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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fitwith 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: Fitwith Eileen Fowler

: The Sleeper Awakes

by H. G. WELLS
Read by ROBERT HARDY (8)


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: Robert Hardy

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point: discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the country-side. Introduced by PETER FRANCE Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)
(Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR)


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence
Roman Britain. 3: Polyclitus' investigation of Suetonius Paulinus, written by R. e. T. LAMB
9.45 Listening and Reading I
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse by URSULA MORAY WILLIAMS : part 1
9.55 La Parole aux Jeunes
French III. 3: Les vacances edited and compiled by R. A. ESCOFFEY
10.5 Poetry Corner Hot Potatoes


Written By: R. E. T. Lamb
Unknown: Ursula Moray Williams
Unknown: R. A. Escoffey

: Daily Service

NEM p 41; Christ is our corner-stone (BBC HB 258) Psalm 32; Matthew 25. v 31, to 26, v 2 (rsv); Shepherd divine, our wants relieve (BBC HB 348)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop II
Continuing the story of Mutiny on the Cutty Sark by JOHN PARRY. with music arranged by IAN HUMPHRIS
11.0 Inquiry. Unit I: Sporting Life. 3: The big punch by PHILIP HOLLAND (14-16 age group)
11.21 Discovery. Human Biology 3: The Starving Millions
11.40 Guitar School (5)


Unknown: Cutty Sark
Unknown: John Parry.
Arranged By: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Philip Holland
Producer: Douglas Coombes

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Consumer Style
Wish you weren'here.... GEORGE LUCE investigates some of your holiday problems.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: George Luce

: All Gas and Gaiters

The Bishop Buys a Mug
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: 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: Pussy Simkin Goes to School by LINDA GREENBURY


Unknown: Pussy Simkin
Unknown: Linda Greenbury

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music I by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems
The Sailor at the Bus Stop by DOUGLAS DUNN : a new story written specially for the series, read by DAVID BRIERLEY Producer STUART EVANS
2.45 Nature: Hedgehogs written and presented by ELIZABETH ORNBO


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Read By: David Brierley
Producer: Stuart Evans
Presented By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre

All the Prizes
A new play for radio by JOHN GEORGE
' I thought college would be like the Amazon and Knossos. Exciting, heroic.... instead, just little old Heinzmann.'


Unknown: John George
Producer: Gerry Jones
Llewellyn,a boy: Jo Manning Wilson
Ham: Katherine Parr
Dr Carl Heinzmann: Malcolm Hayes
Llewellyn,a student: John Rowe
Nell: Jane Knowles
Stan Pep: Douglas Blackwell
Lady Megan: Olwen Griffiths

: Fish and Chips - the Good Old Days

Researching for a book on the history of fish and chips, Gerald Priestland set out to meet some of the grand old men of the trade as well as its new-style pioneers.
His travels took him from the East End of London to Mossley in Lancashire - by way of Abu Dhabi in the Persian Gulf. Producer MICHELL RAPER


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Persian Gulf.
Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Atlantic Fury by HAMMOND INNES Read by HENRY STAMPER 3: Storm


Read By: Henry Stamper

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
S.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by: Rente Houston, Mary Stocks, Beryl Reid, Rita Merkelis
In the chair Anona Winn
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)
(Baroness Stocks can be heard again in Now Read On at 9.0 pm)


Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Beryl Reid.
Unknown: Rita Merkelis
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Rptd: Thurs, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland reports from the Labour Party Conference at Blackpool, with Adam Raphael in London


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Down Your Way

ALEX MACINTOSH recently visited Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire


Producer: Stephen Williams

: Midweek Theatre

Jon Rollason in The Lags' Brigade by DAVID ELLIS
Bernard Holland has one basic rule for his office-cleaning firm: only employ old lags - convicted men trying to go straight. But then a client is burgled ...


Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: David Ellis
Unknown: Bernard Holland
Producer: Colin Tucker
Ron Baker: Jon Rollason
Bernard Holland: Geoffrey Matthews
Det-Sgt Draycott: Douglas Blackwell
Det-Con Ashton: Terry Scully
Connolly: Nigel Graham
Finch: Wilfrid Carter
Rogers: Robin Browne
Vera Baker: Sheila Grant
Sampson: Geoffrey Matthews

: Now Read On

with John Julius Norwich
Although I am one of the most serious-minded women in England today I have got the sort of mirth of the British Tommy. I can laugh when I am going over the top - Nancy, Lady Astor. the first woman MP to take her seat in the Commons. BARONESS STOCKS and NIGEL NICOLSON discuss Christopher Sykes 's biography of the ' dazzlingly beautiful Virginian ' - Kancy: the Life of Lady Astor. JOHN RIDGWAY tafks about his adventurous Amazon Journey: from the source to the sea; and new fiction from Edna O'Brien , David Storey. Elia Kazan and Chaim Potok. Producer MIRIAM RAPP


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Nigel Nicolson
Unknown: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: David Storey.
Unknown: Elia Kazan
Unknown: Chaim Potok.
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: The Modern British Poets

An anthology in 13 programmes 12: Philip Larkin (born 1922) Donald Davie (born 1922)
Elizabeth Jennings (born 1926) D. J. Enright (born 1920)
J.59 Weather


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Donald Davie
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings
Unknown: D. J. Enright
Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: George MacBeth

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Just Superstition-Touch Wood

One man's superstitions:


Talks: Linda Blandford

: A Book at Bedtime

Unconditional Surrender Read by HUGH BURDEN (3)


Read By: Hugh Burden

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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