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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: a regional view of farming in the week ahead, presented today from the North by KENNETH FORD
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
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Travellers' Tales

WILFRID THOMAS tells more of his outlandish stories with the help of the BBC Sound Archives


Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Zena Skinner. Vivian Stanshalt and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Producer RICHARD GILBERT


Unknown: Zena Skinner.
Unknown: Vivian Stanshalt
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! (BIC C HB 169): Psalm 63; Isaiah 11, v 10, to 12.v2(Rsv; Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round (BBC HB 321)

: All Kinds of Music

A mid-morning mixture for your enjoyment with CONTINENTAL ORCHESTRAS and JACK BRYMER (clarinet) WILFRID PARRY (piano)


Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Introduced By: Peter Donaldson
Producer: Barry S. Knight

: Nijinsky

The biography of the legendary dancer written by his widow ROMOLA NIJINSKY abridged in ten parts by DEREK PARKER from Nijinsky and The Last Years of Nijinsky Read by ANNA BURDEN 6: The Final Dance
As his mind begins to crack. Nijinsky dances for the last time in public.


Unknown: Derek Parker
Read By: Anna Burden

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Money - earning, saving and spending it
The Cost of Litigation: going to law is notoriously expensive. but there are ways of keeping the costs down. LAURIE SAPPER explains. †
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)
VHF South West: see column 2

: Desert Island Discs

Barbara Mullen , actress With ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Barbara Mullen

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines inlroduced by Robert Williams


Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The House Stands Empty by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

Producer ALAN OWEN


Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Piano: Clive Lythgoe
Producer: Alan Owen

: The Holly and the Ivy

by WYNYARO BROWNS Afternoon Theatre

: Story Time

The Cruel Sea by NICHOLAS MONSARRAT abridged in ten episodes and read by GABRIEL WOOLF 6:1942 - Darkness
HMS Compass Rose has fought valiantly against the cruel sea as well as a cruel enemy for three punishing years. And now in 1942, in the bitterly cold sea off Iceland, the moment they have feared these long years has come. A U-boal has found them at last ...


Unknown: Nicholas Monsarrat
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts off your evening. Presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the television series based on the characters created bv A. J. CRONIN with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
This week: A Question of Conflict written by TONY WILLIAMSON and adapted by PAT DUNLOP
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART


Unknown: J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Written By: Tony Williamson
Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Peter Titheradge
Sister McKay: Sonia Dresdel
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Mr Dewar: Simon Lack
Nurse Henderson: Christina Gray
Board member: Douglas Blackwell
Almoner: Trevor Martin

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views
Deputy editor VINCENT ducgleby Editor BRIAN BLISS


Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Editor: Brian Bliss

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the chair Jack Longland


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: Accused in The Box

Edgar Lustgarten reconstructs six of the most famous murder trials of this century.
4: The Chalk Pit Mw,
' Two days after the existent party ... Mudie's dead body was discovered. In a deserted chalk pit Discovered with clean shoes on ... though the surrounding ground looked like a swamp Discovered with a cord around. the neck....
Producer ROGER PINE †


Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

: The Monday Play

The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. JAMES adapted for radio by DOROTHY BAKER with Earl Cameron as Toussaint L'Ouverture (above) and Frank Cousins as General Dessalines
In the last decade of the 18th century a revolution took place in the French colony of San Domingo, today known as Haiti. Compared with the struggle taking place in France at the same time little is known about it, but politically and economically its impact was nearly as great.
This is the story of the successful uprising of the black slaves of San Domingo.
Producer Roger PINE †
(Willie Jonah is a National Theatre playen
9.59 Weather


Unknown: C. L. R. James
Unknown: Dorothy Baker
Unknown: Earl Cameron
Unknown: Frank Cousins
Unknown: San Domingo.
Narrator: Michael Kilgarriff
First white man: Leslie Heritage
Second white man: Antony Higginson
Third white man: Edward Kelsey
Negro: Clifton Jones
Mme Bullet: Sheila Grant
Marie-Jeanne: Jumoke Debayo
M Bullet: Leslie Heritage
Marat: Joseph Charles
Max: Kenneth Gardnier
Orleans: Clifton Jones
Mars Plaisir: Frank Singuineau
Marquis d'Hermona: Michael Kilgarriff
Aide to Marquis: David Timson
Moise: Willie Jonah
First servant: Joseph Charles
Second servant: Frank Singuineau
Mr Lear: Ronald Herdman
Gen Hedouville: William Eedle
Gen Maitland: Cerald Cross
Gen Christophe: Cllfton Jones
Gen Vincent: Ronald Herdman
Napoleon Bonaparte: Edward Kelsey
Secretary to Bonaparte: David Timson
Samedi Smith: Kenneth Gardnier
Mulatto officer: Willie Jonah
Mr Cathcart: Antony Higginson
French officer: David Timson

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime

The Shipbuilders by GEORGE BLAKE
Read by TOM FLEMING (6) †


Unknown: George Blake
Read By: Tom Fleming

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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