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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week
Presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: David Butler

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
6.5t Travel news. What's on, and Keep Fit with Eileen Fooler 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 including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fooler

: Lama

by DEREK TANGYE : abridged In five parts by MARVIN KANE
Read by Manning Wilson
When the Tangyes' cat Monty died, Derek vowed he would never have another - unless a black cat whose home they could not trace were to come to the door of the cottage in a storm. He thought he was quite safe, but the unexpected can sometimes happen ... 1: Out of the Storm


Unknown: Derek Tangye
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Read By: Manning Wilson
Producer: Margaret Etall

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Lance Percival , Linda Blandford Fritz Spiegl , Zena Skinner and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Producer: Michael Ember

: Daily Service

NEM pi; Brightest and best (BBC HB 63); Psalm 3; John 3. vv 22-34, and 4, vv 1-3 (AV); Three Kings from Persian lands afar (obc 193)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by IAIN SUTHERLAND including music by Elgar, Waidteufel and Peter Hope
Songs from OWEN BRANNIGAN including ' Danny Deever ' and 1 On the Road to Mandalay' with WILFRID PARRY (piano) Producer ALAN OWEN


Conducted By: Iain Sutherland
Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Unknown: Danny Deever
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Producer: Alan Owen

: Hello, Goodbye and Never Mind

A conversation piece by MALCOLM QUANTRILL
A man and a girl meet In a public house in the West End of London. with Richard Briers as the man and Julia Foster as the girl Producer JOHN TYDEMAN
(Julia Foster is in ' The Day After the Fair ' at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Unknown: Malcolm Quantrill
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Julia Foster
Producer: John Tydeman
Producer: Julia Foster

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents this edition of the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Work and Money
Your Nest-Egg: in what baskets to put it - how many and for how long? Can you still make it grow despite inflation? Investment expert CLIFFORD STEVENSON gives some advice.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Clifford Stevenson

: Desert Island Discs

Tony Britton , actor
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Tony Britton

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by Robert William *


Introduced By: Robert William

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Story of the Old Balloon Woman by WILLIAM CLEGG


Unknown: William Clegg

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by BRYAN MARTIN Producer BARRY KNIGHT


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Soprano: Margaret Williams
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Introduced By: Bryan Martin
Producer: Barry Knight

: Afternoon Theatre

Ralph Richardson Festivali Noah by ANDRÉ OBEY


Unknown: Ralph Richardson Festivali
Unknown: André OBEy

: Story Time

The novel by H. G. WELLS abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Robert Powell
A young man begins a dizzying climb to fame and a fortune based on the greatest patent medicine the world has known - Tono-Bungay.
1: The Housekeeper's Son at Bladesover
Producer TONY CLIFF (from Leeds)


Novel By: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Robert Powell
Producer: Tony Cliff

: Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50* Stock Market report
VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Life of a Salesman written by ALLAN PRIOR adapted by PAT DUNLOP and Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART


Written By: Allan Prior
Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Trafford Whitelock
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Wally Sefton: Harry Fowler
Emma: Kate Binchy
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Annie Miller: Eva Stuart
Miller: Henry Stamper
McKay: John Samson
Johnston: John Samson
McKay: Helen Worth
Archie Miller: Helen Worth
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


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 (Radio Times People: page 4)


Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Producer: Trafford Whitelock

: The Monday Play

The Deeps of Summer by KEVIN FALLER
'It's not like writing a novel. There you tell a story, or you try to present a number of perspectives which seem to add up to something. When that's done. the novel is done. But a philosophy! When you have it all down on paper, and you go over it cautiously, step-by-step, it may suddenly give way from under you - and down you drop into the abyss! '


Unknown: Kevin Faller
Producer: Guy Vaesen
Eddie: Sean Barrett
Carl: Joseph O'Conor
Emer: Eileen Kennally
Jan: Kate Binchy
Jim: Jim Norton
Mona: Pauline Delany
John: Harry Webster

: Personal Pleasures

Walking Through Leaves
Talk by V. Sackville-West
(BBC Archive recording: 1950)
9.59 Weather


Speaker: V. Sackville-West

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Nation of Gamblers

What's the attraction - and what are the risks? 1: See You at Bingo says Jane Alexander
The first of four personal impressions of different forms of gambling in Britain today. Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Jane Alexander
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Slaves of Solitude by PATRICK HAMILTON
Read by CYRIL SHAPS (6)


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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