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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today: ROSIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day DOM PHILIP JEBB


Unknown: Rosin Hicks
Unknown: Dom Philip Jebb

: Today

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

9.30 Religious Service for
Primary Schools. George Washington Carver, by R. E. T. LAMB : part 2. Producer MICHAEL ROLFE


Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Producer: Michael Rolfe

: My Kind of Country

John Slater presents a personal view of One Man's London.


Unknown: John Slater

: Daily Service

NEM p 47: 0 Holy Spirit (BBC HB 157); Psalm 126; Acts 2. vv 14-21 (NEB): To thee, 0 Comforter divine (BBC BB 164)

: For Schools

10.30 History in Focus
The New Nations. 2: Disintegration - The Congo written by DEREK WILSON


Written By: Derek Wilson

: Voices

from the BBC Sound Archives The Park Cinema
This week John Crowley revisits one of the relics of his boyhood and revives the uncomplicated laughter of adventures, joyous and painful, on and off the screen.

: For Schools

11.0 Movement and Music 1
11.20 Music Club presented by GARY TAYLOR


Presented By: Gary Taylor

: Peter Clayton Goes....

South: the second of four programmes in which he loses himself in the BBC Sound Archives


Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Home and Family
Make Your Own Furniture: GEORGE LUCE looks into the practicalities of constructing a three-piece suite and other household essentials.


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: George Luce

: What Ho, Jeeves!: Part 2: Pearls Mean Tears

by P.G. Wodehouse
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 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 Little Duck by JEAN YOUNG

: For Schools

2.0 World History. John Pounds written by PHYLLIS DRAYSON


Unknown: John Pounds
Written By: Phyllis Drayson

: The Explorers

By now, something or other, I don'Quite know what it was, was beginning to fall into place ... my interest in watching things and looking at things ... was going beyond birds into people.
Tom Harrison tells STEWART WAVELL of the progression in his life from bird-watching to people-watching and of his attempts to live fullv in two worlds - the East and the West. Producer MADEAU STEWART
(BBC Sound Archive recording) (Repeated: Thursday, 9.35 am)


Unknown: Tom Harrison
Unknown: Stewart Wavell
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: For Schools

2.40 Stories and Rhymes Borrobil by WILLIAM CROFT DICKINSON: part 2 adapted by PADDY BECHELY


Unknown: Rhymes Borrobil
Unknown: William Croft
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely

: The Barchester Chronicles

Book 2: Barchester Towers Episode 4: Love and Wrath


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Anna Bf.Renska
Pianos: Winifred Davey
Cello: Anthony Pleeth
Trollope, the narrator: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Harding: Carleton Hobbs
Archdeacon Grantly: Robert Harris
Susan Grantly: Marjorie Westbury
Eleanor Bold: Rosalind Shanks
Mary Bold: Eva Haddon
Bishop: Proudie Howe
Mrs Proudie: Margot Boyd
Dr: Stanhopewilliam Fox
Charlotte Stanhope: Diana Olsson
Madeline Neroni: Frances Jeater
Bertie Stanhope: Kenneth Fortescue
Mr Slope: Lewis Stringer
Mr Arabin: Igel Graham
Mr Quiverful: Haydn Jones
Mrs Quiverful: Hilda Schroder

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Sussex
Members of the Ditchling Horticultural Society put their questions to FRED loads
BILL SOWERBUTTS. ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster Michael barratt Producer KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts.
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Michael Barratt
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time: Down and Out In Paris and London: 2: At the Hotel X

by George Orwell
Read by Hugh Dickson


Author: George Orwell
Reader: Hugh Dickson

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news

: News

: The Archers

: News Desk

with Gerald Prlestland


Unknown: Gerald Prlestland

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your questions on price controls, in person, to Sir Arthur Cockfield , Chairman of the Price Commission, which administers the price code under Stage 2 of the Government's Prices and Incomes Policy.
To promote a maximum flow of questions [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm onward until the end of the programme
Producer Walter WALLICH


Unknown: Sir Arthur Cockfield
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Swedish Nightingale

with Ingrid Bergman
It is a mistake to say that the fame of Jenny Lind rests solely upon her ability to sing. She was a woman who would have been adored if she had had the voice of a crow.
When she first appeared in London in 1847, Jenny Lind became, after Queen Victoria, the most famous and best loved woman in England. Even among those who never heard her sing she was a household name. She was able to write to a friend giving her London address: 'though I blush to say it, just put Jenny Lind and your letter will find me.'
In this account of her life, INGRID BERGMAN reads from Jenny Lind 's letters and JOAN Sutherland , in gramophone recordings, sings extracts from the operas in which she appeared during the ten years she was the greatest prima donna in the world. STEPHEN THORNE as Narrator
Unsung in Sweden: page 4


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Jenny Lind
Unknown: Phineas T. Barnum
Unknown: Jenny Lind
Unknown: Jenny Lind
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Jenny Lind
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: David Goodersow
Script By: Peggy Braxford
Script By: Alan Haydock
Producer: Alan Haycock

: Weather

: The World Tontght: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Ballad of the Bclstone Fox Read by PAUL ROGERS t7)


Read By: Paul Rogers

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Ronald Harwood

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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