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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

: Johnny Morris

recalls some memories of childhood Christmas-times. 2: Making Your Own Fun

: Daily Service

nem p 54; Let all the world (BBC hb 275); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; Isaiah 55, vv 1-11 (RSV); Father, who on man dost shower (BBC HB 389)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

LONDON STUDIO ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES including Fauré's Pavane and a new Sinfonietta for light orchestra by Joseph Horovitz
CYRIL SMITH and PHYLLIS SELLlCl :play music for two pianos


Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Joseph Horovitz
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Selllcl

: 4D Special

JOHN DUNN introduces
A Wizard of Earthsea Read by PETER FRANCS 4: Hunted


Introduces: John Dunn
Read By: Peter Francs

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Health and Welfare
Alcohol - demon drink or Instant euphoria? DEREK COOPER investigates the effects of alcohol on the three-pints-a-day man.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: My Word!

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind theheadlinesintroduced by William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Duckpond in Winter by JOYCE miles


Unknown: Joyce Miles

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by Brian empringham


Leader: Nigel Carter
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Introduced By: Brian Empringham

: Afternoon Theatre

And They All Lived Happily Ever After

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

A mixture of the skittish, the sceptical and the scurrilous, but never, we hope, the snobbish, the self-righteous or the soporific
Producer BARBARA crowthee

: Story Time

The Worst Journey In the World by APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 9: The Search 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

: Just a Minute

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer,: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Mrs Lily: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston
Ken Pound: Michael Collins
Alan: Raymond Skipp
Frances Graham: Catherine Crutchley

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions/ Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: ' A choir in itself is an amazing thing'

Sir Malcolm Sargent 's quote Introduces David Franklin 's celebration of the centenary of The Royal Choral Society.
The choir has a distinguished history which includes many first performances and a number of famous conductors, among them Sir Edward Elgar and Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Since Sir Malcolm died the choir has been seeking its role without him. Now. under Meredith Davies, it looks ahead with confidence.
Taking part are members of the choir, their chorus-master NINA WALKER , their conductor MEREDITH DAVIES , the voice Of SIR MALCOLM SARGENT , and tWO soloists who have often sung in their great concerts. Jennifer vyvyan and RICHARD LEWIS. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Sir Edward Elgar
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Chorus-Master: Nina Walker
Conductor: Meredith Davies
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Richard Lewis.

: Scan

Introduced by Christopher Cook ANTONY Hopkins reviews some jolly music for the jolly season: The Merry Widow at the London Coliseum, produced by John Cox , and The Gondoliers in the D'Oyly Carte season at Sadler's Wells.
MARGARET LANE , biographer of Beatrix Potter, goes to an. exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum which shows how the nature studies of a solitary child led to Peter Rabbit and The Tailor oj
BRIAN GEAR reports on Brunei, a Southampton school play so good it transferred to the Bristol Old Vic.


Introduced By: Christopher Cook
Introduced By: Antony Hopkins
Produced By: John Cox
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Producer: Patricia Brent

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions and developments in the world of science and technology are constantly changing our way of life.
PAUL VAUGHAN introduces the people who make these changes and finds out what impact they will have in the future. Producer MICHAEL bright
9.59 Weather


Introduces: Paul Vaughan

: 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 (9)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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