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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 John Timpson
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; at 8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations


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

: News

: The Living World

The Humble Woodlouse
Turn up any stone, pull off any piece of old tree bark, and there's a woodlouse scuttling for cover. These armour-plated miniature monsters are really very surprising: they spend their whole lives on land, but their closest relatives, like crabs and lobsters, live only in water.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence Tudor Britain
1: The Star Chamber written by ALAN FISHER
9.45 Listening and Reading II James and the Giant Peach by ROALD DAHL read by DAVID BRIERLEY (i)
9.55 Radio Jeunesse. French II 6: A radio magazine including La Maison de [a Culture by PAULE-ALINE DENT
19.5 Poetry Corner Johnny's Pockets


Written By: Alan Fisher
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: David Brierley

: Daily Service

NEM p 50: Firmly I believe and truly (BBC HB 168); Psalm 150; John 12, vv 37-50 (AV); Praise. 0 praise our God and King (BBCHB441)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop II continues preparation for The Pennine Way
11.0 Inquiry
Eating and Living - 1
Interviews by PHILIP HOLLAND and songs sung by TERRY LYNCH
11.20 Discovery
Measurement. 3: Keeping Time (radiovision)
Presented by Richard BEBB
11.40 Art and Humanities
John Constable: ' I should paint my own places best' (radiovision)


Script By: Elaine Moore
Script By: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Philip Holland
Sung By: Terry Lynch
Presented By: Richard Bebb
Script By: Berenice Goodwin
Music By: Malcolm Clarke
Producer: David Lyttle

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
It Will All Come Out in the Wash! GEORGE LUCE looks at value for money in detergents. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: A Dove in the Nest

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J Cronin
written and adapted by DONALD BULL
The arrival of a new district nurse in Tannochbrae upsets Mistress Niven - with unexpected results. and Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: A. J Cronin
Adapted By: Donald Bull
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Sister Bing: Christina Gray
Callum Ogilvy: Alexander John
Moira Ogilvy): Delia Paton
Neil Ogilvy: Delia Paton
Mr Gibson: James Thomason
Mrs Ballantyne: Margot Boyd
Mrs Rae: Marigold Sharman
Mrs McKay: Sheila Grant
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison

: 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: Moving House by ELAINE DAVIS


Unknown: Elaine Davis

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music I by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems Earplugs by DEREK MAHON
(commissioned for the series) Producer ELIZABETH ORNBO
2.45 Nature
Bird Migration: written and presented by eric simms with HERBERT AXELL


Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Derek Mahon
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Herbert Axell
Producer: Peter Ward

: Afternoon Theatre

Boats on a Summer Afternoon by PATRICIA HOBBS
WOMAN: We might be any - any parents out here with their children.
MAN: But we're not - that's the point!
A chance meeting of old lovers? An affair from the past demands a decision on their future.


Unknown: Patricia Hobbs
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Woman: Kate Binchy
Man: Nigel Anthony
Anne: Gilli Gratham
Dorrie: Jill Lidstone
Stephen: J Bennett
Merle: Helen Worth
Richard: Stephen Bone

: Peter Ustinov

says Anything to Declare? as he double-crosses the Channel with a cargo of contraband comments, music and opinions, 100 per cent proof of the delights and dangers of mixing the English with anything.
Research ANN MEO
Producer HELEN FRY
(A second chance to hear this programme broadcast in January)

: Story Time

Bright Day by J. B PRIESTLEY Read by WILFRED pickles 3: Day Three


Unknown: J. B Priestley
Read By: Wilfred Pickles

: 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 questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renee Houston. Beryl Reid Margaret Powell Linda Blandford
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Renee Houston.
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Olley, Yorkshire


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: John Knight

: Midweek Theatre

The Probationary Year by PETER SILCOCK
' I've been teaching here three months and the kids take as much notice of me as they do of the caretaker's dog. I wonder if I'm cut out for the job? '
Producer TONY CLIFF (from Leeds)
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Peter Silcock
Producer: Tony Cliff
Headmaster: Geoffrey Banks
David ,: Jack Carr
Mr Joy: Michael Dinkin
Mr West: Graham Roberts
Melanie: Elizabeth Bell
Miss Cockle: Elizabeth MacKenzie
Mr Stanley: Jim Whelan
Mr Stokes: John Linstrum
Max: Peter Ivatts
Boys: John Wheatley
Boys: John Farndale
Boys: Michael Lockwood

: Now Read On

with Ronald Harwaod
'Men's lives are perpetual conflict. The life I have mapped out will be so especially-as lawyer and politician. Woman's function is to pour oil on the wounds. Am 'I not right? If I am then you are pre-eminently the girl for me.' Lloyd George: Family Letters 1885-1936: DR KENNETH MORGAN discusses his collection of the correspondence between Lloyd George and his first wife Margaret. Clare Boothe Luce by Stephen
Shadegg: CHRISTOPHER SERPELL reviews the biography of this controversial American writer. actress, Congresswoman and Ambassador.
The Hothouse by the East River: BRAHAM MURRAY discusses this new novel by Muriel Spark and looks at Harold Clurman 's personal view of the theatre in his book On Directing.


Unknown: Ronald Harwaod
Unknown: Dr Kenneth Morgan
Unknown: Christopher Serpell
Unknown: Braham Murray
Novel By: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Harold Clurman
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention Tonight: Jim Biddulpb
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Jim Biddulpb

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

George by EMLYN WILLIAMS Read by Richard BEBB (13)


Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Read By: Richard Bebb

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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