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: News Briefing

: Walton

Music for children
ORCHESTRA, conducted by THE COMPOSER gramophone record
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: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45' Prayer for the Day CANON BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon Barney Milligan
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with peter DONALDSON


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: The Sphinx Without a Secret

A short story by OSCAR WILDE
Read by Dinsdale Landen Producer MAURICE LEITCH
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Story By: Oscar Wilde
Read By: Dinsdale Landen
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

A fully combustible discussion with the personalities in the news this week.
Old cycles rescripted by Kenneth Robinson Producer PETER ESTALL


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM. p 67: Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove
(BBC HB 150): Psalm 93; Romans 1. vv 1-12 (RSV); Judge eternal, throned in splendour (BBC liB 393) long wave only

: Morning Story

Sonny Boy by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Read by Jonathan Cecil ' I agree that Algernon Aubrey Little is not a child whom I would care to meet down a dark alley, but Bingo assures me that its heart is in the right place. The child recently pulled him out of a very nasty spot.' Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Read By: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Algernon Aubrey Little
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners. Presented by Charles Causley
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Presented By: Charles Causley
Readers: John Carson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills Editor DAVID harding


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Editor: David Harding

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author with Lolly CockereH Jane Knowles Brian Haines Michael Spice
Book Four, Chapter Two: The Villa
Written by BASIL BOOTHROYD Producer bobby JAYE
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Jane Knowles
Unknown: Brian Haines
Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Gerald C Potter: Ian Carmichael
his wife: Charlotte Mitchell

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

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: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Birthday at the Ballet: TONY BARNFlELD meets some of the people at Covent Garden celebrating The Royal Ballet's Golden Jubilee. Talking Point.
Young Consumers: do we give children the grounding to ask the right questions? MARY DOWNING reports.
Working with Clay:
AUDREY BLACKMAN talks tO SHIRLEY DU BOULAY about her rolled pottery figures. Short story: The Concert by joy ST CLAIR
Read by Sian Thomas Editor WYN KNOWLES


Talks: Audrey Blackman
Unknown: Shirley du Boulay
Read By: Sian Thomas
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

In Praise of Love
The sixth in a series of plays by TERENCE RATTIGAN with Anthony Quayle Muriel Pavlow and Robert Beatty
Lydia knows she is dying, but her thoughts are for her self-centred husband and their son. If only she can bring them together....
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Muriel Pavlow
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Directed By: Peter King
Sebastian Cruttwell: Anthony Quayle
Lydia Cruttwell: Muriel Pavlow
Mark Walters: Robert Beatty
Joey Cruttwell: John Bull
TV announcer: Brian Carroll
TV actors: Godfrey Kenton
TV actors: Danny Schiller

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Sir Filzroy Maclean c follows the route of a favourite walk through j the woodlands and rare rhododendrons of his Argyllshire estate.
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Sir Filzroy MacLean
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Story Time

The Beloved Vagabond (3)

: PM

Presenters Joan Bakewell and Gordon Clough
on VHF until 5.55
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5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Just a Minute

A panel gamc whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Clement Freud Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden endeavour to prevent each other from talking. Devised by IAN messitkr Producer DAVID HATCH


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Producer: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tucs 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Rerised repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

On Balance by HALLAM TENNYSON with Celia Johnson and Annette Crosbie
A Thanksgiving Service for the life and times of a great theatre and film director is to be held in Westminster Abbey. His widow suddenly announces that for personal reasons she will not be attending. Is there anything that can persuade her to change her mind?
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Celia Johnson
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Lady Ward: Cei Ia Johnson
Alice, her daughter: Diana Ricardo
Dean Wynn Williams: Gkrald James
Kafardene Brown: Annette Crosbie
Terry Pollock: John Rye

: Kaleidoscope

Royal Progress
The Vic-Wells Ballet staged its first full programme on 5 May
1931 with 19 dancers, led by Ninette de Valois.
Twenty-five years later it had become The Royal Ballet and grown to two companies. Now, 50 years on, Stephen Phillips charts its progress with the voices of Lilian Baylis , Sir Frederick Ashton , Dame Margol Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev , and discusses its present and future with Dame Ninette de Valois, soloist
Monica Mason , choreographer
Michael Corder and critic Noel Goodwin , who also discusses the new full-length ballet Isadora by Kenneth MacMillan Producer
Editor ROSEMARY HART (Sir Frederick Ashton chooses his Desert Island Discs: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Stephen Phillips
Unknown: Lilian Baylis
Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Dame Margol Fonteyn
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Soloist: Monica Mason
Unknown: Michael Corder
Unknown: Noel Goodwin
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Rosemary Hart
Editor: Sir Frederick Ashton

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Peter Paterson
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans A review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Alison Richards

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and ExtraordinayAdventures of Private Ivan (honkin by VLADIMIR VOINOVICH translated bv Richard WURII :, abridged in 12 parts by MATTHEW WALTERS Read by Andrew Sachs
In May 1941 Ivan Chonkin a bow-legged private in the Red Army, is sent to the obscure village of Krasnoye to guard an aeroplane. Forgotten by his regiment, he resumes the life of a peasant with Nyura. the postmistress, and Borka the pig. But routine gives way to farct when the secret police begin to investigate the antics of this solitary soldier. Producer MARGARET WINDHAM


Unknown: Vladimir Voinovich
Unknown: Richard Wurii
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Ivan Chonkin
Producer: Margaret Windham

: Goodbye to the Circus?

Since its origins over 200 years ago. modern circus has travelled millions of miles, played before millions of people the world over. and vet its essentials have changed very little. But the huge travelling show appears to be in decline. Through the voices of circus people Henry Kelly tells the story of circus and asks will it survive? Producer SIMON ELMES (Repeal) long wave only from 11.30


Unknown: Henry Kelly
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

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