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The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
S.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
METROPOLITAN ANTHONY OF SOUROZH
7.50 Travel news, What's on VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35 Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations

Contributors

Introduced By:
Robert Robinson
Introduced By:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Eileen Fowler

To cull or not to cullt
Within the next few weeks some 2.000 grey seals are due to be shot on the Fame Islands off the coast of Northumberland - shot for the good of the seal colony as a whole. What lies behind this decision? Is the cull fully justified? And will it really have the desired effect?
These questions are discussed by NIGEL BONNER of the Seals Research Unit, JOHN COULSON , and JOHN WORKMAN of the National Trust.
Chairman JEFFERY BOSWALL Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Bonner
Unknown:
John Coulson
Unknown:
John Workman
Unknown:
Jeffery Boswall
Producer:
Dilys Breese

9.30 History in Evidence Anglo-Saxon Britain
1: Beowulf and Sutton Hoo written by BARRY CARMAN
9.45 Listening and Reading I
The Iron Man by TED HUGHES (i)
9.55 La Parole aux Jeunes
French III. 6 Ma ville - Dole (radiovision): edited and compiled by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
10.5 Poetry Corner
Cherries, apples and pears

Contributors

Unknown:
Sutton Hoo
Written By:
Barry Carman
Unknown:
Ted Hughes
Unknown:
Raymond Escoffey

10.30 Music Workshop II
Continuing the story of Mutiny on the Cutty Sark by JOHN PARRY , with music arranged by IAN HUMPHRIS
11.0 Inquiry. Unit II: A Place Fit to Live In. 1: Neighbourhood written by JOCELYN HAY (14-16 age group)
11.20 Discovery
The Unseen World
3: Your very good health by BRIAN GEAR and ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Guitar School (11)
Introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT

Contributors

Unknown:
Cutty Sark
Unknown:
John Parry
Arranged By:
Ian Humphris
Written By:
Jocelyn Hay
Unknown:
Brian Gear
Guitar:
Arthur Vialls
Introduced By:
Michael Jessett

Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
Showerproof? Waterproof?
Stormproof? MARGARET HOWARD asks: what makes a raincoat really rainproof?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? (Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA)
VHF South West: see Variations

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Howard

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop gives a present starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barren as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain Guest Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley Producer JOHN DYAS
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Pauline Devaney
Unknown:
Robertson Hare
Unknown:
William Mervyn
Unknown:
John Barren
Unknown:
Jonathan Cecil
Unknown:
Joan Sanderson
Unknown:
Mrs Pugh-Critchley
Producer:
John Dyas

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems
Madame La Gimp by DAMON RUNYON , read by STEPHEN THORNE
2.45 Nature: Starlings written and presented by ERIC SIMMS

Contributors

Music By:
James Dodding
Unknown:
Damon Runyon
Read By:
Stephen Thorne
Presented By:
Eric Simms

Traitor's Gate
A new thriller serial in three parts by A. R. RAWLINSON 1:Robert
Money is still the root of all evil, as Robert Ringwell finds out. Although he's prepared to do almost anything for money, he soon finds he's bitten off more than he can chew.
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING

Contributors

Unknown:
A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown:
Robert Ringwell
Producer:
Christopher Venning
Andrew Easter:
Alan Rowe
David Rannock:
Michael Johnson
Joe:
Michael Ridgway
Harry:
Manning Wilson
John Stone:
John Rowe
Robert Ringwell:
Terry Scully
Aunt Rachel:
Sheila Grant
Caspar:
John Rowe
Nutar Meridian:
David Graham
Madame Meridian:
Olwen Griffiths
Woman at seance:
Sheila Raynor
Man at seance:
Alba

And so I tried then to make a little catalogue of people I admired and loved, some I knew and some I didn'know, in a sort of intimate way with little stories about them that I'd dined out on many times
Sir John Gielgud talks to CHARLES LEFEAUX about his new book of theatrical reminiscences and reads a number of extracts.
(John Gielgud in The Browning Version by Terence Ratti gan: Friday 3.0 pm, Radio 4. See also tonight at 9.0)

Contributors

Talks:
Sir John Gielgud
Unknown:
Charles Lefeaux
Unknown:
John Gielgud
Unknown:
Terence Ratti

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by Ren6e Houston, Nancy Wise Jonquil Antony , Gwen Grant In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Nancy Wise
Unknown:
Jonquil Antony
Unknown:
Gwen Grant
Unknown:
Anona Winn
Unknown:
Ian Messiter
Producer:
Christopher Serle

Written by Spike Milligan
Starring Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan
With Ray Ellington and his Quartet, Max Geldray, Andrew Timothy and The Wally Stott Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight.

A second chance to hear The Last Goon Show of All, a programme specially written and performed for the BBC's anniversary.
Peter Sellers: Grytpype-Thynne, Bluebottle, Major Denis Bloodnok, Henry Crun.
Harry Secombe: Neddy Seagoon in floral cretonne.
Spike Milligan: Eccles, Minnie Bannister, Moriarty.
Ray Ellington and his Quartet: Ellinga.
Max Geldray: Conks.
Announcer: Andrew Timothy.
And the original Wally Stott Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight.
Written by Spike Milligan.

The Goon Show was recorded in the Camden Theatre, London, in the presence of a distinguished audience: this broadcast is unusual in including part of the welcome to the audience before the show. The entire performance is available on a BBC Stereo record.

Contributors

Writer:
Spike Milligan
Producer:
John Browell
Grytpype-Thynne, Bluebottle, Major Denis Bloodnok, Henry Crun:
Peter Sellers
Neddy Seagoon:
Harry Secombe
Eccles, Minnie Bannister, Moriarty:
Spike Milligan
Ellinga:
Ray Ellington
Musicians:
Ray Ellington and his Quartet
Harmonicist:
Max Geldray
Announcer:
Andrew Timothy
Musicians:
The Wally Stott Orchestra
Conductor:
Peter Knight
Producer:
John Browell

with Magnus Magnusson
'I am an English gentleman and no one shall insult me with impunity ...' Wellinpton, Pillar of State, the second volume of Elizabeth Longford 's biography of the Iron Duke, reviewed by ALUN CHALFONT
RONALD HARWOOD discusses Lewis and Sybil, a. memoir by John Casson , and Distinguished Company by John Gielgud.
DENNIS DUNCANSON examines some fact and fiction by two Far Eastern correspondents: Foreign Correspondent by Anthony Lawrence and Any Number Can Play by Dennis Bloodworth
VERNON SCANNELL reviews new novels by John Braine , Bryan Moore and Yukio Mishima. Producer PATRICIA BRENT

Contributors

Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
Elizabeth Longford
Reviewed By:
Alun Chalfont
Reviewed By:
Ronald Harwood
Unknown:
John Casson
Unknown:
John Gielgud.
Unknown:
Dennis Duncanson
Unknown:
Anthony Lawrence
Play By:
Dennis Bloodworth
Play By:
Vernon Scannell
Unknown:
John Braine
Unknown:
Bryan Moore
Unknown:
Yukio Mishima.
Producer:
Patricia Brent

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