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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 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

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff

: My Lord What a Morning

The kind of voice that comes only once every century
A tribute, with gramophone records, to Marian Anderson , who recently celebrated her 70th birthday, based on her memoirs.
Written and introduced by CHARLES OSBORNE


Unknown: Marian Anderson
Introduced By: Charles Osborne

: Daily Service

NEM p 4: My Father, for another night (BBC BB 407); Psalm 47; Hebrews 2, vv 5-18 (JB); Come, thou Holy Spirit, come (BBC HB 152)

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by COLIN DORAN


Leader: James Davis
Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Introduced By: Colin Doran

: Knaves or Fools?

A series by MARGARET POTTER on people who assumed various roles, or were presumed to be of higher birth or rank.
2: The Watchmaker of Potsdam Narrative spoken by GEOFFREY BANKS Who also portrays the various characters


Unknown: Margaret Potter
Spoken By: Geoffrey Banks

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Your Home and Family
What's New in Playground Equipment: slides on slopes, car tyres - these are two of the new developments investigated in today's programme.
Other topical items too; and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

A panel game (?)
Starring Graeme Garden and Jo Kendall v Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie
With Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Dave Lee at the piano
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
(Radio Times People: page 4)

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Jo Kendall
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Bill Oddie
Chair: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Dave Lee
Producer: David Hatch

: 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: Jackalaska by MARJORIE DARKE


Unknown: Marjorie Darke

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

International Orchestras include music by Dvorak, Ponchielli and Malcolm Arnold
DEREK COLLIER plays violin solos accompanied by WILFRID PARRY


Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Derek Collier
Accompanied By: Wilfrid Parry

: Jane Eyre

CHARLOTTE BRONTE'S nOVel adapted as a five-part serial by BARBARA COUPER with Meg Wynn Owen and Patrick Allen Part 2


Unknown: Barbara Couper
Unknown: Meg Wynn Owen
Pianist: Winifred Davey
Producer: Betty Davies
Jane Eyre: Meg Wynn Owen
Mr Rochester: Patrick Allen
Mrs Fairfax: Betty Hardy
Adele jo: Manning Wilson
Leah: Sheila Grant
Dowager Lady Ingram: Eva Stuart
Blanche Ingram: Madi Hedd
Lord Ingram: Nigel Anthony
Colonel Dent: Martin Friend
Amy Esh ton: Jenny McCracken
Louisa Eshton: Jane Knowles
Henry Lynn: Michael Harbour
Footman: David Gooderson
Mr Mason: Peter Marinker

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Lincoln
Members and guests of the Lindum Townswomen's Guild put their questions to
Introduced and produced by KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time: Beau Geste: 7: Reunited

by P.C. Wren
Read by Douglas Leach


Author: P.C. Wren
Reader: Douglas Leach

: 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

: Fair Deal

A panel game for four hands Leader of the pack and chairman is David Nixon who deals to June Whitfield, Patrick Moore, William Rushton
Devised and shuffled by IAN MESSITER
Produced and cut by BICHAKS WILLCOX


Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Whitfield Patrick Moore
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Ian Messiter

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestiand presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestiand

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to
Dr Roger Bannister , Chairman of the Sports Council, which became operative on 1 April
To promote o maximum flow of questions [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm onward as well as while the programme is on the air. Producer BERNARD tate


Unknown: Dr Roger Bannister

: A Walk in the Dark

A series of radio-link documentaries in which ROY TREVIVIAN asks the real questions of five remarkable people as he explores their world. 1: The Buccaneer
; Spike Milligan , are you going to try suicide again? '
Series devised and produced by PETER ARMSTRONG


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Produced By: Peter Armstrong

: Sir Robert Walpole

Sir Robert Walpole was an expansive, extravagant man, lavish in entertainment and generous to his friends. He was on terms of close friendship with Queen Caroline, and her skilful management of George 11 was a great help to Sir Robert in the business of government.
A personal portrait compiled from the anecdotes and reminiscences of the men and women who knew him: among them Archdeacon Coxe , Horace Walpole. Lord Hervey and Lord Chesterfield.


Unknown: Jasper Ridley
Unknown: Sir Robert Walpole
Unknown: Archdeacon Coxe
Unknown: Horace Walpole.

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Liberty Man by GILLIAN FREEMAN abridged by BARBARA Henderson Read by ELIZABETH MORGAN Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Gillian Freeman
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Elizabeth Morgan
Producer: John Cardy

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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