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The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
6.50 Travel news, What's on 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
7.50 Travel news
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:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Robert Robinson

Lance Percival , Linda Blandford Fritz Spiegl , Zrna Skinner Kenneth Robinson and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Producer MICHAEL EMBER

Contributors

Unknown:
Lance Percival
Unknown:
Linda Blandford
Unknown:
Fritz Spiegl
Unknown:
Zrna Skinner
Unknown:
Kenneth Robinson
Producer:
Michael Ember

A Service of Thanksgiving in Westminster Abbey Fanfare
Hymn: Praise, my soul, the Kmg of Heaven
Introduction by The Dean Introit: Psalm 37
Passages from the 1928 Prayer Book Marriage Service
Read by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
THE RT REV R. SELBY WRIGHT , CVO, DD
Ephesians 3, vv 14-19 St John 15, vv 9-12
Personal Blessing by The Archbishop of Canterbury Prayers by the Precentor The Lord is my Shepherd Prayers of Dedication
Hymn: Let all the world in every corner sing
Prayer and Final Blessing by THE DEAN
National Anthem with Fanfare CHOIR OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Master of the Choristers and Organist DOUGLAS GUEST TRUMPETERS OF THE
ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC (Kneller Hall)
Scene described by AUDREY RUSSELL

Contributors

Unknown:
R. Selby Wright
Unknown:
Audrey Russell

by JAMES STEPHENS
' There used to be all kinds of creatures in the world when I was a boy - there was a cow that I remember to this day because I saw her crying....
(From the BBC Sound Archives)

Contributors

Unknown:
James Stephens

Presenter Joan Yorke Work and Motley
Good Shorthand and Typing ... : what's it really like being a secretary-dead end or start of a worthwhile career? ROSEMARY SIMON investigates
For a Rainy Day?: National Savings are booming. The Chairman of the National Savings Committee. S)R ROBERT BELLINGER , explains who is saving and for what
VHF South West: see Variations

Contributors

Presenter:
Joan Yorke
Unknown:
Rosemary Simon
Unknown:
Robert Bellinger

Music for The Queen
An anthology of music for royal occasions
Presented by AUDREY RUSSELL Part 1: Royal Prelude
2.12* GODFREY TALBOT SetS the scene at Guildhall where The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are being entertained to luncheon by the Corporation of London
Rt Hon The Lord Mayor proposes the toast to
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh
Her Majesty The Queen replies
2.35* Music for The Queen Part 2: Royal Suite
Producers MADEAU STEWART and ARTHUR PHILLIPS

Contributors

Presented By:
Audrey Russell
Unknown:
Godfrey Talbot
Producers:
Madeau Stewart
Producers:
Arthur Phillips

Great Expectations
The novel by CHARLES DICKENS abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES
Read by David Buck
The early chapters, concerned with Pip's childhood. are set in the misty marshlands where Dickens spent some years of his own childhood. 1: The Convict
Producer TREVOR HILL (from Manchester)

Contributors

Novel By:
Charles Dickens
Unknown:
Howard Jones
Read By:
David Buck

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening: presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather

Contributors

Presented By:
Robert Williams

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain
This week's guests: Hugh Paddick as Mr Fox, Frank Williams as Mr Dawson, Dudley Jones as Mr Parry Jones
(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
Pauline Devaney
Writer:
Edwin Apps
Producer:
John Dyas
The Archdeacon:
Robertson Hare
The Bishop:
William Mervyn
The Dean:
John Barron
The Chaplain:
Jonathan Cecil
Mr Fox:
Hugh Paddick
Mr Dawson:
Frank Williams
Mr Parry Jones:
Dudley Jones

1939-1945
Five programmes from an award-winning series first broadcast in 1969 of crucial events in the War at Sea. 1:
A Classic Action The story of the Battle of the River Plate - part 1
Narrated by Michael Flanders with Eric Francis and WILFRID CARTER , PETER PRATT
JAMES THOMASON. PETER TUDDENHAM and LOCKWOOD WEST
Naval Historical Adviser
LTCMDR PETER KEMP . OBE, RN (Ret) Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Flanders
Unknown:
Eric Francis
Unknown:
Wilfrid Carter
Unknown:
Peter Pratt
Unknown:
James Thomason.
Unknown:
Peter Tuddenham
Unknown:
Lockwood West
Unknown:
Peter Kemp
Produced By:
John Bridges

After a comic tour of the Continent this week Frank Muir takes a rather surprised look at
How They See Us with illustrations from HUGH PADDICK and the voices of JOHN CI.EESE, TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
GERARD HOFFNUNG
NINA and FREDERIK PETER SELLERS and SOPHIA LOREN EARTHA KITT and others Producer SIMON BRETT

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Hugh Paddick
Unknown:
Donald Swann
Unknown:
Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown:
Frederik Peter
Unknown:
Sophia Loren
Unknown:
Eartha Kitt
Producer:
Simon Brett

The Government Inspector
NIKOLAI GOGOL'S comedy freely adapted by HENRY LIVINGS
' Gentlemen. I've a piece of very unpleasant news for us all. The Royal Commission on Local Government Practice is sending an Inspector here.' John Alexander St John Lestocq-Granville, Assistant-
Assistant Under Secretary at
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (from Leeds)

Contributors

Adapted By:
Henry Livings
Producer:
Alfred Bradley
Mayor of Daisy:
Tony Tundish,
Nook:
Arthur Lowe
Annie, his Wife:
Barbara New
Marrie,his daughter:
Sylvia Brayshay
Amos Fidler, Chairman of the Bench:
John Sharp
Artemus Phelp Beadle:
,david Jackson
John Crawley,Master:
.Colin Edwynn
the Home Office:
James Beck
Thad,his manservant:
Colin Edwynn
Independent Gentlemen::
Faraday Brian Miller
Halliday:
Geoffrey Wheeler
Police Superintendant Clench:
Henry Livings
PC Twist:
Brian Miller
Mrs Lillicrap, Landladyof the Bird in Hand:
Nita Valerie
Mr Spencer,Building Contractor:
Bryan Pringle
Waiter:
Harry Markham
Whatsisname, maid at thehome of the Mayor:
Veronica Doran

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