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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

introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
6.50 Travel news, What's on VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson

: News

and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day LORD SOPER
7.50 Travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news

: News

and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF; see Variation*

: News

: The Living World

Birds of the Concrete Jungle
So many of us nowadays work - and live - in huge blocks of steel, stone and concrete, man-made deserts, with hardly a blade of grass to be seen. Today's Radio Nature Trail celebrates the BBC's 50th anniversary with a bird-watching trip round our own man-made environment, Broadcasting House in London.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence Anglo-Saxon Britain
3: The Court of King Alfred written by MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
9.45 Listening and Reading I
9.55 La Parole aux Jeunes French III. 8: Les sports
10.5 Poetry Corner Nine Red Horses


Written By: Magnus Magnusson

: Daily Service

NEM p 58; 0 worship the king (BBC HB 471); Psalm 119, part 3; Genesis 18, vv 1-15 (av); 0 God of earth (BBC HB 394)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop Stage II Continuing the story of Mutiny on the Cutty Sark
11.0 Inquiry
Unit II: A Place Fit to Live In. 3: Fun by JEANINE MCMULLEN (14-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
11.40 Guitar School (15)


Unknown: Cutty Sark
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Guitar: Arthur Vialls

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Consumer Style
Trade price: what are the risks and benefits in buying things ' trade' or from discount warehouses?
VHF South West: see Variationt


Presenter: Derek Cooper

: All Gas and Gaiters

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF ; Regional news, weather

: The World at One: News

Introducer William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Broton Bear Expects a Guest by ELIZABETH ROBINSON


Unknown: Elizabeth Robinson

: For Schools

Movement, Mime and Music 1 by JAMES OODDING
2.20 Books, Plays. Poems
Breakfast at Tiffany's by TRU-MAN CAPOTE: part 2 adapted by ELIZABETH ORNBO
2.45 Nature
Bird Flight, written and presented by PADDY FEENT


Music By: James Oodding
Adapted By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Paddy Feent

: Afternoon Theatre

Traitor's Gate
A trilogy of plays by A. R. RAWLINSON 3: Rudi
From the Second World War to the present day it would be hard to find a more devious character than Rudi Thorn , alias Fritz Berg , alias John Stone, alias Norman Rexton


Unknown: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Rudi Thorn
Unknown: Fritz Berg
Producer: Christopher Venning
TV viewer: Sheila Raynor
TV mechanic: David Gooderson
Willie: Nigel Lambert
Andrew Easter: Alan Rowe
David Rannock: Michael Johnson
NormanRexton: John Rowe
Rudi Thorn: John Rowe
Teresa's Counsel: John Samson
Judge: Peter France
Robert's Counsel: Fraser Kerr
Attorney,General: Haydn Jones
Sandy Sanderton: Geoffrey Bayldon
Tommy Kaye: John Bentley
Angus Glenaldy: Richard Kay
Brigadier: Lewis Stringer
Polly: Jane Knowles
Jury Foreman: Andrew Rivers
Teresa: Rosalind Shanks

: Lily Pons

CHARLES OSBORNE recalls the celebrated coloratura soprano


Unknown: Charles Osborne

: Story Time

North Cape by JOE POYER


Unknown: Joe Poyer
Read By: Stephen Thorne

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team S.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
1.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by Rcnee Houston
Isobel Barnett. Margaret Powell and Linda Blandford
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Rcnee Houston
Unknown: Isobel Barnett.
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

with Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Blandford. Dorset
Didsbury, Lancashire


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: My Music

A special edition recorded before an invited audience at Pebble Mill,
Birmingham to celebrate the BBC's 50th Anniversary
A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
David Franklin and Frank Mutr challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis NordeB In the chair STEVE RACE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Frank Mutr
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson
' had married Alexander Fleming. My country was where he was. But after his death, Greece, and above all Athens, started haunting me again.' Sir Alexander Flem ing's WidOW, AMALIA FLEMING , talks about A Piece of Truth, her account of the Colonels' Greece from which she was deported in November 1971.
HUGH cudlipp on a new biography Only the Wind will Listen: Reith of the BBC by Andrew Boyle , who writes of Lord Reith's conviction that 'his public life had been a ghastly failure ' and other books


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Alexander Fleming.
Unknown: Sir Alexander Flem
Talks: Amalia Fleming
Unknown: Andrew Boyle
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Speaking for Myself

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Long Short Cut (6)

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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