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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
9.45 Prayer for the Day


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today

The world this morning
Introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
6.50Travel 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: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Adventures of Bindle

2: The Letting of Number Six


Unknown: Herbert Jenkins
Read By: Edward Kelsey

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC'i Foreign News staff

: For Schools

9.30 Religious Service for Primary Schools
' Shem ': a workman's story by DAVID ROSSOFF
(Repeated: Thursday 9.5 am) t.50 Interlude
8.55 The World of Work: Unit I At Work - 1: I'm not a child written by JEFFREY SEGAL


Story By: David Rossoff
Written By: Jeffrey Segal

: Daily Service

NEM p 26; 0 Lamb of God all-holy (BBC HB 530); Psalm 31; John 5, vv 31-47 (AV); Stand up, stand up for Jesus (BBC HB 368)

: For Schools

10.30 History In Focus
Urban Life in Britain (1832-50) 1: A Matter of Conscience written by DOROTHY BAKER
10.45 Intermediate German
Skiausfiug: written by STEPHEN KANOCZ
11.0 Movement and Music I by PENNY WHITTAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.20 Music Club presented by GARY TAYLOR
11.40 Religion and Life
Riders in the Chariot: adapted from Patrick White 's novel by MARTIN JARRETT -KERR (part 1) (VI Form series)


Written By: Dorothy Baker
Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Producer: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: Patrick White
Novel By: Martin Jarrett

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Home and Family
Forgotten, Lost or Broken....
NIGEL MURPHY talks to children about those eagerly awaited Christmas presents - two weeks later.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? (Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA)
VHF South West: see Variations


Talks: Nigel Murphy

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (I) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Derek Nimmo. Clement Freud and Peter Jones try to talk for just a minute on this and that
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo.
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: 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: The Beaver and the Otter and the Duel by SANDRA BANNAFORD


Unknown: Sandra Bannaford

: For Schools

2.0 World History
Cortes and Mcntezuma: how Spain conquered Mexico written by MAUREEN OSBORNE
2.20 Geography
The Netherlands: new land for industry, by MICHAEL SMEE Series producer ALEX HUNTER
2.40 Stories and Rhymes
How the donkey and the elephant became, by TED HUGHES. Producer MICHAEL ROLFE


Written By: Maureen Osborne
Unknown: Ted Hughes.
Producer: Michael Rolfe

: Sinister Street

by COMPTON MACKENZIE dramatised for radio In six parts by DENIS CONSTANDUROS 3: Affairs of the Heart
The death of Captain Ross In South Africa, coming as it did at the end of his time at St James 's School, marked the close of Michael's boyhood. In that awkward hiatus between school and univerr'ty he found himself very much alone, both physically and in spirit.
Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: St James
Narrator: Manning Wilson
Michael ,: Julian Barnes
Lily: Jane Sumner
Mrs Fane: Heather Chasen
Alan: Merlin Ward
Drake: Nigel Anthony
Mrs Haden: Constance Chapman
Doris: Helen Worth
Stella: Jane Knowles
Porcher: Norman Tyrrell
Lonsdale: James Snell
Prescott: Esmond Rideout
Clarissa: Jane Sumner
Mrs Ross: Valerie Newman

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits County Durham
Members of the Middleton St George Women's Institute put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS , ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster STEVE RACE Producer KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Steve
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

Tono-Bungay by B. G. WELLS Read by ROBERT POWELL
7: Climbing the Social Ladder


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

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
S.50 Stock Market report
VHF Regional news, weather
1.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Milligna

or Your Favourite Spike
A series of uncorrected mishaps, mistakes and misdeeds perpetrated by Spike Milligan misaligned with JOHN BLUTHAL , VILMA ROLLINGBERY ALAN CLARE and his QUARTET Guest singer Friday Brown Script by SPIKE MILLIGAN PETER SPENCE and CHRISTOPHER LANGHAM
(Vilma Hollingbery is in ' The Man Most Likely To ' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Vilma Rollingbery
Unknown: Alan Clare
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Peter Spence
Script By: Christopher Langham
Producer: John Browell
Unknown: Vilma Hollingbery

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Prlestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Prlestland

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question on the recent byelections successes of the Liberal Party in person to
David Steel , up, the Party's Chief Whip
To promote a maximum flow of questions [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm onward until the end of the programme


Unknown: David Steel
Producer: Walter Wallice

: Return to America

by Joseph Hone
Five years ago a disillusioned Joseph Hone resigned from his Job at the UN in New York. Last autumn he returned to the US, expecting depression about events in Vietnam, the crime rate. racialism; but he was surprised to find a buoyant, optimistic mood.
'We realise we're in a mess, but while Europeans are basking in self-indulgent admiration of their history and achievements we're trying to solve our problems, in particular the problem of our "quality of life ".'


Unknown: Joseph Hone
Unknown: Joseph Hone
Producer: Alan Burgess

: Violence on the Terraces

We've often heard the views of magistrates, Mrs, and team managers about soccer hooli ganism. But how do the hooligans themselves account for those bottle-throwing, bovver-booting outbreaks of seemingly motiveless violence? Why does something close on gang warfare break out between the various ' ends '?
Chris Lightbown talks to the football hooligans.


Talks: Chris Lightbown

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: So You Thought You Could Think ...

; What's wrong with our present thinking habits? ' asks DEREK COOPER , and DR EDWARD DE BONO explains.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Dr Edward De Bono

: A Book at Bedtime

The Slaves of Solitude by PATRICK HAMILTON
Read by CYRIL SHAPS (12)


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trend*

: Closedown

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