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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 Robert Robinson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.6 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 column 5
8.48 Today's Paper*


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

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 Material for Assembly The Will to Live by MARIANNE COOK
9.35 You and Survival (Human Physiology)
5: Nor any drop to drink written by LEWIS JONES
Presented by PETER PACEY
9.55 Movement and Music 1


Unknown: Marianne Cook
Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: Daily Service

NEM p 99; Christian, seek not yet repose (BBC HB 340); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; Mark 1, vv 14-28 (AV): Soldiers of Christ, arise (BBC hb 365)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hui 15: Je suis assistante sociale Written by PAULE-ALINE DENT (Fourth-year French)
10.45 Horizons de France
15: Un professeur de lycee compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (Fifth-year French)
11.0 Time and Tune 15: Robin Ddu
11.20 Man. 5: The Curing Dance by MARGERY MORRIS Narrator BARRY FOSTER
11.40 Geography. The North East: New Industry - by NORMAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Unknown: Robin Ddu
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: Norman Brown

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Health and Welfare
Needle Time?: JEANINE MCMULLEN meets a doctor who practices acupuncture.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: My Music!

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SKRYANE
David Franklin and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair STEVE RACE
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Skryane
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: 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



Unknown: Mr Red
Unknown: Kathleen Pateman

: For Schools

2.6 Living Language. Here I discovered Water: poems arranged and presented by CHRISTOPHER COPEMAN
2.20 La Parole aux Jeunes
5: Les loisirs: edited and compiled by R. A. ESCOFFEY (Third-year French)
2.30 Unos minutos nada mas 15: Paco y el cubo written by ROBERT p. CLARKE
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 5: Early Marriage
The programme arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Presented By: Christopher Copeman
Unknown: R. A. Escoffey
Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre

Water for Veronica

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

But precisely whatt
A sort of magazine which combines the odd, the occult, the obscure, the off-beat, and the orotund with the downright outrageous.


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

The Freedom Trap by DESMOND BAGLEY 4: Wheret


Unknown: Desmond Bagley

: 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

: N.ws

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Hazel Woolley: Hilary Armstrong
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
If you wish to add your views to any of the subjects discussed in this week's Any Questions? (Friday, 8.30 pm) send them as soon as possible to BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: My Lord What a Morning

The kind of voice that comes only once every century
A tribute, with gramophone records, to Marian Anderson on her 70th birthday, based on her memoirs: written and introduced by CHARLES OSBORNE Although Marian Anderson 's early career was not without its struggles, she finally became the first black singer to appear at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Her determination to succeed inspired a younger generation of Negro singers in the USA for whom she paved the way, and she came to symbolise the aspirations and achievements of her race.


Unknown: Marian Anderson
Introduced By: Charles Osborne
Unknown: Marian Anderson

: Scan

A weekly survey of the arts
Introduced by Christopher Cook This edition includes:
The Threepenny Opera: JOHN WILLETT reviews Tony Richard -son's production at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, starring Vanessa Redgrave
The Feydeau Farce Festival of Nineteen-nine : BAMBERGASCOIGNZ talks about his new play at the Greenwich Theatre
Poème de l'extase: JOHN CRANKO discusses his ballet at Covent Garden with OLEG KERENSKY Producers ROSEMARY HART and MIRIAM RAPP


Introduced By: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John Willett
Unknown: Tony Richard
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: John Cranko
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Producers: Miriam Rapp

: New Worlds

The programme that entertains you with science and technology - and guarantees you'll understand.


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Officers and Gentlemen
Read by HUGH BURDEN (14)


Read By: Hugh Burden

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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