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The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fitwith EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news; weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today, including at 7.25 Sportsdesk with a report from Karachi on the Third Test; 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:
Douglas Cameron
Unknown:
Fitwith Eileen Fowler

9.30 History in Evidence Tudor Britain
5: Sir Francis Drake written by ALISON PLOWDEN
9.45 Listening and Reading II Robinson Crusoe by Defoe read by JOHN HOLLIS (2)

Contributors

Written By:
Alison Plowden
Read By:
John Hollis

10.30 Music Workshop II The Pennine Way
A musical impression for radio by HAROLD MASSINGHAM and GERARD VICTORY
Producer WILLIAM MURPHY
11.0 Inquiry
Unit 4: Eating and Living
5: General Booth's Christmas Dinner. Script by ELAINE MOORE and DEREK FARMER . Interviews by PHILIP HOLLAND
11.20 Discovery
Bread 3: Grist to the mill by ARTHUR VIALLS
Presented by RICHARD BEBB Producer ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Art and Humanities Light in Action
Script by DAVID BELLAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Harold Massingham
Producer:
William Murphy
Script By:
Elaine Moore
Script By:
Derek Farmer
Unknown:
Philip Holland
Unknown:
Arthur Vialls
Presented By:
Richard Bebb
Producer:
Arthur Vialls
Script By:
David Bellan

Presenter Joan Yorke Consumer Style
You Can'See the Join-or can you? AUDREY KAVE looks at the cost and efficiency of hair pieces.
With other items and your letters in What's on Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations

Contributors

Unknown:
Audrey Kave

2.0 Movement, Mime and Music by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books. Plays, Poems Listeners' Own Plays
Series edited by STUART EVANS
2.45 Nature
Darwin and the Finches by CHRISTINE DUDLEY

Contributors

Music By:
James Dodding
Edited By:
Stuart Evans
Unknown:
Christine Dudley

No Machine Guns after Midnight by BILL LYONS with Peter Barkworth
Edward Revie wants to throw up his safe and well-paid job and devote himself to writing a novel. But he doesn'get much encouragement from anyone - least of all his son.
Producer JANE GRAHAM
(Peter Barkworth is in ' Crown Matrimonial' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Lyons
Unknown:
Peter Barkworth
Unknown:
Edward Revie
Producer:
Jane Graham
Unknown:
Peter Barkworth
Bore:
Ronald Herdman
Edward Revie:
Peter Barkworth
Roger:
Nigel Anthony
Betty:
Frances Jeater
James:
John Rowe
Janet:
Kate Binchy
Susan:
Marian Diamond

A portrait for radio of Sir Gerald du Maurier name uapnne au Maurier remembers her father, the successful yet melancholic matinée idol - one of the greatest exponents of ' elegant naturalism' in British theatre and the last of the great actor-managers. with Angela and Jeanne du Maurier Sir Felix Aylmer , Celia Johnson Nicholas Llewelyn-Davies
Interviews by SHERIDAN MORLEY Producer JOHN KNIGHT (People: page 5)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Felix Aylmer
Unknown:
Celia Johnson
Unknown:
Nicholas Llewelyn-Davies
Unknown:
Sheridan Morley
Producer:
John Knight

Rente Houston, Marjorie Proops Teddy Beverley , Polly Elwes In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Marjorie Proops
Unknown:
Teddy Beverley
Unknown:
Polly Elwes
Unknown:
Anona Winn
Unknown:
Ian Messiter
Producer:
Christopher Serle

Letter from a Lady by BERKELY MATHER with Dandy Nichols and Sean Barrett
Ma Tante has spent a lifetime in India, as soldier's wife, as RSM's widow. She buys and sells second-hand clothes and is patronised and despised by the officers' wives.
Now comes young Jeremy Pentreath from Government House, offering for sale a tweed suit and leaving, in one of the pockets, a highly compromising letter from a lady.
Producer JOHN CARDY
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dandy Nichols
Unknown:
Sean Barrett
Unknown:
Ma Tante
Unknown:
Jeremy Pentreath
Producer:
John Cardy
MaTante:
Dandy Nichols
Mrs Hogarth:
Sandra Clark
Tina:
Ursula Mohan
Pentreath:
Sean Barrett
Bannerjee:
Saeed Jaffrey
Sir Benley Hesketh:
Rolf Lefebvri
Lilian, his wife:
Madeleine Cannon

with John Julius Norwich
The pick of the new books including:
The Oxford Book of Twentieth - Century English Verse, chosen by Philip Larkin : reviewed by DAVID HOLBROOK
Alex by Nigel Nicolson : the life of Earl Alexander of Tunis, reviewed by SIR JOHN HACKETT. Prancing Novelist by Brigid Brophy - a study of Ronald Firbank
Indecent Exposure by Tom Sharpe : a comic novel set in South Africa: reviewed by NINA BAWDEN
Also, two volumes of stories about country life: Acky by George Ewart Evans , and Purl and Plain by David Garnett , reviewed by RONALD BLYTHE Producer KRISHAN KUMAR
(More about books in Kalcidoscope: next Mon 10.30 pm R4)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Julius Norwich
Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Reviewed By:
David Holbrook
Unknown:
Nigel Nicolson
Unknown:
Earl Alexander
Reviewed By:
Sir John Hackett.
Unknown:
Brigid Brophy
Unknown:
Ronald Firbank
Unknown:
Tom Sharpe
Reviewed By:
Nina Bawden
Unknown:
George Ewart Evans
Unknown:
David Garnett
Reviewed By:
Ronald Blythe
Producer:
Krishan Kumar

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