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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
7.50 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
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Leonard Neal

: News

: It's Your Line Special

Does your child keep you awake, at night? Are you anxious about feeding? How should you deal with tantrums?
Phone in your questions on child care to Dr Hugh Jolly, a consultant paediatrician.
Call [number removed] between 7.30 and 9.6 am. Calls cannot be accepted after 9.0 am
In the chair George Scott


Unknown: Dr Hugh Jolly
Unknown: George Scott
Producers: Walter Wallich
Unknown: Elizabeth Smith

: Johnny Morris

recalls some memories of childhood Christmas-times 1: Breaking Up

: Daily Service

NEM p 22: Blessed Jesus, at thy word (BBC HB 257); Psalm 27, part 1: Isaiah 51, vv 4-16 (RSV); Thou art the Way (BBC HB 338)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

LONDON STUDIO ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by ERIC WETHERELL including Glinka's Overture: ' Ruslan and Ludmilla, and music by Ravel, Grieg. Bizet WILFRID PARRY at the piano accompanies JOHN BOULTER In songs including ' Faery Song '


Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Unknown: Wilfrid Parry

: Four Morning Plays

3: The Buroo by SEAN MCCARTHY with Tom Watson
Time stretches out when you're waiting in the Buroo, a Glasgow labour exchange.
Producer R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Sean McCarthy
Unknown: Tom Watson
Producer: R. D. Smith
David Harrison: Tom Watson
A mother: Sheila Grant
A lunatic: Fraser Kerr
Mac: Henry Stamper
A gentleman: John Samson
Receptionist: Eva Stuart
A husband: Haydn Jones
A wife: Pauline Wynn
Alex, Scots hippie: Leo Maguire
Jim, a hippie: Nigel Anthony
Bella, fantasy siren: Julia Hand

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Health and Welfare
The Tip of my Tongue: NANCY WISE looks into the world of speech therapy, how and whom it helps, its triumphs and tribulations.
VHF South West: see Variations


Unknown: Nancy Wise

: My Word!

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: The World at One: News

William Hardeastle


Unknown: William Hardeastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Tiddler by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: All Kinds of Music



Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Unknown: Barry Kent
Unknown: William Davies
Introduced By: Brian Empringham

: Afternoon Theatre

Miss Atkinson's Last Day

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

A mixture of the skittish, the sceptical and the scurrilous: never, we hope. the snobbish, the self-righteous or the soporific. Producer MICHELL RAPER


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

The Worst Journey in the World read by Geoffrey Beevers
4: Winter Quarters


Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: PM Reports

William Hardeastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, - weather


Unknown: William Hardeastle

: News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday. 4.0 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Elgar - The Last Years

with In the summer of 1919 Elgar completed his Cello Concerto. From then until his death 15 years later he composed scarcely at all. However he continued to conduct at the Three Choirs Festival and elsewhere and. in fact, recorded most of the music he had written earlier.
This account of these years includes readings from the correspondence between Elgar and Bernard Shaw. who was one of his most ardent champions, as well as recollections of Elgar by SIR ADRIAN BOULT , ASTRA DESMOND , DAME EDITH EVANS , SIR BARRY JACKSON. YEHUDI MENUHtN , IVOR NEWTON and ALAN WEBB. Extracts from the recordings conducted by Elgar himself include the Violin Concerto with the 15-year-old Menuhin as soloist. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Bernard Shaw.
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Astra Desmond
Unknown: Dame Edith Evans
Unknown: Sir Barry Jackson.
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhtn
Unknown: Ivor Newton
Unknown: Alan Webb.
Producer: Alan Haydock
Edward Elgar: Manning Wilson
Bernard Shaw: Allan McClelland
Narrator: Andrew Faulds

: Scan

A weekly magazine of the arts Presented by Barry Norman
Alice's Adventures in Wonder-land: JONATHAN MILLER discusses this film musical and the various interpretations of the original book.
The Amazing Mr Blunden : LIONEL JEFFRIES talks about his latest ' family ' film.
And two major theatrical premieres this week: John Os borne's new play A Sense of Detachment at the Royal Court Theatre and The Island of the Mighty bv John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy at the Aldwych Theatre. London. Producer ROSEMARY HART


Presented By: Barry Norman
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Mr Blunden
Talks: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: John Os
Unknown: John Arden
Unknown: Margaretta D'Arcy
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: New Worlds

PAUL VAUGHAN takes a look at new inventions, new ideas and new discoveries in the world of science and technology and introduces some of the people concerned with them.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Michael Bright

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (4)


Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: ' By-Election Special

Radio 4 stays open late to bring you the results of today's by-elections in Sutton & Cheam and in Uxbridge.
These contests are the first real test of public opinion since the freeze on pay and prices was announced a month ago.
The results will represent a verdict on the Government halfway through the present Parliament.
Chairman Hardiman Scott , the BBC's Political Editor
Inshore forecast 11.45-11.48)


Unknown: Hardiman Scott

: * Closedown

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