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: Prayer for the Day

6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: from Britain at Bank Holiday breakfast-time to live coverage from
The Munich Olympics introduced by Michael Aspel
7.25 Sportsdesk from Munich
7.30 News Summary
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more from the Today Bank Holiday special
8.25 Sportsdesk from Munich
8.30 News Summary
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Michael Aspel

: Elephant Walk

Read by STEPHEN MURRAY (11) ‡


Unknown: Robert Standish
Read By: Stephen Murray

: News

: Start the Week with John Edmunds

Linda Blandford , Zena Skinner Fritz Spicgl , Stan Arnold and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Fritz Spicgl
Unknown: Stan Arnold

: Daily Service

NEM p 37; Lord of mercy and of might <BBC HB 295); Psalm 84; Matthew 13, vv 34-43 (rsv); Jesus calls us! (BBC HB 354)

: A Man Alone

Frank Sinatra
An insight into the man behind an extraordinary legend
Written and introduced by ALAN DELL
' I've read so many varied reports and they ranged from the fact that the youngsters were rooting for the boy next door all the way up to a sex symbol. I just think that a crooner or a troubadour- let's put it that way - has been the symbol of entertainment that people have been attracted to for many years. I think they've admired anyone who can get up and sing a love song.'


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Producer: John Knight

: My Music!

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
David Franklin and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair Steve Race


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
Bank Holiday Edition including The Queens English? Northerner PETER SANDY talks to NorthernerJOHN WIDDOWSON about accents and dialects
Catching Your Guru: CAROLINE GRAHAM takes up yoga
Cleaning the Mirror with The Times: KENNETH Robinson decides which newspapers are best for what - except reading


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Talks: Peter Sandy
Unknown: John Widdowson
Unknown: Caroline Graham
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson

: Desert Island Discs

Jimmy Tarbuck , comedian, discusses with roy PLOMLEY the records he would take to a desert island.
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Duced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Al Read Holiday Expo

A light-hearted look at the holiday-life scene, in which Al airs the views of the silent majority.


Written By: Ronnie Taylor
Producer: John Browell

: How Hot the Sun Was

Jean Metcalfe introduces a Bank Holiday anthology


Introduces: Jean Metcalfe

: Afternoon Theatre

Carrington VC

: Story Time

Clear the Fast Lane by DOUGLAS RUTHERFORD arranged for radio in five parts by BARRY CAMPBEI. L
Read by John Rowe
Grant Callaway , a racing driver down on his luefc. agrees to drive a GT car from London to Salonika at breakneck speed because the money is good. The freight is just a plain wooden box ...
1: Wanted One Driver Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS


Unknown: Barry Campbei.
Read By: John Rowe
Read By: Grant Callaway
Producer: John Theocharis

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Affair at Cookham Lock starring
(Repeated: Wed. 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
Unknown: Edwin Apps
Producer: David Hatch
the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
the Bishop: William Mervyn
the Dean and: John Barron
the Chaplain: Jonathan Cecil
Frances: With Kate Binchy
Roger: John Samson
Otto Klein: Manning Wilson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday. 1.30 pm)


Written By: Malcolm Lynch

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Rebecca

DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S novel abridged in eight parts by GORDON GOW. Read by JILL BALCON 7: The Evidence
' Rebecca was murdered. And if you want to know who the murderer was, why there he stands, by the window there, with that God-damned superior smile on his face ... '


Unknown: Daphne Du
Unknown: Gordon Gow.
Read By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Chapter and Verse

A not-particularly-solemn quiz in which Ned Sherrin puts literary questions to literary people. This week:
Elizabeth Jane Howard
John Gross, David Bcnedictus Questions compiled by BARRY CARMAN and GORDON SNELL Producer ALAN JONES
(BBC World Service production)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: David Bcnedictus
Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Gordon Snell
Producer: Alan Jones

: The Monday Play

Jill Bennett , Derek Godfrey Patricia Routledge
John Moffatt and Basil Most in Sauce for the Goose (Le Dindon) by GEORGES FEYDEAU
Translated and adapted for radio by PETER MEYER with Eleanor Bron , Aubrey Woods
Adrienne Posta , Wilfrid Carter and Christopher Good
The action takes place -rapidly - in Vatelin's sitting-room, the Hôtel Ultimus and Rédillon's study. All in Paris: 1896.


Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: Derek Godfrey
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: Georges Feydeau
Unknown: Peter Meyer
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Adrienne Posta
Unknown: Wilfrid Carter
Unknown: Christopher Good
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Lucienne, Vatelin's wife: Jill Bennett
Pontagnac: John Moffatt
Vatelin: Derek Godfrey
Jean, Vatelin's manservant: Lewis Stringer
Rédillon: Basil Moss
Mme de Pontagnac: Patricia Routledge
Heidi, Soldignac's wife: Eleanor Bron
Soldignac: Wilfred Carter
Armandine, a cocotte: Adrienne Posta
Victor, a page at the Hôtel Ultimus: Christopher Good
Hotel Manager: William Sleigh
Clara, chambermaid atthe Hôtel Ultimus: Olwen Griffiths
Pinchard, a retired army dovtor: Aubrey Woods
Mme Pinchard: Betty Baskcomb
Police Inspector,: Brian Haines
Gérôme, Rgdillon's manservant: Rolf Lefebvre

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Behind Every Great Man....

there's a great woman ... or so the legend goes.
Robert McKenzie talks to the women behind some of the leading politicians in post war politics and asks them about the strains, pressures and compensations of marriage to men in public life.
1: Jennie Lee , Baroness Lee of Asheridge: widow of Aneurin Bevan and herself an MP for 41 years and Minister for the Arts 1967-70. A series of five talks


Interviewer: Robert McKenzie
Interviewee: Jennie Lee
Producer: Anne Sloman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Devil's Advocate by MORRIS WEST
Read by DAVID GARTH (13)


Read By: David Garth

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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