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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 7.41 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 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

: The Living World

Talking Point: discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the country-side. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast) Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence Medieval Britain
4: The Black Death written by MICHAEL SMEE
9.45 Listening and Reading II
Return to Air by PHILIPPA PEARCE
9.55 Radio Jeunesse. French 11 4: A radio magazine including Le conseil de discipline by PAULE-ALINE DENT
10.5 Poetry Corner Let's hear it again


Written By: Michael Smee

: Daily Service

NEM p 90: The Lord my pasture shall prepare (BBC HB 477); Psalm 23; John 8, vv 12-20 (AV); Abide with me (BBC HB 298)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop 11 continues preparation for The Pennine Way, a musical impression with poetry by HAROLD MASSINGHAM and music composed by GERARD VICTORY.
11.0 Inquiry
4: The smoking habit written by CHRIS ADAMS and STUART GAGG
11.20 Discovery
Measurement. 1: Time by ARTHUR VIALLS
Presented by RICHARD BEBB
11.40 Art and Humanities
Where we Live (radiovision) Script by MOIRA DOOLAN Producer DAVID LYTTLE


Unknown: Harold Massingham
Written By: Chris Adams
Written By: Stuart Gagg
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Script By: Moira Doolan
Producer: David Lyttle

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Consumer Style
Privacy: how much are we entitled to? How much must we reveal? DAVID tindall investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: David Tindall

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Charlie's Busy Dayby DAVID SPIVEY


Unknown: David Spivey

: For Schools

2.8 Movement, Mime and Music: I by James Dodding
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems: A Life on the Ocean Wave
by Frederick Treves. An original play commissioned specially for the series. Producer Elizabeth Ornbo
2.45 Nature: The Herring
Written and presented by Neil Cleminson with Eric Simms and Alec Baird


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Neil Cleminson

: Afternoon Theatre

Life is Beautiful, Oscar Bennet A play for radio by JANET HOWORTH with Wham! Like a blinding light it can hit a man in those dangerous middle years and: flower-power, brotherly love, nirvana-- he may embrace the lot. But how are his nearest and dearest supposed to react to this new, changed head of the household?
(Noel Johnson is in ' Crown Matrimonial' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Unknown: Oscar Bennet
Unknown: Janet Howorth
Producer: John Cardy
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Oscar Bennet: Noel Johnson
Anna Bennet: Madi Hedd
Gay Bennet: Jane Knowles
Tim Bennet: Sam Dastor
Colin Patterson: Brian Baines
Roger Patterson: Robin Browne
Spike: Bob Sherman
Announcer: David Gooderson
Doctor: Rolf Lefebvre
Nurse: Eve Karpf

: Claudio Arrau at 70

Arrau has a prodigious repertoire and a prodigious pianistic comtnand (ABRAM CHASINS: 1957) Joseph Cooper with records and reminiscences


Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: Story Time

Cimarron by EDNA FERBER Read by JUNE barrie (3)


Unknown: Edna Ferber
Read By: June Barrie

: 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

: Petticoat Line

The suggestions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Rente Houston, Katie Boyle
Janet Hitchman. Carol Binsted In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Katie Boyle
Unknown: Janet Hitchman.
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

Duobar, East Lothian

: Midweek Theatre

Maurice Denham and Mary Wimbush in The Experiment by EVA MARIA MUDRICH translated from the German by OLIVER COBURN
Two men decide to carry out an experiment involving telepathy. The consequences extend far beyond them.
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Eva Maria Mudrich
Unknown: Oliver Coburn
Producer: Susanna Capon
Narrator: John Forrest
Lawyer: John Rye
Mrs Miller: Mary Wimbush
Dr Turnbull: Maurice Denham
Frank Craig: Rolf Lefiebvfle
David Bailey: John Ruddock
Newsreader: Lewis Stringer

: Now Read On

with Ronald Harwood
Jemmy Catnach printed a quarter sheet -
It was called in lanes and passages,
That Pizzey the butcher had dead bodies chopped,
And made them into sausages
The Story of Street Literature by Robert Collison ; the ballads, chapbooks and broadside literature of the back streets that were the forerunners of today's popular press. Christie Malry 's Own Double-Entry by B. S. Johnson : an interview with the author.
The Best of 1. F. Stone 's Weekly, edited by Neil Middle -ton: pages from Washington's famous radical newspaper.
Colette, a biography on the centenary of her birth, by Margaret Crosland.


Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Jemmy Catnach
Unknown: Robert Collison
Unknown: Christie Malry
Unknown: B. S. Johnson
Unknown: F. Stone
Edited By: Neil Middle
Unknown: Margaret Crosland.
Producer: Krishan Kumar

: Speaking for Myself

Tonight: Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

This Rough Magic


Read By: Patricia Gallimore

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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