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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, including live reports from the Seventh Test at
Sydney, 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 Todav in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship Youth in Action
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life. The Outsider
Colin Wilson , the writer, talks to PEGGY ARCHER and confesses: I have always been a loner and would hate to be anything else.'


Unknown: Colin Wilson
Unknown: Peggy Archer

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1


Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 58; How lovely are thy dwellings fair (BBC HB 458); Psalm 119. part 3; St John 1. vv 29-40; Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286)

: For Schools

Voix de France
15: Le spleen au dix-neuvieme siècle. Written by ODETTE LHENRY (Sixth-form French)
10.50 A Curner for Mustc by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
15: Wheels within wheels
(This programme should be tape-recorded)
11.0 Quest
A Tunnel into Time
11.20 The Shell. Extract from The Railway Game, autobiography Of CLIFFORD DYMENT (Listening and Writing)
11.40 Prospect. 2000 AD-Leisure Compiled by ANTHONY SCHOOLING
12.0 Announcements


Written By: Odette Lhenry

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
Fashion in Dogs: STANLEY DAN-GERFIELD talks about breed popularity and changing taste. And other topical items too.


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Talks: Stanley Dan-Gerfield

: Petticoat Lino

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Sheila van Damm

: 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: Pottle Pig goes to School by NANCY NORTHCOTE


Unknown: Nancy Northcote

: For Schools

Let's Join In
A hamster, a hamster, all golden and white by ANN LOVELL
2.20 You and Survival
5: Nor any drop to drink Written by LEWIS JONES
Presented by PETER PACEY
2.40 The Man who rode a Tiger An Indian folk tale retold by ALAN C. JENKINS
Produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO (Stories and Rhymes: 7-9)


Unknown: Ann Lovell
Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey
Unknown: Alan C. Jenkins
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday:

The General bv c. S. FORESTER adapted by RICHARD WORTLEY and GRAEME KENT with Stephen Thorne and Jane Wenham
' I can'get used to this business of leading by telephone.' says Lieutenant-General Sir Herbert Curzon. His meteoric rise to Corps Commander is followed by crisis and climax at Passchendaele (1917).
Produced by Richard WORTLEY
Hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: S. Forester
Adapted By: Richard Wortley
Adapted By: Graeme Kent
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Jane Wenham
Unknown: Herbert Curzon.
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Newsboy: Nicholas Edmett
General Curzon: Stephen Thorne
Duke of Bude: William Fox
Duchess of Bude: Grizelda Hervey
Lady Emily: Jane Wenham
Coppinger Brown: Lockwood West
General Mackenzie: Duncan McIntyre
Mason: Alan Dudley
Webb: Michael Deacon
Captain Frobisher: Christopher Bidmead
Major Greven: Denys Hawthorne
Ladv Visitor: Freda Dowie
General Wayland-Leigh: Ralph Truman
Colonel Miller: Haydn Jones
Challis: Alexander John

: Any Answers?

In which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions/ Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Produced by ROY HAYWARD


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: 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 7: Into the Depths-
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

4: West of England

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 prn)


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 the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days.
Introduced by ROBERT DOUGALL Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

Produced by Michael BOWEN from the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, Essex
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol. BS8 2LR


Unknown: Russell Braddon.
Unknown: Hugh Scanlon
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: Transport on its own two feet?

A report by John Tusa London commuters' fares go up about 20 per cent next month. largely because the Government has withdrawn a £10-million subsidy. Another increase follows in 1972. Many rural bus services will close this year unless the Government and local authorities find subsidies. Railway services which lose money are also under review. More than four million rural dwellers are still without cars.
With reports from East Suffolk and the Manchester area and comment by PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER , recently Director-General of Economic Planning, Ministry of Transport: JOHN OSBORN , mp. Chairman. Conservative Transport Industries Committee; RT HON RICHARD MARSH , mp. Minister of Transport 1968-69.
Produced by RICHARD KEEN


Unknown: Professor Christopher Foster
Unknown: John Osborn
Unknown: Richard Marsh
Produced By: Richard Keen

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

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

: A Book at Bedtime

Appointment with Venus by JERRARD TICKELL


Unknown: Jerrard Tickell
Read By: Anthony Jacobs

: 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: David Hatch
Produced By: Simon Brett

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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