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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

The world this morning introduced by John TlmpsoB and Douglas Cameron
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 Tlmpsob
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: Choice of a Lifetime

Robin Day found that exploring the BBC's Sound Archives brought back many memories of favourite radio personalities and great occasions from the past. He invites you to join with him in reliving some of those memorable moments. Producer VANESSA HARRISON


Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: For Schools

9.30 Foreign Correspondent presented by JOHN PARRY
9.45 Music Workshop 1
Colour me Cornwall: introduction to a contemporary ghost story. Libretto by PETER PORTER. Music composed and arranged by GORDON KEMBER
Scripts and production by WILLIAM MURPHY


Presented By: John Parry
Unknown: Peter Porter.
Arranged By: Gordon Kember

: Daily Service

NEM p 50; Be near us, Holy Trinity (BBC HB 165); Psalm 150; Acts 3, vv 1-16 (NEB); I bind unto myself (BBC HB 170)

: For Schools

10.3* Unos minutes nada mas 11: Una visita al dentista written by HARRY LAWSON 12: La chica y el coche written by ROBERT P. CLARKE
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
10.5* A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY A trip to the river


Written By: Harry Lawson
Written By: Robert P. Clarke
Music By: Albert Chatterley

: Meet - Dirk Bogarde

At his home in the South of France the distinguished screen actor talks to SHERIDAN MORLEY. Producer john KNIGHT


Unknown: Sheridan Morley.

: For Schools

11.20 Listening and Writing
Crimes and games: from the book The Great Apple Raid by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT


Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft

: The Flowing Bowl

DAVID LYTTON meanders among the wine-makers and cider presses of the Cotswolds, and collects much country wisdom and happiness from the fermented juice and its drinkers. (BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: David Lytton

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy You and the Law
Jobs for the Boys - and Girls: NANCY wise explores the opportunities open to someone still at school for a part-time job out of school hours or during the holidays, with pointers to the good and the bad possibilities.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Twenty Questions

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: From the Top of a Bus by KATHLEEN RAMSAY


Unknown: Kathleen Ramsay

: For Schools

2.0 Let's Join In
Coyote Rescues Fire by J. L. CURRY , adapted by JAMES HURLEY


Unknown: J. L. Curry
Adapted By: James Hurley

: It Takes All Sorts

Peter Underwood


Unknown: Peter Underwood

: For Schools

Guitar School
36: presented by MICHAEL JESSETT


Presented By: Michael Jessett

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
The Fall of Edward Barnard by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM adapted for broadcasting by VAL GIELGUD with
Edward Barnard sets out for Tahiti to restore his lost fortunes. but is seduced by the sun. the beauty, the leisure....


Unknown: Edward Barnard
Unknown: W. Somerset Maugham
Broadcasting By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Edward Barnard
Producer: Norman Wright
the Storyteller: Carleton Hobbs
Edward Barnard: And Edward Bishop
Isabel Longstaffe: Sarah Brackett
Edward Barnard: Edward Bishop
Henry Longstaffe: Georce Margo
Bateman Hunter: Peter Marinker
Hotel Manager: Francis de Wolff
Mr Krauss: David Healy
Arnold Jackson: Jon Farrell
Eva: Eva Iiaddon
La vina: Jumoke Debayo

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Down and Out in Parts and London by GEORGE ORWELL Read by HUGH DICKSON
5: The Face of Charity


Unknown: George Orwell
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Richard Wortley

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle with PM's reporting team
5.5t Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Brain of Britain

A nationwide general knowledge contest
Second Round: featuring each week winners from the first round of the contest 4: Midlands

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
(Repeated: Saturday. 10.30 am)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Mancroft, John Junor The Bishop of Woolwich Baroness Phillips
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Greenwich, London
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: John Junor
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Speaking for Myself

A professional broadcaster reflects on recent ideas and events which have caught his attention.
Tonight: Gerald Prtestland


Unknown: Gerald Prtestland

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Ballad of the Belslone Fox by DAVID ROOK
Read by PAUL ROGERS (10) Abridged in ten parts and produced by MICHAEL BOWEN (from Bristol)
(Starting next Monday: ' Miss Marjoribanks ' by Mrs Oli phant. read by Noel Johnson )


Unknown: Belslone Fox
Read By: Paul Rogers
Produced By: Michael Bowen
Unknown: Mrs Oli
Read By: Noel Johnson

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science
People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. Introduced tonight by Ronald Harwood. With at 10.45
Week Ending ... BILL WALLIS , NIGEL REES CHRISTOPHER EMMETT and JOHN GOULD at the piano take a late night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side. Script by JOHN MASON and FRED METCALF


Unknown: Ronald Harwood.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Christopher Emmett
Unknown: John Gould
Script By: John Mason
Script By: Fred Metcalf
Producers: David Hatch
Producers: Bob Oliver Rogers

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based In London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week.

: News

Preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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