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: News Summary

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


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
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: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: The Entertainers

The Lyon Family

: Sounds Natural

The Duke of Bedford talks to DEREK JONES at his home, Woburn Abbey, about his and his ancestors' enthusiasm for wildlife, aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: Daily Service

NEM p 29: Father of peace (BBC HB 488); Canticle 8; Matthew 2, vv 1-12 (rsv); Come, ye faithful (BBC BB 123)

: All Kinds of Music

CONTINENTAL ORCHESTRAS with PETER ROSTAL and PAUL SCHAEFER at two pianos including music of France and Spain
Introduced by STUART FORSYTH


Unknown: Peter Rostal
Unknown: Paul Schaefer
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth

: The Wooden Horse

The famous wartime escape story by ERIC WILLIAMS Reader JOHN RENNETT 5: Final Plans


Story By: Eric Williams
Reader: John Rennett

: Announcements

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Your Own Time
Whither Women's Underwear? JOAN YORKE talks to ELIZABETH EWING. author of a recent book on the subject.
And other topical items too


Presenter: John Edmunds
Talks: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Elizabeth Ewing.

: Twenty Questions

(Wednesday s broadcast)
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

(Thursday's broadcast)

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Hippo Who Rode o Bicycle by JANICE RANDALL Presenter JEAN ROGERS Scripts by the producer JENYTH WORSLEY


Unknown: Janice Randall
Presenter: Jean Rogers
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC NORTHERN 1RELANDORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON including music by Faure. Mozart and Suppe benjamin luxon (baritone) DAVID WILLISON (piano) music by Wolf and Glover


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Piano: David Willison
Music By: Wolf
Music By: Glover

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
The Girls from Viterbo Written for radio by GÜNTER EICH translated from the German by MICHAEL HAMBURGER
Gabriele, a Jewish girl of 17, is in hiding from the Nazis with her grandfather in a Berlin fiat. Inspired by an old newspaper cutting, the two of them reconstruct the story of a party of Italian schoolgirls lost in the Roman catacombs. They feel that their own real situation is illuminated by the imagined one in the catacombs, which for the listener symbolise the Nazi gas chambers. In Berlin: In the catacombs:
In Viterbo:
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: Michael Hamburger
Producer: Christopher Holme
Gabriele: Pauline Yates
Goldschmidt: Frank Pettingell
Frau Winter: Coral Fairweather
BOttari: Frank Duncan
Bianca: Joyce Carpenter
Maria: Isla Cameron
Lena: Nona Blair
Lucia: Anne Beresford
Antonia: Ysanne Churchman
Angelica Bottari: Nicolette Bernard
Giraldt: Derek Birch
EmillO: Glyn Dearman

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard In last Friday's Any Questions! Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
Write to BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Story Time

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by JULES VERNE
Narrative and voice characterisations by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS 5: The Maelstrom


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcaslle and PM's reporting team including
STEVE RACE'S Radio Times
5.50-6.4 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcaslle

: News

: Brain of Britain 1972

Semi- Final <t)

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by jean STROUD
Producer Richard BURWOOD


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Richard Crossman , MP Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp Paul Foot
Lynda Chalker
Chairman David Jacobs
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Nottingham
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any AnswersT should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol, BSS 2LR


Unknown: Richard Crossman
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Into Europe 72

Money and Men than six months e Britain is due come a member the enlarged ommon Market there is uncertainty in the money markets.
In floating the pound Mr Bar ber has acted contrary to agreed EEC policy and in a way which, if we were now members, would seriously impede the working of the Community.
What options are open to Britain before the years end? What is European Monetary Union? Will this lead to a common currency?
Although the TUC oppose entry to the Market they are preparing for it. How will the unions approach industrial multi-nationalism?
Presenter Robert Heller Producer BERNARD TATE


Unknown: Mr Bar
Presenter: Robert Heller
Producer: Bernard Tate

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

The Eustace Diamonds


Read By: Geraldine McEwan

: Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker
(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Unknown: Ronnie Barker

: News

preceded by Weather
11.55 Market Trends

: Closedown

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