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: News Summary

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


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather t.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk with a report from Kingston, Jamaica, on the World Heavyweight Championship between Joe Frazier and George Foreman; at 7.40 Today's Papers
(You can see the big fight on BBC1 tonight at 9.25)
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 with a report on the World Heavyweight Championship; at
8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Joe Frazier

: News

: For Schools

9.30 Religious Service for Primary Schools
Something for God (I) by R. E. T. I.AMB
(Repeated: Thursday 9.5 am)
9.50 Interlude
9.55 The World of Work Unit I: At Work - 2 written by JEFFREY SEGAL


Written By: Jeffrey Segal

: Daily Service

NEM p 72: Father of heaven (BBC HB 290); Psalm 51: Colossians 3, vv 12-17 (Common Bible); 0 brother man, fold to thy heart (BBC HB 376)

: For Schools

10.30 History in Focus
Urban Life in Britain 1832-50 2: Poverty and Welfare written by NORMAN LONGMATE
10.45 Intermediate German Ober alle Berge written by STEPHEN KANOCZ
11.0 Movement and Music I by PENNY WHITTAM
Producer VERA GRAY
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 am)
11.29 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 2) (VI Form series)


Written By: Norman Longmate
Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Producer: Vera Gray
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Unknown: Patrick White
Novel By: Martin Jarrett-Kerr

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Home and Family
A Source of Expert Help?: ROSEMARY SIMON reports on the work of child guidance clinics. 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


Unknown: Rosemary Simon

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud , Peter Jones Sheila Hancock 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: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
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 Busybody Bird by RUTH PAINE


Unknown: Ruth Paine

: For Schools

2.0 World History
Pizarro and the Inca-how Spain conquered Peru written by MAUREEN OSBORNE
2.20 Geography
Belgium: the language problem, by DAVID BLAKE
2.40 Stories and Rhymes
Everything New (radiovision): pictures, poetry and music compiled by PADDY BECHELY
(To follow certain broadcasts described as ' radiovision ' it is necessary to have the accompanying film strip)


Written By: Maureen Osborne
Unknown: David Blake
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Sinister Street

by COMPTON MACKENZIE dramatised for radio In six parts by DENIS CONSTANDUROS 4: An End and a Beginning
Michael was about to enter his final year at Oxford. No longer a brash and vulgar freshman, he had moved out of college and now shared rooms with Alan in the High Street.
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Brian Miller
Narrator: Manning Wilson
Warden: Ronald Russell
Michael: Julian Barnes
Alan: Merlin Ward
Lonsdale: James Snell
Mrs Ross: Valerie Newman
Stella: Jane Knowles
Mrs Fane: Heather Chasen
Lucy: Helen Worth
Drake: Nigel Anthony

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Worcestershire
Members of the Evesham and District Gardening Club put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS , ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster MICHAEL BARRATT Producer KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Michael Barratt

: Story Time

Flight into Fear by DUNCAN KYLE Read by GEOFFREY WIIEEI. ER 2: A Boat to Reach a Plane


Read By: Geoffrey Wiieei.

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: 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 HOLLINGBERY ALAN CLARE and his QUARTET Guest singer Ray Ellington Script by SPIKE MILLIGAN Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Vilma Hollingbery is in ' The Man Most Likely To ' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Vilma Hollingbery
Unknown: Alan Clare
Singer: Ray Ellington
Script By: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Browell
Unknown: Vilma Hollingbery

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to Chris Bonnington, mountaineer, writer and photographer 01-.[number removed](16 lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm onward.
(Everest - the failure that was a success: page 14)


Presenter: Robin Day
Guest: Chris Bonnington
Producer: Walter Wallich

: A Story of Our Time

A second chance to hear The Two Voyages of Donald Crowhurst
On 31 October 1968-the deadline for entry in the Sunday Times round-the-world yacht race - Donald Crowhurst sailed out of Teignmouth in his trimaran. Nine months later it was found, intact, in the North Atlantic: Crowhurst had disappeared.
The logs and tapes he left behind reveal indisputably that he did not sail round the world but in the Atlantic only. Why? And why. if he charted a fictitious circumnavigation, did he leave sufficient proof behind to reveal the truth?
This story is about a real voyage and a false one, but it is also about two voyages in another sense: the voyage of a boat and the journey of a man's mind. Were the pressures which drove Crowhurst to his end uniquely of our own time?
TOM SALMON narrates the story with the voices of DONALD CROWHURST
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Donald Crowhurst
Unknown: Donald Crowhurst
Unknown: Donald Crowhurst
Unknown: Rodney Hallworth
Unknown: Dr Glin Bennet
Unknown: Nicholas Tomalin
Unknown: John Norman
Unknown: Ronald Hall.
Unknown: Donald Heighway
Script By: Brian Gear

: 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


Unknown: Mary Stewart
Read By: Patricia Gallimore

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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