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The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Mania and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 The News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia. Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced by CLIVE CUNNINGHAM ) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jack de Mania
Introduced By:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Clive Cunningham

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Rt Hon Richard Crossman , MP Charles Curran , mp Andrew Duncan with ROBIN DAY in the chair on the issue of the Queen's request for more pay
(Shortened version of Tuesday's broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Crossman
Unknown:
Charles Curran
Unknown:
Andrew Duncan

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by KENNETH ALWYN GERALDINE AND MARY PEPPIN (pianos)

Contributors

Introduces:
Sidney Harrison
Conducted By:
Kenneth Alwyn

by NORMAN SMYTHE
A political prisoner has been isolated in an empty castle for ten years, his only link with the outside world being his lailer with whom he has never exchanged a word. Such silence can destroy a man - but not always in the way intended.
The Prisoner.GEOFFREY MATTHEWS The Guard JOHN HOLLIS Produced by KAY PATRICK

Contributors

Unknown:
Norman Smythe
Unknown:
Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown:
John Hollis
Produced By:
Kay Patrick

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Making the most of your Member of Parliament: advice from GREV1LLE JANNBR , MP
I never learned to read: JOHN STOCKBRIDGE investigates what is being done to help adults with this hidden handicap.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Yorke
Unknown:
Grev1lle Jannbr

with Bernard Miles , Betty Marsden Written by HARRY IBBETSON based on the characters in the Larkin family saga by H. E. BATES
12: Pop Pops the Questions
Charley and Mariette's new bungalow is just about completed - without. of course, proper planning consent from the council, who send a bulldozer to knock the new building down. But Pop Larkin can manage a bulldozer anytime.
Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON
(Repeated: Saturday, 8.0 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Contributors

Unknown:
Bernard Miles
Unknown:
Betty Marsden
Written By:
Harry Ibbetson
Unknown:
H. E. Bates
Produced By:
Alastair Scott Johnston
Charley:
Michael Harbour
pop:
Bernard Miles
Ma:
Bem Marsden
Rev John Candy:
Alaric Cotter
Angela Snow:
Amanda Murray
Ted Hurkham:
Martin Friend
Mariette (:
Alexa Romanes
Montgomery:
Margaret Wolfit

Cousin Bette
An adaptation in three parts of the novel by HONORÉ DE BALZAC by JOAN O'CONNOR with Alethea Charlton
Part 1: The Cards are Dealt
' You think that because I'm thin and dark and ugly that no one can love me.' And certainly it's not easy to love
Bette- she is ugly and eccentric and she's also consumed by a fierce jealousy.
Produced by JANE GRAHAM †

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan O'Connor
Unknown:
Alethea Charlton
Produced By:
Jane Graham
Hortense Hulot:
Marian Diamond
Bette Fischer:
Alethea Charlton
Adeline Hulot:
Jill Balcon
Celestin Crevel:
Christopher Benjamin
Baron Hector Hulot:
Willlam Fox
Valerie Marneffe:
Shirley Dixon
Tpan-Paul Marneffe:
Ronald Herdman
Count Wenceslas de Steinbock:
Sandor Eles
Josepha:
Sheila Grant
Count de Fortzheim:
Ernest Hare
Bonville:
Antony Higginson

by DUNCAN KYLE abridged for radio in five parts by BERTHA LONSDALE
Quite out of the blue Dr John Edwards , an English surgeon working in New York, received a Russian technical pamphlet, postmarked Moscow. Then there were vicious attacks on him, and someone broke in and stole the empty envelope.
2: Mason and Dawson, CIA Reader GEOFFREY WHEELER
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr John Edwards
Reader:
Geoffrey Wheeler
Produced By:
Herbert Smith
on BBC Radio 4 FM

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

ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH ; PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Produced by BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown:
Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown:
David Franklin
Produced By:
Bobby Jaye

adapted from his novel by VIAN SMITH with Maureen Beck
Place: Dartmoor. Time: The present. The story of a horse.
'Let her stay, Hetty; both of them need each other. Remember that.'
Produced by BETTY DAVIES

Contributors

Novel By:
Vian Smith
Unknown:
Maureen Beck
Produced By:
Betty Davies
Brenda Carter:
Maureen Beck
George Carter:
John Bryning
Hetty Carter:
Marjorie Westbury
Grandfather:
Edgar Harrison
Harold Dibbens:
Alaric Cotter
Roger Jackson:
Nicholas Edmett
Eve Rickaby:
Rosemary Faith
Stephen Bassitt:
John Pullen
Hesketh:
Godfrey Kenton

With MAGNUS MAGNUSSON who talks to MICHAEL AYRTON about his new book of ' various essays on various arts The Rudiments of Paradise
MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE and JOHN .JULIUS NORWICH discuss Randolph Churchill - the Young Vnpretender, an anthology compiled by Kay Halle
ROBERT CUSHMAN reviews the new ' official ' biography of Sir John Gielgud by Ronald Hayman
GAVIN MILLAR looks at some of Nicholas Mosley's novels, in particular Natalie Natalia, published this week.
Produced by DAN ZERDIN

Contributors

Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
Michael Ayrton
Unknown:
Malcolm Muggeridge
Produced By:
Dan Zerdin

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