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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today presented by BRYAN PLATT
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Presented By: Bryan Platt

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
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: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: The Sleeper Awakes

Read by ROBERT HARDY (4)


Read By: Robert Hardy

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 Material for Assembly Word of Life: an act of Christian worship
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS
9.35 The Bible: How and Why by ROBERT C. WALTON
2: People in the Gospels (i)
9.55 Movement and Music I


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls
Unknown: Robert C. Walton

: Daily Service

NEM p 26: Alone thou goest forth, 0 Lord (BBC HB 79); Psalm 31; Matthew 24, vv 14-28 (rsv); Praise to the Holiest in the height (BBC HB 88)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hui
French IV. Monsieur Richard ouvre un restaurant written by PAULE-ALINE DENT
10.45 Horizons de France
French V. Commentaire de Paris: written by ANTOINETTE BERVEILLER
11.0 Time and Tune The Sleeping Beauty
11.20 Man. Life in the Sea by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography. Foulness - Britain's future gateway (ii) by PHILIP HOLLAND


Written By: Paule-Aline Dent
Written By: Antoinette Berveiller
Script By: John Edwards
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: Philip Holland

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanlne McMullen Health and Welfare
Relax - and enjoy it: JANE MADDERS gives the first of six sessions of relaxation for everyday life.
How Can You Tell? Drug addiction among the young is an ever-increasing problem, but what can you do? How can you recognise the signs? NANCY wise talks to a doctor intimately concerned with addiction.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see Variations


Unknown: Jane Madders

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

starring A. Gibbon, OBE and featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall , Bill Oddie
Producers DAVID HATCH and PETER TITHERADGE (Tim's Choice: page 5)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: A. Gibbon , OBE
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Gracme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddle
Unknown: The Dave Lee
Written By: Bill Oddie
Written By: Graeme Garden
Producers: David Hatch
Producers: Peter Titheradge

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Naughty Little Sister Does Knitting by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

2.0 Living Language
Beowulf: The Monster Grendel retold by LEILA DAVIES
2.20 Movement and Music II
2.40 Learning about Life. Being The programme arranged and Introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Unknown: Leila Davies
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre

Like the Gentleman I Am

: .... Jack de Manio Precisely

A mixture of the laconic, the luminous, the lovesick, the larkish and the labyrinthine. Producers MICHELL RAPER and ROBERT FOX


Producers: Michell Raper
Producers: Robert Fox

: Story Time

Uncle Bernac by CONAN DOYLE Read by DAVID GEARY
4: The Court of the Emperor


Unknown: Conan Doyle
Read By: David Geary

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Just a Minute

(Tuesdays broadcast)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Prue Forrest: Mary Dalley
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston
Angela Cooper: Elizabeth Revill
Alan: Raymond Skipp

: News Desk

Gerald PriesUand

: Death Be Not Proud

The quest for the story of seven women who had been wartime agents of soE dramatised for radio in six episodes by ROBERT BARR with Mary Wimbush as Elizabeth Nicholas Part 6


Unknown: Elizabeth Nicholas
Unknown: Robert Barr
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Elizabeth Nicholas
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Derek Birch
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: Queen's Hall

Acoustically perfect, physically comfortable, socially agreeable and conveniently placed, Queen's Hall was the centre of British musical life until its destruction in the Blitz.
You just sang and knew it would be equally well heard all over the hall. There was a general feeling of intimacy which I've never felt in any other big hall.
ASTRA DESMOND, FELIX APRAHAMIAN, LEON GOOSSENS and IVOR NEWTON contribute their affectionate memories Written and introduced by JOHN AMIS and illustrated with rare recordings


Unknown: Astra Desmond
Unknown: Felix Aprahamian
Unknown: Leon Goossens
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Scan

A weekly magazine of the aite Presented by Derek Parker Tolstoy and the Media
Since World War II War and Peace has inspired several films, a radio serial and an opera-and this week you can see the first of 20 episodes on television.
JACK PULMAN discusses his adaptation of the novel for BBC2; COLIN GRAHAM talks about his production of Prokofiev's opera opening shortly at the London Coliseum: RONALD HARWOOD goes back to the source itself. Producers MIRIAM RAPP
(Cover story: pages 58-62)


Presented By: Derek Parker
Unknown: Jack Pulman
Talks: Colin Graham
Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Producers: Miriam Rapp
Unknown: Rosemary Hart

: New Worlds

PAUL VAUGHAN takes a look at new inventions, new ideas, and new discoveries in the world of science and technology, and introduces some of the people concerned with them.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Shop Floor Power

GEOFFREY GOODMAN looks at the problems of shop stewards and trade union officers.
Tonight he talks to RAY HALSEY and RAY HOLMES , Transport and General Workers Union; shop stewards, London Docks.


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Unknown: Ray Halsey
Unknown: Ray Holmes

: A Book at Bedtime

A Room with a View
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF (14)


Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * Closedown

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