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
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
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
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.
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)
A spontaneous discussion by LORD MANCROFT SARA MORRISON
Chairman DAVID JACOBS
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
Lord Mancroft Sara
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
MARY PATTERSON, TGWU
DR MARGHERITA RENDEL , Institute of Education. London University BARONESS SEEAR, LSE
Produced by MARLENE PEASE
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