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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 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

: News

: The Living World

Salt water, fresh water

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

Kenneth Robinson
Kenny Everett , Vivian Stanshall RON GEESIN and ANNE NIGHTINGALE in a new series of this midweek medley of music, humour and comment.


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

: Daily Service

NEM p 50; All people that on earth do dwell (BBC HB 450): Canticle 2; Isaiah 54, vv 11-17 (rsv): I bind unto myself today (BBC HB 170)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by TERENCE LOVETT including music by Tchaikovsky and Peter Hope
CYRIL SMITH and PHYLLIS SELLICK at two pianos play ' La Valse ' by Ravel


Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Conducted By: Peter Hope
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick

: 4D Special

JOHN DUNN introduces
A Wizard of Earthsea Read by PETER FRANCE
3: The Loosing oj the Shadow


Introduces: John Dunn
Read By: Peter France

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
Snap - bang - rustle! LUCILLE HALL investigates the cost, value and safety of Christmas crackers and the things in them.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Crusade: written and adapted by ELAINE MORGAN
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
(Dr Finlay's cure for ailing actors: page 23)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Elaine Morgan
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Trafford Whitelock
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Fay Beresford: Barbara Mitchell
Miller: Fraser Kerr
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Mrs Douglas: Sheila Grant
Mrs Stuart: Audrey Muir
Graham Douglas: Audrey Muir
Councillor McGillivray: John Samson

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William HardcasUe


Introduced By: William Hardcasue

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Pig Goes to Market by CLARE HAMBROOK


Unknown: Clare Hambrook

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by STUART FORSYTH
(Harold Blackburn broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera)


Leader: James Davis
Conducted By: Michael Moores
Conducted By: Harold Blackburn
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth

: Afternoon Theatre

Wilfred Pickles as Abel Bennett in Save a Slice of Ham for Me by IVOR WILSON
' By gaw that ham smells good but I'll not get more than a sniff of it ... it's for my funeral.'
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (from Leeds)


Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Abel Bennett
Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Olive Bennett: Avis Bunnage
Paul: Jack Carr
Kathleen: Jane Lowe
Jill /: Cleone Rive
Derek: Sam Kelly
Raymond: Ronald Baddiley
Alice: Jennifer Piercey

: My Kind of Music

Dame Svbil Thorndike plays some of her favourite records and explains why they give her particular pleasure (Dame Sybil on acting on the arena stage: Friday, 3.50 pm)


Unknown: Dame Svbil Thorndike

: Story Time

The Worst Journey in the World by APSI.EY CHERRY-GARRARD Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 8: Suspense


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

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by: Renée Houston
Renee Short, mp
Charmian Innes , Debbie Bowen In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Debbie Bowen
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited The Abercarn district of Monmouthshire
Producer PHYLLIS Robinson
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Midweek Theatre: And They All Lived Happily Ever After

by Peter Fieldson
with Nigel Anthony as Barnie and Gerald Cross as the narrator
Barnie doesn't want to fight in Vietnam; come to that, he doesn't even want to go there for a holiday. He doesn't want to be Mayor of New York, and he certainly doesn't want the gift that the fat woman of indeterminate origin has to offer.


Unknown: Peter Fieldson
Producer: Richard Wortley
Narrator: Gerald Cross
Barnie: Nigel Anthony
Willard T. Opplemeyer: Paul Maxwell
Sam/Walter: Gary Hope
Woman: Olwen Griffiths
Magda: Liza Ross
Ricci: Robin Browne
Captain White: John Rowe

: Now Read On

with Ronald Harwood
' Living in the country is so fraught. Nature springs surprises like the prize-fighter's jab you didn'see coming. Anxieties bloom like antirrhinums; despair under the elms; neuroses round the door.'
KENNETH ALLSOP talks about his collection of articles In the Country and other books with a rural theme
RONALD BRYDEN reviews books about the cinema and The Pleasure Dome by Graham Greene
BEVIS HILLIER discusses the art of Gustave Doré illustrated in two recent publications Producer ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Talks: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Ronald Bryden
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Bevis Hillier
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention.
9.59 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (8)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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