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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 Robert Robinson and John Timpson
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 CARDINAL HKENAN
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 Hkenan

: News

: Music-Hall - Nostalgic Nonsense?

Were the stars of the music-hall really that good?
Daniel Farson , author of a new biography of Marie Lloyd , tries to show, with the aid of many original recordings, how magnificent the singers like Marie Lloyd , Vesta Tilley , Albert Chevalier and Hetty King really were.
Eye-witness accounts. Including those of SIR MAX BEERBOHM and SIR CHARLES TENNYSON , confirm this opinion.
Producer DEREK drescueb gramophone records


Unknown: Daniel Farson
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Vesta Tilley
Unknown: Albert Chevalier
Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm
Unknown: Sir Charles Tennyson
Producer: Derek Drescueb

: Daily Service

NEM p 47; Come down, 0 Love divine (BBC HB 149); Psalm 143; Isaiah 54. vv 1-10 (rsv); 0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless (BBC HB 156)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

Including the Adagio from ' Spartacus ' by Khachaturyan, and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No I
CYRIL SMITH and PHYLLIS SELLICK at two pianos play music by Bach, Brahms and Bizet


Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Bryan Kelly
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick

: 4D Special

JOHN DUNN introduces
A Wizard of Earthsea Read by PETER FRANCE 2: The Shadow


Introduces: John Dunn
Read By: Peter France

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Home and Family
First Steps to Stardom - or deep disappointment and wasted money? MOLLY PRICE-OWEN investigates the child-model business.
Breast Feeding: SYLVIA CLOSE, child-care adviser to the National Childbirth Trust, answers questions on breast feeding.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud. Peter Jones and Andree Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Simon Brett

: 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

Story: Digger the Tractor Shovel by JANET RAIl

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSON


Leader: Nigel Carter
Conducted By: Malcolm I.Ockyer
Conducted By: Henry Kreln
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: The Wild Ass's Skin

bv JOAN O'CONNOR adapted in three parts from the novel by honors DE BALZAC with Ian Ogllvy and Stacey Tendeter
3: But Your Life is Mine
Raphael has found his ideal love, and cast away his fateful talisman, the wild ass's skin: but his life hangs by a thread. Pauline Gaudin. STACEY TENDETER Producer
(Nickolas Grace is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co) (Radio Times People: page 4)


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Novel By: Honors de Balzac
Unknown: Pauline Gaudin.
Unknown: Stacey Tendeter
Unknown: Jane Graham
Rastignac: John Rye
Emile: Martin C Thurley
Raphael de'Valentin: Ian Ogilvy
Planchette: Rolf Lefebvre
Spieghalter: Haydn Jones
Dr Brisset: William Sleigh
Dr Bianchon: Terry Scully
Dr Maugredie: Andrew Rivers
Dr Cameristus: William Fox
Victor: Nigel Graham
Jonathag: Lewis Stringer
Madame Charelle: Bareara Bolton
Madame Turbie: Katherine Parr
Clara: Jane Knowles
Dr Lebrun: William Eedle
Georges de Belleville: Nlckolas Grace
Antiquary: Robert Eddison

: Story Time

The Worst Journey In the World bv APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 7: The Polar Journey


Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Milligna

or Your Favourite Spike
A series of uncorrected mishaps, mistakes and misdeeds perpetrated by Spike Milligan misaligned with John Bluthal, Vilma Hollingbery, Christopher Langham,
Alan Clare and his Quartet
Guest singer Salena Jones
Script by Spike Milligan Peter Spence and Christopher Langham
Producer John Browell
(Vilma Hollingbery is in 'The Man Most Likely To' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London) (Radio Times People: page 4)


Performer: Spike MilliganPerformer: John Bluthal
Performer: Vilma Hollingbery
Performer: Christopher Langham
Musician: Alan Clare
Singer: Salena Jones
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Peter Spence
Script By: Christopher Langham
Producer: John Browell

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question on a subject of political importance - the topic and the guest to be announced.
[number removed] lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm onward Producer WALTER WALLICH


Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Year of the Wood Dragon

The 1903 mission to Tibet of Francis Younghusband, soldier, explorer and mystic
A documentary drama composed by CHARLES ALLEN
Other parts BRIAN HAINES
Special sound by BBC Radiophonic Workshop Producer MICHAEL MASOM


Composed By: Charles Allen
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Lewis Stringep
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: John Samson.
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Olwen Griffiths
Producer: Michael Masom
Younghusband: Nigel Stock
Curzon: David March
Balfour: Rolf Lefeevre
Brodrick: Gararli Green
Macdonald: William Sleigh

: The Reith Lectures

Europe: Journey to an unknown destination
Six talks on the development and future of the European Community by Andrew Shonfield , Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs
6: Wanted-an Instrument for Crisis Management
ANDREW SHONFIELD discusses the present limited capacity of WesternEuropetoactdecisively in a crisis. He suggests how the nations of the European Community could begin to operate a common foreign policy involving the majority of the Embassies which they at present maintain around the world.
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Andrew Shonfield
Producer: George MacBeth

: 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 (7)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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