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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


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 Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship
An outside broadcast unit visits John Ruskin School, Coniston
Guest speaker
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Ebward Patey
Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: It Takes All Sorts Matron

William Anderson , originally an engineer, is now in charge of Alneborough House in Cumberland, one of the few purpose-built homes in the country for severely handicapped young people.


Unknown: William Anderson

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1


Unknown: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 99; The Saviour died but rose again (BBC HB 497); Psalm 91, vv 1-13; Acts 9, vv 19-31; Ye servants of the Lord (BBC HB 372)

: Who Cares?

BARBARA MAUDE talks about her concern for the English environment.
Introduced by DAVID DUNHILL


Talks: Barbara Maude
Introduced By: David Dunhill
Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: For Schools

A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
27: The Overcoat - the man
(This programme should be tape-recorded)

: The Age of Swing

In a series of eight programmes David Gell examines the rise and decline of .the Big Bands, recalling the personalities associated with them 7: The Bands within the Bands Produced by JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: David Gell
Produced By: John Knight

: For Schools

Arabu by JAMES JOYCE and The Picnic by JOHN LOGAN (Listening and Writing)


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: John Logan

: Growing Up with Music

2: Darius Milhaud
A programme of readings and music selected by JOHN LADE
12.0 Announcements


Reader: Darius Milhaud
Reader: Frank Duncan
Unknown: John Lade

: You and Yours

Presented by Jeanine McMullen Today's features: Your Own Time
To kiss or not to kiss?: MARJORIE PROOPS looks at changing fashions in social embraces
Cheap Holidays - can prove expensive when multipfied by a family: TIM MATTHEWS looks into the possibilities
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 2


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Twenty Questions

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics introduced by William Hardcastle


Duced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Friend Dorothy by ELIZABETH HAY


Unknown: Elizabeth Hay

: For Schools

Let's Join In. Piccolo: part 2

: The Composer Plays

DENIS MATTHEWS introduces music played by Shostakovich 1


Introduces: Denis Matthews

: For Schools

The Allsort┊Box
" A new story by GWEN DUNN
(Stories and Rhymes 7-9) †


Story By: Gwen Dunn

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: Our West Ladyton Branch

By R. D. Wingfield
With Frederick Treves and Peter Pratt
West Ladvton is a quiet, peaceful town in Devon. Just the spot for a bank manager recovering from a mental breakdown. Why is it that events, and places, do not always turn out as expected?
Produced by Glyn Dearman


Writer: R. D. Winefield
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Carrington: Frederick Treves
Secretary: Kathleen Helme
Hedgeway: Lockwood West
Dunton: Sean Barrett
Fred: John Bryning
Hudson: Peter Pratt
Clewer: Fraser Kerr
Mary: Jim Simcox
Bert: Lewis Stringer

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Story Time The Ra Expeditions

by THOR HEYERDAHL translated by PATRICIA CRAMPTON adapted for radio in ten parts by NAN MACDONALD
8: The Last Great Storm
' A shining stretch of water moved slowly up to my waist and the cabin roof in front of my chest was submerged. Some seconds later Ra began to quake violently, while the vessel lay hard over into the wind, so hard that I had to hang on to the tiller of the rudder-oar in order not to skid down the slope and overboard with the water ...' Reader JOHN JUSTIN
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


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 Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Roger Cook

: Brain of Britain 1971

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Second Round: featuring each week three winners from the first round of the contest
MRS HILDA DAVIES (Glamorgan) farmer's wife
(Pembrokeshire) schoolmaster DAVID GERARD (Cardiganshire) senior lecturer
Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN. Produced by JOHN FAWCETT WILSON


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Frederick Nicholls
Unknown: David Gerard
Written By: John P. Wynn.
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday. 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

A selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Script by JEAN STROUD
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Script By: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by CHARLES CAUSLEY TIM KEIGWIN
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Village Hall, Crantock, Cornwall
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers' should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Tim Keigwin
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: The Prime Minister

Rt Hon Edward Heath, MP in conversation with Ian McIntyre about his first year romance and the major issues facing Britain.
(How the ejection result changed two MPs 'Lives: p3)
9.59 Weather


Guest: Edward Heath
Presenter: Ian McIntyre
Produced by: 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 interestinBritainthisweek.

: A Book at Bedtime

Bhowani Junction Read by GARAM GREEN as Patrick Taytor MtRtAMMARGOLYES as Victoria Jones (5)


Read By: Garam Green
Unknown: Patrick Taytor
Unknown: Victoria Jones

: Nightmirror

Chariette and Peter Mitchen Reeves with an entertainment forlateevening
Sketches, songs, music and' musing in random harmony Produced by JOHN BRIDGES


Unknown: Peter Mitchen Reeves
Produced By: John Bridges

: The Late News

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

: Closedown

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