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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, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced by CLIVE CUNNINGHAM VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: It Takes All Sorts

Socia! Worker
Margaret Capener tells GAENOR THOMAS about her work in the multi-racial communities of Cardiff's Tiger Bay.
Produced by TELERI BEVAN


Unknown: Margaret Capener
Unknown: Gaenor Thomas
Produced By: Teleri Bevan

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1


Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 37; Hail to the Lord's Anointed (BBC HB 457); Psalm 98; Ezekiel 18, vv 1-4, 29-32 (jb); Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323)

: For Schools

Voix de France
14: L'enseignement de l'anglais en France
Compiled by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY (Sixth-form French)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
14: Pancakes and Valentines
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 Quest. Myself or Others by R. E. T. LAMB
11.20 The Dog that Bit People A story by James Thurber ; poems, 'Waiting for IT' and 'Cat and the Weather' by May Swenson, and ' Cats ' by A. J. Tessimond
(Listening and Writing)
11.40 Prospect
2000 AD - a world of plastic?
12.0 Announcements


Unknown: Raymond Escoffey
Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Story By: James Thurber
Unknown: A. J. Tessimond
Unknown: Keith McDowall

: You and Yours

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you Today's main feature: Your Own Time
Fact or Fancy?: DEREK COOPER contrasts holiday resorts as described in brochures and as shown in a guide for the trade. And other topical items too. South West VHF: see cot 2


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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 red rose handkerchief by WINIFRED DAWSON


Unknown: Winifred Dawson

: For Schools

Let's Join In. Henny-Penny: the traditional tale
2.20 You and Survival
4: The wisdom of the body Written by LEWIS JONES
Presented by PETER PACEY
2.40 The City Where No One Laughed
A new story by GWEN DUNN
Produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO (Stories and Rhymes: 7-9)


Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey
Story By: Gwen Dunn
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday:

The Sorrows of Ireland by HONOR TRACY with Alan Bennett and Patrick Magee
For many years Dick Fother gill, a producer, worked on Irish programmes, faithfully adhering to Policy. Falling a prey to Melancholia, he is allowed, just once, to express his own ideas - ably hampered by Sean Sweeney , an absentee patriot who volunteers to criticise and correct. and and Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON The Sorrows of Ireland ' won the Radio Writers' Award for the best feature of 1967


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Dick Fother
Unknown: Sean Sweeney
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Dick Fothergill: Alan Bennett
Sean Sweeney: Patrick Magee
Irish Singer: Beth Boyd
Nurse: Margaret Robertson
: Ian Thompson
Romans, Petronius and Lucullus: Geoffrey Wincott
Miss Ribbersniff, an English lady: Nancy Nevinson
Dr Doyle: Denis McCarthy
Lord Erne: Duncan McIntyre
Capt Boycott: Denys Hawthorne
Priest: Robert Mooney
Mickey O'Flaherty, a farmer: Harry Hutchinson
Mary his wife: Mary O'Farrell
Two English tourists. John and Diana: Denis Goacher
Two English tourists. John and Diana: Barbara Mitchell
Aphrodite, a Greek peasant: Nancy Nevinson
A German businessman: Geoffrey Wincott
Tomo, an Irish labourer: Harry Hutchinson

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column

: Story Time: Ivor

The biography of Ivor Novello (1893-1951) by W. MACQUEEN POPE abridged in nine episodes by DEREK PARKER
Read by JOHN PALMER 6: War Breaks Out
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: W. MacQueen
Unknown: Derek Parker
Read By: John Palmer
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. 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

: Brain of Britain 1971

3: South of England

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by ROBERT DOUGALL Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by LORD ROBENS. LORD KEARTON
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Public Hall,
Haslingden, Lancashire
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pm)


Unknown: Lord Greenwood Elaine Kellett
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: Sisterhood is Powerful

A view of the Women's Liberation Movement in America by Ian McIntyre.

"It's like a tribal drum. It's beating all over the country" (Betty Friedan)
"Women must in a sense commit suicide" (Ti-Grace Atkinson)
"Let it all hang out. Let it seem twitchy, cutty, dykey, frustrated... We are the women that men have warned US about" (Robin Morgan)
"It's crazy - next thing they'll want is equal time in the men's room" (Man in a New York bar)

(Friedan fighter: page 4)
(9.58 Weather)


Presenter: Ian McIntyre
Interviewee: Betty Friedan
Interviewee: Ti-Grace Atkinson
Interviewee: Robin Morgan
Producer: George Fischer

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based In London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: John Galsworthy
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: Week Ending ...

David Jason. Bill Wallis and Frank Abbott look back at the week's news and illustrate the funny side with NIGEL REES


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Frank Abbott
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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