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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
Hail the day that sees Him rise

: 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
Hail the day that sees Him rise
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: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 Material for Assembly Danger - Scientist at Work by PATRICK MOORE


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Manners Makyth Man

or do they?
CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW casts a polite eye over the BBC Sound Archives to see if this was ever true.


Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: For Schools

9.55 Movement and Music 1

: Daily Service

NEMp 33; All hail the power <BBC HB 118); Canticle 12; Acts 1, vv 1-11 (av); All praise to thee (BBC HB 119)

: For Schools

10.30 Art and Experience (Radiovision)
Spheres Within Spheres: an introduction to Wallace Stevens Compiled and produced by STUART EVANS
11.0 Time and Tune (23) Producer DOUGI.AS COOMBES
11.20 Man. 3: A new life by ALAN C. JENKINS
11.40 Geography. Kenya -coffee by JOHN BALL


Unknown: Wallace Stevens
Produced By: Stuart Evans
Narrator: Alan C. Jenkins
Unknown: John Ball

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Health and Welfare
A Hairy Experience! MARGARET HOWARD reports first-hand on electrolysis as a means of removing unwanted hair.
Other topical items too, and What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher In the chair MCDONALD HOBLEY Special guest Thora Hird
From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: 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: The Forgetful Mouse and the Friendly Elephant by ANNE ENGLISH

: For Schools

2.0 Living Language. Thames Where, Thames When, Thames Who: RUSSELL HOBAN presents his own poems


Unknown: Russell Hoban

: It Takes All Sorts: Savile, O.B.E.

The long blonde hair; the mad clothes; the monster cigar... do they give a true picture of Jimmy Savile, OBE ? Interviewer Tim Richards has been finding out.


Subject: Jimmy Savile
Interviewer: Tim Richards
Producer: Susan Snailum

: For Schools

2.40 Life Cycle. Into the wide world (Radiovision)

: Afternoon Theatre

The Thing and I

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

A mixture of the laconic, the luminous, the lovesick, the larkish and the labyrinthine. Producers MICHELL RAPER and ROBERT FOX


Producers: Michell Raper
Producers: Robert Fox

: Story Time

4: The Battle of the Windmill


Unknown: George Orwell
Read By: Tom Fleming

: 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

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

A panel game?

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
If you wish to add your views to any of 'he subjects discussed in this week's Any Questions? (Friday, 8.30 pm) send them as soon as possible to BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Other Victorians

A ten-part series examining the seamier and less overt aspects of Victorian life. 5: The Opium Eaters by ERIC EWENS
Infinite incoherence, ropes of sand, gloomy incapacity of vital persuasion by some one plastic principle, that is the hideous incubus upon my mind always (Thomas de Quincey) Until the publication of de Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater the drug had been regarded much as we regard aspirin - used for babies, toothache, and with no social stigma attached to it. De Quincey changed all that. His very title introduced a note of guilt among Victorian addicts. with Other parts ROBIN BROWNE JOHN RUDDOCK , WILLIAM Fox


Unknown: Robin Browne
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: William Rox
Unknown: Alan Barry
Unknown: Olwen Griffiths
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Thomas de Quincey: Anthony Jacobs
Wilkie Collins: Edward Kelsey
Samuel Coleridge: Geoffrey Beevers
Narrator: Stephen Thorne

: Scan

Introduced by Ronald Eyre
This week Scan takes in musical versions of two well-known books: Tom Brown's School-days starring Roy Dotrice at the Cambridge Theatre, London, and Gone with the Wind,
Margaret Mitchell 's best-seller of the 30s, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Also The Hospital: Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar-winning film starring Diana Rigg and George C. Scott


Introduced By: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: Margaret Mitchell
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Producers: Miriam Rapp
Producers: Dan Zerdin

: New Worlds

PAUL VAUGHAN takes a look at new inventions, new ideas and new discoveries in the world of science and technology, and introduces some of the people producing them.
(Repeated: Monday, 10.30 am)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Michael R. Bright

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

: A Book at Bedtime

The House of Mirth
Read by ANNA MASSEY (11)


Read By: Anna Massey

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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