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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today presented by robin HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day

: 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

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 Material for Assembly
LESLIE SMITH talks to CHRIS SIMPSON of the Magna Carta pop group
9.35 You and Survival 7: Let there be light written by LEWIS JONES presented by PETER PACEY
9.55 Movement and Music 1 by PENNY WHITTAM


Talks: Leslie Smith
Unknown: Chris Simpson
Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: Daily Service

NEM p 76; Lone in the desert (BBC HB 343); Psalm 118, vv 1-14; John 14, vv 12-21 (AV); All praise to thee (BBC HB 401)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hul French IV. 17: Contrastes - 2 (radiovision) written by PAULE-ALINE DENT

: Horizons de France

French V. 17: Albert Camus written by CHARLOTTE CROZET
11.0 Time and Tune. 17: words by JOHN EMLYN EDWARDS
11.20 Man
7: The house of eternity by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography
Scottish Lowlands: Oceanspan (i) by MARGARET STORRIE


Unknown: Albert Camus
Written By: Charlotte Crozet
Unknown: John Emlyn Edwards
Music By: Douglas Coombes
Narrator: Margery Morris
Unknown: Margaret Storrie

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Health and Welfare
April is the cruellest month ... DEREK COOPER talks to a consultant psychiatrist about depression and the time of year. 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


Talks: Derek Cooper

: 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: Jane and her Gran by MARY FROST


Unknown: Mary Frost

: For Schools

2.0 Living Language The Air Raid Shelter by PENELOPE FARMER
Producer richard WORTLEY
2.20 Movement and Music II by JAMES DODDING
2.40 Learning about Life 7: Having a Family
Programme arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Unknown: Penelope Farmer
Producer: Richard Wortley
Unknown: James Dodding
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: David Fitzsimmons

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Story Time

Julian by GORE VIDAL


Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: 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

: The Men from the Ministry

That's My Pigeon

: The Archers


Writer: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy,: Jack Holloway
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Trina Muir: Judith Carey
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joby Woodford: George Woolley

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
Write to Any Answers?. BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Through War and Peace

Richard Baker describes The Making of an Opera
I would be prepared to accept the failure of all my other compositions if only I could see a complete production of War and Peace (PROKOFIEV)
In the summer of 1941. when the German armies invaded Russia, the composer Sergei Prokofiev began to write one of the most moving works of our century: the opera War and Peace. His inspiration was the 3 echo of that earlier invasion < by Napoleon in 1812 and its reflection in Tolstoy's great
= novel.
Prokofiev worked on the opera for 12 years, completing the final draft a few weeks before his death in March 1953. He never saw it performed. with DAVID MAHLOWE as Prokofiev and Other parts read by PAUL WEBSTER , DAVID KILLICX Written by NORMAN SWALLOW Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Sergei Prokofiev
Unknown: David Mahlowe
Read By: Paul Webster
Written By: Norman Swallow
his wife Mira: Sonia Elliman

: Scan

A weekly magazine of the arts Presented by John Julius Norwich including
Suzanna Andler : Marguerite Duras 's play set in St Tropez about the unhappy wife of a millionaire - now at the Aidwych Theatre, London for a three-week season. Eileen Atkins , who stars in the play, talks about it and its author With HAROLD HOBSON.
Robyn Denny is the youngest artist ever to have a major retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery. DAVID THOMPSON , author of a book about Robyn Denny , discusses the man and his work.
(More about the play and the exhibition in Arts Commentary: Friday at 9.20 pm R3)


Presented By: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Suzanna Andler
Unknown: Marguerite Duras
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Harold Hobson.
Unknown: Robyn Denny
Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Robyn Denny
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: New Worlds

What's happening in science and technology?
Paul Vaughan rounds up the important, the interesting and the off-beat in a weekly look into the world of the future. Producer MICHAEL TOTTON


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Michael Totton

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime: Mrs Harris, MP: 4

by Paul Gallico
Read by Geoffrey Matthews


Author: Paul Gallico
Reader: Geoffrey Matthews

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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