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: News Summary

C.27 Farming Today
Presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.9 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: 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

Ancient Parklands
Building, farming, roadways-very little of our countryside has been left free of man's ' improvements.' But in a medieval deer park, scene of this month's Radio Nature Trail, we can still find a picture of the ancient trees, the insects and plants of the primeval English forest.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (from. Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

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

Kenneth Robinson Kenny Everett
Vivian Slanshall and, from America, THE CREDIBILITY GAP in a midweek medley of music, humour and comment


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Vivian Slanshall
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 1: What tongue can tell thy greatness (BBC HB 541): Psalm 63; Acts 26, vv 9-20 (NEB): Eternal God. whose power upholds (BBC HB 23)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conductor KENNETH ALWYN including music by Ernest Tomlinson and Patric Stanford MARGARET WILLIAMS (soprano) with WILFRID PARRY (piano) singing folksongs to operetta Introduced by COLIN DORAN


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Music By: Ernest Tomlinson
Music By: Patric Stanford
Soprano: Margaret Williams
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Introduced By: Colin Doran

: Five Morning Plays

3: The Concert by NICHOLAS WOOD and a multitude of helpful people played by ROBIN BROWNE RONALD HERDMAN and MICHAEL KILGARRIFF Producer DAVID CAIN


Unknown: Nicholas Wood
Played By: Robin Browne
Played By: Ronald Herdman
Played By: Michael Kilgarriff
Producer: David Cain
Peter: Dennis Waterman
Fiona: Rosalind Shanks
Rodney: Nigel Lambert
Anne: Caroline John

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Your Rights and Responsibilities
Protection and Advice for Consumers: LUCILLE HALL investigates the work of a trading standards department.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Joan Yorke

: Brothers in Law

Based on the book by HENRY CECIL starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby in .4 Piece of Cake
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Book By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Roger Thursby

: 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 Big Blue Wheel by RUTH PAINE


Unknown: Ruth Paine

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by WILLI BOSKOVSXY and International Orchestras including music by Berlioz, Joseph Strauss and Grieg PHILIP CHALLIS playing piano music by Dussek, Smetana and Chopin


Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Willi Boskovsxy
Unknown: Joseph Strauss
Unknown: Grieg Philip Challis

: Afternoon Theatre

This Fantastic New System by GAIE HOUSTON with Angela Pleasence and Alethea Charlton
A baby snatcher gets three months ' holiday in Majorca followed by a child-care guidance course! What kind of a fantastic new system is this?


Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Alethea Charlton
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Woman at the Printing Press: Angela Pleasence
Emily: Angela Pleasence
Mavis: Alethea Charlton
Man at the Printing Press: David Gooderson
Mr Pilkington: David Gooderson
The Policeman: Martin Friend
The Judge: Katherine Parr
The Voice: Colin Doran

: The Countryside in Summer

Ah! Seaweed smells from sandy coves
And thyme and mist in whiffs, Lark song and seasounds in the air
And sptendour, splendour everywhere
The waterways of the East Midlands, a nature trail on the lower slopes of the Cambrian mountains, wildlife in the Scottish Highlands, and a balloonist's-eye view of Herefordshire make up part of this pattern of summertime in the British countryside with NEVILLE POWLEY
(Repeated: Sunday, 10.10 pm)


Unknown: Neville Powley
Unknown: Don Mosey
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Gordon Glover
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: Story Time

The View from Prospect by GEOFFREY MORGAN
Read bv RICHARD HURNDALL 3: The Captain


Unknown: Geoffrey Morgan

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn. Joy
Adamson Norman Hackforth. Peter Glaze with a mystery guest
David Franklin in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Anona Winn.
Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth.
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: David Franklin
Producer: John Cassels

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views, with Gerald Priestland reporting from the Democratic Convention


Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

Geoffrey WHEELER recently visited Selsey, Sussex
Producer STEPHEN Williams


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Stephen Williams

: Midweek Theatre: Peter in the Sky

by Robin Houston
With Sylvia Coleridge and Pauline Letts
'That summer was hot. 1939. One day I took a picture of him. He was standing on top of the cliff, looking up into the sky, he seemed to be up in the sky, laughing in the sky.'
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Writer: Robin Houston
Producer: Gerry Jones
Carrie Hemsley: Sylvia Coleridge
Alice Hemsley: Pauline Letts
Gloria/Carrie as a girl: Miriam Margolyes
A Reader/Peter: John Rowe

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson Out tomorrow:
Hoax, ' the inside story of the Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving affair ' examined by KENNETH ALLSOP
The Sway of the Grand Saloon, a social history of the North Atlantic from 1818 to QE2, reviewed by JOHN DONAT
A. S. BYATT takes her pick from the latest novels and CLAUD COCKBURN reflects on yesterday's best sellers


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving
Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: John Donat
Unknown: A. S. Byatt
Unknown: Claud Cockburn
Producer: Dan Zerdin

: The Modern British Poets

An anthology in 13 programmes 2: Edward Thomas (1878-1917) Edmund Blunden (born 1896) Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) W. H. Davies '(1871-1940) Harold Monro (1879-1932)
Introduced by Anthony Thwaite Reader GARY WATSON


Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: Edmund Blunden
Unknown: H. Davies
Unknown: Harold Monro
Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Reader: Gary Watson
Producer: George MacBeth

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Kim by RUDYARD KIPLING abridged by E. P. THORNE Read by JOSS ACKLAND Last of 15 instalments Producer JOHN CARDY


Abridged By: E. P. Thorne
Read By: Joss Ackland
Producer: John Cardy

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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