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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
Presented from the Royal Show at Stoneleigh by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: 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

: The Living World

Talking Point: discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the country-side. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast) Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: If It's Wednesday It Must Be ...

Kenneth Robinson
Kenny Everett , Vivian Stanshall with, this week,
RON GEESIN , JEFFREY BERNARD in a new midweek medley of music, humour and comment Producer RICHARD GILBERT


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Unknown: Ron Geesin
Unknown: Jeffrey Bernard
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 87; Give to our God immortal praise (BBC HB 6); Psalm 100; Acts 23, vv 12-24 (NEB); Light'sabode (BBC HB 250)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON including music from both sides of the Channel
TOMMY REILLY (harmonica)
Introduced by DOUGLAS SMITH


Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Introduced By: Douglas Smith

: From Different Lands

A series of five stories
3: Comock the Eskimo
Before winning international acclaim as a film-maker (Nanook of the North, Moana. Man of Aran, Louisiana Story), Robert Flaherty made several expeditions as an explorer among the Eskimos in the Far North of Canada.
Here were a people with less resources than any people on earth yet they were the happiest people I have ever known.
(Shortened version of a true story broadcast in 1950, the year before he died)


Unknown: Robert Flaherty
Producer: Harry Catlin

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Rights and Responsibilities. The Right to a Tap: MARTIN MUNCASTER investigates the problems of water supply, its usage and cost.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Martin Muncaster

: Brothers in Law

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: 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: Charlie Chair Gets a Surprise by ROSALYN KENDRICK


Unknown: Rosalyn Kendrick

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conducted by WILLI BOSKOVSKY including Johann Strauss and Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik RAYMOND COHEN (violin) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
Sarasate, Stravinsky, Smetana


Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Violin: Raymond Cohen

: Afternoon Theatre

When the Wheel Turns by JOHN WHITEWOOD with Martin Friend and Aline Waites
I I thought I had a career. Nobody makes that much of a fool of me twice in a row. I've had it; I've had this flea-bitten, pigeon-hole rat race for long enough; I'm getting out.'


Unknown: John Whitewood
Unknown: Martin Friend
Unknown: Aline Waites
Producer: Martin Jenkins
David: Martin Friend
Mary: Aline Waites
Michae: David Gooderson
Linda: Virginia Denham
George: Lockwood West
Clara: Margot Boyd
Charlie: William Fox
Salesman: Manning Wilson
Graham: Nigel Lambert
Clerk/Colin: John Samson
Susan: Caroline John

: Frank Muir

goes to the Archive Auction
(an imaginary sale of the BBC Sound Archives) and chooses the recordings he would most like to own.
As well as some really historic recordings, he finds Denis Norden telling one of his improbable stories from My Word!, an episode in the life of the Glums, and evidence of some truly British eccentrics. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Helen Fry

: Story Time

Wuthering Heights' by EMILE BRONTE
8: The Three Cousina Read by MARAH STOHL


Read By: Marah Stohl

: 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

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Down Your Way

GEOFFREY WHEELER recently visited Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Stephen Williams

: Midweek Theatre

Something for Nothing by Ian Norris and Chrys Salt with George A. Cooper
Katherine Parr, Shelagh Fraser
Nowadays Bank Managers seem to spend their time popping in and out of cupboards - beaming and smiling at all and sundry - but are they really like this?
Producer Martin Jenkins
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Writer: Ian Norris
Writer: Chrys Salt
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Robert Hardhart: George A. Cooper
Enid, his wife: Katherine Parr
Hubert Potter: Rolf Lefebvre
Iris Manley: Shelagh Fraser
Joe Clarke: Robin Browne
Sandra Bird: Helen Worth
Mr Dicer: Ronald Herdman
Betting shop manager: Brian Haines

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson
' Call me a gentleman again, Ellen, and all is over between us ': RONALD HAYMAN reviews a new collection of Bernard Shaw 's Letters, many previously unpublished
Journey Through Europe: ANTHONY SAMPSON on John Hil laby's 1,000-mile walk from North Sea to Mediterranean
' In The World of Mr Mulliner I am writing as funny as I can
KINGSLEY AMIS on this latest P. G. Wodehouse anthology Producer DAN ZERDIN


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Ronald Hayman
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Anthony Sampson
Unknown: John Hil
Unknown: Mr Mulliner
Unknown: Kingsley Amis
Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Producer: Dan Zerdin

: The Modern British Poets

An anthology in 13 programmes 1: Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) Charles Sorley (1895-1915)
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) Isaac Rosenberg ([number removed]) Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Introduced by Peter Porter Reader HARVEY HALL


Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Charles Sorley
Unknown: Isaac Rosenberg
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Introduced By: Peter Porter
Reader: Harvey Hall
Producer: George MacBeth

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Read by joss ACKLAND (10)


Read By: Joss Ackland

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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