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: News Summary

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


Presented By: Robin Ricks

: Today

The world this morning 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

: News

: The Living World

(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence Anglo-Saxon Britain
4: An Anglo-Saxon Lawsuit written by HUGH WOODHOUSE
9.45 Listening and Reading I Shadrach by MEINDERT DEJONG
1: Waiting for the Rabbit
9.55 La Parole aux Jeunes French III. 9: La famille Edited and compiled by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
10.5 Poetry Corner Let's Hear It Again


Written By: Hugh Woodhouse
Unknown: Meindert Dejong
Unknown: Raymond Escoffey

: Daily Service

NEM p 83; Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC HB 188); Psalm 119, part 6: Genesis 31, vv 3-7 and 17-18 and 32, vv 3-11 (AV); Spread, 0 spread, thou mighty word (BBC HB 182)


Unknown: Almighty God

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop Stage n 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. 4: Whose decision? part 1
A documentary play by JIM CRACE (14-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery The-Tay Bridge written by ALEX ALLAN and ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Guitar School (17)


Unknown: Cutty Sark
Unknown: John Parry
Arranged By: Ian Humphris
Play By: Jim Crace
Written By: Alex Allan
Written By: Arthur Vialls
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Consumer Style
And a Merry Christmas to you too!: what sort of service do we get from our dustmen - and how much better are some Councils than others?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Joan Yorke

: All Gas and Gaiters

The Bishop Warms Up
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: Bio Fat Rosie has a Trip to Town - part 2, by MARY CALVERT


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music I for the 7-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems Breakfast at Tiffany's by TRUMAN CAPOTE: part 3 adapted and produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO
2.45 Nature
Penguins, written and presented by PADDY FEENY


Unknown: James Dodding
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Paddy Feeny

: Afternoon Theatre

The Man for the Job by G. K. SAUMDERS with Moray Watson and Pauline Letts
Mother-in-law jokes have for a long time been a mainspring for many comedians - however, it is no joke when an ' adventurous ' mother-in-law appears to threaten the career of a budding politician.
(Moray Watson is in Don'Just Lie There, Say Something! ' at the Garrick Theatre. London)


Unknown: G. K. Saumders
Unknown: Moray Watson
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Unknown: Moray Watson
Helen: , Eva Stuart
Gran: Pauline Letts
Miss Parker: Delia Paton
Arthur: Moray Watson
Victor: John Rowe
Jeremy: Jo Manning Wilson
Virginia: Helen Worth
Clarke: David Valla
Prime Minister: William Fox
Fournier: Wilfrid Carter
Secretary: Andrew Rivers

: Jussi Björling

CHARLES OSBORNE recalls the celebrated Swedish tenor


Unknown: Charles Osborne

: Story Time

Great Expectations Read by DAVID BUCK
3: A Change of Fortune


Read By: David Buck

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by Renée Houston, Barbara Kelly Barbara Mullen , Anthea Askey In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday. 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Didsbury, Lancashire


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Midweek Theatre

A Breakdown in Security A play for radio by DEREK HODDINOTT
Gilbert has decided to leave his wife, confident that he is all set for a foreign trip with his girlfriend. His confidence is somewhat shattered at the airport when he hears the words: 'Just do as we tell you. My colleague has a gun pointing at your navel ...'
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Derek Hoddinott
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Gilbert Watkins: Michael Spice
Jenny Watkins: Sheila Grant
Davis: David Gooderson
Mitchell: Fraser Kerr
Clare: Clare Horne
Brack: Douglas Blackwell
Mary Stokes: Gail MacFarlane
Green: Malcolm Hayes

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson
All the historians but ' Punch are windbags, and blockheads, and boobies, (PUNCH, 1859)
BERNARD HOLLOWOOD , a former editor of Punch, reviews Cap and Bell by Susan and Asa Briggs - an illustrated account of the magazine's first 20 years, from 1841 to 1861
FINGSLEY AMIS on the newly reissued school stories written by P. G. Wodehouse 70 years ago, including his very first novel The Pothunters (1902) and other books


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Bernard Hollowood
Unknown: Asa Briggs
Unknown: Fingsley Amis
Written By: P. G. Wodehouse
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: Ian Mclntyre


Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Tyler's Row by Miss Read abridged by Hilda Schroder read by Hugh Dickson.

When Peter Hale buys a row of four cottages ready for his retirement only the middle two are vacant, and it looks as though he and his wife Diana will be forced to umpire the raging battle between the tenants on either side.
Can Tyler's Row be the haven of peace they have in mind?

First of eight instalments


Author: Miss Read
Abridged by: Hilda Schroder
Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Margaret Etall

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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