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

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Robert Robinson

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

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music played by played by LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by MICHAEL MOORES ROBIN MILLER (oboe)
WILFRID PARRY (piano)

Contributors

Introduces:
Sidney Harrison
Conducted By:
Michael Moores
Oboe:
Robin Miller

Ten portraits by JULIA SMALL 2:Yuuny Man on the Make
(Mr Slope from Barchester Towers by ANTHONY TROLLOPE) Narrated and produced by DAVID DAVIS
'It is well known that the family of the Slopes never starve. They always fall on their feet like cats.'

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Slope
Produced By:
David Davis
Anthony Trollope:
Lockwood West
Mr Slope:
Wilfrid Carter
Mrs Proudie:
Kathleen Helme

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family
Howmucha Day?: MAUREEN O'CONNOR surveys the changing milk scene.
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 W1A 1AA: or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see col 1

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Yorke
Unknown:
Maureen O'Connor

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 For Services Rendered written and adapted by HARRY GREEN
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE (Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Contributors

Unknown:
A. J. Cronin
Unknown:
Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown:
Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown:
Janet Bill Simpson
Adapted By:
Harry Green
Arrangement With:
Graham Stewart
Produced By:
Peter Titheradge
Dr Snoddie:
Eric Woodburn
Willie Cochrane:
Henry Stamper
Mrs Cochrane:
Margot Boyd
Matron:
Margot Boyd
Sheriff:
John Dunbar
Mr Grant:
Antony Higginson
Mr Muir:
Douglas Blackwell
Constable:
Sean Arnold
Usher:
Sean Arnold

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 16: Events too big for men
1944. At Barford the atomic bomb has become an imminent probability, but with the technical problems almost solved the scientists begin to concern themselves with the moral implications of their work.
Produced by ROGER PINE Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Produced By:
Roger Pine
Producer:
Norman Wright
Lewis Eliot:
Geoffrey Matthews
Sir Hector Rose:
John Bentley
Walter Luke:
Michael Kilgarriff
Martin Eliot:
John Samson
Sawbridge:
Jon Rollason
Pearson:
John Forrest
Mounteney:
Patrick Tull
Francis Getliffe:
Simon Lack
Irene:
Joanna Wake

The novel by GAVIN LYALL adapted as an eight-part serial by BETTY DAVIES with Edward Woodward and Toby Robins
7: The Elusive Captain Parker Who is Captain Parker? Bert and Elizabeth find the answer - an answer that threatens their lives.

Contributors

Novel By:
Gavin Lyall
Unknown:
Betty Davies
Unknown:
Edward Woodward
Unknown:
Toby Robins

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN invites FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post. Produced by KENNETH FORD
Questions (on postcards) to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS2 9PX

Contributors

Unknown:
Franklin Engelmann
Unknown:
Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown:
Alan Gemmell
Produced By:
Kenneth Ford
Unknown:
Woodhouse Lane

A series of short stories by ARNOLD BENNETT adapted by BARRY CAMPBELL 7: Phantom
Mr Lionel Woolley , bank manager and ' amazing instance of a creature without a soul ', is brought into contact with 1 those secret forces beyond human ken.'
Reader GEORGE WOOLLEY
Produced by JAMES DUCKETT (from Birmingham)

Contributors

Stories By:
Arnold Bennett
Adapted By:
Barry Campbell
Unknown:
Mr Lionel Woolley
Reader:
George Woolley
Produced By:
James Duckett
on BBC Radio 4 FM

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

Contributors

Presented By:
William Hardcastle
Presented By:
Roger Cook

Written by DAVID CUMMING and DEREK COLLYER starring
Bill Fraser as Me and with Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK

Contributors

Written By:
David Cumming
Written By:
Derek Collyer
Unknown:
Bill Fraser
Produced By:
Trafford Whitelock
The Missus:
Patricia Hayes
Mr Harris:
Robert Doming
Rita:
Stella Tanner
Mr Diplock:
John Graham
Maggie:
Andria Lawrence

[number removed]
Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to
Sir Francis Chichester , air navigator, pilot and yachtsman To promote a maximum flow o] 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
(Shortened version: Wednesday, 9.35 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Francis Chichester
Produced By:
Walter Wallich

Cosima von Biilow Compiled and written by ANTHONY WILKINSON
Three women played a decisive role in the life of Wagner. One he married, one he renounced, and one married him. The third, Cosima von Biilow , came to him in the evening of his life ...
Narrated by Richard Bebb with with KATHERINE PARR , ELIZABETH PROUD RONALD HERDMAN , TREVOR MARTIN CLIFFORD NORGATE , DAVID VALLA Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Written By:
Anthony Wilkinson
Unknown:
Cosima von Biilow
Unknown:
Richard Bebb
Unknown:
Katherine Parr
Unknown:
Elizabeth Proud
Unknown:
Ronald Herdman
Unknown:
Trevor Martin
Unknown:
Clifford Norgate
Produced By:
John Powell
Richard Wagner:
David Buck
Olwen Griffiths:
Cosima Von Biilow
Minna Wagner:
Gwen Watford

We don't say the President is wrong. We say 'Mr President. would you please reconsider...?'
In Indonesia you only contradict politely; the opposition believe in co-operation; the army leads a civilian government; the people believe they are all descended from heroes: corruption is a barrier to progress, and the only thing that makes it possible.
In a recent visit to this little-known South-East Asian country, John Tusa explores some of the contradictions resulting from Indonesian attempts at that difficult reconciliation of ancient traditions with the pressures of modern economic reality.

Contributors

Presenter:
John Tusa
Producer:
Anne Duncan-Jones

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