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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day

: Today

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

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 Material for Assembly 1 Mine's better than yours '
Another episode about the Hopwood Family by R. E. T. LAMB
9.35 The Bible: how and why by ROBERT C. WALTON
9: Is the Bible true? (i)
9.55 Movement and Music I


Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Unknown: Robert C. Walton

: Daily Service

NEM p 87; Immortal. invisible, God only wise (BBC HB 10); Psalm 119. part 5; Genesis 32, v 22 to 33. v 4 (AV); Lift up your hearts! (BBC HB 326)

: For Schools

10.31 La France Aujourd'hut
French IV. 9: Qui sera mannequin vedette? written by PAULE-ALINE DENT

: Horizons de France

French V. 9: Antoine de Saint-
Exupéry written by PAULE-ALlNE DENT
11.0 Time and Tune
9: The Sleeping Beauty
Introduced by JOHN CAMBURN
11.2* Man. 9: Early men by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography. Leeds - Regional Centre of the West Riding, by GORDON DICKINSON


Introduced By: John Camburn
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: Gordon Dickinson

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy Health and Welfare
Fit to Travel ... : MOLLY PRICE-OWEN talks to people who want to see changes in the cars available to the disabled driver. and What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the chair Jack Longland
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: The World at One: News

Introducer William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Osbert Tawny -Brown by KATHLEEN WHITE


Unknown: Mr Osbert Tawny
Unknown: Kathleen White

: For Schools

2.0 Living Language
The Iliad: Homer's epic poem adapted in a verse translation by KENNETH CAVANDER , 5: The Wooden Horse
2.20 Movement and Music II for the 6-7-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.40 Learning about Life 9: Who'll Listen to Me?
Programme arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Translation By: Kenneth Cavander
Unknown: James Dodding
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre

A Breakdown in Security

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

A mixture of the skittish, the sceptical and the scurrilous, but never, we hope, the snobbish, the self-righteous or the soporific


Producers: Michell Raper
Producers: Robert Fox

: Story Time

Great Expectations Read by DAVID BUCK 4: Pip in London


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

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)
(Published today: Doris Archer's Ambridge Diary, a further selection covering events during the past 12 months and including reminiscences of the past - 25p: see page 94)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colln Skipp
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
PC Drury: John Baddeley
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Ken Pound: Michael Collins
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Alan: Raymond Skipp
Salesman: George Wooley

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Poet of Ecstasy

When you listen to ' Ecstasy ' look straight into the eye of the Sun!
A portrait in words and music of the composer who was born 100 years ago.
Written bv KONSTANTIN BAZAROV with Michael Pennington as Alexander Scriabin
The Russian-born Scriabin is one of the strangest, most enigmatic figures in musical history. He developed a visionary philosophy which he dreamed of expressing by blending music, dancing, voice, colour, perfume and even sex in a great orgiastic mystery which he hoped to perform in a temple specially constructed by himself on a plot of land he had bought in India. with the voices of ANTHONY JACOBS. GWEN NELSON PAMELA BINNS. WILLIAM EEDLE


Unknown: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Alexander Scriabin
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs.
Unknown: Gwen Nelson
Unknown: Pamela Binns.
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Ronald Herdman.
Unknown: Terry Scully
Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Peter Messalini
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Scan

A weekly magazine of the arts
Presented by Derek Malcolm

Lady Caroline Lamb is played by Sarah Miles - with Richard Chamberlain as Byron and Jon Finch as William Lamb - in a new film. Robert Bolt, the writer and director of the film, talks about his lasting preoccupation with historical characters

Applause is a musical starring Lauren Bacall who is making her London stage debut. Alexander Walker discusses the show - now at Her Majesty's Theatre, London - and compares it to the film on which it is based - All About Eve.


Presenter: Derek Malcolm
Interviewee: Robert Bolt
Reviewer: Alexander Walker
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: New Worlds

Cabinet ministers and eminent scientists, housewives and schoolboys - why do they all listen to New Worlds? After all, it's only a programme of discovery and invention. Presenter Paul Vaughan


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Tyler's Row by MISS READ
Read by HUGH DICKSON (2)


Read By: Hugh Dickson

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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