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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
7.50-8.0 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, col
8.40 Today's Papers

: Maidens' Trip

Read by CECILE CHEVREAU (5) (Monday: parti of Man-eaters of Kumaon ' by Jim Corbett , read by Duncan Carse )


Read By: Cecile Chevreau
Unknown: Jim Corbett
Read By: Duncan Carse

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship introduced by RALPH ROLLS
9 25 Oats and Beans and Barley presented by GORDON REYNOLDS
(Music Box Treasury)
9.45 Music Workshop 1


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls
Presented By: Gordon Reynolds
Written By: Douglas Coombes

: Daily Service

NEM p 22; My Lord, my Life, my Love (BBC HB 330); Psalm
27 part 1; Isaiah 25, vv 1-9
(RSV); My God, accept my heart this day (BBC HB 356)

: For Schools

Voix de France
4: Cafés littéraires
Written by PAULE-ALlNE DENT (Sixth-form French)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY 4: The Wind
(This programme should be tape-recorded)

: It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life. Woman at the Helm
Dora Walker talks to ALEX GLASGOW about her life as skipper of a Whitby fishing coble,


Talks: Dora Walker

: For Schools

A Sense of Atmosphere
Ray JENKINS talks about writing plays, with scenes from his play Julian
(Listening and Writing)
11.49 Prospect
2000 AD: Tomorrow s roof
12.9 Announcements


Talks: Ray Jenkins

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
Our public libraries: we are told they are the best in the world. TIM MATTHEWS finds out what else the ratepayer gets for his money besides just books.
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Petticoat Line

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One

The News and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The train that didn'run by NINA STEANE

: For Schools

The Gingerbread Man: a traditional tale (Let's Join In)
2.20 Henri Cartier-Bresson
The great photographer's work and methods discussed by himself and others
(Art and Design)
2.40 Coyote Rescues the Sun
A folk tale of the Californian Indians. (Stories and Rhymes)


Unknown: Henri Cartier-Bresson

: Afternoon Theatre

From the Sixties: Chocky by JOHN WYNDHAM : adapted for radio by JOHN TYDEMAN with Eric Thompson
Matthew is 12, and a completely normal child. Suddenly he starts asking unusual questions and behaving oddly. It is then that his parents become aware of Chocky. Dennis Chattery JOHN BADDELEY himself and JACK DE manio Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN
A selection of the best 60-minute plays broadcast during the last decade.


Unknown: John Wyndham
Unknown: John Tydeman
Unknown: Eric Thompson
Produced By: John Tydeman
Matthew Gore: J Bennett
David Gore: Eric Thompson
Mary Gore: Sheila Grant
Alan Froome: Peter Baldwin
Roy Landis: Michael Spice
Sir William Thorne: Rolf Lefebvre
Dr Frost: Lockwood West

: 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


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Story Time

Donald Campbell , CBE The biography by ARTHUR KNOWLES and DOROTHY, LADY CAMPBELL abridged for radio in four parts by ALICK HAYES with extracts from the BBC Sound Archives
Reader PETER WHEELER 3: Frowns of Fortune


Unknown: Donald Campbell
Unknown: Arthur Knowles
Unknown: Alick Hayes
Reader: Peter Wheeler

: 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
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather, and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Race

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Question-masters JOHN ELLISON and TIM GUDGIN
First Round.
3: N Ireland
Portadown College (Girls) v Regent House School, Newtownards (Boys)
Questions set by ROY SMITH
Production assistant GERALDINE CHURCH


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Produced By: Martin Fisher

: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

Chosen from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days. Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Editor NANCY WISE
(Shortened version: Saturday,
4.30 pm)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by SIR JOHN HACKETT PETER HALL
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent. Canterbury (Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answersf to Any Answers?,
BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: Concorde

The Anglo-French Concorde project is the greatest technological operation in the world, after the American and Russian space programmes. To date it is costing about E730. million to develop, and if it goes into service it promises to revolutionise air travel all over the globe.
But will it go into service? This is the big question few can yet answer with certainty. Is it, in fact, an economical aircraft to fly? And does the growing body of ' environmental ' thinking make us question our faith in progress on all fronts? Finally, what is the nature of the Government's dilemma?
Produced by ROY HAYWARD and BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)
1.58 Weather


Produced By: Roy Hayward
Produced By: Brian Miller

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: More Power to the People

People are no longer content to be governed: they want to participate more closely in the decisions which affect them. How can their demands for greater participation be satisfied?
The final part of an enquiry by TREVOR SMITH
Produced by MARTIN cox


Unknown: Trevor Smith
Produced By: Martin Cox

: A Book at Bedtime

Oh, My Darling Daughter by ERIC MALPASS


Unknown: Eric Malpass
Read By: Prunella Scales

: Week Ending ...

Doug Fisher , David Jason and Frank Abbott look back at the week's news and illustrate the funny side with JOHN GABRIEL , NIGEL LAMBERT Script by PETER SPENCE


Unknown: Doug Fisher
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Frank Abbott
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Script By: Peter Spence
Produced By: Simon Brett
Produced By: David Hatch

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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