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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 John Timpson and Robert Robinson
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep FitwithEiLEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
S.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

: News

: The Living World

The Sea-Changers. What have arms and a beak, live in the sea and change colour at will? A look at the world of the octopus, the squid and their kin - and particularly at the amazingly complex nervous and sensory systems these creatures have developed. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN WHITEHEAD
Series producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Whitehead
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence Anglo-Saxon Britain - I written by BARRY CARMAN
9.45 Listening and Reading I
The Iron Man by TED HUGHES (i)
9.55 La Parole aux Jeunes
French III. 6: Ma ville - Dole (radiovision): edited and compiled by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
10.5 Poetry Corner
Cherries, apples and pears


Written By: Barry Carman
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Raymond Escoffey

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; Lo, God is here! (BBC HB 264); Psalm 63; Revelation 18, vv 1-5, 10b-20 (NEB); When all thy mercies (BBC HB 22)

: For Schools

16.30 Music Workshop II
Continuing the story of Mutiny on (he Cutty Sark by JOHN PARRY , with music arranged by IAN HUMPHRIS
11.0 Inquiry. Unit II: A Place Fit to Live In. 1: Neighbourhood written by JOCELYN HAY (14-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
The Unseen World
3: Your very good health by BRIAN GEAR and ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Guitar School (11)


Unknown: Cutty Sark
Unknown: John Parry
Arranged By: Ian Humphris
Written By: Jocelyn Hay
Unknown: Brian Gear
Guitar: Arthur Vialls
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
' Blow, blow thou winter wind.' Does double-glazing keep the cold out and the cost down? GEORGE LUCE investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West. see Variations

: All Gas and Gaiters

The Bishop is Hospitable ‡
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 Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Warthog and the Unicorn by SANDRA HANNAFORD

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music I by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books. Plays, Poems
Madame La Gimp by DAMON RUNYON , read by STEPHEN THORNE
2.45 Nature: Starlings by ERIC SIMMS


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Damon Runyon
Read By: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Eric Simms

: Afternoon Theatre: Let the Sky Fall Down

by Laurence Grafftey-Smith
[Starring] Jill Balcon and Richard Bebb
with David Valla

The theme of the play is large - it is that of Justice. And although the story deals with one small problem which arose in one small corner of the British Empire, its implications, personally, morally and politically, are far-reaching.


Writer: Laurence Grafftey-Smith
Producer: John Powell
Marion Herrick: Jill Balcon
James Herrick, Governor, Western Province: Richard Bebb
Abdurrahman: Ronald Herdman
Khaled Effendi: David Valla
Mrs Leishman: Eva Stuart
Matron: Sheila Grant
Mrs Mavor: Helen Worth
Dr Hilmy: Manning Wilson
Sayed Aziz: Ronald Herdman
Saifuddin: Douglas Blackwell
The Governor-General: Leonard Fenton
Sir Robert Pennefather: Rolf Lefebvre
Sir Herbert Brodie: John Samson

: A Lifelong Love Affair with the English Language

was how one critic described the work of American writer Lee Roslen
Perhaps he's best known for The Education of Hyman Kaplan in which Kaplan argues that if the feminine of host is hostess then the feminine of ghost must be ghostess. But Leo Rosten has also written many Hollywood scripts, been a regular contributor to the New Yorker and recently published another bestseller, The Joys of Yiddish.
A second chance to hear this programme in which BENNY GREEN asks LEO ROSTEN hOW his love affair began and why, and introduces a recording of ERIC PORTER reading from The Education of Hyman Kaplan. Producer HELEN FRY
Drawing by C. Keeling from The
Educalion of Hyman Kaplan (Conslabk)


Unknown: Lee Roslen
Unknown: Leo Rosten
Unknown: Leo Rosten
Unknown: Hyman Kaplan.
Unknown: C. Keeling
Unknown: Hyman Kaplan

: Story Time

Xavier by RICHARD HESLOP Read by HAYDN JONES 3: Gestapo


Unknown: Richard Heslop
Read By: Haydn Jones

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough and PM's reporting team
5.58 VHF: Regional news, weather


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by Rente Houston Charmian lnnes
Sheila Van Damm Esther Vilar
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Rente Houston
Unknown: Charmian Lnnes
Unknown: Sheila van Damm
Unknown: Esther Vilar
Unknown: Anona Winn
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Down Your Way

brian JOHNSTON recently visited Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Meopham, Kent


Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre: Happy Deathday to You

by Michael Bartlett
'Well, you've done it now. Harold Hockley. There's no going back... You can't change your mind again... Pity, really... I'm not at all sure that things are going to be any better here than they were in that office.'


Writer: Michael Bartlett
Producer: Richard Wortley
Harold Hockley: Derek Seaton
Dunwoodie: Rolf Lefebvre
Rosamund: Jane Knowles
Vera: Prunella Scales
Hockley: Edward Kelsey
Kenneth: John Rowe
Victor: Leo Maguire
Mrs Hockley: Hilda Schroder
Doorman: John Samson
Waiter: Nigel Graham

: Now Read On

with Kenneth Allsop
Music, when sweet voices die, Vibrates in the memory -
DAME HELEN GARDNER discusses her anthology The New Oxford Book of English Verse.
SIR RUDOLPH BING illustrates his memoirs 5,000 Nights at the Opera. ANTONY HOPKINS reviews two books about Igor Stravinsky. MICHAEL PARKINSON talks about books concerned with the world of pop music and football, including The Glory Game by Hunter Davies Producer ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Dame Helen Gardner
Unknown: Sir Rudolph Bing
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky.
Talks: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention. Tonight's speaker:
Jim Biddulph
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Jim Biddulph

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Oh, Where are Bloody Mary's Earrings? by ROBERT PLAYER Read by JOHN MOFFATT (3)


Read By: John Moffatt

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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