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: News Summary

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

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
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 )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: 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. Vivian Stanshall 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: Vivian Stanshall
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; Lo, God is here! (BBC HB 264); Psalm 63; Hebrews 1, VV 1-7, 13-14, to 2, vv 1-4 (JB); Praise the Lord (BBC HB 17)

: All Kinds of Music

IAN WALLACE (bass baritone) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
Introduced by COLIN DORAN Producer BARRY KNIGHT


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Bass: Ian Wallace
Introduced By: Colin Doran
Producer: Barry Knight

: Knaves or Fools?

A series by MARGARET POTTER on people who assumed various roles, or were presumed to be of higher birth or rank. 1: The Little Shoemaker Narrative spoken by GEOFFREY BANKS Who also portrays the various characters Producer TREVOR HILL
(from the North of England)


Unknown: Margaret Potter
Spoken By: Geoffrey Banks

: 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
VAT - what does it mean to the consumer? PROFESSOR A. R. PREST , of the London School of Economics, explains.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Professor A. R. Prest

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Geoffrey Jackson With ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Jackson

: 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: Black Dog Follows his Nose by ELIZABETH ROBINSON


Unknown: Elizabeth Robinson

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader LAN TYRE conductor IAIN SUTHERLAND includes music by Sullivan, Wilfred Josephs , Haydn Wood
DEREK COLLIER plays violin solos accompanied by WILFRID PARRY Producer ALAN OWEN


Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Unknown: Wilfred Josephs
Unknown: Haydn Wood
Unknown: Derek Collier
Accompanied By: Wilfrid Parry
Producer: Alan Owen

: Laburnum Grove

by J. B. PRIESTLEY is today's Afternoon Theatre (Saturday-Night Theatre)


Unknown: J. B. Priestley

: Story Time

Beau Geste by p. c. WREN Read by DOUGLAS LEACH
6: Legionnaire John Smith
One of three Geste brothers - Michael, Digby or John - has made off with the Blue Water sapphire, while the other two have gone to cover up for him. But which brother took it? And will the youngest, John, who left last, find the others in the Foreign Legion?


Unknown: Beau Geste
Read By: Douglas Leach
Unknown: John Smith

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening: 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 Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
The Uninvited Guest: written and adapted by DICK SHARPLES
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
(Rptd: Wednesday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Adapted By: Dick Sharples
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Peter Titheradge
Sylvia Marlow: Caroline Blakiston
Miss Ballard: Hilda Kriseman
Freddie: Leslie Heritage

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Reuben's Corner

An East Anglian childhood by SPIKE MAYS abridged into five parts and read by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF 5: First love and farewell Producer DAVID GEARY


Unknown: Spike Mays
Read By: Michael Kilgarriff
Producer: David Geary

: Sounds Funny

to me, says Kingsley Amis
In conversation with ROBIN RAY , he describes, with illustrations, what makes him laugh, and says: 'To me, the biggest laugh of all is the funny story someone has just finished telling me.'
Producer PAMELA HOWE (from Bristol)


Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Brideshead Revisited

The novel by EVELYN WAUGH dramatised for radio by LANCE SIEVEKING with Hugh Burden , Robert Eddison Ursula Howells and David Markham Producer
DONALD MCWHlNNIE This programme, first broadcast in 1956, is being repeated as a tribute to Lance Sieve king, author and producer and one of the great pioneers of radio and television, who died in January.
9.59 Weather


Novel By: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Ursula Howells
Unknown: David Markham
Unknown: Donald McWhlnnie
Unknown: Lance Sieve
Charles Ryder: Hugh Burden
Lt Hooper: Charles Hodgson
Lord Sebastian Flyte: Robert Eddison
Anthony Blanche: Leonard Trolley
Mr Ryder: Arthur Ridley
Hayter, his butler: Norman Wynne
Julia, Sebastian's elder sister: Ursula Howells
WilCOX: Hamilton Dyce
Cordelia, Sebastian's younger sister: Beth Boyd
Earl of Brideshead: David Markham
Lord Marchmain, Sebastian's father: Basil Dignam
Cara: Marjorie Mars
Lady Marchmain: Hester Paton Brown
Rex Mottram: Gordon Davies
Fr Mowbray: Norman Wynne

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Liberty Man by GILLIAN FREEMAN


Unknown: Gillian Freeman
Read By: Elizabeth Morgan

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Market Trends

: * Closedown

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