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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Week: presented from Wales by GERRY GADSDEN
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Gerry Gadsden

: Today

The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
6.50 medium wave Travel news, What's on and Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
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 medium wave Travel news
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 last column


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart

: Loves of my Life

DAVID CELL. with illustrations from the BBC Sound Archives, talks about the three loves of his life - Birds, Models and Dolls. This week: Dolls.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Linda Blandford Harriet Crawley
Lance Percival , Fritz Splegl 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: Linda Blandford
Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Fritz Splegl

: Daily Service

NEM p 47: He that is down (BBC HB 304): Psalm 143; John 21. vv 15-25 (av); Come, 0 thou Traveller unknown (BBC HB 4)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC Midland Light Orchestra led by Edwin Paling conducted by Iain Sutherland including music by Delius, Bizet and Khachaturyan
Ralph Holmes (violin) plays Ravel's Tzigane and music by Stravinsky and Paradies with Wilfrid Parry (piano)
Producer Alan Owen


Orchestra leader: Edwin Paling
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Violinist: Ralph Holmes
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Producer: Alan Owen

: The Ra Expeditions

by THOU HEYERDAHL translated by PATRICIA CRAMPTON adapted for radio in ten parts by NAN MACDONALD
Read by John Justin
Another adventure by the explorer of the world-famous Kun-Tiki.
1: An Unsolved Mystery
' I wanted to find out if the ancient Egyptians had originally been seafarers ... if a reed-boat could withstand a sea voyage ... I wanted to find out if a reed-boat could make the journey to America.' Producer BRIAN MILLER
(from Bristol: first broadcast in Story Time)


Translated By: Patricia Crampton
Read By: John Justin
Producer: Brian Miller

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise Work and Money
Household Insurance: TIM MATTHEWS finds out what you need and how to get it at reasonable cost.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Editor DENNIS LOWER
(Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA)


Presenter: Nancy Wise
Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Desert Island Discs

Christopher Serpell , foreign correspondent, with ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 medium wave Weather, programme news


Unknown: Christopher Serpell
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Editor: Dehek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Pottle Pig and Mrs Hen 's Family by NANCY NORTHCOTE


Unknown: Mrs Hen

: All Kinds of Music

BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra, leader Maurice Cavanagh, conducted by Kerry Woodward
William Davies and Robert Docker at two pianos
Introduced by Roy Williamson
Producer Barry Knight


Orchestra leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conductor: Kerry Woodward
Pianist: William Davies
Pianist: Robert Docker
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Producer: Barry Knight

: Afternoon Theatre

The Money Doesn'Matter by LOUIS D'ALTON


Unknown: Louis D'Alton

: Story Time: Katherine Mansfield Anthology

Angela Pleasence has chosen to read five of the New Zealand writer's short stories.
They reflect the author's childhood in New Zealand, the travels that she made in Europe, and her marvellous insight into human relationships.
1: Prelude
Abridged by Martin C. Thurley
Producer Jane Graham


Reader: Angela Pleasance
Author: Katherine Mansfield
Abridged by: Martin C. Thurley
Producer: Jane Graham

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 medium wave Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

The Emotional Factor Written by N. J. CRISP adapted by PAT DUNLOP
When an English newspaper tycoon brings his wife and daughter to live in Tannochbrae, Dr Finlay becomes entangled as well as involved. (For full cast see Wed 12.25)


Written By: N. J. Crisp
Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
as Dr Cameron with: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: Frank Muir goes into The Law

and investigates the humour of the Drofession with illustrations from Alfred Marks and the voices of DAVID FROST , JOHN CI.EESE PETER COOK , ALAN BENNETT RONNIE BARKER and others Producers SIMON BRETT and BOB OLIVER ROGERS


Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: Bob Oliver Rogers

: The Monday Play

The Fox in the Attic
The first volume of the novel The Human Predicament by RICHARD HUGHES dramatised in two parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM
Richard Hughes writes:
1: Rachel and the White Crow Michael Hordern as Narrator of Flemton, Wales of RÖttningen. Germany
Reinhold Steuckel... david MARCH Ulrich Steuckel.DAVID gooderson Time 1923
(Michael Hordern is a National Theatre player)
Part 2: next Monday. Richard Hughes reads from vol 2 this Wednesday 10.40 pm Radio 3.
9.29 Weather


Unknown: Richard Hughes
Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Richard Hughes
Unknown: White Crow
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Richard Hughes
Augustine Penry-Herbert: John Rye
Dai Roberts of Mellton, Dorset: Anthony Hall
Gilbert Wadamy,mp: William Eedle
Mary Wadamy: Elizabeth Weaver
Polly Wadamy: Helen Worth
Jeremy Dibden: Richard Kay
Wantage: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Winter of Lorienburg, Germany: Katherine Parr
Baron Walther von Kessen: Michael Kii.Garriff
Baroness Adele von Kessen: Sheila Grant
Baron Otto von Kessen: Malcolm Hayes
Mitzi von Kessen: Denise Bryer
Franz von Kessen of Munich, Germany: John Samson
Adolf Hitler: Haydn Jones
Gen Ludendorff: Rolf Lefebvre
Lotliar Scheidemann: Nigel Anthony

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Brian Bliss

: A Book at Bedtime: Mr Prohack

by Arnold Bennett
abridged in 17 parts by Archie Campbell
Read by Neville Jason
(1) After more than 20 years at the Treasury, where he had attained a certain importance, Mr Prohack was used to thinking in millions. But even in 1920 Civil Service salaries didn't keep pace with the cost of living and he was one of the 'honest poor'. Then an unexpected legacy disrupted his life, threatening all he had stood for.
Producer Harry Catlin


Author: Arnold Bennett
Abridged by: Archie Campbell
Read By: Neville Jason
Producer: Harry Catlin

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science
People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. What's new in theatre, books, cinema, painting. architecture, scientific advance....
Introduced tonight by Ronald Harwood
Producers this week
Rosemary Hart, Alan Haydock, Michael Bright
(Lobbying for culture: page 4)


Presenter: Ronald Harwood
Producer: Rosemary Hart.
Producer: Alan Haydock
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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