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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY GADSDEN
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: Gerry Gadsden

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth 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
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Paul Jennings

says I've often wondered ... and seeks an answer in the odder recesses of the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Lance Percival , Zena Skinner Fritz Spiegl
Katharine Whitehorn and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week.
Away from the grimmer aspects of the news for Richard Baker and yourself as you tune in to this radio magazine for people on the move - whether round the house or in to work. Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Richard Baker

: Daily Service

NEM, p 15; May the grace of Christ our Saviour (BBC HB 375); Psalm 111; Acts 27, v 35, to 28, v 1 (NEB); We saw thee not (BBC HB 74)

: All Kinds of Music



Unknown: Martin Goldstein
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth
Producer: Barry Knight

: The Wooden Horse

The famous wartime escape story by ERIC WILLIAMS abridged for radio in ten instalments by NAN MACDONALD Reader John Bennett
' Crash'. Bang! Gerdoyng! ! The listener is precipitated into the daily life of a German prison camp during the Second World War — a camp for British officers, with its ' goons and ' ferrets,' its irritations and discomforts, its humour and ingenious improvisations, its constant preoccupation with plans for escape.
Although Eric Williams calls himself ' Peter Howard ' and gives fictitious names also to his fellow-prisoners, this is a true story.
1: Stalag-Luft III
Producer TREVOR HILL (from Manchester)
(First broadcast in 1969)


Story By: Eric Williams
Reader: John Bennett
Unknown: Eric Williams
Unknown: Peter Howard

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Your Money - earning, saving and spending it
Flexible working hours - start when you like, finish when you like? KIT VAN TULLEKEN investigates a new approach to the daily grind.
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 WIA 1AA)


Unknown: John Edmunds
Unknown: Van Tulleken

: Desert Island Discs

Joe ' Mr Piano ' Henderson With ROY PLOMLEY
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 Robert Williams


Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Albert and the Giant by MRS BETTY CULCHETH

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE conducted by VILEM TAUSKY including music by Lehar, Wilfred Josephs , Alan Langford BENJAMIN LUXON (baritone) DAVID WILLISON (piano) music by Handel and Ravel Producer ALAN OWEN


Leader: Ian Tyre
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Wilfred Josephs
Unknown: Alan Langford
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Piano: David Willison
Music By: Handel
Music By: Ravel
Producer: Alan Owen

: Afternoon Theatre

To Kill a Witch

: Story Time

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by JULES VERNE abridged for radio in five episodes by julia small
Narrative and voice characterisations by Geoffrey Matthews It is the year 1866. A strange sea monster capable of producing a vivid phosphorescence and a remarkable turn of speed roams the sealanes of Europe and America.
1: The Monster
Producer TREVOR HILL (from Manchester)


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Brothers in Law

Based on the book by HENRY CECIL starring Richard BriersRoger Thursby in Alibi
And this week's guest star
Mr Smith Arthur Mullard Written by HENRY CECIL and BASIL DAWSON
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)
(Richard Briers is in ' Butley ' at the Criterion, London)


Book By: Henry Cecil
Written By: Henry Cecil
Written By: Basil Dawson
Unknown: Richard Briers
Grimes: John Glyn-Jones
Sally: Julia Lockwood
Joy: Bridget Armstrong
Sylvia: Eva Haddon
the Judge: Gerald Cross

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Travers-Macy: Angela Piper
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Ken Pound: Michael Collins
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Jane Petrie: Ursula O'Leary

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael
Editor: Brian Bliss

: Rebecca

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again ...
DAPHNE DU MAURIER 'S novel abridged in eight parts by GORDON GOW
Read by Jill Balcon 1: Maxim
Producer PAMELA HOWE (from Bristol: broadcast in 1971) (' A Lasting Joy,' Jill Balcon reading poetry chosen by C. Day Lewis: BBC1, Tuesday
10.45 pm)


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Read By: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Jill Balcon

: Chapter and Verse

A not-particularly-solemn quiz in which Ned Sherrin puts literary questions to literary people. This week:
Kingsley Amis, Melvyn Bragg and Caryl Brahms
Questions compiled by BARRY CARMAN and GORDON SNELL Producer ALAN JONES


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Gordon Snell
Producer: Alan Jones

: The Monday Play

Martin Jarvis and David Buck in The Caves of Adullam by DAN JACOBSON with Valerie Sarruf and John Justin So Saul had taken his chosen men out of all Israel and sought David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats and in all the lurking places
This first radio play by the South African novelist explores the Old Testament theme of David's destiny, not only as it affected Saul but also the subsequent history of the Jews.
Producer Richard WORTLEY
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Dan Jacobson
Unknown: Valerie Sarruf
Unknown: John Justin
Unknown: So Saul
Producer: Richard Wortley
Gad: John Rowe
Adriel: Robin Browne
Caleb: David Brierley
Shimon: Alaric Cotter
Nabal: Ronald Herdman
Joab: David Buck
David: Martin Jarvis
Abishat: Manning Wilson
Steward: John Samson
Abigail: Valerie Sarruf
Saul: John Justin

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime

The Eustace Diamonds by ANTHONY TROLLOPE


Read By: Geraldine McEwan

: News

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

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