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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 in London and John Timpson in Luxembourg
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7 50-8.8 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 )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship Folk in Worship
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: It Takes All Sorts

The Wild Man of Borneo
Tom Harrisson talks to DEREK COOPER about his life and work.


Talks: Tom Harrisson
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: For Schools

The Tree: A Russian fantasy by WILLIAM MURPHY and IAN HUMPHRIS
Performed by the ORPINGTON JUNIOR SINGERS directed by Sheila Mossman
Produced by WILLIAM MURPHY (Music Workshop 1)


Unknown: William Murphy
Directed By: Sheila Mossman
Directed By: With Michael Wakeham
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM 15; A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41); Psalm 33. vv 13-21; Acts 11. vv 1-18; City of God (BBC HB 173)

: Those Concerned

Calling the Tune
DOUGLAS KENNEDY talks about his concern for the English Folk Song and Dance tradition Introduced by DAVID DUNHILL


Talks: Douglas Kennedy
Introduced By: David Dunhill
Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: For Schools

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


Music By: Albert Chatterley

: The Age of Swing

In the eighth and last programme of his series David Gell examines the rise and decline of the Big Bands and recalls the personalities associated with them.
8: The Bands of Today
Produced by JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: David Gell
Produced By: John Knight

: For Schools

Your Own Work
A selection of writing sent in by listeners to the series, compiled by JOHN KERRY
(Listening and Writing)


Unknown: John Kerry

: Growing Up with Music

3: Artur Schnabel
Last of three programmes of readings and music selected by JOHN LADE
12.0 Announcements


Reader: Artur Schnabel
Reader: Frank Duncan
Unknown: John Lade

: 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
To Horse, to Horse: JEANINE MCMt 'LLF.N enquires into the cult of horse-riding.
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Jeanine McMt

: 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 Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Jill and Dilly by WINIFRED HOLLOWAY


Unknown: Winifred Holloway

: For Schools

Let's Join In
Farmer Griggs's Boggart

: The Composer Plays

DENIS MATTHEWS introduces music played by Grainger, Debussy, Poulenc, Brahms, and Widor


Introduces: Denis Matthews

: For Schools

Finn's Fight at Tara
An Irish legend retold by LEILA DAVIES
(Stories and Rhymes 7-9)


Unknown: Leila Davies

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday:
Whisper Into My Good Ear by WILLIAM HANLEY : adapted for radio by WILLIAM ASH with Alfie Bass as Max and Alan Gifford as Charlie Charlie and Max, two shabbily dressed old men, sit in a public park watching the passers-by and gently reminiscing about life. To the casual onlooker they present a normal picture, but the two old men are sharing a secret so big that they can scarcely talk of it to each other. produced bv JOHN GIBSON
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: William Hanley
Radio By: William Ash
Unknown: Alfie Bass
Unknown: Alan Gifford
Unknown: Charlie Charlie
Unknown: John Gibson

: Any Answers?

: Story Time The Ra Expeditions

by THOR HEYERDAHL translated by PATRICIA CRAMPTON adapted for radio in ten parts by NAN MACDONALD
9: A New Beginning
' Strange apprehension! I awoke disturbed - clutched at my support - rolling and pitching and the rush of water! Was the voyage of the Ra not over? Could it have been just a bad dream that the stern section sank and we cut down the mast? '
Reader JOHN justin
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Translated By: Patricia Crampton
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
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

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Tom Bostock presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Tom Bostock

: Pick of the Week

A selection of items from 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 LORD MANCROFT SARA MORRISON
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Arts Theatre, Salisbury, Wiltshire
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Lord Mancroft Sara Morrison
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Analysis: Whatever Happened to Equal Pay?

Presented by Mary Goldrirg of The Economist
The Equal Pay Act 1970 has to be implemented before 31 December 1975. Will it really be? Many employers seem unaware of its provisions. Will a woman's job and opportunities be evaluated without prejudice and discrimination? How important is the principle to women themselves? Contributors include:
RT HON PAUL BRYAN , MP, Minister of State, Department of Employment and Productivity JOYCE BUTLER , MP
ANNE MACKIE , Unilever
VIOLET MOORE, Marks & Spencer Ltd
ALISON MUNRO , High Mistress, St Paul 's Girls' School, Hammersmith
DR MARGHERITA RENDEL , Institute of Education. London University BARONESS SEEAR, LSE
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Mary Goldrirg
Unknown: Paul Bryan
Unknown: Joyce Butler
Unknown: Anne MacKie
Unknown: Alison Munro
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Dr Margherita Rendel
Produced By: Marlene Pease

: 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 interest in Britain this week.

: A Book at Bedtime

Bhowani Junction by JOHN MASTERS


Read By: Miriam Margolyes

: 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

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

: Closedown

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