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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY GADSDEN
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Gerry Gadsden

: 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
6.50 Travel news, What's on. and Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme newt
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdest: 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: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Sounds Topical

STEVE RACE finds some of today's issues reflected in yesterday's recordings in the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: Steve Race

: 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

9.55 Movement and Music II by JAMES DODDlNG
(Repeated: Thursday, 2.20 pm)


Unknown: James Doddlng

: Daily Service

NEM p 68; The Lord of heaven confess (BBC HB 478); Canticle 6, part 2; 1 John 3, vv 16-24 (Common Bible): Come, ye people, rise and sing (BBC HB 270)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnenl
(An O-Level course in German) 12: Oberall alte Bekannte written and produced by STEPHEN KANOCZ
11.0 Singing Together
12: script by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Springboard (7-9) Up the Beaufort! ' 0-12 ' by PADDY FEENY
11.40 History in Focus
Urban life in Britain 1832-50. Drift to the cities (radiovision) Written by ANTHONY SCHOOLING Producer ALAN EREIRA


Produced By: Stephen Kanocz
Script By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: With Bonny Dobson
Written By: Anthony Schooling
Producer: Alan Ereira

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Work and Money
Your regular savings - and where best to keep ihem as a hedge against inflation: advice from an investment expert. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations

: Desert Island Discs

Denise Robins , romantic novelist, with ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Denise Robins
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Billy's Toboggan by EILEEN EDGE


Unknown: Eileen Edge

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth 2: Marseilles by ROGER PILKINGTON
2.30 Speak. Manners: social behaviour past and present
2.40 Movement. Mime and Music II by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Roger Pilkington
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Unknown: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre

Seventeen Years Back by MARTIN JENKINS

: Story Time

Flight into Fear by DUNCAN KYLE abridged for radio in five parts by BERTHA LONSDALE Read by Geoffrey Wheeler
John Shaw. freelance pilot, Is flown out to San Francisco to ferry a light aeroplane back and bring over an unknown passenger for British Intelligence - but it isn't as simple as that ...
1: Trouble with a Parcel Producer HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: John Shaw.
Unknown: San Francisco
Producer: Herbert Smith

: PM Reports

The news magazine: 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

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN
Medical Finance: written and adapted by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Donald Bull
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
with Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mr Raymond: Duncan McIntyre
Arnie Raymond: Michael Deacon
Mr Oddy: Henry Stamper
Hennie Geddes: Delia Paton
Mr Jameson: Douglas Storm
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: 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 CAPFL Read by Alec McCowen Second of ten episodes followed by an interlude


Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: Eileen Capfl
Read By: Alec McCowen

: The Monday Play

The Centaur by JONATHAN HALES adapted for radio by GUY VAESEN with Carleton Hobbs as Abel Murdoch Mary Wimbush as Margaret Murdoch
John Rowe as Dr Warbler Isabel Dean as Nurse Jewel and Martin Jarvis as Henry Conrad ' That major poet had nothing to do with it He's a traitor Henry. A madman doctor. And you talk about poetry. Stupid stupid men.'


Unknown: Jonathan Hales
Radio By: Guy Vaesen
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Abel Murdoch
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Margaret Murdoch
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Dr Warbler Isabel Dean
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Henry Conrad
Producer: Ian Cotterell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

This Rough Magic by MARY STEWART : abridged in 15 parts by NAN MACDONALD
Read by Patricia Gallimore
Lucy Wanng 's visit to Corfu is meant to be a holiday, but she soon discovers that the ' enchanted isle ' of Shakespeare's Tempest is the deceptive setting for smuggling, treachery and murder. Part 1


Unknown: Mary Stewart
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Patricia Gallimore
Read By: Lucy Wanng
Producer: Margaret Etall

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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