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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from the SW by DAVID BUTLER
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: David Butler

: 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 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 All this week:
7.50 Travel news
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
Unknown: Frank Hennig

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

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

: For Schools

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

: Daily Service

NEM p 83; Father of mercies (BBC HB 189); Psalm 50; John 7, vv 37-52 (AV); Ye servants of the Lord (BBC HB 372)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen !
(An O-level course in German) 14: Der Rundfunk berichtet written by STEPHEN KANOCZ (recorded in Studio Münster, WDR)
11.0 Singing Together
11.20 Springboard (7-9). A very tall story by LESLEY DAVIES
11.40 The Music Box Treasury With GORDON REYNOLDS and MARI GRIFFITH


Unknown: Halb Gewonnen
Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Story By: Lesley Davies
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Producer: Albert Chatterley

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Work and Money
Your Rates. Rateable values go up this spring. How will the new ratings affect what you pay? TIM MATTHEWS investigates. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Desert Island Discs

Anthony Smith , traveller and science writer
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news. weather


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Hammy by HELEN GELL


Unknown: Helen Gell

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth 4: Venetian Glass by NORMAN TURNER
2.20 The Music Box
2.30 Speak. Different attitudes to the way power is exercised
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music 11 by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Norman Turner
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Music By: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre

The Governess

: Story Time

Cimarron by EDNA FERBER adapted in ten parts and read by June Barrie
A story of America's second Wild West - the settlement of Oklahoma. Into the wilderness go Yancey Cravat , a gun-toting lawyer with fire and imagination, and a wife whose stability turns the dynastic dream into a reality.... Part 1
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Read By: June Barrie
Unknown: Yancey Cravat
Producer: Brian Miller

: 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...1. CRONIN
The Immortal Memory written bv JAN READ and adapted by PAT DUNLOP
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK (Repeated: Wed. 12.25 pm)


Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
with Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mr Young: Michael Spice
Mrs Young: Beth Boyd
Mrs Duff: Betty" Cardno
Ailsa Young: Gail MacFarlane
Mr Galbraith: Simon Lack
Mr Inglis: Anthony Higginson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Adam Raphael


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

Read by Alec McCowen
(Fourth of ten episodes) followed by an interlude


Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Alec McCowen

: Ralph Richardson Festival: When We Dead Awaken

A dramatic epilogue by Henrik Ibsen
Translated from the Norwegian by Michael Meyer
With Ralph Richardson, Irene Worth, Barbara Jefford and Gordon Jackson

"On the whole 'When We Dead Awaken' may rank with the greatest of the author's work - if, indeed, it be not the greatest" (JAMES JOYCE)
"His magic is nowhere more potent" (BERNARD SHAW)

The action of Ibsen's last play takes place in Norway - at a coastal watering place and In a mountain health resort.

The play adapted and produced by John Tydeman
(Broadcast in 1969)
(Ralph Richardson in 'Home' by David Storey: Tuesday BBC2)

followed by an interlude


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Translator: Michael Meyer
Music: John Baker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer/Adapted by: John Tydeman
Professor Arnold Rubek, a sculptor: Ralph Richardson
Maja, his wife: Barbara Jefford
The Inspector: James Thomason
Ulfheim, a country squire: Gordon Jackson
A Lady Traveller (Irene): Irene Worth
A Nun: Crizelda Hervey
Narrator: Charles Simon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: 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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