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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 Travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk With CRAWFORD WHITE, Daily Express, on the Fifth Test in Bombay at 8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: For Schools

9.30 Religious Service for Primary Schools
Work for Others: an outside broadcast from the Park County Primary School, Hazlemere, High Wycombe
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am) S.50 Interlude
9.55 The World of Work
Unit II: Money. 4: Pay Day written by JEFFREY SEGAL


Written By: Jeffrey Segal

: Daily Service

NEM p 87; Souls of men, why will ye scatter (BBC HB 20); Psalm 100: John 7, v 53. to 8, vv 1-11 (av); For the might of thine arm ... (BBC HB 242)

: For Schools

10.30 History in Focus
Urban Life in Britain 1832-50. 4: The Chartist Movement written by BARRY CARMAN
10.45 Intermediate German Professor Krautmann (ii) written by CARL DUERING
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 Arkwright and Ransom: science fiction stories compiled and presented by CHRISTOPHER PRICS Producer RALPH ROLLS (VI Form series)


Written By: Barry Carman
Written By: Carl Duering
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Presented By: Life Arkwright
Presented By: Christopher Prics
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Home and Family
This Slimming Business: KAY NASH talks to PROFESSOR JOHN YUDKIN about sensible eating.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? (Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA)
VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Talks: Kay Nash
Unknown: Professor John Yudkin

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud , Peter Jones Andrie Melly 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: Andrie Melly
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Simon Brett

: 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: How the Toys Came Outby WILLIAM RANKIN


Unknown: William Rankin
Presenters: Maureen Morris
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: For Schools

2.0 World History King Charles I written by HENRY MARSHALL
Introduced by MERYL O'KEEFFE
2.20 Geography
German Federal Republic by PAUL HORSTRUP
2.40 Stories and Rhymes
Then the cat made a bargain with the woman: poems, a song and part of one of Rudyard Kipling's ' Just So Stories'


Written By: Henry Marshall
Unknown: Paul Horstrup

: Sinister Street

by COMPTON MACKENZIE dramatised for radio in six parts by DENIS CONSTANDUROS 6: The Scorch is Ended
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Brian Miller
Narrator: Manning Wilson
Michael: Julian Barnes
Lily: Jane Sumner
Sylvia: Kate Binchy
Mrs Gainsborough: Olwen Griffiths
Stella: Jane Knowles
Alan: Merlin Ward
Lonsdale: James Snell
Miss Harper: Betty Baskcomb
Mrs Fane: Heather Chasen
Daisey: Sheila Grant
Barnes: Alaric Cotter
Sgt Dawkins: James Snell

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Warwickshire

: Story Time

Cimarron by EDNA FERBER Read by JUNE BARRIE (2)


Read By: June Barrie

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Fair Deal

A panel game for four hands Leader of the pack and chairman is David Nixon who deals to June
Whitfield Patrick Moore. William Rushton Devised and shuffled by IAN MESSITER. Produced and cut by RICHARD WILLCOX


Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Whitfield Patrick Moore.
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Unknown: Richard Willcox

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Gordon Armstrong: Gordon Gardner
David Latimer: Arnold Peters
Hester Latimer: Penelope Shaw
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope
Stanley Cooper: Geoffrey Lewis
Angela Cooper: Elizabeth Revill
Alan: Raymond Skipp

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line

[number removed]
Ring Robin Day to put your question on the Labour Party's policies and plans to
Rt Hon Anthony Crosland , mf, leading member of the Labour Shadow Cabinet and Shadow Minister for the Environment. To promote a maximum flow of questions [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm onward until the end o] the programme


Unknown: Anthony Crosland
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Other Man in the Tent

The rescue party which set out in search of Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole at the end of that terrible Antarctic winter of 1912 eventually discovered a small tent sticking out of the snow. Inside were the frozen bodies of Scott, Bowers and Wilson.
Diaries revealed that the Norwegian explorer Amundsen had beaten them in their quest to be first at the South Pole. The scrawled pages told of an ordeal which although it ended in tragedy was to pass into history as an epic story of courage and endurance.
Much is known about Scott, but who was this ' other man in the tent.' Edward Wilson , who was said to be 'a first-class scientist, first-class artist, first-class Christian, first-class gentleman, and as near perfect as a man may be.'
Why did the expedition which started with such high hopes end so disastrously? Sixty years after the event, modern research has come up with new answers. with NIGEL GRAHAM , ROBIN BROWNI JOHN SAMSON , TERRY SCULLY


Unknown: Edward Wilson
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Robin Browni
Unknown: John Samson
Unknown: Terry Scully
Unknown: William Sleigh
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: John Carson
Script By: Mary Jean Hasler
Producer: Alan Burgess

: Vladimir Horowitz

The greatest pianistalive or dead (NEVILLE CARDUS, 1937)
That unleashed tornado from the Steppes (AMERICAN CRITIC)
Records of the distinguished Russian-born pianist introduced by Robin Ray
(Claudio Arrau at 70: Tues
10.30 pm R3; Wed 3.50 pm R4)


Introduced By: Robin Ray
Introduced By: Claudio Arrau

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: 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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