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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

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
6.50 Travel news, What's on and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER 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 BISHOP TREVOR HUDDLESTON
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: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Trevor Huddleston

: News

: The Living World

The Span of Years
A plaice has been known to live to the age of 35. a swift to 21. a tortoise to at least 152 years. These are the Methuselahs of their species, so far as we know, but what length of life can the ' average animal ' expect?
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
5: The Coming of the Danes written by MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
9.45 Listening and Reading I Shadrach by MEINDERT DEJONG 2: The coming of the Rabbit
9.55 La Parole aux Jeunes
French III. 10: L'Anglais et la Grande-Bretagne
Edited and compiled by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
10.5 Poetry Corner
The Holly and the Ivy


Written By: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Meindert Dejong
Unknown: Raymond Escoffey

: Daily Service

NEM p l; Teach me, 0 Lord (BBC HB 473): Psalm 99; 1 John 5. vv 1-6. 8-13, 18-21 (NEB); The God of Abraham praise (BBC HB 283)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop Stage II The Cutty Sark: a full performance of the true sea story by JOHN PARRY with music arranged by IAN HUMPHRIS Producer WILLIAM MURPHY
11.0 Inquiry
Unit II: A Place Fit to Live In. 5: Whose decision?, part 2
A documentary play by JIM CRACE (14-16 age group)
Series producer JOHN PARRY
11.20 Discovery
Bridges today (radiovision) by BOSWELL TAYLOR
Series producer ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Guitar School (19)
Written and introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT


Story By: John Parry
Arranged By: Ian Humphris
Producer: William Murphy
Play By: Jim Crace
Producer: John Parry
Unknown: Boswell Taylor
Guitar: Arthur Vialls
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Consumer Style
Sounds good value to me: expert opinions on what to look for, and what to avoid, when buying hi-fi for the home- and what is hi-fi anyway?
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 Shows his Loyalty
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
the Bishop: William Mervyn
the Dean and: John Barron
the Chaplain: Jonathan Cecil
Guest Joan Sanderson: Mrs Pugh-Critchley

: 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: Turnip Soup retold by BIDDY BAXTER


Unknown: Biddy Baxter

: For Schools

Movement. Mime and Music I for the 7-9-year-olds by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems Listeners' own stories
2.45 Nature
The Coming of Winter by CHRISTINE DUDLEY


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Christine Dudley
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre

How I Came to Help People by GEOFFREY PARKINSON with Martin Jarvis and Miriam Margolyes
Geoffrey Parkinson describes this autobiography as ' one man's struggle to failure.' As a schoolboy he had a vision of his future life; it left little room for optimism. But nobody can throw in the sponge at 16, so what was he to do with himself?


Unknown: Geoffrey Parkinson
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Geoffrey Parkinson
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Narrator/Geoffrey: Martin Jarvis
Mother/Second Old Lady: Miriam Margolyes
Father/Inspector: John Samson
Sub-Editor/Brampton: David Gooderson
Second Aircraftman/Tramp: John Rowe
Missionary/Ticket Collector: Terry Scully
Grandfather/Rev Thomas White: William Fox
Judge/Mark: Gerald Cross
Peter/Warden: Ronald Herdman
First Old Lady: Katherine Parr
First Aircraftman: Michael Mundell

: Requiem for Butterworth

In 1916 at the age of 31 George Butterworth , one of Britain s most promising composers, was killed at the Battle of the Somme, while ' defending a trench.'
His interest in music started at school and continued at Oxford. He was a perfectionist. Before he went away to war he destroyed most of his manuscripts. In this account of his early life. his search for the enduring folk music of England, and his premature and tragic death, we hear again his elegiac ' A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody '; also several of A. E. HOUSMAN 'S poems which Butterworth set to the most enchanting melodies.


Unknown: George Butterworth
Unknown: A. E. Housman
Producer: Alan Burgess
Narrator: Stephen Murray
George Butterworth: Robin Browne
Cecil Sharp: Willam Sleigh
Reginald Leonard: David Valla
Adeline Vaughan Williams: Eva Stuart
Adjutant: Fraser Kerr

: Story Time

Great Expectations Read by DAVID BUCK
8: The Plan oj Escape


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 bv Renée Houston Florence Desmond
Juno Alexander , Sally Beauman In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Houston Florence Desmond
Unknown: Juno Alexander
Unknown: Sally Beauman
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Oadby, Leicestershire


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Midweek Theatre

A Burning Question A comedy for radio by JAMES SCOTLAND with Russell Hunter
'This is a great day for you, of course, Provost. You'll not have met Royalty before There's nothing to it really. Just be natural - I've always found that's the way. Ay. still, you ve got a nasty day for it.'
Producer GORDON EMSLIE (from Scotland)


Unknown: Russell Hunter
Producer: Gordon Emslie
Provost Buchanan: Russell Hunter
Nan Buchanan: Clark Richards
Deirdre: Rose McBain
Herbert Wilson: John Shedden
Chief Con McAndrew: Martin Cochrane
Sgt Gallacher: Arthur Boland
David Douglas: Paul KermacK
Senga Douglas: Mary Riggans
Allan Longmuir: Willy Joss
Fiona ROSS: June Andrews
Willie Maconochie: James Gibson

: Now Read On

with Magnus Magnusson
' I love you very much darling, but I am a very distinct type, very reflective, very egotistical, very prudent, very uncomplicated and. with all this, absolutely sure of myself ..." Arnold Bennett in Love : ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD Samples his previously unpublished correspondence with his wife, Marguerite Souli é
RT HON REGINALD MAUDLlNG , MP, tastes The Enjoyment vj Wine by H. W. Yoxall and Kingsley Amis on Drink also Pressures on the Press by Charles Wintour , Censorship in Britain by Paul O'Higgins Producer MIRIAM RAPP


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Unknown: Marguerite Souli
Unknown: Reginald Maudllng
Unknown: H. W. Yoxall
Unknown: Charles Wintour
Unknown: Paul O'Higgins
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: Speaking for Myself

Tonight: Christopher Serpell

: 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 (6)


Read By: Hugh Dickson

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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