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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 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
7.50-8.0 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 CLIVE CUNNINGHAM )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Clive Cunningham

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Zena Skinner , Kenny Everett Kenneth Robinson 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
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: For Schools

9.35 The World of Work
8: All Change. Arranged and introduced by STUART FORSYTH
9.55 Movement and Music 2 for the 6-to-7-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
(Repeated: Tuesday, 9.55 am)


Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth
Unknown: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 47; Breathe on me (BBC HB 148); Psalm 48: MaFk 9, vv 2-13 (AV); 0 thou not made with hands (BBC HB 180)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen! (18)
(An O-level course in German) Written by STEPHEN KANOCZ (recorded in Studio Munster, WDR)
11.0 Singing Together: introduced by CLIFF MORGAN (18)
11.20 Springboard
Football, Music and Bowling Script by GLADYS WHITRED
11.40 Drama Workshop 5: The School
Written by DAVID self


Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Duced By: Cliff Morgan
Script By: Gladys Whitred
Written By: David Self
Presented By: Peter Pacey
Presented By: Rosalind Elliot

: 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 Rates: will they be worth it?
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?

: Desert Island Discs

Raymond Leppard
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Raymond Leppard

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

(Friday's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Timid Little Black Hen by E. E. ELLSWORTH : part 1


Unknown: E. E. Ellsworth

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth
8: Land of the Midnight Sun by SYLVIE NICKELS
2.30 Speak. First Date
An extract from London Morning by VALERIE AVERY Reader LESLEY DAVIES
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music 2 by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Reader: Valerie Avery
Reader: Lesley Davies
Music By: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre

Early Morning Glory

: Story Time

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by BETTY SMITH abridged for radio in ten instalments by JOSEPHINE PLUMMER Read by EVA HADDON
6: Johnny's Last Home


Unknown: Betty Smith
Unknown: Josephine Plummer
Read By: Eva Haddon

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts oB 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 Andrew Cruicksbank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
A Moral Problem: written and adapted by HARRY GREEN
Sister Brown ANNA SHARKEY Miss Talbot MARGOT BOYD Dr Snoddie ERIC WOODBURN The Minister DAVID VALLA Matron EVA STUART Mr Rutherford DAVID TIMSON Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruicksbank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Adapted By: Harry Green
Unknown: Brown Anna Sharkey
Unknown: Miss Talbot Margot Boyd
Unknown: Dr Snoddie Eric Woodburn
Unknown: David Valla
Unknown: Matron Eva Stuart
Unknown: Mr Rutherford David Timson
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Peter Titheradge

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by ANNE BRONTË abridged for radio in ten
Instalments by NAN MACDONALD
10: In which Gilbert Prepares to Say Farewell
Reader DAVID MAHLOWE Producer TREVOR HILL (from Manchester)

: Romeo and Juliet

by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Peggy Ashcroft Festival
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies Robert Shaw and Marius Goring and Producer DONALD MCWHINNIE
9.59 Weather


Producer: Donald McWhinnie
Chorus: Marius Goring
Sampson and Gregory, servants to Capulet: Cyril Shaps
Sampson and Gregory, servants to Capulet: Brian Hayes
Abraham, servant to Montague: Frank Tickle
Benvolio, nephew to Montague: Jerome Willis
Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet: Robert Shaw
Capulet: Mervyn Blake
Montague: James Dale
Escalus, Prince of Verona: Powys Thomas
Lady Montague: Janet Burnell
Romeo, son to Montague: Tony Britton
Paris, a young nobleman: Richard Martin
Peter, servant to Capulet: Peter Duguid
Lady Capulet: Joan Sanderson
Nurse to Juliet: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Juliet, daughter to Capulet: Peggy Ashcroft
Mercutio, kinsman to the Prince and friend to Romeo: Marius Goring
Friar Laurence: Donald Eccles
Balthasar: Derek Birch
An apothecary: James Wellman
Friar John: Cyril Shaps

: 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 Duniel Deronda by GEORGE ELIOT
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF (11)


Unknown: Duniel Deronda
Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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