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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 John Timpson and Robert Robinson
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 LEONARD NEAL
7.5* 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

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point: discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the country-side. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)
Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: If It's Wednesday It Must Be ...

Kenneth Robinson
Kenny Everett , Vivian Stanshall LADY JUNE and, from America, THE CREDIBILITY GAP in a new series of this midweek medley of music, humour and comment. Producer RICHARD GILBERT


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 19: Hark, the glad sound (BBC HB 490); Psalm 15: Isaiah 50, vv 4-10 Irsv); Hark, what a sound (BBC HB 32)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA led by BRENDA CULLITY conducted by ERIC WETHERELL including music by Rossini, Brahms and the ballet music from
Faust JOHN BOULTER sings traditional and English songs including ' For you alone ' with WILFRID PARRY (piano)


Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Unknown: Faust John Boulter
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: Four Morning Plays

2: The Tinker's Wedding by J. M. SYNGE
The action of the play passes by a roadside in the West of Ireland.
' Is it run from the like of you, holy Father? Go up to your own shanty, or I'll beat you with the ass's reins till the world would hear you roaring from this place to the coast of Clare!'
Producer DENYS HAWTHORNE (from Northern Ireland)


Unknown: J. M. Synge
Producer: Denys Hawthorne
Michael Byrne: Louis Rolston
Mary Byrne: Elizabeth Begley
Sarah Casey: Doreen Hepburn
Priest J: J Murphy

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
Lights for the Tree: LUCILLE HALL checks on the price, reliability and safety of Christmas-tree lights.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations

: All Gas and Gaiters

The Bishop has a Rest
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

Stories: The Budgie Who Came Back by NOEL LEADBEATER. and Penry the Parrot by ROSEMARY KENT


Unknown: Noel Leadbeater.

: All Kinds of Music

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA leader JAMES DAVIS conducted by MICHAEL MOORES JOANNA GRAHAM (bassoon) ROBIN MILLER (clarinet) WILFRID PARRY (piano) with trios by Mozart, Planel and Thomas Pitfield
Introduced by STUART FORSYTH


Leader: James Davis
Conducted By: Michael Moores
Bassoon: Joanna Graham
Clarinet: Robin Miller
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Unknown: Thomas Pitfield
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth

: Afternoon Theatre: A Little Music at Night

by Stanley Middleton
with Leonard Rossiter as George
'But he's clever. Don't forget that. He's thoughtless. He'd forget his head if it were loose. But he's clever. He won a scholarship at Cambridge, in Mathematics.'
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Stanley Middleton
Producer: Anthony Cornish
George: Leonard Rossiter
Betty: Linda Polan
Frank: Stanley Bates
Hodges: Peter Biddle
Angela: Elizabeth Revill

: Benno Moiseiwitsch

TANYA MOISEIWITSCH , the theatrical designer, talks about her father, the famous concert pianist, and introduces some of his records.


Unknown: Tanya Moiseiwitsch

: Story Time

The Worst Journey in the World Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 3: Disaster on the Ice


Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed by Renee Houston
Rame Joan Vickers , mp Jacqueline McKenzie Bettine Le Beau
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Rame Joan Vickers
Unknown: Jacqueline McKenzie
Unknown: Bettine Le Beau
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

The Royal Smithfield Show

: Midweek Theatre

Miss Atkinson's Last Day by DAVID WHEELER
' When it's time to go, go.' But Roger Rvecroft has always made it plain that the rules about the age of retirement cannot apply to the founder of the firm. Can they? His sons:
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: David Wheeler
Unknown: Roger Rvecroft
Producer: Margaret Etall
Miss Atkinson: Joan Matheson
Roger Ryecroft: Carleton Hobbs
Harvey: William Eedle
William: Leonard Fenton
Michael: John Rowe
Rhoda James: Gail MacFarlane
Harold J Brown: Codfrey Kenton
Mrs Baines: Katherine Parr

: Now Read On

Children's Books for Christmas with Edward Blishen
Fairytales and factual books, poems, stories, picturebooks, novels ...
Selected and discussed by ANNE WOOD and CHRIS FOWLING with samples read by ERIC THOMPSON


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Anne Wood
Read By: Eric Thompson
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention.
Tonight: Gerald Priestland

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (3)


Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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