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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

Talking Point: reflecting listeners' queries and comments on wildlife and the countryside.
A special edition before an invited audience to mark the opening of the Epping Forest Conservation Centre.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE (from Bristol)
Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones
Produced By:
Dilys Breese

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music played by BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conductor KENNETH ALWYN KREIN SAXOPHONE QUARTET directed by JACK BRYMER

Contributors

Introduces:
Sidney Harrison
Conductor:
Kenneth Alwyn
Directed By:
Jack Brymer

Ten portraits by JULIA SMALL 3: Just an Ordinary Girl
(Jeanie Deans , from The Heart of Midlothian by SIR WALTER SCOTT)
Narrated by DAVID DAVIS
'There was nothing romantic about Jeanie and her only peculiar charm was an air of inexpressible serenity, which a good conscience, kind feelings, contented temper and the regular discharge of all her duties, spread over her features.'
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeanie Deans
Unknown:
David Davis
Produced By:
Graham Gauld
Sir Walter SCOtt:
Wilfrid Carter
Jeanie Deans:
Hilda Kriseman
David Deans:
Malcolm Hayes
Robertson:
Nigel Lambert
Dumbiedikes:
Michael Deacon

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Borrowing Money: RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE looks at what's in it for you, and your liabilities also
These patients really need my help: a Sister in a mental hospital talks about her work to JOAN YORKE
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Yorke
Unknown:
Joan Yorke

with Bernard Miles , Betty Marsden Written by HARRY IBBETSON based on-the characters in the Larkin family saga by H. E. BATES
13: Ma's Surprise
It's Ma's birthday, and happy and contented Ma is not an easy person to give a present to. She's got all she wants-except, perhaps, a complete surprise.
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
Pop:
Bernard Miles
Ma:
Betty Marsden
Primrose:
Alexa Romanes
Mariette:
Alexa Romanes
Montgomery:
Margaret Wolfit
Charley:
Michael Harbour
Twins:
Eva Stuart
Victoria:
Jane Knowles

An adaptation in three parts of the novel by HONORÉ DE BALZAC by JOAN O'CONNOR with Alethea Charlton 2: The Hand is Played
' I'll pull them all down: beggar and ruin them, and hound them into the grave.'
After hearing that her cousin is to marry the man she herself had saved from death, Cousin Bette determines on the destruction of the Hulot family.
Produced by JANE GRAHAM

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan O'Connor
Unknown:
Alethea Charlton
Unknown:
Cousin Bette
Produced By:
Jane Graham
Bette Fischer:
Alethea Charlton
Baron Hector Hulot:
William Fox
Hortense Hulot:
Marian Diamond
Adeline Hulot:
Jill Balcon
Count Wenceslas de Steinbock:
Sandor Eles
Valerie Marneffe:
Shirley Dixon
Celestin Crevel:
Christopher Benjamin
Rivet:
Leslie Heritage
Jean-Paul Marneffe:
Ronald Herdman
Sheriff's Officer:
Douglas Blackwell
Johann Fischer:
Lewis Stringer
Vauvinet:
Gerald Cross
General de Fortzheim:
Ernest Hare

Ellaline Terriss, widow of Sir Seymour Hicks, died last month shortly after her 100th birthday.
Some of her friends and colleagues pay tribute to this star of the Edwardian theatre. Those taking part: SIR MICHAEL BALCON DAME GLADYS COOPER BASIL DEAN, ZENA DARE IVY ST HELIER EVELYN LAYE. GODFREY WINN
Compiled and introduced by LEONARD PEARCEY
Produced by RICHARD WILLCOX

Contributors

Unknown:
Ellaline Terriss
Unknown:
Seymour Hicks
Unknown:
Sir Michael Balcon
Unknown:
Dame Gladys Cooper
Unknown:
St Helier
Unknown:
Evelyn Lave.
Introduced By:
Leonard Pearcey
Produced By:
Richard Willcox

by DUNCAN KYLE abridged for radio in five parts by BERTHA LONSDALE
Dr John Edwards , an English surgeon working in New York, has become involved in the American Central Intelligence Agency's investigation into the death of Professor Ward. 3: We Get the Message
Reader GEOFFREY WHEELER
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown:
Bertha Lonsdale
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 Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
William Hardcastle
Presented By:
Roger Cook

ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair Produced by BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

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

by David Greenwood
Perry Girl is running in the Mallingford Novices Chase. Six people watch the race-we follow it and learn how the result affects them. For two of them though, it's more than just a race.

(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
David Greenwood
Producer:
Gerry Jones
Tony:
Nigel Anthony
Anne:
Jane Knowles
Joe:
John Hollis
Nora:
Anne Jameson
Jim:
Frederick Treves
Ron:
Anthony Jackson
Commentator:
David Valla
Policeman:
Leslie Heritage
Mr Paignton:
Douglas Blackwell

With MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
HAMMOND INNES reviews The Four Suns, Jacques Soustelle 's reflections of an ethnologist in Mexico
JONATHAN RABAN, prompted by a new book about Katherine Mansfield , The Memory of LM, looks at some of her stories
1 Wieland Wagner (1917-1966) stands as representative of the Germany of his generation ': JOHN JULIUS NORWICH talks about Geoffrey Skelton 's study of the composer's grandson, creator of the ' new Bayreuth' Produced by PATRICIA BRENT and DAN ZERDIN
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
Hammond Innes
Unknown:
Jacques Soustelle
Unknown:
Katherine Mansfield
Unknown:
Wieland Wagner
Talks:
John Julius Norwich
Unknown:
Geoffrey Skelton
Produced By:
Patricia Brent
Produced By:
Dan Zerdin

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