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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 col 5
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones

Tommy Handley
The Man Who Was Thursday
Second of a new series devoted to the greats of show business. How did this private, inscrutable man become the idol of every wartime listener? Why is he so little known to the post-war generation?
This new profile of Tommy Handley is arranged and presented by FRANK DIXON.
Additional research AUDREY KAYE Produced by HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tommy Handley
Unknown:
Tommy Handley
Unknown:
Frank Dixon.
Produced By:
Herbert Smith

Fyfe Robertson wanders around some of Scotland's many islands, meets the people and sees the sights. 1: Orkney
Poets, the prehistoric relics, lobster fishermen and local newspapers, and Hoy's genuine old men.
Produced by JOHN GRAY

Contributors

Unknown:
Fyfe Robertson
Produced By:
John Gray

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music played by London Studio Strings conducted by Stanford Robinson, Benjamin Luxon (baritone), David Willison (piano)

Contributors

Presenter:
Sidney Harrison
Musicians:
London Studio Strings
Conductor:
Stanford Robinson
Baritone:
Benjamin Luxon
Pianist:
David Willison

Ten portraits by JULIA SMALL 5. Sweet Seventeen
(Evelina, from Evelina, or a Young Lady's Entrance into the World by FANNY BURNEY) Narrated and produced by DAVID DAVIS
• We are to go this evening to a private ball given by a very fashionable lady. I have just had mv hair dressed. You cannot think how oddly my head feels. Full of powder and black pins. I believe you would hardly know me!
12.0 Announcements

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Produced By:
David Davis
Evelina:
Patricia Gallimore
Mr Villars:
James Thomason
Sir John Belmont:
James Thomason
Mr Macartney:
Wilfrid Carter
Sir Clement WilIoughby:
Wilfrid Carter

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
Budget Holidays for the Family: some suggestions from TIM MATTHEWS
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 5

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Matthews

An Aesthetic Experience
A comedy by MICHAEL SADLER with Richard Briers , Barbara Couper Zena Walker , and Aubrey Woods Music by DAVID WATKINS
Mrs Gulliver 's world is devoted to Art, Imagination, and Memory. Madeleine Potts is Natural. Real, and inclined to think of the Future. It is not easy for Ashby Gulliver to keep a steady course between Scylla and Charybdis.
Marthe Sucharnon. a Former
Chess Professional. BETTY HARDY
The Vicar, a vicar...PETER PRATT Sainte-Claude, poete et musi-
Cien GEORGES LAMBERT
Produced JOHN TYDEMAN
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.

Contributors

Comedy By:
Michael Sadler
Unknown:
Richard Briers
Unknown:
Barbara Couper
Unknown:
Zena Walker
Unknown:
Aubrey Woods
Music By:
David Watkins
Music By:
Mrs Gulliver
Unknown:
Ashby Gulliver
Unknown:
Peter Pratt
Unknown:
Cien Georges Lambert
Produced:
John Tydeman
Mrs Gulliver, a devotee of Art:
Barbara Couper
Ashby Gulliver, her son:
Richard Briers
Madeleine Potts, a devotee of Life:
Zena Walker
Vershinin, a Revolutionary Tutor:
Malcolm Hayes
Louis Davis, an Aesthetic Athlete:
Charles Hyatt
Annesmith, a Good Cook:
Margot Boyd
Prentiss, the Perfect Butler:
Aubrey Woods

The autobiography of His Holiness The Dalai Lama edited by DAVID HOWARTH abridged in four parts by EILEEN CAPEL
Read by David Spenser 1: The Search for the Reincarnation
' They brought with them two identical black rosaries, one of which had belonged to the thirteenth Dalai Lama. When they offered them both to me, I took the one which was his and - so I am told - put it round my own neck.'
Produced by DAVID H. GODFREY

Contributors

Unknown:
Dalai Lama
Edited By:
David Howarth
Read By:
David Spenser
Unknown:
Dalai Lama.
Produced By:
David H. Godfrey
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

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by jean STROUD
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat. 4.30)

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Ellison
Unknown:
Jean Stroud
Produced By:
Phyllis Robinson

Nicholas Parsons takes a look at who's talking and the issues they're talking about, with the help and hindrance of an invited audience at Broadcasting House. London.
This week's special guest casting a personal eye over the events of the last week is Humphrey Lyttelton and John Wells comments from Unusually Reliable Sources Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown:
John Wells
Produced By:
Anne Duncan-Jones

Presented by Norman Moss
A search for the causes which have made it a year of gloom in some British shipyards, despite a world-wide ship-building boom.
The men in the boardroom, the men on the job. and the men who buy the ships explain their attitudes and discuss the future of Britain's shipbuilders.
Produced by ROLAND CHALLIS

Contributors

Presented By:
Norman Moss
Produced By:
Roland Challis

with DENISE COFFEY, JONATHAN CECIL, DAVID GOODERSON, DAVID JASON, BILL WALLIS
Written by PETER SPENCE with additional material by DAVID RENWICK
Produced by DAVID HATCH

Contributors

Unknown:
Denise Coffey
Unknown:
Jonathan Cecil
Unknown:
David Gooderson
Unknown:
David Jason
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Written By:
Peter Spence
Unknown:
David Renwick
Produced By:
David Hatch

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