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: News Summary

1.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today in Rome and London

Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron introduce what Europe's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere else on earth
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 Rome 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
Unknown: Crawford White

: In a Beautiful Pea-green Boat

by J. m. SCOTT


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

: News

: The Living World

Under the Mistletoe Bough
Before you take down the Christmas decorations, give a second thought to that mysterious plant, the mistletoe - its strange half-parasitic method of growth, the many legends associated with it, and its place in the modern commercial world.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast) ‡


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

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

Kenneth Robinson
Kenny Everett. Vivian Stanshall and, this week, LADY JUNE and the CREDIBILITY GAP in a midweek medley of music, humour and comment.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Kenny Everett.
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 99; Into this world of sorrow (BBC HB 515); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; John 2, vv 1-11 (av); Jesus, good above all other (BBC HB 72)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conducted by JOHN CAREWE including music by Rossini and Waldteufel, and Borodin's Nocturne for strings
MOURA LYMPANY (piano) plays Chopin, Schumann, Debussy and Fur Elise by Beethoven


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: John Carewe
Piano: Moura Lympany

: The Hilary Farewell

by ALEXANDER HUSSEY An office retirement party
' I've failed the retired Senior Clerk with a new clock That's not what I want I want to be remembered Me Tom Smith person Surely it's not too much ' Producer
LORRAINE DAVIES (from Cardiff)


Unknown: Alexander Hussey
Unknown: Lorraine Davies
Tom Smith: Dillwyn Owen
Mrs Smith: Rachel Thomas
Roberts: Ivor Roberts
Hilary: Victoria Plucknett
Matthew: Roger Nott

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Consumer Style
1 Of course we'll change it if ... ' But will they, if you don't like your Christmas gift, or have got two? And what about servicing the gift that came from a long way away?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Joan Yorke

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
Resolution: written and adapted by JOHN PENNINGTON
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson
Adapted By: John Pennington
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Allen Rossiter: Roy Spencer
Ellen Rossiter: Ellen McIntosh
Mildred Allison: Yvonne Gilan
Dr Felix: Michael Deacon
McKay: Don McKillop

: 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: Bimbo the Clown by HILDA GEE

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by STUART FORSYTH


Conducted By: Michael Moores
Baritone: John Lawrenson
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth

: Afternoon Theatre

Anthony Jackson and Dinsdale Landen in The Penstone Commune by K. ALLEN SADDLER
' My name is Ken Barton. I am 37, unmarried - divorced, that is - and I have drifted into a life of organised crime. No, that's not exactly right. Well, it might be. It all depends how you look at it ...'


Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: K. Allen Saddler
Unknown: Ken Barton.
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Ken Barton: Anthony Jackson
Josh: Dinsdale Landen
Peg: Caroline John
Office manager: Anthony Hall
Girl in office: Gail MacFarlane
Charlie: Ronald Herdman
James: Brian Baines
The Badger: Nigel Graham
Sally: Jane Knowles
Tito the dog: Robin Browne

: One Man Against the Drylands

Drought is our inseparable companion and we must learn to live with it ... With our adverse climate we can never produce sufficient food in the bad years. I fear that the land, at these times, rather than feeding the people, is nourished by the bodies of those who are buried in it.
PEGGY BENTON tells the story of Padre Lira Parente's struggle to save a dying people in the desolation of north-east Brazil, and the support he found in the person of Muriel Heading Mitchell living thousands of miles away in Winchester.
Padre Lira's letters read by ANTHONY JACOBS
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Peggy Benton
Read By: Anthony Jacobs
Producer: Helen Fry

: Story Time

The Surgeon's Log by J. JOHNSTON ABRAHAM
Read by MANNING WILSON 3: On the way to Japan


Unknown: J. Johnston
Read By: Manning Wilson

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50* Stock Market report
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 Barbara Cartland , Mary Stott Adrienne Corri
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Houston Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Mary Stott
Unknown: Adrienne Corri
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Prieslland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited the International Headquarters Girls' and Boys' Brigade, London
(Sunday s broadcast extended) Daily Express International Boat Show, Earls Court, London


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Peter Ustinov

Anything to Declare? as he double-crosses the Channel with a cargo of contraband comments. music and opinions, 100 per cent proof of the delights and dangers of mixing the English with anything. Research ANN MEO
Producer HELEN FRY

: Now Read On

The weekly programme about books and writers.
Magnus Magnusson introduces NEMONE LETHBRIDGE. Who wrote the preface to The Affair of Gabrielle Russier , a book about the suicide of a woman whose story caused as much sensation in France as that of Stephen Ward in Britain.
HUMPHREY LYTTELTON reviews The Story of the Blues by Paul Oliver.
ANDREW CRIICKSHANK discusses some of the questions raised in The Modern Actor by Michael Billington
And other new books
9.59 Weather


Introduces: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Gabrielle Russier
Unknown: Stephen Ward
Unknown: Paul Oliver.
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Patricia Brent

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Presenter: Douglas Stuart

: Father and Son

The virtues and problems of being in the same profession. 3: The Folk Singers
Bob Copper , whose family were Sussex farmers for many generations. in conversation and song with his son John.


Singers: Bob Copper

: A Book at Bedtime

The Slaves of Solitude by PATRICK HAMILTON
Read by CYRIL SHAPS (3)


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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