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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from the North by KENNETH FORD
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Kenneth Ford

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: David Franklin

fascinated by hearing reapers I crying the neck ', was lured into the BBC Sound Archives in search of other curious country customs and beliefs.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Lance Percival , Linda Blandford Fritz Spiegl , Zrna Skinner Kenneth Robinson and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Zrna Skinner
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Daily Service

NEM p 76: Help us to help each other (BBC HB 378); Psalm 118, vv 1-14; Genesis 24, vv 63-67 and 25. vv 20-26 (av): We lift our hearts (BBC BB 223)

: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

directed by NEVILLE MARRINER with GEORGE MALCOLM (harpsichord) JOHN WILBRAHAM (trumpet) playing 17th- and 18th-century English music gramophone records


Directed By: Neville Marriner
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Harpsichord: John Wilbraham

: Silver Wedding of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

A Service of Thanksgiving in Westminster Abbey Fanfare
Hymn: Praise, my soul, the Kmg of Heaven
Introduction by The Dean Introit: Psalm 37
Passages from the 1928 Prayer Book Marriage Service
Read by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Ephesians 3, vv 14-19 St John 15, vv 9-12
Personal Blessing by The Archbishop of Canterbury Prayers by the Precentor The Lord is my Shepherd Prayers of Dedication
Hymn: Let all the world in every corner sing
Prayer and Final Blessing by THE DEAN
National Anthem with Fanfare CHOIR OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Master of the Choristers and Organist DOUGLAS GUEST TRUMPETERS OF THE
Scene described by AUDREY RUSSELL


Unknown: R. Selby Wright
Unknown: Audrey Russell

: Childhood Days

' There used to be all kinds of creatures in the world when I was a boy - there was a cow that I remember to this day because I saw her crying....
(From the BBC Sound Archives)


Unknown: James Stephens

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Work and Motley
Good Shorthand and Typing ... : what's it really like being a secretary-dead end or start of a worthwhile career? ROSEMARY SIMON investigates
For a Rainy Day?: National Savings are booming. The Chairman of the National Savings Committee. S)R ROBERT BELLINGER , explains who is saving and for what
VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Rosemary Simon
Unknown: Robert Bellinger

: Desert Island Discs

Beverly Sills. opera singer
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Bundles Go Fishing by URSULA BOURIHANE


Unknown: Ursula Bourihane

: Silver Wedding of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

Music for The Queen
An anthology of music for royal occasions
Presented by AUDREY RUSSELL Part 1: Royal Prelude
2.12* GODFREY TALBOT SetS the scene at Guildhall where The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are being entertained to luncheon by the Corporation of London
Rt Hon The Lord Mayor proposes the toast to
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh
Her Majesty The Queen replies
2.35* Music for The Queen Part 2: Royal Suite


Presented By: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Producers: Madeau Stewart
Producers: Arthur Phillips

: Afternoon Theatre


: Story Time

Great Expectations
The novel by CHARLES DICKENS abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES
Read by David Buck
The early chapters, concerned with Pip's childhood. are set in the misty marshlands where Dickens spent some years of his own childhood. 1: The Convict
Producer TREVOR HILL (from Manchester)


Novel By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Howard Jones
Read By: David Buck

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop Warms Up

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain
This week's guests: Hugh Paddick as Mr Fox, Frank Williams as Mr Dawson, Dudley Jones as Mr Parry Jones
(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)


Writer: Pauline Devaney
Writer: Edwin Apps
Producer: John Dyas
The Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Dean: John Barron
The Chaplain: Jonathan Cecil
Mr Fox: Hugh Paddick
Mr Dawson: Frank Williams
Mr Parry Jones: Dudley Jones

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

with Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The Battle of the Atlantic

Five programmes from an award-winning series first broadcast in 1969 of crucial events in the War at Sea. 1:
A Classic Action The story of the Battle of the River Plate - part 1
Narrated by Michael Flanders with Eric Francis and WILFRID CARTER , PETER PRATT
Naval Historical Adviser
LTCMDR PETER KEMP . OBE, RN (Ret) Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES


Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Wilfrid Carter
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Unknown: James Thomason.
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Unknown: Lockwood West
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Produced By: John Bridges

: Frank Muir Goes Into Europe

After a comic tour of the Continent this week Frank Muir takes a rather surprised look at
How They See Us with illustrations from HUGH PADDICK and the voices of JOHN CI.EESE, TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Frederik Peter
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Eartha Kitt
Producer: Simon Brett

: The Monday Play

The Government Inspector
NIKOLAI GOGOL'S comedy freely adapted by HENRY LIVINGS
' Gentlemen. I've a piece of very unpleasant news for us all. The Royal Commission on Local Government Practice is sending an Inspector here.' John Alexander St John Lestocq-Granville, Assistant-
Assistant Under Secretary at
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (from Leeds)


Adapted By: Henry Livings
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Mayor of Daisy: Tony Tundish,
Nook: Arthur Lowe
Annie, his Wife: Barbara New
Marrie,his daughter: Sylvia Brayshay
Amos Fidler, Chairman of the Bench: John Sharp
Artemus Phelp Beadle: ,david Jackson
John Crawley,Master: .Colin Edwynn
the Home Office: James Beck
Thad,his manservant: Colin Edwynn
Independent Gentlemen:: Faraday Brian Miller
Halliday: Geoffrey Wheeler
Police Superintendant Clench: Henry Livings
PC Twist: Brian Miller
Mrs Lillicrap, Landladyof the Bird in Hand: Nita Valerie
Mr Spencer,Building Contractor: Bryan Pringle
Waiter: Harry Markham
Whatsisname, maid at thehome of the Mayor: Veronica Doran

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Long Short Cut by ANDREW GARVE
Read by EDWARD DE SOUZA. (9)


Read By: Edward de Souza.

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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