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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: David Butler

: Today

The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
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; 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; at 8.35 Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Paul Barnes

takes a look through the BBC Sound Archives and finds. among other things, that the interview is a very ancient art form.

: News

: Start the Week with John Edmunds

Linda Blandford. Zena Skinner Fritz Spiegl 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 Spiegl

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; The God of love my Shepherd is (BBC HB 474); Psalm 34, vv 1-10; Matthew 17, v 24, to 18, v 10 (rsv); Be thou my Vision (BBC HB 316)

: All Kinds of Music

(Forbes Robinson broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Conducted By: Alun Francis
Bass: Forbes Robinson
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Producer: Barry Knight
Unknown: Forbes Robinson

: Jargon

To an outsider, the jargon of the business world sounds totally meaningless. As a matter of fact, as used by J. Megler of Comsol, it is totally meaningless. But young Percy proves that once the jargon has been mastered, and the right background acquired, a man may go far.


Writer: Roy Wilcox
Writer: Quentin Williams
Producer: Kay Patrick
J Megler: Joe Melia
Percy Stoffel: Derek Fowlds
Miss Gilhoolie: Frances Jeater
Bertie Franklyn: Frederick Treves
Georgie Witherspoon: Clive Elliott
Barmaid: Sheila Grant

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Your Money - earning, saving and spending it
Pocket Money: how much should you give - and how much should be earned?
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see Variations

: Desert Island Discs

Anthony Lawrence. BBC Far East correspondent, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Anthony Lawrence.
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

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Football Match by MARGARET JOY

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by MARCUS DODS including music by Glazunov and Beethoven IAN WALLACE singing British songs with WILFRID PARRY (piano) Producer ALAN OWEN


Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Conducted By: Beethoven Ian Wallace
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Producer: Alan Owen

: Afternoon Theatre

In the Absence of Mrs Petersen by NIGEL BALCHIN


Unknown: Mrs Petersen
Unknown: Nigel Balchin

: Story Time

The Professor by CHARLOTTE BRONTE* abridged for radio in five parts by VIRGINIA BROWNE-WILKINSON Read by John Daglish
This was Charlotte Bronte's first novel, published posthumously in 1857. Like many first books, the story lies very close to the author's own experience. It tells of two lonely and persecuted beings whose hardness towards a hostile world is prevented from dominating their natures by their love for each other.
1: Sowerthwaite
Producer HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Read By: John Daglish
Producer: Herbert Smith

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, 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 Bishop Beats the System starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop
John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain ROBIN BROWNE as Second Verger This week's guest:
Deryck Guyler as The Verger Producer JOHN DYAS
(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
Unknown: Robertson Hare
Unknown: William Mervyn
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Robin Browne
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Producer: John Dyas

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The History of Mr. Polly

by H. G. WELLS : abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES Read by David Davis
Everything little Mr Polly undertakes seems to fail. How in the end he discovers himself and attains happiness is related by H. G. Wells with great sympathy and humour.
1: Beginnings and the Bazaar Producer GRAHAM GAULD
(' Love and Mr Lewisham ' by H. G. Wells : BBC2 Thurs. 8.30)


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: David Davis
Unknown: Mr Polly
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Producer: Graham Gauld
Producer: Mr Lewisham
Unknown: H. G. Wells

: Chapter and Verse

A not-particularly-solemn quiz in which Ned Sherrin puts literary questions to literary people.
This week: Alan Bennett
Clive James. Melvyn Bragg Questions compiled by BARRY CARMAN and GORDON SNELL Producer ALAN JONES
(BBC World Service production)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Clive James.
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Gordon Snell
Producer: Alan Jones

: The Monday Play

Suzanna Andler by MARGUERITE DURAS translated and adapted for radio by BARBARA BRAY with Vivien Merchant and David Buck
Husband or lover? Under a screen of superficial banality, the author of Hiroshima, mon Amour probes deeply and sensitively into the mind of a rich and beautiful woman poised on the brink of emotional crisis.


Unknown: Suzanna Andler
Unknown: Marguerite Duras
Unknown: Barbara Bray
Unknown: David Buck
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Suzanna Andler: Vivien Merchant
Rivière: Godfhey Kenton
Michel Cayre: David Buck
Monique Combes: Nicolette Bernard
Jean: Richard Hurndall

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

A Room with a View by E. M. FORSTER : abridged by ARTHUR CALDER-MARSHALL Read by Gabriel Woolf
' We'll change,' said the old man. ' 'You can have our rooms, and we'll have yours.'
That is quite out of the question. thank you.' said Miss Bartlett.
' But why? Women like looking at a view; men don't.' He turned to his son. George, persuade these ladies! ' Producer JOHN CARDY
(First of 15 instalments)


Unknown: E. M. Forster
Abridged By: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: John Cardy

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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