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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; 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. (Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

: For Schools

9.30 History in Evidence
Tudor Britain. 2: Henry vm's marriage to Anne Boleyn written by MICHAEL SMEE
9.45 Listening and Reading 11 James and the Giant Peach by ROALD DAHL read by DAVID BRIERLEY (ii)
9.55 Radio Jeunesse. French II 7: Radio magazine including La télévision by PAULE-ALINE DENT
10.5 Poetry Corner The stars in the sky


Written By: Michael Smee
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: David Brierley

: Daily Service

NEM p 72; Forty days and forty nights (BBC HB 341); Psalm 142; Psalm 51, vv 1-13 (Jerusalem Bible): Christian, dost thou see them (BBC HB 339)

: For Schools

10.30 Music Workshop II continues preparation for The Pennine Way
11.0 Inquiry. Eating and Living 2: It's good for you. Script by ELAINE MOORE and DEREK FARMER . Interviews by PHILIP HOLLAND. Song composed by MAX BRITTAIN sung by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF
11.20 Discovery
Round-up programme
11.40 Art and Humanities
Eduardo Paolozzi (radiovision) script by FRANK WHITFORD Music by DELIA DERBYSHIRE
BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Script By: Elaine Moore
Script By: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Philip Holland.
Composed By: Max Brittain
Sung By: Michael Kilgarriff
Script By: Frank Whitford

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
Forearmed is Forewarned: JANICE DICKERSON finds out about some traps for the unwary customer.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Unknown: Janice Dickerson

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with 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.
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Harry Green
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr Burroughs: Barbara Mitchell
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Sgt Renfrew: Kerry Francis
Mrs Simmonds: Patricia Leventon
Mr Simmonds: William Sleigh
Procurator Fiscal: James Thomason
Sheriff Substitute: John Rae
Mr Geddes: Hector Ross

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Nights and OT by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music I by JAMES DODDING
Producer VERA GRAY
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems
State of Siege by ALBERT CAMUS adapted and produced by STUART EVANS. Part I
2.45 Nature
Hibernators Awake! by CHRISTINE DUDLEY


Producer: Vera Gray
Unknown: Albert Camus
Produced By: Stuart Evans.
Unknown: Christine Dudley

: Afternoon Theatre

Afternoon of Roses by MARGARET HARRIS with Jane Hylton and Alan Rowe
Helen Jordan is one of those country wives whose husband commutes to the office every day. She appears to have everything - loving husband, pleasant house, beautiful garden - but when she receives an unexpected visitor, all this seems to be threatened ...


Unknown: Margaret Harris
Unknown: Jane Hylton
Unknown: Alan Rowe
Unknown: Helen Jordan
Producer: Kay Patrick
Helen Jordan: Jane Hylton
Mortimer Buchanan Charleston: Henry Wolfe
Miriam: Patricia Moore
Edgar Jordan: Alan Rowe
Jack: Nigel Anthony
Mrs Cooper: Kate Binchy
Mrs Hill: Olwen Griffiths

: A Slip in Time

Audrey Russell introduces a collection of personal accounts of strange experiences of ghosts, hauntings, dreams and premonitions.
Producer ROY HAYWARD (from Bristol)


Introduces: Audrey Russell

: Story Time

Julian bv GORE VIDAL


Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: 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

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renee Houston , Adrienne Corri Christian Howard
Dr Christine Pickard
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
(Repeated: Friday. 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Adrienne Corri
Unknown: Christian Howard
Unknown: Dr Christine Pickard
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Seri.

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Pontardawe, Glamorgan Producer JOHN KNIGHT
the Sanquhar district of Dumfriesshire


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: John Knight

: Midweek Theatre

NAN: He's here. That's him. That's Barry all right. There's no mistake about that.
MUM: The wind's blowing his hair about. You wouldn'think he had a parting.
NAN: Chin up, that's my grandson.
Barry is the only son Not only that, he's also the only grandson. And his mother and grandmother give him all their attention - to the point of claustrophobia.
(Repeated: Thursday. 3.0 pm)


Unknown: David Fitzsimmons
Producer: Richard Wortley
Barry: Brian Hewlett
Mum: Barbara Mitchell
Nan: Kathleen Helme

: Now Read On

with Ronald Harwood
A novel must have a form, it makes a frame to put reality in (IVY COMPTON-BURNETT)
This week ANTONIA FRASER , JOHN BOWEN , FRANCIS KING and CLANCY SEGAL discuss The Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett by Elizabeth Sprigge ; the works of A. J. Cronin , now available in paperback; and novels by Ernest J. Gaines. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitt man: Larry McMurtry. All My Friends are going to be Strangers; and Yasunari Kawabata, The Master of Go. Producer ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: Francis King
Unknown: Clancy Segal
Unknown: Elizabeth Sprigge
Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Ernest J. Gaines.
Unknown: Miss Jane Pitt
Unknown: Larry McMurtry.
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention Tonight:
Christopher Serpell


Unknown: Christopher Serpell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News - The Budget

Rt Hon Denis Healey , up for the Opposition
10.20 John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
(Denis Healey 's Choice: p 5)


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Denis Healey

: A Book at Bedtime

Mrs Harris , MP by PAUL GALLICO


Unknown: Mrs Harris
Unknown: Paul Gallico
Read By: Geoffrey Matthews

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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