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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
1.45 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 in London and John Timpson in Paris
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

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff

: For Schools

9.30 Religious Service for Primary Schools Treasure in Soreton by R. e. T. LAMB : part 1
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 Movement and Music 2 by JAMES DODDING


Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Music By: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 41; To us in Bethlehem city (BBC HB 315); Psalm 119 part 4; Wisdom 9, v 17, to 10, v 14 (RSV); 0 Love, who formedst me to wear (BBC HB 361)

: The World of....

Wendy Toye
Dancer, choreographer, producer, director of Sims, musicals, operas and plays, WENDY TOYE talks to ANNE SUTER about some aspects of her remarkable career.


Unknown: Wendy Toye
Unknown: Anne Suter
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
Good News?: matters of Interest in religious affairs
Presented by LESLIE SMITH


Music By: Penny Whittam
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Presented By: Leslie Smith
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles problems of direct concern to your Home and Family
Homes for the Elderly: a four-part series in which LUCILLE HALL gives advice on how to find and choose residential homes. 2: How to select the one for you
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 1AM


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

A panel game (?) starring
Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, 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: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: John Cleese
Panellist: Graeme Garden
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 Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Cold Day by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: My Kind of Music

Mary Ellis looks back over her long career in the theatre and plays some of her favourite records


Unknown: Mary Ellis

: For Schools

2.40 Stories and Rhymes (7-9) Theseus and the Minotaur' by ANTHEA DAVIES : part 1


Unknown: Anthea Davies

: Far, Far the Mountain Peak

by JOHN MASTERS dramatised in five parts by NORMAN PAINTING with Part 2
Producer ANTHONY CORNISH (from Birmingham)


Producer: Anthony Cornish
Peter Savage: Robin Ellis
Gerry: Gareth Forwood
Emily: Liane Aukin
Peggy: And Maria Aitken
Adam Khan: Saeed Jaffrey
Harry Walsh: John Rowe
Fernand Lapeyrol: Geoffrey Beevers
Oliver Cadez: Simon Carter
Chuprassi: Mohan Singh

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Channel Islands
Gardening enthusiasts on Guernsey put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Introduced and produced by KENNETH FORD


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

: Story Time

The Shamrock Dossier by MICHAEL KENYON
Read by PETER MARINKER 2: The Ring of Kerry


Unknown: Michael Kenyon
Read By: Peter Marinker

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts off your evening: 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 David Nixon , who deals to
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
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Prue Forrest: Mary Dalley
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Jane Petrie: Ursula O'Leary

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Roy Hudd's Vintage Music-Hall

A Night at Wilton's Chairman Roy Hudd


Unknown: Roy Hudd

: Is the Mafia Moving into Britain?

Introduced by Edgar Lustgarten
Recently it was estimated that the Mafia's annual turnover from its criminal activities in the usa is in the region of £12,000-million.
Because of the tax laws and us Government pressure there now seems to be evidence that the Mafia is interested in extending its crime syndicates to operate in Europe and Britain. How real is the threat?


Introduced By: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: Maurice Denning
Producer: Alan Burgess

: The Quest for Gus

Maj Gustavus March-Phillipps DSO, MBE 11908-1942)
A year ago all that Henrietta March-Phillipps knew about her father was that he'd been a pirate, and that he'd died as a hero in the war, without even knowing that she was to be born.
Something happened to make her start asking questions about him, and this programme is made up of those questions and the answers she received from people who had known him.
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Maj Gustavus
Unknown: Henrietta March-Phillipps
Producer: Jane Graham

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The House of Mirth by EDITH WHARTON
Read by ANNA MASSEY (14)


Read By: Anna Massey

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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