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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented today from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.1 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: David Butler

: 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
7.50-8.8 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

: David Franklin

opens the green-baize door in the BBC Sound Archives and finds himself in the Servants' Hall.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Zena Skinner , Gordon Clyde Vivian Stanshall and who knows who take a lively took round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Producer RICHARD GILBERT


Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: For Schools

9.35 The World of Work 4: Only Money
Arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING
(Repeated: Tuesday, 9.55 am)


Introduced By: John Stockbridge
Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 33; The head that once (BBC HB 132); Canticle 12; 1 Corinthians 3, vv 10-23 (NEB): To the name of our salvation (BBC HB 284)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen!
(An O-level course in German) 14: Der Rundfunk berichtet
Written by Stephen Kanocz (recorded in Studio Münster WDR)
11.00 Singing Together: introduced by Cliff Morgan (14)
11.20 Springboard: The Fire Station


Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Introduced By: Cliff Morgan

: I Wonder What Happened to ... ?

VICTOR LUCAS exhumes some minor celebrities who made a stir in their own time and then vanished into obscurity. 1: Dr Thomas Bowdler Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Victor Lucas
Producer: John Knight

: You and Yours

NANCY WISE presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Your Money - earning, saving and spending it
Your Good Health is Their Good Business: JANICE DICKERSON on private health insurance.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Janice Dickerson

: Desert Island Discs

Stuart Burrows, tenor, discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island.

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Presenter: Roy Plomley
Castaway: Stuart Burrows
Producer: Ronald Cook

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Discontented Pig by OLIVE DOVE

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth
4: 1962 Sheffield Hurricane by BARRY CARMAN
2.30 Speak. Saying Your Say (2) Four young people talk about their lives and what they hope to do.
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music 2 by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Music By: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre

The City of the Horizon 1: The Dream

: Story Time

Masterman Ready by CAPTAIN MARRYAT abridged for radio in ten parts by HOWARD JONES
Read by David Mahlowe
Captain Marryat, who wrote many stirring stories, was born in 1792. He joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman and when he retired after 24 years' service he promised to write a book for his children. The result Was Masterman Ready , published in 1841. It at once proved popular and has scarcely ever been out of print since that time.
1: The Wreck
Producer HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Read By: David Mahlowe
Unknown: Masterman Ready
Producer: Herbert Smith

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, the City, the people and talking points of the day. Presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the television series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with The Cheap Departed written and adapted by DICK SHARPLES
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Dick Sharples
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Peter Titheradge
as Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
as Janet: Barbara Mullen
as Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Annie Cannock: Gudrun Ure
Mr Gibson: James Thomason
Mr Beattie: Wilfrid Carter
Catherine Beattie: Ellen McIntosh
Robbie Cannock: Trevor Martin
Malcolm Cannock: Sean Arnold
Fiona McInnes: Eva Stuart
Mr McBain: Trevor Martin
Mrs Molly: Margot Boyd

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Simpson

: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by ANNE BRONTE abridged for radio in ten instalments by NAN MACDONALD Reader JULIET COOKE
5: Which Contains Further Disclosures from Helen's Diary Producer TREVOR HILL


Reader: Nan MacDonald
Reader: Juliet Cooke

: Sounds Natural

Johnny Morris discusses with DEREK JONES his lifelong fascination for animal life, domestic and wild, and illustrates his theme with recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: The Monday Play

Lover Come Back by JAMES DAWSON
A play about lonely people with Faiin Brook and Norman Rodway Producer


Unknown: James Dawson
Unknown: Faiin Brook
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Guy Vaesen
Frank: Norman Rodway
Edna: Faith Brook
Mother: Olwen Griffiths
Gordon: Anthony Pedley
Jill: Janet Whiteside

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Officers and Gentlemen by EVELYN WAUGH : abridged by VIRGINIA BROWNE-WILKINSON Read by Hugh Burden
This is the sequel to Men at Arms, first broadcast as A Book at Bedtime in 1968. Guy Crouchback is a Roman Catholic divorced from an unfaithful wife. Regarding himself as no longer young, with no worthwhile future and quite expendable, he joins up in 1939 full of enthusiasm for the war against barbarous modern dictators. But by the autumn of 1940 he has found soldiering a very different experience from the glorious and terrible crusade he expected.
At this point Officers and Gentlemen takes up the story. Producer JOHN CARDY
(First of 15 instalments)


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Abridged By: Virginia Browne-Wilkinson
Read By: Hugh Burden
Producer: John Cardy

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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