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Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Presented By:
John Humphrys
Read By:
Eugene Fraser

by NICHOLAS BEST, abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by James Saxon (1) An inexperienced young
Englishman is engaged as the maths master of an eccentric prep school in Kenya. He learns some amazing lessons in white and black mischief.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald Bancroft
Read By:
James Saxon
Producer:
Pamela Howe.

A Nation of Philistines?
In the sixth of seven discussions Matthew Parris , Paul Barker Jeff Nuttall and guests consider divers proposals for the improvement of our condition. 'Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue 'Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue ought to be sterilised
Researcher AMANDA MARES
Producer ANNE HINDS. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Matthew Parris
Unknown:
Paul Barker
Unknown:
Jeff Nuttall
Producer:
Anne Hinds.
Mattew Parris:
Adolf Hitler

from Wesley Chapel , Camborne, Cornwall led by SARAH rutty
Hymns (HP): Christ whose glory fills the skies (457); Seek ye first the kingdom of God (138);
Rejoice the Lord is King (243) Musical Director WINIFRED wing BBCBristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Wesley Chapel

Cliff Morgan continues his
Tayside journey. Among the people he meets is a man who earns his living by fishing for pearls, another who designs glass paperweights and fishermen who net salmon. In Dundee he watches a community play, with a cast of hundreds.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBCBristol. Stereo

Contributors

Producer:
Anthony Smith

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by MICHAEL O'DONNELL
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Unknown:
Dilys Powell
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Antonia Fraser
Unknown:
Denis Norden
Unknown:
Michael O'Donnell
Unknown:
Michael O'Donnell
Producer:
Pete Atkin.

Out of all the riches of English literature, perhaps one novel has penetrated the consciousness of women more than others: it has a compelling heroine, a powerful hero, a passionate romance and an urgent manifesto. Writers as disparate as Margaret Drabble P.D. James , Penelope Lively
Buchi Emecheta and Fay Weldon pay their own tribute to
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre , to be serialised from tomorrow.
Story: Day Trip to Scarborough by MARJORIE QUARTON Read by Thora Hird
'I'd enjoy a visit to Scarborough. The Max Jaffa Orchestra, the sea front, the gardens.... Yes, I'd like to see
Scarborough again.'
Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Drabble
Unknown:
P.D. James
Unknown:
Fay Weldon
Unknown:
Jane Eyre
Unknown:
Marjorie Quarton
Read By:
Thora Hird
Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Editor:
Clare Selerie-Grey

by P.G. WODEHOUSE adapted by PAT HOOKER with and All down to Aunt Dahlia's home in the country to sort out newt-loving, moon-swooning lovers.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted By:
Pat Hooker
Directed By:
Peter King.
Bertie:
Simon Cadell
Jeeves:
David Suchet
Gussie Fink-Nottle:
Trevor Nichols
Aunt Dahlia:
Anne Jameson
Tuppy:
Sean Arnold
Madeline Bassett:
Jenny Funnell
Angela Travers:
Yvonne Antrobus
Seppings:
Tim Reynolds
Headmaster:
Peter Howell

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Test Match report
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM. BBC. London W1A 1AA
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM5. 50-5. 55

Contributors

Presented By:
Valerie Singleton
Presented By:
Gordon Clough

The Story of Radio Comedy A Socialist government and rationing kept the comedy writers busy as 1950 approached, but change was in the air, as Russell Davies illustrates.
Written and compiled by RUSSELL DAVTES

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Davies
Unknown:
Russell Davtes

A documentary drama byERICBENTLEY
BBC Radio Drama presents the LA Classic Theatre Works with Ed Asner
Robert Foxworth Harry Hamlin
James Earl Jones and James Whitmore
Between 1947 and 1956 the House Un-American Activities Committee investigated the American cinema industry for evidence of Communist infiltration. The question 'Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?' affected the careers of many of Hollywood's most distinguished actors, writers and directors. The repercussions are still being felt today.
Introduced by Michael York
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS Producers GERRY JONES and MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ed Asner
Unknown:
Robert Foxworth
Unknown:
Harry Hamlin
Unknown:
James Earl Jones
Unknown:
James Whitmore
Introduced By:
Michael York
Directed By:
Martin Jenkins
Producers:
Gerry Jones
Producers:
Martin Jenkins.
Investigator:
James Whitmore
Chairman:
Ed Asner
Witness:
Richard Dreyfuss
Committee man:
Jack Coleman
Judy Garland:
Bonnie Bedeua
Sam G. Wood.:
Richard Masur
Edward Dmytryk:
Rene Auberjonois
Ring Lardner Jr ,:
Bud Cort
Larry Parks:
Robert Foxworth
Sterling Hayden:
Harry Hamlin
Abe Burrows:
Hector Elizondo
Lillian Hellman:
Bonnie Bedelia
Elia Kazan:
Joe Spano
Jerome Robbins:
Franklyn Seales
Lionel Stander:
Harris Yulin
Arthur Miller:
Richard Masur
Paul Robeson:
Jamese Arljones

The Norrington Experience
Conductor Roger Norrington puts down his baton to explain his philosophy of original performances to
Nicholas Kenyon.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Editor RICHARD BANNERMAN (R)

Contributors

Conductor:
Roger Norrington
Unknown:
Nicholas Kenyon.
Producer:
John Boundy
Editor:
Richard Bannerman

The Warden by ANTHONY TROLLOPE abridged in ten episodes by BETTY JOWITT
Read by Jeremy Nicholas (1)
The first of Trollope's popular 'Chronicles of Barsetshire' tells the story of Mr Harding , a clergyman of great personal integrity, who finds himself the central figure in a financial scandal that has reverberations far beyond the cathedral town ofBarchester.
1: Hirams's Hospital Producer BETTY JOWITT

Contributors

Read By:
Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown:
Mr Harding

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