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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY GADSDEN
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: Gerry Gadsden

: 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
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: David Franklin

finds the BBC Sound Archives the loneliest place in the world ...

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Zena Skinner , Kenny Everett 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: Kenny Everett
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: For Schools

t.35 The World of Work t: Do I need ambition?
9.55 Movement and Music 2 for the 6-to-7 year-olds by JAMES DODDING
(Repeated: Tuesday, 9.55 am)


Written By: Jeffrey Segal
Unknown: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 4; Come, my soul (BBC HB 404); Psalm 19. vv 1-11: Mark 3, vv 22-35 (av); Thee will I love (BBC HB 314)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen!
(An 0-level course in German) 16: Bankraub
Written bv STEPHEN KANOCZ (recorded in Studio Munster, WDR)
11.6 Singing Together: introduced by CLIFF MORGAN (16)
11.20 Springboard A Village School
11.46 Drama Workshop
4: Extreme Socialisation and Breaking Out: written by CHARLES SAVAGE and ALAN PENN Presented by PETER PACEY


Unknown: Stephen Kanocz
Duced By: Cliff Morgan
Written By: Charles Savage
Unknown: Alan Penn
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Your Money - earning, saving and spending it
The Golden Mile: is it worth running your own car today? You and Yours looks at the total cost involved.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Desert Island Discs

Michael Parkinson , television journalist, with ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

(Friday's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Fairy by JEAN SVT-CLJFFE

: For Schools

2.1 Exploration Earth
6: Wind from the Desert by PADDY FEENY
2.3t Speak. Letting Live A scene from Andorra by MAX FRISCH
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music 2 for the 9-to-ll-year-olds by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Unknown: Max Frisch
Unknown: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell

: Story Time

The Purple Land by W. h. HUDSON abridged for radio in five parts and read by Brian Gear
The semi-fictional adventures of a young explorer from Devon in the Latin America of the middle of the last century. 1: Farewell. Paquita
Producer BRIAN MILLER. (from Bristol)


Unknown: W. H. Hudson
Read By: Brian Gear
Producer: Brian Miller.

: 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 Gordon Clough and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

From the television series based on the characters created by A.J. Cronin with
The Equilibrium: written and adapted by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Donald Bull
Broadcast by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Producer: Peter Titheradge
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Mr Gibson: James Thomason
Cousin Aggie: Hilda Kriseman
Mrs McKay: Eva Stuart
Mr Dougal: Trevor Martin
Mr Stover: William Fox
Mrs Slade: Kathleen Helme

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Jacky Cillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Cillott

: The Tenant of Wildfell Hal

by ANNE BRONTE abridged for radio in ten instalments by NAN MACDONALD
8:InwhichHelen'sDiary Comes to on Abrupt End Readers JULIET COOKE and DAVID MAHLOWE


Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Readers: Juliet Cooke

: Sounds Natural

Bernard Crlbbins talks to DEREK JONES about his enthusiasm for fishing and wildlife, and illustrates his anecdotes with recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)


Talks: Bernard Crlbbins
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: The Monday Play: Therese

by Guy Vaesen from Francois Mauriac's novels Therese Desqueyroux and La fin de la nuit translated by Gerard Hopkins
with Vivien Merchant, Caroline John, and Robert Swann

'Once I was sent a cutting from a newspaper, mama.' 'Ah!'
'I have never understood why it should have been sent to me. It was about the children of a poisoner. Swear to me that nobody has ever died as a result of anything that you have ever done.'
(Vivien Merchant is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)
9.59 Weather


Translated By: Gerard Hopkins
Unknown: Vivien Merchant
Unknown: Caroline John
Unknown: Robert Swann
Producer: Guy Vaesen
Anna: Jo Manning Wilson
Therese: Vivien Merchant
Marie: Caroline John
Duros: Leslie Heritage
Larroque: Lewis Stringer
Bernard: Ronald Herdman
Mme de la Trave: Gladys Spencer
Anne: Helen Worth
Georges: Robert Swann
Mondoux: Terry Scully

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Story of Gwendolen Harleth from Daniel Deronda by GEORGE ELIOT : abridged and read by Gabriel Woolf
' Mr Grandcourt will declare himself my slave,' said Gwendolen. ' I shall send him round the world to bring me back the ring of a happy married woman. In the meantime all the men between him and the title will
, die and he will come back Lord
Grandcourt and fall at my feet -but without the ring-and I shall laugh at him.' Producer
VIRGINIA BROWNE-WILKINSON (First of 15 instalments)


Unknown: Daniel Deronda
Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Read By: Mr Grandcourt
Unknown: Virginia Browne-Wilkinson

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends 11-36* Closedown

: Market Trends

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