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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
7.50-8.0 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

: News

: The Living World

A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence Tudor Britain 1: The Star Chamber written by ALAN FISHER
9.45 Listening and Reading 2
James and the Giant Peach (i) by ROALD DAHL : read by DAVID BRIERLEY
9.55 Radio Jeunesse
6: A radio magazine including La maison de la Culture by PAULE-ALINE DENT
(Second-year French)
10.5 Poetry Corner The Big Brass Band


Written By: Alan Fisher
Unknown: Roald Dahl

: Daily Service

NEM p 11: The Lord of heaven confess (BBC HB 478); Psalm 116; Mark 5, vv 1-17 (av);
Give to our God immortal praise (BBC HB 6)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 2 Paris under Gaslight by JOHN PARRY
11.0 Inquiry. Unit IV: The Public Health.
1: National Health by JEANINE MCMULLEN
Series edited by JOHN PARRY (15-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery. Measurement 3: Keeping Time (Radiovision) Presented by RICHARD BEBB
11.40 Foreign Correspondent
Despatches from BBC correspondents around the world are followed by comment, discussion and interpretation by experts in London.
Introduced by GRAHAM TAYAR


Unknown: John Parry
Arranged By: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Edited By: John Parry
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Introduced By: Graham Tayar

: You and Yours: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Presenter Derek Cooper
Who is eligible for Jury Service? Who should be eligible? Is it true that the average jury is male middle-class, middle-aged and middle-minded? Nigel Murphy investigates.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay The Equilibrium
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson

: 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: Jonathan's Silver Clothes Peg by MARY DE LA MAHOTIERE


Unknown: Mary de la Mahotiere

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music 1 for the 7-to-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems
Becket by jean ANOUILH : part 3 Producer DAVID LYTTLE
2.45 Nature. Mammals that fly


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Jean Anouilh
Producer: David Lyttle

: Afternoon Theatre

The Shop Steward by DON WATTS
' .. they mark you - remember that. They'll be polite to you, maybe make a fuss of you, but they're the enemy-a threat.... and it's not just them - there's your mates. They'll use you as a firing range if you let them, they'll let you stick your neck out and watch it get hacked off.'


Unknown: Don Watts
Producer: Roger Pine
Terry: Sean Barrett
Sally: Stephanie Turner
Ted: Patrick Tull
Wally: Robin Browne
Ginger: James Fagan
Mick: Hugh Ross
Andy: David Timson
Ivor: Ronald Herdman
Mr Crane: Martin Friend
Mr Arnold: John Samson
Mr Stafford: Edward Kelsey

: The Long March of Everyman: 13: Arcadia? The British Countryside before the Industrial Revolution

Themes and Variations from the History of the People in Britain, based upon their own words.
What was the British countryside like, before the Industrial Revolution, for those who actually earned their daily bread in it?
Composed and produced by Michael Mason, under the direction of Joan Thirsk, Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford, who also speaks the commentary.
The series of 26 programmes created in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop by Michael Mason


Programme created, composed and produced by: Michael Mason
Under the direction of/commentary spoken by: Joan Thirsk
Special music: David Cain
Programme realisation: Dick Mills
Programme realisation: Lloyd Silverthorne
Musicians: Early Music Consort of London
Musicians directed by: David Munrow
Reader: Ronald Herdman
Reader: David Valla
Reader: Jane Knowles
Additional commentary: Michael Drake.
Additional commentary: Jacquetta Hawkes

: Story Time

The Purple Land by W. H. HUDSON
3: The Reds and the Whites


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

: 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

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed today by Renee Houston , Barbara Kelly Nancy Wise. Rita Merkelis In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Nancy Wise.
Unknown: Rita Merkelis
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Brian Havles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Roger Travers-Macy: Jeremy Mason
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Michele Gravencin: Lorna Philippe
Mr Corbey: Geoffrey Lewis

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

Horley, Surrey
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Horley in Surrey
Next week Tonypandy and Trealaw, Glamorgan


Producer: Richard Burwood

: Midweek Theatre

Bill and Ben by DON MATTHEWS
On television, Bill and Ben the flower-pot men are very sweet, and oh so friendly to everyone at the little house ...
But now for something completely different.
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Don Matthews
Producer: Gerry Jones
Bill: Robin Ellis
Ben: David Valla
Mrs Thomas: Nora Nicholson
Mrs Charles: Eva Stuart
p'oficem'aTf: Edward Kelsey
Policeman: Edward Kelsey

: Now Read On

with Richard Mayne
MICHAEL BILLINGTON looks at a new book about one of the greatest of music-hall performers, George Robey by Peter Cotes
FRANÇOIS DUCHÊNE on De Gaulle as revealed in Fallen Oaks, an account of a long conversation Andre Malraux had with him in December 1969
WILLI FRISCHAUER talks about his latest book, David Frost , and about some of the problems of writing biography
MICHAEL SCAMMELL discusses Red Square at Noon. the story of what happened when young people in Moscow demonstrated against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and other new books


Unknown: Richard Mayne
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: George Robey
Unknown: Andre Malraux
Talks: Willi Frischauer
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Michael Scammell

: The English Poets

from Chaucer to Yeats
An anthology in 26 programmes 21: RobertBrowning (1812-1889) Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845-1907)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Eugene Lee-Hamilton
Introduced By: Peter Porter
Reader: Harvey Hall
Producer: George MacBeth

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Story of Gwendolen Harleth Read by GABRIEL WOOLF (3)


Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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