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: News Summary

: Farming Today

presented by ROBIN HICKS


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today

The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Mary Marquis
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: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Leonard Neal

: News

: The Entertainers

Fine and Danny Danny Kaye 's talent was present from the beginning; but his world success began when he met his wife, Sylvia Fine , creator of his zaniest rapid-fire song specialities.
Written and presented by FRANK DIXON
Producer HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Unknown: Danny Danny Kaye
Unknown: Sylvia Fine
Presented By: Frank Dixon
Producer: Herbert Smith

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of showbiz history with Jean Kent , Harry Fowler
Leslie Randall , Terry Wogan Chairman Jack Watson
(Shortened version of Thursday's broadcast: Radio 2)


Unknown: Jean Kent
Unknown: Harry Fowler
Unknown: Leslie Randall
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Jack Watson

: Daily Service

NEM p 26: What sorrow sore ... (BBC HB 96): Canticle 5: Isaiah 52, vv 1-10 (rsv); Just as I am (BBC HB 292)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by MICHAEL MOORES including music by Auber Coates and Eric Coates , and part of ' Pineapple Poll '
JOHN BOULTER sings some favourite songs, including ' Pale hands I loved ' and Schubert's ' Impatience '
WILFRID PARRY Is at the piano


Conducted By: Michael Moores
Music By: Auber Coates
Music By: Eric Coates
Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: Wilfrid Parry

: Four Morning Plays: 4: Next to Being a Knight

by Charles Wood
In this play for radio Charles Wood explores the imagination of a child who, by means of radio, becomes the Knight of the Black Raven.
(from Bristol)


Writer: Charles Wood
Instrumental Arrangements: Sydney Sager
Producer: Brian Miller
Adult: Timothy West
Boy: Stephen Bone
Girl: Helen Worth

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds You underlie Law
Insurance Appeals: if you've been injured at work. or laid off work, you might feel that you deserve more insurance compensation than you are getting. NIGEL MURPHY tells you how to appeal and how the Appeal Tribunal works.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? (Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA)
VHF South West: see Variatiom


Presenter: John Edmunds
Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: Petticoat Line

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 Hardcaslle


Introduced By: William Hardcaslle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Pig Who Wanted to Whistle by MARGARET ALLEYNE


Unknown: Margaret Alleyne
Presenters: Maureen Morris
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: All Kinds of Music

LONDON STUDIO ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES and RICHARD BAKER in ' Peter and the Wolf' by Prokofiev OWEN BRANNIGAN (bass) sings traditional British songs with MARTIN GOLDSTEIN (piano) Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER


Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Conducted By: Richard Baker
Bass: Prokofiev Owen Brannigan
Piano: Martin Goldstein
Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
Where is this here building? By what route do I get there? by DON HAWORTH
' I'd thought the job of a town-hall messenger boy was, as the name implies, taking messages round the town hall - I'd no Idea that I'd let myself in for a military career.....
Producer ALAN AYCKBOURN (from Leeds) .


Unknown: Don Haworth
Producer: Alan Ayckbourn
Ronnie: Christopher Martin
Sergeant: David Maplowe
Ginger: Ronald Herdman
Tony: Paul Webster
Surveyor: Leonard Fenton
Janey: Stephanie Turner
Superintendent: David Butler
Town Clerk: Roy Barraclough

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

The Worst Journey in the World by APSLEY CHEKRY-GARRARD Read by CEOFFREY BEEVERS 5: The Winter Journey


Unknown: Apsley Chekry-Garrard
Read By: Ceoffrey Beevers

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Top of the Form

First Round. 7: N Ireland

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

NANCY wise makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
(Repeated: Saturday, 10.30 am)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Robens Cliff Michelmore John Junor
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from London
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm)


Unknown: Lord Robens Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Junor
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Analysis

'By Law Established'
The Commission which reported two years ago on the constitutional relationship between Church and State differed from its predecessors in one important respect - it was asked to take account of the ecumenical implications of what it proposed.
Analysis examines the arguments for and against the dis: establishment of the Church of England. What difference would it make? And what do the other churches think?
Presented by Ian McIntyre Producer Roland Challis


Presented By: Ian McIntyre
Producer: Roland Challis

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (5)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: Week Ending....

DAVID JASON, BILL WALLIS, NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side
(David Jason is in 'No Sex Please.... We're British' at the Strand Theatre. London)


Unknown: David Jason. Bill
Unknown: Wallis Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Peter Spence
Script By: Chris Miller.
Script By: Simon Brett
Unknown: David Jason

: News

preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends

: Closedown

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