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: News

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day TONY JASPER


Unknown: Tony Jasper

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and Mary Marquis
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 7.35* 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


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: The Caine Mutiny



Read By: Peter Makinker

: News

: These You Have Loved

with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: Daily Service

NEM p 4; Crown him with many crowns (BBC HB 124); Psalm 19, vv 1-11: Acts 21. vv 26-36 (NEB); The Lord is King! (BBC HB 26)

: Morning Story

from Wales
Lovely for Ducks by EDWARD REES
Read by Frank Lincoln
'He does everything different from what the book says, and yet he's so popular - that's what I can'understand.'


Read By: Frank Lincoln

: News

: The Man Who Wrote 3,000 Songs

The story of Irving Berlin, who celebrated his 85th birthday in May: told by George Mclly with the voices of BING CROSBY , ETHEL MERMAN
IRVING CAESAR , GINETTE SPANIER and some of the great recordings of Irving Berlin's songs. At the piano GORDON LANGFORD written by MICHAEL FREEDLAND Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE


Told By: George McLly
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Walter Scharf
Unknown: Irving Caesar
Unknown: Ginette Spanier
Written By: Michael Freedland
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Last Fiesta

Laurie Lee encounters a Spanish bull in a small Basque mountain village. (BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Laurie Lee

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Health and Welfare
'My, you do look ill ': BRYON QUIGLEY investigates hypochondria.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Unknown: Bryon Quigley

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher In the chair MCDONALD HOBLEY Special guest
The Duke of Bedford
From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
You Must be Psychic: members of KATHLEEN MCCORMACK'S family stand a good chance of being so. Reading your letters.
Of Primary Concern: the integration of youngsters into their new secondary school. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. WELLS abridged by JACK SINGLETON Read by Peter Barkworth


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Abridged By: Jack Singleton
Read By: Peter Barkworth

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Fine Shady Tree by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Mrs Farbman by HUGH WALPOLE


Unknown: Mrs Farbman
Unknown: Hugh Walpole

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town Producer MICHELL RAPER
4.0-4.5 News


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Sloop of War
Read by MICHAEL HARBOUR 4: Scarlet and Gold


Read By: Michael Harbour

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: What Ho, Jeeves!

(Tuesday's broadcast)

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Trina Muir: Judith Carey
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Mrs Spenlowe: June Brocksom

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters introduced by DAVID JACOBS


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Great Modern Spy Stories

Christine Granville by DANIEL FARSON with
Shunning personal publicity, refusing to exploit her achievements or her honours - Croix de Guerre and George Medal - CHRISTINE GRANVILLE is less famous than some of her contemporaries. However, many people believe she was the most remarkable woman secret agent of the last war. Tonight FRANCIS CAMMAERTS and XAN FIELDING, two agents who owe their lives to her, describe how she prepared their escape. with NIGEL GRAHAM , ANTHONY JACKSON and GODFREY KENTON
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: Christine Granville
Unknown: Daniel Farson
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Producer: Brian Miller
narrator: René Cutforth

: The Gifted Ones

I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning
It is estimated that there are about 200.000 gifted children of school age in this country. Many are undetected, others are resented, bored in class and sometimes delinquent.
What can be done to help these children develop their special talents? How do parents and teachers cope with the problems that often accompany giftedness?
Sue MacGregor reports Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Queen Lucia by E. F. BENSON Read by AUBREY WOODS (4)


Unknown: E. F. Benson
Read By: Aubrey Woods

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Sex Appeal

4: DAVID HARSENT explores the magical fascination of the romantic novel.


Unknown: David Harsent

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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