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: Today

Radio 4 starts the day early to bring the news of how America has voted. With John Timpson in America, Today experts on the spot size up the results as they come in. With Robert Robinson in Britain. studio personalities judge just what it all means to us.
Plus the Today features - and the news from anywhere else on earth.
6.0 News
6.5 Today Ejection Special
6.40 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50 Travel news, What's on 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
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


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Presented By: Robin Hicks

: News

: The Living World

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


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence Anglo-Saxon Britain
2: The Death of Cynewulf written by BARRY CARMAN
9.45 Listening and Reading I
The Iron Man by TED HUGHES (ii)
9.55 La Parole aux Jeunes French III
7: Un quartier de Paris - Le Quartier Latin (radiovision) Edited and compiled by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
10.5 Poetry Corner For Want of a Nail


Written By: Barry Carman
Unknown: Raymond Escoffey

: Daily Service

NEM p 41: Praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 280);Psalm 85: Genesis 7, vv 12-17, and 8. vv 6-12 (av); My soul, there is a country (BBC HB 526)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop Stage II Continuing the story of Mutiny on the Cutty Sark by JOHN PARRY with music arranged by IAN HUMPHRIS
11.0 Inquiry.
Unit II: A Place Fit to Live In. 2: A way of life, by JUNE ROSE (14-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
Round-up programme, edited by ARTHUR VIALLS , in which children in schools talk about work based on the series.
11.40 Guitar School (13) Edited and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES


Unknown: Cutty Sark
Unknown: John Parry
Arranged By: Ian Humphris
Edited By: Arthur Vialls
Produced By: Douglas Coombes

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Consumer Style
Candle power for your money: GEORGE LUCE burns a candle or two at one end only! Which gives the best light?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: George Luce

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Takes up Business
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Pauline Devaney

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Two Heads are Better Than One by HERBERT MCKAY


Unknown: Herbert McKay

: For Schools

Movement, Mime and Music I by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays. Poems
Breakfast at Tiffany's by TRU-MAN CAPOTE: part I adapted and produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO
2.45 Nature.
Birds that Eat Fish by CATHY JARMAN


Unknown: James Dodding
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Cathy Jarman

: Afternoon Theatre

Traitor's Gate
A trilogy of plays by A. R. RAWLINSON 2:
Teresa Used typewriter ribbons seem innocuous enough in themselves, but they have already meant blackmail for Robert Ringwell. Now Teresa finds herself involved in a highly dangerous affair.
Cast in order of speaking:


Unknown: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Teresa Used
Unknown: Robert Ringwell.
Producer: Christopher Venning
Television viewers: Sheila Raynor, Alba
Andrew Easter: Alan Rowe
David Rannock: Michael Johnson
Teresa Gale-Norton: Rosalind Shanks
Ivan: Peter France
Fritz Berg: John Rowe
Mark Platell: Christopher Good
Robert Ringwell: Terry Scully
Brenda: Elspeth Charlton
Petrol Pump attendant: Sam Dastor
Mrs Ducken: Katherine Parr

: Harris, Hobbs and Howe

Robert Harris
Carleton Hobbs and George Howe three of radio's earliest actors, discuss their experiences of 50 years of broadcasting


Unknown: Robert Harris
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: George Howe

: Story Time

Present Indicative: the early autobiography of NOËL COWARD Read by ROBERT HARRIS
8: Swings and Roundabouts


Read By: Robert Harris

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Nicholas Woolley and PM's reporting team
5.50 VIIF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by Renée
Houston Eleanor Summerfield Marjorie Proops
Katharine Hadley
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Houston Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Marjorie Proops
Unknown: Katharine Hadley
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Adam Raphael in London presenting world news and views, with Gerald Priestland reporting on the USA Presidential Election from Washington


Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

House: on the occasion of the BBC's 50th anniversary
Brian Johnston visits Broadcasting House. Portland Place, London, to talk to some of the people who work there.
(Extended version of Sunday's broadcast)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Midweek Theatre

Collision Course
A mystery play by H. A. WRENN
Producer ANTHONY CORNISH (from Birmingham)
(Repeated: Thursday. 3.0 pm)
(John Bott is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Play By: H. A. Wrenn
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Unknown: John Bott
Richard Costello: John Bott
Helen Kendall: Rosemary Dorken
Michael Kendall, mp: Raymond Bowers
Insp Waverley: Jack Holloway
Tom Tidbury: George Woolley
Mary Tidbury: Gwen Berryman
Lyn Forbes: Pamela Greenall
Rushman: Graham Weston

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson
'I shall put all my affairs in the world in good order, the season growing so sickly that it is much to be feared how a man can 'scape having a share with others in it.' The Diary of Samuel Pepys , volumes vi and vii for 1665 and 1666 - the years of the Plague and the Great Fire of London-reviewed by ROY STRONG
ANTHONY SMITH talks about Beside the Seaside and joins TONY SOPER in discussing a study of the Abominable Snowman
A look at some new thrillers, including an interview with GAVIN LYALL , author of Blame the Dead


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Roy Strong
Talks: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Gavin Lyall
Producer: Patricia Brent

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention.
Tonight Jim Biddulph talks about his visit to China
9.59 Weather


Talks: Jim Biddulph

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Long Short Cut by ANDREW GARVE abridged by NAN MACDONALD Read by Edward de Souza
He was groomed and good-looking, she blonde and beautiful. They met at the roulette table and joined forces to plan a short cut to the Big Time, the most audacious crime in years.
(First of ten instalments)
(Edward de Souza is in ' The Philanthropist ' at the Mayfair Theatre, London)


Unknown: Andrew Garve
Abridged By: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Edward de Souza
Producer: John Cardy

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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