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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 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
8 0 The News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and EAnglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREKJONES)
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
Men of Faith: Kagawa by ALEC MARTIN
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1


Unknown: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; The Son of God goes forth to war (BBC HB 2351; Psalm 34, vv 1-10; Galatians 5, v 22 to 6, v 10: Disposer supreme (BBC HB 226)

: Those Concerned

ROBERT AICKMANtalks about his concern for the use of waterways in Britain. introduced by DAVID DUNHILL


Unknown: Robert Aickmantalks
Introduced By: David Dunhill
Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: For Schools

A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
26: The Overcoat - weather
(This programme should be tape-recorded)


Music By: Albert Chatterley

: The Age of Swing

David Gell examines the rise and decline of the Big Bands, recalling the personalities associated with them 6 The Vocal Groups
Produced by JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: David Gell
Produced By: John Knight

: For Schools

Football Crazy: from 'The Penny World' by ARTHUR BARTON (Listening and Writing)


Unknown: Arthur Barton

: Growing Up with Music

1: Berlioz
First of three programmes of readings and music selected by JOHN LADE


Reader: Frank Duncan

: Announcements

: 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
Mongrel dogs or pedigrees - what would you choose? Jeanine McMullen talks to naturalist Phil Drabble about why it's sometimes good to have a mongrel.
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 5


Presenter: Ken Sykora
Talks: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Phil Drabble

: Twenty Questions

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 HardcasUe


Introduced By: William Hardcasue

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Peacock by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: For Schools

Let's Join In
Piccolo: part 1

: The Composer Plays

DENIS MATTHEWS introduces music played by Copland


Introduces: Denis Matthews

: For Schools

Bright Beads and Many Feathers
A California Indian tale retold by JANE LOUISE CURRY (Stories and Rhymes 7-9)


Unknown: Jane Louise Curry

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: No Love for Linda

' if I get this job perhaps Linda will be like her old self again.'
That old self was pretty far back. David: Very nearly ancient history! '
Produced by RONALD MASON


Unknown: Peter Russell
Produced By: Ronald Mason
Betty Jeffries: Gudrun Ure
David Jeffries: Rolf Lefebvre
Liz Holder: Petra Davies
Michael Holder: Peterpratt
Wally Stokes: Alan Dudley
Linda Jeffries: Margaret Robertson
Dr Bates: Wilfred Babbage
Det-Insp Hardacre: John Hollis
Det-Sgt Monk: Derek Seaton

: Any Answers?

: Story Time The Ra Expeditions

by THOR HEYERDAHL translated by PATRICIA CRAMPTON adapted for radio in ten parts by NAN MACDONALD
7: Bearded Men are Floating Westward across the Atlantic
' It was pleasant to lie completely relaxed and to gaze up at exactly the same view that seafarers and desert wanderers had gazed up at for thousands of years before us ...' Reader JOHN JUSTIN
Produced by BRIAN MILLER


Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Translated By: Patricia Crampton
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Reader: John Justin
Produced By: Brian Miller

: 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

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Second Round: featuring each week three winners from the first round of the contest 7: Scotland und Wales

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL OKEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Meryl Okeeffe

: Pick of the Week

NANCY wise makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research bv JEAN STROUD
Produced by Richard RURWOOD (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Produced By: Richard Rurwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RT HON RICHARD MARSH
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Thomlinson's Church of England Secondary School, Rothbury, Northumberland
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answersr should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: Richard Marsh
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Dame Irene Ward
Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: ' We've got hundreds of millions invested in Britain'

Presented by PETER JENKINS
Reactions from Henry Ford II to the strike in his British subsidiary reminded us how much of our industry is controlled from abroad.
How does this control operate in practice? Does the multinational corporation have freedom to transfer money and work across frontiers? Does it use its power to the advantage or detriment of the British economy?
With contributions from:
WALTER HAYES. Vice-President, Ford of Europe
SIR VAL DUNCAN, Chairman, Rio Tinto-Zinc
PETER TRIER , Director, Philips Industry
RT HON ANTHONY WEDGWOOD BENN , mp, former Minister of Technology
CLIVE JENKINS , General Secretary, ASTMS
CHARLES LEVINSON , General Secretary, International Federation of Chemical and General Workers' Unions
Produced by RICHARD KEEN


Presented By: Peter Jenkins
Unknown: Henry Ford
Unknown: Walter Hayes.
Unknown: Rio Tinto-Zinc
Unknown: Peter Trier
Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Unknown: Christopher Tugendhat
Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Charles Levinson
Produced By: Richard Keen

: Weather

: The World Tonight The News

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


Unknown: John Tusa

: 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 The Lost Domain

(Le Grand Mcaulnes) by ALAIN-FOURNIER translated by FRANK DAVISON abridged by ARTHUR BARTON Read by ROBERT EDDISON
Next Monday: part 1 of ' Bhowani Junction ' by John Masters


Translated By: Frank Davison
Abridged By: Arthur Barton
Read By: Robert Eddison
Produced By: Florence Akst
Unknown: John Masters

: Nightmirror

Charlotte and Peter Mitchell Reeves with an entertainment for late evening
Sketches, songs, music and musing in random harmony Produced by JOHN bridges


Unknown: Peter Mitchell Reeves
Produced By: John Bridges

: The Late News

preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends

: Closedown

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