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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 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 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: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
Something for God (i) by R. E. T. LAMB
9.25 Material for Assembly
' I'm bored ': an episode in the life of the Hopwood Family by R. E. T. LAMB
9.35 You and Survival Human Physiology. 2: In the beginning written by LEWIS JONES presented by PETER PACEY
9.55 Movement and Music I by PENNY WHITTAM


Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: Daily Service

NEM p 99; The Church of God a kingdom is (BBC HB 183); Psalm 91, vv 1-13; Luke 10, vv 17-24 (Common Bible); Christian, unflinching stand (BBC
HB 350)

: For Schools

10.39 La France Aujourd'bul
French IV. 12: On fait une fugue written by PAULE-ALINE DENT
10.45 Horizons de France
French V. 12: Un guide de montagne, compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE
11.0 Time and Tune
12: script by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Man. 2: Man the inventor. by MARGERY MORRIS
11.46 Geography. North Yorkshire Moors: Potash Mining (ii) by JOHN HALL


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Script By: Douglas Coombes
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: John Hall

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Health and Welfare
Health Foods: do they make a difference? Are they worth the extra money? KEVIN D'ARCY investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Kevin D'Arcy

: My Music!

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: The World at One:

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Lion Who Couldn'Roar by HILDA CARSON


Unknown: Hilda Carson

: For Schools

2.0 Living Language
Grusha's Journey, from The Caucasian Chalk Circle by BERTOLT BRECHT, adapted by JOAN GRIFFITHS
2.20 Movement and Music II
2.40 Learning about Life 2: Changing Feelings
Programme arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Adapted By: Joan Griffiths
Producer: Richard Wortley
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre

Never Miss a Bargain by IVOR WILSON


Unknown: Ivor Wilson

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Story Time

Flight into Fear by DUNCAN KYLE Read by GEOFFREY WHEELER 4: Head Down Over the Atlantic


Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardeastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardeastle

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday. 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Amstrong: Hazel Woolley
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Robin Freeman: Peter Kenvyn
Gordon Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
Angela Cooper: Elizabeth Revill
Colin Drury: John Baddeley

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Mighty Meyerbeer

Meyer will be famous throughout his lifetime - and probably for ten years after his death, for he always pays in advance.
Heine's contempt for Meyerbeer was shared by many of his contemporaries, including Berlioz and Wagner. But Meyerbeer's spectacular and tuneful operas were hugely successful with the Paris audiences for whom they were written. Now, after years of neglect, they are again being performed by the world's great singers.
This is an account of Meyerbeer's extraordinary career in the operatic capitals of Europe in the mid-19th century, with extracts from Les Huguenots, Le Prophete and L'Africaine sung by MARTINA ARROYO , LILY PONS. JOAN SUTHERLAND and others.


Written By: Charles Osborne
Sung By: Martina Arroyo
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Scan

A weekly magazine of the arts Presented by Derek Malcolm including
Architect JANE DREW discussing the current exhibition of controversial designs at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nash House, London, and speculating on the future of the ICA under its new director, Archigram's founder Peter Cook.
Swiss director ALAIN TANNER talking about his film La Salamandre which he co-scripted with novelist John Berger : this highly praised film opens in London today. and the current exhibition of paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti at the Royal Academy Producer LOUISE PURSLOW


Presented By: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: Peter Cook.
Director: Alain Tanner
Unknown: John Berger
Unknown: Dante Gabriel
Producer: Louise Purslow

: New Worlds

Paul Vaughan takes a look at new inventions, new ideas and new discoveries in the world of science and technology, and introduces some of the people concerned with them.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

This Rough Magic by MARY STEWART


Unknown: Mary Stewart

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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