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

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Introduced By:
Jack de Manio
Introduced By:
Douglas Cameron

The record business has come full circle, and early recordings - scratch, hiss and all - are eagerly sought by record collectors and re-issued on LPs in vast numbers by the record companies.
Why is it that people are prepared to spend money and time pursuing them?
Ken Sykora investigates
Extravagantly illustrated by phonographic performances
Produced by DENNIS LOWER
(Shortened version of the programme broadcast on 25 March)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ken Sykora
Produced By:
Dennis Lower

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily-remembered music played by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by TERENCE LOVETT with DENIS VIGAY (cello)
WILFRID PARRY (piano)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sidney Harrison
Conducted By:
Terence Lovett
Cello:
Denis Vigay

by GEOFFREY MORGAN adapted as a serial reading in five parts by the author
Read by RICHARD HURNDALL I 2: Troubles
Joe wasn'the only one looking for Ben that morning. The police were looking for him too. They didn'ask any questions, but Joe assumed they wanted to see Ben about the fight Uncle Bert's shipmate Larry had started. That was bad enough, but after the police had gone, it was another shock to learn from the Ministry chauffeur that the very existence of the valley was threatened by a reservoir.

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Morgan
Read By:
Richard Hurndall

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Home and Family
Fashion's Fount- Paris or Chelsea?: NANCY WISE talks to GINETTE SPANIER , Directrice of Balmain
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA IAA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see col 1

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Yorke
Unknown:
Ginette Spanier

From the television series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay Come back little Willie written and adapted by DICK SHARPLES
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE (Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

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Unknown:
A. J. Cronin
Unknown:
Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown:
Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown:
Janet Bill Simpson
Adapted By:
Dick Sharples
Arrangement With:
Graham Stewart
Produced By:
Peter Titheradge
Willie Craig:
Bryden Murdoch
Maggie Craig:
Gudrun Ure
Mrs Drummond:
Margot Boyd
Ella Mackie:
Ellen McIntosh
Minister and Mungo:
James Thomason
Mr Morris and Policeman:
Sean Barrett
Jamie Macdougal:
Hector Ross

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 3: The Hard Way
Lewis Eliot. .. GEOFFREY MATTHEWS Sheila Knight. .... ELIZABETH PROUD Mrs Knight ............ MARGOT BOYD The Rev Mr Knight
JAMES THOMASON
Herbert Getliffe. ...EDWARD KELSEY Percy Hall. ....ANTONY HIGGINSON Mr March............JOHN GABRIEL Katherine March......EVA HADDON Charles March.....GABRIEL WOOLF Ann Simon. ....PATRICIA LEVENTON

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Unknown:
Lewis Eliot.
Unknown:
Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown:
Sheila Knight.
Unknown:
Mrs Knight
Unknown:
Margot Boyd
Unknown:
Mr Knight
Unknown:
James Thomason
Unknown:
Herbert Getliffe.
Unknown:
Edward Kelsey
Unknown:
Percy Hall.
Unknown:
Antony Higginson
Unknown:
John Gabriel
Unknown:
Gabriel Woolf
Unknown:
Ann Simon.
Unknown:
Patricia Leventon

A thriller serial in seven parts by DAVID ELLIS with Freddy Jaeger and Peter Pratt Part 1
' You will be dismissed from the Police Force and branded as a man who cannot be trusted... You will go to prison for six months.' Produced by ROGER PINE

Contributors

Unknown:
David Ellis
Unknown:
Freddy Jaeger
Produced By:
Roger Pine

abridged by SOFKA SKIPWITH read by GARARD GREEN
'For us there is held out no promise of crystal seas beside which we may sit, harping continuously. What an odd conception of heaven that is. Though sometimes able to make much distressing sound upon a barrel organ-what would our average man in the street do with a harp? ' Produced by JOHN CARDY

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Abridged By:
Sofka Skipwith
Read By:
Garard Green
Produced By:
John Cardy

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
William Hardcastle
Presented By:
Steve Race

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to Ginelte Spanier , Directrice of the Paris fashion house of Balmain, the only Englishwoman ever to hold such a position. Ask her not only about the world of high fashion and the women she dresses, but also about her adventures as a fugitive in France during the German occupation, and as Chief of civilian personnel of the American Forces Signal Headquarters
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:
Ginelte Spanier
Produced By:
Walter Wallich

This listing contains language that some may find offensive.

1: Insecurity and Fear
The first of two lectures In which Dr Bullock, modern historian, biographer of Hitler and Bevin, looks back on European politics of the last quarter of a century.
A broadcast version of last year's Stevenson Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Royal Institute of International Affairs
Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Produced By:
Leonie Cohn

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