; 0 Love, who formedst me to wear (BBC HB 3611; Psalm 67: Isaiah 2, vv 1-15 (RSV); Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC HB 140)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hui 10: Réponses a nos auditeurs
Answers to questions sent in by listeners
10.45 Horizons de France
10 Ce trimestre en France
A news quiz written by CATHERINE GRAHAM
(Fifth-year French) ‡
11.0 Time and Tune
The Magic Music Shop - 10 Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Man
10: Life of the cavemen by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography
Teesside: industrial giant of the North East. by KENNETH WARREN


Written By: Catherine Graham
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Narrator: Margery Morris
Producer: David Lyttle
Unknown: Kenneth Warren

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Twins: double the trouble or double the joy? MARGARET HOWARD gets the views of parents and children,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 1


Unknown: John Edmunds
Unknown: Margaret Howard

: My Word!

Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the chair Jack Longland
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: 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: Ant, Ladybird and Spider by DENISE SHELDON


Unknown: Denise Sheldon

: For Schools

Living Language
Sir Gawain and The Green Knight adapted from the medieval poem by MARGARET J. MILLER 2 †


Unknown: Margaret J. Miller

: Break for Music

: For Sthools

2.30 Unos minutos nada m&s
10: El aprendiz de ladrfin - (ii) Written by ROBERT P. CLARKE
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 10: On Your Own
Arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


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

: Afternoon Theatre

Time to Go Home by IVOR WILSON


Unknown: Ivor Wilson

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

But precisely whatt
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

A Gull on the Root by DEREK TANGYE
Read by ALAN GIBSON (4)


Read By: 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

: 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


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sheila Hancock

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Bobby Waters: Alaric Cotter
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Ken Pound: Michael Collins

: News Desk

Chris Underwood presenting world news and views


Unknown: Chris Underwood

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD f
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Introduced By: Roy Hayward

: The Dobcross Silver Band

With the help of the old Minute Book dating from 1875, Henry Livings tries to convey something of the atmosphere and history of the Band in the Yorkshire village where he lives.
Music selected by DEREK BROADBENT


Unknown: Derek Broadbent
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Chairman: Nelson Peters
Secretary: Geoffrey Holt
Scholar: Henry Livings
Conductor: George Gibson
Interviewer: Gerald Harrison

: Scan

A weekly survey of the arts Introduced by Michael Billington
This edition includes:
Nicholas and Alexandra: RONALD EYRE and RICHARD RODNEY BEN NETT discuss the epic film about the destruction of the Romanov dynasty
William Hogarth at the Tate Gallery: JONATHAN MILLER visits this major exhibition of the artist's work
The Balcony: FRANK MARCUS reviews the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Genet's play at the Aldwych Theatre, London


Introduced By: Michael Billington
Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: Richard Rodney Ben
Unknown: William Hogarth
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Frank Marcus
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Producers: Alan Haydock

: 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 R. Bright

: Weather

: 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 (9;


Read By: Gary Watson

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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