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6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
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7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JUIIAN HOLLAND
by w C SELLAR and R J YEATMAS A memorable history of England, comprising all the parts you can remember. Abridged in five parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Arthur Marshall and Barry Justice (1) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by D. J. Enright
Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and ANTHONY HYDE
Compiled by MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
by JEROME K. JEROME
A new series adapted in three episodes and performed by JEREMY NICHOLAS
1: "We arranged to start on the following Saturday. Harris and I would take the boat up to Chertsey, and George, who would not be able to get away from the city till the afternoon, would meet us there. (George goes to sleep at a bank from ten to four each day, except Saturdays, when they wake him up and put him outside at two)."
Music bv JEREMY NlCHOLAS
Performed by the GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND
Producer PAUL MAYHEW ARCHER
The Grimethorpe Colliery
Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some TalkingPoint,Your Lettersand other topics. Among these today: Rumbly Tummies:
ANDREA ADAMS who has an embarrassingly loud and persistent one- seeks an explanation.
Over the Bridge by RICHARD CHURCH abridged in ten parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Richard Hurndall (1) 'It was 1 January 1900: New Year's Day; New Century's
Day.' With these words, the late Richard Church , poet and novelist, began this autobiography of his Battersea childhood, which was first published in 1955. (Music: Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
A Trail of Blood by ALLAN SCOTT and CHRIS BRYANT based on the novel by JEREMY POTTER with Jack May and Michael Kitchen murdered by their wicked uncle Richard III , or so the Tudors would have us believe. But there are no contemporary accounts of their death and 50 years later a lay brother of one of the monasteries
Henry VIII sought to destroy, sets out to discover whether either or both of the princes survived the Tower. The King's men and the Yorkist rebels both have an interest in the quest and Brother Thomas is venturing into dangerous territory.
Walter Skelton PETER TUDDENHAM Directed by JANE MORGAN
The Secret Agent by JOSEPH CONRAD dramatised by JACEK LASKOWSKI 'A bomb explodes and a man dies.... a blood-stained inanity of so fatuous a kind that it is impossible to fathom it.'
In London in 1886, the life of a secret agent is complex and dangerous.
Narrator MICHAEL BILTON
Directed by RICHARD IMISON
Chief Insp Heat:
Nineteen Eighty-four by GEORGE ORWELL
Abridged in 15 parts by KEITH DARVILL
Read by Kenneth Haigh (1)
'It was a bright cold day in April. and the clocks were striking thirteen ...'
Winston Smith 's rebellion against Big Brother and the arrayed might of the Party has never been so relevant. Producer MAURICE LEITCH •FEATURE: page 88 Woddis on ... page 93
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