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The News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Manlo and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jack de Manlo
Introduced By:
John Timpson

and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES ) E Anglia VHF: see below
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones

by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE abridged by BARBARA HENDERSON Read by Michael Kilgarriff
A great dark shadow hopped into the moonlight. It had a broad, squat, toad-like face and was surely, one of the most terrible beasts which had ever walked this earth. As it loped along it brought its nose to the ground. It was smelling out my trail.
Produced by JOHN CARDY (First of 14 instalments)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Abridged By:
Barbara Henderson
Read By:
Michael Kilgarriff
Produced By:
John Cardy

and Their Parents
Four London families talk to RITA DANDO about the routine of their lives. All the parents are at work. All the children do a lot of fending for themselves. How do these families manage? What could, or should, be done to help them?
In discussion, DR MIA KELLMER PRINGLE ,Director of the National Bureau for Co-operation in Child Care, MRS ANTHEA HOLME , co-author of Working Mothers and Their Children, and GEORGE SCHNEIDERS , vice-chairman of the Clothing Manufacturers Federation of Great Britain. In the chair MADGE HART
Produced by BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Unknown:
Rita Dando
Unknown:
Dr Mia Kellmer
Unknown:
Mrs Anthea Holme
Unknown:
George Schneiders
Produced By:
Barbara Crowther

Introduced by Sidney Harrison BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by TERENCE LOVETT MARJORIE BIGGAR (contralto) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sidney Harrison
Conducted By:
Terence Lovett
Contralto:
Marjorie Biggar

2: Speaking of Red Indians by STEWART PARKER
To every young temptress who captivates her man by being all woman - and to all bold bachelors who lap it up - this play is respectfully dedicated.
Produced by DAVID A. TURNER

Contributors

Unknown:
Stewart Parker
Produced By:
David A. Turner
Victor:
Bill Morrison
The girl:
Olivia Nash
Marshall:
Sam McCready

Nancy.Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today's main feature: Your Home and Family. A child for Christmas: have you thought of being an Aunt or Uncle to a child living permanently ' In care '? LESLIE SMITH reports.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind? South West VHF: see col 1

Contributors

Unknown:
Leslie Smith

A panel game controlled (T) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Derek Nimmo , Clement Freud and Liz Fraser try to talk for just a minute on this and that Devised by IAN MESSITER
Produced by SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm) (Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi, London)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Kenneth Williams
Unknown:
Derek Nimmo
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Liz Fraser
Unknown:
Ian Messiter
Produced By:
Simon Brett
Unknown:
Derek Nimmo

A serial for radio in 11 parts based on the novels of L. P HARTLEY and adapted by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
12: Cambo
Once it had been ' E. to H.' but now the urgent appeal comes from ' H. to E.'; and Eustace, hastening towards his sister's sick-bed, cannot stifle the desperate fear in his heart.
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL

Contributors

Unknown:
L. P Hartley
Adapted By:
Archie Campbell
Produced By:
Archie Campbell
Eustace:
With Paul Gregory
Hilda and:
Penelope Lee
Lady Nelly:
Dinah Sheridan
Minney:
Betty Baskcomb
Barbara:
Jan Edwards
Aunt Sarah:
Marjorie Westbury
Stephen Hilliard:
Kenneth Fortescue
Jimmy Crankshaw:
Carl Forcioni
a childHilda,:
Lynette McMorrough
The Narrator:
David Davis

from Dickens
Compiled by BARRY CAMPBELL
11: Ebenezer Scrooge (taken from A Christmas Carol) with Patrick Magee and Anthony Jacobs
Produced by R. D. SMITH
(Dickens Country: page 9)

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Campbell
Unknown:
Patrick Magee
Unknown:
Anthony Jacobs
Produced By:
R. D. Smith
Narrator:
Anthony Jacobs
Scrooge:
Patrick Magee
Fred:
Carlo Cura
Bob:
Henry Stamper
Marley:
Geoffrey Wincott
Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come:
Henry Stamper
Girl:
Diana Robson
Woman:
Lynn Carson
Boy:
Paul Hennen
on BBC Radio 4 FM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme newt

Contributors

Presented By:
William Hardcastle
Presented By:
Steve Race

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray Tommy Trinder
Cardew Robinson
In the chair MCDONALD HOBLEY Special guest Joe Loss from an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Unknown:
Ted Ray
Unknown:
Tommy Trinder
Unknown:
Cardew Robinson
Unknown:
McDonald Hobley
Unknown:
Joe Loss
Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Produced By:
Edward Taylor

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Ring George Scott to put your question in person to
Lord Soper, past President of the Methodist Conference and Superintendent of the West London Mission, Kingsway Hall To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed](12 lines) will take them from 6.30 pm onward, as well as while the programme is on the air. Produced by WALTER WALLICH

Contributors

Unknown:
George Scott
Produced By:
Walter Wallich

Combined choirs of the City of Swansea lead the audience in carols we all know and love Organist JOHN FUSSELL
Conductor ARWYN WALTERS
Introduced by DILLWYN OWEN From the Brangwyn Hall

Contributors

Organist:
John Fussell
Introduced By:
Dillwyn Owen

A fantasia dreamed up by Spike Milligan
His special guest Dudley Moore with JOHN BLUTHAL
VILMA HOLLINGBERY
JONATHAN KELLY
THE DUDLEY MOORE TRIO
Written by SPIKE MILLIGAN
Produced by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Spike Milligan
Unknown:
Dudley Moore
Unknown:
John Bluthal
Unknown:
Vilma Hollingbery
Unknown:
Jonathan Kelly
Unknown:
Dudley Moore
Written By:
Spike Milligan
Produced By:
John Browell

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