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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: David Richardson

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, 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
7.50 Europe Information Desk 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
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart

: Adventures of Bindle: 1: A Downing Street Sensation

by Herbert Jenkins
Three stories about the innocent naughtiness of the famous Edwardian furniture remover. Read by Edward Kelsey


Author: Herbert Jenkins
Reader: Edward Kelsey
Abridged by/Producer: Margaret Etall

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

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

: For Schools

S.55 Movement and Music II by JAMES DODDING
(Repeated: Thursday, 2.20 pm)


Unknown: James Dodding

: Daily Service

NEM p 22; Jesu the very thought of thee (BBC HB 322); Psalm 119, part 8; John 5, vv 16-30 (AV); Jerusalem, my happy home (BBC HB 247)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnenl (11)
(An O-level course in German) Written and produced by STEPHEN KANOCZ
11.0 Singing Together
Introduced by CLIFF MORGAN
11.20 Springboard (7-9)
' When the wind spoke to me ' by ANITA HEWETT
11.40 Drama Workshop
The War of the Worlds bv H. G. WELLS : with music and special sounds created by MALCOLM CLARKE of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Produced By: Stephen Kanocz
Introduced By: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Malcolm Clarke

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents this edition of the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Work and Money
Down the Labour ...: how successful are the employment exchanges in fitting square pegs to square holes, and how do they compete in the professional white collar and craft areas?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations

: Desert Island Discs

Mike Yarwood. impersonator, with ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Mike Yarwood.
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Robert Williams Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE


Introduced By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Charlie Engine by MRS 3. M. BIRCH


Unknown: M. Birch

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth
1: Bristol by JOHN EARLE
2.30 Speak. Kith and Kin
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music 11 by BRIAN SANDERS Producer VERA GRAY


Unknown: John Earle
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Music By: Brian Sanders
Producer: Vera Gray

: Afternoon Theatre

The Hot Tiara

: Story Time

Tono-Bungay by H. G. WELLS Read by Robert Powell
6: Marriage and the Great Boom


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: Robert Powell

: PM Reports

Presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 Stock Market report
VHF: Regional news, weather
S.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

Soon or Late
(For cast see Wed, 12.25 pm)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: 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


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

: Silas Marner

by GEORGE ELIOT adapted by EILEEN CAPEL Read by Alec McCowen Part 1
For Silas, the weaver of Raveloe, the world was lost when his fortune was stolen, until an abandoned child took his hand. Producer JOHN CARDY
(First of ten episodes) followed by an interlude


Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: Eileen Capel
Read By: Alec McCowen
Producer: John Cardy

: A Century of

Modern Theatre
A series of plays which have had a major influence on the development of the theatre during the past 100 years.
Miss Julie by AUGUST STRINDBERG translated by MICHAEL MEYER with Janet Suzman and David Buck Strindberg described this play as ' the first Swedish naturalistic drama.' When it was first performed in 1889 it was violently attacked for immorality, but gradually changes in public attitudes allowed Miss Julie to be recognised for the powerful tragedy it is. Servants members of theBBC DRAMA REPERTORY COMPANY


Translated By: Michael Meyer
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: David Buck
Violinist: Lionel Bentley
Producer: Betty Davies
Miss Julie: Janet Suzman
Jean: David Buck
Christine: Sheila Grant

: The Art of Living

by Harold Nicolson
BBC Sound Archive recording

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: So You Thought You Could Think ...

Dr Edward de Bono is internationally known for his books on what he calls lateral thinking.
In five late-night conversations with DEREK COOPER , he raises questions and poses problems to stimulate our thoughts about thinking.
Tonight's thought: Is effective thinking a learnable skill or is it a matter of high IQ? Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Dr Edward de Bono
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Michael Ember

: A Book at Bedtime

The Slaves of Solitude by PATRICK HAMILTON
Read by CYRIL SHAPS (11)


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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