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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme 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
7.50-8.8 Regional news, weather and programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News

and more of Today
(including Today in the South and West, and Regional Extra for the Midlands and E Anglia) E Anglia VHF: see Variations, below
8.40 Today's Papers

: The Chronicles of Bootle

Read by MARTIN MUNCASTER 4: A Boatload of Booties


Read By: Martin Muncaster

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools

: Man and Animals

Archives recordings introduced by TERRY GOMPERTZ f


Introduced By: Terry Gompertz

: For Schools

The Bible: How and Why
3: People in the Gospels (ii)
9.55 Movement and Music 1

: Daily Service

NEM p 102: Behold the amazing gift of love (BBC HB 484); Canticle 10: Isaiah 5, vv 11, 12, 18-25 (rsv); Now the green blade riseth (BBC HB 109)

: For Schools

(Deutsch fiir die Oberstaufe series)


Written By: Hubert Gaisbauer

: Musical Bridge

BBC Sound Archive recordings

: For Schools

Time and Tune
3: Toys and Games
Presented by JOHN CAMBURN Written by JOHN EDWARDS
11.20 Life on the Land by MARGERY MORRIS
Narrated by BARRY FOSTER (Man series)
11.40 North Downs - Pilgrim's Way
Compiled by PHILIP HOLLAND (Geography)


Presented By: John Camburn
Written By: John Edwards
Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Philip Holland

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
The Pangs of Parting: two doctors discuss mothers' reactions to children leaving home.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VHF: see Variations, col 2


Unknown: Joan Yorke

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
In the chair JACK LONGLAND
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by David Jessel


Introduced By: David Jessel

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Jeremy helps Mrs Gray by ELIZABETH ALLISTON


Unknown: Mrs Gray

: For Schools

Drummer Delaney's Sixpence by Keith Dewhurst
2.20 Poetry Corner Lets Pretend
2.30 Unos minutos nada mds
3.00 El senor Robinson, turista extraordinario
(For secondary school pupils in their third year of Spanish)
2.40 Learning about Life 3: Your Parents


Story writer: Keith Dewhurst
Producer: Richard Wortley
Writer: Robert P. Clarke
Presenter: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre Double Entry



Unknown: R. D. Wingfield

: Now Read On

: Story Time The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. WELLS abridged in ten parts by HOWARD JONES
2: The Dismissal of Parsons Parsons - one of Mr Polly 's bosom companions at the Port Burdock Drapery Bazaar, where Mr Polly labours as an apprentice in Gents' Outfitting - suddenly gets himself dismissed under circumstances of peculiar violence.


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: David Davis
Unknown: Parsons Parsons
Unknown: Mr Polly
Unknown: Mr Polly

: 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 David Jessel and Derek Cooper
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: David Jessel
Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Just a Minute

: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: 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! Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Light, Liberty, and Learning?

At the start of the academic year the spectre of violence and illiberalism hangs over our universities. In other parts of the world the situation is worse: the question is not whether universities can function as places of freedom and enlightenment, but whether they can function at all.
Robert McKenzie , himself a Professor at the London School of Economics, discusses the world-wide threat to academic freedom, and the implications for Britain, with university administrators in the United States and Western Europe. Produced by MARTIN cox


Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Produced By: Martin Cox

: New series Living and Loving

A series of programmes about love and the way people experience it in their lives.
1: David
The mother of an autistic child talks to LESLIE SMITH
Produced by RALPH ROLLS


Interviewee: The mother of an autistic child
Interviewer: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Ralph Rolls

: 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.
Produced by LAURIE JOHN
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Laurie John

: The World Tonight The News

Ian Mclntyre reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: The Older Generation

How do they fare in 1970? An enquiry by KEN SYKORA 4: Time to Enjoy yourself

: A Book at Bedtime

Oh, My Darling Daughter by ERIC MALPASS


Unknown: Eric Malpass
Read By: Prunella Scales

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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