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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
Introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Pepers
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: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
Christian Challenge - Tom Dooley
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Tom Dooley
Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: Birds in Their Element

Devised to help listeners identify the songs and sounds of the birds about them.


Presented By: Terry Gompertz
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: For Schools

9-35 Hello Again! 3: The Two Boxes retold by MARGERY MORRIS
9.45 Music Workshop 1


Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Paul Jennings
Unknown: Neil Butterworth

: Daily Service

NEM p 26; Alone thou goest forth, 0 Lord (BBC HB 79); Psalm 31; 1 Corinthians 2, vv 1-11 (NEB); Lord of our life (BBC HB 179)

: For Schools

10.30 Voix de France
13: L'assistante sociale compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Sixth Form French)
16.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY 3: Repeating Patterns
11.0 Quest
1 When things go wrong by ROBERT RIETTY
11.20 Listening and Writing
His Excellency: the dervish story by IDRIES SHAH , adapted as a radio play by DAVID WADE Producer DICKON REED
11.40 Prospect. Oneself. The psychologist in school and college: compiled by LESLIE SMITH
12.0 Announcements


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Story By: Idries Shah
Play By: David Wade
Producer: Dickon Reed
Unknown: Leslie Smith

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Your Own Time
Rallycross: NIGEL MURPHY visits a meeting and reports on this popular sport.
How does your garden grow?: XENIA FIELD tells JEANINE MCMULLEN how to prepare her windowboxes for the spring.
VHF South West: see column 1


Presenter: John Edmunds
Unknown: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Petticoat Line

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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: The Lonely Typewriter by LOUISE M. EATON


Unknown: Louise M. Eaton

: For Schools

2.0 Let's Join In. The Dragon's Tail, by JOHN MARKS
2.2* Christian Focus: At Home by BARRY TURNER
2.35 Interlude
2.40 Guitar School: introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT (23)


Unknown: Barry Turner
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
Persons from Porlock
This Is the last radio play written and oroduced by Louis MacNeice
I People have invited me along and I always make a point of being there. In Wookey Hole-in the Trou de la Creuse - excuse my accent, it's because I come from Porlock.'
Coleridge was interrupted in the writing of ' Kubla Khan. ' We all have our own Persons from Porlock to excuse our failure to finish a masterpiece. *
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: Kubla Khan.
Hank: Jon Hollason
Sarah: Elizabeth Morgan
Peter: Peter Claughton
Mervyn: Norman Wynne
Mother: Mary O'Farrell
Maggie: Margaret Gordon
Donald: Tom Watson
Bailiff: Charles Leno
Doctor: Kenneth Hyde
The Person: William Eedi E

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters Introduced by DAVID JACOBS


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Story Time: The Wild Heart: 5: The Only Way

The book by Helen Griffiths
Read by Yvette Rees


Author: Helen Griffiths
Reader: Yvette Rees

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM*s reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Top of the Form

The Final
Cheadle Hulme School Cheshire v
Cardinal Vaughan School London

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Bobby Waters: Alaric Cotter
Ken Pound: Michael Collins
Michele: Lorna Philippe
Gordon Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
Mr Corbey: Geoffrey Lewis

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Editor: Brian Bliss

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
Producer Richard BURWOOD
(Repeated: Saturday, 4.30 pm)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Baroness Wootton Russell Braddon Lord David Cecil Anthony Lewis
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Swanage, Dorset
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be sent to Any
Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Baroness Wootton Russell Braddon
Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Anthony Lewis
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: Through Arab Eyes: 1: The Struggle Within

Two programmes about the Middle East by Ian McIntyre
Wars and rumours of wars tend to distract attention from the fact that Israel's neighbours have problems inside their own borders.
Ian McIntyre has just returned from the Middle East, and in the first of two programmes he examines some of the domestic preoccupations of the so-called confrontation states of Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
(Next week: The World Outside)


Reporter: Ian McIntyre
Producer: Roland Challis

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Walking Stick by WINSTON GRAHAM abridged by PAUL HUMPHREYS
Read by YSANNE CHURCHMAN (15) Producer JAMES GALLAGHER (from Birmingham)


Unknown: Winston Graham
Abridged By: Paul Humphreys
Read By: Ysanne Churchman
Producer: James Gallagher

: Week Ending ...

DAVID JASON. BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCCUFFIE at the piano look back at the week's news and illustrate the funny side. Script by PETER SPENCE Producers SIMON BRETT and DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm)


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Wallis Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McCuffie
Script By: Peter Spence
Producers: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends

: Closedown

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