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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY GADSDEN
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Gerry Gadsden

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to. plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
S.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: Cardinal Heenan
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: Cardinal Heenan

: Forbidden Fruit

Why is English food dominated by Puritanical tyranny? Or is it?
TOM TICKELL investigates and illuminates with BBC Sound Archive recordings.
Regional VHF: see Variations


Unknown: Tom Tickell

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Lance Percival , Linda Blandford 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
(Radio Times People: page 5)


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

: Daily Service

NEM p 37: Enthrone thy God (BBC HB 320): Psalm 84; Isaiah 53, vv 7-12 (rsv); To Christ, the prince of peace (BBC HB 94)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted bv MICHAEL MOORES including ' the Haunted Ball-room' and Eric Coates 's Suite ' The Three Men '
CYRIL SMITH and PHYLLIS SELLICK at two pianos play Debussy, Benjamin. Walton , and Bach's ' Sheep may safely graze - Producer ALAN owen


Unknown: Michael Moores
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick
Unknown: Benjamin. Walton
Producer: Alan Owen

: 4D Special

John Dunn introduces morning programmes for the holidays.
This week Peter France reads:
A Wizard of Earthsea: 1: Warriors in the Mist
The book by Ursula Le Guin abridged in five parts by Virginia Browne-Wilkinson
The story of a boy with great powers of magic who becomes a wizard. In his search for the shadow of evil which he has unwittingly released he learns the truth about himself.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: John Dunn
Author (A Wizard of Earthsea): Ursula Le Guin
Reader (A Wizard of Earthsea): Peter France
Abridged by (A Wizard of Earthsea): Virginia Browne-Wilkinson
Producer: Pamela Bowe

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Work and Money
Insuring Your Car: the dos and don'ts and some pitfalls. GEORGE LUCE reports.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Nancy Wise
Unknown: George Luce

: Desert Island Discs

Johnny Speight , comedy script-writer, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Producer: Ronald Cook

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Granny Apple's Mending Day by PAULINE HILL

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by BRYAN MARTIN Producer BARRY KNIGHT


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Harp: Marisa Robles
Introduced By: Bryan Martin
Producer: Barry Knight

: Afternoon Theatre


: Story Time

The Worst Journey In the World by APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 6: Return from the Winter Journey


Unknown: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: Crusade

written and adapted by ELAINE MORGAN
(For full cast see Wed. 1225 pm. Dr Finlay's cure for ailing actors: page 23)


Written and Adapted By: Elaine Morgan
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: The Battle of the Atlantic

The fourth of five programmes from an award-winning series, first broadcast in 1969, dramatising crucial events in the War at Sea.
4: Bismarck - part I
The hunt for the battleship
Naval Historical Adviser
LTCMDR PETER KEMP. OBE. RN (Ret) Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES


Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Wilfrid Carter.
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Michael Spice
Unknown: Frederick Treves
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. Third of four programmes

: The Monday Play

The Little Foxes by LILLIAN HELLMAN : adapted for radio by MOLLIE HARDWICK with Betty McDowall as Regina Giddens
Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the fines: for our vines have tender grapes
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Lillian Hellman
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Betty McDowall
Unknown: Regina Giddens
Producer: Christopher Venning
Addie: Isabelle Lucas
Cal: Nigel Graham
Birdie: Tucker McGuire
Oscar: Rick Le Parmentier
Leo STEVEN: Daw Son
Marshall: Lawrence Trimble
Ben: Manning Wilson
Alexandra: Emily Richard
Horace: Paul Maxwell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (6)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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