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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: Rev Richard Harries

: Today

The world this morning introduced by John Timpsoa and Douglas Cameron
Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER
S.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 Timpsoa
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: Choice of a Lifetime

Tony Bilbow has been let loose in the BBC's Sound Archives and invites you to hear the recordings he enjoyed most of all.


Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: For Schools

9.30 Foreign Correspondent
A weekly study of a topic of international significance presented by ALAN EREIRA
9.45 Music Workshop I
Colour me Cornwall: introduction to a contemporary ghost story. Libretto by PETER PORTER. Music composed and arranged by GORDON KEMBER


Presented By: Alan Ereira
Unknown: Peter Porter.
Arranged By: Gordon Kember
Unknown: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 72; Not for our sins alone (BBC HB 345); Psalm 142; Acts 5, vv 27-42 (NEB); Rock of ages. cleft for me (BBC HB 296)

: For Schools

10.39 Unos minutos nada mil 13: Qué bien anda el coche! written by HARRY LAWSON
14: La senorita Julia encuentra habitaci6n written by ROBERT p. CLARKE
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
10.5* A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
Music for dancing shoes


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

: Meet - Yul Brynner

The internationally popular screen actor looks back over his eventful journey to stardom.


Producer: John Knight

: For Schools

11.2* Listening and Writing Wat Pantathro
A short story by GLYN JONES


Unknown: Wat Pantathro
Story By: Glyn Jones

: Jack Benny

in conversation with DENNIS GOODWIN
When the veteran American entertainer bought a Stradivarius he told a famous concert violinist on his television show, If this is not a Strad, then I'm out$110.'
JACK BENNY takes time out from his concert tour of Britain to give one of his rare interviews, in the vain hope of recovering a little of his money! Producer JOHN KNIGHT (Jack Benny is in ' The Jack Benny Show ')


Unknown: Dennis Goodwin
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Jack Benny Show

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy You and the Law
The Law Society: a Trade Union for Solicitors, or an organisation to protect the public? Can the Society do both jobs successfully?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Frances Berthelsen

: Twenty Questions

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Miss Smithers's Window by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

2.0 Let's Join In
The Little Grey Hare by GRAF VON CZEGE : translated by SIR DONALD BANNERMAN


Unknown: Graf von Czege
Translated By: Sir Donald Bannerman

: For Schools

Guitar School
37: introduced by MICHAEL JESSETI


Introduced By: Michael Jesseti

: Afternoon Theatre: Billy's Last Stand

by Barry Hines
Selected for Friday

'Let's get this straight once and for all. I'm holding this shovel, they've employed me to do the job and they're paying me when it's done. I've got a job and you haven't. I'm working and you're watching; and now you're offering me a partnership in my own job.'
With Arthur Lowe as Billy and Ronald Baddiley as Darkly
(from Leeds)


Writer: Barry Hines
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Billy: Arthur Lowe
Darkly: Ronald Baddiley

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Monkey by wu CH'ENG-EN Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 5: The Three Disciples


Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle with PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Brain of Britain

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman ROBERT Robinson Second Round
5: North of England
Including Beat the Brains
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting r world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: 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 Rt Hon Denis Healey. MP
Peter Kirk , kip, Antony Hopkims Jacky Gillott
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Ludlow. Shropshire
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers! should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Denis Healey.
Unknown: Peter Kirk
Unknown: Antony Hopkims
Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Speaking for Myself

A professional broadcaster reflects on recent ideas and events which have caught his attention.

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Miss Marjoribanks
Read by NOEL JOHNSON (5)


Read By: Noel Johnson

: Ka!eidoscope

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 Peter France. With at 18.45
Week Ending ... DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side. Script by CHRIS MILLER and FRED METCALF
(David Jason is in 'No Sex. Please - We're British ' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: Peter France.
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Chris Miller
Script By: Fred Metcalf
Producers: David Hatch
Producers: Bob Ouver 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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