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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 John Timpson
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: John Timpson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: For Schools

9.30 Religious Service for Primary Schools
The Lost Coin by PHILIP TURNER (Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2


Unknown: Philip Turner

: Daily Service

NEM p 102; My God, I love thee (BBC HB 276); Psalm 40; Wisdom of Solomon 1, vv 1-2, 12-18, and 2, vv 1-9 (RSV); Ten thousand times (BBC HB 253)

: Letters from Ethiopia

Written by JEAN JENKINS , Curator of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum, to the producer MADEAU STEWART during a hazardous trip to record the traditional music of Ethiopia. Read by the correspondent and illustrated by her unique recordings


Written By: Jean Jenkins
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: For Schools

11.0 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.20 Music Club presented by GARY TAYLOR
11.40 Religion in its
Contemporary Context
ROBERT KEEGAN and SHIRLEY COOKLIN in ' I can manage thank you ': a play on human relationships by R. E. T. LAMB Producer MICHAEL ROLFE


Presented By: Gary Taylor
Unknown: Robert Keegan
Unknown: Shirley Cooklin
Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Producer: Michael Rolfe

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Home and Family
' Have scholarship, will travel': TIM MATTHEWS surveys the work of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
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], ext 3030, and record your letter)


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Tim Matthews

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

A panel game (?) starring John Cleese and Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Dave Lee at the piano.
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Panellist: John Cleese
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Bill Oddie
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Dave Lee
Producer: John Cassels

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcaslle


Introduced By: William Hardcaslle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Arrogant Flea by ANNE WELLINGTON

: For Schools

2.0 In the Trenches. Soldiers' Songs of the 1914-18 War: a radiovision programme by CHARLES CHILTON
2.40 Stories and Rhymes (7-9) ' A White Horse with Wings ' by ANTHEA DAVIES : part 1 Producer Michael ROLFE


Programme By: Charles Chilton
Unknown: Anthea Davies
Producer: Michael Rolfe

: Jane Eyre

CHARLOTTE BRONTË'S novel adapted as a five-part serial by BARBARA COUPER Part 5


Unknown: Barbara Couper
Producer: Betty Davies
Jane Eyre: Meg Wynn Owen
Mr Rochester: Patrick Allen
St John Rivers: John Rye
Diana Rivers: Patricia Leventon
Mary Rivers: Kate Binchy
Servant girl: Jane Knowles
Innkeeper: William Eedle
Mary: Katherine Parr
John: Ronald Herdman

: Gardeners' Question Time

FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and CHRIS BRICKELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards, to Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS2 9PX.


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Chris Brickell
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane

: Story Time

Vanity Fair by w. M. THACKERAY Read by DAVID DAVIS
7: How to Live Well on Nothing a Year


Unknown: M. Thackeray
Read By: David Davis

: 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 RICHARD WILLCOX


Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Whitfield Patrick Moore
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Unknown: Richard Willcox

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed. 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to
Professor Christiaan Barnard , heart transplant pioneer
To promote a maximum flow of questions [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm onwards as well as while the programme is on the air. Producer BERNARD TATE


Unknown: Professor Christiaan Barnard
Producer: Bernard Tate

: A Walk in the Dark: 4: The Murder Man

A series of radio-link documentaries in which ROY TFTEVIVIAN asks the real questions of five remarkable people as he explores their world.
'Edgar Lustgarten, you believe in capital punishment, well would you pull that lever?'
Series devised and produced by PETER ARMSTRONG


Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Produced By: Peter Armstrong

: Up for The Cup

The Centenary of the FA Cup
The Cup began 100 years ago. It became the springboard for organised professional football, the laws of the game and, much later, The World Cup. Above all, it gave football to the people. It belongstoIrthlingborough and Norton Woodseats just as much as to Arsenal and Leeds.
BRYON BUTLER traces the story of ' The Cup,' its social impact, its fever and drama, with the aid of BBC recorded commentaries and the voices Of GEORGE ALLISON , GEORGK WOODCOCK, C. B. FRY , JOHN ARLOTT , GEOFFREY GREEN, STANLEY MATTHEWS , JACKIE CHARLTON , PROFESSOR A. J AYER , PETE MURRAY , ARTHUR HOPCRAFT and many others passionately involved in playing or watching 'The Cup.'


Unknown: Bryon Butler
Unknown: Norton Woodseats
Unknown: Bryon Butler
Unknown: George Allison
Unknown: C. B. Fry
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Stanley Matthews
Unknown: Jackie Charlton
Unknown: Professor A. J Ayer
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Producer: Jacob de Vries

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The House of Mirth by EDITH WHARTON
Read by ANNA MASSEY (5)


Unknown: Edith Wharton
Read By: Anna Massey

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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