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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

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 Material for Assembly
From the beyond - a science fiction story asks ' Who can replace a man? ': adapted by CHRISTOPHER PRICE
9.35 You and Survival 6: Give me air written by LEWIS JONES presented by PETER PACEY
9.55 Movement and Music I


Adapted By: Christopher Price
Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: Daily Service

NEM p 54: Jesu, lover of my soul <BBC HB 145); Psalm 36; John 13, vv 1-11 (AV); Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer <BBC HB 140)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hut
French IV. 16: Contrastes I (radiovision) written by PAULE-ALINE DENT
10.45 Horizons de France
French V. 16: Les chemins de fer francais. Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE
11.0 Time and Tune
11.20 Man
6: Thoughts and words by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography
New Industry in the North-East (ii) by NORMAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Producer: Douglas Coombes
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: Norman Brown

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Health and Welfare
It's Hatching Time: not only for birds but also for household insect pests. JANE FINNIS finds out about destroying the pests.
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


Unknown: Jane Finnis

: My Music!

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: 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: Missus Cluckabtddy Writes a Song by STEPHEN WEAVER


Unknown: Stephen Weaver

: For Schools

2.0 Living Language
Things as They Are: poems by Norman Nicholson ", Richard Church , Edward Thomas. Andrew Young, Robert Frost and Kenneth Rexroth arranged by CONNIE ROSEN
2.20 Movement and Music II
2.40 Learning about Life 6: Marriage
Programme arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Unknown: Norman Nicholson
Unknown: Richard Church
Unknown: Edward Thomas.
Unknown: Robert Frost
Arranged By: Connie Rosen
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre

The Probationary Year by PETER SILCOCK


Unknown: Peter Silcock

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about- town


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Story Time

Bright Day by J. B. PRIESTLEY Read by WILFRED PICKLES 4: Day Four


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Read By: Wilfred Pickles

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)

: A Story of Our Time

Hope Against Hope
His cockroach whiskers leer And his boot tops gleam.
Around him a rabble of thinneckcd leaders -
Fawning halj-men for him to play with The Russian poet Osip Mandel stam wrote these lines about Stalin. Not surprisingly, he was arrested for it. Between his arrest and his eventual death in a labour camp he and his wife Nadezhda spent a twilight life in Russia as outcasts of the Soviet regime.
She preserved her husband's life and talent as long as it was humanly possible to do so. More. she preserved his poetry and, indeed, herself; for she still lives in Moscow, and it is her story that is told tonight. with Betty Hardy as Nadezhda Mandelstam
Written by ERIC TWINAME from the book by NADEZHDA MANDELSTAM


Unknown: Osip Mandel
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Nadezhda Mandelstam
Unknown: Alan Barry.
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: John Forrest.
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Olwen Griffiths
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Haydn Jones.
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: John Samson
Written By: Eric Twiname
Book By: Nadezhda Mandelstam
Producer: Robert Cradock

: Scan

Presented by John Julius Norwich
The Misanthrope: a new production in Moliere's tercentenary year by John Dexter for the National Theatre. KEITH GORE comments on the production which stars .Diana Rigg and Alec McCowen.
Sounder and Superfly: two films concerned with different aspects of black America, discussed by LOU KUSHNIK.
People: Robert Cohan's second full-length work for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre is premiered for the Camden Festival and will tour the country later in the year. Producer MIRIAM RAPP


Presented By: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: John Dexter
Unknown: Keith Gore

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions and news from the world of science and technology. Each week New Worlds brings you the people whose achievements are changing your way of life. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer LAURIE JOHN
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Read By: Richard Bebb

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: * By-Election Special

Radio 4 stays open late to bring you the results of today's crucial by-elections in Dundee East and Lincoln, and the latest news from Chester-le-Street where the votes are counted tomorrow.
What is the verdict on the Conservative and Labour parties? Will the Liberal revival continue? Who will win the intriguing contest at Lincoln? Studio analysis by ROBERT CARVEL and ANTHONY KING.
Chairman Hardiman Scott. the BBC's Political Editor
(Inshore forecast 11.45*-11.48*)


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: Anthony King.
Unknown: Hardiman Scott.

: Closedown

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