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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
Presented by Bryan Platt
6.45 Prayer for the Day

Contributors

Presenter (Farming Today): Bryan Platt

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk from Munich; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Travel news. What's on VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk from Munich; at 8.35 Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Elephant Walk

Read by STEPHEN MURRAY (17)

Contributors

Read By: Stephen Murray

: News

: My Kind of Music

Donald Swann plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure (Repeated: Friday, 8.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Swann

: Daily Service

NEM p 61: Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318); Psalm 145, vv 1-13: Matthew 15. vv 29-39 (Rsv); Gather us in (BBCHB175)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by TERENCE LOVETT with BARRY KENT and the WILLIAM DAVIES QUARTET
Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Unknown: Barry Kent
Unknown: William Davies
Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: The Year of the Gorilla

Read by JERRY STOVIN 2: Among Gorillas

Contributors

Read By: Jerry Stovin

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Your Home and Family
I don'want to go to school today: educational psychologist JAMES HEMMING and director of Young Phobics STEPHEN LYMAN-DIXON on schoolphobia
Other topical items, too, and What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see Variations

Contributors

Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: James Hemming

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Aimi Macdonald try to talk for just a minute on this and that.
Devised by Ian Messiter Producer Simon Brett
(Repeated: Thurs. 6.15 pm)
(Aimi Macdonald is in "The Mating Game" at the Apollo Theatre, London)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Contributors

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons
Guest: Kenneth Williams
Guest: Clement Freud
Guest: Peter Jones
Guest: Aimi MacDonald
Deviser: Ian Messiter
Producer: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Richard and the Mynah Bird by MARGARET GILL

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Gill

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE conducted by OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES including Bryan Kelly 's
' Comedy Film for Orchestra ' ALAN LOVEDAY plays violin music by Handel, Schubert's ' Ave Maria ' and ' Hora Staccato ' with WILFRID PARRY (piano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Bryan Kelly
Unknown: Alan Loveday
Unknown: Hora Staccato
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: The Adventures of Richard Hannay

by JOHN BUCHAN adapted for radio in six episodes bv WINIFRED CAREY from The 39 Steps and Mr Standfast with 4: Hannay Gets Down to Work
Other parts MICHAEL HARBOUR Producer NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Winifred Carey
Unknown: Mr Standfast
Producer: Norman Wright
Hannay: Fraser Kerr
Olsen: Michael Spice
Blenkiron: Kerry Francis
Andrew Amos: Henry Stamper
Launcelot Wake: David Valla
Abel Gresson: Paul Maxwell
Captain: Douglas Blackwell
JOCk: John Samson
Old woman: Eva Stuart

: Pick of the Bunch

A year of Gardeners' Question Time
KENNETH FORD recalls some of the places visited and some of the questions asked during the past year, with FRED LOADS
BILL SOWERBUTTS , ALAN GEMMELL Producer KENNETH FORD

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Ford
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

The White Colt by DAVID ROOK Read by PAUL ROGERS (2)

Contributors

Read By: Paul Rogers

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: There was an English-man, an Irishman and a Scotsman

A comic tour of the British Isles guided by Frank Muir stopping this week in Wales and the West Country with illustrations from
PETER REEVES and the voices Of HARRY SECOMBB
KENNETH WILLIAMS
JOHNNY MORRIS
MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
ADGE CUTLER AND THE WURZELS Research by TONY ASPLER Producers DAVID HATCH and SIMON BRETT

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Peter Reeves
Unknown: Harry Secombb
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Adge Cutler
Producers: David Hatch
Producers: Simon Brett

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to
The Rt Hon James Prior , up, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
To promote a maximum flow of questions [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm onward as well as while the programme is on the air. Producer WALTER WALLICH

Contributors

Unknown: James Prior
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Tragedy on Haramosh

by c. a. RICHARDSON : based on the book The Last Blue Mountain by RALPH BARKER
In 1957 four young members of the Oxford University Mountaineering Club, led by an experienced Himalayan climber, set out on a reconnaissance of Haramosh, a 24,000-ft Himalayan peak. Weather and bad conditions delayed them but they plugged on and eventually at more than 20,000 feet realised thev had reached their maximum possible altitude and completed their task.
The tragedy began when an avalanche swept two members of the party into an ice basin far below. A nightmare saga of courage, tenacity, and endurance was about to begin. Producer ALAN BURGESS
(Shortened version of the broadcast in 1970)

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Richardson
Unknown: Ralph Barker
Producer: Alan Burgess

: Cause Célèbre

An occasional series on famous French criminal trials by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL
The Last Man to be Guillotined In Public
The case of Eugene Weidmann The last public execution in France took place as recently as 16 June 1939 Rayner Heppenstall tells the story of the murder trial which preceded that gruesome milestone in the annals of crime.
Producer MARTIN ESSLIN

Contributors

Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Eugene Weidmann
Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall
Producer: Martin Esslin
Narrator: Rayner Heppenstall
Weidmann: Paul Hansard
Desk Sergeant: Martin Friend
Mrs Sackheim: Olwen Griffiths
Berry: Ronald Herdman
SchOtt: Lewis Stringer
Moro: Leslie Heritage
Bourquin: Patrick Tull
Claudie May: Eva Stuart
Furstenheim: Edward Kelsey
President: John Ruddock
Colette: Betty Baskcomb
Renée Jardin: Elizabeth Proud
Woman lawyer: Katherine Parr
Geraud: Carleton Hobbs
Delaunay: Robin Browne

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa

: A Second Home

NANCY WISE talks to men and women forced to leave their native countries who made a reputation and a second home for themselves in Britain.
2: Dora Gordine , sculptor, born in Russia

Contributors

Unknown: Dora Gordine

: A Book at Bedtime

Let the Hurricane Roar by ROSE WILDER LANE
Read by MARGARET ROBERTSON (4)

Contributors

Read By: Margaret Robertson

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown









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