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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from Scotland by Ross MUIR
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Ross Muir

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth - including reports on the French General Election. Introduced by Robert Robinson in London witn John Timpson in Paris
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
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Sounds Topical

STEVE RACE finds some of today's events reflected in yesterday's recordings in the BBC Sound Archives.

: 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 64: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142); Psalm 119, part 2; John 13, v 31, to 14, v 3 (AV); Rejoice. 0 people (BBC HB 181)

: For Schools

10.30 Halb gewonnen!
(An O-level course in German) 17: Schon der Reihe nach written by STEPHEN KANOCZ (recorded in Studio Munster, WDR)
11.0 Singing Together
17: introduced by CLIFF MORGAN
11.20 Springboard (7-9) Henry Bada Bada by POLLY HOBSON
11.40 History in Focus
The Worker in the State 1870-1960: Industrial Workers (radiovision). Written by ALAN EREIRA


Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Introduced By: Cliff Morgan
Written By: Polly Hobson
Written By: Alan Ereira

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Work and Money
On the eve of the Budget, an informed Common Market view of the problems the Chancellor of the Exchequer faces now that Britain is in Europe. IAN MCDOUGALL talks to former Belgian Finance Minister, BARON SNOY ET D'OPPUERS.
VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Nancy Wise

: Desert Island Discs

Alexander Gibson. conductor
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Conductor: Alexander Gibson.

: 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: Peter the Black Kitten by JEAN SUTCLIFFE


Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: For Schools

2.0 Exploration Earth 7: Etna by CARRY LYLE
2.20 The Music Box
2.30 Speak. Progress: the mixed blessings of industrialism and automation
2.40 Movement, Mime and Music II by BRIAN SANDERS


Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Unknown: Brian Sanders

: Afternoon Theatre

(Saturdays broadcast)

: Story Time

Julian by GORE VIDAL : abridged in ten parts by STEWART EVANS
The Emperor Julian, sole Augustus of the Eastern and Western Roman Empires in the politically and philosophically turbulent latter half of the fourth century AD, is one of history's most fascinating lesser-known architects.
Perhaps the only truly intellectual Roman Emperor, his volatile mind was constantly torn between a love of logic and the seduction of magic. This is a very human account of his reign told in the form of a posthumous memoir. Cast for the week:
Part 1
(Part 2: tomorrow at 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Stewart Evans
Julian: Denys Hawthorne
Priscus: William Fox
Libanius: Rolf Lefebvre

: 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

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

Blood and State: written and adapted by HARRY GREEN
Dr Finlay falls foul of the law and also has to cope with an outbreak of diphtheria.
(For cast see Wed, 12.25 pm)


Adapted By: Harry Green

: 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

by GEORGE ELIOT adapted by EILEEN CAPEL Read by Alec McCowen
(Eighth of ten episodes) followed by an interlude


Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: Eileen Capel
Read By: Alec McCowen

: The Monday Play

The Member of the Wedding by CARSON MCCUSLLERS
Cleo Laine as Berenice Liza Ross as Frankie and Judy Bennett as John Henry
FRANKIE: After the wedding I'm going with them to Winter Hill. I'm going off with them after the wedding.
JOHN HENRY : You serious?
FRANKIE: Shush. just now I realised something. The trouble with me is that for a long time I have been just ' I.' All other people can say we.' When Berenice says ' we she means her lodge and church and coloured people. Soldiers can say ' we ' and mean the Army. All people belong to a 'we' except me ...
The play is set in the southern states of America, circa 1945.
Adapted for radio and produced by RICHARD WORTLEY
(Cleo Laine is in ' Show Boat ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Unknown: Carson McCusllers
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Berenice Liza Ross
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Unknown: John Henry
Unknown: John Henry
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Produced By: Cleo Laine
Jarvis: Blain Fairman
Janice: Sandra Clark
Mr Addams: John Rowe
Mrs West: Hilda Kriseman
Helen Fletcher: Helen Worth
Honey: Anthony Hall
T T Williams: Frank Singuineau

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Mrs Harris. MP by PAUL GALLICO : abridged In eight parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Geoffrey Matthews
Mrs Harris , the adventurous London char, has a battle cry - ' Live and Let Live ' - which gives her employer the idea of putting her up as a candidate for the Centrist Party in the general election, with unexpected consequences. Part 1 Producer MARGARET ETALL


Unknown: Mrs Harris.
Unknown: Paul Gallico
Read By: Geoffrey Matthews
Read By: Mrs Harris
Producer: Margaret Etall

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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