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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from the North by KENNETH FORD
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Kenneth Ford

: Today in Paris and London

Britain in Europe - and Radio 4's breakfast-time magazine brings you the first big news story of 1973. Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron report on what Europe's getting up to this historic Monday morning.
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
7.50 Europe Information Desk and travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today in Paris and London including at 8.25 Sportsdesk, with CRAWFORD WHITE on the Second Test at Calcutta; at
8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: In a Beautiful Pea-green Boat



Unknown: J.M. Scott
Read By: Kerry Francis

: News

: Start the Year with Richard Baker

from Glasgow
Lance Percival, Zena Skinner Fritz Spiegl , Linda Blandford
Ken Sykora and who knows who take a lively look into the future and at the Scottish character. Producers


Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: John Arnott

: Daily Service

NEM p 90: The holly and the ivy (OBC 38): Psalm 121: Romans 4. vv 9-15 (NEB); It came upon the midnight clear (BBC HB 52)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by TERENCE LOVETT including music by Suppe and George Butterworth
MOURA LYMPANY plays Chopin's Polonaise in A major and The Lover and the Nightingale by Granados Producer


Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Conducted By: George Butterworth
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Alan Owen

: The Procedure

A young schoolteacher moves from an old-fashioned grammar school to a new and frightening comprehensive.
(Jane Freeman and David King are members of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre)


Unknown: Roger MacBeth
Unknown: Heather Barrett
Unknown: Susan Fenton
Unknown: Peter Biddle
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: David King
John Jenks: George Layton
Office Manager: Philip Garston-Jones
Headmaster: Philip Garston-Jones
Mrs Whitaker: Jane Freeman
Wilkins: George Woolley
Fuller: David King
Mrs Plimmer: Penelope Shaw
Ramsden: Jack Holloway
Marguerite: Elizabeth Revill

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Work and Money
Your Stocks and Shares in 1973: stockbroker RICHARD BRAD -SHAW looks at investment prospects for the coming year.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Richard Brad

: Desert Island Discs

Noel Rawsthorne , organist of Liverpool Cathedral

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF lexcept London and SE): Regional news, weather


Organist: Noel Rawsthorne

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Great Toboggan Race by MARY CALVERT : part 1


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: All Kinds of Music

BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conductor KENNETH ALWYN and Scottish guests: Helen McArthur
Kenneth McKellar Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
Introduced by BRYAN MARTIN Producer BARRY KNIGHT


Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: Helen McArthur
Unknown: Kenneth McKellar
Unknown: Robin Hall
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Introduced By: Bryan Martin
Producer: Barry Knight

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Marcel Pagnol

: Story Time

The Surgeon's Log by J. JOHNSTON ABRAHAM abridged in five parts by EDWARD HINDLEY Read by Manning Wilson
In the very early years of this century the SS Clytemnestra carrying general cargo for the Far East sailed from Liverpool. She was to be away for two years. Her surgeon, a young man making his first voyage, has provided a graphic contemporary account of a way of life now gone for ever.
1: Finding a Ship - Liverpool to Port Said


Unknown: J. Johnston
Unknown: Edward Hindley
Read By: Manning Wilson

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Muuen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay Resolution: written and adapted by JOHN PENNINGTON (For cast see Wed, 12.25 pm)


Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Muuen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Adapted By: John Pennington

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Many a Slip

'twixt Isobel Barnett, Eleanor Summerfield and Richard Murdoch, David Nixon
Tune-twisters from Steve Race
In the chair Roy Plomley
Devised and written by Ian Messiter
Producer Trafford Whitelock


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Eleanor Summerfield
Panellist: Richard Murdoch
Panellist: David Nixon
Presenter: Steve Race
Chairman: Roy Plomley
Devised and written by: Ian Messiter
Producer: Trafford Whitelock

: Egmont

The tragedy written in 1788 by GOETHE with overture and incidental music by BEETHOVEN composed for a production in 1810. English version by MICHAEL hamburger adapted for radio by JOHN POWELL
Paul Daneman with Stephen Murray, David Buck, Deborah Stanford, Mary Morris, Gary Bond, John Justin and Gary Watson : the year 1568
The Netherlanders:
The Spaniards:
Captain Gomez, in the Duke of Alba's service...LEONARD FENTON


Unknown: John Powell
Unknown: Paul Daneman
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: David Buck.
Unknown: Deborah Stanford
Unknown: Marv Morris.
Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: John Justin
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Conductor: James Loughran
Producer: John Powell
Count Egmont, Prince of Gavre: Paul Daneman
Richard, his secretary: John Rye
William, Prince of Orange: Gary Watson
Clara, Egmont's mistress: Deborah Stanford
Clara's mother: Kathleen Helme
Brackenburg, a citizen's son: Gary Bond
Soest grocer: Nigel Lambert
Jetter, tailor: Geoffrey Collins
Buyck, a soldier under Egmont: Peter Pratt
Jakob carpenter: Sean Barrett
Groot soapboiler: Brian Haines
Old Ruysum: Malcolm Hayes
Vansen clerk: Michael Deacon
A citizen: Hilda Kriseman
Margaret of Parma, daughter of Charles V and Regent of the Netherlands: Mary Morris
Machiavelli, her secretary: John Justin
Duke of Alba: Stephen Murray
Ferdinand, his son: Davld Buck
Don da Silva, in the: Duke Of
Alha's service.: John Pullen

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Father and Son

Like father, like son ... But what happens when the two are in the same profession? Is it easy to cast off the shadow of a successful father - or does it loom large over the son's every action? What difference in perspective does a gap of a generation make? A series of five talks
1: The Entertainers
Ted Ray in conversation with his son Robin Ray.
Producer Karolyn Shindler


Speaker: Ted Ray
Speaker: Robin Ray.
Producer: Karolyn Shindler

: A Book at Bedtime

The Slaves of Solitude by PATRICK HAMILTON abridged by HONOR WYATT Read by Cyril Shaps
In the wartime blackout the Rosamund Tea Rooms at Thames Lockdon becomes a boarding-house for gentlefolk, and every evening, in the damp gloom of the dining-room, can be seen among several others Mr Thwaites who endlessly taunts Miss Roach - lonely, self-reproaching Miss Roach ...
Producer CHARLES LEFEAUX (First of 15 instalments)


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Mr Thwaites
Producer: Charles Lefeaux

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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