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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN CONGDON


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: John Congdon

: Today

The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
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 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

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 Material for Assembly
I have a dream: a version of The Dream of the Rood by MICHAEL SHARPE


Unknown: Michael Sharpe

: The Explorers

Freya Stark

: For Schools

9.55 Movement and Music I

: Daily Service

NEM p 15: 0 word of God Incarnate (BBC HB 191): Canticle 3: 1 Peter 2, vv 4-12 (AV); The Church's one foundation (BBC HB 184)

: For Schools

10.30 Art and Experience
What is Real? 1: What it is compiled by STUART EVANS (radiovision)
11.0 Time and Tune. 21: British Wild Life and Conservation: presented by JOHN CAMBURN
11.20 Man. 1: The Threat by ALAN C. JENKINS
11.40 Geography
Guyana -sugar: by JOHN YOUNG Producer ALEX HUNTER


Unknown: Stuart Evans
Presented By: John Camburn
Narrator: Alan C. Jenkins
Producer: David Lyttle
Unknown: John Young
Producer: Alex Hunter

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper ' Health and Welfare
The New ' Soft ' Contact Lenses - a cosmetic gimmick or a breakthrough? NIGEL MURPHY visits a hospital where they dispense the lenses and talks to the people, who research them.


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: More Secret Life of Kenneth Williams

Weather, programme news

: 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: The Story of the Enormous Elephant, the Huge Hippopotamus and the Tiny Tortoise by ANNE ENGLISH

: For Schools

2.0 Living Language
The Poltergoose: a play in verse by R. c. SCRIVEN based on a Yorkshire folk tale
2.20 Movement and Music II by JAMES DODDING
2.40 Life Cycle. When you were born, by LEWIS JONES


Unknown: R. C. Scriven
Producer: Richard Wortley
Unknown: James Dodding
Unknown: Lewis Jones

: Afternoon Theatre

Sins of Commission

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Story Time

Brown on Resolution Read by JOHN BENNETT 4: A Ship at Bay


Read By: John Bennett

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday. 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Pollv Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Ken Pound: Michael Collins
Hester Latimer: Penelope Shaw
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland


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


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Russell of ' The Times '

Howard Russell (1820-1907)
The despatches of the Irish-born Russell - probably the most illustrious of all war correspondents - shocked British readers in Victorian times with their passion and their pity. Florence Nightingale was inspired by his reports of the horrors of the Crimean War to travel to the Front and there succour the wounded.
Russell's original phrase ' that thin red streak ' entered history as ' the thin red line.'
In 1895 he was knighted after a journalistic life-span that covered the major European conflicts of the age and the American War of Independence.


Written By: Daniel Farson
Unknown: Howard Russell
Unknown: Florence Nightingale
Producer: Maurice Leitch
William: Denys Hawthorne
John Delane: Clive Swift

: Analysis

Capital Punishment Reconsidered
Presented by Robin Day
Since 1965 Britain has been without the sanction of capital punishment for murder. Last month almost one-third of the House of Commons voted in favour of a Private Member's Bill to restore capital punishment for some murders. In the United States, President Nixon proposes to revive the penalty for some federal crimes.
In this discussion Analysis looks at the legal, moral and social arguments which seemed to have been settled in the 1960s but which are now arousing emotions again.
9.29 Weather


Presented By: Robin Day
Producer: Anthony Rendell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Miss Owen-Owen is At Home Read by MARY WIMBUSH (7)


Read By: Mary Wimbush

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science
People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. Introduced tonight by Peter France

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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