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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Thought for the Day
6.50 Weather; programme news
6.55 South-East News

: Today The News

The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth Introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Weather; programme news
7.55 South-East News


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News

and more of Today
8.40 Todays Papers

: A Fighting Chance

by JOHN RIDGWAY and CHAY BLYTH read by the authors (3)


Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: Chay Blyth

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service

: My Kind of Country

Jamaica Dwight Whylie describes a return visit he made last year. Produced by JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Jamaica Dwight Whylie
Produced By: John Knight

: For Schools

Music and Movement 1

: Daily Service

NEM p 102: Light's abode, celestial Salem (BBC HB 250); Canticle 10: 1 Thessalonians 2, w 1-8 (NEB); Disposer supreme (BBC HB 226.'

: For Schools

Comment: pupils' reactions to the term's programmes
Introduced by LESLIE SMITH (Christian Focus)
10.50 Music Workshop 2
Follow-up: Music made by the children of Royal Kent Primary School. Oxshott
11.0 Time and Tune
Introduced by JOHN CAMBURN 8: Fun at the Zoo
Written and produced by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Your Work and Ideas by MARGERY MORRIS
Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man)
Johannesburg PETER LEHOLA talks about some of the problems of his native city
Produced and edited by ALEX HUNTER. (Geography)


Introduced By: Leslie Smith
Produced By: William Murphy
Introduced By: John Camburn
Produced By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Produced By: David Lyttle
Talks: Johannesburg Peter Lehola
Edited By: Alex Hunter.

: In Practice

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE and including:
200 Operations a Day: DR KAPOOR describes the ' eye-camps' he runs in rural India
Specialist in the Studio: a GP answers listeners' questions Produced by THENA HESHEL


Introduced By: Joan Yorke
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Twenty Questions

ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcaslle


Introduced By: William Hardcaslle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story Charlie and the bright Moon by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Story Charlie
Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: For Schools

Writing by Listeners
Writing by children listening to the series: arranged and produced by JOAN GRIFFITHS (Living Language)
2.20 Poetry Corner
Let's Hear it Again


Produced By: Joan Griffiths

: Musical Bridge

BBC Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Looking Ahead
Learning About Life 8: On Your Own
Arranged by MICHAEL SMEE


Arranged By: Michael Smee

: Afternoon Theatre A Nice Change

When Rose Halpin accompanies her husband Alec on a business trip to the Middle East, she looks forward to 'a nice change' from the normal routine. Her holiday proves to be unexpectedly eventful. (.Wednesday's broadcast)


Unknown: Raymond Ragan Butler
Unknown: Rose Halpin

: Now Read On

A weekly programme about books and writers: introduced by KENNETH ALLSOP with JOHN BRAINE , PAT WILLIAMS


Introduced By: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: John Braine
Unknown: Pat Williams
Unknown: Edward Hyams

: Story Time: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by ANNE BRONTE abridged for radio in 10 instalments by NAN MACDONALD
5: Which Contains Further Disclosures from Helen's Diary Reader JULIET COOKE
Produced by TREVOR HILL


Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5050 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: The News

: Brothers in Law

by HENRY CECIL written and adapted for radio from the TV series by RICHARD WARING starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby Breach of Contract RICHARD WARING as Henry Blagrove
JOHN GLYN-JONES as Grimes ANN DAVIES as Sally Mannering JEAN ANDERSON as Mrs Thursby ANN WAY as Kitty Doyle
Other parts JOHN BENTLEY Guest stars:
Aimi Macdonald as Mandy Macleod and Richard Wattis as The Judge Produced by DAVID HATCH


Unknown: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Richard Waring
Unknown: Henry Blagrove
Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Unknown: Grimes Ann Davies
Unknown: Sally Mannering
Unknown: Jean Anderson
Unknown: Mrs Thursby
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Aimi MacDonald
Unknown: Mandy MacLeod
Unknown: Richard Wattis
Produced By: David Hatch

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? from Bristol
Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
If you wish to add your views to any of the subjects discussed in Any Questions' (Friday. 8.0 pm) send them as soon as possible to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR.


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Thicker than Water

An examination of family life by ANNE OWEN
Part 1: The Whole World Kin
The family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents (Edmund Leach , Reith Lecturer 1967)
The break-up of long-established communities where three- or four-generation families live in close daily contact has led to the isolation of young marrieds in anonymous housing estates.
Part 1 of this three-part documentary compares these two patterns of family life: Bristol and Birmingham on the one hand and the newer housing estates of Corby on the other. With comments by DR JOHN BOWLBV Of the Tavistock Clinic
PETER WILMOTT Of the Institute of Community Studies ALDERMAN MRS cox. Chairman of the Housing Committee, Birmingham City Council
J. J. ATKINSON, housing manager from Birmingham


Unknown: Edmund Leach
Unknown: Dr John Bowlbv

: Keeping the Computer Human

There are about 3.000 computers at work in Britain, yet installing a computer is very often less successful and more upsetting than many managers expect because they have not properly assessed the human problems.
BRIAN BLAKE visited an engineering works, a bank, and a mail-order house where managers and workers explained how together they had overcome some of the snags of going over to computers.
Produced by KEITH HlNDELL


Unknown: Brian Blake
Produced By: Keith Hlndell

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions, and news from the world of science and technology.
Each week PAUL VAUGHAN brings you the people whose achievements are changing your way of life
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Laurie John

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: From Sea to Shining Sea

The fourth of five talks by BBC correspondent ANTHONY WIGAN after a farewell tour of the United States


Unknown: Anthony Wigan

: A Book at Bedtime

The White Colt by DAVID ROOK read by PAUL ROGERS (3)


Read By: Paul Rogers

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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