The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Mania and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7 50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
Railways are a means of communication not only from one place to another but also from one person to another
In this series of five programmes Gerard Fiennes considers some of the hazards involved. Today he looks at contacts between the driver and the signalman in: Whistle and I'll come to you
Produced by DENYS GUEROULT
In a series of eight programmes David Gell examines the rise and decline of the Big Bands, recalling the personalities associated with them 2: The Band Leaders as Instrumentalists
Produced by JOHN KNIGHT
Jeanine McMullen presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
Free London?: NORMAN TOZER reports on entertaining places you can visit at not too great expense.
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 2
by ARTHUR SWINSON with John Collin
For many years zoologists had disputed the existence of a strange little animal called the waitoreke - until John Raynes arrived back from New Zealand with the body of an unidentified small mammal ...
Produced by BETTYDAVIES
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A spontaneous discussion by ANNE ALLEN , PAUL FOOT
PATRICK MOORE , MICHAEL PERTWEE Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Memorial Hall, Holsworthy, Devon
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pm)
Introduced by Keith Kyle
The refusal of President Nyerere of Tanzania to accept General Amin's military coup in Uganda has forced the three members of the East African Community into a painful reappraisal of their present position.
For ten years their railways, airlines, harbours, customs and inland revenue have been linked, and political federation has always been a recurrent possibility. Today there are stringent currency restrictions between Kenya. Tanzania, and Uganda, and experienced observers in all three countries believe that the future of the Community is precariously poised.
Produced by ALAN BURGESS
In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories. This week: The Tale of the Repertory Actor Written and told by Ray Cooney to DOUGLAS BLACKWELL and MARTIN FRIEND
Produced by DAVID HATCH
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