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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: David Richardson

: 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
6.30 Travel news. What's on, and Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler VHF: Regional news, weather
C.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 LEONARD NEAL
7.56 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
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Leonard Neal
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives, but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
Regional VHF: see Variations

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Lance Percival. Linda Blandferd Fritz Spiegl. Zena 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 Blandferd
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl.
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: For Schools

Movement and Music 11

: Daily Service

NEM p 33: The advent of our King (BBC HB39): Canticle 12; Isaiah 42, vv 1-9 (Rsv): All glory to God in the sky (BBC HB 29)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen!
(An O-level course in German) 10: Wo war Gunter?
Written by STEPHEN KANOCZ (recorded in Studio Münster of WDR)
11.0 Singing Together (10)
Your requests introduced by FERGUS O'KELLY
11.20 Springboard (7-9) The Cock Didn'Crow
A play for the classroom written by LESLEY DAVIES Producer MICHAEL ROLFE


Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Written By: Lesley Davies
Producer: Michael Rolfe

: It Takes All Sorts

Meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life. Hands, Fingers and the Needle JUNE ROSE visits one of the last bespoke tailors in his shop in the East End of London and talks to him about his life and his trade.


Producer: Susan Snailum

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Work and Money
With or Without Security.... What is a bank loan ' - when you don'get it from your local bank manager? NIGEL MURPHY investigates the rates of interest, snags, advantages - and what the lender wants to know about vou.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: Desert Island Discs

Adelaide Hall. ' the singing blackbird,' with ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF ; Regional news, weather


Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Galloper and Bouncer and Daisy by Margaret E. JACOB SON


Unknown: Margaret E. Jacob

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth
10: East Africa's Flying Doctor by GARRY LYLE
2.2* The Music Box
2.30 Speak. Speak for Yourself: spoken English work by listening schools
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music II by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Garry Lyle
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Unknown: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre

Before the Party

: Story Time: The Worst Journey in the World: 1: Southward

The story of Scott's last expedition, as told by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, assistant zoologist and one of the youngest members of the party.
Adapted in ten parts by Simona Pakenham
Read by Geoffrey Beevers


Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Adapted by: Simona Pakenham
Reader: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Ian Cottichell

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 VIIF: Regional news, weather


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: All Gas and Gaiters

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop has a Rest starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barren as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain Guest Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchely Producer JOHN DYAS
(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
Unknown: Robertson Hare
Unknown: William Mervyn
Unknown: John Barren
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Mrs Pugh-Critchely
Producer: John Dyas

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Malcolm Lynch
Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Editor: Brian Bliss

: The Battle of the Atlantic

Five programmes from an award-winning series, first broadcast in 1969, dramatising crucial events in the War at Sea.
3: Action of the Tiger
The courage of HMS Jervis Bay Narrated by Michael Flanders with ERIC FRANCIS and JOHN BADDELEY. JOHN BENTtEY
DAVID BRIERLEY , GARARD GREEN Naval Historical Adviser
LTCMDR PETER KEMP , ORE, RN (Ret) Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES


Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: John Baddeley.
Unknown: John Benttey
Unknown: David Brierley
Unknown: Ltcmdr Peter Kemp
Produced By: John Bridges

: Johnny's Jaunt Down the Rhine

Johnny Morris follows the course of this great river from its source in the Swiss Alps to the North Sea at Rotterdam. Second of four programmes

: The Monday Play

Salvation Island A play for radio by SIMON RAVEN with Nigel Stock
James Wingham's purchase of a remote Pacific island was no holiday whim of an eccentric millionaire. Convinced by his visions of World Catastrophe - this was to be his fortress - his personal survival policy against Doomsday !
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Unknown: Simon Raven
Producer: Archie Campbell
James Wingham millionaire: Nigel Stock
Elizabeth Caxton a friend: Margaret Robertson
Otho Carlisle, personal aide: Tim Seely
Eddie Lowe an engineer: Malcolm Hayes
Michael Brooke, a farm manager .: Michael Cullen
Peter Thwaite yacht's captain: Peter Williams
Julian Fordwich, first officer: Fraser Kerr
Anne Brooke: Olwen Griffiths
Theobald Beyfus a financier: Lewis Stringer
Guests on yacht:Lord Thamngton (George: Michael Spice
Lady Thanington (Molly): Hannah Gordon
Fraizer: Douglas Storm
Lord Camberwell: John Ruddock
BBC Announcer: William Sleigh

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime: Travels with my Aunt

by Graham Greene: abridged by Geoffrey M. Matthews
Read by Timothy West

'I met my Aunt for the first time at my mother's funeral. I heard a voice behind me saying in clear old accents. "I was present once at a premature cremation." It was my Aunt Augusta who had arrived late, dressed rather like Queen Mary. I was surprised by her brilliant red hair, monumentally piled, and her two big front teeth which gave her a vital Neanderthal air... '
(First of 20 instalments)


Author: Graham Greene
Abridged by: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Reader: Timothy West
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends
11.3C Closedown

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