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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 DEREK JONES ) VHF East Analia; see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

Religious Service for Primary Schools

: My Kind of Country

Melvyn Bragg presents a per. sonal view of the Solway Plain. Produced by SHEILA ANDERSON
(First broadcast in the BBC World Service.


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: For Schools

Movement and Music (i)

: Daily Service

NEM p 76; Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481); Psalm 67; St John 18, vv 28-40: Lead us. Heavenly Father, lead us (BBC HB 307)


Unknown: St John

: For Schools

Christian Focus
2: Finding the Words. Pupils of a school in County Durham question THE RT REV i. T. RAMSEY, Bishop of Durham, about his work and his beliefs. Produced by DAVID LYTTLE
10.50 Outburst
A short play by MARIANNE COOK (Material for Assembly)
11.0 Time and Tune: Farms
Written by douglas COOMBES
11.20 Krishna's Family by MARGERY MORRIS
Presented by BARRY FOSTER Produced by DAVID LYTTLE (Man)
11.40 Los Angeles by Richard GILBERT. (Geography)


Produced By: David Lyttle
Play By: Marianne Cook
Written By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Margery Morris
Presented By: Barry Foster
Produced By: David Lyttle
Unknown: Richard Gilbert.

: You and Yours

Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Health and Welfare
Do we have to have chips with everything? JUNE ROSE has been investigating how easy it is to get low-calorie meals when eating out.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Many a Slip

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: Blue Rabbit goes shopping by ALICE CROSS

: For Schools

LivingLanguage. You'd Better Believe Him: BRIAN PATTEN presents his own poems
2.20 Poetry Corner
The Wise Old Owl


Unknown: Brian Patten

: How to Catch a Whale

MAXWELL KNIGHT describes how a school of whales disrupts the daily routine of people in the Faroe Islands.
(BBC Sound Archive recording)


Unknown: Faroe Islands.

: For Schools

The Growing Animal by PROFESSOR W. S. BULLOUGH
(Reproduction and Growth)


Unknown: Professor W. S. Bullough

: Now Read On

: Story Time The Four Feathers

by A. E. W. MASON abridged for radio in seven parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Disguised as an Arab, Harry Feversham has entered the captured town of Berber and recovered letters written by General Gordon .
3: Durrance Begins to See Reader DAVID MAHLOWE
Produced by HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Unknown: A. E. W. Mason
Unknown: Harry Feversham
Written By: General Gordon
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Rate
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Steve Rate

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

(Tuesdays broadcast)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
Produced by ROY HAYWARD (Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: Igor Stravinsky 1882-1971

The appetite that is aroused in me at the mere thought of putting in order musical elements that have attracted my attention is not at all a fortuitous thing like inspiration, but as habitual and periodic as a natural need
A portrait in words and music with and BLAIN FAIRMAN , LESLIE HERITAGE LEWIS STRINGER , SHEILA GRANT Written and narrated by JEREMY NOBLE
Produced by JANE GRAHAM
(Joss Ackland is in ' Captain Brassbound's Conversion' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)


Unknown: Blain Fairman
Unknown: Leslie Heritage
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Produced By: Jane Graham
Produced By: Joss Ackland
Stravinsky: Joss Ackland

: The Latchkey Children and Their Parents

Four London families talk to RITA DANDO about the routine of their lives. All the parents are at work. All the children do a lot of fending for themselves. How do these families manage? What could, or should, be done to help them?
In discussion, DR MIA KELLMER PRINGLE. Director of the National Children's Bureau, MRS ANTHEA HOLME, co-author of Working Mothers and Their Children, and GEORGE SCHNEIDERS , vice-chairman of the clothing manufacturers Federation of Great Britain.
In the chair MADGE HART
Produced by BARBARA CROWTHER (Shortened version of the broadcast in December 1970)


Unknown: Rita Dando
Unknown: Dr Mia Kellmer
Unknown: Mrs Anthea
Unknown: George Schneiders
Produced By: Barbara Crowther

: New Worlds

Meet the people whose research, discoveries and inventions are changing our way of life and our understanding of the world around us.
9.59 Weather


Produced By: Alistair Brown

: The World Tonight The News

John Tusa reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Read By: Michael Aldridge

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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